really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,619 miles

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problem #6

Nov 012004


  • miles
Consumer wheel on 2002 Toyota Tundra collapsed. *** no answer required*** * ts the upper and lower ball joints were replaced. The consumer received a recall notice after the incident had occurred.

- Newtown, CT, USA

problem #5

Apr 142005

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,500 miles
The front end steering rack let go, then the ball joints let go and the whole front end fell out causing $4,500 in damage as well as injury to my back.

- Green Pond, NJ, USA

problem #4

Dec 202004

Tundra 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving 5 mph driver's front side collapsed. Vehicle was towed to a dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that both upper and lower ball joints snapped, and needed to be replaced.

- Winton, CA, USA

problem #3

Feb 012005

Tundra 8-cyl

  • miles
While driving 60 mph the ball joints failed. It came completely from under the truck. There was no warning. There was no accidents. Consumer contacted the dealer. There were no recalls.

- Norwood, MO, USA

problem #2

Dec 072004

Tundra 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 83,725 miles
While driving at 65 mph, the vehicle suddenly jerked. The consumer could not control the vehicle while crossing into oncoming traffic lanes and coming to a stop on the shoulder. The consumer noticed that the lower ball joint had separated and the tire (wheel assembly) had folded under the passenger side of the vehicle.

- Perryton, TX, USA

problem #1

Jan 152004

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,489 miles
While making a left turn at about 25 mph the passenger side lower ball joint separated. This caused the upper ball joint to separate and the wheel folded up under the vehicle. The C.V. shaft and inner fender were also damaged. My extended warranty company informed me that the sealed ball joint had no lubricant in it. The truck has an empty load most of the time. Pe04040_cat

- Fredericksburg, VA, USA