Notes: A dependable pickup option that does have a slight history of frame corrosion. Even though mud looks cool on a truck, it's best if you run this through the car wash every now and again.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,420 miles

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2003 Toyota Tundra wheels / hubs problems

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2003 Toyota Tundra Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 092015


  • miles


The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Tundra. While the vehicle was being repaired according to NHTSA campaign number: 09V444000 (structure), the technician discovered that there was corrosion on the rear cross member. The vehicle was repaired; however, the remedy failed to repair the failure. While driving at approximately 45 mph, the vehicle started to shake and the rear driver side tire detached. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Morgan Town, WV, USA

problem #3

Apr 112014


  • 140,000 miles
After putting the vehicle in gear and starting the drive, a grinding/squealing sound started coming from the front driver's side wheel. This sound continued until the vehicle could be parked and taken to an auto repair shop to be looked at (parked within 1 mile of original starting point). The repair shop deemed the vehicle unsafe to drive due to a failed wheel bearing. The repair shop had a similar experience with a previously worked on Toyota prerunner where the same incident occurred, but the driver continued to drive the vehicle. The truck was eventually towed back to the shop after the wheel became cocked at a 90 degree angle while the driver was on the road.

- Salina, KS, USA

problem #2

Jul 082006

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,778 miles
2003 Toyota Tundra extended cab I checked my front brake pads. When I replaced the tire, two lug bolts failed at 70ft/lbs of torque. The specifications are tighten to 80ft/lbs. When I purchased new bolts at a dealer, the parts counterman said he was selling a lot of these lately.

- Gasport, NY, USA

problem #1

Dec 012002

Tundra 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,900 miles
The wheels rusted inside all the wheel wells. Manufacturer/dealer had done nothing, stating that the problem was due to the severe winter and refused to fix under warranty. Scc

- Mount Airy, MD, USA

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