Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
0040209/16/200200402R10007583Front brake vibration. *mj *sc07/01/2004
BR0040209/16/200310003954Information on front brake vibration. revised. *tt11/07/2003
0010301/08/200310001051Front brake component identification. 2000 - current tundra and 2001 - current sequoia. *tt04/11/2003
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS
BR0010101/12/2001616656Information on new parking brake struts to reduce the possibility of rear brake vibration. *tt03/07/2001
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC
BR0040209/16/2002635865Information on front brake vibration. *tt11/01/2002
09230209/23/2002635879Subject regarding front brake repair service tips. *tt11/01/2002
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC - PADS
0010212/18/200210006063Toyota racing development (trd) high-performance brake pads. *tt04/14/2004
0030003/10/200000300610951Information introducing new front brake pad kits to reduce front brake vibration. *tt update. *tt05/22/2000
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DRUM
BR0030209/16/2002635863Information on rear brake vibration. *tt11/01/2002
BR0060011/17/2000616093This bulletin introduces the new parking brake struts developed to reduce the possibility of rear brake vibration. *tt02/09/2001

Investigations


NHTSA IDManufacturerDate openDate closeSubjectRecall campaign
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
PE09049TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION10/06/200901/26/2010FRAME CORROSION09V444000
 This investigation was opened based on 20 reports of model year (my) 2000 and 2001 vehicles experiencing severe corrosion of the frame, resulting in either under-body mounted spare tire separation or rear brake failure.the failure report counts shown above are for my 2000 and 2001 vehicles only.by letter of november 16, 2009 toyota has notified the agency that it will conduct a safety recall (09v-444) of approximately 110,000 model year (my) 2000 through 2003 tundra vehicles.the affected recalled vehicles were sold or are currently registered in the district of columbia and the states of ct, de, il, in, ky, ma, md, me, mi, mn, nh, nj, ny, oh, pa, ri, va, vt, wi, wv.toyota alleges high amounts of road salts are used in these areas and excessive corrosion of the rear cross-member (to which the spare tire is mounted) can occur and cause the spare tire to separate from the vehicle and can also lead to rear brake failure.toyota stated: toyota has tentatively concluded that the root cause is a combination of factors, including usage in areas where road salt is applied, inadequate vehicle maintenance (i.e., not following the recommendations in the owner's manual), the design of the rear cross-member, and manufacturing issues.the design of the rear cross-member is such that it is open on the top side and susceptible to accumulation of dirt, water and road salt.manufacturing issues of the rear cross-member related to the coating process also affect its corrosion resistance.toyota also states that owners of my 2000 through 2003 vehicles in states not covered by the recall will be notified on how to obtain the same inspection and repair as the recalled vehicles, free of charge.further toyota states: please note that while toyota has not determined a defect exists in 2004 through 2006 my tundra vehicles, toyota plans on initiating a field action in the near future to prevent future corrosion on those vehicles originally sold or currently registered in the affected region at no cost to the owner.by letter of january 8, 2010 toyota has notified the agency that it amended its defect information report for safety recall 09v-444 to include the fuel tank mounting system (i.e., fuel tank support straps and fuel tank mounting cross-members) in the safety recall.toyota states: toyota has not decided that the fuel tank mounting system in those vehicles contains a safety-related defect within the meaning of federal motor vehicle safety law.rather, toyota is taking this action at odi's request and to avoid future disagreement with odi with respect to this issue.my 2007 and newer tundra vehicles are not included in any of toyota's actions as the rear cross-member in those vehicles have been redesigned so that it is open on the bottom.the actions taken by toyota are sufficient to resolve the issues raised by this investigation.accordingly, this investigation is closed.the closing of this investigation does not constitute a finding by nhtsa that a safety-related defect does not exist in the subject vehicles.the agency will take further action if warranted by the circumstances.
PE09049TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.10/06/200901/26/2010FRAME CORROSION09V444000
 This investigation was opened based on 20 reports of model year (my) 2000 and 2001 vehicles experiencing severe corrosion of the frame, resulting in either under-body mounted spare tire separation or rear brake failure.the failure report counts shown above are for my 2000 and 2001 vehicles only.by letter of november 16, 2009 toyota has notified the agency that it will conduct a safety recall (09v-444) of approximately 110,000 model year (my) 2000 through 2003 tundra vehicles.the affected recalled vehicles were sold or are currently registered in the district of columbia and the states of ct, de, il, in, ky, ma, md, me, mi, mn, nh, nj, ny, oh, pa, ri, va, vt, wi, wv.toyota alleges high amounts of road salts are used in these areas and excessive corrosion of the rear cross-member (to which the spare tire is mounted) can occur and cause the spare tire to separate from the vehicle and can also lead to rear brake failure.toyota stated: toyota has tentatively concluded that the root cause is a combination of factors, including usage in areas where road salt is applied, inadequate vehicle maintenance (i.e., not following the recommendations in the owner's manual), the design of the rear cross-member, and manufacturing issues.the design of the rear cross-member is such that it is open on the top side and susceptible to accumulation of dirt, water and road salt.manufacturing issues of the rear cross-member related to the coating process also affect its corrosion resistance.toyota also states that owners of my 2000 through 2003 vehicles in states not covered by the recall will be notified on how to obtain the same inspection and repair as the recalled vehicles, free of charge.further toyota states: please note that while toyota has not determined a defect exists in 2004 through 2006 my tundra vehicles, toyota plans on initiating a field action in the near future to prevent future corrosion on those vehicles originally sold or currently registered in the affected region at no cost to the owner.by letter of january 8, 2010 toyota has notified the agency that it amended its defect information report for safety recall 09v-444 to include the fuel tank mounting system (i.e., fuel tank support straps and fuel tank mounting cross-members) in the safety recall.toyota states: toyota has not decided that the fuel tank mounting system in those vehicles contains a safety-related defect within the meaning of federal motor vehicle safety law.rather, toyota is taking this action at odi's request and to avoid future disagreement with odi with respect to this issue.my 2007 and newer tundra vehicles are not included in any of toyota's actions as the rear cross-member in those vehicles have been redesigned so that it is open on the bottom.the actions taken by toyota are sufficient to resolve the issues raised by this investigation.accordingly, this investigation is closed.the closing of this investigation does not constitute a finding by nhtsa that a safety-related defect does not exist in the subject vehicles.the agency will take further action if warranted by the circumstances.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DIFFERENTIAL PROPORTIONAL VALVE
PE09049TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION10/06/200901/26/2010FRAME CORROSION09V444000
 This investigation was opened based on 20 reports of model year (my) 2000 and 2001 vehicles experiencing severe corrosion of the frame, resulting in either under-body mounted spare tire separation or rear brake failure.the failure report counts shown above are for my 2000 and 2001 vehicles only.by letter of november 16, 2009 toyota has notified the agency that it will conduct a safety recall (09v-444) of approximately 110,000 model year (my) 2000 through 2003 tundra vehicles.the affected recalled vehicles were sold or are currently registered in the district of columbia and the states of ct, de, il, in, ky, ma, md, me, mi, mn, nh, nj, ny, oh, pa, ri, va, vt, wi, wv.toyota alleges high amounts of road salts are used in these areas and excessive corrosion of the rear cross-member (to which the spare tire is mounted) can occur and cause the spare tire to separate from the vehicle and can also lead to rear brake failure.toyota stated: toyota has tentatively concluded that the root cause is a combination of factors, including usage in areas where road salt is applied, inadequate vehicle maintenance (i.e., not following the recommendations in the owner's manual), the design of the rear cross-member, and manufacturing issues.the design of the rear cross-member is such that it is open on the top side and susceptible to accumulation of dirt, water and road salt.manufacturing issues of the rear cross-member related to the coating process also affect its corrosion resistance.toyota also states that owners of my 2000 through 2003 vehicles in states not covered by the recall will be notified on how to obtain the same inspection and repair as the recalled vehicles, free of charge.further toyota states: please note that while toyota has not determined a defect exists in 2004 through 2006 my tundra vehicles, toyota plans on initiating a field action in the near future to prevent future corrosion on those vehicles originally sold or currently registered in the affected region at no cost to the owner.by letter of january 8, 2010 toyota has notified the agency that it amended its defect information report for safety recall 09v-444 to include the fuel tank mounting system (i.e., fuel tank support straps and fuel tank mounting cross-members) in the safety recall.toyota states: toyota has not decided that the fuel tank mounting system in those vehicles contains a safety-related defect within the meaning of federal motor vehicle safety law.rather, toyota is taking this action at odi's request and to avoid future disagreement with odi with respect to this issue.my 2007 and newer tundra vehicles are not included in any of toyota's actions as the rear cross-member in those vehicles have been redesigned so that it is open on the bottom.the actions taken by toyota are sufficient to resolve the issues raised by this investigation.accordingly, this investigation is closed.the closing of this investigation does not constitute a finding by nhtsa that a safety-related defect does not exist in the subject vehicles.the agency will take further action if warranted by the circumstances.
