pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
97,700 miles
Total Complaints:
6 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. dealer recommends changing air pumps and emission control valve (4 reports)
  2. not sure (2 reports)
2007 Toyota Tundra engine problems

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2007 Toyota Tundra Owner Comments

problem #6

May 052013

Tundra Limited 4.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 175,000 miles


My 07 Tundra was my first Toyota. Except for the rough ride, its been a keeper.

The air induction pump went out at about 175,000 miles. Cost about $2,800, which really sucked.

I've now got over 301,000 miles and counting my blessings.

I've read that there are now at least 2 - 07 Tundras that have over a million miles with original engines.

Sure hope I'm able to buy a newer one before that happens. Ha!

Unless Toyota comes out with a truck with better gas mileage and better ride, I may end up getting a Ford. Got 260,000 miles out of my last Ford.

- arlo77, Corona, US

problem #5

Jan 292019

Tundra Limited V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,262 miles

We are retired and needed a good vehicle to visit friends and family. We went to the dealership and got the Toyota Tundra that the salesman said would be a great vehicle for us. We had only driven the truck for 587 miles and the check engine light came on. We took it in and received a diagnostic on the truck which cost us $100.00. They told us that we need to replace the air injection pump. This cost $986.55. We only had the truck for 46 days. The extended warranty that the salesman sold us would not cover it. The check engine light is back on and we have only driven it for 55 miles.

When we had this fixed the last thing that we asked is that all that was wrong with it and they told us yes. You would think that the mechanic would know what he is talking about since they did the diagnostic on the truck. We feel that they did not tell us the truth just to have us come back and pay more money.

- cdeskins1rd, Columbus, US

problem #4

Jul 132018

Tundra SR5 5.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,000 miles

Toyota had a frame recall, my truck was in perfect condition NO ISSUES. They did the swap, I took my truck drove it about maybe 50 miles and all the lights started flashing and went into a safe mode. I could only travel about 30mph maxed out. Next morning I took it back to the Dealer, they told me I needed air pumps. around $1629.07 for the parts not including labor. I contacted Toyota,(corporate) they said they would do nothing for me. When I took my truck toToyota there was absolutely nothing wrong with it. Now it's going to just sit in my driveway.

- Steven M., Houlton, ME, US

problem #3

Jul 212017

Tundra 5.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,500 miles


I have a 2007toyota tundra I purchased new. It has only 89,500 miles on it when taken in for service/repair. The service engine light came on about July 20,207 while traveling. Took to toyota service center where I purchased the truck. Now was told the air emission system pump and valves were bad. Cost was $2145.11 plus tax. I was given a small deal of $300 as the tundra is one of 4 toyota vehicles I have owned and one of two I currently own from this dealership.

However, with only 89,500 miles I understand I may just be outside the 10 year window of total repairs by Toyota.

I am seeking relief from Toyota for this repair.

If not, what are my options to progress my complaint.

This truck is the first Toyota with such serious problem and with such few miles.

- Wes B., Eyota, MN, US

problem #2

May 102011

Tundra XSP 4.7L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 136,000 miles

My husband and I own a 2007 Toyota Tunrda. Approx. 2 yrs ago, we had a problem with the air injection pump (@ 68K miles). We took it to our local dealership for repair. It cost approx. $1200 to fix it. It also took a month to get the part to repair it. The dealership provided us with a rental car at no cost (very nice of them). They told us, at that time, that this was a very rare occurrence for the Tundra and were not sure what had caused the problem. We didn’t really think too much of this at the time, as we had never really had any major problems with it. We are very diligent about keeping up with scheduled syn. oil changes and maint. We have put a lot of mileage on our vehicle because we drive all over the country due to our job.

Well, here we are 68K miles later and the same thing is happening again. Today, the truck went into "limp mode", just like it did before. We took it to the nearest dealership (we are currently working in TN) and had them run a diagnostic report. We already knew, from our past experience, what the outcome was going to be. Sure enough, it is the air injection pump, AGAIN. They said it has to do with water intrusion and asked if we drive thru high water. No and never. This time they said it would cost approx. $3000-$4000 to fix. I called the Toyota service center to discuss this with them. That was a waste of time. All I got out of it was a case number and basically "too bad". If this is an engineering defect (based on what I have been reading online), why isn't Toyota taking responsibility for it?

We think the public should be made aware of this problem with the Toyota Tundra 2007 air injection pump problem. What can we do next? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

- reneefl, St. Augustine, FL, US

problem #1

Jan 032011

Tundra 4.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,322 miles

This particular vehicle I leased for the past three years, when the lease was up my son purchased the vehicle from Toyota and also purchased 3 more years of extended (we thought) full warranty. I went ahead and leased another new 2010 tundra.

Toyota understands there is a problem but will not recall the problem. This is happening all over US and Canada as these vehicles reach 50,000 miles or 100,000 kms the air pumps fail. If you are lucky and you are under 100,000 kms then Toyota fixes for free. My service technician at Toyota made the mistake of telling me that this part was originally only covered for 60,000 kms and since so much problems with the air pump they raised the warranty to 100,000kms. I advised that this was going to become an issue as the miles start to pile up on every ones tundra, he advised that they have allready changed several in the past year.

The air pumps are part of the emission system. Toyota Emmisions systems have a warranty of 8 years or 130,000 kms. however Toyota tells me that these parts are not covered under the emissions warranty. We also purchased 3 years of full extended coverage, however Toyota tells me that these parts are not covered under the extended warranty. $4371 just for the parts.

The air pumps run for about 2 minutes when the engine is cold and that is it. They pump clean air into the emissions sytem at cold start up. The pumps are located in the worst possibly place in the right fender well where all the water dust and debris can get to them. Everyone who I have read about report that the problem is dirt and water that gets into the pumps and valve assembly, however Toyota does not want to even investigate this, there answer is to replace everything for $4371 plus labor and taxes.

This should be recall item for Toyota

- pin3, Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canada

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