really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
93,565 miles

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2006 Toyota Tundra Owner Comments

problem #12

May 122015


  • 125,000 miles


I was leaving a parking lot when the right front ball joint failed. The wheel fell off, the suspension dropped down. I put the vehicle in park, turned off the engine and called for a tow truck.

- Marathon, WI, USA

problem #11

Apr 032015

Tundra 8-cyl

  • 227,486 miles
This is still a problem........since the original 70B recall. I was backing into the driveway when the left front ball joint failed. My son and I had just come off of the highway. My tire was nearly off the truck and it jammed into the left front quarter panel, I could not exit the driver side door. The nut came off and was on the ground, the cotter pin was no where to be found. I took my vehicle to the dealership and of course they would not may for this repair. I cannot understand what this defect has not been part of a mass recall by Toyota motors. This is still a problem and potential danger.

- Conyers, GA, USA

problem #10

Aug 012013


  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Tundra. The contact stated that the air pressure in two of the tires would constantly deflate. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and the dealer, who diagnosed that due to the porosity in the interior of the wheels, air would leak out from the wheels causing the tires to deflate. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 100,000.

- Littleton, CO, USA

problem #9

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 #8

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

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problem #7

Oct 182013


  • 188,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Tundra. The contact stated that while traveling approximately 60 mph, the passenger's side front wheel became detached from the vehicle and caused it to roll over, crashing into an embankment. There were no injuries. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was not contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 188,000.

- Union, SC, USA

problem #6

Feb 142007


  • 88,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Toyota Tundra. The contact stated that in the seven years of owning the vehicle, he had to replace both front tires at least eight times. The contact assumed that there was something wrong with the suspension on the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection and they stated that there was nothing wrong with the vehicle. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 88,000.

- Concord, CA, USA

problem #5

Jun 242008


  • 39,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Tundra. The contact stated that the alloy wheels began to bubble, causing loss of air pressure in the tires and the tires to deflate. The rims were cleaned but all four wheels continued to leak air. The vehicle was inspected by the dealer but was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the incident. The failure mileage was 39,000.

- Faribault, MN, USA

problem #4

May 142013

Tundra 8-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
All four rims are the alloy wheel. They are all blistering and pieces of rims are falling out. Called Toyota they told in short there is no recall on them and there is nothing they can do. They also would not comment if there were others complaints on the rims. They told me there is nothing they will do until they are in recall.

- Chestertown, MD, USA

problem #3

Jul 272010

Tundra 8-cyl

  • miles
Wheel corrosion on my 2006 Toyota Tundra 4D V8. Dealer had the wheels replaced about 2 yrs. Ago (still under warranty at that time). Now having the exact same problem or bubbling/corrosion under the sealant/paint with the new wheels and being told, "sorry, they're out of warranty". would appear to be an obvious manufacturing process defect to me that would lead to eventual lack of structural integrity.

- Satellite Beach, FL, USA

problem #2

Apr 302008


  • miles
I feel this is not an isolated case and can lead to catastrophic failure of the alloy wheels on Toyota trucks causing serious injury and possible death to driver and/or passengers. Alloy wheels are corroding with only 40,000 miles and Toyota won't even call me back. Service manager at northshore Toyota in Louisiana said it was due to extreme use. This was after a 30 second inspection. When I asked to speak with a factory rep. I was told that would not happen. Since then I have been given the run around by Toyota. I have owned and recommended Toyota's since 1974 and will now seriously reconsider my position.

- Abita Springs, LA, USA

problem #1

Nov 292006


  • Automatic transmission
  • 290 miles
My husband and I purchased a 2006 Toyota Tundra access cab on 11/25/06 at Toyota of fort worth Texas. Less than 6 days later, we were driving home on a street that leads to our house, less than a mile, we have been traveling this road for at least 15 years. It was slightly raining, we approached the curve to the left on this road. Made the curve and all of a sudden the wheels broke loose, my husband tried to correct but the truck began to accelerate, then turned completely sideways and crashed into two trees that were less than 5 feet from the road. It also appears that the 4 wheel anti lock brake system wasn't working.

- Joshua, TX, USA

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