hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,887 miles

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2008 Toyota Tundra steering problems

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2008 Toyota Tundra Owner Comments

problem #7

Jul 112013

Tundra 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 180,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Tundra. The contact stated that while driving at 50 mph, the drivers side air bag and the horn light illuminated. In addition, the contact stated that there was an abnormal noise coming from the steering wheel when turing left or right. The steering wheel was difficult to maneuver. The failure occurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where it was diagnosed that the spiral cable needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 180,000. Updated 09/05/14 the consumer stated the tire warning light illuminated, the horn, ABS and cruise control were inoperative. Updated 09/09/14

- Pineville, LA, USA

problem #6

Apr 292012

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • 76,061 miles
Prior to the incident, the steering column became very loose. I had to keep repositioning it. I thought I had tighten the safety lock piece that holds the steering column in place. The day of the incident, as I was getting in my vehicle, the steering column completely came down. It would not lock in place. As I was on my way the steering column moved up and down, and in and out. I could not control the steering vehicle. The next day I took the vehicle to a Toyota dealer. I was told two pieces of the steering column broke off. I was given a quote from Toyota in the amount of $600 for the part and $645 for labor.

- Fontana, CA, USA

problem #5

Mar 282012

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • 48,035 miles
Right front tie rod stripped out and became separated from right front wheel.

- Hartland, WI, USA

problem #4

Jan 252012

Tundra 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Tundra. The contact was driving 60 mph when the vehicle started to shake violently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and the manufacturer was notified. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 13,000 and the current mileage was 13,500. Updated 03/23/12 the consumer stated the vehicle also has transmission problems. Updated 05/10/12

- Marina, CA, USA

problem #3

Sep 022011


  • 32,100 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Tundra. The contact stated that when attempting a turn, the steering wheel would not re-align once the turn was completed. The dealer diagnosed the vehicle with a worn intermediate shaft and performed the repairs. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The current mileage was 32,358 and the approximate failure mileage was 32,100.

- Harrisville, RI, USA

problem #2

May 142008

Tundra 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Tundra. The contact stated that the vehicle abnormally pulled to the right when he left go of the steering wheel. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer several times but the failure persisted. A wheel alignment was performed on the vehicle which did not remedy the issue and the failure caused premature wear of the tires. The manufacturer had not been notified of the failure. The VIN was unavailable. The current mileage was approximately 45,000 and the failure mileage was 10. Updated 09/08/2011

- Middleburg, FL, USA

problem #1

Oct 152009


  • 14,000 miles
There is a steering problem on my 2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 double cab. When driving on a normally crowned( or sloped) road surface, the truck will pull to the right on the right lane, or to the left on the left lane. The local dealer has made multiple adjustments to the front end alignment, has rotated tires, even swapped tires from another truck. The pulling problem persists. Toyota district parts & service manager insists that my truck "is operating normally". I have taken the truck to 2 local independent alignment shops run by long-time experienced mechanics. They both felt that there was a problem with the rack-and-pinion steering unit. I have tried repeatedly to get Toyota to replace the rack-and pinion, they have refused.

- Pineville, LA, USA

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