really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,000 miles

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2002 Toyota Tundra brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Toyota Tundra Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 202005

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 38,000 miles


Brakes on 2002 Toyota Tundra defective. Brakes vibrate excessively.

- Richmondville, NY, USA

problem #3

May 102005

Tundra 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles
1.excessive break vibration during stoping. Thought to at first related to tire balance. 2.front brake rotors warped from heat buildup and improper ventilation. 3.contacted local Toyota service department. Advised of (Toyota tsb #BR004-02 brake upgrade) authorizing replacement of: Dust shields, front rotors, calipers, pads, rear drums, and pads. Toyota refuses to repair with mileage being 41,000 as truck is not in warrenty. Toyota would like to repair for $1803.25. Toyota would not comment on why I was not advised of this problem before warrenty expired. As of now, have contacted Toyota southeast and issue not resolved. Tundra will now have to be repaired out- O-F pocket, as break failure is imminent, and safety is compromised. Independent mechanic suggest replacing rotors with performace cooling disc and ceramic pads to minimize warping.

- Easley, SC, USA

problem #2

Oct 012004


  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles
When braking, the consumer felt a vibration coming from the front end. The rotors were warped.

- Jay, OK, USA

problem #1

May 182002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer applied brakes at 55 mph, brakes locked up, consumer lost control of vehicle, and went into a ditch. Damage to vehicle unknown at this time, no injury.

- National City, CA, USA

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