hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,550 miles

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2010 Toyota Tundra electrical problems

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2010 Toyota Tundra Owner Comments

problem #12

May 102016


  • 0 miles


Pwms assembly recall. Dealer required inspection first then ordered parts and would take several days to obtain. Had to make another appointment to have work performed. This requires two days to take off for service to be performed. Dealer is Toyota of johnson city (tn).

- Johnson City, TN, USA

problem #11

Feb 202016


  • 85,000 miles
My door locks are failing. I have had all the mechanisms that lock and unlock my doors replaced in 6/2014. I had the drivers door mechanism replaced a second time in 5/2015. Now, the driver door mechanism is failing. If it is locked, I cannot unlock; if it is unlocked, I cannot lock it via "electrical" function. Ie: key fob or door switch. This is a safety issue for occupants when needing to enter the vehicle if in unsafe areas. The inability to lock the doors when someone exits and leaves a love one inside creates an issue. We all tell our love ones, "lock the doors until I return" when we make a quick run into a store, etc. This happened to me and my wife just the other day. Scarry!!!

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #10

Jan 202016


  • 98,214 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Toyota Tundra. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to the dealer to be serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 15V689000 (visibility). The technician informed the contact the recall was not able to be service due to the power window control module needing to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 98,214. Updated 04/06/16

- New Orleans, LA, USA

problem #9

Dec 032014


  • 90,000 miles


There is an electrical problem that the right light bulb keeps going on and off unexpectedly. In addition, the bottom of the car has lots of rust, the tire pressure sensor is not working properly.

- Hollywood, FL, USA

problem #8

Nov 232015


  • 137,052 miles
Floor vents for the HVAC just stopped working. Noticed that there was no heat going to the front floor vents. Tried all the other vent settings and they all work fine as well as the auto setting, not a good thing to be doing while driving in traffic and winter road conditions. The dealer looked at the problem and repairs start at $500 # 87106D just for the actuators to be replaced. It could also be the whole HVAC unit # 87050, $2100. Called Toyota and they said the vehicle was out of warranty and will not respond to the issue. Case # 1511280769 if the window defrost vents fail it would be dangerous to drive in cold temps.

- Bayfield, WI, USA

problem #7

Dec 102013


  • 46,000 miles
Turn off vehicle after normal driving went to start after parked for 15 minutes would not start 4lo and slip light on sat 20 minutes finally started happened at least 10 times dealer found no problems with vehicle driving 45 mph same lights came on truck would not go over 35mph turned off vehicle and it reset it self.

- Wheaton, IL, USA

problem #6

Jul 302014

Tundra 8-cyl

  • 19,450 miles


Body computer failed disabling the emergency flashers, turn signals, tach, speedometer, air bags, ABS, stability control, and rendering the truck's controller area network (can-bus) network unusable for normal and emergency needs. Engine would run, transmission would shift, but the safety features of the Tundra appeared to be disabled along with the flashers, turn signals, tach, and speedometer which were inoperative. I live near houston and Toyota has this part on backorder nationwide indicating this failure may be common with this and maybe other Tundra trucks. When the body computer fails the truck is unsafe to drive yet it can be driven!

- Pearland, TX, USA

problem #5

Mar 172014


  • 41,000 miles
Door locks will not lock. Just unlock. Even from inside of the truck you can not lock them. It has done this before. Now its all the time.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #4

Mar 142014

Tundra 8-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
Vehicle was traveling in freeway and all of a sudden the A/T oil temp light came on and the vehicle stop right away. Engine and everything stop working. I think this is serious and too dangerous. Hope someone will investigate the issue.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #3

Mar 132013

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • 43,000 miles
Sticky master passenger power window switch / smell of burning plastic. Upon inspection passenger master power switch had melted.

- Worcester, MA, USA

problem #2

Jan 162011

Tundra 8-cyl

  • 32,878 miles
I have a unattended acceleration problem it has now happened 4 times 3 time after the recall the latest time was today.

- Phelan, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 032010


  • miles
Hi, I'm not sure how to address this but I think someone should know. This complaint is somewhat on behalf of a chp officer and family that died and the many others out there like myself, friends and family that have Toyota. I test cars for the California smog check program. I have tested thousands of vehicles both by driving them on a sensitive dynamometer at various speeds and in place at different motor rpms. When Toyota changed to an electronic throttle control on their vehicles it became very noticeable during the smog tests as the vehicle acceleration and control was more sloppy than the previous direct cable method. I worried about this because with no direct linkage and only sensors to interpret your intended acceleration, it could lead to tragic results without proper fail-safes installed. One necessary fail-safe is when you press on the brakes the engine needs to slow to prevent potentially overriding the brakes or create excessive stopping distances. This would prevent many accidents. It is well known in the automotive repair industry that voltage problems, electrical ground problems, or a malfunctioning main computer or poorly written code, will cause other sensors to behave erratically even if the specific affected sensor is not damaged. Vehicle sensors have problems now and then along with corrupted information being sent to those sensors resulting in unintended results. The sensors / linkage involved in Toyota's electronic throttle control are not immune to these problems as Toyota suggests. A mandatory fail-safe needs to be adopted on Toyota to override a potentially faulty electronic throttle. Acceleration complaints have risen sharply since the new throttle system was installed. The difficulty with testing a sensor system is that often it can appear to be functioning fine until the moment it misbehaves or it can act normal while good information is received and then with corrupted information it behaves apart from driver's intentions.

- Marysville, CA, USA

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