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4.6

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,248 miles

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2001 Toyota Tundra brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Toyota Tundra Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #13

Apr 052004

Tundra

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Front brakes/brakes are poorly designed/insufficient to handle the task of stopping the truck. Front brake rotor is warped from overheating. The truck vibrates badly when the brakes are applied, and pulls dangerously to the left. Toyota knows all this - it is in their tsb instructing dealers to replace/upgrade Tundra front brakes if still under warranty.

- Paradise Valley, AZ, USA

problem #12

Feb 232004

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Bad brakes, lost control of truck in wet weather, I was slowing down from 70 to 40 on a off ramp when my brakes began to shutter then the front brakes locked up, I was able to regain control after nearly hitting a car, I went to the shoulder and pumped the brakes and manged to slow down. Ive had this truck in the shop 3 times for brake repair to no avail.I've gotten to the point that I don't drive this truck in wet weather.even in dry conditions the truck shakes and shimmeys. When applying the brakes.

- Pulaski, TN, USA

problem #11

Nov 052003

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
2001 Toyota Tundra brakes shake excessively even after replacing them with new ones. Transmission makes a loud thump when going into overdrive.

- Mcminnville, TN, USA

problem #10

Oct 082003

Tundra 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The brakes on the 2000 to 2003 Toyota Tundra overheatthe rotors warp, and pads wear 3 times faster there is finally a tsb on the brakes they now have a new improved caliper.this should be a recall they try to get you through the warrenty period and turn there backs on you.there are many people with the same problem at 39,000 miles I need$ 1,500 of work and Toyota says to bad the vibration is so bad I dont want to drive it it is not safe for the road these calipers are a bad design.there is a new part # for the new type.also the rear brakes 2000-2001 the stare adjuster is a bad design and a tsb is out to fix please help.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #9

Dec 012001

Tundra

  • miles
I have a 2001 Toyota Tundra and have had constant problems with my brakes. There is strong vibration when using the brakes. I have had it "fixed" twice by Toyota and once by and independent mechanic and the problem comes back every time.there is a tsb on the truck but no recall. Toyota customers were not even informed of the tsb.

- Sun City, CA, USA

problem #8

Nov 152002

Tundra

  • miles
Vehicle would shutter severely when braking at 50 or more mph. Vehicle was taken to the dealer on several occasions and had the front rotors turned on two separate occasions. The problem kept recurring. Feel free to provide any further information concerning this issue.

- Clovis, CA, USA

problem #7

Jan 262002

Tundra 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

2001 Toyota Tundra brake problem. Severe shaking of vehicle do to brakes. Rotors feel warped. Gone through 4 sets of pads and resurfaced rotors 3 timesi N the last 2 years. Tech serve bulliten available but only for 36000/3yr im at 50000/but only 1 1/2... $2000 for the repairs and on top of that I spent quite a bit ofmoney already for the rotor resurfacing and brake pads. I was a Toyota fan until this....

- Huntington Bch, CA, USA

problem #6

Jun 242003

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,900 miles
I have a 2001 Toyota Tundra. I feel that the braking system is not what it should be. I have had the rotors turned and new brake shoes put on, but I am still experiencing a bad shake in the brakes.

- Lake Toxaway, NC, USA

problem #5

Sep 162002

(reported on)

Tundra

  • miles
Repeated brake problems with heavy vibration when stopping. Front rotors are inadequate for this vehicle.

- Squaw Valley, CA, USA

problem #4

Aug 282002

(reported on)

Tundra

  • miles
While vehicle was being driven extreme vibration occurred in front end.brake rotors prematurely wore out. Rotors have been resurfaced, and brakes have totally failed at times.problems has not been corrected. Dealer has determined that cause was brake fluid contamination.

- Valencia, CA, USA

problem #3

Jan 152002

Tundra

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Severe front disc vibration when brakes applied at around 45 mph.this was diagnosed by dealer as premature front rotor warping and repaired twice under warranty. Problem continues.Toyota of America has not issued a national recall campaign to once and for all permanently fix this issue through new product design/engineering.I recently discovered through an internet site called Tundra solutions.com that there are many more frustrated Tundra owners with this unresolved matter.please help us.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #2

Jan 012002

Tundra

  • miles
While driving at 65 mph vehicle started to shake, and when consumer tried to apply brakes, vehicle started to shake even more. Contacted dealer, and dealer noted that there was 9 faulty codes that have gone off.

- Holiday Island, AR, USA

problem #1

Jun 212001

Tundra

  • miles
From contact with other owners of this vehicle there seems to be a failure pattern with the brakes on this vehicle. The brake drums and rotors appear to be warping and requiring replacement after approximately 4000 miles of use. Toyota has issued tsb's to correct the problem but it does not appear to work from what other owners say. My son has the same vehicle and is on his third set of rotors with less than 15,000 miles on the truck. When I got my truck back with the new parts and applied the brakes on a long hill at 50 mph the vehicle went into a violent shaking motion and I thought control would be lost. It has not repeated this behavior but I question the safety of this vehicle.

- Marietta, GA, USA

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