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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,468 miles

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2003 Toyota Tundra seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2003 Toyota Tundra Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #55

Nov 052016

Tundra

  • 180,000 miles

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

Extreme rust area all around rear differential, pitting in metal, and also the spare wheel tire extreme rust.

- Pikesville, MD, USA

problem #54

May 252016

Tundra

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Tundra. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags); however, the parts were unavailable to perform the repairs. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall remedy. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Santa Fe, NM, USA

problem #53

Apr 022016

Tundra

  • 261,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Tundra. After the vehicle was started, the driver side air bag warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that an unknown part related to the steering wheel needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 261,000.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #52

Dec 012015

Tundra

  • miles

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

Takata recall. The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Tundra. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Louisburg, KS, USA

problem #51

Feb 152016

Tundra

  • 69,800 miles
Takata recall: The safety recall notice (remedy notice) from Toyota motor sales usa states that the repair will take approx. 2 hours. When scheduling the dealer requires two different visits. One to inspect and disassemble the airbag and then reassembles the airbag. The part is ordered. Another appointment is required to install the repaired airbag or part. There is no mention of two appointments being required to remedy the airbag. Contacting Toyota directly confirmed that dealers are informed that this remedy consumers to visit the dealers two times and ordering the part between visits. The Toyota representative confirmed that the safety recall notice does not correctly state the time or visits needed to remedy the airbag issue. This needs to be changed and the safety notice needs to correctly inform consumers of the requirement to visit a Toyota dealer two times for 2 or more hours each to remedy the issue.

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

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problem #50

Aug 042015

Tundra

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Tundra. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V285000 (air bags) and 05V254000 (air bags) and stated that the parts needed for the repairs were not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repairs. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Reno, NV, USA

problem #49

Sep 012015

Tundra

  • miles

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

Have gone to my local Toyota store informed them I received a letter for recall on air bag inflators. I was told they when they have the-part they will fix it's been probably 3 to 4 months since I've heard anything and I have gone to two different Toyota. When will this be resolved

- Spanaway, WA, USA

problem #48

Jun 082015

Tundra

  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Tundra. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags); however, the part for the recall was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect....updated 02/08/16

- Huntley, IL, USA

problem #47

Nov 022015

Tundra 8-cyl

  • miles
2003 Toyota Tundra. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle passenger airbag recall issues. The consumer was informed the parts were not available.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #46

May 132015

Tundra

  • miles
The recall notice is 5 1/2 months old. Toyota stresses that no one should occupy the passenger's seat. Toyota states that the parts are not yet available and they take no responsibility for anyone injured because of this defect. Multiple calls to the Toyota corporate office have yielded no help.

- Pine, CO, USA

problem #45

Jun 102014

Tundra

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Tundra. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V285000 (air bags) and 05V254000 (air bags); however, the parts to do the repairs were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repairs. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Updated 01/27/16

- Los Alamos, NM, USA

problem #44

Oct 082015

Tundra

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Tundra. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V285000 (air bags) and 05V254000 (air bags). The parts to do the repairs were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Maple Valley, WA, USA

problem #43

Sep 282015

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • 133,410 miles
Had safety recall performed on air bag, received car back and air bag light popped on. Prior to recall work, no light was on. Returned car 3 times for air bag light issue. I have car back but air bag light still on. Spoke with Toyota motor sales usa and they opened case # [xxx] it appears that what ever they replaced, it triggered air bag light. Work performed at pat lobb Toyota of mckinney Texas. www.patlobbtoyota.com. has there been reports of this occurring? service dept acted very coy when questioned. The customer service rep called me on 9/28/15 @ 3:55pm said he would call me within 1 hour and give me some answers. As of today at 11am, have not received a call back. Thank you for your time. This started in July 2015. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Frisco, TX, USA

problem #42

Oct 012015

Tundra

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Tundra. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #41

May 132015

Tundra

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Tundra. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V285000 (air bags) and 05V254000 (air bags); however, the part to do the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time to provide the part to do the repair. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Overland Park, KS, USA

problem #40

Sep 012014

Tundra

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Tundra. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Milford , NJ, USA

problem #39

Jan 172015

Tundra

  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Tundra. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 05V254000 (air bags) and 15V286000 (air bags); however, the parts to do the repair were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repairs. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 150,000.

- Junction City, OR, USA

problem #38

Aug 102015

Tundra

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Tundra. The contact stated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags) was received in August of 2015. After contacting the dealer on multiple occasions, the contact was informed that the parts needed to repair the vehicle were still not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be given. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Paris, KY, USA

problem #37

May 312015

Tundra

  • miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Tundra. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V285000 (air bags), however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Lansing, KS, USA

problem #36

Aug 312015

Tundra

  • 69,700 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Tundra. While the vehicle was parked, the contact noticed that the plate covering the air bag was melted. The failure recurred on one other occasion. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that the vehicle was not included in a recall. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 69,700.

- Columbia, SC, USA

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