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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,368 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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2002 Toyota Tundra brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Toyota Tundra Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 212004

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,341 miles


Vehicle has excessive vibration/shaking when braking, especially downhill, and most notably at speeds between 40-50 mph. Repair attempts have been made at 20,341 miles and 24,312 miles replacing calipers, rotors and drums, as well as attempts at resurfacing badly warped rotors/drums. Condition still exists at current mileage of 28,128 miles. Fear that this is a dangerous condition that will result in loss of handling, control, traction or may lead to an accident if brakes fail to stop the vehicle. As this also does not appear to be an isolated case, this condition is likely to affect vehicle reputation and (re-sale) value as well.

- Clinton, WA, USA

problem #4

Aug 082003

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,500 miles
Toyota Tundra 2001 and 2002 model years. Brakes: Front disc rotors and rear drums warp and are out of round. Causes moderate to severe vibrations when braking. Braking at highway speeds very dangerous due to severe vibrations and near loss of control.

- Acworth, GA, USA

problem #3

May 292003

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Experiencing a noticable shake in the front end when braking from 50-40 mph. This has been going on since I purchased the truck in Oct 2002. I have brought the truck to the dealer numerous times. They have replaced the front and rear rotors and drums without any luck.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #2

Dec 042001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When vehicle is fully loaded brakes will overheat when applied while going down a hill.also, automatic transmission will not go into correct gear, resulting in more excessive brake application.

- Boron, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 232002

Tundra 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When applying brakes vehicle pulsates, brake system has been replaced three times. Rotors are warped, and pads worn unevenly. Dealership is aware of problem. Consumer also states the rear drum rotors warped.

- Tijeras, NM, USA

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