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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,569 miles

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2006 Toyota Tundra Owner Comments

problem #13

May 272013

Tundra

  • 60,000 miles

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

While towing a travel trailer on a mountain pass freeway in wa state with no shoulder. Going up the hill and started to put the foot down on gas to get speed up for the upcoming steep hill, the check engine light came on and all power was lost, engine went into limp mode with no place to pull over. I had to travel at 8mph, up the hill until I found a suitable pull out spot for the truck and 30ft trailer. I was almost was rear ended multiple times even with emergency flashers going. This has happened 2X, both in the exact same spot doing the exact same thing. The first time was only a few months after my extended warranty ran out in and the dealer was unwilling to do anything to help out. But they were more than happy to charge $100 to tell me it would cost $4200 to repair it, including the secondary $1800 egc vacuum pump, which only runs, as the dealer told me, 30-45 seconds at start up, then the pump does nothing. Why does this occur after running 2+ hours?? the second time it happened, I was towing the same trailer at the exact same place ending up going only 8 mph uphill again on the hiway w/60mph limit!! this time at the advice of a friend, once out of traffic. I disconnected the battery for 10 minutes, reconnected it and the computer had reset itself and the truck ran fine the last 45 minutes home. I no longer travel that road with no shoulder as I am afraid it's going to cause a major accident. Toyota is aware of this problem in the 05-06 models. Yet are fixing it under recall on 07+ models but won't help anyone else with an '06 or older. This is my 3rd Toyota and last. The first time it happened I had 60000 miles, the 2nd time it was at 68500 miles. I only have 87500 on it now, at 10 1/2 years of ownership. I am actively looking for a truck that has a company that will stand behind its brand. I'm done with Toyota. They still haven't fixed my airbags either!!

- Tacoma, WA, USA

problem #12

Jan 042016

Tundra

  • 65,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Tundra. While driving 35 mph, the engine light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the secondary air injection valve and pump needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 65,000.

- Kenner, LA, USA

problem #11

Dec 092015

Tundra

  • 72,000 miles
I pulled into my furniture store and had the truck in drive but stationary and was getting ready to put the truck in reverse to park into my spot. All of a sudden the truck accelerated like a bat out of hell and I ended up crashing into the store's entrance causing a lot of damage to both the vehicle and the store's building. It could have been worse because I almost ran over my daughter. I know what happened. I did not press the gas pedal by mistake. This is a terrible situation. This should not happen to anyone.

- Katy, TX, USA

problem #10

Sep 112015

Tundra

  • 77,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Tundra. The contact stated that while driving at 65 mph, the vehicle began to decelerate independently with the check engine warning indicator illuminating. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the air control valve had failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V286000 (air bags) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 77,000.....updated 04/15/16

- Cantonment, FL, USA

problem #9

Jun 112015

Tundra

  • 123,970 miles
Secondary air injection pump needs replaced. Code P1441 and P1444 error code. This recall only effects 2007-2009 models although the same problem was happening in 2005 and 2006. Mine being a 2006 isn't covered by a recall for the same issues. This is a 2K plus job. Thanks

- Round Rock, TX, USA

problem #8

Feb 162015

Tundra

  • 56,600 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Tundra. The contact stated that while merging into highway traffic, the check engine light illuminated and the vehicle went into limp safe mode causing it to decelerate. The contact was able to coast off the highway. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the engine air pump assembly and the air switch valves assembly needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The vehicle was not covered under warranty. The failure mileage was 56,600.

- Lake Charles , LA, USA

problem #7

Jul 152012

Tundra 8-cyl

  • 55,000 miles

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

'2006 Tundra dbl cab limited 2X4' the gears in the rear differential broke back in July 2012 at 55000 miles, Toyota dealer repaired it just as my warranty was about to expire then it just happened again on 10-9-14 at 71000 miles, exactly 8 years of the date when I bought it brand new in 10-9-06. Only 16000 miles on the new gears. Either the Toyota dealer didn't repair it right or the Tundra have crappy differentials. Ill never purchase a Toyota again, plus they're over priced.

- Newark, CA, USA

problem #6

Aug 152012

Tundra

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Tundra. The contact stated that upon restarting, there was an abnormal noise and the check engine warning light illuminated. The failure recurred on seven occasions. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the air intake system needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

- Metairie, LA, USA

problem #5

Jan 022014

Tundra 8-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
The truck went into limp mode" reducing power and acceleration.. at highway speeds, in traffic, or in remote places, this creates a serious safety issue. Issue appears to be "air injection pump" and/or related valves. This is a well-documented issue with the Toyota Tundra encountered by owners of the 2006 Tundra, and should be included in an earlier expanded warranty program. Repairs are however out of warranty, are potentially 3-4 thousand dollars and should be covered in previous Toyota program for the 2007 model year. Contacted Toyota customer support to no avail.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #4

Apr 222013

Tundra

  • miles
Dealership says vehicle can go into "limp home mode" reducing power and limiting speed to 40mph. At highway speeds, in traffic, or in remote places, this creates a serious safety issue. Issue appears to be "air injection pump" and/or related valves. This is a well-documented issue with the Toyota Tundra encountered by owners of the 2005 and 2006 Tundra, and should be included in an earlier expanded warranty program. Repairs are however out of warranty, are potentially thousands of dollars, and should be covered in previous Toyota program.

- Topeka, KS, USA

problem #3

Feb 112013

Tundra

  • 120,020 miles

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

Secondary air injection pump is making a loud humming noise at a cold start up. I pulled the error codes. P2441, P1445 and P1442. I contacted the Toyota dealership and the cost for the new pump is $2300. That is such a big expense for a 7 old truck and to have it repaired will be more than $3200. I believe that the design and construction of the part are flawed and replacement should be covered by Toyota. ## VIN failed ##

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #2

Jun 202012

Tundra 8-cyl

  • 109,310 miles
Vehicle startup started to make loud noise at startup. Sounds like electric vacuum. Secondary air valve. Bank 1 obdii code P1441.

- Andrews, SC, USA

problem #1

Jul 132012

Tundra 8-cyl

  • 93,500 miles
Vehicle started to make loud noise at startup. Sounds like electric vacuum. Secondary air pump and associated valves defective. $2777 cost to repair not covered by gold extended warranty. No help from dealership or Toyota. 2007-2011 Tundra have exact same problem and Toyota extended warranty to 150,00 miles. Won't agree to extend to 2006 or later models.

- Houma, LA, USA

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