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If Your 2022 Toyota Tundra is Delayed at The Port, It Might Be A Good Sign

A dealer shared why some 2022 Toyota Tundras take longer to get delivered to the lot than others. If this happens or happened to you, don’t fret. This is a sign of better quality.


According to tons of forums and groups, it takes on average 30 days for your dealership to get your 2022 Toyota Tundra after you have been set a build date. However, if you are one of the lucky, yes lucky ones to get your delivery delayed, it may be due to Toyota picking random models for a deep quality check. Now of course a lot of them slip through, that’s why we have wastegate issues and windows coming apart, however don’t frown that this is going to make your wait time longer.

On Facebook’s 2022+ Toyota Tundra Group, Ashley Pickett posted a screenshot of a text message she received from her dealer. In short, the dealer explained that the extra delay time from her build date was because of a hold up at the port.

This hold up was not for repairs or damage, rather a quality check. Toyota does these QCs so that they can catch problems in a batch of cars. According to the dealer, they do this for a lot of other models too like Camrys and Corollas.

If Your 2022 Toyota Tundra is Delayed at The Port, It Might Be A Good Sign

Now it turns out, that if you are one of the lucky few who’s Tundra gets checked, you are less likely to have any problems in the long run. Even though the 2022 Tundra is built in San Antonio, Toyota calls their distribution centers ports which is kind of misleading because I feel like a port would be like customs or inspections. Let’s take a look at what some other owners had to say.

Bryan Testa had the same thing happen to his Toyota Tundra. He said, “It lasted 4 weeks from mid-May to the 2nd week of June, but once it was on a truck, it was here in a week.” Now Testa did not specify whether he has had any problems since the QC delay but one this is for certain that if it passed the Toyota QC, it is a high chance that he won’t have any problems in the near future.

Chris Swiatlon’s Tundra was also held. He said, “Mine was at port for 91 days. But I also have not encountered one issue with it so far.” I guess these quality checks are not such a bad delay anyway. Not only do you get a special Toyota approval for a pretty “iffy” truck, but you also get the comfort of knowing that there is a less chance of your 2022 Toyota Tundra breaking down.

What do you think? Would you want your Tundra quality tested? Let us know in the comments below.

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.


Shamid Mathura (not verified)    June 26, 2022 - 7:58AM

At this time with the trucks costing so much more- the last you want to know it’s going to break. Most of all cost lots to repair, so it’s better be definitely delayed at the port for quality checks.
Thank you for sharing that, and I wish you God speed.

Randall Zook (not verified)    September 9, 2022 - 9:21AM

In reply to by Shamid Mathura (not verified)

My 2022 Platinum Tundra was held for 60 days at the port for Toyota's so called QC hold. I've had it for two weeks now and it's been back to the dealer twice already. The passenger door ambient LED lighting was not working, and the driver side door emblem is lifting at the leading edge. The dealer ordered the new badge and connected the LED connector inside the door panel never done at the factory. These QC holds are a bunch of BS in my opinion. The other issue was that my truck stalled in a parking lot and would not restart for 10 minutes. Just cranked and made a funny clicking sound. It finally started and displayed no check engine code so obviously the dealer is unable to troubleshoot the issue. They said that Toyota is aware of this issue and said that at least it is documented for my truck. I love my new Tundra and as long as these few bugs are worked out, I can live it not being perfect right from the start. Don't hold your breath thinking a QC hold is going to guarantee you won't have warranty repair issues.

Shamid Mathura (not verified)    July 13, 2022 - 4:24PM

my self as well are awaiting for my truck, its a 1794 model. and like wise I'll like not to have any problems with my truck as well.
so waiting a ;little longer for the truck is not a problem better safe then sorry!
Great job Toyota give us some thing to enjoy driving trouble free.
Thank you Shamid.

jon bull (not verified)    August 22, 2022 - 5:20PM

My Tundra Limited order date 3/12, build date July 8 is nowhere to be found. The original late july delivery date has long passed and no one can tell me anything about when, or where it is. Very frustrating, especially after Toyota N.A . made such a big automotive press deal about their "Project ETA" software rollout this Spring and early Summer. It not only does the system not work, but no one knows anything about it.