really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
155,755 miles

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2001 Toyota Tundra suspension problems

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2001 Toyota Tundra Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #7

Dec 062011

Tundra 8-cyl

  • 190,000 miles


This is not a complaint, however, I was wondering if there was/is a recall on lower ball joints for 4by2, 4.7 litre Toyota Tundra, model year 2001.

- Placerville, CA, USA

problem #6

May 012011


  • 105,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Toyota Tundra. The contact stated that he heard a banging from the vehicle and noticed that pieces of metal had detached from the vehicle while driving 65 mph. The contact stopped the vehicle and noticed that the leaf springs were fractured due to corrosion. The vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 105,000.

- Fall River, MA, USA

problem #5

Nov 122010

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • 105,000 miles
Toyota's Tundra corrosion recall focuses on the frame, fuel tank mounting, and spare tire mounting hardware. If the frame has no perforations and the fuel tank suspension and spare tire mounting are sound, the truck is determined to be safe. My Tundra has been so inspected by a dealer, passed their test, and found to be "safe.". my complaint is that the vehicle's undercarriage shows extensive corrosion of frame, steering, and suspension components beyond the scope of Toyota's recall. The extent of the corrosion is so great that it calls into question the potential for a suspension or steering component to fail during operation, leading to a loss of control and injury to passengers and others on the highway. I have digital photographs of several corrosion sites on the undercarriage of my truck that illustrate my concern. I have taken my truck to a body shop for evaluation and was told it is not safe. Toyota's recall does not address the full range of safety issues brought on by their corrosion problem. Toyota should be required to inspect all of the critical components subject to the excessive corrosion and either determine they are safe or repair them. If my digital photos would assist you in understanding my concern, I would be happy to forward them to you. Thank you!

- Upton, MA, USA

problem #4

Jan 082010


  • 95,000 miles


2001 Toyota Tundra. I have replaced front left lower control arm, rear brake parts and other parts attached to the frame of this truck. I have sanded, scraped, primed and painted the frame of my truck. I wash the frame at least once a week in the winter time. The frame is still rusting away. The rear of the frame is rusted around the spare tire mount and rear frame rails. The front of the frame does not appear to have much rust looking from the outside, however if you look inside the frame there is heavy rust. I have two large chunks of rust that have been retrieved from the inside of the front frame. I have saved these two large chunks needed. I have contacted Toyota many times on this matter, dating back to 2008. I have been told there is a recall, yet this recall is only for the rear cross member. I was also told that there was only a recall for rust perforation (hole). This seems strange to me knowing that as the metal in the frame deteriorates from corrosion it is weakened. I don't believe there has to be a hole in the frame to make it weak. I am not looking for a new truck. I would just like to have my truck last as long as advertised in Toyota tv commercials. "legendary reliability" my truck is not that old and only had 80K miles on when I first filed a complaint with Toyota. The body on my truck is almost 100% rust free. If I had not cleaned and painted my frame the truck would have been junk along time ago. I would just like to see Toyota take care of this problem with more than a anti corrosion spray and hitting it with a hammer.

- Perry, ME, USA

problem #3

Jan 012009


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

- Cheshire, CT, USA

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problem #2

Dec 102004

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 101,382 miles
Vehicle was driving roughly and consumer was able to pull over. Consumer noticed that the right passenger's side wheel collapsed inward. Had the vehicle towed to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that both driver's side and passenger's side ball joints needed to be replaced. The consumer stated that the lower ball joint failed.

- Downieville, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 042003

Tundra 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles
On my 2001 Tundra, when appling the brakes there is sever vibration causing the whole truck to vibrate. The dealership replaced the front and rear brakes but the vibration still occurs. It has caused the tires to wear excessivly and there is only 20,000 miles on the truck.

- Columbus, GA, USA

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