definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,625 miles

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2005 Toyota Tundra drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2005 Toyota Tundra Owner Comments

problem #4

Apr 102003


  • 400 miles


I bought a 2003 Toyota Tundra 4X4 and since I bought it I felt that when I was at a stop light my truck accelerated by itself making a huge noise at the rear end axel I took my truck to a Toyota dealer and they said it they find nothing wrong but the problem continued for the 2 years I had the truck then I bough a 2005 Tundra also 4X4 and it has the same problem dealer don't do anything to solve my problem sometimes it feels like if someone hits the truck from behind like a sudden jump or push.

- Phoenix , AZ, USA

problem #3

Feb 012008

Tundra 4WD

  • 30,000 miles
When you come to a stop, the rear axel feels like a lot of torque is released from the rear end, like someone hits you from behind. It will make the truck move forward a foot or two each time. After taking it to the dealer several times, I was told it was because the rear axles are designed with such tight clearance, that the slip yoke needs to be greased every so often to keep the torque from building up, but no fix had been designed from Toyota. It is very scary when it happens. I was also told it only happens with 4 wheel drive Tundra models. Mine is a 2005 4 door, 4 wheel drive model.

- Blythe Island, GA, USA

problem #2

Dec 182009


  • 66,000 miles
2005 Toyota Tundra double cab SR5 transmission mount has 4 bolts and a plastic centering piece 3 of the bolts had worked their way out and the 4th was half way out centering piece was loose and floating in the crossbeam tightened the one bolt went to bob tyler Toyota in pensacola, fl. All that was asked of mewas did I have the extended warranty. I said no I thought the Tundra was covered for 100,000 miles. Besides I considered this a safety issue because my transmission could have become disconnected and caused a wreck or worse. I consider this unacceptable and the attitude of the associate was unconcerned. What can be done about this? tw*

- Pensacola, FL, USA

problem #1

Oct 142008


  • 70,100 miles
I have been hearing some clicking noise when my car is moving and it sounded like metal rubbing. I took it to Toyota and they said nothing was wrong. So when I went to get my emissions test done, the mechanic at the auto shop said that he heard the noise too and it sounded like it was coming from underneath the car in the middle. So they lifted the car and saw where the universal joint is worn out and the manufacturer seal is deteriorating causing the joints to rub together. There are no grease fittings on this so I am having to replace the universal joints as the problem is getting louder and the mechanic said that they needed to be fixed so that it does not break while I am going down the road which could cause problems underneath the car. I called Toyota about this today and they said that would only be covered under warranty and that is 60,000 miles or 5 years. I have 70,000 miles on the car. Toyota failed to check all of these items and catch them when I did my yearly service and mileage appointments with them and now they want to charge me. This could have been a very dangerous situation if it failed while I was on the road.

- Cary, NC, USA

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