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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,094 miles

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2007 Toyota Tundra transmission problems

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2007 Toyota Tundra Owner Comments

problem #16

Nov 152010


  • 63,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Tundra. When the vehicle was parked the contact noticed two plastic pieces that surround the gear shift were bent and had crumbled which made it difficult to place the gear shift in the desired gear. The gear shift became caught in between the plastic. The contact had to push the plastic down in order to move the gear shift since the vehicle did not recognize when the gear shift was in the park position until the contact pushed the two plastic pieces downward. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technicians stated that the two plastic cover pieces attached to the gear shift needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 63,000.

- Nevada City, CA, USA

problem #15

Oct 012010


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Tundra. While driving 35 mph the contact heard a popping noise near the drive line. The contact took the vehicle to a dealer who replaced the transmission bearings. The repair did not remedy the failure. The contact took the vehicle back to the dealer who stated that there was nothing to repair. While driving the vehicle responded as if it were going to shift out of gear. The contact called the manufacturer and was told that there was nothing they could do if the check engine light does not come on. The contact was concerned since the vehicle could potentially break down. The failure mileage was 60,000.

- Marlo, OK, USA

problem #14

Aug 222008


  • 18,500 miles
I bought my 2007 Tundra 6/30/2007 ran great until around 18,500 mi. At that time the transmission started making a banging noise which it felt like the 05 4 runner. The 4 runner still does it but it runs and drives fine. The Tundra is getting really bad as it is grinding and banging. I have been in contact with Toyota from my area and they keep saying I have to bring it in to have it checked. I have had several appointments and they usually call and cancel the appointment. I contacted different corporate exc's and one from California called and made an app. And I was there for it. I waited for 1 1/2 hours and the rep didn't show. I am now going to send Mr. Akio toyoda, president of Toyota a certified letter. His address iscorporate headquarters* 1 Toyota-cho Toyota city, aichi 471-8571 Japan phone: 81 5 6528 2121 fax: 81 5 6523 5800 I hope everyone that has a problem will send a certified letter to him and let him know how embarrassed the Toyota co. Should be for the way they are handling the problems. I for one will go back to GM as they will half try to help.

- Derry, PA, USA

problem #13

May 012010


  • 22,000 miles


I had my truck in for service and they fix the gas pedal which has made it worse. The truck hesitates then lurches ahead. It happens all the time. Also the transmission is making a banging noise and doesn't shift right. It bangs on acceleration and deceleration have had it to the dealers shop and they acknowledge the problem but won't fix it.

- Derry, PA, USA

problem #12

Mar 082010


  • 42,500 miles
I have a 2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 double cab and have had all of my regular maintenance completed on time and at a local Toyota dealership. I have made the complaint of my gas pedal sticking and my floor mats were not an issue. They claim they "fixed" the recall problem with adding a part to the gas pedal. Since I have had my truck back, it has not worked properly. The gas pedal still accelerates on its on or decelerates on its on. The gas pedal "floats" with your foot so the engine is constantly making the RPM's rise and fall constantly upon riding over bumps or hills. I don't want a "part" to be installed, I want the entire pedal to be replaced! I like my truck, however, the engine does not run correctly and is constantly making a ticking sound like a diesel engine would sound. I have made several complaints to the dealership and they are constantly telling me it is ok and nothing is wrong. Transmissions are not made to just down shift 3 gears right off the bat on the interstate on flat ground. Nothing has been done to try to correct this problem as they proclaim there is no problem. They are crazy! pulling a horse trailer made it difficult for the transmission to shift properly and it was in tow mode. It took 1 mile or longer for it to shift from 1/2 gear to 4 gear and the RPM's were over 2,500.. this is not normal. I felt it would never shift downward from 1/2 gear. I am afraid to pull my horses with the transmission acting this way.

- Gilbert, SC, USA

problem #11

Feb 152010


  • 65,400 miles
The gas pedal stuck I put the vehicle in neutral and my foot on the brake. Now the truck is not driving right. It sounds like the transmission is messed up now.

- Cotton Valley, LA, USA

problem #10

Dec 212009


  • 59,000 miles


I own a 2007 Toyota Tundra - 4X4. Several times I noticed that it had moved from where I parked it. It had moved from the spot that I had placed it and rolled backwards, down a fairly steep grade, a distance of around 20 feet. I tried several times to replicate the incident and discovered the following: When parked on a hill without the parking brake engaged the transmission would not "lock" in park while the truck was in 2 wheel drive. This condition can be replicated only when the truck is placed into park immediately after having the anti skid (traction control) respond to a slippery condition. The problem does not occur when the truck is placed into 4 wheel drive. The problem also does not occur if the automated anti skid response does not activate itself. The rolling does not always begin immediately. I have not yet tried to get the same responses while backing the truck up the hill in reverse. I reported this to the local Toyota dealer in Warren, Ohio on Tuesday, December 22, 2009. I am very concerned that this condition may cause serious injury or death to anyone who may find themselves behind the vehicle when it begins to roll.

