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2.5

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,333 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2006 Toyota Tundra fuel system problems

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2006 Toyota Tundra Owner Comments

problem #6

Dec 072014

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • 98,000 miles

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

While traveling at 65 mph (posted speed for the us 20 bypass around South bend in}, I drove over a slight bump coming off an overpass bridge. My wife and I heard a whooshing noise from under the truck that was repeated as we drove down the road. When we reached our destination I found the front gas tank retaining strap had broken. The gas tank was dangling just above the pavement and the noise was the plastic skid plate hitting the road. The strap was clearly rusted through after only 98000 miles. It was a full tank of gas. Fortunately there was no fire. Toyota refuses to do anything to help with the repair or accept any responsibility.

- South Bend, IN, USA

problem #5

Oct 092013

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • 122,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Tundra. The contact stated that while driving approximately 65 mph, a loud flapping noise emitted from the rear exterior of the vehicle. The contact later noticed that one of the two fuel tank straps was fractured and causing the fuel tank to partially detach from the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer where both fuel tank straps were replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 122,000. Updated 11/5/13

- Gaysville, VT, USA

problem #4

Jul 272011

Tundra

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Tundra. The contact stated that upon refueling the vehicle, he noticed a minor fuel leak. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the contact was informed that the plastic weld on top of the fuel tank was disconnected, resulting in a fuel leak. The contact was advised to replace the fuel tank. The vehicle was in the process of being repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 70,000.

- Greer, SC, USA

problem #3

Aug 152008

Tundra

  • 30,000 miles

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

Sometime in August of 2008 I was driving home from work in my 2006 Toyota Tundra, the car in front of me was driving very slow. I got irritated, changed lanes and punched my gas pedal. When I took my foot off the gas pedal my truck kept accelerating. I put on the brake and it still didn't stop accelerating, only when I tried again and put the brake on as hard as I could, I heard a "pop" noise and the accelerator went back to normal. I didn't take my truck in to be repaired right away because I had it for about 2 years and it never did that before and it only did it when I punched the gas pedal. I also had no eye witnesses and didn't trust the dealer. So I tried to reproduce the acceleration 3 or 4 more times successfully during light traffic and with witnesses, each time when I put on the brake very hard I heard a "pop" and the accelerator went back to normal. Before I took my truck to the dealer about 2 months later I went on the freeway during light traffic to see how fast the Tundra would go and if it would stop by itself. The truck accelerated to about 75 mph and made the "pop" sound and went back to normal without putting on the brake. I took it in to the dealer and explained everything that had happened and that I had witnesses. They said they would check it out and seemed like they already knew about it. When I went back to the dealer to pick up my truck I brought my wife. The service rep. Took me aside so my wife couldn't hear and told me "officially we didn't find anything wrong, unofficially it did what you said". then he went on to explain that the old accelerators used to use cables to give the engine more gas, but the new accelerators like mine use a vacuum system to give the engine more gas. He said that my vacuum system had gotten dirty inside, they cleaned it out and they didn't think it would happen again. I am writing this because I recently read about a woman in the newspaper who was being prosecuted for crashing in her Lexus.

- Compton, CA, USA

problem #2

Oct 182009

Tundra

  • 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

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problem #1

Jun 192006

(reported on)

Tundra 4WD

  • miles
Ltr from (tx) reporting problems with his 2006 Tundra motor vehicle. The cruise control has a problem down shifting 2 gears on minor grade for no reason, which caused the engine to rev to over 4000 rpms. The vehicle would not shift into overdrive while driving on the freeway. The brake will fade while sitting at a traffic light. The stopping distance on the vehicle was much longer than any other vehicle the consumer had driven. The vehicle was getting very poor gas mileage. There was an odor from the air condition. The tire sensor light illuminated, but it was resolved.

- Conroe, TX, USA

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