fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
10,000 miles

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problem #1

Jun 072005

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles
Stop lamp socket failure. At 1st the bulb would stay in the socket and would only fall out every six months or so. In the last 1/2 year the bulb would fall out at least once a month. Most of the time the bulb would fall out and end up laying in the lense casing and could be plugged back in and still work. This is a reoccuring problem in the Toyota Tundra. They had a recall for the 2002 model Tundra for the exact same problem. That recall # was ssc-Y01. I went to the dealer and the plug was totally cut off and replaced. The repair was covered under extended warrenty but with a $50 deductable that I had to pay. My service man did not know anything about the 2000 recall, but another service man indicated to me that is was a problem in previous years and gave the 2000 recall information above. I called Toyota and they would not do anything. The exact wording for 2000 ssc-Y01 Tundra stop lamp recall said the following " the plastic bulb socket in certain rear combination lamp (includes stop lamp) may not have been molded properly in certain 2000 model year tundr's. this could cause a reduction of bulb retension force in use. In the worst case, the bulb could fall out of the socket resulting in an inoperative stop lamp." This is exactully what occurred with my stop light bulb. What they do not indicate is the worest thing could happen would someone could rear end you since the lights are not working which could be fatal. You make the call.

- Medford, OR, USA