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: You're going to burn through a lot of dinosaurs while chugging around town, and any rear passengers you may have to carry are going to feel real cramped, but at the end of the day this is a solid truck.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,333 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.

2004 Toyota Tundra brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Toyota Tundra Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 012004

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles


The brakes on my 2004 Toyota Tundra double-cab do not work properly (and never have). When you press on the brake pedal, the brakes make a loud noise (not the typical anti-lock brake noise) and do not stop effectively. I've almost ran into cars in front of me. I took it to stevinson Toyota, but they said the brakes were fine. They weren't. I took it pep boys and they replaced the pads & turned the rotors. It is better, but still bad. I think I'll get rid of the truck. Someone is going to get hurt with this brake situation on the truck model.

- Littleton, CO, USA

problem #2

Jan 282007

Tundra 8-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
Rear bearing failure in 2004 Toyota Tundra, related parts ABS gear broke. Not able to control truck at a regular stop feels like truck wants to keep going. Also feels like the rear violently shifts. Number of vehicles with same problem are unknown. But is a ordinary thing according to local dealers!!!!!!!!!

- Savannah, GA, USA

problem #1

Apr 052005

Tundra 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While drivingthe vehicle skidded into the right lane. Driver applied the brakes and the pedal went to the floor. Driver was able to maintain control of the vehicle, and took vehicle to the dealer for inspection. However, mechanic insisted that the problem could not be duplicated.

- Turlock, CA, USA

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