really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
39,262 miles

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problem #14

May 062004

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
Vibration near front of 2002 Toyota Tundra access cab, most noticeable at 25-40mph without and with brakes applied. The vibration duration oscillates in direct proportion to the vehicle speed. And lasts from once per two seconds to twice per second. Have taken to dealer (don jacobs, wi) 4 or 5 times without satisfaction. Dealer has not been able to diagnose the cause, and recommended new tires to circumvent the Wisconsin lemon law, which allows consumers to return a vehicle if the problem cannot be alleviated after multiple attempts to be corrected. Problem less noticeable after replacement of tires, but has since gotten worse. Not an engine problem, as I have shifted into neutral to vary the engine speed with no change in the symptoms. I have owned 3 other Toyota prior to this one, but I believe this will be my last unless I receive some satisfaction. I submitted the vehicle problem to Toyota on a survey they sent me and have never received a reply. I guess they don't want our continued business.

- North Prairie, WI, USA

problem #13

Apr 072004

Tundra 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,000 miles
While driving at any speed and applying the brakes. Pedal went to the floor, resulting in extended stopping distance. Also, front right wheel smoked and locked up. At 8,000 miles, vehicle intermittently screeched and smoke came out from right front. Brakes still operates; however, it has extended stopping distance. Also found where leak on the braking system. Dealer stated that vehicle fell under general maintenance.

- Antlers, OK, USA

problem #12

Mar 232004

(reported on)


  • 3,000 miles
Consumer complained about a braking system problem. Rotors warped every 3000 miles, causing front end to shake when braking.

- Beaumont, TX, USA

problem #11

Feb 222003


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2002 Toyota Tundra.....violent shaking occurs when brakes are applied. Dealer has no solution or corporation doesn't recognize the problem. Feel that vehicle may be unsafe to drive.

- Whittier, CA, USA

problem #10

Mar 182003

Tundra 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,000 miles
When the brakes were applied from any speed the pedal nearly went to the floor. The consumer feels that this is a safety problem. The dealer and another mechanic informed the consumer that this is normal. The manufacturer is aware of the problem.

- Mesquite, TX, USA

problem #9

Feb 122004

Tundra 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
Recurring brake vibration problems with 2002 Toyota Tundra access cab V8. Calipers and rotors were replaced under a service bulletin, but problem comes back.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #8

Jan 072004


  • miles
While driving 65 mph driver applied brakes and pedal went to the floor. This caused the driver to skid into a meridian strip barrier. Driver maintained control of the vehicle, and was able to drive to the dealer for analysis. The mechanic could not resolve the problem.

- Lincoln, NE, USA

problem #7

Aug 152003

Tundra 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles
Brakes began shaking about two months after I first bought the truck. I went on an extended road trip and at one point, when going down a grade, my brakes began to shake so violently that I thought I might lose control. I had to pull of the road and inspect my brakes! when I returned from my trip, I replaced the pads and turned the rotors. This was about 2 months ago, and I am beginning to experience the same problem.

- Huntington Beach, CA, USA

problem #6

Sep 242003

Tundra 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles
Vehicle vibrates when brakes are applied at freeway speeds. I have taken the vehicle to two dealerships, six different times and problem is still there. The following has been replaced several times. Rotors, calipers, bearings, rear drums and brake pads. The rotors have been replaced twice because they warped in two weeks time. Last dealer told me that their tech. Could not find what the problem was and that someone from Toyota would have to come test drive with me. I am concerned that the vibration will become a safety issue.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #5

Sep 182003

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles
2002 Toyota Tundra 43,000 miles has a severe vibration when braking at any speed, steering wheel shakes side to side and I feel like I'm going to lose control of the vehicle. Dealer (rockland Toyota) acknowledges the problems and will not pay for repair since I'm past the warranty period of 36,000 miles.

- Stony Point, NY, USA

problem #4

May 012002


  • 4,200 miles
The brakes on my 2002 Tundra started vibrating when pressure applied after about 400 miles. Dealer repaired the problem. Now the brakes are vibrating again. Will have to return to the dealer. ****dimsii IVOQ entry posted after 12/12/02 cut-over to artemis*****764848

- Tallahassee, FL, USA

problem #3

Apr 042003

Tundra 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,000 miles
40 mph. Driving down lookout mountain. Riding the brakes. Shaking so bad, I thought I might wreck. Scared me and my family very much. Dealer will not fix under warranty. Dealer "fixed brakes" 12,000 miles ago. Truck has 24,000 miles on odometer. Heard from other Tundra owners this is a very common problem.

- Gainesville, FL, USA

problem #2

Jan 032003

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
Brake pedal fades to floor when sitting in stop position

- Hampton, NH, USA

problem #1

Oct 222002


  • miles
Consumer states that when applying the brakes the vehicle will have a heavy vibration and extended stopping distance. Dealer notified.

- Franklin, NC, USA