Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: A dependable pickup option that does have a slight history of frame corrosion. Even though mud looks cool on a truck, it's best if you run this through the car wash every now and again.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,500 miles

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2003 Toyota Tundra brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Toyota Tundra Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 012004

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,500 miles


The consumer complained about a brake problem. At first the front brakes caused the vehicle to shutter when they were applied. Then the brakes faded out, causing the vehicle to not stop in time. The consumer felt that the weight of the vehicle was too much for the brakes. The consumer found that the problem was due to the brakes wearing out too quickly. The front brakes have been replaced once under warranty. Also, the rotors and pads were replaced. The problem first started in June 2004 and at 15,000-20,000 miles. The problem almost caused several accidents. The manufacturer issued five technical service bulletins (tsb) for the front brakes. They had a brake upgrade available for the vehicle. They refused to fix the vehicle under warranty. (11/15/05)

- Melrose, FL, USA

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