really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
114,924 miles

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problem #9

Sep 062014


  • 310,000 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Toyota Tundra. While driving approximately 35 mph, the lower ball joint separated from the socket and the lower a frame dropped. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence. The contact also mentioned that the original ball joint failed when the vehicle was inspected. The contact, who is a certified mechanic, replaced the ball joint but the failure persisted. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was unavailable. The approximate failure mileage was 310,000.

- Cairo, MO, USA

problem #8

Oct 152012

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 163,075 miles
The contact owns a 2000 Toyota Tundra. The contact stated that after receiving a recall in regards to NHTSA campaign id number 09V444000 (structure: Frame and members: Underbody shields). The contact had the recall component repaired. The contact stated that while driving approximately 15 to 20 mph, the right front side of the vehicle dropped. The contact exiting and inspecting the vehicle, he noticed that the wheel had separated. The vehicle was later towed to an independent mechanic. After diagnosis they advised him that the ball joints failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and they offered no assistance. The failure and current mileage was approximately 163,075. Updated 2/4/13 updated 02/21/13

- Saginaw, MN, USA

problem #7

Jul 042011

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • 120,000 miles
I purchased the 2000 Toyota Tundra in July of 2010, about a year later on July 4th 2011, the front passenger wheel broke off at the ball joints lodging the wheel under the vehicle, when this happened I was going about 65mph down the interstate. Luckily I was able to safely move the truck to the shoulder without causing an accident. I had the ball joints replaced on the front of both sides to be safe along with a few other parts that were damaged in the accident. About two months after the accident the same thing happens again on the same side. The parts used to fix it the first time were factory Toyota parts. Ive read where numerous other people had the same problem out of they're 2000 Tundra but the recall does not cover this model even though the same parts are used.

- Dallas, NC, USA

problem #6

Jul 212007

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 125,000 miles
While driving at approx. 50 mph, with no warning the right front suspension came apart. The tire folded underneath and the truck skidded to a stop. Fortunately we were on a 2 lane macadam road. There were no injuries. The truck was towed to a garage where the mechanic replaced the upper and lower ball joints right hand side, right hand drive shaft, and inner and out tie-rod ends and a new tire.

- New Milford, PA, USA

problem #5

Mar 012007

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
2000 Tundra pickup truck lower ball joint failure.

- Gulf Breeze, FL, USA

problem #4

Aug 142006

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 111,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving 60mph on the interstate, the front driver's side lower ball joint fractured and punctured the left front tire without warning. The contact managed to pull over on the side of the road without incident. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where the front lower ball joints were replaced. The manufacturer was contacted.

- Roseville, CA, USA

problem #3

Oct 012002

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The contact owns a 2000 Toyota Tundra. The contact was having problems with the front and rear brakes. He did research and found technical service bulletins (tsbs),tsbbr00402 and tsbbr00403. The pro brakes were not holding and vibrating. This made the stopping of the vehicle seem dangerous. He contacted the dealership, and they told him to bring vehicle in for service, and has currently not done so. He contacted the manufacturer, and they told him that they were not going to do anything about the problem because it was a wear and tear. The vehicle only has 29,000 miles on it. This occurred at freeway speeds, and at hard braking. The tsbs stated that the brakes may not grab, causing the front rotors to overheat and warp. There was a recall 05V225000 on the 2002 Toyota Tundra for a lower ball joints. Also, steering was hard, and when turning the steering wheel it made a pounding sound. The contact has been having brake problems for about three years, and T front suspension problem for about two months. Updated 11/29/05.

- San Hose, CA, USA

problem #2

Feb 092005

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
A loud noise was coming from the front of the vehicle, and the driver was able to pull over. The truck collapsed to the ground. The driver was able to get out of the truck, and observed that driver's front wheel sheared off. Driver had the vehicle towed to the dealer, and mechanic determined that the right lower ball joint and driver's wheel needed to be replaced.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 172004

Tundra 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 155,237 miles
(1)lower ball joint failure at front left. Ball joint analysis indicates metallurgical incompatability of ball and cup. No warning prior to failure resulting to on road accident. Front tyre and braking system damaged. Strut damaged, chasis crooked, front axle damaged. (2) frequent front brake vibrations, changed over ten times.

- Saipan, HI, USA