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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
64,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Toyota Tundra brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Toyota Tundra Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 092002

Tundra 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles


Just like another consumer listed I too had a failed transmission. The cost to repair was around $3,100. A barely 4 yr old truck should not have lost a transmission already. We own a 1970 model chev P/U that has never had a transmission. The quality of Toyota has not stood up to the cost of the "better" manufactured vehicle. I am truly disapointed in the quality, one of the handles in the back has stripped out and is about to fall off, the back dirver's window lock has broken and flops in the wind when the window is open. I am also experiencing the very same brake shutter has other consumers and I just paid for a $450 brake job with new rotors and pads and still have the shutter. Now after reading these other reports I am concerned about reliability of my truck.

- Tipton, TN, USA

problem #1

Jun 062003

Tundra 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 34,000 miles
My Tundra is a 2001 and it has just under 36,000 miles. The brakes cause the front end to shake severely. I replaced the pads about a month ago but the problem seems to have gotten worse. I understand from other sites that the standard brake system for the Tundra is inadequate. I'll probably just get rid of the truck instead of fighting with the dealer to have it fixed. This really muddies the Toyota reputation for me. Guess I'll go back to europe to get my next vehicle.

- Edmond, OK, USA

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