fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,842 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Toyota Tundra brakes problems

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2002 Toyota Tundra Owner Comments

problem #5

Dec 222006

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles


Breaks on Toyota Tundra are defective and Toyota knows about it as stated in tsb #BR004-02. My front brakes have worn out prematurely. The only reason that I have not experienced the problem sooner is that I mainly use the truck for occasional long distance highway trips. I am experiencing vibration when applying the brakes and they wore out prematurely. Numerous other customers have complained about this issue as well. Based on some of these additional complaints, Toyota is doing everything possible to avoid fixing the problem. Please refer to these additional complaints posted on this blog: www.consumeraffairs.com/automotive/toyota_tundra.html.

- Mahwah, NJ, USA

problem #4

Jan 092004

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles
Manufacturer refuses to service faulty brake system while under warranty - 2002 Toyota Tundra 2/03-I took my 2002 Toyota Tundra to a dealership in scottsdale, AZ (right Toyota) with concern over brake pulsation. The mileage on my vehicle was 32,000 miles. The dealer informed me that my truck was due for a 30,000 mile service interval and checking brakes was normal procedure. I received an invoice noting my front brakes were 90% worn & rear brakes were 40% worn. The dealership offered to replace the front pads for $400. I declined and had my brakes serviced elsewhere 1/13/04-I took my truck to a second dealership in phoenix, AZ (camelback Toyota) for the 60,000 mile service interval. The dealer performed the service and in the process of checking the brakes noted the entire brake system should have been replaced due to two technical service bulletins (#BR004-02; #BR003-02) the condition of the rotors and drums were warped, with excessive wear. The dealer wanted to replace the brake system. They said that the required service should have been performed under warranty with the tsbs. The mileage limit on those tsbs was 3 years or 36,000 miles. Since I was over the mileage requirement, yet had originally brought my truck in for this exact problem prior to 36,000 miles Toyota offered to cover the parts if I paid the $1,100 in labor. I refused because this problem was alerted to Toyota prior to 36,000 and was mis diagnosed as worn pads I called ToyotaS corporate services number at 800-331-4331 with all the details of this case. They have refused assistance. ToyotaS internal reference number for this is 200401090758. I have documentation (the 30kmile service invoice) that notes I had brake issues prior to the expiration of the tsb warranty covering the brakes. It has been provided to camelback Toyota, and the factory is aware of the issue, yet they still refuse to honor their own policy for replacing a brake system that is unsafe.

- Fountain Hills, AZ, USA

problem #3

Oct 212003

(reported on)


  • 30,210 miles
When brake pedal was depressed it made a squeaking noise, and front end vibrated. As a result, vehicle failed to stop immediately. This caused extended stopping distance. The dealership replaced the front brakes due to excessive brake deterioration. They also adjusted the rear brakes because they began to warp.

- Mauriceville, TX, USA

problem #2

Nov 212002

(reported on)

Tundra 4WD

  • miles
Brake rotors were warped. No recall notice from dealer problem universal with this make and model.

- Roswell, GA, USA

problem #1

Jan 172002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving state speed limit heard a knocking on front end of vehicle while applying brakes.

- Fresno, CA, USA

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