Million Mile 2007 Toyota Tundra Keeps Trucking

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An update on an earlier story, Victor Sheppard has now over 1 million miles on his 2007 Tundra with only minor issues. Yes, minor issues.

Million Mile 2007 Toyota Tundra

One million miles and counting now for Victor Sheppard’s 2007 Toyota Tundra.

You may remember this story from October 2012 when the truck was shown at the Texas State Fair when it had 666,803 miles on it. Now, the truck has hit the maximum on the odometer at 999,999 and Sheppard is having to use one of the trip meters to keep track of additional mileage.

I interviewed Sheppard for this article on The gist is Sheppard is a hot shot driver delivering oil company supplies and other materials across the country. He is on the road a lot driving from Virginia to Texas to California. As well as heading up to North Dakota.

After all of these miles on the road, amazingly, he only has a few issues with the truck. First, there is a tiny tear on the headliner above the driver’s side. And the intermittent setting on the window wipers isn’t working like it should. Yes, those are the issues.

Besides oil changes and regular maintenance items, he hasn’t had to much in the way of major repair. He did say reverse went out on the transmission, yet it was able to be fixed. In fact, he said that was more his fault when he slid into a ditch. Not the truck’s fault.

All in all, I’d say he has gotten his value out of the truck and then some. He told me he doesn’t have any plans to sell it, but when he needs a new truck. He is for sure getting another Toyota.

Note: I apologize for being a little slow to deliver the update here with a variety of issues taking my attention.

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  1. ricqik says:

    Impressive feat but hwy miles isn’t that much of a strain for the engine. But good to know the 5.7 “can” hit 1million miles under the right conditions.

    • Tim Esterdahl says:

      A million miles is a MILLION miles. Hwy, city or whatever. I’m certainly not taking that away from him.


    • Hemi lol says:

      how can you downplay a MILLION miles?!?!? Seriously if hes a hot shot driver its been loaded many many times over long miles and mountains etc……

    • GoBig says:

      I’m going with Ricqik on this one. Sure it’s impressive to drive a million miles up and down the interstates, but not all miles are created equally.

      There is a reason Toyota brought the Tacoma Pro to Alaska to shoot the promo video; our roads and conditions are brutal.

      My ’85 Toyota truck as a 1/4 million on and off road Alaskan miles on the stock 22RE engine. I’m not sure I will live long enough to get to a million, I will keep you posted.

  2. Adam says:

    Toyota trucks are forever!

  3. Captain Critical 101 says:

    So, conventional or synthetic motor oil?
    Transfluid changes?

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