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3.1

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,509 miles

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2011 Toyota Tundra electrical problems

electrical problem

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2011 Toyota Tundra Owner Comments

problem #9

Jan 012016

Tundra

  • 50,000 miles

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

Most door locks do not lock/unlock automatically. It's getting worse. I fear I will be locked in or out very soon if not fixed. If I had to get in the truck quickly for safety, I couldn't. usually 2 of the 4 will not work - but you never know which ones. Have to manually unlock/lock other doors from inside.

- Argyle, TX, USA

problem #8

Mar 032014

Tundra

  • 54,000 miles
I bought my Tundra with 7 miles on it so I know its not neglect that causes this problem it's poor quality part..the clock spring under the steering wheel is malfunctioning my horn doesn't work it only has 60K on it I've been a loyal Toyota technician as well as II\ owned a few I called the hotline (Toyota)theirs nothing they could do for me I will not recommend Toyota to my customers any longer poor quality parts cost the consumer not the dealer its a shame the once mighty Toyota Corp has become just like the american counterparts

- Lawrence, MA, USA

problem #7

Jul 142014

Tundra

  • 140,000 miles
I was headed to springfield on I-95 and a car was coming into my lane and I tried to blow the horn and there was nothing. I ended up swerving into the left lane with traffic coming. It's happen a few times. I checked my fuse and it was fine. I ended up having to replace the air bag clock spring. It was a close call for a pile up situation let me tell you. $365.33 to have the air bag clock spring replaced. That should of never happen.

- Windsor, MA, USA

problem #6

Mar 122015

Tundra

  • miles

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

My vehicle first had its wiring harness destroyed by a rodent of some sort a couple of weeks ago. After sending it to the repair shop and $7000 dollars later, I brought my truck home and everything worked fine. I tried many remedies to discourage the rodents from returning but nothing seems to deter them from the soy based insulation on my trucks wiring harness. I now have to send my truck back for repairs to the same wiring harness ($7000) as before, and also another wiring harness which will probably cost close to the same. How can Toyota get away with making insulation out of rodent food when these wires operate the ABS braking system? this practice not only puts a financial burden on the owner but also compromises their safety.

- Harrah, OK, USA

problem #5

Dec 012011

Tundra 8-cyl

  • 100 miles
My 2011 Toyota Tundra has experienced issues with the internal climate control system from day 1 of purchase. I have discussed this with Toyota and have had in for service at least 5 times. The recirculation button (which is electronic, not manual) will automatically switch off while driving every three (3) minutes and allow outside air to flow in. While quite annoying at times, it is especially dangerous when I visit my cabin in Julian California in the winter, and the switch to outside air blows in the outside 20 degree F weather, while driving 20 miles down a very dark (no lighting) and very curving road populated by many deer. My attention is focused on the center climate center, and not the road ahead. Toyota has given me many explanations, several which were incorrect, and now they just concede that it's working exactly as designed. Their rehearsed answer is that all cars should only be driven with the outside air coming in to avoid recirculated moisture damage to the interior. This does not work in freezing weather! I've been on the web to the Tundra forum, and others voice the same complaint. An air recirculation control which will not stay engaged and allows in extreme cold weather, diesel fumes, etc. Is a safety issue. Toyota has shown me the options within the computer, and there are apparently no options to override this issue. Any help or assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #4

Dec 252014

Tundra

  • 28,000 miles
The Tundra is kept in our garage and is driven one or two times a week. On christmas day 2014, when I drove the Tundra, I noticed a number of unusual lights flashing on the dash, including the check engine light. When I examined the engine, I found a rat's nest on top, and I suspected a rodent had damaged the wires. I took the Tundra to the local Toyota dealer, and the service representative told me that the insulation on the wires of my Tundra contains soy which is attractive to rodents. It turns out that 7 wires needed to be "overlaid" at a cost of $760. It seems to me that putting soy in the insulation around electrical wires is a design flaw that could lead to rodent-caused damage that could lead to safety problems. I did some "google" research, and it appears that this flaw has been known since at least 2011, and was described in an article in motor age magazine. I do not know if rodent-damaged wires have cause any automobile accidents, but they are causing american consumers a great deal of money. For example, I read the testimony of a 2012 Toyota highlander owner who had rodent-caused damage that required $6,400 in repairs.

- Suquamish, WA, USA

problem #3

Dec 262014

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • 69,000 miles

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

"on 12/26/2014, I started my Tundra, placed it into gear after a 30 second pause and proceeded to literally stand on my breaks to stop the vehicle from lurching forward. The back tires spun causing smoke to emanate from the screeching tires. At the time I placed the vehicle in gear, a pedestrian was walking in front of the Tundra. I almost squashed them."

- Boones Mill, VA, USA

problem #2

Feb 092013

Tundra 8-cyl

  • 27,480 miles
Door locks will not operate right on driver side back door.

- Columbus, MS, USA

problem #1

Dec 032012

Tundra

  • 23,000 miles
I have a 2011 Tundra SR5 with a loud clicking noise that has been coming from the steering column near the shift lever. While in park, the brake pedal must be pressed in order to shift the truck into gear. When I press the brake pedal, a loud click can be heard from the column shifter. This is the column shift lockout solenoid and is normal. However, recently I can hear the solenoid clicking anytime I depress the brake pedal while I'm in gear. Sometimes it is a click, two clicks and sometimes it is series of rapid clicks. I have taken the truck to the dealer twice. The first time I was told the clicking was normal while in park and that they could not duplicate it while in gear. The second time I took it to the dealer, they "blew out the excess grease" from the shift lock. Their best explanation is that the column shift lock solenoid comes from the factory as a sealed unit and is packed with grease. The 'excess' grease can keep the locking arm from fully retracking or engaging and the solenoid will chatter because it is trying to put it into position.

- Mobile , AL, USA

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