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3.0

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,250 miles

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2005 Toyota Tundra fuel system problems

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2005 Toyota Tundra Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 012010

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • 92,500 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Sitting in traffic, the engine revved up by itself on my 2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 V8. Problem was abated by turning engine off and restarting. This problem resulted in a mil error that side B of the engine was running lean. After completing an analysis of the problem, the findings are that the oxygen sensors are not responding to specification. It is my firm belief that the firmware on the ECM does not self check for runaway conditions.

- Deltona, FL, USA

problem #1

Jan 012005

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • 0 miles
Long delay between depressing "drive-by-wire" gas pedal and engine responding. My 2005 Toyota Tundra has an electronic gas pedal. It's unacceptable behavior may explain some of the current "surging" people are seeing in other Toyota. This is a 100% software problem (I am a electronic engineer). Description: When the engine is at idle, or even worse, when you are decelerating at idle power, and you increase the throttle position of the gas pedal, there is a nearly 1-second delay before the engine responds to the throttle input. If the driver, not sensing any response to throttle, applies more and more throttle during that one second delay, when the engine electronic throttle finally does respond it will immediately go to the highest throttle setting the driver was selecting, causing a huge lurching forward action of the vehicle. For example, if the driver applied throttle in this fashion: 0sec=5% throttle; 0.25sec=10% throttle; 0.5 sec=20% throttle; 0.75sec=35% throttle; 1.0sec=50% throttle. The engine's electronic throttle will respond like this: 0sec=0% throttle; 0.25sec=0% throttle; 0.5 sec=0% throttle; 0.75sec=0% throttle; 1.0sec=50% throttle. Causing the huge lurch at 1.0 second. This has been especially dangerous while changing lanes during stop-and-go traffic in the san francisco bay area. Please note that if I am running at partial power/throttle, this behavior does not happen, and the gas pedal response is proper. Only from idle or decelerating. I have complained numerous times to my Toyota dealer, to which the service manager finally replied to me "you think the Tundra is bad... you should try driving the sienna! it's worse!" so apparently the folks at Toyota know about this and think it's funny. I can demonstrate this defect at any time. I have changed my driving style to protect me from the vehicle's defect.

- Pleasanton, CA, USA

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