PE09049TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.10/06/200901/26/2010FRAME CORROSION09V444000
 This investigation was opened based on 20 reports of model year (my) 2000 and 2001 vehicles experiencing severe corrosion of the frame, resulting in either under-body mounted spare tire separation or rear brake failure.the failure report counts shown above are for my 2000 and 2001 vehicles only.by letter of november 16, 2009 toyota has notified the agency that it will conduct a safety recall (09v-444) of approximately 110,000 model year (my) 2000 through 2003 tundra vehicles.the affected recalled vehicles were sold or are currently registered in the district of columbia and the states of ct, de, il, in, ky, ma, md, me, mi, mn, nh, nj, ny, oh, pa, ri, va, vt, wi, wv.toyota alleges high amounts of road salts are used in these areas and excessive corrosion of the rear cross-member (to which the spare tire is mounted) can occur and cause the spare tire to separate from the vehicle and can also lead to rear brake failure.toyota stated: toyota has tentatively concluded that the root cause is a combination of factors, including usage in areas where road salt is applied, inadequate vehicle maintenance (i.e., not following the recommendations in the owner's manual), the design of the rear cross-member, and manufacturing issues.the design of the rear cross-member is such that it is open on the top side and susceptible to accumulation of dirt, water and road salt.manufacturing issues of the rear cross-member related to the coating process also affect its corrosion resistance.toyota also states that owners of my 2000 through 2003 vehicles in states not covered by the recall will be notified on how to obtain the same inspection and repair as the recalled vehicles, free of charge.further toyota states: please note that while toyota has not determined a defect exists in 2004 through 2006 my tundra vehicles, toyota plans on initiating a field action in the near future to prevent future corrosion on those vehicles originally sold or currently registered in the affected region at no cost to the owner.by letter of january 8, 2010 toyota has notified the agency that it amended its defect information report for safety recall 09v-444 to include the fuel tank mounting system (i.e., fuel tank support straps and fuel tank mounting cross-members) in the safety recall.toyota states: toyota has not decided that the fuel tank mounting system in those vehicles contains a safety-related defect within the meaning of federal motor vehicle safety law.rather, toyota is taking this action at odi's request and to avoid future disagreement with odi with respect to this issue.my 2007 and newer tundra vehicles are not included in any of toyota's actions as the rear cross-member in those vehicles have been redesigned so that it is open on the bottom.the actions taken by toyota are sufficient to resolve the issues raised by this investigation.accordingly, this investigation is closed.the closing of this investigation does not constitute a finding by nhtsa that a safety-related defect does not exist in the subject vehicles.the agency will take further action if warranted by the circumstances.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
PE09049TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION10/06/200901/26/2010FRAME CORROSION09V444000
 This investigation was opened based on 20 reports of model year (my) 2000 and 2001 vehicles experiencing severe corrosion of the frame, resulting in either under-body mounted spare tire separation or rear brake failure.the failure report counts shown above are for my 2000 and 2001 vehicles only.by letter of november 16, 2009 toyota has notified the agency that it will conduct a safety recall (09v-444) of approximately 110,000 model year (my) 2000 through 2003 tundra vehicles.the affected recalled vehicles were sold or are currently registered in the district of columbia and the states of ct, de, il, in, ky, ma, md, me, mi, mn, nh, nj, ny, oh, pa, ri, va, vt, wi, wv.toyota alleges high amounts of road salts are used in these areas and excessive corrosion of the rear cross-member (to which the spare tire is mounted) can occur and cause the spare tire to separate from the vehicle and can also lead to rear brake failure.toyota stated: toyota has tentatively concluded that the root cause is a combination of factors, including usage in areas where road salt is applied, inadequate vehicle maintenance (i.e., not following the recommendations in the owner's manual), the design of the rear cross-member, and manufacturing issues.the design of the rear cross-member is such that it is open on the top side and susceptible to accumulation of dirt, water and road salt.manufacturing issues of the rear cross-member related to the coating process also affect its corrosion resistance.toyota also states that owners of my 2000 through 2003 vehicles in states not covered by the recall will be notified on how to obtain the same inspection and repair as the recalled vehicles, free of charge.further toyota states: please note that while toyota has not determined a defect exists in 2004 through 2006 my tundra vehicles, toyota plans on initiating a field action in the near future to prevent future corrosion on those vehicles originally sold or currently registered in the affected region at no cost to the owner.by letter of january 8, 2010 toyota has notified the agency that it amended its defect information report for safety recall 09v-444 to include the fuel tank mounting system (i.e., fuel tank support straps and fuel tank mounting cross-members) in the safety recall.toyota states: toyota has not decided that the fuel tank mounting system in those vehicles contains a safety-related defect within the meaning of federal motor vehicle safety law.rather, toyota is taking this action at odi's request and to avoid future disagreement with odi with respect to this issue.my 2007 and newer tundra vehicles are not included in any of toyota's actions as the rear cross-member in those vehicles have been redesigned so that it is open on the bottom.the actions taken by toyota are sufficient to resolve the issues raised by this investigation.accordingly, this investigation is closed.the closing of this investigation does not constitute a finding by nhtsa that a safety-related defect does not exist in the subject vehicles.the agency will take further action if warranted by the circumstances.
PE09049TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC.10/06/200901/26/2010FRAME CORROSION09V444000
 This investigation was opened based on 20 reports of model year (my) 2000 and 2001 vehicles experiencing severe corrosion of the frame, resulting in either under-body mounted spare tire separation or rear brake failure.the failure report counts shown above are for my 2000 and 2001 vehicles only.by letter of november 16, 2009 toyota has notified the agency that it will conduct a safety recall (09v-444) of approximately 110,000 model year (my) 2000 through 2003 tundra vehicles.the affected recalled vehicles were sold or are currently registered in the district of columbia and the states of ct, de, il, in, ky, ma, md, me, mi, mn, nh, nj, ny, oh, pa, ri, va, vt, wi, wv.toyota alleges high amounts of road salts are used in these areas and excessive corrosion of the rear cross-member (to which the spare tire is mounted) can occur and cause the spare tire to separate from the vehicle and can also lead to rear brake failure.toyota stated: toyota has tentatively concluded that the root cause is a combination of factors, including usage in areas where road salt is applied, inadequate vehicle maintenance (i.e., not following the recommendations in the owner's manual), the design of the rear cross-member, and manufacturing issues.the design of the rear cross-member is such that it is open on the top side and susceptible to accumulation of dirt, water and road salt.manufacturing issues of the rear cross-member related to the coating process also affect its corrosion resistance.toyota also states that owners of my 2000 through 2003 vehicles in states not covered by the recall will be notified on how to obtain the same inspection and repair as the recalled vehicles, free of charge.further toyota states: please note that while toyota has not determined a defect exists in 2004 through 2006 my tundra vehicles, toyota plans on initiating a field action in the near future to prevent future corrosion on those vehicles originally sold or currently registered in the affected region at no cost to the owner.by letter of january 8, 2010 toyota has notified the agency that it amended its defect information report for safety recall 09v-444 to include the fuel tank mounting system (i.e., fuel tank support straps and fuel tank mounting cross-members) in the safety recall.toyota states: toyota has not decided that the fuel tank mounting system in those vehicles contains a safety-related defect within the meaning of federal motor vehicle safety law.rather, toyota is taking this action at odi's request and to avoid future disagreement with odi with respect to this issue.my 2007 and newer tundra vehicles are not included in any of toyota's actions as the rear cross-member in those vehicles have been redesigned so that it is open on the bottom.the actions taken by toyota are sufficient to resolve the issues raised by this investigation.accordingly, this investigation is closed.the closing of this investigation does not constitute a finding by nhtsa that a safety-related defect does not exist in the subject vehicles.the agency will take further action if warranted by the circumstances.

