hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,542 miles

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2002 Toyota Tundra transmission problems

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2002 Toyota Tundra Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 222011

Tundra 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,800 miles


The contact owns 2002 Toyota Tundra. The contact stated that the transmission shift lever broke loose from the column internally and broke into several pieces.. the lever would not engage into gear and the contact inspected the vehicle and found that the steering metal housing was fractured. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and the current mileage was 69,800. Updated 10/5/11 updated 10/24/11

- East Lansing, MI, USA

problem #3

Mar 132010


  • 56,134 miles
2002 Toyota Tundra. Consumer states there is a serious problem with the steering column housing support. The consumer stated after starting the vehicle and subsequently attempting to shift the gear into reverse, the gear shift lever broke free at the steering column. Despite the failure the consumer was able to stop the vehicle. When the consumer arrived home, he was able to park the vehicle, but he was unable to shift into any other gear. The consumer stated it appeared the cast aluminum components supporting the transmission shift lever appeared to be flawed.

- Livermore, CA, USA

problem #2

Sep 302006

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,234 miles
Shifting lever broke off inside column when shifting from reverse to park. I was no longer able to shift transmissions.

- Chicopee, MA, USA

problem #1

Mar 302006

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,000 miles
The shift lever broke from the steering column while I was shifting from park to drive. The metal support surrounding the steering column broke. The truck was totally disabled and needed to be towed. The shaft sub-assembly, the tube sub-assembly, the support tilt steering assembly, and some screws, bolts and washers needed to be replaced. I asked to save the old parts.

- Blue Bell, PA, USA

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