Adam refers to weather stripping on the rear passenger window that’s not seated properly, a tremendous gap between the right and middle section of the rear bumper, and a slightly misaligned body panel. Later on, the owner found a few more issues that are pretty distasteful for a Toyota.
The one-month ownership update includes a rear seat that doesn’t latch down after Adam lifted it to access the storage area, a windshield that may not be sealed properly in one spot due to the wind noise that enters the cabin, a rear-seat seatbelt detector that goes off despite nobody sitting back there, a slight play in the steering wheel, and steering wheel controls that pop out of place. Worse still, the auto-braking system has activated a few times driving down an incline, most probably mistaking it for a wall.
A diehard Toyota loyalist with three 4Runners and a Tundra under his belt, Adam’s plan was to keep his all-new Tundra for a few years. But given the aforementioned issues, “I will be likely looking to trade in on it.”
Adam is currently interested in a 2020 to 2021 TRD Pro, which is only available with a free-breathing V8 engine as opposed to the current generation’s twin-turbo V6 powertrains. On that note, Adam is encouraging fellow Tundra enthusiasts to wait until Toyota fixes these build quality-related kinks before putting a deposit down on the all-new Tundra.