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1.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
103,922 miles

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2005 Toyota Tundra suspension problems

suspension problem

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2005 Toyota Tundra Owner Comments

problem #10

Sep 172015

Tundra

  • 75,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Tundra. While an independent mechanic was inspecting the vehicle, the mechanic observed that the rear differential was severely corroded and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 75,000.

- Mercer, PA, USA

problem #9

Sep 222014

Tundra

  • 65,000 miles
We received several recall notices for frame deterioration and the need for inspection, correction and anti-corrosion chemical application. We took it to the Toyota dealer as requested. They called the next morning to have us pick up the vehicle and the anti-corrosion spray (black gooey stuff similar to undercoating) that they used was everywhere, including on the wiring harnesses, brake lines, the step bars that we installed aftermarket last year, inside of the wheel wells, the mud flaps - it was still wet and smelled awful. We contacted the service manager who blew us off, we called Toyota and they refused to assist, other than to take down the complaint on paper. I can't seem to find an attorney even remotely interested in assisting with this case. Toyota says that the coating may never dry so it will attract all dirt and grime that it's exposed to. It looks and smells horrible. We can't even sell it because it smells so bad! Toyota won't remove it or even repair it, nor will they replace the vehicle.

- Hampton, VA, USA

problem #8

Apr 012010

Tundra

  • 50,000 miles
Bought this vehicle used in 2010 and it had a lot of corrosion underneath then. Currently has 50 K miles. My brakes are squealing due to corrosion preventing the calipers from moving and the wheel was corroded to the hub and it took a lot of effort to remove it. The structural members and all the components have loose layers of rust. The exhaust heat shields fell off. The spare tire restraint system looks too weak so I removed the spare. The spare wheel is so corroded that the bolt holes are no longer smooth for the lugs to bear against evenly. I am concerned that something bad will happen eventually if a weakened critical part were to fail. I doubt the undercoating Toyota is offering for 04 to 06 trucks can help much at this point. I don't want to be the guy who drops a fuel tank on the freeway.

- Hollywood, MD, USA

problem #7

May 052014

Tundra

  • 158,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Tundra. The contact stated that while driving 45 mph over a bridge, there was a loud noise and the vehicle immediately lowered. The contact stated that the rear driver's side tire exploded. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that both the lower and upper ball joints snapped and caused the rear driver side tire to explode from the force of the impact. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 158,000.

- Arlington Heights , IL, USA

problem #6

May 052014

Tundra

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Tundra. The contact stated that while traveling approximately 25 mph up a slight hill, the lower ball joint detached on the front passenger side. Additionally, the contact stated that there was an intermittent loud abnormal noise coming from the front of the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer where the repairs were unknown. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and informed that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign id number: 07V013000 (suspension). The approximate failure mileage was 140,000.

- Maplewood, MN, USA

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problem #5

Apr 292014

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 202,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Tundra. The contact stated that while driving 30 mph, the ball joint failed without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the ball joints were replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 202,000. Updated 8/11/14

- Battle Lake, MN, USA

problem #4

Apr 092013

Tundra 8-cyl

  • 266,019 miles

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

The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Tundra. The contact stated that while driving approximately 55 mph, the front end of the vehicle collapsed. The contact noticed a burning smell and smoke coming from the front passenger side of the vehicle. The contact lost control of the steering but managed to come to a stop. The vehicle was towed to the local mechanic. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 266,019.

- Napa, CA, USA

problem #3

Oct 212007

Tundra 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Tundra. The ball joints were replaced. Shortly after the repair, while driving between 5 to 55 mph, the vehicle began pulling to the right. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for an alignment, but the failure continued. The VIN was unknown. The current mileage was 46,000 and failure mileage was 43,000.

- Holtsville, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 162007

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles
Recall on Toyota Tundra in 2007. The ball joints were found to be defective because of a hardness issue on the surface treatment of the ball. The failure would be a premature wearing or failure of the joint. Toyota did issue a recall and repairs made to the vehicle. After the repair the vehicle had a hard pull to the right and vibration that did not exist prior to the repair. After taking it back to the dealer, they found the steering wheel and front end out of alignment. The dealer repaired these but did not fix the problem. After a total of 4 visits over a 6 month period the vehicle still has a dangerous pull vibration. The dealer cannot repair the problem.

- Versailles, KY, USA

problem #1

Aug 012004

Tundra 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,196 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Tundra. While driving 65 mph, the vehicle shakes and pulls to the right side. The contact has taken the vehicle to the dealer three times for an alignment. The failure persists and the dealer was unable to determine the cause. The lower ball joint was also replaced. The powertrain and mileage information were unknown. The consumer stated the truck is not running right, he further stated took to the dealer and they check the tire pressure and do an alignment but it does not remedy the problem. The consumer stated requesting dealer to find out what is wrong with the truck. Updated 08/01/07

- Menononie, WI, USA

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