This is the maintenance schedule and service intervals for the 2022+ Toyota Tundra 3.5L V6 Twin Turbo. The Tundra is an American-made and designed full-size pickup truck built in San Antonio, Texas.
The Toyota Tundra has come in a number of engine configurations over the years. They all have overarchingly similar maintenance requirements, but different parts needed (e.g. air filters, spark plugs).
Below are the major engine variations for the Toyota Tundra:
- Toyota Tundra 4.0L V6 (2005-2014)
- Toyota Tundra 4.6L V8 (2010-2020)
- Toyota Tundra 5.7L V8 (2007-2021)
- Toyota Tundra 5.7L FFV (Flex Fuel) (2009-2019)
- Toyota Tundra 3.5L Twin Turbo V6 (V34A-FTS) (2022+)
- Toyota Tundra Hybrid V6 (2022+)
From model year 2022, Toyota discontinued the V8-powered Toyota Tundra in favour of a twin-turbo V6, including a variant in hybrid form.
The Hybrid Tundra is a “serial hybrid”, with the supplementary motor inline with the same engine as the standard non-Hybrid. Thus, maintenance is the same.
This post was originally published on April 1, 2022, but has since been considerably updated with more detail.
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Maintenance schedule for the Toyota Tundra 3.5L V6 Twin Turbo (2022+)
Below is the maintenance schedule for the 2022+ Toyota Tundra powered by a 3.5L twin-turbo V6 — hybrid or otherwise.
Like with most Toyota manuals, the booklet presents the maintenance schedule as a series of lists. It’s useful, but you don’t get a bird’s eye view.
Notes on the maintenance schedule:
- Follow the earlier of time-based or distance-based maintenance. E.g. the first maintenance happens at 5000 miles or 6 months.
- At the end of the schedule below, follow it in the same pattern. The booklet goes up to 120000 miles / 12 years, but it’s very repetitive.
- Some items are less frequent. They’re mentioned explicitly in a separate table below.
- There’s no specified break-in service for the Toyota Tundra other than the 5000 mile service. Toyota recommends driving gently during the breaking-in period (up to 1000 miles / 1600 km), but doesn’t mandate a specific service.
The items below may have a letter marked against them in the table that means you only need to perform the service if you have used the vehicle in a certain way.
- ✓ = Perform the service
- D: Perform the service if driving a lot on dirt roads or dusty roads.
- T: Perform the service when doing a lot of towing, using a car-top carrier, or loading the vehicle heavily.
- F: Perform the service if regularly driving below freezing temperatures (32 degrees F / 0 degrees celsius)
- L: Perform the service if doing lots of low-speed driving or idling, e.g. heavy traffic time, or driving as a police, taxi, or delivery vehicle.
|mi x 1000||5||10||15||20||25||30|
|Replace engine oil||D,T,F,L||✓||D,T,F,L||✓||D,T,F,L||✓|
|Replace oil filter||D,T,F,L||✓||D,T,F,L||✓||D,T,F,L||✓|
|Inspect ball joints / dust covers for looseness or damage. Replace if necessary.||D||D||✓||D||D||✓|
|Inspect drive shaft boots (4WD)||D||D||✓||D||D||✓|
|Inspect engine air filter||D||D||D||D||D||–|
|Replace engine air filter||–||–||–||–||–||✓|
|Inspect cabin air filter||–||–||✓||–||–||–|
|Replace cabin air filter||–||–||–||–||–||✓|
|Inspect steering gear||–||–||✓||–||–||–|
|Inspect steering linkage & boots||D||D||✓||D||D||✓|
|Re-torque propeller shaft bolt||D,T||D,T||✓||D,T||D,T||✓|
|Tighten nuts and bolts on chassis and body||D,T||D,T||D,T||D,T||D,T||D,T|
|Inspect brake lines and hoses for chafing, cracks, or damage. Replace if necessary||–||–||✓||–||–||✓|
|Inspect engine coolant|
(See below for replacement schedule)
|Inspect intercooler coolant|
(See below for replacement schedule)
|Inspect radiator and condenser||–||–||✓||–||–||✓|
|Inspect exhaust pipes and mountings||–||–||✓||–||–||✓|
|Inspect front differential oil (4WD)||–||–||✓||–||–||✓|
|Replace front differential oil (4WD)||–||–||T||–||–||T|
|Inspect rear differential oil||–||–||✓||–||–||✓|
|Replace rear differential oil||–||–||–||–||–||T|
|Inspect automatic transmission fluid cooler hoses and connections||–||–||–||–||–||✓|
|Inspect automatic transmission for signs of leakage||–||–||–||–||–||✓|
|Replace auto transmission fluid||–||–||–||–||–||–|
|Inspect transfer case oil||–||–||–||–||–||✓|
|Replace transfer case oil (4WD)||–||–||–||–||–||D,T|
|Inspect fuel lines and connections, tank band, and vapor vent system||–||–||–||–||–||✓|
|Inspect fuel tank cap gasket||–||–||–||–||–||✓|
|Inspect for leakage & fluid condition|
– Sealed transmissions
– Power steering
– Brake fluid
– Differential(s) and transfer case (4WD)
– Engine and inverter coolant
|Check wiper blades||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Check installation of driver’s floor mat||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Check brake pads / discs||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
Other infrequent maintenance for the 3.5L V6 Toyota Tundra
These items below need be done less frequently. In order to not have a very repetitive and hard-to-read maintenance schedule above, these are separated out below.
