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2005 Toyota Tundra repairs by problem area

Engine (31%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (26%)

Brakes and Traction Control (8%)

Suspension and Steering (11%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (18%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (5%)

Other (2%)

Chart based on 65 repairs.
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2005 Toyota Tundra repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (20%)

$500 - $999 (20%)

$100 - $499 (28%)

< $100 (33%)

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Chart based on 61 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2005 Toyota Tundra

Engine not specified

Toyota in New York, United States
May 2009 - Mar 2012
Jun 2009

67000 mi

US $75
tranny controller Diagnosis charge for transmission problems. 
Jul 2009

69000 mi

US $2464
tranny rebuild 
Sep 2009

70000 mi

US $750
no start, starter replaced O2 sensor replaced for emissions inspection 
Dec 2009

72000 mi

US $500
Transmission control again. repair cost is estimate. 
Feb 2012

78200 mi
intermittant short in wiring, truck would stop running. 

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2005 Toyota Tundra 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

282-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed automatic RWD

Toyota Tundra in Louisiana, United States
Apr 2010 - Dec 2014
May 2010

28000 mi

US $300
All three U-joints had to be replaced 
Nov 2013

53000 mi

US $2494
Secondary air pump assembly, and two air valve assembly's. 
Toyota Tundra in Alabama, United States
May 2014 - Jun 2018
Jul 2015

126700 mi

US $1050
Replaced timing belt, water pump & pullies, and radiator. 
Toyota Tundra in Virginia, United States
Jan 2015 - Nov 2017
Feb 2015

91300 mi

US $750
Spray preservative on frame as part of a recall 
Aug 2015

93000 mi

US $20
Polished the headlights, both were fogged/hazy 
Toyota Tundra in California, United States
Feb 2010 - Jul 2012
Apr 2010

88700 mi

US $325
Drive shaft universal joints were making noise at very low speeds. 
Sep 2010

93000 mi

US $350
U-Joint bushings at differential was squeeking, U-Joint needed replacement. Oil Change Wipers 
Jul 2011

99500 mi

US $325
Engine Check light called for cleaning injectors. Cleaning completed with oil change and brake inspection. Check Engine Light on indicating need to Clean injectors. Work completed along with oil & filter change and brake check. 
Aug 2011

100300 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. 
Feb 2012

104600 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. 
Jun 2012

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. 
Toyota Tundra in Kentucky, United States
Aug 2014 - Mar 2018
Mar 2016

217000 mi
Worn U joint replaced 
Apr 2017

221000 mi

US $1100
Replaced tie rods and ball joints. 
Toyota Tundra in Texas, United States
May 2016 - Sep 2017
Nov 2016

285900 mi

US $800
Rough ride, one day fine next day bad, took 3 trips to 2 different shops 
Mar 2017

298000 mi

US $1800
Tie rods stabilizer steering linkage 
Jun 2017

304000 mi

US $1400
Struts and shocks 
Toyota Tundra in Florida, United States
Dec 2015 - Dec 2017
Nov 2017

129000 mi

US $97
Drivers window motor replaced 

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2005 Toyota Tundra 4dr Extended Cab 6ft bed

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

Toyota Tundra in Oregon, United States
Oct 2014 - Jul 2018
Dec 2015

158000 mi

US $816
Alternator failed causing the battery to fail, also. 
Jul 2018

174000 mi

US $200
Worn out. Front only. 
Toyota Tundra in Kansas, United States
Sep 2011 - Oct 2011
Oct 2011

61000 mi

US $650
Oxygen sensors needing replacment- truck became underpowered and check engine light came on. 
Toyota Tundra in Virginia, United States
May 2013 - Sep 2018
Nov 2016

145600 mi

US $500
Replaced shock absorbers with factory bilsteins. The shocks were not leaking and had not failed, but the ride was "mushy". Ride is now much firmer, and the truck feels sure-footed. 
Jan 2018

151000 mi

US $50
Parking brake bell crank arms were rusted and frozen. Replaced with new parts. 

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2005 Toyota Tundra 4dr Crew Cab 6ft bed

282-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed automatic RWD

Toyota Tundra in California, United States
Mar 2013 - Dec 2015
Mar 2013

85000 mi

US $500
Water pump failure due to leakage; replaced; also replaced timing belt and drive belts 
Apr 2015

98200 mi

US $500
Replace defective tire pressure sensor/sender 
Toyota Tundra in South Carolina, United States
Jan 2012 - Jun 2016
Aug 2013

85000 mi

US $80
Door lock actuator failed. 
Dec 2015

107000 mi

US $900
and TPMS sensors 
Toyota Tundra in California, United States
- Jan 2007
Jun 2006

13000 mi
Replaced Low Tire Pressure Sensor in Drivers Front Tire 
Jan 2007

14000 mi

US $45
Adjusted Rear Brake Drums 
Toyota Tundra in Oklahoma, United States
May 2009 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

151000 mi

US $300
TPMS sensors replaced 
Jan 2018

156000 mi

US $25
Replaced both headlights 
Toyota Tundra in Maryland, United States
Feb 2010 - Sep 2016
Apr 2016

61200 mi

US $85
Engine light came on and test showed injectors needed cleaning. However, light came back on. 
Jun 2016

62000 mi

US $1800
clean injectors, replace two sensors. 

