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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
87,461 miles

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2004 Toyota Tundra Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 092011


  • 123,360 miles


TL-the contact owns a 2004 Toyota Tundra. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 10 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning and the front passenger's side tire dislodged from the vehicle. The vehicle was unable to restart. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where the upper ball joint, the lower ball joint, the control arm, the ABS speed sensor, and rt front brake line leading system needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign numbers: 07V013000 (suspension) and 05V225000 (suspension). The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 123,360. Djr

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #2

Oct 012013


  • 84,000 miles
The 2004 and earlier Toyota Tundra has had major corrosion issues and frame recalls. My Tundra was just inspected by the local Toyota dealer and major corrosion was noted on the vehicle frame. Toyota applied a fiberglass based rustproofing to the frame. However, they would not acknowledge any other corrosion or rot on the vehicle. My vehicles motor mounts are so corroded that I am afraid that the engine will fall out of the vehicle. Also, the mounts that hold the radiator are so corroded they are almost gone. There are numerous other areas in the engine compartment and undercarriage that are completely corroded. The vehicle is unsafe to drive and Toyota will not address it.

- Allenhurst, NJ, USA

problem #1

Dec 072012

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • 55,023 miles
Catalytic converter failed at 55,023 miles and was replaced under warranty. The same catalytic converter failed again at 110,000 miles and when I went to a dealer was told that it wasn't under warranty and that I would have to pay $1200 for the part alone and labor would be extra. I also told the dealer that the high rear brake light housing was melting from the heat of the lights. They did nothing. The frame is rusting badly and is becoming a safety hazard. I called Toyota customer service and they said there was no recall for any of these items and there was nothing they could do. "adaptive equipment" is listed as a choice under "affected parts". how about explaining exactly what is the definition of "adaptive equipment"?

- Norwell, MA, USA

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