hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,160 miles

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2005 Toyota Tundra Owner Comments

problem #7

Mar 022015

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles


2005 Toyota Tundra. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle frame corrosion issues. The consumer stated the bed corrosion was caused by the frame rust. However, Toyota refused to cover the cost of the bed corrosion.

- Bristol, RI, USA

problem #6

Dec 102012

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,121 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Tundra. The contact stated that the service brake light illuminated on the instrument panel. The contact checked the fluid level and noticed that the brake fluid was nearly depleted. The contact replenished the fluid and the light dimmed. When the brake pedal was depressed, it sank to the floorboard. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostic testing. The technician diagnosed that the entire under carriage was excessively corroded and the brake lines fractured. The manufacturer and dealer were made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 36,121. Updated 01/20/15 updated 01/10/15. Updated 02/05/15 updated 03/10/15 updated 06/17/2015

- Montgomery, NY, USA

problem #5

Sep 222014


  • 65,000 miles
We received several recall notices for frame deterioration and the need for inspection, correction and anti-corrosion chemical application. We took it to the Toyota dealer as requested. They called the next morning to have us pick up the vehicle and the anti-corrosion spray (black gooey stuff similar to undercoating) that they used was everywhere, including on the wiring harnesses, brake lines, the step bars that we installed aftermarket last year, inside of the wheel wells, the mud flaps - it was still wet and smelled awful. We contacted the service manager who blew us off, we called Toyota and they refused to assist, other than to take down the complaint on paper. I can't seem to find an attorney even remotely interested in assisting with this case. Toyota says that the coating may never dry so it will attract all dirt and grime that it's exposed to. It looks and smells horrible. We can't even sell it because it smells so bad! Toyota won't remove it or even repair it, nor will they replace the vehicle.

- Hampton, VA, USA

problem #4

Apr 012010


  • 50,000 miles


Bought this vehicle used in 2010 and it had a lot of corrosion underneath then. Currently has 50 K miles. My brakes are squealing due to corrosion preventing the calipers from moving and the wheel was corroded to the hub and it took a lot of effort to remove it. The structural members and all the components have loose layers of rust. The exhaust heat shields fell off. The spare tire restraint system looks too weak so I removed the spare. The spare wheel is so corroded that the bolt holes are no longer smooth for the lugs to bear against evenly. I am concerned that something bad will happen eventually if a weakened critical part were to fail. I doubt the undercoating Toyota is offering for 04 to 06 trucks can help much at this point. I don't want to be the guy who drops a fuel tank on the freeway.

- Hollywood, MD, USA

problem #3

Aug 082013

Tundra 8-cyl

  • 112,000 miles
I have been told my truck has excessive rust on the brake line, front brake rotors and power steering unit. They will al need to be replaced.

- Hopewell Junction, NY, USA

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problem #2

Apr 152013

Tundra 8-cyl

  • 140,000 miles
The frame on my 2005 Toyota Tundra is rusted to the point of failure. Frame recall should include all Toyota Tundra. Additional components have rusted including linkage arms. Body looks great. Toyota has no comment.

- Brant Rock, MA, USA

problem #1

Mar 182013


  • 60,000 miles
Brought Toyota Tundra 2005 to dealership to inspect frame for rust. Rust hole in frame under driver side, and along seam of frame. Dealer declared vehicle unsafe to drive, and took pictures of frame. Instructed to call Toyota and created case. But Toyota said vehicle was out of warranty and they would do nothing.

- Tolland, CT, USA

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