really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
84,252 miles

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2005 Toyota Tundra body / paint problems

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2005 Toyota Tundra Owner Comments

problem #9

Nov 042016


  • 70,000 miles


The frame of the truck was recalled for excessive rust. The dealer sprayed on a coating per the recall in 2013. The coating has all flaked off and the frame is losing chunks of rust. Toyota know about this problem but won't do anything about it once they spray the defective coating on it. The truck frame needs replaced and they won't do it. Somebody is going to be seriously injured or killed in one of these trucks when the frame breaks at speed.

- Cheyenne, WY, USA

problem #8

Oct 032016


  • miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Tundra. The contact noticed extensive rust and corrosion near the motor mounts. The vehicle was included in a manufacturer recall, but the contact was informed that the statute had expired to receive the repair. The contact was uncertain if the vehicle would be repaired by a dealer or independent mechanic. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and refused to repair the vehicle. The recall details were not provided. The failure mileage was not available.

- West Lafayette, IN, USA

problem #7

May 122016


  • 129,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Tundra. While the vehicle was stationary, the contact noticed severe corrosion on the rear frame of the vehicle. Upon inspection, it was diagnosed that the frame was "flaking away" due to severe corrosion. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was 129,000. Updated 10/06/16

- Altoona, PA, USA

problem #6

May 192016


  • 129,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Tundra. While the vehicle was being inspected, it was noticed that the rear frame was corroded. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 129,000. Updated 08/16/16

- Altoona, PA, USA

problem #5

Mar 102016


  • 102,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Tundra. The contact stated that there was severe corrosion to the subframe of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer to be inspected. The contact was informed that due to the severe corrosion, the vehicle could not be repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 102,000.

- Chicopee, MA, USA

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problem #4

Oct 182015


  • 128,270 miles
I went to a certified Toyota dealer for an oil change few days ago and they notified me about the massive corrosion on the frame that do not reflect the age or the overall condition of my vehicle. They strongly recommend me to stop driving the vehicle immediately due to the high degree of damage on the entire body. I just bought this vehicle from grieco Mazda of delray beach on 10/13/15. The vehicle was not inspected at all prior to sell it to me becuase grieco Mazda did not mention this massive corrosion while doing the business.

- Hialeah Gardens, FL, USA

problem #3

Jul 132013


  • miles


I brought my truck in on July 13th 2015 to have the frame inspection done by hurlburt Toyota in epping nh. They determined that my frame passed inspection and wanted me to bring it back to have crc done. I expressed my concern about the condition of my frame when I dropped it off and handed the service rep two pieces of metal that had basically fallen off in my hand. I was told not to worry and that they would look at it. I knew the frame was in bad shape and was disgusted when I was told that there was nothing wrong with it. I was then contacted a few weeks later 2 days before the recall expired and was encouraged to get my truck in to have crc done, but they could not provide me a loaner that I could tow with so I never went in. I was prepared to undercoat truck myself and while underneath my truck I found a hole in the boxed section of the drivers side(not a drainage hole) I contacted the dealer that inspected and they told me to contact Toyota Corp which I did and received a case # and after a lot of wasted time was told there was nothing that could be done. Something needs to be done about the way this is being handled. There is no way they can get crc in that boxed section which is where my problem is. It is frame rot not rust. Applying crc to that area will probably only make the rot worse. I was told that they do a more thorough inspection before undercoating but they had my truck for two days and printed on service slip that it passed. All of the frames are bad on these trucks. Im now stuck with a truck that I paid $10,000 two years ago and now feel its worth nothing. I would not sell in this condition and cant get any help from Toyota! any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

- Raymond, NH, USA

problem #2

Feb 062014

Tundra 8-cyl

  • 150,000 miles
January 28th (2014) I was into york's Toyota for diagnosis of a check engine light and rough idle problem. The clerk at york's Toyota advised me of (2) recalls on my pickup truck (ball joint & spray frame) and said "we will call you to schedule when to have these completed at no cost to you". February 6th while driving southbound on interstate 95 at the posted speed of 75mph in sherman Maine the front driver's side of my 2005 Toyota Tundra buckled. After pulling to side of the highway I got out of the truck and saw the front driver's side ball joint appeared to have sheered off causing damage to tie rod end, other front steering components and some front quarter panel damage. I called the Maine state police which completed an accident report. York's has refused to pay for the repairs to the vehicle. My insurance refuses to pay because the cause of the accident was a recalled part. Toyota Corp in California has refused to pay for all the repairs to my vehicle stating the ball joint recall was for premature wear and since my truck has 150,000miles it doesn't qualify. This is completely unacceptable. A recall was issued and Toyota is refusing to fix the recalls and the damages.

- Easton, ME, USA

problem #1

Aug 142012

Tundra 8-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
Due to excessive heat from bulbs or material too close to heat source, holes were burned into a lens casing located above sliding glass window to rear of driver.

- San Diego, CA, USA

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