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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
83,556 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 miscellaneous problems

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2004 Toyota Tundra Owner Comments

problem #9

May 182016


  • miles


Toyota sends recall letters to my old address and blames you for the error. They have the correct address on file but don't know how to fix the problem only pass the buck.

- Menifee, CA, USA

problem #8

Apr 182014


  • 85,000 miles
Frame recall- my 2004 Tundra was recalled for the frame rusting out. Toyota deemed that a new frame was not needed and did the crc treatment which is absolute junk and only causes the frame to rust even worse. I want a new frame installed by toyata and any other rusty part- all should be replaced free of charge

- Slatington, PA, USA

problem #7

Mar 282016


  • 146,000 miles
Upon inspection of truck for oil leak, found that right side frame rail was severly rusted/rotted near where the sway bar mount is attached to the frame. Bracket for sway bar has separated from frame, and multiple holes (from corrosion) exist on the bottom of the frame rails. I took truck to dealer who informed me that the "limited service campaign" expired July 31, 2015, and that my truck was covered, but the previous owner never took it in for inspection. Called Toyota corporate customer service and was escalated to specialized case manager. I gave them the history of the truck, that I bought it in October 2015, and that it was dealer servcied in 2013 and 2014 - but the dealer never checked the frame.Toyota has denied the claim saying they will take no further action - even though this is a known issue, and now a safety concern.

- Streetsboro, OH, USA

problem #6

Oct 092015


  • 160,000 miles


Frame rot and rust. The gas tank fell out from under the truck while driving down the road (city street), the brackets holding the tank completely rusted in two. This happen after the frame protect spray was applied to the truck by the dealer 2 years ago. The frame is a mess, I'm worried about driving this truck because of it but I also can't trade it in because no one wants it. I'm happy to send pictures if needed.

- Stuarts Draft, VA, USA

problem #5

Sep 012015


  • 160,000 miles
Hello, the frame on my 2004 Toyota Tundra has begun to rust. Toyota sent out a recall on my vehicle that I never received. When I took this to Toyota they stated that my recall had expired one month prior in August 2015. This is unacceptable. They know they have issues with the frames on the trucks rusting. The Toyota Tacoma first now the Tundra. This is my only vehicle and Toyota is refusing to repair the frame.

- Fort Thomas, KY, USA

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problem #4

Mar 152015


  • 105,000 miles
Was driving with 2 family members in truck.had back window down which was a good thing, when sunroof exploded it inbedded glass in the topper that was on the was all over us, luckily we were not cut and I dont know how we wasn't I stopped immediately and got away from the truck because I thought we had been shot at with a shotgun.I called Toyota to report it and they said they had no other calls like insurance company paid the whole bill which was a lot.I do not open the sunroof at all now because I have a fear of it happening again. I keep the cover slid over it.

- Bedford, KY, USA

problem #3

Jul 022015


  • 96,000 miles


The entire frame and under side of the truck to include brackets, cables, fittings, and exhaust are so rusted and flaking off that I'm concerned that the truck may break apart driving down the road. I bought the truck used from lowe Toyota in warner robins, ga and had no idea that the truck was a rusted out disaster waiting for a place to happen !!

- Warner Robins, GA, USA

problem #2

Feb 152015


  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Toyota Tundra. The contact repaired the vehicle prior to a recall being issued. The contact stated that the manufacturer would reimburse him for the repair; however, the reimbursement had not yet been made. The NHTSA campaign number and affected component were unknown. The contact had not experienced a failure...updated 06-15-15

- Joplin, MO, USA

problem #1

Nov 032014


  • miles
The contact owns a 2004 Toyota Tundra. The contact received a notification for an unknown manufacturer recall. However, the part needed was unavailable to perform the repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experience a failure.

- Pensacola, FL, USA

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