really awful
Crashes / Fires:
5 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
8 / 1
Average Mileage:
43,806 miles

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2007 Toyota Tundra Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #47

Sep 102018


  • 88,000 miles


I have a 5.7L 2007 Toyota Tundra. It has been raining real bad in Texas and the other day the check engine light came on when I was going down the highway and it lost power. I took it and had it checked. I have an error code P0419. I have read multiple instances online and an extended warranty was issues for 10 years 150K miles, but I am out by time, and I only have 88K miles. This is a safety issues as if I was passing someone and lost power, I could have been in a wreck. This has been a known issue by Toyota and needs to be addressed by a general recall.

- Clute, TX, USA

problem #46

Jul 052018


  • 148,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Tundra. While driving 35 mph, the vehicle went into limp mode, failed to accelerate, and lost power. In addition, the anti-lock braking system, traction control, and check engine warning indicators illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the contact was informed that the secondary pump and switching valve needed to be replaced. The local dealer was not contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified and provided case number: 1808030456. The failure mileage was 148,000.

- Ashland, OH, USA

problem #45

Feb 112017


  • 73,000 miles
My traction control light has came on and stays on, my vsc light continuously flashes. The code that it keeps sending is P2440 and P2441 (secondary injection). I had went overseas with the military for two years and came back last year to change the battery and this started. The truck only has 75,000 miles. This is all the time, doesn┐T matter stopped, going, high speed, low speed.

- Clarksville, TN, USA

problem #44

Aug 202017


  • miles


The vsc it is blinkin the acelerator dont respond the transmition vivration when push pedal

- San Bermardino, CA, USA

problem #43

Sep 012015


  • 63,000 miles
I had my vehicle repaired based on the 2010 Toyota recall notice I received about the accelerator pedal. The accelerator pedal now sometimes sticks in the half-open position and refuses to return on its own. I have used the toe of my foot to pull the pedal back to the non-accelaterating position. When the vehicle is stopped, if you touch the accelerator pedal, the rpms will increase and decrease on their own, and even if the vehicle is in park position. This does not occur every time you operate the vehicle, but randomly, and with no pattern. The accelerator pedal has 3/4 to 1 inch of "free play" before it responds and feeds gas to the engine. Obviously, this could be dangerous, especially if someone besides myself was operating the vehicle. Toyota Inc does not seem to understand why their "fix" to your original recall about this does not work, or they have created an additional problem with their "fix" to the 2010 recall.

- Loganville, GA, USA

problem #42

Feb 242015


  • 80,000 miles
Didn't notice till after a mile of driving but my check engine light, vsc, and 4lo were flashing. I could not accelerate past 50 miles per hour. Unfortunately the Toyota dealership was closed and I took it in to auto shop to get the codes scanned to provide to Toyota dealership. In order to get home I had to get the codes cleared out to get it out of limp mode but I drove it to the Toyota dealership the next day and provided the codes and necessary information. Unfortunately they needed to get the codes off themselves I explained that there was a 2007 and 2008 Tundra ? tsb 032908 but they couldn't verify the problem and told me that next time it happens to bring it in without resetting the codes. Well it happened again today almost a month later. I'm taking the vehicle to a local dealership other than the initial one as towing charges would be outrages. I hope Toyota can get his corrected for others regardless if you have the codes or not it should be a mandatory notice for all Toyota Tundra owners so you do not get stranded far from a dealership or eventually have that issue as it is provided only if you have up to 150K miles or 10years from when the vehicle was purchased.

- Rio Rancho, NM, USA

problem #41

Feb 112015

Tundra 8-cyl

  • 99,120 miles


I had 2 occurrences of unintentional acceleration. Both events transpired as follows: 1) applied brakes in preparation of starting engine and engaging transmission. 2) started engine, put it in "drive" and engine suddenly accelerated and jumped forward. 3) I immediately applied brakes with maximum effort to counter the acceleration. 4) threw shifter into "neutral" while engine was maxing rpms, then I shut down engine. Both events were close calls. If I had not had presence of mind I would have destroyed the vehicle and property. Vehicle was evaluated by local Toyota dealer and they say they found no reason for the events. I contend that there is an issue and need to have it pursued.

