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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,583 miles

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2004 Toyota Tundra drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2004 Toyota Tundra Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 112012

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,166 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Toyota Tundra. The contact stated that he noticed a stain in his driveway and took the vehicle to a personal mechanic for a diagnosis. The contact was informed that the rear differential had completely rusted out and was leaking fluid. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection. The dealer acknowledged that there was an issue, but offered no assistance. The manufacturer was notified but offered no assistance. The vehicle has been repaired. The failure and current mileages were 57,166.. updated 07/27/12 the consumer stated that the vehicle was repaired on 06/25/2012. The consumer believes the vehicle should have been included in the recall for premature frame rusting on the 2000-2003 Toyota Tundra. Updated 08/02/2012.

- Carmel, NY, USA

problem #1

Jan 152005

Tundra 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles
2004 Toyota Tundra with a limited slip differential. On wet payment, if both wheel spin at the same time ( loose traction), the truck bed will kick left and put the truck into a spin. The truck was taken to the dealer and the dealer said the lsd (limited slip differential) was functioning. He asked me which side the truck kicked. I told him left. The dealer has seen this problem before with this truck kicking left. The dealer stated I had to contact Toyota motor sales and file a complaint. This was done and I was refereed to Toyota regional office in fl. I was contacted by them and they told me that the lsd was functioning correctly and that Toyota has no intention of fixing this problem. This problem need to be fixed!

- Lexington, SC, USA

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