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Toyota Tundra Engine Problems

756 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Toyota Tundra. 84 of these members (11.1%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 105 engine repairs to Toyota Tundras--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently Toyota Tundra problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Chart based on 406 repairs.
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2010 Toyota Tundra 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

310-horsepower 4.6L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

21000 mi   Variable valve timing spring - wrong part installed at factory requiring an engine teardown. This has tripped check engine light several times. I traded this truck off, it is not reliable enough. 

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2008 Toyota Tundra 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

381-horsepower 5.7L V8 6-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

35960 mi   they had to repair a seized differential vent 
1000   Check engine light indicated a problem with emission system. Diagnosed as faulty evaporation canister. 

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2007 Toyota Tundra 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

381-horsepower 5.7L V8 6-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

9300 mi   "Check engine light" - problem with defective "power steering relay" (apparently a common failure in extreme cold). No effect on vehicle, part is on order. 
9300   Replacement of reported sensor failure last month. 
78000   Replaced serpentine belt idler pulley assembly. Huge squeaky noise typical of bearing problem in pulley assembly. Dealer was not the purchase dealer, but did the job free. Peoria Toyota was great, despite not purchasing Tundra at Peoria Toyota.  
120000 US $2500 Secondary air injection pump with water intrusion. Major design error by Toyota. Total cost $2500-$4000 not covered by extended warranty. see: http://www.tundraheadquarters.com/blog/2010/04/26/tundra-sequoia-air-injection-induction-pump/ 
13000   Oil-leaking engine solenoid 

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2007 Toyota Tundra 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

381-horsepower 5.7L V8 6-speed automatic RWD

26300 mi   Technician diagnosed noise (Bearing in idle arm tensioner failing) but was discovered 3 weeks after warranty expiration. Waited for OEM decision to fix under warranty. Repaired during last visit and replaced drive belt. 

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2007 Toyota Tundra 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

381-horsepower 5.7L V8 6-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

31000 mi   Engine rattle, sounds like alternator, shop says they can't hear it so they can't fix it. 

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2005 Toyota Tundra

Engine not specified

67000 mi US $1200 tranny controller 
70000   O2 sensor replaced for emissions inspection 
72000   Transmission control again. repair cost is estimate. 
78500   intermittant short in wiring, truck would stop running. 

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2005 Toyota Tundra 4dr Crew Cab 6ft bed

282-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

45000 mi US $1100 Exhaust replaced from catalytic converter back. 

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