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#34 of 490 QUick Question
Mar 14, 2004 (2:49 pm)
I have an opportunity to purchase a 2001 2wd Tundra, V8 for approx $17,500. It has 30,200 miles in it. I have been reading some of the various forums and discussions on the Tundra and some problems with the brakes and the O2 sensors and wonder is this is a good truck or not. I've had a Previa (no ptoblems, hit headon by an out of control drive and totaled my van, but no injuries other than a rather bloody nose) and currently have a 2000 Siena that I've had no problems with. I also have a 1990 Toyota small PU that has been a workhorse.
It may open up a Panodoras box, but overall, how good are the Tundras, really?
Mar 15, 2004 (6:11 pm)
I had the tire shimmy on the first Tundra (2000 regular cab 6), but new tires (Michelins) and alignment fixed it. My 02 Tundra (SR5 V8 4X2) hasn't give me any problems yet.
#36 of 490 recent problems with 2000 Tundra
Apr 13, 2004 (9:27 am)
here is a little history on my Truck. 2000 tundra, V8, extended cab, 4wheel drive, just turned 72K miles. Approx, every 20K miles, I have had to replace the front brakes and turn down the rotors. Most of my driving is highway. Recently, the truck has an intermittent problem with the transmission. After long driving, the truck will shut down at a stop. I can restart the truck in park, with a rough idle, as soon as it is in gear, it shuts down. No indicator lights come on. My mechanic had it hooked up to a scanner, nothing showed a problem. His best guess is the torque converter. Also, during speeds between 30-40mph, the rear will slip, then grab again.
Any suggestions on the trans problem?
Anyone have similar problems?
thanks in advance.
#37 of 490 Re: 2000 tundra brakes [ugottabkiddin #21]
Apr 14, 2004 (6:49 pm)
Go to the nhtsa and look for technical service bulletins regarding brakes for this year Tundra. There are several and one might pertain to you. Good Luck!!!
#38 of 490 Re:recent problems with 2000 Tundra
Apr 17, 2004 (9:58 am)
We own a Toyota Avalon that has been routinely serviced by our dealer. I know that this is going to be heresy to many, but since we bought the car in '99 I have witnessed eight or nine Tundras in the dealer's shop having transmissions rebuilt. The brake problems are legend. Engine sensors also appear to be a problem at least on earlier years. As to your other troubles, I have not heard similar reports.
#39 of 490 Cabin Air Filter 03 Tundra
May 04, 2004 (6:43 am)
Where do I find the cabin air filter on my 2003 Tundra? I've read about it in my owner's manual but it doesn't say where to find it! Any help would be great.
#40 of 490 2000 TUNDRA
Jun 03, 2004 (10:46 am)
I HAVE A 2000 4X4 SR5 TUNDRA. I HAVE PUT 3 SETS OF BRAKES IN IT AND I HAVE 65000 MILES ON IT. TROUBLE IS ALL THAT TIME AFTER A FEW THOUSAND MILES THE BRAKES PULSATE. I KNOW THEY HAVE PROBLEMS WITH THEM. ALSO I HAVE A NOISE IN THE ENGINE WHEN ITS VERY COLD OUT AND I HAVE CHECKED IT OUT AND ITS A CRACKED MANIFOLD FROM WHAT IM TOLD. OTHER THAN THAT,THIS TRUCK IS UNBEATABLE!!! IM GOING TO GET A NEW LDT. DOUBLECAB SOON. MY FRIENDS FORDS AND DODGES DONT HOLD UP NOWHERES NEAR THAT OF MY TUNDRA!...DAVEY
#41 of 490 Squeaking from Tundra
Jun 10, 2004 (9:57 pm)
Anyone know what the cause of squeaking from the rear comes from? Noise is coming from right rear and only happens when driving over bumps. I just took it in to the local dealer this week, but they didn't fix it. Haven't taken it back yet.
My truck is 2003 Tundra 4x4 Access Cab.
Found message on another site with owner of 2004 Double Cab with squeaking in rear. They said truck was missing a weld at the top of the shock area. I'm trying to get a reply from them.
#42 of 490 Timing Belt on 2003 TUndra with V8
Jun 11, 2004 (5:39 am)
Anyone know what the 2003 Tundra with a V8 has for timing? A belt or chain? I'm looking through the maintenance guide and it only mentions replacing the timing belt for the V6 at 90k. Nothing about the V8.
#43 of 490 Tundra breaks suck, Toyota doesn't care
Sep 29, 2004 (10:29 am)
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#1 of 2 Tundra breaks suck, Toyota doesn't care by anamouse Sep 27, 2004 (10:36 am)
Toyota refuses to upgrade the brakes on my Tundra even though they have a recall for them. They say I missed my chance to have this safety upgrade done for free.
I bought the truck new because I needed something that could hold 3 infant seats. When Toyota sent me a letter offering to upgrade my breaks IF I WAS HAVING PROBLEMS, I did not respond because I wasn’t having problems at that time. Kids were young and the car rarely went further than the market, I had very little mileage on it. AT THAT TIME I did not have recognizable brake problems.
Now that the kids are older we are venturing further from home and the breaks do have obvious problems. They shake and shudder badly. I contacted Toyota and they are not surprised. According to them the brakes on my truck are not adequate for a truck that size and were destined to have these problems the day they were installed.
Toyota doesn’t care if my truck is unsafe they just want my money. The upgrade will cost me thousands of dollars if I get it done. I no longer think the truck is safe with a load in the back or at freeway speeds.
If anyone knows a way for me to force Toyota to give me the upgrade I would like to know about it.