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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,957 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Toyota Tundra Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 252015

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • 91,305 miles


The Toyota safety recall work done in 2012 to treated my vehicles frame to prevent rust perforation has failed. During nh state inspection areas where the frame had rusted through were identified. These areas had been treated under Toyota's guidance and at their expense. Due to frame rust perforation, and rust issues identified below my vehicle would not pass inspection. Toyota of portsmouth, where the initial recall work was initiated, and Toyota motor sales have both denied to remedy this situation. Many other 2001 Toyota Tundra owners were provided complete frame replacements. I was provided with a rust treatment that has failed to correct this safety issue. The state inspection was requested by me prior to spending $2,776 (and up to $5,000 or more if internal parts were damaged) to replace a rusted through and leaking rear differential case that could have seized up at highway speeds if I had not noticed the leak. This inspection also identified for the second time a rusted through and leaking exhaust manifolds (the left manifold was "starting" to leak on 09/16/2014 when the truck last passed inspection. I heard the ticking sound, characteristic of this leak, since the vehicle was under warranty and told it was normal. The body and bed of my truck was determined by a local body shop to be in good condition with minimal rust. This was determined by visual inspection and the condition of the lower portions of the doors which are frequently a trouble spot in states where road salt is used and the first locations where rust (body rot) appears. Toyota has failed to provide adequate corrosion protection on the frame and rear differential of my truck and created serious safety issues. The frame rust treatment Toyota used on my truck did not work. I do not understand why they have declined to remedy this situation. They have replaced many frames for others.

- Durham, NH, USA

problem #2

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 #1

Oct 072009


  • 88,567 miles
I took my 2001 Toyota Tundra to the mechanic because the exhaust system was getting noisy. When the mechanic had the car jacked up, he noted that the frame was extremely rusty on the driver's side in front of the back tire. It was actually almost rusted through. He said it looked like it could break at any minute and got away from the vehicle. I contacted the dealer where we purchased the truck who said I should drive it down for them to inspect it. I refused because of the safety issue nothing has been done at this point and the truck is still at the mechanics.

- Riegelsville, PA, USA

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