really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,553 miles

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2010 Toyota Tundra brakes problems

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2010 Toyota Tundra Owner Comments

problem #8

Jun 102011

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • 16,000 miles


Front disc brake rotors warped causing front end shake under hard braking. Local dealer said there was no warranty as it was a gray area.

- Harrisburg, PA, USA

problem #7

Oct 202010


  • 3,500 miles
When applying the brake at a stop, the brake pedal eases to the floor to the point it is nearly touching the floorboard. The truck has the tendency to lurch or ease forward. This is a serious issue as it has the potential to rear-end another vehicle while stopped or a pedestrian. I only have 3500 miles on my truck and it just started. It appears this is a common problem that is growing, but Toyota refuses to address.

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #6

Aug 092010


  • 3,500 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Toyota Tundra. The contact was braking from 30 mph when the brakes failed to engage. The contact proceeded to crash into the rear of another vehicle. The driver side air bag deployed yet the contact sustained injuries to the shoulder, back and right leg. The vehicle was towed to a garage. The contact's insurance company investigated the failure and determined it was caused by the floor mat becoming lodged between the brake pedal. The failure and current mileage was 3,500.

- Indianapolis , IN, USA

problem #5

Jul 282010


  • 15,500 miles


2010 Toyota Tundra crewmax, current mileage 16,752. For the last month or so while the vehicle is stopped, waiting for a light etc. With my foot on the brake pedal, the pedal will slowly go all the way down to the mat. The vehicle still remains braked, even when the pedal is all the way down. Release of the pedal and immediate reapplication of the brakes results in an initial normal pedal, followed by the pedal slowly going to the floor. When the engine is off and the brake pedal depressed, no matter how much force is applied, the brake pedal does not sink to the floor. So far this does not appear to have had any adverse effect on the normal braking. Took the truck in to the dealer, they test drove it, said they had it happen, but that Toyota brakes were different and that they had another Tundra in the shop which did the same thing. They also said that another Tundra owner had complained of the same issue and the Toyota rep had checked it out and declared it normal. They then told me there was a 2nd recall on the accelerator pedal and requested that they perform it. I agreed. Left the dealership with the paperwork stating "no problem found". I would assume it would be normal if the brake pedal went to the floor from day one, it didn't. I would presume the brake master cylinder is fine as the pedal is solid with the engine off. Maybe a seal leak within the ABS block? no apparent brake fluid loss, the reservoir has not dropped.

- Daggett, CA, USA

problem #4

May 052010


  • 12,100 miles
I have a 2010 Toyota Tundra, since the purchase note that speeds up when I come to a stop, or just when I'm with the brake pedal position, and to begin to correct single speeds, and he arranged a recall of the accelerator pedal, but even so I still have the problem a few weeks ago, almost hit with my truck, an immigration officer, when inspecting the truck, and my passport... that scared me a lot.

- Mission, TX, USA

problem #3

May 122010


  • 105,000 miles
The 2000-2003 model year Toyota Tundra have a known brake engineering defect. The front brake calipers are too small causing routine overheating of the front brake rotors. This condition warps the brake rotors and causes an unsafe and unpredictable brake response. Repeated re-surfacing or replacement of the rotors always results in the recurrence of the warpage due to the improperly sized front calipers. Toyota quietly issued a tsb in the early 2000's that mandated installation of larger calipers and replacement of other affected parts. This "fix" has not been common knowledge among affected consumers. This tsb not only acknowledges the original design flaw but contains specs and the specific remedy !

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #2

Apr 152010


  • 1,325 miles
Brake pedal fades all the way to the floor when vehicle is stopped at a light or parked. Can be repeated every time. Dealer checked system and said there was no defect. "normal operation" talked with Toyota customer service and received same answer.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #1

Feb 012010


  • 7,500 miles
The brake light and the traction control lights went on one morn. Later that evening the accelerator did not disengage. I applied my brakes, and could not stop my 2010 Toyota Tundra! when I eventually lost control to avoid a collision with other cars on the road. I crashed my truck into a tree and off road into a ditch a 100 yards from the road.

- Rochester, NY, USA

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