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
SERVICE BRAKES
11/01/2001
 I have 155,000 miles on my toyota truck and had the front rotors replaced 7 times and three of those sets i had turned. the problem started at 18,000 miles i took it to dealer were i was told the rear brakes are not self adjusting like on every other truck makers. they turned the rotors and adujusted the rears but it only lasted a few thousand miles before the front rotors were warped again. i do not pull a trailer or haul heavy loads so i am not overloading the brakes. i have contacted toyota several times about this issue but was told they could not do anything about it. i know i'm not the only one with this issue i have had other toyota owners tell me the same thing and i've read a lot of complaints on the internet.
11/01/2001
 I have 155,000 miles on my toyota truck and had the front rotors replaced 7 times and three of those sets i had turned. the problem started at 18,000 miles i took it to dealer were i was told the rear brakes are not self adjusting like on every other truck makers. they turned the rotors and adujusted the rears but it only lasted a few thousand miles before the front rotors were warped again. i do not pull a trailer or haul heavy loads so i am not overloading the brakes. i have contacted toyota several times about this issue but was told they could not do anything about it. i know i'm not the only one with this issue i have had other toyota owners tell me the same thing and i've read a lot of complaints on the internet.
11/01/2001
 I have 155,000 miles on my toyota truck and had the front rotors replaced 7 times and three of those sets i had turned. the problem started at 18,000 miles i took it to dealer were i was told the rear brakes are not self adjusting like on every other truck makers. they turned the rotors and adujusted the rears but it only lasted a few thousand miles before the front rotors were warped again. i do not pull a trailer or haul heavy loads so i am not overloading the brakes. i have contacted toyota several times about this issue but was told they could not do anything about it. i know i'm not the only one with this issue i have had other toyota owners tell me the same thing and i've read a lot of complaints on the internet.
11/01/2001
 I have 155,000 miles on my toyota truck and had the front rotors replaced 7 times and three of those sets i had turned. the problem started at 18,000 miles i took it to dealer were i was told the rear brakes are not self adjusting like on every other truck makers. they turned the rotors and adujusted the rears but it only lasted a few thousand miles before the front rotors were warped again. i do not pull a trailer or haul heavy loads so i am not overloading the brakes. i have contacted toyota several times about this issue but was told they could not do anything about it. i know i'm not the only one with this issue i have had other toyota owners tell me the same thing and i've read a lot of complaints on the internet.
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR
03/01/2000
 Brake problems from day one. replaced all brake parts less than one year ago. brakes stopped working 10-15-02 with no warning. no stopping ability at all took truck to dealer. dealer said major brake failure having much trouble with tundra brakes are too small for truck. would not tell what parts changed. dt
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR - ANTILOCK
01/20/200468000301/20/2004
 Purchased 2000 toyota tundra in 2004 with abs light on and rear end noise. truck vibrates significantly when break is used down hill. toyota agreed to inspect and repair if any problem existed. toyota states that the noise was a parking brake cable and the breaks should be used smoothly, taking care not to hit it too hard. the day after pick up from service department a major accident occured when at 45 mph the brakes locked up causing vehicle to slide 75 feet impacting two other vehicles that were totaled out. the tundra rear-ended a small car. dammage was to the upper left side of the tundra and all the way to the middle of the engine area, as the top of the tundra was forced into a downward position by the left front tire locking up. no air bag deployed. not the driver or passenger side. 3 minor injuries to 3 people inside tundra. neck injury to driver of first vehicle impacted. toyota verbally stated to family member that they knew it was a problem. body work finnished and insurance paid bill. breaks still lock up even at low speeds. using breaks on a hill cause truck to shake. break pads replaced and breaks still do not function as required. toyota denies any problem with breaks.
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR - DISC
11/15/200247105010/11/2002
 2000 tundra was purchased at 47,000 miles. within 1000 miles, a severe vibration developed whenever the brakes were applied at speeds in excess of 40 miles per hour. as the vibration increased, i noticed a fairly severe increase in braking distance as well. after a near collision, i took the vehicle in for service. the dealer alerted me that there was a problem with brakes on the tundra, however they simply resurfaced the rotors and informed me that the pads were at 75%. within 1000 miles, i again developed the same problem. i took the vehicle in again and again the dealer acknowledged the problem, but simply resurfaced the rotors and installed new pads at my expense. the service manager attempted to have toyota pay to perform the work which was listed in service bulletins # br00302, br00402, however, toyota refused citing that my truck had in excess of 36,000 miles. the bill for this work was quoted as $1700. it is now 1000 miles since my most recent service, and again the violent shaking and increased stopping distance has returned.
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR - DISC - CALIPER
11/15/200247105010/11/2002
 2000 tundra was purchased at 47,000 miles. within 1000 miles, a severe vibration developed whenever the brakes were applied at speeds in excess of 40 miles per hour. as the vibration increased, i noticed a fairly severe increase in braking distance as well. after a near collision, i took the vehicle in for service. the dealer alerted me that there was a problem with brakes on the tundra, however they simply resurfaced the rotors and informed me that the pads were at 75%. within 1000 miles, i again developed the same problem. i took the vehicle in again and again the dealer acknowledged the problem, but simply resurfaced the rotors and installed new pads at my expense. the service manager attempted to have toyota pay to perform the work which was listed in service bulletins # br00302, br00402, however, toyota refused citing that my truck had in excess of 36,000 miles. the bill for this work was quoted as $1700. it is now 1000 miles since my most recent service, and again the violent shaking and increased stopping distance has returned.
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR - DISC - PADS
08/22/20042
 The brake on my 2000 toyota tundra shake violently when applied. the rear drums were replaced along with new shoes and the front rotors were turned with new pads at 26,894 miles under warranty and at 60,000 i have had to have both reworked again. your organization should demand a recall for this problem.*ak
11/15/200247105010/11/2002
 2000 tundra was purchased at 47,000 miles. within 1000 miles, a severe vibration developed whenever the brakes were applied at speeds in excess of 40 miles per hour. as the vibration increased, i noticed a fairly severe increase in braking distance as well. after a near collision, i took the vehicle in for service. the dealer alerted me that there was a problem with brakes on the tundra, however they simply resurfaced the rotors and informed me that the pads were at 75%. within 1000 miles, i again developed the same problem. i took the vehicle in again and again the dealer acknowledged the problem, but simply resurfaced the rotors and installed new pads at my expense. the service manager attempted to have toyota pay to perform the work which was listed in service bulletins # br00302, br00402, however, toyota refused citing that my truck had in excess of 36,000 miles. the bill for this work was quoted as $1700. it is now 1000 miles since my most recent service, and again the violent shaking and increased stopping distance has returned.
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR - DISC - ROTOR
04/11/20031500004/13/2000
 My 2000 toyota tundra started vibrating severally at around 15000 miles. toyota fixed the problem, and at 31000 miles the problem came back. unfortunately i was not able to contact toyota for repair until two days prior to three year anniversary of purchase, half hour before closing at a weekend. toyota refuses to fix my problem, helpful customer service said that i was out of luck. bumper to bumper warranty would have expired by the time i could take it in.
11/15/200247105010/11/2002
 2000 tundra was purchased at 47,000 miles. within 1000 miles, a severe vibration developed whenever the brakes were applied at speeds in excess of 40 miles per hour. as the vibration increased, i noticed a fairly severe increase in braking distance as well. after a near collision, i took the vehicle in for service. the dealer alerted me that there was a problem with brakes on the tundra, however they simply resurfaced the rotors and informed me that the pads were at 75%. within 1000 miles, i again developed the same problem. i took the vehicle in again and again the dealer acknowledged the problem, but simply resurfaced the rotors and installed new pads at my expense. the service manager attempted to have toyota pay to perform the work which was listed in service bulletins # br00302, br00402, however, toyota refused citing that my truck had in excess of 36,000 miles. the bill for this work was quoted as $1700. it is now 1000 miles since my most recent service, and again the violent shaking and increased stopping distance has returned.
