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2010 Toyota Tundra repairs by problem area

Engine (22%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (8%)

Brakes and Traction Control (12%)

Suspension and Steering (12%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (22%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (18%)

Other (7%)

Chart based on 60 repairs.
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2010 Toyota Tundra repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (7%)

$100 - $499 (20%)

< $100 (73%)

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Chart based on 45 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2010 Toyota Tundra

Engine not specified

Toyota in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2009 - Jun 2011
Feb 2010

20000 mi
Call button on steering wheel intermittently sticking. Dealer had to order new switch and replaced the following week 

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2010 Toyota Tundra 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

381-horsepower 5.7L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Toyota Tundra in New Jersey, United States
Jul 2013 - Aug 2013
Aug 2013

49000 mi
Grinding noise coming from rear brakes 
Toyota Tundra in California, United States
Apr 2015 - Jun 2018
Dec 2015

92000 mi

US $950
Replace dead Alternator. 

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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

Toyota Tundra in Maryland, United States
Jun 2015 - Dec 2016
Jun 2016

100000 mi
Four wheel alignment. 
Toyota Tundra in Washington, United States
Jan 2012 - Jun 2018
Jul 2013

39500 mi
4x4 wouldn't in engaged or disengaged,engine light was on ABS light. 
Toyota Tundra in Colorado, United States
Dec 2011 - Dec 2017
Aug 2013

26900 mi
The center cap of one of the wheels inadvertently came off. This was not related to an accident or off-roading. It may have even not been replaced during a recent oil maintenance. The dealership replaced for free. 
Oct 2017

59000 mi
One of the center caps on the wheel broke and needs replacement. I've found that these aren't easy, or consistently, re-installed by the non-dealer shops I take the truck to for tire service, alignments, etc. Sometimes they look like they're mostly in place, but not quite 100 percent seated. Other times, trying to seat the cap will break one/some of the attachment tabs...2nd occurrence over the almost 8 yrs of ownership isn't horrible, but annoying. Tail-gate lever and key is problematic. It is difficult to pull the lever to open the tailgate and the lock has been difficult to get the key into. I took the inside panel off the tailgate and lubricated everything with a silicone lubricant which helped in the short term, but it's been getting more difficult again after a couple months of regular use. One of the TRD off-road stickers has been showing signs of aging over the past year. Showing to the point of the sticker is showing visible partitions within the border of the sticker like it's starting to come apart. 
Toyota Tundra in New Hampshire, United States
Apr 2010 - Jun 2018
Feb 2017

44000 mi

US $150
Broken leaf spring on Right rear, third leaf down just above the overload, 6 inches in front of centerline of axle same ones as those that break on the Tacomas aftermarket remote starter failure, key transponder unit was replaced 
May 2017

45000 mi
Broken Leaf spring on left side third leaf down just above over load, break point behind centerline on axle by 6 inches, same break points as found on Tacoma’s. 
Apr 2018

52000 mi
Water pump replaced. This vehicle came with 8 yr extra care warranty, it covered the entire amount. I was not given the price, zero deductible. I paid $106 for serpentine belt part only replacement, no labor as they were already in there replacing the water pump 
Toyota Tundra in Manitoba, Canada
Sep 2010 - Mar 2018
Jun 2014

57040 mi
Radiator leaking slightly, Replaced under warranty. No cost. 
Apr 2015

69420 mi

C $200
Replaced leaking rear shock absorber. 
Toyota Tundra in North Carolina, United States
Oct 2010 - Dec 2011
Oct 2011

27300 mi
TSB #0270-10 for “choppy ride” 
Toyota Tundra in Saskatchewan, Canada
Mar 2010 - Oct 2012
Jun 2012

24800 mi
Oil leak (seepage) from valve covers. Squeak in dash, passenger side. Very loud noise from windshield trim when driving at highway speed in strong crosswind. 
Oct 2012

27900 mi

C $300
dash rattles on rough roads 
Toyota Tundra in New York, United States
Mar 2010 - Sep 2012
Nov 2010

9000 mi
Door handle stick 
Toyota Tundra in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2010 - Jul 2014
Apr 2013

9400 mi
Wind noise from the rear window (between cab and box). They changed the rear window but the noise did not disappear. 
Jul 2014

16120 mi
Lived with the wind noise until I sold the truck. 

