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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,098 miles

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2010 Toyota Tundra brakes problems

brakes problem

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2010 Toyota Tundra Owner Comments

problem #7

Jan 262011

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,865 miles

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

The contact owns a 2010 Toyota Tundra. The contact had to apply excessive pressure to the brake pedal in order to stop the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the calipers failed. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the failure could not be diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 3,865. Updated 10/26/16

- Delton, MI, USA

problem #6

Apr 042016

Tundra

  • 29,000 miles
My vehicle began to display the vsc (vehicle stability control) light, constantly on, last week when I turned it on. Several days later the brake light and ABS light also became constantly on. I decided to take it to the nearest Toyota dealer and they stated that the vehicle is giving the following codes: C1203 - ECM communication circuit C1232 - deceleration sensor C1336 - zero point calibration of deceleration sensor undone the service manager told me that they were going to try to re-flash the computer and calibrate affected items but if it wasn't possible that the sensor assembly, yaw sensor was bad and needed replacement, totaling $1305. 2 hours later he called me back to tell me that they couldn't re-flash the computer and that the issue is not the sensor assembly, yaw sensor but the ABS actuator assembly, totaling over $2700. I'm reporting this since I've seen a bunch of similar cases but nothing concrete from Toyota. I really don't know if this issue is un-safe or not since there are no physical symptoms except not having ABS nor traction control.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #5

Jul 182012

Tundra

  • 9,400 miles
While driving after braking the truck the vehicle developed a severe vibration throughout the truck. It felt like a loose wheel. After having it to the dealer on two occasions I discovered that the rear brakes had become somewhat frozen in the brake shoe bracket. The pad bracket is made from a metal that road salt blisters and it becomes very rough not letting the brake particularly the inner pad to retract. The shoe is difficult to remove from the bracket and the bracket has to be wired brushed and sanded so that the brake pad can glide easily. Two of my sons also have Toyota Tundra trucks one is a 2010 and the other is a 2014 and have both experienced this same problem and they also had to remove the brakes and sand the bracket. This locking of the pad also ruins the pads causing premature wear and also ruins the inner surface of the rotor. This is dangerous because of the braking ability and the premature wear of the rotor and brake pads.

- Carnegie, PA, USA

problem #4

May 152010

Tundra

  • 31,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2010 Toyota Tundra. While driving approximately 35 mph, the contact stated there was an abnormal smell emitting from the vehicle and the brakes seized without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician stated that the vehicle was operating as designed. The failure recurred. The vehicle was then taken to an independent mechanic, where it was diagnosed that the brakes, rotors, and the calipers needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 31,000.

- Massena, NY, USA

problem #3

Jun 202014

Tundra

  • 44,858 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Toyota Tundra. The contact stated while driving 40 mph, the rear tires began making a grunting noise. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the brake booster was fractured and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacture was made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 44,858.

- Abingdon, MD, USA

problem #2

Jan 272014

Tundra 4-cyl

  • 36,560 miles
In slow moving traffic, repetitive light gas and light braking. Noticed the brake becoming difficult to depress. Had my left foot stationary on the foot pad, right foot over the brake while rolling forward. Started to drop my right foot on brake as vehicle slowed in front of me and engine suddenly accelerated rapidly as if to full throttle. Pressed on the brake as hard as I could, engine redlined and rear tires started spinning. Popped it in neutral and within a second the engine stopped accelerating out of control. Floor mats were not interfering with any pedals on my immediate inspection after incident. Incident caught on dash/windshield camera.

- Wilmington, MA, USA

problem #1

Dec 112012

Tundra

  • 112,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Toyota Tundra. The contact stated that the brakes were applied while driving 35 mph however, the vehicle did not respond. As a result, the contact crashed into the rear of another vehicle. There were no injuries. The vehicle was towed to a repair shop where they advised him that the brakes needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 112,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Sefner, FL, USA

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