09/26/2002309/01/2099
 Rotors, drums, pads and shoes replaced at 12,000 miles and 34000 miles after developing severe vibration. these were replaced under warranty. at 40,000 miles severe vibration developed in rear end. at 54,000 miles severe vibration developed in front end. found out that rotors are warped. mr
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR - DRUM - DRUM
01/06/20003309/14/2000
 Vibration in front end, brake drums wraped, toyota said there is not solution to the brake problem.
SERVICE BRAKES, ELECTRIC
11/18/20082140001
 Bought my 2000 tundra 6 years ago, i have had it in the shop every 6 months for brake work, i have had a total of 3 sets of rotors on it, about every 12k miles the vehicle shakes badly when braking. it is now in the shop again today and shop says it needs rotors again. i do not understand how everyday normal driving cause the brake system to fail. i understand this is a widespread problem with the toyota tundra and brake systems. *tr
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
10/20/199910000
 It has long been a known fact that the older tundras have had severe braking problems with warping rotors causing extreme vibrations. nothing has been done by either toyota, or the nhtsa. why? every few thousand miles, i have to either replace or have the rotors turned. the truck gets unsafe and dangerous to drive because of excessive vibrations in the front end. everyone knows why this happens- heat buildup because of to small front end brakes. poor design. it can be fixed, but will cost the consumer over $2500. toyota should be responsible, and fix this issue!
10/20/199910000
 It has long been a known fact that the older tundras have had severe braking problems with warping rotors causing extreme vibrations. nothing has been done by either toyota, or the nhtsa. why? every few thousand miles, i have to either replace or have the rotors turned. the truck gets unsafe and dangerous to drive because of excessive vibrations in the front end. everyone knows why this happens- heat buildup because of to small front end brakes. poor design. it can be fixed, but will cost the consumer over $2500. toyota should be responsible, and fix this issue!
10/20/199910000
 It has long been a known fact that the older tundras have had severe braking problems with warping rotors causing extreme vibrations. nothing has been done by either toyota, or the nhtsa. why? every few thousand miles, i have to either replace or have the rotors turned. the truck gets unsafe and dangerous to drive because of excessive vibrations in the front end. everyone knows why this happens- heat buildup because of to small front end brakes. poor design. it can be fixed, but will cost the consumer over $2500. toyota should be responsible, and fix this issue!
10/20/199910000
 It has long been a known fact that the older tundras have had severe braking problems with warping rotors causing extreme vibrations. nothing has been done by either toyota, or the nhtsa. why? every few thousand miles, i have to either replace or have the rotors turned. the truck gets unsafe and dangerous to drive because of excessive vibrations in the front end. everyone knows why this happens- heat buildup because of to small front end brakes. poor design. it can be fixed, but will cost the consumer over $2500. toyota should be responsible, and fix this issue!
10/20/199910000
 It has long been a known fact that the older tundras have had severe braking problems with warping rotors causing extreme vibrations. nothing has been done by either toyota, or the nhtsa. why? every few thousand miles, i have to either replace or have the rotors turned. the truck gets unsafe and dangerous to drive because of excessive vibrations in the front end. everyone knows why this happens- heat buildup because of to small front end brakes. poor design. it can be fixed, but will cost the consumer over $2500. toyota should be responsible, and fix this issue!
10/20/199910000
 It has long been a known fact that the older tundras have had severe braking problems with warping rotors causing extreme vibrations. nothing has been done by either toyota, or the nhtsa. why? every few thousand miles, i have to either replace or have the rotors turned. the truck gets unsafe and dangerous to drive because of excessive vibrations in the front end. everyone knows why this happens- heat buildup because of to small front end brakes. poor design. it can be fixed, but will cost the consumer over $2500. toyota should be responsible, and fix this issue!
10/12/2011
 Tl* the contact owns 2000 toyota tundra. the contact stated that the brakes failed. in addition, the contact discovered rust on the frame. the vehicle was repaired under nhtsa recall campaign id number: 09v444000 (structure: frame and members: underbody shields). the contact believed there was an association between the brake failure and the frame rust and stated that the recall repair was inadequate. the failure mileage was unknown, but the current mileage was 160,000.
10/12/2011
 Tl- the contact owns 2000 toyota tundra. the contact stated that the brakes failed. in addition, the contact discovered rust on the frame. the vehicle was repaired under nhtsa recall campaign id number: 09v444000 (structure: frame and members: underbody shields). the contact believed there was an association between the brake failure and the frame rust and stated that the recall repair was inadequate. the failure mileage was unknown, but the current mileage was 160,000. kmj
10/12/2011
 Tl- the contact owns 2000 toyota tundra. the contact stated that the brakes failed. in addition, the contact discovered rust on the frame. the vehicle was repaired under nhtsa recall campaign id number: 09v444000 (structure: frame and members: underbody shields). the contact believed there was an association between the brake failure and the frame rust and stated that the recall repair was inadequate. the failure mileage was unknown, but the current mileage was 160,000. kmj
10/12/2011
 Tl- the contact owns 2000 toyota tundra. the contact stated the vehicle has a sway bar on the right, but not on the left. the vehicle was repaired under nhtsa recall campaign id number: 09v444000 (structure: frame and mimbers: underbody shields) that dealt with rust on the frame of the vehicle. the contact stated the brakes failed because of the rust and the repair. the contact feels the recall repair was inadequate. the failure mileage was unknown, but the current mileage was 160,000.rl
10/12/2011
 Tl- the contact owns 2000 toyota tundra. the contact stated the vehicle has a sway bar on the right, but not on the left. the vehicle was repaired under nhtsa recall campaign id number: 09v444000 (structure: frame and mimbers: underbody shields) that dealt with rust on the frame of the vehicle. the contact stated the brakes failed because of the rust and the repair. the contact feels the recall repair was inadequate. the failure mileage was unknown, but the current mileage was 160,000.rl
09/23/2008160000
 Tl*the contact owns 2000 toyota tundra. the contact stated that when you start to slow down the front ends start to shake and make the vehicle harder to stop and control. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer and the brake pads were replaced twice by the dealer, but the problem was actually with the rotors, caliper and disc. once they were replaced, the vehicle started to slow down properly. the dealer did not give a reason for the failure; however, they said they upgraded the rotors and the calipers to a larger size. the failure mileage was 160,000 and the current mileage was 214,000.
09/23/2008160000
 Tl- the contact owns 2000 toyota tundra. the contact stated when you start to slow down the front ends start to shake and make the vehicle harder st stop and control. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer and had the brake pads replaced twice by the dealer, but the problem was actually with the rotor, caliper and disc. once they were replaced, the vehicle started run slow down properly. the dealer did not give a reason for the failure, but the dealer say that they upgraded the rotor and the caliper to a larger size. the failure mileage was 160,000 and the current mileage was 214,000.rl
09/23/2008160000
 Tl- the contact owns 2000 toyota tundra. the contact stated when you start to slow down the front ends start to shake and make the vehicle harder st stop and control. the contact took the vehicle to the dealer and had the brake pads replaced twice by the dealer, but the problem was actually with the rotor, caliper and disc. once they were replaced, the vehicle started run slow down properly. the dealer did not give a reason for the failure, but the dealer say that they upgraded the rotor and the caliper to a larger size. the failure mileage was 160,000 and the current mileage was 214,000.rl
01/04/2011
 Guidance is needed to understand how to receive help from toyota with honoring their recalls for manufacturer defects and omissions on my 200 toyota tundra sr5. the vehicle was purchased in maryland and is now in spain. yet, it was purchased after the recalls were initiated and toyota never advised me of the then and current problems with my vehicle. my purchase would have not been made had i known of these defects at the time of purchase.
