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#1 of 51 toyota tundra total brake failure
Apr 06, 2006 (11:01 pm)
I have a 2000 tundra that has the ultimate front brake problem. I was told by the dealer that front brake vibration was normal and to just drive the vehicle. I had it serviced at 76k including the brakes. My truck has 92k on it and my whole right side front just collapsed on me driving on a paved road. It took out my fender and door. The body shop said all the bolts vibrated loose from the bad brakes. Are there any other similar stories out there. I am thinking about hiring a lawyer because this could have been real serious.
#2 of 51 Re: toyota tundra total brake failure [andy36]
Apr 08, 2006 (9:46 pm)
I have a 2000 tundra that has the ultimate front brake problem. I was told by the dealer that front brake vibration was normal and to just drive the vehicle. I had it serviced at 76k including the brakes. My truck has 92k on it and my whole right side front just collapsed on me driving on a paved road. It took out my fender and door. The body shop said all the bolts vibrated loose from the bad brakes. Are there any other similar stories out there. I am thinking about hiring a lawyer because this could have been real serious
Time for a new body shop. Every part in the brake system can break and the frontend will not collapse (unless you hit something because you could not stop). The front end colapsing is caused by a balljoint failing because it was not replaced via preventative maintenance. It is your fault (or the mechanic that last inspected it if you took it in regulalry). That is something that, number 1 would have been detected by a quality mechanic at the last alignment, and number 2, does not fail over night. Preventative maintenance is your responsibility. I am not saying that the ball joint should not last 200k (Ford is lucky to get 75K), but if the part is failing early, regular maintenance will catch it. I have encountered people that have driven 75K without changing the oil, and then saying that their Toyota was junk cause the engine froze at under 100K. HELLO.
#3 of 51 Re: toyota tundra total brake failure [ustazzaf]
Apr 10, 2006 (6:47 pm)
HELLO the ball joint did not fail all the bolts in the front hub came loose and the front end collapsed. AS I explained they all vibrated loose from the front end shake during braking. This front end was checked and tightened when I the new rotors were installed at 76k. My truck is always well maintained with oil changes every 2500 miles, and regular services as per the manual. These trucks were supposed to be fixed by the dealer because even toyota said the braking system was defective. Toyota has refused to fix any that were out of warranty. This is crap. You dont admit to making a faulty product and then refuse to fix it. Chech out toyota tundra brake recall and read all the horror stories. Mine is only one in a million.
#4 of 51 2004 Double Cab Limited-front end collapsed
Jun 16, 2006 (12:46 pm)
My step-father has been buying Toyota truck since 2002, but this time the 2004 double cab he bought turned into a nightmare, he was driving when the ball joint came off the right passenger side causing right front end to collapse, luckily no one got hurt but if this were to happen 10 mins before the out come might have been fatal, he was driving 65 mph on a freeway over looking the ocean with his family ages 50 to 11 months old. Toyota motor Corp hasn't been very helpful to investigate the matter. The truck had 75,000 miles when this happened.
#5 of 51 Re: 2004 Double Cab Limited-front end collapsed [lc91306]
Jun 17, 2006 (5:58 pm)
This is the same thing that happened to me. It cost 6k to repair. I ended up putting drilled and slotted rotors on my truck and ceramic pads to stop the brake chatter. This was at my own expense. People are trying to start a class action lawsuit aginst toyota. Go to recalltoyotatundra brakes.com and tell them your story. There are many stories like yours there. Andy
Jul 02, 2006 (9:44 pm)
Both the ball joint and brakes are on recall at Toyota's expense.
#7 of 51 Re: recalls [tundradude]
Jul 03, 2006 (10:37 am)
I have a 2000 tundra and toyota has refused to fix the problem. They admitted to the problem in a service letter to dealers but would only fix if the trucks were still under warranty. Is this recall new?
Jul 04, 2006 (7:21 am)
I had both done to my truck. The brakes in 04 and the ball joints in 05. My truck only has 26K on it.
My truck is an 02.
#9 of 51 Re: 2004 Double Cab Limited-front end collapsed [andy36]
Jul 07, 2006 (4:28 pm)
Just to let all Toyota owners awair of the problem that I had just recently experienced, please read below.
As I was travelling 100 Kmh (I'm Cdn) my fron end slammed to the ground, I had finally came to a complete stop and as I got out my vehicle, I noticed my tire had fallen OFF from it's assembly. Now that the truck is in the repair shop, we are patiently waiting for the lower ball joint however they are on back order becasue they have no stock on North America, hmmmmmm I wonder why their is no stcok? becasue pretty much every Tundra owver is complaining about this exact same issue.
I had recently found out that Toyota is having problems with the Ball joints, and what Toyota Corp has told me is that "they don't know of such a recall" or as they call it "Campaign"
Until now, I had never had any problems with the vehicle, it has never seen a Toyota dealership for any maintenace, the thing worked like a Charm ewvery time, I have a 108,000 KM on the vehicle and this should not have happened. People want to talk about regular maintenace? the thing has been at a servcice station regulary, I own 33 Franchises in Canada. I know how they are to be maintained.
#10 of 51 06 double cab front end problem
Jul 10, 2006 (11:23 am)
14k on an 06 double cab and the front end is "klunking" under stearing or when the wheel is up against a curb, I turn the stearing wheel and it sounds and feels loose making a bad sound. Also when under braking it will klunk sometimes. Any ideas? It goes in Friday to the dealer.
Also, dealer said "Toyota has really tightened up on loaner cars" What? 30k dropped in January to buy this thing and no love? Anyone else have this issue?