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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
87,728 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 fuel system problems

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2001 Toyota Tundra Owner Comments

problem #7

Aug 162014

Tundra 8-cyl

  • 206,618 miles


Truck was parked in the drive when I noticed that a strap was dangling and what looked to be the tank was hanging a little low. After checking under-neath the truck I found that the one of the straps had broken, rusted at the bolt site and was no longer holding the tank up.

- Boiling Springs, SC, USA

problem #6

Aug 152012


  • 75,000 miles
The vehicle was recalled for corrosion, frame.cross member and gas tank straps were replaced in August 2012 03/16/2014 the gas tank leaked approx. 15 gallons of gas in my attached garage the gas tank was perforated in three spot underneath the new tank straps this vehicle has 85000 miles on it and I believe this issue could have been resolved without endangering people in this manner. Also now the rear differential housing is corroded so bad it is leaking gear oil in several places and I am afraid of catastrophic failure.

- Corydon, IN, USA

problem #5

Apr 112012

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
I sent in my Toyota Tundra for a safety recall the ssc 90-M recall and the dealership did nothing but spray crc over the rust when I brought it to there attention that the fuel straps were not changed or the spare tire that has previously dislodged from the vehicle was still in the bed of the truck they said it is not our problem. What action can I take on this?

- Quinton, NJ, USA

problem #4

Jan 012006


  • 40,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Toyota Tundra. The contact stated that the underside of the vehicle was completely corroded. The contact also mentioned that the fuel tank was corroded and as a result, there was a fuel leak. In addition, the rear differential housing was also affected. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who replaced the differential housing and the fuel tank in order to remedy the failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure persisted. The failure mileage was 40,000 and the current mileage was 98,000.

- Voluntown, CT, USA

problem #3

Nov 032010

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • 156,800 miles
I had a strong gasoline odor while in the vehicle. I put the truck in park, got out while the vehicle was running and noticed a fuel mist and fuel streaming down the fuel tank to the ground. When I shut off the truck, the stream slowed to a drip and then stopped. Fuel had sprayed under the frame and onto the exhaust pipe, luckily it did not ignite. This occurred within the same day. Toyota found that the main fuel line coming out of the fuel tank had failed with a pin hole forming. P/N 77209-0C010 (tube sub-assy, fuel). It is a rubber fuel line. Toyota dropped the fuel tank in order to change the fuel line. It was not covered under the corrosion recall since it was a rubber fuel line. I feel there should be a recall, it could have turned out to be a total loss of the vehicle and possible life had the fuel stream ignited.

- Leesburg, VA, USA

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problem #2

Sep 302009


  • 68,676 miles
Excessive rust problems impacted the gas tank and securing straps under my 2001 Toyota Tundra. The corrosion created small pinholes in the tanks, resulting in gas leakage and required the tank and straps to be replaced.

- Owings, MD, USA

problem #1

Sep 302009


  • 67,000 miles
Gas tank had to be replaced due to severe corrosion. The tank was leaking fuel prior to replacement. The Toyota dealer stated the entire undercarriage was extremely rusted.

- Owings, MD, USA

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