hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,829 miles

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2005 Toyota Tundra brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Toyota Tundra Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 152014

Tundra 8-cyl

  • 105,288 miles


I pulled my truck out of the garage (it was backed in) and when I approached the street applied the brakes. The brake pedal went to the floor and the truck barely stopped before entering the street. (driveway was luckily on flat terrain) I checked the brake reservoir and it was almost empty. Filled up reservoir, pumped brakes to get stiff pedal and checked for leaks. Could find none so drove truck on about 5 mile roundtrip. Pulled truck out the next day and reservoir was again empty but could find no fluid on concrete in garage. Filled reservoir & brought to my mechanic. He found that the booster pump was leaking into the master cylinder which was why there was not fluid on the concrete. He had to replace the entire unit since Toyota does not sell the components separately. This could have been disastrous under different circumstances. The brakes had worked perfectly fine the previous time the truck was driven. In fact it was driven over 250 miles on a hunting trip through roads that ran along cliffs. If the brakes had suddenly failed just 4 days earlier, someone could have died.

- Newburgh, IN, USA

problem #3

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 #2

Nov 032014

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • 61,600 miles
Brake fluid low-Toyota service center said master cylinder was leaking onto vacuum pack thus both had to be replaced, an extremely expensive repair that should not be necessary on a low-mileage vehicle.

- Lutz, FL, USA

problem #1

Feb 042011


  • 48,308 miles
I got into truck to drive and had no brakes. They had "gone" out overnight. The truck was towed to dealer and we found out that a brake line had rusted out. Less than three months later the same thing happended again. Now it is an additional two lines that have rusted out. Toyota is telling us that its normal and not unexpected for this to happen with a truck that has almost 50,000 miles on it. In addition, since there are several brake lines on the truck, the others could go at any time. This is an extreme safely hazard as the brakes could stop working at anytime the truck is driven.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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