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2009 Tundra CrewMax Limited. JUNE 2009: with 2,100 miles on ODO, wiper motors failed in heavy Idaho downpour. Rain did not let up for next 7 days. 24 hours after total failure, and still in rain, wiper motors worked.

Rear sonar turns on any time there is moisture (rain, fog, snow) is present and truck is put in Reverse.

Driver's side window failed when fully down and truck was entering automatic carwash. (Not fun .:mad:) There was a very minor amount of mist coming from the wash bay.

Tail gate will not shut properly unless closed really hard. (Problem has been notorious since 2007s came out.)

FEB 2010: truck now has 4,200 miles on ODO. Calls to local dealer service(?) have fallen on deaf ears, even after describing the wiper/sonar/window issues as possibly being 'upstream' from the apparent point of failure; i.e., common denominator being electrical, and possible single source / location of all the failures. \

We have owned 2005/2007/2009 Tundras and have, until the 09, experienced 0 problems.

ANYONE EXPERIENCE MULTIPLE ELECTRICAL ISSUES WITHIN A SHORT PERIOD? As late as is the current date, we have yet to hear anything from Toyoda's minions about the gas pedal issue.

Appreciate any feedback.
 

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cant help you on alot of those. sounds like electrical gremlins. the sonar issue isnt that uncommon though, alot of people get false signals when the sensors have water drops, ice, mud covering them...aftermarket or factory.

the tailgate should be easy to adjust. mine isnt hard at all to close.
 

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When it's 20 or so below zero, after driving my truck out of the car wash, the sonar stays on the whole time I'm in reverse; I'm guessing water freezes on the surface of the sonar and gives a false reading. When I turn it on again the next day, it works as it should.

These sensors should be more "truck grade" (for lack of a better word) as they don't tolerate much moisture at all...especially moisture combined with bitterly cold temperatures. Its a minor inconvenience that I can live with given past issues.
 

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Why has it fallen on deaf hears at the dealer? They don't work, it's under warranty, they need to fix it. Simple, no?
 

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well the OP says calls to the service dept have fallen on deaf ears, if he's just calling he needs to take it in and let them fix it. of course they cant diagnose something over the phone. its not like he drives it anyway judging by the mileage so just take it in and drop it off and tell them to fix all the things on the list.
 

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In the 80's and 90's, we lived in both Plano and Carlsbad, and know the markets there quite well. Theirs is a highly competitive environment, which is not the case here in rural Montana. The truck will go to the 'local' (70-mi distant) dealer, of course, but past experience with the dealer gives pause for any positive expectations as to the results. The response from the service dept rep indicated something like "We don't see nothin' in the database." Our impression was that Toyota does not have robust problem escalation procedures (dealer reports to internal Level I/II/III support, etc) in place.

Our 4X4 TRD CrewMax Limited has low mileage, but is put to good use between May-Oct, hauling a loaded 5-ton Desert Fox toyhauler between 5-10k feet fly-fish lakes. The truck has E-rated tires, 2.5-in lifts, rear air bags, and a big Equal-i-zer hitch for levelling. My original post had hoped to flush out anyone who had encountered multiple electrical problems within a narrow window.
 
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