- San Dimas, CA, USA

problem #40

Oct 012014


  • 65,800 miles
Toyota replaced my accelerator pedal back when they had cars that would unintentionally accelerate. Nothing had been proven wrong with my pedal, there were no symptoms. However, Tundra was doing a nationwide recall in the name of safety concerns. When the car was returned to me, the pedal was just floppy and sensitive as could be. The car would just launch itself forward. Hitting bumps on the road caused the car to accelerate. This recall was done at 28K miles. Now at 65K miles, with my family in the car. I was at a stop light and went to accelerate. There was no friction or pedal feel whatsoever, the car accelerated and thank god due to rain, instead of being propelled, I skid forward about a foot. There was a massive amount of sensitivity and pedal feel was gone. ***this on the supposed "fixed" pedal. I took the car to Toyota dealership in gainesville, gatorland Toyota where the vehicle was purchased. They tested the car and because they couldn't reproduce the problem, they stated they would do nothing about it. Not even replace the pedal again. There are plenty of Toyota owners on the internet complaining that things are still wrong with the accelerator pedals and nothing is being done about it. Toyota has vehicles on the road that could potentially launch themselves and they are doing nothing about it. Toyota case number: [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Gainesville, FL, USA

problem #39

Mar 152012

Tundra 8-cyl

  • 36,553 miles
This is a recurring problem. Initially, my truck was taken to a Toyota dealer service center on 3/15/2012 to an issue with my check engine light, slip indicator light, 4-wheel drive (4lo), vsc off all came on, sluggish acceleration/loss of acceleration occurred when driven & my gas mileage/fuel efficiency decreased (my truck appeared to 'run rich'). initially the warning/indicator lights would occasionally stay on when the truck was started, other times they would not. Eventually, they just stayed on whenever the truck was started. When serviced, I was told that the issue was covered by my warranty & the secondary air switching valve was replaced which should have fixed the issue. Just over a year later, 3/19/2013, the same issue has occurred after being told the problem was fixed! the mileage that this occurred at was around 44,000. The problem was presenting in the same way - loss of acceleration/sluggish acceleration (extremely dangerous not to have acceleration while traveling on a highway/interstate), the same warning/indicator lights came on & the gas mileage/fuel efficiency decreased because the truck is 'running rich' again. Took it to a Honda dealership service center to make sure I would be able to drive home. The service technician gave the error code of P2440 which is an error code for the air intake pump. Honda dealership was unable to fix the problem because of the make of truck. Took the vehicle to the same dealership where this problem was initially diagnosed & 'fixed' the first time. Have been told by the service technician that the issue is the same problem as last time. However, this technician has informed me that the reason this problem has occurred yet again, is because there is a passenger side & a driver side part. The one replaced last year was the passenger side. This time, it's the drivers side that needs to be replaced.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #38

Aug 092011

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
Circulando a una velocidad de 50 mph, de repente SE apaga por completo todo el motor Y la aceleracion SE detiene por completo causando un grave momento de no saber que hacer Y no volvio a encender nunca hasta despues de haber visitado un taller..updated 04-05-13

- Mcallen, TX, USA

problem #37

Nov 152012


  • 67,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Tundra. The contact was stopped at a traffic stop when the vehicle became resistant to acceleration attempts. The vsc light illuminated on the instrument panel and the contact shut the engine off. He then restarted the vehicle and performed a self diagnostic. The failure codes indicated that the secondary air injection system had failed. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 67,000.

- Bloomingburg, NY, USA

problem #36

Jan 132013

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • 57,894 miles
I started my truck up yesterday just randomly to go to the store. As soon as I started it a bunch of warning lights went off. The check engine light was on, the 4WD lo light was blinking, the vsc off light was blinking, and the traction control light was on. I then turned the vehicle off and let it sit for a few minutes. I turned the truck back on and the same warning lights were still on. I then pulled out of my driveway to go to a friends house who has a little computer that tells you what errors are going off when your check engine light is on like an autobody. As I pulled onto the main road and pressed on the accelerator the truck would barely go. The engine sounded like it usually does but the truck would hardly accelerate. When I finally got to my friends house he plugged the computer in and it gave me an error code of P2440. Once I looked more into it I found that it was the air induction pump that was malfunctioning. Further research online I found thousands of people have had the same problem with Tundra's with mileage between 40K and 60K. My biggest concern is why the vehicle is not accelerating like it supposed to. Many other people have the same concern. That is a huge safety hazard to me. What would happen if that would just all of a sudden shut my engine down to the slow crawl that it is doing if I am on a turnpike in heavy traffic. I would believe that there would definitely be an accident which I am sure it has happened before. I am just wondering if there is anything that can be done or maybe something that has already been done. Like a recall that I am not aware of.

