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Many 4th generation V8 owners are starting to experience problems with the emissions components. I just recently got diagnosed with the same issues that Toyota has done a recall campaign on (Tundras/Sequoias). Toyota wants $4k to fix the stuff ($3k in parts). I basically got the cold shoulder and offered $300 for parts like "floormats". I'm trying to bring this to the attention of Toyota corporate so if you help me that would be awesome.

Tundra and Sequoia $4000 Air Injection System Problem | Tundra Headquarters Blog

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A TSB is a diagnostic tool no any kind of implied warranty, recall notice, etc etc etc.


They are used for diagnosing either a common and easy to over look issue or an uncommon and difficult to diagnose issue. That is all. Basically if a tech gets a code Pxxx then he first checks TSBs for that particular code. IF there are any they will check those items first. If there arent any or the TSB items check out then they move on and check other causes the old fashioned way.

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Does this apply to Landcruisers and LX470s with the V8?
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A TSB is a diagnostic tool no any kind of implied warranty, recall notice, etc etc etc.


They are used for diagnosing either a common and easy to over look issue or an uncommon and difficult to diagnose issue. That is all. Basically if a tech gets a code Pxxx then he first checks TSBs for that particular code. IF there are any they will check those items first. If there arent any or the TSB items check out then they move on and check other causes the old fashioned way.
I'm well aware of what a TSB is but did you not even read my above post? Toyota already extended/replaced parts on the Tundra/Sequoia.

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I'm not sure how it applies to the LC/470s. I do know the 4runner and the GX470 are pretty much similar regarding drivetrain so they probably have the same issue.

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hmmm no thanks. Shit breaks sometimes. Most are bitching about 2005 vehicles in your link. Its almost a 8 year old effing car. At some point, you need to acknowledge who actually owns it.
Here's a hint:It's not Toyota, it's your car, pay the bill or don't fix it.

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hmmm no thanks. Shit breaks sometimes. Most are bitching about 2005 vehicles in your link. Its almost a 8 year old effing car. At some point, you need to acknowledge who actually owns it.
Here's a hint:It's not Toyota, it's your car, pay the bill or don't fix it.
If they didnt fess up to it and didnt fix it on the tundras and sequioas I would pay. I know stuff falls apart, that is a given. My complaint isnt about that, its about cherry picking who to help and who not to help. They should have not helped anybody then....

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So how exactly does this part(s) fail? Has anyone developed an aftermarket solution?

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So how exactly does this part(s) fail? Has anyone developed an aftermarket solution?
Condensation accumulates insides the part and it basically seizes. There is no aftermarket solution. Honestly, if emission didn't matter I would just yank it out and run it straight through but that is not an option. The parts only kicks in when its cold so its almost never here in Houston....

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Can it not be disassembled, cleaned and lubricated?

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This being said, with my mileage/age if I had purchased this car in CA, it would still be covered by their state warranty...so there is an inherent problem with it.

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