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2010 Toyota Tundra 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

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

Toyota Tundra in Georgia, United States
Feb 2011 - Apr 2017
Jun 2012

36000 mi
Felt like truck ran over a rumble strip on smooth road surface. 
Mar 2013

47000 mi
Transmission not shifting properly. Hesitant to downshift. 
Mar 2017

79000 mi
Smog pumps were replaced free of charge. The factory warranty on this system was extended to 10 years/150,000 miles. Solenoid valves were replaced as well. Truck was sold shortly after repair was made. 
Toyota Tundra in Oklahoma, United States
Dec 2016 - Mar 2018
Dec 2017

93000 mi
Air pump. Replaced under warranty. $2300 repair 
Toyota Tundra in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2009 - Dec 2014
Jun 2012

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 Extended Cab 6.5ft bed

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

Toyota Tundra in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2013 - Mar 2016
Oct 2015

50800 mi
An sensor was became defective-covered- under extended warranty 
Toyota Tundra in Alabama, United States
Nov 2013 - Apr 2014
Jan 2014

US $325
Radiator leaking from engine side. Radiator was replaced. 
Toyota Tundra in Oregon, United States
Mar 2010 - Nov 2010
Jun 2010

14000 mi
Rear wheel bearings. 
Nov 2010

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. Bearing or differential noise still present when traded. 
Toyota Tundra in South Carolina, United States
Jun 2011 - Jun 2018
Jul 2017

77000 mi

US $200
Replaced all 4 pads 
Toyota Tundra in Wisconsin, United States
Dec 2012 - Jan 2017
Dec 2012

32000 mi
Parking brake mechanism was locking up and left rear parking brake was getting hot and shaking at 40-50mph. Dealer claimed they lubricated but only lasted a few months. Got under and cleaned/lubricated thoroughly myself and its been fine. 
Oct 2015

41000 mi

US $400
Bed Bolt finish failed and all bolts were very rusty. My truck is super clean and dry. Not used for hauling. Poor quality bolt finish. Toyota would not cover. Brake pedal extremely soft. Pads were good per dealer but they replaced cleaned, and adjusted brake system. Brakes perfect now. 
Toyota Tundra in Arizona, United States
Mar 2013 - Mar 2016
Jul 2013

40500 mi
When truck sat in sun Sirius didn't work. Replaced antenna, then radio. In both radios the volume for Sirius is very low compared with plain am fm or DVD. Be careful with volume when switching from Sirius to the other. 

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2010 Toyota Tundra 4dr Crew Cab 5.5ft bed

381-horsepower 5.7L V8 6-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Toyota Tundra in Texas, United States
Jul 2012 - Dec 2017
Apr 2015

74200 mi
front driver seat leaning to the right - they said the frame is bent and it will cost $1,000.00 to fix. So I'm leaning to the right like in the 80's. lol rusty bed bolts - was told it would cost 260.00 to replace the six rusty bed bolts that i thought was under warranty. NOPE! 
Apr 2017

100000 mi

US $260
replaced rotors and brake pads 
Nov 2017

108798 mi

US $55
Oil gauge not working properly 
Toyota Tundra in Texas, United States
Jan 2015 - Apr 2016
May 2015

146000 mi
air jet went out, Toyota still has truck in the shop as the parts are on 12 day back order. Toyota is making the repairs free of charge 
Apr 2016

160000 mi

US $372
replaced battery and starter. had to pull off passenger exhaust and manifold to get to starter. 

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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

Toyota Tundra in Texas, United States
May 2010 - Oct 2016
Sep 2011

15000 mi
Air Conditioner Blower on high is half the volume at dash vents of 5 other vehicles I checked.  
Oct 2013

39000 mi
AC fan completely quit, was not working when took to dealer and service writer observed. When dealer finally took in for service, fan was working again. Kept 2 days and could not duplicate problem, so apparently there is no problem. 
Nov 2013

39700 mi
Fan quit working again and took to dealer, did not let them turn off engine until running diagnostics, determined blower fan failing. Only took 4 trips and 2 years of intermittent fan completely stopping before finally repaired. 
May 2015

55000 mi
Passenger window actuator quit working. Diagnosis, order part and install part - 6 total days. $550.00 Covered by extended warranty 
Nov 2015

60000 mi

US $70
Blower motor started intermittently going out for 2nd time. Took to dealer when not working, could not get tech to check. Dealer kept for 4 days trying to replicate, finally ordered motor. Fan still does not blow hard like other cars. 
Sep 2016

69000 mi

US $600
Blower motor replaced again. Driver's door lock actuator failed 
Toyota Tundra in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2010 - Jun 2012
Jan 2011

9060 mi
Seals around tonneau cover. some of them tore early in their life. Dealer had a problem getting the right seals. Still need some more to be replaced. 
Toyota Tundra in Montana, United States
Aug 2012 - Dec 2015
Oct 2013

54000 mi

US $180
RPM's at start were 2,000 and held for several seconds. Then dropped (slowly) to 1,600 and held for a couple minutes. If left sitting, would drop to 1,100 and stay. 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... 
Toyota Tundra in British Columbia, Canada
May 2010 - Feb 2019
Mar 2018

56420 mi
Check engine light came on, gas cap was not tightened on fueling. Tightened gas cap and several days later, check engine light went off. 
Toyota Tundra in California, United States
Apr 2009 - Sep 2014
Sep 2009

200 mi
ABS actuator was defective and replaced by dealer. 

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2010 Toyota Tundra 2dr Regular Cab 8ft bed

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

Toyota Tundra in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2010 - Jun 2015
Nov 2010

1240 mi
ECM update for tranmission shifting. ECM update for tranmission shifting. 
Dec 2011

9300 mi
Passenger power door lock mechanism failure. 

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