really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
82,849 miles

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2006 Toyota Tundra suspension problems

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2006 Toyota Tundra Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #23

Sep 012016


  • 150,000 miles


I have experienced an issue with the steering of my vehicle for the past several months. Steering requires an increased effort on my part. Also, there is a noise coming from the front suspension when I am driving.

- Riverdale, GA, USA

problem #22

Nov 212016


  • 115,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Tundra. While driving 10 mph, the front driver side tire fractured without warning while making a left turn. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the front ball joint failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 115,000.

- Willits, CA, USA

problem #21

Dec 012016


  • miles
Takata recall. The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Tundra. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V285000 (air bags) in June of 2015 and 07V013000 (suspension) in January of 2007. After contacting the dealer and the manufacturer on multiple occasions, the contact was informed that the parts needed for the recall remedy were still not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be provided. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #20

Aug 062016


  • 94,000 miles


I noticed pieces of rust falling under the front of my truck. When I looked at the frame where the motor sets and the front suspension parts I noticed severe rusting. The front brake lines appear affected also. Some bolts are rusted through and others appear to be close to rusting through.

- Danville, WV, USA

problem #19

Jun 182016


  • 170,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Tundra. While driving approximately 40 mph, an abnormal grinding sound emitted from the driver side of the vehicle. The contact pulled over and discovered that the driver side lower ball joint was fractured. The vehicle was towed to the dealer, but was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 170,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Yaphank, NY, USA

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problem #18

Mar 262016


  • 135,000 miles
I own a 2006 dbl cab Tundra in wi. Back in 2013 I was driving one and and someone was honking at me from behind. So I pulled over. They told me my gas tank was about to fall off. Sure thing I went under it and the gas tank strap was rust and only 1 of them was holding it up. I didnt some research and notice there was a recall on the frame rust. So I took it in for a inspection. The dealer told my that it didnt qualify for a replacement but they they can do a undebody coat and they replaced the tank strap too. So 1 yrs flew by and now my passenger side rear lower strut bracket broke off. It was just hanging there. This truck is falling apart. A few monther later while driving down the road. I was going about 35 mph and ther boom! I heard something loud. I ther braking but no brakes! I almost good hit twice running a red light. Scraiest day of my life. I almost doe that day. I finally rolled to a stop. I check the back and sure enough the driver side top strut bracket broke off taking out the brake distributor in the rear and also cutiing through some eletrical wires. This truck is a lemon! Toyota need to buy this truck back!

- Milwaukee, WI, USA

problem #17

May 142014


  • 0 miles


Had the truck in for recall for under coating frame about one year I looked to find rust on the frame by the rear spring. Called Toyota, then called dealer, was told some one would return my call. Have hear nothing from Toyota or dealer. The frame is flaking do to improper cleaning.

- Independence, KY, USA

problem #16

Nov 152015

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • miles
Takata recall my Toyota Tundra is a 2006 limited fully loaded beautiful truck.... until you look under neath it! the frame has rust holes, the struts rusted off the frame, the break lines are rusted out, my break drums are rusted out, leaf spring are rusted out, the exhaust system rusted off and the best part about all of this is that the truck was taken to Toyota for the recall and sprayed instead of replaced! the dealer took sponges and put them into the frame and painted over the frame!! a Toyota dealer!!!! and now that the frame is falling apart Toyota is saying it's not their problem the recall is over. Even thought the frame wasn't replaced when it was needing to be replaced! my household owns 7 Toyota a and Lexus vehicles, you can bet your money we will never buy a Toyota or Lexus again. Thanks Toyota for neglecting your responsibilities!

- Haslett, MI, USA

problem #15

Oct 212015


  • 190,500 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Tundra. While driving at any speed, there was an abnormal noise coming from the rear passenger side axle of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that there were components entering and exiting the axle which was causing the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 190,500. Update 01/13/16

- Caldwell, OH, USA

problem #14

Aug 262015


  • miles
My 2006 Toyota Tundra double cab has significant rust, which has resulted in a crack along the frame rail approximately 6 inches long near the passenger side front wheel. The frame has numerous other holes opening up and significant flakes of steel falling of the frame in this same area. I have meticulously cared for this vehicle and have been sure to keep the car and frame clean, particularly during the harsh winter months. Nonetheless the frame has rusted to the point where the sway bar mount on the passenger side has almost rusted through. While Toyota initiated a "limited service campaign" this is not a full recall. I learned of this significant damage 26 days after the conclusion of the campaign on July 31, 2015. As this is not a recall, customers such as myself have no recourse. I contacted Toyota and was rudely informed that there are no exceptions and that my vehicle cannot be covered under the campaign as it has expired. This leaves me with significant damage as a result of Toyota's engineering error. Not only does this significantly reduce the value of my vehicle, but clearly poses a safety hazard as critical components of the front suspension are weakened. Furthermore, an accident could result in serious damage and injury as a result of the weakened structure. The fact that this has not been not been classified as a recall is appalling. Toyota is unwilling to stand behind their vehicles and has left me to fend for myself for their error. I strongly urge the NHTSA to reconsider their closed case on this frame issue and demand a recall. The measures Toyota has taken through this campaign are not sufficient. There are countless other owners whose frames only received the crc coating and have continued to rust. This was clearly a stopgap measure. Toyota should be held accountable for the safety hazard and economic impact of their design flaw.

