fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,000 miles

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2001 Toyota Tundra brakes problems

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2001 Toyota Tundra Owner Comments

problem #5

Apr 102007

Tundra 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


I purchased a 2001 Toyota Tundra in March of 2007. I have had problems with the front brakes warping the rotors. I have since found that there was a service bulletin on the brake problems in 2002 on this model. The bulletin required a larger brake caliper and pads because the system was to small to handle the truck weight. The factory installed system was heating up and causing the problem. My contention is this should be a safety issue since factory installed brakes are not large enough to handle the truck. I have taken the truck to mechanics on three occasions. Rotors have been turned, but the problem continues. Mechanics from these locations and from a Toyota dealership advise me the problem will continue until the bulletin called for calipers are installed. With the problem as it is, the truck is hard to stop when breaking from 50 mph and up.

- Macon, GA, USA

problem #4

Oct 102001

Tundra 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles
2001 Toyota Tundra. The consumer states he has wheel hop when braking and the vehicle shimmies. There is a tsb, but the consumer is responsible for the payment. This started at 30,000 miles. The brakes were replaced at 42,000 miles. The problem came back after the brakes were replaced. This problem has been going on since the purchase of the vehicle.

- Manteno, IL, USA

problem #3

Nov 102003

Tundra 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
When applying the brakes there was a vibration that caused the whole truck to vibrate. The dealership knew about this problem and did nothing because the vehicle's warranty expired.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #2

Jan 042002

(reported on)


  • miles
Upon applying brakes drive must completely press pedal to the floor before vehicle will completely stop.

- Elcajon, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 012001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When ABS kicks in it intermittently makes a loud banging noise, almost like vehicle is back firing. When vehicle makes sudden stops pedal shakes and ABS kicks in. Toyota inspector says noise is normal.

- Orangeville, CA, USA

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