01/04/2011
 Guidance is needed to understand how to receive help from toyota with honoring their recalls for manufacturer defects and omissions on my 200 toyota tundra sr5. the vehicle was purchased in maryland and is now in spain. yet, it was purchased after the recalls were initiated and toyota never advised me of the then and current problems with my vehicle. my purchase would have not been made had i known of these defects at the time of purchase.
01/04/2011
 Guidance is needed to understand how to receive help from toyota with honoring their recalls for manufacturer defects and omissions on my 200 toyota tundra sr5. the vehicle was purchased in maryland and is now in spain. yet, it was purchased after the recalls were initiated and toyota never advised me of the then and current problems with my vehicle. my purchase would have not been made had i known of these defects at the time of purchase.
01/04/2011
 Guidance is needed to understand how to receive help from toyota with honoring their recalls for manufacturer defects and omissions on my 200 toyota tundra sr5. the vehicle was purchased in maryland and is now in spain. yet, it was purchased after the recalls were initiated and toyota never advised me of the then and current problems with my vehicle. my purchase would have not been made had i known of these defects at the time of purchase.
11/16/200968000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2000 toyota tundra. the contact stated that while driving 55 mph and when decelerating the steering wheel had a massive vibration and the vehicle isn't steady. the vehicle has not been repaired. the failure mileage was approximately 68,000. tb
11/16/200968000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2000 toyota tundra. the contact stated that while driving 55 mph and when decelerating the steering wheel had a massive vibration and the vehicle isn't steady. the vehicle has not been repaired. the failure mileage was approximately 68,000. tb
11/16/200968000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2000 toyota tundra. the contact stated that while driving 55 mph and when decelerating the steering wheel had a massive vibration and the vehicle isn't steady. the vehicle has not been repaired. the failure mileage was approximately 68,000. tb
11/16/200968000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2000 toyota tundra. the contact stated that while driving 55 mph and when decelerating the steering wheel had a massive vibration and the vehicle isn't steady. the vehicle has not been repaired. the failure mileage was approximately 68,000. tb
05/24/2010102168
 Tl-the contact owns a 2000 toyota tundra. while driving approximately 45-50 mph he heard a loud noise and the left rear spring broke and immediately the vehicle stopped. he engaged the accelerator and heard another loud noise and coasted the vehicle into a parking lot. the vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer. the dealer advised him that it would be 3 months before they could get to his vehicle because of the back log of recalls. he stated the dealer performed the recall work on his vehicle on august 23, 2010 recall 09v444000, structure: frame and members:underbody shields. as he was leaving the dealer he engaged the brakes and the brake pedal went to the floor he informed the service manager of the failure. the service manager kept the vehicle over night and the dealer clean, adjusted the rear brake and freed up the parking brake cable. when he went to get the vehicle he was advised that the vehicle was experiencing transmission problem. the dealer advised him that the transmission needs replacing. the vehicle was at the dealer waiting for parts. the failure mileage was 102,168 and the current mileage was 102,192. vwb
05/24/2010102168
 Tl-the contact owns a 2000 toyota tundra. while driving approximately 45-50 mph he heard a loud noise and the left rear spring broke and immediately the vehicle stopped. he engaged the accelerator and heard another loud noise and coasted the vehicle into a parking lot. the vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer. the dealer advised him that it would be 3 months before they could get to his vehicle because of the back log of recalls. he stated the dealer performed the recall work on his vehicle on august 23, 2010 recall 09v444000, structure: frame and members:underbody shields. as he was leaving the dealer he engaged the brakes and the brake pedal went to the floor he informed the service manager of the failure. the service manager kept the vehicle over night and the dealer clean, adjusted the rear brake and freed up the parking brake cable. when he went to get the vehicle he was advised that the vehicle was experiencing transmission problem. the dealer advised him that the transmission needs replacing. the vehicle was at the dealer waiting for parts. the failure mileage was 102,168 and the current mileage was 102,192. vwb
05/24/2010102168
 Tl-the contact owns a 2000 toyota tundra. while driving approximately 45-50 mph he heard a loud noise and the left rear spring broke and immediately the vehicle stopped. he engaged the accelerator and heard another loud noise and coasted the vehicle into a parking lot. the vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer. the dealer advised him that it would be 3 months before they could get to his vehicle because of the back log of recalls. he stated the dealer performed the recall work on his vehicle on august 23, 2010 recall 09v444000, structure: frame and members:underbody shields. as he was leaving the dealer he engaged the brakes and the brake pedal went to the floor he informed the service manager of the failure. the service manager kept the vehicle over night and the dealer clean, adjusted the rear brake and freed up the parking brake cable. when he went to get the vehicle he was advised that the vehicle was experiencing transmission problem. the dealer advised him that the transmission needs replacing. the vehicle was at the dealer waiting for parts. the failure mileage was 102,168 and the current mileage was 102,192. vwb
05/24/2010102168
 Tl-the contact owns a 2000 toyota tundra. while driving approximately 45-50 mph he heard a loud noise and the left rear spring broke and immediately the vehicle stopped. he engaged the accelerator and heard another loud noise and coasted the vehicle into a parking lot. the vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer. the dealer advised him that it would be 3 months before they could get to his vehicle because of the back log of recalls. he stated the dealer performed the recall work on his vehicle on august 23, 2010 recall 09v444000, structure: frame and members:underbody shields. as he was leaving the dealer he engaged the brakes and the brake pedal went to the floor he informed the service manager of the failure. the service manager kept the vehicle over night and the dealer clean, adjusted the rear brake and freed up the parking brake cable. when he went to get the vehicle he was advised that the vehicle was experiencing transmission problem. the dealer advised him that the transmission needs replacing. the vehicle was at the dealer waiting for parts. the failure mileage was 102,168 and the current mileage was 102,192. vwb
06/10/2009216000
 1. normal everyday use. never plowed. never towed. no hitch. 2. lost my brakes going down hill on a back road. lucky! 3. got towed to mechanic. brake regulator failed due to excessive corrosion near the spare tire mount. replaced part along w/ all new brake lines due to excessive corrosion along the frame. was advised to have toyota inspect the frame due to excessive heavy corrosion. called toyota corp and got a claim # to have the frame inspected. was told the only part of the frame to be looked at was the rear cross member' dropped of the truck. called to see if it was ready. was told buy the dealership you are all set. the rear cross member was fine and the truck was ready to be picked up. i asked if they looked at the frame under the transmission. they stated they did and noted there was heavy rust and corrosion. i asked if any holes were found in the frame during the inspection. they stated the noticed preforation on some areas of the frame. i then asked them if it was safe to drive. there was a silent pause and then let me call you back they called back and stated it was not safe to drive and were not fixing anything. i called corporate and asked them if i was able to have alternate transportation provided. i was told no. i had to go take my unsafe truck back. i have not been contacted for any follow up from the dealership or the corp office. the frame has holes in it. it has never been off road. it has never had a hitch attached to it. it has never had a plow attached to it. this truck is nine years old has a great engine that has had all the proper maintenance done as scheduled. the body is in excellent shape. this truck has been very well taken care of. there are several class action suits against toyota for this malfunction and lack of response. i will be doing the same. how can a dealership advise you to come get your truck and 5 mins later tell you it is unsafe for you and your family. had i not asked the proper questions. my due dillegence.
