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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
94,576 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 steering problems

steering problem

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2002 Toyota Tundra Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #4

Dec 222009


  • 81,500 miles


Steering vibrates excessively every time when braking the vehicle at speed greater than 40 miles per hour.

- Elk Grove, CA, USA

problem #3

Sep 112009


  • 181,307 miles
Parts failure due to excessive rust...power steering rack and coupling assy. Rear axle housing failure due to excessive rust. Power steering lines rusted out.2002 Tundra repair cost $3900 over 1 year period. ---last repair 11 Sep paper work on file at nassief Ford & Toyota jefferson, oh 44047--ph 4405761010.

- Austinburg, OH, USA

problem #2

Jan 062003


  • 30,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Toyota Tundra. While driving approximately 35 mph or greater, the vehicle and steering wheel vibrated excessively when the brake pedal was depressed. Suddenly, the front end began to shimmy without warning. The failure occurred while traveling at any speed. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection and they adjusted the rotors. The failure occurred seven more times without any resolution. The vehicle is currently being repaired. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 30,000 and current mileage was 110,000.

- Plympton, MA, USA

problem #1

Apr 292005

Tundra 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles
Regarding 2002 seqouia. Since seqouia not an option, chose Tundra as it was closest to vehicle type. Driving on freeway at speed limit, then car felt as if veering off to the left, it was hard keeping steering wheel straight and then I noticed that the trac off and vsc lights went on. It was a clear day, fairly smooth surface in the center lane, when this incident occurred. Had to pull of freeway and turn off vehicle and then restart to reset the car. This is the only way the lights will turn off and the car will steer normally. This is not the first time it has happened, this has happened a several times in the past few months.

- Castaic, CA, USA

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