- Boxford, MA, USA

problem #13

Aug 122015


  • miles


The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Tundra. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V285000 (air bags) and 07V013000 (suspension); however, the parts needed to repair the vehicle were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Whitter, CA, USA

problem #12

Jun 202007


  • miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Tundra. While driving approximately 75 mph, the driver side front end collapsed to the ground and caused the front driver side tire to explode. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence, where a certified mechanic replaced the front lower ball joints and replaced the damaged tire. The failure recurred on a separate occasion and was repaired. In 2007, the vehicle was serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 07V013000 (suspension). The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The failure mileage was unavailable.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #11

Jan 012013

Tundra 8-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
Noticed that 1 of my rear leaf spring "leafs" had broken in half - totally. Called dealer told out of warranty. Truck was 4-5 yr.S old w/low milage. By shear luck I noticed it. Had I not noticed it I believe it could have caused a major problem possibly with gas tank or perhaps tire.

- Mobile, AL, USA

problem #10

Apr 252014

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • 135,000 miles
Driving my 2006 Toyota Tundra on April 25 2014, I made a left hand turn onto a freeway on ramp, catastrophic ball joint failure on the drivers side causing me to loose control of the vehicle and hit the embankment. My car is supposedly 10 days out of the recall notice for the front lower ball joint and the dealership is refusing to honor the recall. Took my vehicle to the local Toyota dealership estimated $1400 repair bill. Had the ball joint failed while I was on the freeway this could have been a serious tragedy. From my research ball joint failure is a known issue on 2002-2006 Tundra but for whatever reason my car is 10 days outside the recall notice...updated 06/27/14 updated 10/21/2014

- Simi Valley, CA, USA

problem #9

Feb 052014

Tundra 8-cyl

  • 190,000 miles
(Toyota going places) on wednesdays February 5, 2014 about 5:30pm, I was driving my 2006 Toyota Tundra to work. As I was making a right-hand turn onto I-95 South, the front left-hand side of my truck collapsed. To my surprise the ball joints head separated from the suspension, the left bottom front suspension was dragging the highway and the left front wheel was now stuck under the running board. This accident also damaged the left front bumper, the left front fender and the left front door. Needless to say I was traumatized. I saw no warning that this accident was about to happen. I kept my truck in immaculate condition and had regularly maintenance done at this Toyota dealership. We decided to do a search on the web to see if any recalls existed and there is a recall on the 2006 Toyota Tundra for this exact issue. However when I called Toyota corporate and provided my VIN number - low and behold my truck was not in that recall (my VIN# missed it by 15 days). The Toyota representative asked me to take my truck to the local Toyota dealership and get a written estimate. At my own expense, I had the truck towed and after about two days my repair expenses were denied by Toyota. However, I was offered $750 toward the purchase of a new Toyota for being a loyal customer. I purchased three new vehicles from this Toyota dealership (2006, 2007, & 2008). After fighting with the dealership and Toyota corporate for a day and half, I was asked to move my truck out of their shop. So at my expense my 2006 Tundra was towed back to my house (Toyota going places). Without exaggeration, a lot of people are going to get hurt if fatalities do not occur due to this defect. Toyota need another recall. Toyota going places - if the ball joints don't fall out sincerely yours, 06 Toyota Tundra owner

- Pooler, GA, USA

problem #8

Apr 162013

Tundra 8-cyl

  • 111,000 miles
After driving 10 miles to town at speeds of 60mph dropped truck off at mechanics shop because was steering hard. Mechanic got into truck to drive it into shop, lower ball joint snapped off when he put it into reverse the front end dropped, could not steer at all, had to put truck in shop with wrecker. The night before this I was doing 70 mph in rush hour traffic. Was there a crash? no, but there sure could have been. There was a recall for 2006 Tundra lower ball joints, Toyota says my truck is not in recall, should have been.

- Cloquet, MN, USA

problem #7

Feb 252013

Tundra 8-cyl

  • 165,000 miles
I had just pulled into a gas station and come to a stop when the front end of the truck dropped and landed on the tire. The lower ball joint snapped. Their was a recall on this problem...my question is did they really improve this part enough to make it road worthy...the parts are still breaking.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #6

Feb 222013


  • 165,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Tundra. The contact stated that after approaching a traffic stop, the entire front end of the vehicle dropped to the ground. The vehicle was later towed to a dealer where they advised the contact that the lower ball joints were fractured and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 165,000. The current mileage was approximately 166,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

problem #5

Nov 012011

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
The front struts rusted and snapped, on both my 2002 Tundra and my 2006 Tundra, in the same place on all 4 struts, where the tube mounts to the bottom bolt flange. In both cases, there was not any excessive or off road driving, just normal highway and city driving. The last time, I was driving over a railroad crossing.

- Johnson City, NY, USA

problem #4

Jan 272012


  • miles
The frame and suspension components have an abundance of rust on them. Flakes of metal are dropping/pealing off and the rust has spread to all parts of the frame and is prevalent around welds on the suspension parts. This concerns me due to the welds being the main component that bonds together the suspension pieces. The frame is showing an unusual amount of rust for such a young vehicle and poses a safety risk to me.

- Newark, DE, USA

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