|Replace spark plugs||Every 40000 miles (c.f. previous gen V8, ever 120000 miles)|
|Replace auto transmission fluid (if towing, or loading vehicle heavily)||60000 miles / 6 years|
|Inspect drive belts for cracks, wear, or oiliness. Replace if necessary||First at 60000 miles / 6 years, then every 15000 miles / 1.5 years|
|Replace coolant (Toyota Genuine SLLC)||First at 100000 miles / 10 years, then every 50000 miles / 5 years|
|Replace intercooler coolant (Toyota Genuine SLLC)||First at 100000 miles / 10 years, then every 50000 miles / 5 years|
|Inspect vacuum pump for brake booster||120000 miles / 12 years|
About the Toyota Tundra 3.5L V6 Twin Turbo (2022+)
Toyota has been building its full-size pickup truck, the Toyota Tundra, for a long time. Even though Toyota is obviously a Japanese company, the Tundra is an American-designed and built pickup that’s exclusively for the American markets. (Other markets get Toyota diesel-powered trucks and SUVs, like the indomitable Hilux.)
For a long time, the Toyota Tundra was one of the last bastions of V8-powered trucks. But Toyota retired the previous gen V8 Tundra with its huge 5.7L engine in 2021, replacing it with the twin turbo 3.5L V6 of the 2022+ model.
But it’s still a Tundra through and through.
In terms of core specs, the new Tundra V6 Twin Turbo has even more impressive performance than the outgoing model.
Below are how they compare on some core specs relevant to a pickup truck:
|Spec||Pre-2021 5.7L V8||2022+ 3.5L V6 Twin Turbo|
|Peak power (bhp)||381 hp @ 5600 rpm||437 hp @ 5200 rpm|
|Peak torque (lb-ft)||401 ft-lb @ 3600 rpm||583 lb-ft @ 2400 rpm|
|Transmission||6-speed electronic||10-speed electronic|
|Weight CrewMax 5.5 (lbs)||5640-5670|
(Crewmax 4×4, 5.5 bed)
(CrewMax 4×4, 5.5 short bed)
|Towing capacity (CrewMax, lbs)||9800 lbs|
(CrewMax 4×4 TRD Pro, 5.5 short bed)
|1600 (CrewMax 4×4 TRD Pro)|
Note that in the above table, we chose to compare the CrewMax 4×4 with a 5.5 ft bed as just a baseline to compare apples to apples. You might get more or less of each of the specs with different configurations. But the above is directionally indicative.
The main thing you miss out on in the twin turbo is the fact that the motor already has forced induction. So you can’t slap on a blower like you might have with the V8; your choices will be limited to adding bigger superchargers, or replacing the turbo system with a supercharger.
But otherwise, the twin turbo V6 engine, despite the smaller engine capacity, gives nearly 1.5x the peak torque, at lower RPM, and with combined fuel economy that will get you 50% further per gallon. For anyone but V8 diehards (and that might be a lot of truck owners…), the V6 stacks up on numbers
In terms of maintenance, the 3.5L V6 Twin Turbo Toyota Tundra is very similar to other Toyotas. Oil services are every 10000 miles or 12 months, unless you drive it under harsh conditions most of the time — i.e. if you use it exclusively as a towing or off-road vehicle.
Most items are similarly long-term. You only replace the spark plugs every 40000 miles or 4 years. And most drivetrain components only need infrequent service, unless of course you drive on dusty roads, do a lot of towing, drive your Tundra at below freezing, and so on.
Reference — Manual Screenshots from the Toyota Tundra
The above maintenance guidelines came from the 2022 manual for the Toyota Tundra with the 3.5L Twin Turbo V6 engine, referencing the warranty and maintenance guide in particular.
Like for many Toyota vehicles, Toyota provides this maintenance schedule as a list of individual checklists at different mileages.
Screenshots are below for reference.
You can download Toyota manuals for US vehicles from Toyota’s website here.