hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
79,443 miles

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2001 Toyota Tundra Owner Comments (Page 3 of 4)

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problem #39

Sep 052009


  • 111,640 miles


I have a 2001 Toyota Tundra pickup truck. On 9/5/09 I lost my power steering, and the truck was towed to my local garage, gil's garage in burnt hills, NY. Gil's garage found that my steering rack had rusted out and that the frame was rusted and cracked in two places. One at the left rear spring shackle and one in the fuel tank mounting bracket area. The truck, therefore, could not be driven. I opened a case with Toyota's national hotline (case reference # 0909115275). I was told by my dealer, new country Toyota, in saratoga, NY and Toyota's hotline representative, that there were no corrective programs in place for the Tundra. Subsequently, two Toyota representatives visited gil's garage and inspected my Tundra. They were isao furukawa, corporate manager, product quality and support and jim rosasco, field product engineer. Their phone #'s are 973-882-2026 and 973-493-2518 respectively. I have heard nothing since. I feel there should be restitution similar to the actions taken by Toyota for the Tacoma which had similar problems.

- Charlton, NY, USA

problem #38

Oct 022009


  • 86,000 miles
Rust and excessive corrosion 2001 Toyota Tundra resulting in frame and suspension component weakness and broken leaf spring.

- Uncasville, CT, USA

problem #37

Aug 172009


  • 86,125 miles
2001 Toyota Tundra rust issue 1. brake lining rusted through, lost all braking ability, I had to steer into bushes to stop, could have been very dangerous had I been driving at higher speed spent $645 on brake repair, needs more brake work do to rust issues. 2. frame is now so rusted it will not pass inspection @ 86,000 miles on truck...no response from Toyota.

- Stowe, VT, USA

problem #36

Oct 082009


  • 114,582 miles


Under carriage rusting on 2001 Toyota Tundra.

- Salem, NH, USA

problem #35

Oct 092009


  • miles
Frame rusting on 2000,2001 Tundra, S is there going to be a recall on these trucks reason is I have one.

- Fitchburg, MA, USA

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problem #34

Oct 092009


  • 104,845 miles
I have a 2001 Toyota Tundra and have a problem with the structural frame system. I have pieces of the frame system that are about 1/4 inch thick and 4 inches long in rusted layers that has fallen off. There is a lot of steel frame that has flaked off and the frame is showing signs of heavy corrosion also.

- No.Grafton, MA, USA

problem #33

Sep 282009


  • miles


Took truck with less than 89,000 miles truck in for inspection 9/28/09 and was told by the mechanic to get the frame evaluated from a Toyota dealer for the major rust of the frame. Truck has always been garaged and notice lots of rust on the garage floor from the truck. Called Toyota and was told by the service rep to call back on a monthly basis, was told not sure what Toyota is going to do about it.

- Nashua, NH, USA

problem #32

Oct 082009


  • miles
Excessive rust on my 2001 Toyota truck frame..I am less than pleased and Toyota and my dealer, action Toyota, are not acknowledging the situation. This is leading to an unsafe vehicle. Toyota needs to be held accountable here..

- Westford, MA, USA

problem #31

Oct 082009


  • 100,000 miles
I have a 2001 Toyota Tundra with a very bad frame rust problem. It's almost as bad as my Tacoma was when it got recalled. I've put in a formal complaint with the Toyota customer experience, and nothing has been done. They haven't even had me take it the dealer and have it looked at. The rust peels off in large sheets and it's as bad as many of the pictures I see on the web.

- Newmarket, NH, USA

problem #30

Oct 072009


  • 88,567 miles
I took my 2001 Toyota Tundra to the mechanic because the exhaust system was getting noisy. When the mechanic had the car jacked up, he noted that the frame was extremely rusty on the driver's side in front of the back tire. It was actually almost rusted through. He said it looked like it could break at any minute and got away from the vehicle. I contacted the dealer where we purchased the truck who said I should drive it down for them to inspect it. I refused because of the safety issue nothing has been done at this point and the truck is still at the mechanics.

