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.
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.