hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,916 miles

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2001 Toyota Tundra brakes problems

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2001 Toyota Tundra Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 142005

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • 91,080 miles


Due to premature corrosion (vehicle 4 years old) parking brake failed to function, failed nys inspection, was repaired (03/14/2005). Due to premature corrosion, spring broke, was repaired (01/02/2008). Power steering rack rotted, had to be replaced. Approx mileage 150,000. Front suspension links rotted out. Called Toyota (04/15/2009) voiced our concern for rotting frame, no recall at that time. They issued a complaint #.took vehicle to dealer for inspection for three recalls, A0F, B0D, 90M on 05/02/2012. Inspection not properly done, chunks of rust still can be flaked off, possible holes behind, but they sprayed crc over top of the loose scaling, covering over the problems. We had no choice in what they were doing with our property. We took it in for an inspection. After said inspection, if it would not get a new frame, we would have opted to take it home, removed all loose scaling prior to the crc being applied. We were not given any options, our vehicle was already on the way to their collision shop for the work. This would have accomplished two things; the dealership would know without a doubt that there were no holes and the crc would stick directly to the frame minimizing future corrosion (that is the objective of the recall afterall) I called Toyota corporate and voiced my concern with a spray covering over the problem, and the truck not being safe. My case is still pending, but based on the initial call back from the case manager, it is not looking like there will be a resolution in our favor, we will see. My concern is, how many of these Toyota dealers are not thoroughly inspecting these trucks, spraying over the problems and putting these vehicles back on the roads. How safe is that?

- Hamburg, NY, USA

problem #4

Dec 262009


  • 81,000 miles
We own a 2001 Tundra with severe rust problems on the frame, brakes, body parts, spare tire, suspension and nuts and bolts all over the vehicle. The spare tire dropped from the rear of the truck due to rust and damaged the rear bumper. We have spent thousands of dollars to repair rusted items on this truck.

- Shady Cove, OR, USA

problem #3

Oct 152009

Tundra 4WD

  • 80,000 miles
I have an 2001 Toyota Tundra that was purchased and has been driven in the northeast. It has a rusted(quoted from a Toyota mechanic) emergency brake line. Wondering if this is apart of the rust recall already in place with the Tundra.

- Greenwich, CT, USA

problem #2

Jan 012005


  • miles
I have a 2001 Toyota Tundra that has a ruinous amount of rust on the undercarriage. I have spent thousands on exhaust work and can no longer justify putting money into this truck. The check engine light came on within months of my having purchased the vehicle. After many attempts to repair the problem, the light will go off, but then something else goes wrong with the exhaust system and it comes back on. It's on right now despite my having just gotten it out of the garage a few weeks ago. The heat shield continuously rattles because of the rust. Also, the parking brake line is rusted to the point of being unusable. This is my work vehicle and I'm afraid I'm getting close to being without my truck. I am very disappointed in this truck. If I'm not helped out by this situation, Toyota will lose a life-long customer.

- West Roxbury, MA, USA

problem #1

Apr 012002

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,500 miles
Brake pedal fades under pressure and acts inconsistently. At times the brakes engage near the top of the pedal and at other times almost at the floor. Brake light has come on several times. Parking brake will engage after three or four clicks and the next time will not engage almost to floor. Dealer has replaced pads, drums, disks, etc. Dealer and Toyota motor sales will not return calls, letters, etc.

- Prescott, AZ, USA

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