really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,375 miles

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2006 Toyota Tundra brakes problems

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2006 Toyota Tundra Owner Comments

problem #8

Apr 052011


  • 110,000 miles


I have a 2006 Toyota Tundra and on 4/5 I was driving on the freeway and my brakes did not stop the vehicle, I had to use my emergency brake to stop. Repair shop said that it the master cylinder was leaking brake fluid and I also needed new front brake pads and rotors. I had the car fixed at my own expense. Toyota has a recall for certain 2006 Toyota Tundra master cylinders leaking however when I called Toyota customer service for reimbursement they said that my particular 2006 Toyota Tundra was not covered under that recall. Last year I had the brake line leaking fluid X 2 causing my brakes not to work.

- Norco, CA, USA

problem #7

Feb 152009


  • 34,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Tundra. While the contact was driving approximately 40 mph the brake pedal was engaged and the vehicle spun out of control. The gear was shifted into neutral and repeatedly engaged the brake pedal. The contact was able to gain control of the vehicle. Whenever the temperature was cold and the road surface was wet, engaging the brakes resulted in the vehicle spinning uncontrollably. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The dealer stated that a vehicle without an engine brake shut off switch was unsafe in the winter. The dealer stated that they could not replace the engine brake or supply a shut off switch due to the labor. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 34,000. The current mileage was 49,000.

- Homer City, PA, USA

problem #6

Dec 312008


  • 22,000 miles
I had borrowed my in-laws Toyota Tundra while on vacation. I had previously traveled down a street to an intersection to go to a bank while my wife was visiting friend with no issues. Came back 1/2 hour later through same intersection, and the I hit the brake to stop for the stop sign at the intersection and the vehicle kept propelling forward. While I was standing on the brake, the anti-lock brakes were engaged and the vehicle kept being propelled into the intersection, where I ran into an armored van. I was ticketed for failure to stop at a stop sign. There were 3 people in the vehicle, my wife, son, and myself. There were no injuries. This had never happened before. The vehicle has since be traded off for a new one.

- Marysville, KS, USA

problem #5

Nov 162009


  • 42,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Tundra. The contact stated that the brakes faiedl when he depressed the brakes. The pedal goes all the way way to the floor. The brakes failed a couple times. The last time he hit a deer and damaged his vehicle because the brakes would not stop the vehicle. He has taken the vehicle to the dealer numerous times but they cannot duplicate the failure. He finally contacted the Toyota manufacturer and they stated that is the way the brakes should be operating. The failure mileage was 42,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Orland, CA, USA

problem #4

Feb 012006

Tundra 4WD

  • miles
I own a 2006 Toyota Tundra limited 4WD and have experienced the same type of braking problems that are being described with the prius. In icy and slick conditions my brakes all but quit working. My Toyota is great, but something is wrong with the braking system in certain conditions.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #3

Aug 072007


  • 35,000 miles
The contact owns 2006 Toyota Tundra. He purchased the vehicle in August of 2007 and noticed that the front brakes were wearing faster than the rear breaks. The rear brakes were not activating automatically to take the pressure off of the front brakes. The dealer is aware of the failure, but they could only adjust the rear braking system manually. The estimated cost for adjusting the rear brakes was $70. He will contact the manufacturer. The failure and the current mileage were 35,000.

- Toms River , NJ, USA

problem #2

Dec 012006

Tundra 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Tundra. The contact's vehicle has had four brake jobs and two sets of rotors replaced. The service manager stated that the rotors were overheated and cannot be used. The cost to repair the rotors is $500. He noticed a black substance leaking from the vehicle, which alerted him to take the vehicle to the dealer for inspection. The VIN, engine size, and failure mileage were unknown. The current mileage is 22,183.

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 192006

(reported on)

Tundra 4WD

  • miles
Ltr from (tx) reporting problems with his 2006 Tundra motor vehicle. The cruise control has a problem down shifting 2 gears on minor grade for no reason, which caused the engine to rev to over 4000 rpms. The vehicle would not shift into overdrive while driving on the freeway. The brake will fade while sitting at a traffic light. The stopping distance on the vehicle was much longer than any other vehicle the consumer had driven. The vehicle was getting very poor gas mileage. There was an odor from the air condition. The tire sensor light illuminated, but it was resolved.

- Conroe, TX, USA

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