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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,451 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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2006 Toyota Tundra Owner Comments

problem #6

Nov 262014

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • 60,000 miles


The truck bed is showing rust spots which apparently is an issue with Tundra. Talked to the dealer and Toyota and they told me it is not under warranty and there is nothing they will do.

- Highlands Ranch , CO, USA

problem #5

Feb 012014


  • miles
2006 Toyota Tundra. Consumer stated the vehicle incurred frame rusting. The consumer stated the vehicle was recall for frame rusting. The local Toyota dealer performed the treatment last February. However, an inspection performed by an independent mechanic discovered that only part of the frame had been treated and there was serious flaking/erosion of an untreated portion of the frame.

- Rhinelander, WI, USA

problem #4

Sep 052014

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Tundra. After the vehicle was repaired according to an unknown recall, the running boards on both the driver and passenger sides fractured. The contact mentioned that the failure was due to excessive weight being placed on the running boards. The dealer refused to repair the vehicle and would not claim any responsibility. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 70,000. Updated 10/8/14

- Point Pleasant , NJ, USA

problem #3

Oct 312013

Tundra 8-cyl

  • 70,708 miles


Toyota recalled for frame rust. Vehicle taken apart and frame replaced. Vibration present between 30 and 70mph. Vibration gets extreme when not under load (ie slowing down). Has been back at dealer 6 times to try to identify/repair. No resolution. Toyota customer experience department recommended I take recourse. Contacted state attorney general who is trying to mediate a resolution. Ag office recommended I file a complaint with NHTSA as well.

- Holliston, MA, USA

problem #2

Dec 012013

Tundra 8-cyl

  • 120,000 miles
My 2006 Toyota Tundra is experiencing extreme corrosion of the rear axle assembly and skid pans. I've had a mechanic inspect the damage and he concurred that the rust is far worse than would be expected for a vehicle of this age. The metal is pitted and flakes of rust are falling off of the rear axle housing. I contacted a local Toyota dealership to have it inspected but they would not even look at the vehicle because it is no longer under warranty. Failure of the rear axle housing poses a considerable safety risk. I purchased the vehicle with 40,000 miles on it and I live in an area where salts are used liberally during the winter. I've gone to great lengths to wash salts off my truck as soon as possible, yet the rust continues.

- Robbinsville, NC, USA

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problem #1

Jan 272012


  • miles
The frame and suspension components have an abundance of rust on them. Flakes of metal are dropping/pealing off and the rust has spread to all parts of the frame and is prevalent around welds on the suspension parts. This concerns me due to the welds being the main component that bonds together the suspension pieces. The frame is showing an unusual amount of rust for such a young vehicle and poses a safety risk to me.

- Newark, DE, USA

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