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3.7

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,500 miles

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2002 Toyota Tundra wheels / hubs problems

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2002 Toyota Tundra Owner Comments

problem #7

Jun 122015

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • 160,000 miles

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

I was driving down the street and the spare tire fell off. It actually caused the truck to bounce up slightly. Luckily the tire did not contact any other vehicles. Thing to note: My truck was part of the frame corrosion recall issued by Toyota. At the time, they did not replace the frame but only covered the rust with some coating. That did not stop nor slow the rust. The "band aid" they used was insufficient at solving the problem, it only covered it temporarily.

- West Liberty, OH, USA

problem #6

Sep 232008

Tundra

  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Toyota Tundra. After taking the vehicle to the dealer to be repaired for the ball joint recall, the vehicle began pulling to the right while driving between 25-65 mph. The dealer stated that the tires were the cause of the failure. The failure mileage was 75,000.

- Buneabista, VA, USA

problem #5

Apr 062007

Tundra

  • miles
Below you will read my complaint to Michelin about the quality. The sidewall blew completely off the rim while traveling at a legal speed of 70 mph. This should not happen with a premium tire made by the above company. It only had a puncture which caused it to lose air. This was verified by the dealer of discount tire in Santa Fe. He did tell me that now tires fail immediately when they lose pressure and blow apart. This should not happen! you should at least be able to slow the car down to examine the tire. With this happening, they are exempt from replacing the tire as a failure and get away with selling you a new tire pro rated!! how convenient!! these tires will kill someone if they haven't already. See below my response to Michelin and discount tire. It had half it's tread left!! ok.............so I am under the 6 year limit and the tire did have a puncture as told to me by the selling manager. The fact that the tire blew apart signifies to me that it was a defective tire. I have had many flats in my 66 years and never saw a tire come apart like this one. By the way, it was in a matter of seconds. I have attached photos of the tire for you to see and I will contact the dealer to see what he has to say. I can tell you this..............if this is the best explanation you have for a premium tire, I will not put another set of you tires on any of my vehicles. I will also do my best to inform the general public of your policies. I would expect more from a company that I have had a long standing relationship. Too bad...........I see it as a sign of the times!!

- Santa Fe, NM, USA

problem #4

Jul 012002

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,000 miles

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

I have had multiple problems with my 2002 Tundra trd 4WD. I have had it in more than 4 times for the brakes vibrating/pulsating and looks like I will be taking it in again as they are starting to vibrate again!! reno Toyota has always done all the maintenance on it and keep trying to say it is my fault the brakes are bad and the rotors are warping. They replaced the rear axles a couple of months ago but I had to pay the $50 deductible. They also had to install a gasket on the crossover for the engine coolant as the factory never installed it. The ac doesn't get cool enough to cool the interior. Whistling noise but don't know where it is coming from...sounds like coming from side mirrors"?" I replace the wheels recently because of vibration because the wheels were warped. Always have excessive brake dust on front wheels. Transmission feels and sounds like it is slipping all the time. Rough idle after warm up. I bought it new in July 2002 and now have 69400 miles on it. Most of which are highway miles with no towing ever...no heavy hauling ever. Am too afraid to drive it off-road because of all the brake problems...Nevada=mountains=cliffs=death...I am not ready to risk my life or my grandchildren so will not even let me ride with me anywhere.

- Sparks, NV, USA

problem #3

Jun 022004

Tundra

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer stated tire pressure sticker provided wrong information. It indicated the following: 26 psi at the front tires, and 29 psi on the rear tires. At 26 psi the tire experienced tread separation, consumer already replaced two front tires.

- Richmond, VA, USA

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problem #2

Jul 202002

Tundra

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles
Consumer states when driving in the rain the tire will not channel water out correctly, so tires can stay on the road. They are experiencing severe hydroplane. Contacted dealer/manufacturer, they were of no help to consumer. Size P275/55 R18. Dot# B715fmwx1902.orginal tires.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #1

Jan 302002

Tundra

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer noticed the right front Bridgestone, #P265/70R16, dot#7X72pdd3301, tire had a crack, the tire had only been used for three months, had contacted dealer, but Firestone nor Toyota would take responsibility for the defective tire, consumer is requesting Toyota to replace the defective tire. Toyota, Tundra, 2002.

- San Jose, CA, USA

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