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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,833 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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2009 Toyota Tundra engine problems

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2009 Toyota Tundra Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 062010


  • 13,999 miles


My 2009 Toyota Tundra was repaired by Toyota this past Friday as a result of the throttle body sticking would stall. After repairs, the truck drove fine for 2 hrs approx. After stopping for supper (1hr) I started my truck again...this time the engine accelerated in park upto 5,000 + rpms for 10-15secs and then down to 500 rmps...then repeated this over and over. I waited til the rpms dropped to 500 and placed truck in gear to try to get it home. The truck accelerated and took off on its own...almost taking me through a red light. I was able to press hard enough on the brakes to stop in time....then it took off again for another block without me doing anything but riding the brakes. I turned into a randalls parking lot when rpms dropped to 500 again, ...dodging people who were walking into the grocery store. When it dropped again, I pulled into a parking space and put truck into park. This, all while the engine was consistently changing from 500rpms upto 5,000+ rpms with no interruption's called the dealership, still shaking, but only one person was still at the dealership...he advised since they were closed that another dealer was open later. So I had truck towed there. My original repair, they would not cover under warranty (13,000 miles on truck) because they said I had violated the warranty by installing a fuel saving device, which had damaged the throttle body. I paid them to replace the throttle body assembly...and then (approx.3hrs later) the truck decided to drive itself, ...and I feared I was going to hit someone, both cars and pedestrians. I never thought what I had read about would happen to me.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #2

Oct 122009


  • 9,500 miles
Toyota Tundra 2009: Toyota requiring customer to pay for repair of defective floor mat that slides forward and jams accelerator pedal. Accelerating to speed on on-ramp. Removed foot from pedal after merging onto interestate, but vehicle continued to accelerate. Had to pry back accelerator pedal with foot and then noticed that mat had jammed accelerator pedal. All-weather floor-mat purchased as part of vehicle. This could have caused serious injury. Removed floor mat as indicated by initial recall. Contacted Toyota dealership as part of pedal/floor mat recall. Told that I would have to purchase separate retainer to secure floor-mat. Does not make sense to have a recall and then insist that customers pay for their failures and defects. The safety retainer should have came with the vehicle. It does in other vehicles.

- Edmond, OK, USA

problem #1

Oct 012009


  • 0 miles
The contact owns 2009 Toyota Tundra. Since the vehicle was purchased it began accelerating without warning whenever he made a left or right turn and while driving 60 mph. The contact had to shift into neutral gear and apply the brake pedal in order to stop the vehicle each time the failure occurred. The dealer made some repairs; however, the contact doesn't know what components were repaired or replaced. The failure has recurred since the vehicle was repaired and the transmission has recently began making a noise and the vehicle lunged forward. The dealer advised the contact that they were unable to trade the vehicle for a new one. The failure mileage was 0 and the current mileage 20,000. The manufacturer was notified; however, they did not file a report on the failure.

- Sun Rise , FL, USA

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