- Canfield, OH, USA

problem #9

Sep 302009


  • 35,989 miles
As I slow down I feel a clunk in the transmission. A few seconds after I come to a complete stop, it feels as if someone bumps me in the rear, only there's no car behind me.. also in the mornings the transmission will not change into 6th gear until I drive app. 1 mile.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #8

Apr 242009


  • 30,000 miles
2007 Toyota Tundra 6 speed transmission torque converter rumble strip and failure.

- Kiln , MS, USA

problem #7

Jun 222009


  • 26,000 miles
A friend and I were attempting to launch his jetski. I backed my truck down the boat ramp and my friend was on the jetski. My friend was having trouble getting the jetski to come off the trailer so, I put the truck into park and got out to shove the jetski off. As I got out I noticed the truck lunge and start to roll backwards. I attempted to reach my foot back in to hit the brake. By this time my shoes were wet and because of the position of my body, my foot slipped off of the brake pedal and smashed the gas pedal which caused truck to take off in reverse. As I was still halfway in and out of the truck the door drug me down the boat ramp and under the water with the truck. Luckily I was able to get free and had no serious injuries. The truck however was fully submerged and the jetski trailer was broken in the process. Note: The original transmission was changed out under a warranty claim at around 10,000 miles by the dealership.

- Lake Jackson, TX, USA

problem #6

Mar 202009


  • 24,500 miles


I have a 2007 Toyota Tundra crewmax I feel a clunk in the transmission or rear end a few seconds after I come to a complete stop. It feels as if some other car has bumped me in the rear and there are no other vehicles around. On some occasions the thump is much worse than other times. This started several months ago and I thought it may have had something to do with a sudden stop I made when an animal crossed the road in front of me. I haven't had my dealer check this yet but I now realize others are having the same problem so I will get it to the dealer soon. I have approximately 26,000 miles and close to warranty expiration.

- New Smyrna Beach, FL, USA

problem #5

Mar 252009


  • 47,900 miles
My 2007 Toyota Tundra lunges forward very often. It does it when I'm coming to a stop. It will do it as I'm decelerating or even after I've come to a complete stop. I hit my wife's car in the rear bumper this week while I was following her. That is what has finally pushed me over the edge to make a complaint. Since I've done research on this problem it seems like everybody is running into the same issue with 2005 Tundra and up. This needs to get fixed before somebody gets seriously injured.

- Saint Petersburg, FL, USA

problem #4

Jul 282007


  • 17,000 miles
2007 Tundra slipping out of gear to allow vehicle to roll.

- London, KY, USA

problem #3

Apr 112008

Tundra 8-cyl

  • 16,817 miles
After parking the truck for about an hour, I went back into the truck. As I started the truck the 4-wheel lo light appeared on the dash with an indicator beep. The problem with this is that the truck was in 2-wheel drive and never engaged in any 4-wheel operation. At the point of this I tried to put the truck in reverse and it was not there it was neutral, so then I shifted into drive and that was neutral also, I repeated this 4 or 5 times in disbelief. At that point I put the vehicle in park and exited the vehicle not realizing that the vehicle would have no park. I then walked along side the truck and so it roll down my driveway and hit the garage. The truck only rolled about 20 feet approx, but caused about $5,000 in damage between the 2. I preceded to then call hoffman Toyota and explain. The dealer was accommodating at first offering a loaner vehicle while they ran tests. The service manager told me that in all his time in the business he never heard of such a thing, saying only operator error could cause this. My frustration level was rising but remained calm. Along the way I was talking to Toyota Corp about my problem and had a case manager appointed to me. Toyota Corp had sent a field tech to the dealer for further review. His test also showed no vehicle error found and that no related cases of transmissions coming out of park. He also indicated that this would only be possible from operator error. So I now had to take responsibility for my house garage and truck repair. After picking up the vehicle I had a friend ask me if I looked into the website, and I said no, we then proceeded to the site and it took approx. 10 seconds to see a related occurrence with a 2007 Tundra with 16,000 miles and happened twice to the individual. I feel very uncomfortable parking this truck thinking this could happen again, it is clear that there is some type of electronic malfunction and what causes this to happen at will is unclear.

- Bristol, CT, USA

problem #2

Feb 082008

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,850 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Tundra. While the vehicle was parked, it automatically shifted from park into neutral on two occasions. During the first incident, the vehicle rolled into the front of another vehicle. During the second incident, the contact had to depress the brake pedal in order to stop the vehicle. The VIN was unknown. The current mileage was 17,000 and failure mileage was 16,850.

- Big Bear City, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 152007

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50 miles
2007 Toyota Tundra crewmax 5.7 has serious vibration from 30-40 mph. When you let up on accelerator the problem ceases. If the transmission changes gears the problem goes away. Dealership has driven the truck and can reproduce the problem. Dealership says they cannot fix problem until "fix" is known.

- Overland Park, KS, USA

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