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:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2004 Toyota Tundra transmission problems

transmission problem

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2004 Toyota Tundra Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 042004

Tundra 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,000 miles


Purchased a Toyota Tundra brand new with 16 miles in August 2004. Several weeks later I noticed a high-pitched scraping noise occurring from the engine. After two trips to the dealership and no resolution they contacted Toyota in Florida and sent a southeast regional representative to inspect. The noise was occurring when the truck shifted into overdrive while doing appx. 30 mph and 1100 rpms. Letting off the gas caused the noise to cease. Giving gas also caused the noise to cease. The noise only occurred when the speed was maintained at 30 mph. The Toyota representative stated the he thought the problem was occurring with the torque converter and that it was something that I was going to have to live with. He also stated that this was the only reported case that he was aware of. I told him I was not going to pay $25,000 for a vehicle that was making a strange noise and that he could either replace the truck or eliminate the noise. He stated he was not going to replace the truck but that he would "consider" replacing the transmission.

- New Bern, NC, USA

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