really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,557 miles

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problem #11

Dec 272010


  • 150,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Toyota Tundra. The contact stated that while driving 10 mph, the front driver side tire and wheel fractured from the vehicle causing the front end to collapse. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where the contact was advised that the upper and lower control arms had malfunctioned and caused the wheel to fracture. There were no recalls on the vehicle pertaining to the upper control arm. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 150,000.

- Petaluma, CA, USA

problem #10

May 042010

Tundra 4WD

  • miles
Severe corrosion of vehicle frame and frame cross members, front end parts, and attachment hangers to frame of 2002 Toyota Tundra which will result in eventually weakening and failure of the above mentioned items causing a possible accident, injuries and possibly death.

- Scott Township, PA, USA

problem #9

Oct 132009


  • 73,900 miles
Front drivers side sway bar link is corroded through. No accident or injury but only because I knew what was going on after I saw the broken link and drove accordingly. After further investigation we find that the brake calipers are corroded beyond salvage and the frame has heavy rust in a number of areas. It is clear that this truck will be worthless in a few years due to the heavy corrosion and we will all be lucky if someone is not killed due to corrosion damage causing something to fall off and cause a wreck.

- Baldwinsville, NY, USA

problem #8

Apr 122009


  • 158,000 miles
Toyota Tundra 2002 the left lower ball joint broke while driving approx 30 mph. The truck lost all steering control and veered to the right immediately.

- Capistrano Beach, CA, USA

problem #7

Nov 102005


  • miles
2002 Toyota Tundra front drivers side ball joint and spindle failed. When the ball joint and spindle failed it caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle and crash into culvert. The consumer was told that the faulty components had been recalled. The consumer never received the recall notice.

- Vandergrift, PA, USA

problem #6

Nov 102005


  • miles
2002 Toyota Tundra front drivers side ball joint and spindle failed. As a result of the failure the consumer lost control of the vehicle and the vehicle landed in a culvert. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who explained that a recall had been issued for lower ball joint failures (05V225000). The consumer never received the recall notice.

- Vandergrift, PA, USA

problem #5

Nov 112005

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 81,427 miles
Contact stated while driving his vehicle the front left ball joint spindle came undone. The front left tire dislodged and the vehicle dropped speed. He had no control. This, in turn, caused an accident. The truck went off the road and into a ditch. The vehicle was towed to a dealership. There was NHTSA recall 05V225000, but he never received a recall notice. The dealership told him this vehicle wa snot included in the recall due to VIN.

- Vandergrift , PA, USA

problem #4

Jun 012005

Tundra 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles
When applying the brakes the vehicle will have a heavy vibration and extended stopping distance.

- Pasadena, CA, USA

problem #3

Jul 072005


  • miles
Several months ago I filed a report regarding the failure of both lower ball joints on my 2002 Toyota Tundra. Since that time you have enacted a recall # 05V225000. I called Toyota customer service to inquire about recouping my costs which exceeded a thousand dollars. Toyota informed me that my VIN # did not match with vehicles being recalled so they would take no action on my behalf. How is it possible that I have the correct year and make of vehicle and experienced the subject problem, but they are not required to correct the problem?

- Buskirk, NY, USA

problem #2

May 092005

Tundra 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 116,798 miles
The drivers side front suspension ball joints gave way as I was driving at 75mph on interstate 40 West in Texas at mile marker 14. The entire wheel, break, and axle assembly detatched at hi speed. The break line was severed. The assembly folded under the truck and I skidded on the wheel with little control until I could maneuver off of the interstate and maintain an upright position with the vehicle. The twisted tie rod kept the tire and wheel assembly from completely separating from the vehicle. The weather was light snow with a temperature of about 34 degrees. Time was appx 9.50 am. The truck was repaired without comment by street Toyota of amarillo, Texas at a cost of appx. $ 2,200. The dealer said there was an inordinate amount of wear on the front end steering components. The truck is in good condition with a good documented service record. The truck had been steering "loosely" and I had a mechanic examine the steering the previous week. He said it looked and drove ok, but he couldn't really tell. The truck has never been involoved in an accident or insurance claim.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 042003

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles
I own a 2002 SR5 Toyota Tundra that has a real bad vibration at the front since I had about 32,000 miles I have now 72000 miles and I don't know if anybody has a complaint about this problem they change the brakes at 30,000 miles, I'm concerned about any accidents.

- Deming, WA, USA