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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,987 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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2007 Toyota Tundra brakes problems

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2007 Toyota Tundra Owner Comments

problem #8

Feb 012016


  • 50 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Tundra. While the vehicle was parked, the contact noticed that the subframe underneath the vehicle was corroded, even though an anti corroding agent had been applied to the vehicle. In addition, the brake pads, rotors, and calipers had to be replaced prematurely on multiple occasions. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and a dealer who both confirmed that the corrosion was past the point of repair and that a new subframe would be needed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 50.

- Hackettstown, NJ, USA

problem #7

Feb 072012

Tundra 6-cyl

  • miles
Almost uncontrollable vibration when applying brake pressure at speeds greater than 40 mph but the vibration is present at any speed. The problem felt like possibly warped rotors so the rotors and brake pads were replaced with new to no avail. The problem remains at any speed and is very much a safety concern.

- Gig Harbor, WA, USA

problem #6

Apr 072014


  • 154,930 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Tundra. The contact stated that while driving 55 mph, he attempted to engage the brakes but the vehicle failed to stop. The contact mentioned that the ABS warning lamp, stability control warning lamp, brake warning lamp, and the engine warning lamp was illuminated. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 154,930.

- Rougemont, NC, USA

problem #5

Feb 012008

Tundra 8-cyl

  • 4,000 miles


The parking brake does not hold the truck. Right from the day I drove it off the dealer lot it was weak. On steep hills it was questionable when pointing up the hill and would not hold pointing down. Had dealer look at it and dealer said it was fine. Since then (multiple times) it has gotten to the point that it is completely ineffectual. After adjustment it will hold on a slight hill but not a steep hill and never when in gear. At 32000 miles would not hold at all even after adjustment. So new parking brake shoes etc and it won't hold. Mechanic adjusted the brakes the most possible (so it won't drag and overheat) and does not hold. Note that pedal has been adjusted so that the parking brake pedal does not hit the floor. Only goes about 1/2 way down which is correct. I see this problem reported all over the internet but only one complaint in the NHTSA data base?

- Austin, TX, USA

problem #4

Aug 142013

Tundra 8-cyl

  • 28,867 miles
All four brakes were rendered almost inoperable due to corrosion of calipers, discs and mounts. Discovered when brake pedal required considerable effort to stop vehicle. Was told by maintenance manager at dealership that brakes could have failed at any time. Seems to be an engineering problem (steel components that rust) effecting low-usage vehicles.

- St Augustine, FL, USA

problem #3

Oct 312012


  • 64,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Tundra. The contact stated that while replacing the brakes on the vehicle he noticed that the rear discs brakes were cracked. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for a diagnostic testing. The technician stated the rear discs brake needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included in any recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 64,000.

- Prosser, CA, USA

problem #2

Nov 042008

Tundra 8-cyl

  • 36,807 miles
Was on my way to a job-site on the freeway between 9am-10am appox. Going 65 miles an hour in the fast lane. There was a concrete wall on my left and a SUV on the right. The SUV started coming into my lane I put my brakes on suddenly to have the impact be at a slower speed but as I pushed down on them they fell to the floor so I was taken out at 65 miles an hour. The man was a rn nurse who pulled a graveyard shift and was dosing off. He admitted it was his fault and the cop said no report would be made because the law is no ambulances no report. I demanded a report and he said that is California's new law. Told Toyota about the brakes falling to the floor. There answer is " that it was normal". they inspected the engine for damage. They never inspected the brakes.. I am now going through Toyota corporation demanding brake inspection! truck went to the body shop to be repaired....

- Alameda, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 052008


  • 7,244 miles
Was turning left at at an intersection had a green arrow when someone went through a red light. When I started to brake my brake fell to the floor with no brakes at all was in a head on collision. After the police came and talked with both of us, the other party admitted guilt so since there were no ambulances and the other party stated guilt (no police report was made). I brought the car into Toyota and asked about the brake falling to the floor the next day. Their answer was" it was normal!" they checked the engine for damage. Then it went to mikes autobody for body damage. They never inspected the brakes, as they felt it was not an issue.

- Alameda, CA, USA

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