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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
141,692 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Toyota Tundra body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2001 Toyota Tundra Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #6

Jun 182011


  • 217,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Toyota Tundra. The contact stated that while driving approximately 45 mph, the spare tire became detached from the vehicle. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician advised the contact that the vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign id number: 09V444000 (structure) and the recall repair was performed however, the dealer would not cover the replacement of the cross member that held the spare tire in place. The approximate failure mileage was 217,000.

- Lansing, NC, USA

problem #5

May 202012


  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Toyota Tundra. The contact stated that there was corrosion and rust on the frame, rear axle and brake system. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign id number 09V444000 (structure: Frame and members: Underbody shields). The vehicle was taken to dealer where the contact was advised that the recall repairs could not be perfomred due to the state in which the vheicle was housed. The dealer then advised that there were no holes in the frame that would require immediate attention. The bumper, grill, hood and fender were replaced. The current and failure mileage was 90,000.

- Laredo , TX, USA

problem #4

Sep 142010


  • miles
Noticed oil in drive way looked under truck and notice my steering rack was leaking and stabilizer links were rusted off. Took to mechanic for repairs and he informed me my whole exhaust was rusted as well as the body. Took to a Toyota dealership back in 2009 for body rust recall and was told it was ok. I now no that was not true.

- La Crosse, WI, USA

problem #3

Jan 162012


  • 160,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Toyota Tundra. The contact made an appointment to have the vehicle repaired under the NHTSA campaign id number: 09V444000 (structure: Frame and members:under body shields) recall. The contact received a voice mail message from the dealer stating that the appointment was cancelled and they were unable to assist him at this time, without giving an explanation. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified and a complaint was filed. The approximate failure and current mileage was 160,000.

- Etna, OH, USA

problem #2

Feb 252010


  • 99,000 miles
The rear section of the frame is severely rusted. The floor of the truck box has several large holes that are rusted clear through the floor.

- Wellman, IA, USA

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problem #1

Oct 082009


  • 85,000 miles
2001 Toyota Tundra issues - after seeing the latest report on Tundra, I felt it was necessary to file a complaint. My truck has had numerous items crack on it starting around the 85K mile range. First the manifolds, then the leaf springs, leaking front calipers. We notified Toyota when all these issues happened because the repair costs were going to be 3,000. They sent us a check at one point for $500 to be used at the dealer. Now I am going to take my truck in for rust investigation because of the news report I saw this evening.

- Leominster, MA, USA

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