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:
70,167 miles

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2004 Toyota Tundra suspension problems

suspension problem

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2004 Toyota Tundra Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 062006

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


I am a Toyota fanatic but I am concern about the failure of the ball joint of my 2004 Toyota Tundra. On 9/6/2006 while driving on a local roadway at approximately 25 mph the ball joint of my 2004 Toyota Tundra collapse causing my vehicle's front end to drag on the roadway. I took my vehicle for service three weeks prior for an oil change. On leaving the dealership I felt a difference in the front end, on checking my tire pressure I found it to be at 35 psi. Thinking this was the problem I reduced it to 32 psi. Continuing my drive for an additional hour or so I realized that the reduction in pressure while it made a difference the problem still existed. I returned to my dealership after my weekend trip and informed them of the difference in the feel and sound of my Tundra. They inspected it and told me that there is nothing the technician did to the vehicle that could have caused the difference in the feel and sound of my vehicle. I am currently in contact with Toyota America and the dealership hoping to bring about an amicable resolution to this problem, they indicated that my 2004 Tundra was not part of the ball joint recall campaign.

- Piscataway, NJ, USA

problem #2

Aug 232006

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 99,500 miles
: the contact stated, the steering began to fail while traveling at 65 mph., in dry, clear conditions on the freeway. The vehicle was pulled off to the side of the highway and slowed to 15 mph. While attempting to stop the front left wheel fell off dislocating the axle. When towed to the service dealer, the mechanic identified the lower front ball joint had fractured and the upper ball joint had been damaged. The manufacturer was contacted. Updated 05/21/07

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 212006

Tundra 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 111,000 miles
: the contact stated the ball joints had been replaced twice. Prior to both failures the steering became difficult. The dealership replaced the right front lower ball joint six months ago under a good will campaign. The left upper ball joint also fractured however the dealership will not repair it at no cost. The manufacturer was alerted who explained there was not a recall.

- Cottage Grove, MN, USA

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