definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,250 miles

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2008 Toyota Tundra engine problems

engine problem

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2008 Toyota Tundra Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 172011

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • 45,000 miles


Emissions valve and related pumps failed causing a significant loss in power. This happened when traveling on the highway in upstate Vermont. Suddenly my truck lost significant power, and would rapidly decelarate everytime I approach a positive grade in the road. Several times during the trip I slowed down faster than cars behind me expected, and the brake lights did not warn them as it was due to the truck losing power, and not me braking. In addition due to the location I was at I was unable to locate a dealer for several miles. When the codes were pulled for the service engine it appeared as code P2442 (secondary air injection pump system switching calve stuck open bnks)

- Ma, MA, USA

problem #1

Nov 012009


  • 23,500 miles
The problem with my Tundra concerns the engine. Three times since March 2009 the check engine light has come on. Each time I have taken it to the dealer and they agree there is a problem however, the problem is intermittent and they can¿T duplicate the problem. The problem according to the dealer is a sticking valve in the engine component. The one time I did get it to the Toyota dealer in South Dakota, when the problem was still occurring, I was told they didn't have the part so they couldn't fix it. When this problem occurs, the engine on occasion has hesitated and almost caused an accident. This was explained both to the dealer and the ¿consumer rep.¿ (compliant 0911112241). I was told by the consumer rep. Not to worry, if there was an accident the problem was documented. I was also told their tech rep was working on the problem and would call me back. That was seven days ago and counting. In summary, the Toyota warranty appears to have very limited valve, the consumer rep. Is window dressing, and your safety is optional.

- Westcliffe, CO, USA

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