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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,118 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2002 Toyota Tundra Owner Comments

problem #11

Dec 012014

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • 71,000 miles

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

Cruising at 50 mph suddenly vehicle accelerator stops functioning and truck coasts slowly to side of road. Engine seems to be running normally, but no acceleration at all. In heavy traffic this could be very dangerous.

- Prince Frederick, MD, USA

problem #10

Jul 132014

Tundra 8-cyl

  • 155,000 miles
When attempting to put the truck in gear to leave a gas station the entire shifter mechanism broke off at the mount within the steering column. After 1 google search it shows this is very common with my Tundra truck (many postings and complaints-issues). I was in a pickle to move my vehicle and was not safe in doing so.

- Alameda, CA, USA

problem #9

Jun 152014

Tundra 8-cyl

  • 135,800 miles
While accelerating from a turn, I heard a sound from the rear of the vehicle. Upon investigating the noise, I found the rear strap that secures the gas tank to the frame had rusted through. The gas tank was left hanging by only the front strap. What happens if a gas tank falls off a vehicle?

- Cumming, IA, USA

problem #8

Dec 012010

Tundra

  • miles

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

2002 Toyota Tundra. Consumer writes regarding problems with acceleration the consumer stated as he prepared to pull away from a side street onto a major roadway, he removed his foot from the brake and pressed the accelerator. The vehicle moved forward at what he considered idle speed, but did not respond to him pressing the accelerator. The consumer pressed the accelerator repeatedly, but the vehicle did not respond. He then observed the check engine light had illuminated. The consumer took the vehicle to his mechanic who informed him, the accelerator electronic relay switch was bad. The cost to replace the switch was $500. The consumer paid for the repairs. However, months later as the consumer prepared to exit a side street to make a left turn onto a major roadway, he experienced the same failure. The consumer returned to his mechanic and was informed the same relay switch was bad. The dealer would only warrant the part if the throttle body was replaced as well. The dealer stated a defective throttle body could cause the relay switch to burn out. The relay switch and throttle body were replaced at a cost of $ $1000.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #7

Feb 092010

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Toyota Tundra. While stopped with the vehicle shifted into park, the engine began to rev loudly momentarily before stopping. The failure occurred approximately 20 times while shifted into park or stopped with a foot on the brake pedal. The vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed. The failure mileage was 15,000 and the current mileage was 26,000. Updated 3/22/11 updated 05/05/11

- Coventry, RI, USA

problem #6

May 032010

Tundra

  • 89,000 miles
Today I was cruising along at 50mph and my truck (2002 Toyota Tundra V8) felt as if the fuel cut out. I let off the throttle and got back into it and the response was very slow. Then there was no response at all as I coasted to a stop. The truck idled, but no response to the accelerator. This problem has occurred twice in the last week. Toyota troubleshooting code says it is a faulty accelerator pedal position sensor. They want $500 to fix.

- Beaverton, OR, USA

problem #5

Feb 182010

Tundra 8-cyl

  • 110,000 miles

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

I was driving in a large parking lot at a speed not more than a walk. I took my foot off the brake pedal and touched the accelerator pedal and the truck surged forward hard enough that the three people in the truck were thrown back against their seats. I immediately braked and the truck came to a stop without further incident. The acceleration was sudden and violent, and the only reason an accident did not occur was that there were no other vehicles or pedestrians in front of the truck when the incident occurred. The truck is a Toyota 2002 Tundra with the V-8 engine.

- Bella Vista, AR, USA

problem #4

Nov 152009

Tundra

  • miles
Cruise control won't shut off at braking. Vehicle suddenly accelerated when brake pedal is released.

- Brule, WI, USA

problem #3

Feb 022005

Tundra 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 111,000 miles
While driving 70 mph, the transmission stalled. The vehicle was towed. Dealership repaired the problem. The driver heard and felt a loud bump in the rear of the vehicle. The engine continued to run but the vehicle would not move when the consumer applied the gas pedal. There was rear end grease leaking from the right side rear showing on the wheel and tire. The mechanic stated that there was no connection between the rear brake, rear end leaking grease, the drive shaft and the failure of the transmission. The brakes were a major problem, the cruise control never kept speed or smooth, the left lower front ball joint had a catastrophic failure that caused the entire wheel, brake line and all essential components on the left side of the vehicle to come loose. The consumer requested reimbursement. The brakes were a problem on the vehicle, and the drums were replaced.

- Forestburg, TX, USA

problem #2

Sep 042002

Tundra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,500 miles
Toyota Camry 2002 model; problem observed 6 months after I bought the brand new car; brake problem? car accelerates. Reported to the dealer and then to the company; nothing has been done. I told them "I am scared to death to drive this car because sometimes I cannot stop the car".

- Natick, MA, USA

problem #1

Aug 092002

Tundra

  • miles
Vehicle was parked on a hill with engine on when suddenly vehicle started to roll forward into a house. Cause unknown.

- Woodland Hills, CA, USA

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