- New Kensington, PA, USA

problem #35

Mar 212012

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • 117,980 miles
Truck wouldn't accelerate when pulling out in traffic. Will not reach safe speed for freeway commute.

- Crestview, FL, USA

problem #34

Jun 292011


  • 100,000 miles
After the dealer completed the accelerator recall, my truck now has a slight stall when taking off and if there is any roughness in driving surface, the truck does this lurching/acceleration at each bump. It's almost like when they reprogrammed the accelerator, they made it too sensitive. I wasn't having a problem with the pedal prior to their "fix" but they forced me to have the "repair" done.

- Midwest City, OK, USA

problem #33

Aug 232011


  • 116,921 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Tundra. While driving approximately 55 mph, the contact depressed the accelerator pedal and the accelerator would not disengage. The vehicle began to accelerate rapidly and the contact depressed the brake pedal with both feet but the vehicle would not respond. The contact placed the vehicle in neutral and the vehicle came to a stop. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostics. The technicians stated they were unable to diagnose the failure because the black box in the vehicle would not have recorded the sudden acceleration unless a crash occurred. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign id numbers: 09V388000 (vehicle speed control:accelerator pedal) and NHTSA campaign id number: 10V017000 (vehicle speed control:accelerator pedal). The recall repairs were not performed at the contacts request. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 116,921.

- Willow Creek, CA, USA

problem #32

Jun 282011


  • 62,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Tundra. The contact stated that the accelerator pedal began to stick while driving. The dealer diagnosed that the contacts vehicle had the same symptoms as the NHTSA campaign id number 10V017000 (vehicle speed control accelerator pedal) recall. The VIN was not a part of the recall; the failure was in the process of being repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 62,000.

- Rockchester, NY, USA

problem #31

Dec 012010


  • 23,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Tundra. The contact was driving approximately 20 mph when he released pressure from the accelerator pedal and the vehicle continued to accelerate. The contact was unsure whether the accelerator pedal was stuck to the floor or not during the failure. The contact then applied pressure to the brake pedal but the vehicle continued to accelerate until being shifted into neutral. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where they were in the process of diagnosing the failure. The contact stated that the vehicle was previously repaired under NHTSA campaign id number: 10V017000 (vehicle speed control: Accelerator pedal). The vehicle was not further repaired. The failure and current mileages were 23,000.

- Metairie, LA, USA

problem #30

Oct 232007

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • 74,730 miles
2007 Toyota Tundra double cab accelerator stuck wide open. Upon getting on an on ramp the Toyota truck accelerator stuck wide open. I slammed my foot against the accelerator and brake trying to get it unstuck with no success. By the time I hit 90 mph I ended up putting the car in neutral at which time the engine ran all the way up to its top RPM while hitting the rev limiter. I then shut the vehicle off and coasted to a stop. The floor mat was not interfering and this was probably one of the most frightening experiences of my life. Stranded along the highway I had no choice but to cautiously restart the vehicle. Restarting the vehicle resulted in the throttle returning to its normal position. This happened Saturday afternoon.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

problem #29

Oct 052010


  • 51,400 miles
I was driving my 2007 Toyota Tundra on maple avenue, ithaca, New York, going West just before the intersection of route 366. Approximate speed was 22 mph. The vehicle suddenly lurched and accelerated to approximately 30 mph. I was applying a constant pressure on the accelerator. This is the fifth time I have experienced unwanted acceleration with this vehicle. I took it into my Toyota dealer for gas pedal repairs per the recall. Time was approximately 5:20 pm on 10/5/2010.

- Ithaca, NY, USA

problem #28

Apr 232010


  • 44,129 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Tundra. The contact stated while driving at an unknown speed on a curvy road, the accelerator pedal became stuck in the open throttle position. The contact depressed the brake pedal and the vehicle would decrease in speed momentarily before independently accelerating again. The contact was unable to maintain control of the vehicle and crashed into a guard rail. The vehicle bounced off the guard rail and the contact felt the accelerator pedal release. The dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact stated neither the dealer nor the manufacturer would acknowledge the failure potentially could have been caused by a stuck accelerator pedal. The failure mileage was 44,129 and the current mileage was 44,537.

- Cloudcaroft, NM, USA

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