fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,979 miles

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2008 Toyota Tundra Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 122010


  • 12,979 miles


Toyota Tundra 2008 trd rear sway bar failure - rear trd sway bar assembly hardware on 2008 Tundra is actually cracking and causing a dangerous situation and bending the rear brake line to the point that if I had not caught the problem my rear brakes would have failed. I was under my truck doing a general inspection and noticed that my left rear trd bilstien shock was leaking. I contacted Toyota and told them about the problem and without hesitation they ordered the part without even seeing the truck. Unfortunately when I took the truck in Toyota had ordered a standard shock and not a bilstien shock, so I picked my truck back up from them until they got the correct part. A few days latter I noticed a knock coming from my truck and when I had isolated the knock I identified it as the left strap on my trd sway bar kit. What I concluded is that the left rear shock leaking caused too much travel. The extensive travel of the shock caused too much stress on the strap of the sway bar kit and in-turn the strap failed and split in half exposing the rubber bushing (I have pictures of this). I called Toyota and informed them of the problem and talked to walter yamamoto the service writter at piercy Toyota of milpitas California. I told walter that the sway bar was pressing on the rear break line and had bent it upwards and was now leaning against the rear break line. At no time did walter advise me to take the truck in to the service department. I finally got to scared to drive the truck and took it too Toyota and advised them that it was to much of a safety issued to continue to drive the truck. I asked walter to take a look at the sway bar and he saw the issue. I had contacted a couple of other people that confirmed the same thing had happened to their trucks, but when I asked walter if this had happened to anyone else he replied "no". this is a serious problem for Toyota because they have sold many of these sway bar kits to Tundra owners form 2007 to present.

- San Jose, CA, USA

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