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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

Toyota Tundra in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2017 - Aug 2018
Aug 2018

111000 mi
Error code p0986 shift solenoid "E" Control circuit High. Light came on but was driving fine. Everywhere I read pointed to the connector at transmission. I looked at it and it seemed ok not corroded like others reported. I drove it and it shifted like crap the connector was a cause. I took apart again cleaned some put dielectric greese in and is has been working great and no error codes. 
Toyota Tundra in Nevada, United States
Nov 2012 - Jun 2018
Dec 2013

69000 mi

US $90
Reset Airbag Warning Light and Scheduled Maint. (Oil change & Filter). 
Jun 2015

81000 mi

US $160
Replaced Battery. 
Toyota Tundra in Oklahoma, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2018
Feb 2015

188000 mi

US $165
Air pump for catalytic emissions failed causing truck to go into limp mode. $3300 estimate from dealer. Installed a work around to bypass system. Known defect in Toyota V-8's. 
Nov 2016

194300 mi

US $1300
Truck had wheel bearing noise and a leaking front axle. Truck sees considerable amount of off-road and back road use. Local, independent shop replaced front wheel bearings and... replaced the passenger side front axle and did an alignment. A week later. Rear axle seal started to leak. I checked rear axle bearings and determined they were worn out with excessive play. Shop removed both rear axles, replaced bearing and seals. 
Sep 2017

203000 mi

US $1200
Axles started leaking again for the third time after initial seal replacement. Shop determined the axles were warped and needed to be replaced. Replaced axles. Within a day of the repair, one of the rear brakes locked up due to incorrect adjustment from axle work. Returned truck to shop and the shop replaced rear brakes. Shop did not bleed brakes and there was almost no pedal. Limped the truck home and bled the brakes at home removing a bunch of air. 
Mar 2018

208000 mi

US $75
Sway bar link snapped while on a curved on-ramp. Ordered the sway bar links on-line and replaced them both. 
Toyota Tundra in Ontario, Canada
May 2006 - Aug 2014
Jan 2006

9993 mi
Coolant leak, replace block heater 
May 2008

36331 mi
Replace tire valve and sensor - warranty 
May 2009

48131 mi

C $751
Replace front brake pads and rotors, service rear brakes, repair driver's side outside door handle ( came loose ) 
Jun 2012

79360 mi

C $818
Replace front pads/rotors, replaced left front caliper, cleaned rear brakes and repaired emergency brake (not holding) 
Dec 2012

83700 mi

C $370
Replaced muffler and tail pipe 
May 2013

86180 mi
There is a shield surrounding the cat converter that has come loose. I tried to bolt the two pieces together but it didn't work so I ended up taking the whole thing off 
Toyota Tundra in Virginia, United States
Jun 2009 - Oct 2015
Jun 2010

45000 mi

US $1100
Exhaust replaced from catalytic converter back. 
Toyota Tundra in North Carolina, United States
Jun 2010 - Jun 2018
Jan 2014

161700 mi

US $110
key was sticking in the ignition. New key assembly put in. 
Toyota Tundra in New York, United States
Jan 2013 - Apr 2015
Apr 2013

53700 mi

US $180
Replaced muffler 
Apr 2015

74000 mi
Neutral safety switch was no longer working due to corrosion, Water pump was leaking. Traded it in for a 2015 Camry Hybrid. 
Toyota Tundra in New York, United States
Dec 2010 - Sep 2011
Jan 2011

66000 mi

US $130
Previously attempted transmission fluid change to sealed transmission did not refill the fluid to the proper amount resulting in random slippage aggravated by quick stops and hard cornering. Brought the vehicle to Valvoline lube shop. 
Mar 2011

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. 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. 
Toyota Tundra in Alabama, United States
Apr 2013 - Dec 2016
Feb 2016

180700 mi

US $200
Cooling system losing water. Replaced radiator 

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2005 Toyota Tundra 2dr Regular Cab 8ft bed

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

Toyota Tundra in California, United States
May 2009 - Jul 2015
Aug 2012

53400 mi
Lower front shock rubber bushings bad. Front shock absorbers replaced. 

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