- Riegelsville, PA, USA

problem #29

Jun 012009


  • 52,515 miles


Driver's side frame rail cracked due to extreme rust corrosion, frame cross member extremely corroded. Truck shakes badly when driven at speeds over 30mph. Bought truck new in March 2001. Brought truck to servco Toyota in kaneohe June 1, 2009. No help.

- Kailua, HI, USA

problem #28

Sep 302009


  • 56,000 miles
2001 Toyota Tundra, 73000 miles. Severe rust on the frame, was having body work done in September 2009, and was advised by the shop to "in my best interest, start looking for another vehicle" the rust is so severe on the frame, working on the truck, they had to make shift attach my fender, the frame is rusting, the leaf springs are ready to break through, I'm not sure what all the other parts are called, but they have holes in them. I cannot tow with my hitch, it will pull off, it's barely attached. I purchased the truck in Massachusetts in September 2006 and had it transported to Florida. I saw some rust, but never imagined this was so dangerous. The body is mint...not a spec of rust or scratches. I'm afraid for my safety and others riding in it. I saw the story on this rust problem and don't know where to turn. I am still paying on this truck for 2 more years..please help us!

- Debary, FL, USA

problem #27

May 252009


  • 107,000 miles
I have noticed a significant amount of frame rust on my 2001 Toyota Tundra. I have contacted Toyota to open a claim and to see if they would inspect it. They stated because there is no formal recall, there is nothing they can do.

- Greenville, NH, USA

problem #26

Aug 272009

Tundra 8-cyl

  • 109,200 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Toyota Tundra. He stated that the vehicle was purchased brand new in March 2001. Rust and corrosion were underneath the vehicle on the frame near the axle. Recently, the rear leaf spring broke in half. The dealer stated that there are a few complaints on this year, make and model vehicle; however, there are no programs in place authorizing the dealer to make repairs. The failure mileage was 109,200. Updated 09/23/09. Updated 09/23/09

- Marlboro, MA, USA

problem #25

May 012009


  • 112,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Toyota Tundra. The entire frame under the vehicle has completely rusted. The mechanic stated that the passenger side of the frame was peeling. The vehicle will not pass inspection until it is repaired. The contact is aware of the safety risk and related complaints. The manufacturer stated that they will not assume the cost to repair the vehicle. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 112,000 and the current mileage was 113,000.

- Sterling, MA, USA

problem #24

Jan 012009


  • 81,793 miles
Excessive rust and metal corrosion on frame, wheels, brakes, and steering components.

- Cheshire, CT, USA

problem #23

Jul 212009


  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,363 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Toyota Tundra. The contact noticed that the vehicle contained rust. He took the vehicle to the dealer and they confirmed that the frame was completely rusted and needed to be replaced. A report was filed with the manufacturer and they stated that there was no recall. The current and failure mileages were 89,363. Updated 09/11/09 the dealer didn't say the frame needed to be replaced right away. Updated 09/15/09.

- Lansford , PA, USA

problem #22

Apr 152007


  • miles
The drivers side frame from rear wheel to bumper severely rusted. Rear bumper has a soft ball size hole rusted through and the rest of the bumper has rust through. Cross members are also severely rusted.

- Newington, CT, USA

problem #21

Aug 012009


  • miles
Frame rust/rot. Even with washing under carriage regularly during winter.

- Brunswick, ME, USA

problem #20

Jul 252009


  • 97,000 miles
My 2001 Toyota Tundra has excessive frame & bed rust/ rot. I noticed some rust bubbles forming on the top side of the bed about a year ago. They have increasingly gotten worse and now they are almost rotted through in multiply locations. I maintain my vehicle very well. I wash both the top and bottom of the vehicle throughout the year, even during the new england winters. The bed rust/ rot is were the cross-member under the bed is spot welded. The frames coating/ paint is all flaking off and starting to rust/ rot excessively.

- East Hartford, CT, USA

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