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:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,000 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.

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2004 Toyota Tundra steering problems

steering problem

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2004 Toyota Tundra Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 292007

Tundra 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 38,000 miles


I was driving to my local mcdonald's drive through and I felt something unusual on my steering wheel. I got out and checked near front suspension and I found out that the tie rod on the right side is broken/disconnected. I was fortunate enough not to experience this broken tie rod on highway.

- Elkridge, MD, USA

problem #1

Feb 062005

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,000 miles
I drove off the highway and it felt like the truck was steering itself. I had this steering problem since it was new- dealer said it was tire balance and later shocks- but " we won't throw parts at it"- a independent shop replaced the tie rod and the steering veering off stopped. The problem was noticeable when I was driving and going around curves- the truck was hard to control- shook and needed steering help.

- Port Angeles, WA, USA

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