Notes: You're going to burn through a lot of dinosaurs while chugging around town, and any rear passengers you may have to carry are going to feel real cramped, but at the end of the day this is a solid truck.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,344 miles

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2004 Toyota Tundra brakes problems

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2004 Toyota Tundra Owner Comments

problem #7

Sep 112007


  • 37,563 miles


Front disc brake rotors subject to repeated warping causing front wheel to vibrate when braking and making the vehicle hard to control.

- Flowery Branch, GA, USA

problem #6

Jan 202008


  • 44,000 miles
2004 Toyota Tundra with 44000 miles has developed a brake problem. Air repeatedly gets into the brake lines with no loss of fluid causing the brake pedal to go to the floor when braking. The Tundra has been at the dealer for four months trying to be repaired, the Toyota rep has visited on five separate occasions, called the factory engineers and it is still not fixed! repairs cost to date are over $3500, Toyota picked up $2,000 leaving me out of pocket $1500+ and a truck that has a defective braking system that must be bled every 75 miles to remain drivable. This problem started in mid January 2008.

- Lenox Dale, MA, USA

problem #5

Aug 012006

Tundra 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Toyota Tundra. The contact stated that the stopping distance extended when he depressed the brake pedal. The dealer was unable to diagnose the cause of the failure; however, they adjusted the brakes. Approximately six months later, the failure recurred. The contact took the vehicle to a different dealer and they were unable to diagnose the cause of the failure; however, they adjusted the brakes again. As of December 26, 2007, the failure had not recurred. The contact felt that the slack adjuster caused the failure, but the dealer stated that the slack adjuster was fine. The speed was unknown. The failure mileage was 10,000 and current mileage was 21,000. Updated 01/17/08.

- Moline, IL, USA

problem #4

Feb 072007

Tundra 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 31,419 miles


I own a 2004 Toyota Tundra purchased in June of 2004 (new). Up to date I have 31,000 (thousand) miles on it and have been forced to replace the brakes on the truck three times. I have called and complained to Toyota and they have done nothing so far.

- West Covina, CA, USA

problem #3

Mar 102006

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 27,800 miles
When I complained about front end brake shimmy they stated there is a tsb on the front brake system. When I asked if dangerous until I get fixed I was told no. I got into an accident the day before my appointment to get the tsb repaired. Now my brakes are at 50% 8 months after replacement as well.

- Durango, CO, USA

problem #2

Jul 112005

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,627 miles
I have a 04 double cab Toyota Tundra. Wife was driving and trying to stop.when she pressed the brake pedal truck kept on rolling and smashed into the car in front of her. An inspection was done on my truck and they said nothing was wrong but it was totaled by the body shop so there was nothing to change or fix. I've been looking at a web site called Tundra solutions and there is more people with this same braking problem or brake fade as the call it. Please feel free to call me to get more info.

- Koloa, HI, USA

problem #1

Apr 012005

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,000 miles
Consumer needs new brake rotors and pad. They needed to be replaced after 13,000 miles. The rear brakes were also out of adjustment.

- Saint James, NY, USA

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