03/18/201050000
 Hi - in 2001 i purchased a 2000 tundra and had major issues with the brakes some time later. after several contacts with toyota corporate offices i was told i was out of luck. the rotors would warp and in 2003 toyota increased the caliper/pad size to fix the problem. there was a tsb released to fix the older trucks but nothing was done to fix the pre 03 trucks. at one point several years after the trucks hit the road, toyota said if your truck had under 30k miles they would fix the problem, by then all trucks had more miles than 30k at average yearly mileage rates. i believe peoples lives were at risk, and toyota failed to address the problem for financial reasons. i repaired my truck myself as you can see in the attached file, and shared the economical fix with many web users with the same problems and frustration with toyota. i would like to see toyota admit they should have recalled the brakes, and repair or reimburse owners. i think my toyota truck is a very good truck but was very disappointed in their handling of major safety issues. this is the link to how i helped others since toyota wouldn't step up to the plate http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forums/1gen-tundra/93481-just-did-tsb-tundra-brakes-myself/ the following link is a good example: http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forums/1gen-tundra/182418-2000-tundra-brakes/ http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forums/attachments/brakes/26027d1195738013-how-to-early-tundra-brake-upgrade-caliper-upgrade-for-early-tundras.pdf i think it is pathetic that toyota could not fix a few trucks, and now boast on commercials they have the best brakes. any help in this matter would be appreciated. lance brauch 719-429-2153
03/05/20101430001
 Brake failure on 2000 toyota tundra caused by excessive rusting of frame, cross member and proportioning valve mount. lost all braking ability when exiting i89 southbound exit 18 in georgia, vermont. narrowly avoided a vehicle stopped in front of me and another oncoming vehicle at the intersection of i89 and us route 7. i reported this event to toyota that same morning and was issued a case number. advised to contact local toyota dealer for immediate inspection. inspection revealed conditions listed at beginning of this statement and significant flaking/loss of metal on main rails of frame. told by service manager that truck could not be repaired without inspection of vehicle by toyota regional rep. the following monday (brake failure occurred on the preceding friday), local dealer provided me with a rental vehicle and advised me that the end decision on my vehicle was to replace the cross member and proportioning valve. vehicle had not been inspected by regional rep. and service manager could not provide me with an estimated completion date for the work due to lack of a part number for the cross member. i learned of prior knowledge of this problem by toyota and others when researching on the internet. also learned that recall notices were to be mailed nlt end of january 2010 (toyota statement). toyota rep admitted this was not done and recall letters have still not gone out to owners. *tr
01/06/20101123451
 Based on news articles in december 2009 regarding severe rusting and deterioration of the support frames of 2000 and 2001 toyota tundra pick-up truck i took my vehicle to motor world toyota in wilkes-barre, pa in january 2010. the service technicians performed an inspection and did, in fact find significant rusting on the frame, cross members and attachment points. i was told that my emergency brakes mechanism was severely rusted and did not function properly. i was told that it would cost approximately $150.00 to repair the brake. as i was expecting to be notified by toyota that a re-call was taking place and elected to delay the repair to see if it would be part of the recall of the rusted frames. as of today, 23 february 2010 i have not heard anything regarding a re-call of 2000-2001 toyota tundra pick-up trucks. as there have been verified incidents of frame cross members holding the spare tires failing and dropping the tire on the road and other mechanical failures due to the extreme rusting caused by sub-standard steel used in the frames, it is imperative that the dot and nhtsa immediately require a comprehensive re-call of these vehicles. *tr
02/04/20105001
 Toyota vehicles have another safety flaw that seems to be systemic across many models. my 2000 tundra has a braking quirk where the brakes under light to moderate braking cause a pulsating shudder in the vehicle. my wife's 2001 avalon does the same thing as did her 1993 camry. several friends with toyota or lexus vehicles have reported similar experiences. the quirk isn't consistent, at times it isn't noticeable and at times it feels like you could lose control of the vehicle. when taken to the dealer the response is that it is the tires, or maybe that they turned the rotors but the end result after balancing tires, replacing them or turning the rotors the quirks remains. it may appear to go away for a while but returns. *tr
11/15/20081110001
 The brake line tubing at the proportioning valve on the left rear inside frame rail corroded and burst causing all brake fluid to escape and the brake pedal went to the floor and made the vehicle difficult to stop. i was traveling close to home at a speed of approximately 25 mph. i down shifted and was able to slow to 5mph to drive the vehicle to my home garage where i replaced the tubing,fluid and bled the brakes. fortunately no accident occurred, i discarded the old tubing and fittings after the repairs were made. the frame area behind the tubing near the left rear shock mount is corroded so badly that i am able to pass a tennis ball through the left rear frame rail. the right and left frame rails are perforated where the spare tire carrier is riveted to the horizontal frame channels directly above the rear axle. the frame is corroded badly and paper thin in areas that surround the perforations. *tr
10/12/2009760001
 I had a brake line failure on my 2000 toyota tundra, the rear brake line right above the cross member blew. i tried to brake hard for a pedestrian and the pedal went straight to the floor, luckily i was able to avoid him. i was close to my mechanic so i just limped it there with the e-brake. *tr
08/03/2009712001
 8/3/2009 - steering rack lost all fluid while driving on a highway. able to maintain control, brought to mechanic who replaced steering rack. 09/08/2009 - front brake lines corroded thru and lost all brake fluid while driving,brought to mechanic who replaced front and rear brake lines as all required replacement. 09/11/2009 - shift cable failed (corrosion) - able to get off the road and towed to mechanic. frame and underbody of this truck have excessive corrosion which led to these failures. the integrity and safety of this vehicle is questionable. *tr
11/25/20091000001
 Severe brake vibration. replaced front brake pads, rotors & calipers (w/ oem parts) around 72k. at 92k truck developed a severe braking vibration both in the front & rear the steering wheel would shake so bad that it was hard to control the truck when braking/stopping. again i replaced both the front rotors & calipers & had the rear brake pivots cleaned & lubed(at the dealership). now 10k later i am again starting to experience the same braking problems & vibrations. i should have never had to replace my brake parts after 20k & i definitely should not be experiencing that same problems 10k later. *tr
10/18/2009609921
 Our 2000 toyota tundra (with ~60,000 miles) was parked it in my relatives driveway on 10/18/09. when we went to drive it out of my aunt's driveway on 10/18/09, she started yelling, stop, something is leaking! looked at the front drivers brake line and saw a hole that was pushing out brake fluid with high pressure when brakes were applied. thankfully, the brakes failed in the driveway instead of on route 2 between albany, ny and massachusetts. if they failed on the drive, my husband would likely have been killed on the mountainous road. carefully drove the truck to the nearest dealership, lia toyota of colonie on 10/18/09. told them about the broken brake line and asked for a frame inspection to be done first, as we did not want to put money into the truck if the frame had issues. on 10/26/09, we finally received an estimate for the work and documentation stating the frame has normal rust wear for the age of the vehicle and the frame has no perforation at this time. the estimate said that the front driver brake lines and junction box were rusted through. the emergency brake pivot was rusted & seized on both sides and completely inoperable, and the front sway bar link was rusted through. since we were told by lia toyota of colonie that the frame was intact (no holes) we authorized the work. we picked up our repaired tundra on 11/02/09 and kept the old parts. the emergency brake did not hold the car and needed adjustment, so the following day, 11/3/09, we took it to our local dealer, colonial toyota of milford. we asked for a brake adjustment and a frame inspection. the next day, 11/04/09, i received a call from colonial toyota, saying that our tundra frame had holes in it and we should not put another dime into it and it is not safe to drive. colonial service took pictures of the perforated frame and called the toyota reps, who came and looked at our tundra. on 11/10/09, we were notified that toyota declined to repair or replace our frame. *tr
11/06/20091020001
 2000 toyota tundra 102,000 mi. well maintained was taken for yearly pennsylvania state inspection and was told that it would not pass inspection due to the brake lines, frame and cross members are rusted through. making it unsafe to drive. the rear brake lines on the drivers rear side have been replaced. *tr
06/15/20091650001
