There was no fluid draining or any thing. Shop says it wasn't the tank straps. After doing some research I found out that Toyota has been dodging issues with their products for years. I have made several complaints to the dealership and they are constantly telling me it is ok and nothing is wrong. Most of which are highway miles with no towing ever.
I hit my wife's car in the rear bumper this week while I was following her. And for a souvenir we are left with a very expensive piece of scrap metal in the driveway. Dealer replaced defective rear differential under warranty. Look for error codes and reset the computer by disconnecting the battery. Misdiagnosed the problem 2-3 times.
The switch to change the setting from floor to mid chest area to front windshield does not work. The transmission quit at a highway intersection stop 140 miles from home in January, 2010. Dealer replaced entire driver's side front axle. Had I not responded with the action I took I would have shoved the polaris with 2 people into a very deep wash. Front seats are extremely uncomfortable On long trips.
Don't be fooled by some of the positive things that you hear. Tech found my rear seal on the transmission was leaking. The transmission has no lockup: First, check the shift solenoid valve. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. Toyota had made significant inroads into what was previously an American automaker dominated car segment, the pickup truck. Salmonator, Do you have a transmission dipstick in your engine bay? When the time comes to replace your transmission instead of a rebuilt one. Then, in the end of 2007 at mid-December, Toyota issued a significant recall on more than 15,000 of 2007 Tundras with 4x4 gearing.
When I come to a stop - there is a heavy bump like someone bumped the rear end. It bangs on acceleration and deceleration have had it to the dealers shop and they acknowledge the problem but won't fix it. Besides I considered this a safety issue because my transmission could have become disconnected and caused a wreck or worse. It had moved from the spot that I had placed it and rolled backwards, down a fairly steep grade, a distance of around 20 feet. I looked at it and it seemed ok not corroded like others reported. The vehicle will loose speed rapidly on a medium grade with no ability to accelerate.
By the time I got back to Casper Wyoming, the dash had numerous waves in it. This needs to get fixed before somebody gets seriously injured. I checked with some shops and a couple of dealers and they all said the same thing broken main shaft, factory defect weak main shaft. Again, refer to the method outlined above. I would consult with a Tundra mechanic on the correct procedure on type of tranny filter and amount of tranny fluid to use.
After 80 miles, nothing but problems with everything to include the warranty to comes it. All that was asked of mewas did I have the extended warranty. Now with the winter months, the water freezes and breaks off causing it to rattle when driving. I stopped because the polaris had stopped. It's more than Toyota has done for us.
When the vehicle was parked the contact noticed two plastic pieces that surround the gear shift were bent and had crumbled which made it difficult to place the gear shift in the desired gear. Just remember that if you tow, transmission services are recommended every 60,000 miles. Transmission was not the same, but extremely similar. The hot air that comes from the top of the dash cannot even melt snow or ice on the front windshield. Numerous times, bluetooth does not work, so hands free does not work.