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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,807 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 (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #8

May 152009


  • 44,000 miles


I purchased an 06 Tundra in April of 09. I have noticed from time to time when at a stop light the engine will surge and if you are not on the brake hard the truck will jolt forward quickly. Is this part of the same issue with the accelerator problem that Toyota is recalling so many vehicles?

- Billerica, MA, USA

problem #7

Jun 162009

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Tundra. While driving 60 mph and releasing the accelerator pedal the vehicle continued to accelerate. The failure only occurred once. The failure mileage was 47000 and the current mileage is 55000. Updated 03/08/10 updated 06/14/10.

- Wallace, CA, USA

problem #6

Dec 012006


  • miles
2006 Toyota Tundra, very fast idle speed when cold and when first started.

- Kalamazoo, MI, USA

problem #5

Sep 042009


  • 29,828 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Tundra. While driving 5 mph into a parking lot, the accelerator pedal became stuck. The vehicle uncontrollably accelerated over a curb and crashed into a building. The contact was applying extreme pressure to the brake pedal; however, the vehicle would not stop. He was forced to shift gears into neutral, reach down and pull the pedal from the floor. There were no injuries. The vehicle was driven to the dealer and tested; yet, the dealer stated that there was nothing wrong with the vehicle. The dealer also tested the micro chip in the engine and it registered there were no failures. The failure mileage was 29,828.

- Statesville, NC, USA

problem #4

Nov 272009


  • 37,000 miles
This complaint is to include ODI #'s 10183308,10288886, and 10293097. The ODI #'s are all for the same vehicle but are for different dates in which this vehicle had something to report that was different but were associated. This complaint is for an incident that occurred on Nov. 27th 2009. I was parked almost all the way out of my garage. The vehicle was running and transmission was in park with emergency brake applied. Fortunately I was sitting behind the wheel and immediately shut the ignition off. I do not know the RPM's. my wife was getting into the truck on the passengers front. When all of a sudden the engine raced as it would have as described as "unintentional sudden acceleration". this was the second time that the truck did this except that the transmission was in park. Being out in the desert and this happening and being in the garage in park sends out to me a message that this truck has a glitch in it that now has happened twice. If I was not in the truck, god only knows what would have happened. I have reported the sudden acceleration to Toyota already. Toyota has looked at the truck at my dealers and has sent the information to their legal dept. To decide what they will do. I have not reported the latest incident. The Toyota people are supposed to call me Monday the 30th. I shall tell them about this incident at that time. I have already told them that they should have impounded the vehicle but instead they let me drive the vehicle home. What needs to happen is Toyota needs to buy the truck back and make me whole on the complete purchase price of the truck. Once that is done they can use my vehicle as a test truck.the floor mats are the correct Toyota issued with one keeper. My gas pedal doesn't hang up, so possibly they will actually have to find the problem. I really hope they find what the issue is. But once they say that "it is fixed". I'll wait another year before I amuse myself to purchase another truck. I always trusted Toyota but no more.

- Prescott, AZ, USA

problem #3

Jul 292009

Tundra 8-cyl

  • 44,107 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Tundra. He slightly tapped the accelerator pedal, and then the vehicles speed increased and crashed into an embankment. There were no reported injuries. An authorized technician inspected the vehicle; however, he did not provide a remedy because he could not duplicate the failure. He filed a complaint with the manufacturer, in which a technician specialist was sent to inspect the vehicle. The specialist was also unable to determine the cause of the failure. The failure mileage was 44,107. Updated 04/22/10. The consumer did not stated if a police report was filed. Updated 06/14/10.

- Alta Loma, CA, USA

problem #2

Oct 182009


  • 36,000 miles
I am filing this complaint with reference to ODI #' S 10183308 and 10288886. These ODI's were put in by me. These are lead up's to this complaint. After the collision with the polaris I drove my vehicle home. The next day I drove the vehicle to tim's Toyota in prescott AZ. Where the vehicle was purchased. They looked at the vehicle and said that they would call for a factory rep. To look at my vehicle. This was to be on Nov. 9, 2009. I did drive my vehicle to yarnell AZ for deer season. I drove the vehicle back to prescott to meet with the factory rep. He did whatever they do and said he had all the information he needed. He also told me to go ahead and get an estimate for the repairs but not to have it repaired until I heard from Toyota. The preliminary estimate is just shy of $2000. This estimate was given to jeff locke to be sent to Toyota. My question to all of this is, why did Toyota allow me to drive this vehicle after the meeting, when they know that I am driving a time bomb. Also why hasn't national highway safety involved itself into an investigation of its own" I now know the verbiage for the incident. It is called " sudden unintended acceleration" which is tied together with the cruise control, throttle body and other electrical, vacuum controlled, mechanical units. Look it up for yourselves. It will open your eyes to what is going on with this condition. My vehicle sits in my garage so anytime national highway safety wants to do an investigation is fine with me. Toyota has not done a proper evaluation of the issue. My insurance company is behind me 100% and is now going to contact Toyota to try to find the cause for "sudden acceleration" and cruise control units to behave the way that they are. Racing to over 5000 RPM's and hunting gears the way they do is just not the way they are supposed to operate. Toyota would have us believe that a floor mat is at fault and now the whole pedal assembly. Or is it that we don't know the gas from the brake pedal"

- Prescott, AZ, USA

problem #1

Jun 012006


  • 3,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Tundra. The driver-side all weather floor-mat became stuck underneath of the accelerator pedal. The vehicle then accelerated up to 110 mph. He turned the vehicle off and then back on, pulled the emergency brake, and then pressed on the brake pedal, but the vehicle would not stop. It took 1/4 of a mile to stop the vehicle. After he discontinued vehicle operation he removed the floor mat from under the accelerator pedal. He contacted the dealer, but they did not identify a remedy. The current mileage was 30,000. The failure mileage was 3,000.

- Harvest , AL, USA

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