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Toyota Tundra Transmission Problems and Repair Histories

Toyota Tundra repairs by problem area

Engine (26%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (13%)

Brakes and Traction Control (14%)

Suspension and Steering (12%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (18%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (11%)

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Toyota Tundra transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (5%)

$1000 - $2499 (6%)

$500 - $999 (26%)

$100 - $499 (48%)

< $100 (15%)

Chart based on 66 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2011 Toyota Tundra 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

310-horsepower 4.6L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

37000 mi Driveshaft replacement per Toyota Technical Service Bulletin, "bump from behind" condition. Complete ballanced drive shaft replacement after dealer confirmed condition. 

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2011 Toyota Tundra 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

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

50000 mi Leak on the passenger side drive shaft 

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2010 Toyota Tundra 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

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

40000 mi 4x4 wouldn't in engaged or disengaged,engine light was on ABS light. 

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2010 Toyota Tundra 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

310-horsepower 4.6L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

36000 mi Felt like truck ran over a rumble strip on smooth road surface. 
47000 mi Transmission not shifting properly. Hesitant to downshift. 
34720 mi drive shaft replaced under warranty. Joints were shot and Toyota was aware of the issue with a service buuletin. 

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2010 Toyota Tundra 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

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

54000 mi

US $180
Transmission slippage. Transmission fluid level checked out OK and was told the slippage is to protect the system when cold. Interesting thing to build into a four wheeler... 

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2009 Toyota Tundra 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

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

30000 mi Front differential replaced per TSB. All warranty, all recalls performed at same time. 

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2008 Toyota Tundra 4dr Extended Cab 8ft bed

381-horsepower 5.7L V8 6-speed automatic RWD

63300 mi Had the entire drive shaft replaced in accordance with TSB. 

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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

55180 mi Loud bang / clunk occasionally when going into 4 wheel drive. 
18000 mi Defective front differential. 
29000 mi vibration, bad differential 
65000 mi Replaced both CV boots. Both cracked. 1 starting to leak. 
35000 mi front diff noise—parts replaced 
118000 mi

US $256
Center u-joint failure 

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2008 Toyota Tundra 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

381-horsepower 5.7L V8 6-speed automatic RWD

164000 mi

US $278
Replaced seal on differential and flushed the transmission 

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2008 Toyota Tundra 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

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

34000 mi Trany slipping 

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2007 Toyota Tundra 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

381-horsepower 5.7L V8 6-speed automatic RWD

26000 mi Thump in the transmission or drivetrain after coming to a stop. 
27000 mi

US $3000
27K - A whine was noticed in the rear when cruising at speeds above 35 mph. The whine was very pronounced at highway speeds but would immediately cease when off throttle (coasting). Dealer replaced defective rear differential under warranty. 
56700 mi

US $150
Leaking transmission fluid at drive shaft. 
43000 mi Transmission tailshaft slightly leaking. Tailshaft and driveshaft assembley replaced per TSB. 
74000 mi Loud humming sound from rear, suspected U-Joint but traded it in.  

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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

36000 mi Front axle bearings replaced under warranty. 
4300 mi Front differential. Warranty; A clic-clic or rumble sound reported in the drivetrain. Intermittent occurence. 
58000 mi

US $1500
Defective rear axle bearings. I will attempt to recover costs of repair. The TSB that was generated by prior occurences of this defect in other Tundras did correctly help identify the problem. The results are as expected after 350 miles... . 
102000 mi

US $218
Replaced the pinion seal on the rear differential. 
16400 mi Under Warranty replacement of the front differential. 

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2007 Toyota Tundra 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

271-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed automatic RWD

77600 mi Right rear wheel bearing started making noise in the 40 mph range. Bearing/half axle replaced 

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2007 Toyota Tundra 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

381-horsepower 5.7L V8 6-speed automatic RWD

210000 mi

US $100
Left rear axle seal, brake shoes and hardware 
95000 mi

US $4000
Transmission not shifting into 4th then not into 3rd. Code to replace it. On way to shop wouldn't get out of 1st. Rebuilt torque converter which caused the damage to the tranny. Tranny rebuilt. Had to bring back 4 days later to replace leaking rear seal. 
120000 mi

US $500
Brought truck in for radiator flush. Tech found my rear seal on the transmission was leaking. Ordered part. Came in the next day and had seal replaced and tech cured the lip around the driveshaft. 
163000 mi Have vibration from 0-15mph. Had tires balanced and front end alignment. Still vibrates. Bought moog U-joints. Will replace all 3 of them. If it ain't one thing it's another. Will also replace front shocks as preventive measure tomorrow. 