 I have a 2000 toyota tundra. it suffers from severe frame and undercarriage rust. the rust and metal is literally flaking off in large sheets. my steering fluid lines corroded and burst causing loss of fluid and power steering at highway speeds last fall. this spring my rusted brake line burst and caused complete loss of brakes. my wife was coming out of a business onto a four lane highway. she had to drive it into a ditch to avert a t-bone collision on the main highway. i can hear unexplainable sounds from the rear frame area and my current mechanic tells me that the vehicle will not be inspected when due. i understand others have had similar problems and i want to assure you that there are many more out there just like me. the vehicle has otherwise been mechanically sound. toyota has no recall notice and i have gone through there process before to no avail. there needs to be a recall insisted upon. *tr
06/02/2009990001
 Our 2000 toyota tundra has continuously let us down in several areas such as; brake vibration, and the emergency brake cam arms are rusted so when releasing the parking brake, the shoes stay engaged, dragging on the brake pads causing warped drums. we have had a cracked exhaust manifold since 35k miles, transmission failure at 63k miles, continuous oxygen sensors issues (including two that fell out), broken sway bar mount, rusted tailgate mounts, and now the extreme frame rust. the truck is being eaten away by rust, causing parts to break and even fall off. now the extensive frame rust has caused parts to fall off, and break. the latest is the passenger side spring shackle mount that was cracked and flexing, and now has completely broken off allowing the spring to rest along the underside of the body. we are very disappointed because this truck has been completely unreliable; it will not pass inspection and is now completely unsafe to drive. *tr
10/04/20091190001
 Drivers side front brake line rupture when pedal was depressed due to heavy corrosion/oxidation. front cross member broke off from frame due to heavy rust and/or corrosion. i welded cross member back to frame and replaced brake line. spare tire seems close to breaking off as with many other components due to rust. i don't drive truck anymore due to fear of my and my family's safety. vin number i have seems to be invalid, if you want vin please contact me and i will copy from truck, thanks. *tr
04/15/2009900001
 My truck was brought in for a font end alignment and the mechanic brought to my attention that a frame cross member that carries a brake distribution block was rusted away and my brake lines were hanging. also where my spare was attached was badly rusted. i then went to an auto body shop to inspect the frame. they said that the frame was badly rusted in many other areas that could lead to additional safety concerns. there was already an incident where my front tire fell to the ground when something attached to the frame broke. *tr updated 03/25/10 *bf
10/10/2009600001
 Vehicle shudders tremendously when braking. the failure occurs in most braking situations. no failure occurs but it keeps getting worse and i am wanting it fixed before i am injured. mechanic tried replacing pads, turning rotors but problem keeps coming back. *tr
09/15/20081350001
 1. slow loss of brake pressure due to low brake fluid levels (occurred over a span of 3-4 hours) 2. total loss of brakes on all 4 wheels. fortunately, i was towing a trailer at the time and the trailer brakes allowed me to stop safely. first time this has ever occurred. failure was due to rusted lines. 3. rear brake lines were replaced. i did not keep the old lines. *tr
09/18/20091500001
 I have a 2000 toyota tundra, access cab, 4wd truck with 160,000 +/- miles. i purchased the vehicle used from the original owner who lived in the akron, ohio area. i have noticed significant section loss to frame members, cross members and cab supports. presently, the frame is completely perforated on the underneath side near the passenger front door. additionally, the passenger middle cab support has corroded completely off, the front drivers cab support has rusted completely away and the front bumper/impact guard has completely rusted off. i have contacted the dealership and corporate headquarters two separate times. they have responded promptly all three times; however, the issue is still be investigated at the executive level. additionally, i have had to replace one of the rear brake lines and the fuel tank strap due to failure from corrosion. the vehicle is in excellent mechanical shape and body is nearly flawless. i have photos available. the frame seems to be most severely deteriorated at the boxed section near the transmission support cross member. under normal driving conditions (i.e. not towing/no payload) this would likely be the point in the structure associated with maximum bending. due to the box design- it is impossible to inspect the total amount of section loss; although, as previously stated the passenger side rail is completely perforated along the underneath side. i can attest that my father has a 2002 toyota tundra with no deterioration. it is unclear if toyota used a different treatment for the later model vehicles. most alarming to me, is how quickly y the corrosion has progressed. since last september, the corrosion has progressed from a surface rust appearance into bubbling and complete deterioration. *tr
02/16/2009760001
 I own a year 2000 toyota tundra, which i purchased as a new vehicle. the truck has approximately 81,000 miles on it and has been garaged for the entire time that i have owned it. the underside of the vehicle has shown extreme rusting, especially the brake system which has failed twice due to corrosion. during the most recent brake failure i could not stop the vehicle while descending a hill and downshifted the transmission to slow down. additional rust problems have included replacement of all front and rear brake lines, including the rear proportioning valve. the front rotor caliper pins have also seized due to rust. the emergency brake seized due to rust and was not operational. both sway bar links and bushings failed due to rust. the heat shields around the muffler and catalytic converter rusted off the tundra and may have posed significant safety hazards to drivers traveling behind me on the highway. these corrosion problems were reported to toyota and the truck was inspected by a district service representative for frame rusting only (summer 2009). the other problems with the braking system, etc. were completely ignored, even though i brought this to the service rep's attention. in addition, the district manager was contacted several months ago and has not addressed my concerns. all the above problems above were repaired at the local toyota dealer, whose mechanics commented that the underside of the truck was severely corroded. also, the repairs are documented in my vehicle's service history. *tr
06/01/200594381
 My 2000 toyota tundra sr5 was purchased in aug 2000. in june 2005, the dealer noticed excessive rust on the frame and other parts of the underbody. my car is only used a few times per month on the weekend and only has 16,000 miles. the brakes needed to be replaced in 2006, the dealer noted excessive rust again on the calipers. *tr the consumer was informed the rust condition was due to improper metal preparation during factory build. updated 11/16/09
09/15/20051
 Frequent brake replacement and vibration on my 2000 toyota tundra. *tr
10/03/20081000001
 I own a 2000 toyota tundra that continually gets warped front rotors. i have them fixed and they very quickly warp again and begin to shudder badly when braking, especially when the vehicle is around 40-50mph. *tr
08/25/20081
 Premature front rotor and brake system failure. front rotors are engineered to thin causing severe warping with strong possibility for complete failure. standard manufacturer pars last 2,000 to 6,000 miles before failure. *tr
05/17/2008300001
 I drive a 2000 toyota tundra and have been recently appalled at non only my vehicle's brake performance but the amount of listings with the same complaint! and yet, no recall has been made. my brake rotors need repair, by abs kicks in even on dry surfaces at low speeds. this happens regularly and has caused numerous close-calls. the fact that a recall has not been mandated is inexcusable. *tr
05/02/2008800001
 My 2000 toyota tundra has a intense shake around 40-80mph. this is due to the defective braking system, since my truck has over 80k miles there is no warranty, this makes me fearful to drive with my wife and four year old son. *tr
04/23/2008610001
 I recently purchased a 2000 toyota tundra and had no idea of the problems to come. i had an accident with the tundra, who's brakes failed to stop the truck. i was able to quickly use the emergency brakes, but made no difference. i hit and damaged my garage door. i did some research and found out that many complaints have been filed because of brake problems on the tundra. i also found out that i have to spent a lot of money to repair or replace the brake system. i am very disappointed with toyota not being able to help resolve this important problem. i have two children and my wife who's life is at stake now. we have been using the truck quite extensively, but for now, the truck is in park until we decide what to do with it. i believed in toyota living up to their name, but now. i lost confidence in their product. toyota has failed to take into serious consideration the safety of my family. *tr
10/01/2001100110/01/2001
 Serious vibration, soft brake pedal and limited travel. this vehicle has exhibited brake problems since new. it was returned to the dealer which replaced the master cylinder under warranty. the problems continued to which the dealer insisted the symptoms were normal. later, they said it needed another master cylinder but i declined based on previous experience. vibration was attributed to tires. i have been chasing vibration and soft brakes for the life of the vehicle. *tr
09/05/2006101300207/07/2001
 Continual problem with exhaust manifold leak, drivers side, possibly resulting in oxygen sensor failure. continual problem with brakes. dealer claims it would cost between $1,800 and $2,000 for manifold repairs. private shop wants $650 just for one manifold. *jb
04/09/2006104000102/15/2000
 Dt*: the contact stated there was metal to metal noise coming from the front brakes when the brake pedal was depressed. this occurred at 30 mph during normal braking regardless of the roads conditions. there were no mechanics consulted.
