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2003 Toyota Tundra repairs by problem area

Engine (41%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (0%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (22%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (16%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (9%)

Other (9%)

Chart based on 32 repairs.
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2003 Toyota Tundra repair cost distribution

$2500+ (4%)

$1000 - $2499 (7%)

$500 - $999 (29%)

$100 - $499 (36%)

< $100 (25%)

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Chart based on 28 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2003 Toyota Tundra

Engine not specified

Toyota Tundra in Washington, United States
Sep 2012 - Dec 2014
Sep 2013

62000 mi

US $900
Leaky water pump 

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2003 Toyota Tundra 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

245-horsepower 4.7L V8 4-speed automatic RWD

Toyota Tundra in North Carolina, United States
Aug 2010 - Mar 2013
May 2010

120000 mi

US $470
oxygen sensor replaced. Also changed oil, differential fluid 
Toyota Tundra in South Carolina, United States
Mar 2017 - Jun 2018
Jun 2017

147000 mi

US $10
Water was leaking into cab through air intake. Removed wiper cowl and applied silicone to bolts holding cowl to body. 
Feb 2018

151000 mi

US $861
Radiator leaking. Replaced radiator, hoses, and thermostat. 
Jun 2018

153000 mi

US $80
Fuel filler neck was rusted and would not seal tightly to the gas cap, causing a check engine light. Fuel filler neck was replaced. 
Toyota Tundra in Puerto Rico
Apr 2016 - Jun 2018
Nov 2017

119000 mi

US $240
Main pulley and idle pulley changed Alternator did not charge 
Toyota Tundra in Georgia, United States
Aug 2009 - Jun 2018
Aug 2009

72000 mi

US $100
replaced pads and had rotors turned 
Dec 2011

93000 mi

US $100
Replaced o2 sensor 
Jun 2015

125000 mi

US $500
replaced struts and shocks, replaced brake pads and rotors on front 
Jun 2017

151000 mi

US $140
Tailgate opening lever broke in my hand. 
Toyota Tundra in Texas, United States
Aug 2015 - Aug 2017
Sep 2015

153000 mi

US $1200
Replace OEM shocks. Shocks were original equipment with 150,000+ miles on them. Other suspension components, also original equipment, were ok. Had a 4-wheel alignment and balanced the tires (26,000+ miles on the tread) when shocks replaced. 
Toyota Tundra in Texas, United States
Aug 2011 - Jun 2018
Feb 2016

179900 mi

US $1500
Airbag sensor in seatbelt went bad, replaced rack leaking, replaced valve cover gasket leaking, replaced 
Dec 2017

184000 mi

US $250
O2 sensor went bad 
Feb 2018

184000 mi

US $500
window motor died and was replaced 

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2003 Toyota Tundra 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

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

Toyota Tundra in Wisconsin, United States
Nov 2013 - Jul 2017
Jul 2017

146000 mi

US $40
Oil, air filter, and front headlight 
Toyota Tundra in Washington, United States
Jan 2015 - Nov 2018
Jul 2017

60991 mi

US $183
AC Condensor & O-Ring leak, repaired and recharged. 
Toyota Tundra in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2013 - Sep 2014
Feb 2014

148180 mi

C $400
failed emissions test oxygen sensor replaced 
Jul 2014

149420 mi
Rusted lines leaking top up fluid 
Sep 2014

149420 mi
excessive premature frame rust Toyota refused to address the problem vehicle no longer safe had to replac it - no more Toyotas for me. Rusted steering lines; would have cost $1,200 to repair. No point given rusted frame. 
Toyota Tundra in California, United States
Mar 2011 - Jun 2018
Oct 2011

55000 mi

US $550
Broke LF strut eye mount on a whoopy-de-doo. Replaced wit ha pair of KYBs. 
Toyota Tundra in British Columbia, Canada
Mar 2013 - Sep 2016
Mar 2013

106020 mi

C $500
Dealer replaced Right rear 02 sensor 
Jun 2014

112220 mi

C $700
Exhaust replaced from headers back. Also unsuccessful. I live in an area where the talent pool for auto mechanics is very low. 
Aug 2014

112220 mi

C $250
Replaced factory front and rear shocks. 
Toyota Tundra in Colorado, United States
Apr 2016 - Apr 2017
Dec 2016

180000 mi

US $3000
Replaced rear passenger wheel bearing. Replaced front struts, suspension, and other associated work. 

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2003 Toyota Tundra 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

190-horsepower 3.4L V6 5-speed manual RWD

Toyota Tundra in Oregon, United States
Feb 2016 - Jun 2018
May 2018

87000 mi

US $800
Replaced water pump, timing belt early due to water pump leakage. Otherwise no vehicle issues in first 87,000 miles. Previous mileage readings of 87,000 are correct, we walk everywhere now :) 

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2003 Toyota Tundra 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

190-horsepower 3.4L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Toyota Tundra in Connecticut, United States
Aug 2011 - Apr 2012
Oct 2011

100000 mi
I am still waiting for replacement spare tire and spare retainer. The old one failed with loss of wheel god knows where. 
Nov 2011

100000 mi
Replacement spare tire and retainer installed. 

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2003 Toyota Tundra 2dr Regular Cab 8ft bed

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

Toyota Tundra in British Columbia, Canada
Dec 2011 - Apr 2012
Jan 2012

C $200
o2 sensor 

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