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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,926 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2001 Toyota Tundra Owner Comments

problem #7

Apr 072013

Tundra 8-cyl

  • miles


The contact owns a 2001 Toyota Tundra. The contact stated that while attempting to brake, the vehicle accelerated abnormally and crashed into the read of another vehicle. The contact did not sustain any injuries. A police report was filed. The driver of the second vehicle was injured. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was unknown.

- Fair Oaks, CA, USA

problem #6

May 152013

Tundra 8-cyl

  • 170,000 miles
Vehicle accelerated to 80mph had to pull off roadway and shutdown ignition.

- Spring Grove, IL, USA

problem #5

Aug 092010


  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Toyota Tundra. The contact stated that the carburetor independently opened and caused the vehicle to accelerate backward. The contact attempted to depress the brakes but to no avail. The contact then crashed into a parked vehicle. The vehicle was towed to a local repair facility where repairs were made. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileage was 140,000.

- Gleen Ellen, CA, USA

problem #4

Nov 212009


  • 30,300 miles


Unintended acceleration while backing up out of a parking space on my mother's 2001 Toyota Tundra limited. The truck hit two parked vehicles in the parking lot. As a passenger I reached over to try to put the truck in neutral but that wasn't working so I turned off the ignition and we stopped. The second vehicle we hit, a Ford Expedition was forcefully moved over to the next parking spot due to the crash. 911 was called, fire dept and ambulance arrived but police did not show up due to their lack of staff and no injury/death.

- Clovis, CA, USA

problem #3

Apr 022006

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 79,184 miles
Faulty apps (accelerator pedal position sensor). Vehicle is designed with a combination of mechanical and drive by wire throttle body. When driving at freeway speeds with steady accelerator pressure, the truck felt as if the fuel cuts off and instantly started to coast. No input from gas pedal when depressed. Truck just idles. This can be extremely dangerous in traffic as there is no input from the accelerator.

- Tracy, CA, USA

problem #2

Oct 292005

Tundra 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I own a 2001 Toyota Tundra. It has just about 59,000 miles. When I use the brake to slow down or stop, the truck will stall in traffic. I will have to restart the truck and it will stall. I will try to start it again and I have to gun the engine and hold the brake pedal so as not to crash into something, and hope the truck will move. If I go about 300 feet and apply the brake again, it may stall. I have had it to the dealer 3 separate times for this and each time they tell me it is 'gunk' that needs to be cleaned, or a sticky throttle. Problem started in March 2005, again in July 2005 and now in Nov. The service performed is clean carbon build up in throttle body. Perform fuel induction. I am fearful that the truck will stall and I will be in an accident.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 302001

Tundra 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When driving in wet weather conditions at 40 mph, consumer was attempting to avoid a flooded area, when the consumer suddenly lost control of vehicle, upon impact of hitting an end post, the driver and passenger side air bags failed to deploy, driver sustained head and chest injuries. Consumer stated when trying to get over to avoid the flood, the vehicle rapidly accelerated on its own, consumer believes the cause of failure may have been the 2 tires on the passenger side may have come off the rims, causing loss of control of vehicle. Tire information (B.F. goodrich P265/70R16)

- Hanford, CA, USA

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