really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
87,850 miles

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problem #4

Sep 282010


  • 180,000 miles
The contact owns 2000 Toyota Tundra. The contact stated that the vehicle would not start. While attempting to start the vehicle, the contact also attempted to shift into park and the gear shifter fractured in his hand. Prior to the failure, the contact noticed that the gear shift selector would not fully shift into park. The contact stated the shifter was rusted from the inside of the steering column. The dealer inspected the vehicle and advised the contact that the failure was caused by two components that would need repairs. The contact was unable to recall the name of the components. The manufacturer was contacted but would provide no assistance. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileage was 180,000.

- Owego, NY, USA

problem #3

Nov 242006


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2000 Toyota Tundra shift assembly failure* the consumer stated the shift lever broke.

- Parrish, FL, USA

problem #2

Nov 242006

Tundra 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles
: the contact stated the shift lever disintegrated off the steering wheel. The vehicle was taken to the service dealer who determined they would need to replace a bracket to fix the shift lever. The vehicle was still at the dealer awaiting the repair work. The consumer stated the shifter shattered without warning and was unable to place the vehicle in gear. Updated 12/18/06. The consumer stated the problem with the accelerator began in summer of 2005. He started the vehicle stepped on the accelerator and nothing happened. He then depressed the accelerator pedal to the floor and the truck lunged forward. Only by carefully pumping the gas pedal up and down was he able to attain approximately 40 mph. The searched the internet to see if others had experienced the problem. Within in a short period of time, he found someone else who experienced the same problem. It was caused by a loose connection where the accelerator pedal position sensor wire connects to its female connector. Which was located on top of the engine. The consumer looked at the connector and it seemed connected. He pushed the connector down hard and to his astonishment it clicked into place. Which solved the problem. The consumer stated two years later, the same problem presented itself again. Once he arrived home, he clicked the electrical connector securely in place. He used some copper electrical wire and wired the connector firmly in place. The consumer stated his best guess to the problem with the connector: Was the design of the plastic was faulty. The plastic tab wasn't large enough to hold it securely in the socket and over time, road vibration caused it to come loose. Also, the starter failed. Updated 03/08/10

- Parrish, FL, USA

problem #1

Jan 192006

Tundra 4WD 8-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 81,400 miles
: the contact stated the column gear shift was placed into park atop a hill with the emergency brake engaged and the engine running, the vehicle rolled forward and crashed into a tree. After initial parking of the vehicle, the contact exited the vehicle. While attempting to reenter the vehicle and stop the forward motion injuries were sustained. The vehicle rolled downhill 60-70 yards and totaled due to the extensive damage. After the crash, the contact inspected the vehicle and the column gear shift was in park and the emergency brake was still engaged. The vehicle was not seen by an authorized dealer or repair shop. Updated 03/28/06.

- Charlottesville, VA, USA