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In a Nutshell: Toyota Tundra Secondary Air Pump Failure
Initially dubbed as T150, the Toyota Tundra was launched by Toyota in June 1999 as a replacement to its T100 truck. The Toyota Tundra was the Japanese automaker\'s first full-size pickup truck. The meaning of its name conveys strength and ruggedness. The Toyota Tundra proved its brawn by a historic achievement.a stock Toyota Tundra towed the Endeavor space shuttle in 2012. However, Toyota Tundra owners have found that water intrusion in the secondary air pump causes the pumps to fail. Here you will understand this problem and find solutions for it.
Technical Service Bulletin
Many Toyota Tundra owners have found that water has somehow entered their pickup truck\'s air injection system. The water accumulates in the air injection pump assemblies, causing the pumps to fail and the check engine light to illuminate. Fixing this problem shouldn\'t put you in a bind though. Repairs for the air pump assemblies and air switching valves are covered by Toyota\'s Basic Warranty for three years or 36,000 miles.whichever occurs first. The California Emission Warranty also covers repairs for such parts for seven years or 70,000 miles.whichever occurs first. However, this warranty is only applicable to certain states and certain model year/engine type Toyota Tundra vehicles.
In Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) T-SB-0160-11, Toyota has issued a warranty extension for ten years or 150,000 miles from a Toyota Tundra\'s date of first use.whichever occurs first. This warranty extension covers Toyota Tundra pickup trucks from the 2007 to 2011 model years though. It is vital that all air pumps and the emission control valves be replaced if water or moisture is present in the air injection pumps and/or air switching valves. Failure to replace all parts may lead to comeback repairs. The TSB has been issued by Toyota to help dealers in the diagnosis and repair of the Toyota Tundra. Toyota has also offered to reimburse Toyota Tundra owners who have previously shelled out money.as much as $4,000 or even more.to have the air injection pumps repaired or replaced. To request for reimbursement, a copy of the repair order.which includes the reason for repair, proof of payment and proof of ownership.and customer name, address and telephone number(s) should be mailed to Toyota\'s Customer Experience Center in Torrance, California.
Owners of Toyota Tundras not covered by warranty can buy their own code scanner .which costs around $100.and clear the codes themselves.This do-it-your-own code clearing would take ten to fifteen minutes. Essentially, the air injection system is not important.it\'s simply a system Toyota has come up with to conform to EPA cold start emissions regulations. Moreover, it\'s just used for one to two minutes at car start-up. However, clearing codes offers no guarantee that a Toyota Tundra owner won\'t face the same code in the future.
It\'s a good thing that air injection system parts are relatively inexpensive. Toyota Tundra owners who have a knack for car repairs can opt to fix or clean the secondary air pumps of their pickup trucks on their own. This will save them a lot of money, albeit it would take time and effort on their part.