Just like any brand-new car in its first year of production, the 2022 Toyota Tundra has been riddled with problems. This is rare for Toyota since 99% of their cars are rated as a highly reliable car that will last forever. I even read a meme on the internet that said, “Toyota issues a recall on all 1999 Camrys due to being too reliable.”
What is the problem in question? Basically, a lot of owners have noticed that the weather striping on the outside of the rear windows has popped out of place. This doesn’t sound like a big problem however when you are doing 80mph on the freeway, having a little piece of plastic stick out of the side of your truck can become a pretty big problem. On Facebook’s 2022+ Toyota Tundra Owners group, Chris Hannegan posted a picture of his truck with the plastic seal hanging out.
Now theoretically, you could just push it back in. However just like your toy as a kid, that doesn’t always work. Remember when you tried to put 7 pieces of the same Lego piece together but as much as you pressed it, the piece wouldn’t stick together? That’s kind of the same issue here with the seal. Because it is only disconnected at one point, it’s not as easy as just popping back in place. Let’s take a look and see what other owners had to say.
Daniel Ducote commented saying, “Every single truck (Tundra) we get has this issue just had a capstone delivered today same issue.” I assume they have a dealership so it could be that this is a problem at scale.
William Charlton said, “It is a known problem. I am taking mine in at the 10,000-mile oil change. Some people on here have had them replaced and they were the same afterwards.” Now this is covered by the warranty if it needs to be replaced, however what most shops would do is either re-install the whole thing or use some sort of other method. This doesn’t affect the driving of the car and the mpg rating is minimally affected.
I hope to see all of these small and large problems corrected on the 2023 model year Tundras because even though not all of the trucks have these problems, it still affects the image of the truck. If you have a good Tundra it’s the best truck you’ll drive, but God forbid you get a Tundra with problems, it will change your perspective on the truck.
What do you think? Does your Tundra have this issue? Let us know in the comments below.
Image provided by Chris Hannegan
Harutiun Hareyan is reporting Toyota news at Torque News. His automotive interests and vast experience test-riding new cars give his stories a sense of authenticity and unique insights. Follow Harutiun on Twitter at @HareyanHarutiun for daily Toyota news.