pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,296 miles

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2008 Toyota Tundra suspension problems

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2008 Toyota Tundra Owner Comments

problem #6

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

problem #5

Sep 142008


  • 8,000 miles
I have a 2008 Toyota Tundra double cab with 14,000 miles on it. At highway speeds (65+mph) there is a terrible bounce in the bed of the truck. At times, it is so bad that I feel like I might lose control of the vehicle and must slow down well below the speed limit. I had my tires balanced and the problem still exists. I cannot take passengers on long highway trips because they get nauseous. I am worried that this will cause myself or someone else with a Tundra to become injured or die. This has been happening since I purchased the vehicle six months ago when it had 8,000 miles on it.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #4

May 012008


  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Tundra. The contact noticed that the rear of the vehicle bounced drastically while driving between 60-70 mph. In addition, the tires were becoming worn and needed constant rotation. Toyota was aware of the failures, but does not have a remedy. They suggested that the road conditions may be at fault. The contact is concerned that a crash could occur. The current mileage was 18,900 and failure mileage was 10,000.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #3

Jun 122008


  • miles


The vehicle has a violent bounce that is not normal. I own previous versions of the Toyota Tundra and the bounce is not an issue. Over the same freeways the new Toyota Tundra 2008 has an extremely violent bounce to a point where I can't even sit back in the chair. I have lean forward to avoid the back ache. I can't even put my baby niece in the car because, her head will start bouncing everywhere. The problem needs to be addressed and fixed by Toyota.

- Irvine, CA, USA

problem #2

Jul 302008


  • 200 miles
Driving on interstate 40 (East of Oklahoma city) truck develops a violent vibration. The bed appears to be bouncing up and down - side to side. Incident occurrs everytime I drive this strtch of road. Tires have been inspected and balanced (no improvement to rough, dangerous ride).

- Tecumseh, OK, USA

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problem #1

Dec 232007

Tundra 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 600 miles
We recently bought an 2008 Toyota Tundra V6 4X2 double cab. I noticed a terrible bed bounce that makes us the passengers and driver dizzy and nauseated. I personally feel it is not a safe truck because this can cause road accidents. I went to the dealer and had this complaint but they say it is the trucks normal characteristic and nothing can be done. I don't think owning and driving an expensive truck just to feel dizzy and nauseated is normal. Can you please help us with this. Toyota should do something to correct this for safety. If I have a pregnant woman riding this car, she will probably have an abortion due to the bed bounce.

- Modesto, CA, USA

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