really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,167 miles

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2007 Toyota Tundra body / paint problems

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2007 Toyota Tundra Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 022008

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


You already have other complaints about tailgate failure on 2007 Toyota Tundra trucks. I have read about them and seen the pictures. I have personally contacted Toyota motors to get a safe weight maximum for this tailgate and they have twice refused to provide this information. In their latest correspondence they claim the tailgate has no rating as it is not a weight bearing part. This contradicts their own website where they sell a bed extender accessory that is used to increase the capacity by using the tailgate as a weight bearing part of the truck. I would appreciate any assistance you can provide to force Toyota to reveal the safe tailgate weight limits.

- Roopville, GA, USA

problem #2

Oct 202007

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,500 miles
My tailgate is cracking along the inside seem. This looks to be a common flaw judging by the Toyota forums on the internet. I don't even have 4000 miles on my truck, and have only used it for light/medium duty. This is supposed to be a heavy duty truck and this looks to be a serious safety issue.

- Elizabeth, PA, USA

problem #1

Oct 202007


  • miles
1.my tailgate latch system is not working as expected and is flimsy. 2. my tailgate is weak and small cracking at seams at side where not welded, and this is with my 215 lb. Frame stepping on it to get in bed. I wanted to purchase bed extender to carry longer objects as I have done in my traded in F 150 but tailgate cannot handle my weight much less object. I know others that load atv's and motorcycles with complete seam failure, so I don't dare put more weight on gate. Gate can come off easy as I have noted in friends Tundra while hauling with tailgate down. Toyota dealer blamed him for doing something we have been doing with our work trucks for over 10 years. The gate panel to access internal gate components is so thin that just by pressing with hand, I can bend it. You must understand that a tailgate needs to be more durable in its latching design, which my crewmax is not, and definitely not come apart at seams by someone sitting on it or bend and fail. There is a standard in which I as well as others are used to in tailgate strength as I had on 1999 F 150 without any issues and with three grown men sitting on gate with combined weight of over 650 lbs gate won't bend and frame didn't come apart at seams. I have a motorcycle that I now cannot use extender to haul due to this poor design. I am a first time Toyota owner and I like my truck overall, but it is a truck and I expected to use it as such. I like my Tundra very much, however, I believe any reasonable person would conclude that the tailgate is of poor design, and questionable strength for "the truck that is changing it all". we will see what Toyota will do or not do about this. I have fixed latch at dealer temporary but I know there is tsb if it happens again. Tailgate quality in strength as well as some bed bounce issues is a whole different matter! voicing my concern before someone gets hurt.

- Pearland, TX, USA

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