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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

80000 mi

US $116
Took the truck in for several codes flashing, topped off transmission fluid. Transmission replaced per TSB. 
23000 mi All warning lights came on, at same time pulled over and called dealer. Drove to shop, left four days waiting for parts, first set was wrong second set took manager to install. Tech didn't know how neutral safety switch and tranny module failed. 
8000 mi Rear differential gasket was leaking between the bolts. Went to two dealers. First one said it was water, second one said it was normal. Sent an e-mail to Corporate and they called the closer dealer. Took it in again and they replaced the gasket in half a 
8000 mi Rear differential leak between the bolts on both sides. 
17000 mi Broken front driver's CV joint. Dealer replaced entire driver's side front axle. 
94500 mi

US $200
Replaced transfer case front output shaft seal 

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2007 Toyota Tundra 2dr Regular Cab 8ft bed

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

3500 mi Inspect Shuttering in driveline - later identified as bad Torque Converter 
8500 mi Replaced Torque Converter Adjusted Parking Brake 
14000 mi Surge feeling when leaving stop signs, and high rpms at unusual times. 

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2007 Toyota Tundra 2dr Regular Cab 6.5ft bed

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

47000 mi TSB for growl/whir in front differential. Replaced front differential carrier. All warranty work. Problem seems to be resolved. 

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2006 Toyota Tundra 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

236-horsepower 4.0L V6 6-speed manual RWD

96000 mi

US $279
Replaced three universal joints between the transmission, prop shaft, drive shaft and the rear differential. 

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2006 Toyota Tundra 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

236-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

116700 mi

US $550
Universal joints replaced. 

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2006 Toyota Tundra 4dr Crew Cab 6ft bed

271-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed automatic RWD

117000 mi

US $487
U Joints and Carrier 

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2006 Toyota Tundra 4dr Crew Cab 6ft bed

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

93000 mi

US $365
Shudder in Driveshaft underload at certain speeds. 
55000 mi

US $600
Replaced power steering hose. 
329800 mi

US $800
Pinion gear and seals 

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2005 Toyota Tundra

Engine not specified

67000 mi

US $75
Diagnosis charge for transmission problems. 
69000 mi

US $2464
tranny rebuild 

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2005 Toyota Tundra 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

282-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed automatic RWD

89300 mi

US $325
Drive shaft universal joints were making noise at very low speeds. 
93000 mi

US $350
U-Joint bushings at differential was squeeking, U-Joint needed replacement. Oil Change Wipers 
103000 mi

US $285
Engine Check code was P2714 & P0776 transmission sensors. Shop inspection, the mechanic said the trans fluid was leaking; need to replace trans output shaft seal and top off trans fluid. Instead of replacing tran per first quote. 
105300 mi

US $150
Check engine light on P2714 and P0776 came on again after awhile from previous repair. Still hesitating when acceler. Went to Toyota dealer to see what it would take to repair and do oil change. After the visit no problem now. 
106000 mi When going in for a routine maintenance, the mechanic asked me about the check engine light and then he said said he took care of the problem for no charge. The engine was hesitating and the CEL said sensors in the trans were the problem. 
28000 mi

US $300
All three U-joints had to be replaced 
217000 mi Worn U joint replaced 

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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

66400 mi

US $166
Tranny was still slipping and, in cold weather, was very difficult to get into gear. Apparently the dealer has the special tool to fill the tranny appropraitely and I was down 2 quarts. Additionally, they lubed the linkage and its working. 

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2002 Toyota Tundra 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

245-horsepower 4.7L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

Transmission replaced, paid by insurance 

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2002 Toyota Tundra 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

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

121500 mi Leaking front axle seal replaced 
127000 mi

US $750
Seeping oil leak in rear differential housing (axle) due to excessive rust. 
73000 mi

US $220
Leaky transmission oil pan gasket. Repair shop removed pan a resealed the pan. 

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2002 Toyota Tundra 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

190-horsepower 3.4L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

39300 mi

US $1800
Replaced universal gear. It seemed like a metal washer was missing from the original 

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2000 Toyota Tundra 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

245-horsepower 4.7L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

145250 mi

US $1843
Replaced timing belt & water pump(first time) replaced front brake rotors (warped) replaced rear axle bearings. 
134076 mi

US $150
Had to replace right rear axle bearing 

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