12/31/2000312/31/2000
 I own a 2000 toyota tundra ext cab limited. during the time i have owned the vehicle i have experienced severe vibrations when applying the brakes. i have replaced the pads and rotors and the problem returns after several thousand miles of use. *nm
04/01/2003611/01/2002
 Dt: the contact stated there was vibration in the front brakes. the dealership found tsb 10003954 concerning the front brakes. the dealership replaced the calipers, front pads, back plates, lines, wheel bearings, and rear brake drums. they have been replaced multiple times at an independent mechanic. the root cause of the brake vibration was not known at this time. *ak updated 1/19/2006 - *nm
09/17/200543500001/10/2000
 On 9/17/05 i was inform by toyota dealer that my, 2000 toyota model tundra, pickup had a major modification to the brake system by toyota company . howerver, since the truck is out warranty, i would have to pay for labor and parts to replace the upgrade parts. the upgrade brake parts consists of thicker rotors, larger calipers and wide brake pads. since these upgrade indicates that current part are inadequate to do the job of stopping this vehicle under all normal driving conditions, i call the toyota customer relation office and they agreed the my brakes had been upgraded. they also said, that since the vehicle is out of warranty , i would pay for the labor cost ?and $ 1600 for parts. based on this information, this is not a question of out warranty, rather it is a question regarding auto safety, and therefore i need your help asap. vehicle vin # 5tbrt3412ys045509 - bought jan. 2000- hendrickson toyota loc. 5201 sample rd coconut creek fla. 33073. *nm
08/08/2005150005
 Dt:the contact owned a 2000 toyota tundra. ever 15,000 mile brakes had to be replaced, including the rotors twice. the contact stated that vehicle vibrated. the contact was afraid that vehicle will hit somebody because of brake failure. the manufacturer told him that they were aware of the problem. however, they will not do anything because warranty expired. the contact stated he did not haul heavy loads with this vehicle, and could not understand why the brakes failed. had the brakes replaced five times with only 67,000 miles on the vehicle. the first time contact took the vehicle to dealer he thought it was the tires. *ak *nm
01/15/200515001/15/2005
 I have a 2000 toyota tundra. when applying brakes, particularly when exiting the freeway, the truck shakes violently as if there were an earth quake. it's like nothing else and could not be from operator error. i've recently replaced the pads and the rotors and bled the system but to no avail. the truck still shakes dangerously when slowing, however gently, from speeds in excess of approximately 40 mph. *nm
07/12/200561277405/10/2000
 I own a 2000 toyota tundra pickup and have had a vibration in the braking system. i have had 4 repairs on the brakes at 6,139, 49,535, 58,302 and 61,277 miles. toyota has produced several service bulletins on how to repair the brakes (br001-01, br006-00, br004-02) were all done on this truck. toyota refuses to inform consumers or offer a recall on this common problem. i am out $1255 in repairs and toyotas last response to me was : toyota's final stand is to not offer further assistance on this matter. *nm
11/08/20041
 The malfunctioning brakes, front requiring new oversize brake pads, rotors and calipers. *bf in re to two 2000 toyota tundra's. the vin #'s are: 5tbrt3412y5100945 & 5tbbt4817y508576. *sc
10/01/2004670001
 Request proper repair of defective brake system on 2000 vehicle. *bf no recall found.
10/01/20041
 Toyota brake safety for 2000 tundra, front and rear vibration. *bf toyota issued tsb br 004r-02 and tsb br003-02 for front and rear brake vibrations, however, they have not recalled these vehicles. the consumer believes the vibration is a significant safety problem. *tc *nm
01/01/19011
 Customer dissatisfaction- toyota reference #200309171158.*mr
09/17/2003705821
 Customer dissatisfaction toyota reference 200309171158. (nar) *mr the consumer was not stisfied with the manufacturers customer service or warranty polocies. the consumer spoke with customer care several timews regarding brake issues with the truck. *nm *cb
03/22/20041
 The front end of the vehicle shimmied when the brakes were applied. no grinding noise was heard. the manufacturer has a tsb for this problem but they refuse to fix the consumer's vehicle because it is out of warranty. *mr *nm
03/24/20043000009/29/2000
 Shaking while braking that doesn't go away after continuous brake work
03/24/200422000309/15/1999
 The dealer replaced the disc and pads and 22,000 miles. at 32,000 miles the rotors, disc and pads were replaced by the dealership again. the consumer will send a letter providing additional information on this matter. *jb the problem recurred at 70000, the dealer admitted that the brakes were not designed properly. *nm
12/21/200367000105/26/2000
 Brake problems on 2000 tundra ; this vehicle was purchased new, by myself, in april, 2000. on 5-31-01, at 21,506 miles, i took the vehicle to the dealership for warranty work on the brakes. i had complained of vibrations while braking. the dealership told me they had many such complaints regarding this vehicle. they installed a kit which transferred some of the braking load from the front wheels to the rear, thus reducing the tendency of the rotors to overheat and warp, it was explained to me. they also replaced the pads and shoes, and turned the rotors. the brakes were satisfactory until i had a normal brake-job on 7-14-03, at 62,040 miles, which i had performed at a goodyear shop in lake havasu city, az. the rotors were turned, (for the second time, counting the warentee work) and new pads were installed. by mid-november, at around 65,500 miles, i noticed a pulsating, grinding sound eminating from the front end at low speed, which would go away when the brakes were applied. by the end of december, at 67,000 miles, a major vibration has developed in the front end of the vehicle when the brakes are applied. it is so pronounced that i am hesitent to operate the vehicle out of town. from perusing the internet, it is apparent that many tundra drivers are having the same problem; it would seem that a design flaw exists in the braking system of this otherwise fine automobile. i ask that this agency look into the matter and mandate corrective action on the part of toyota, if deemed proper. thank you. alan k. whitney officer, arizona highway patrol (ret.) *ak
12/03/2003107/08/2000
 Problems with the brake indicator lamp on the dash turning on when apply brakes. the indicator light becomes active when the weather reaches a temperature of 32 degree or lower. i reported this problem to a toyota dealer when the vehicle was under warranty. toyota found no problem at the time of service. *nlm
11/19/200328000109/19/2000
 There has been a consistent problem with the front brakes in my 2000 toyota tundra. they go out approximately every 20,000-25,000 miles and they also get mushy for no discernible reason. there has been a technical service bulletin issued on this problem stating that there is a design problem dictating the replacement of the entire front brake assembly including the calipers back plate etc. the total for this work is over $1100.00. my mechanic stated that if it were an american car this would have been recalled and the work done at the auto companies expense... i purchased this truck new and the expense of replacing the brakes so often is a financial burden to me and i definitely cannot afford $1100.00 to have the brakes replaced. they should have been done right in the first place. is there anything that can be done about this? thank you, mike casto. *la
08/10/2001109/06/2000
 Brake problem. *la
10/20/200343000108/18/2003
 Pulsating brakes, that the manufacturer will not correct. *la
1
 Problems with braking system. *mr please refer to odi#10020650. the consumer felt that this was a manufacturer's defect. *scc *jb
09/12/200355000110/23/2002
 Letter to toyota: we just had our daughter's 2000 tundra in for brake service at the dealer. the brakes have a vibration and are in need of replacement. the dealer has said that toyota would replace the brakes if: 1) we live in a mountainous region (we do) and 2) the truck has less than 36,000 miles (55,700). dealer wanted $2000+ for updated front calipers and wheel bearings. ouch! our dealer also said that toyota has acknowleged that the brakes on these vehicles were under-designed for mountain driving. my daughter has experienced a severe shaking problem when applying the brakes. to make matters worse, my daughter is an avid snowboarder and regularly travels over mountain passes in winter to ski areas. we are scared to death to have her drive this truck anymore. clearly this is not a warranty issue but is a design problem and should be repaired by toyota regardless of mileage. handling your mistake in this manner is not acceptable to those of us who purchased your vehicle in good faith in fact, we have purchase 3 toyotas in the past four years and i can assure you, this is our last. weak customer support! response: for further clarification, a tsb is a how-to guide for toyota dealerships that explains repair procedures, required tools, etc.; no funding is attached to tsbs; that is, the issuance of a tsb does not mean that toyota funds the cost of the performance of the repair or procedure described in the tsb. we regret that that you remain dissatisfied with toyota's position. please accept our apologies for this situation and for any inconvenience you may have been caused; your comments will remain on file at our national headquarters. as you have been made aware, the responsibility for repair costs remains with the owner of the vehicle once the warranty has expired. as toyota has provided its final position in this matter, there is no further action to be taken by toyota. how's that for a canned reply??? *ph
09/04/20031
 There is a problem with the brakes on my 2000 toyota tundra sr5 access cab 4x4. i have had a vibration when attempting to stop for several months before having the rotors resurfaced. now, less than 5,000 miles later my truck is almost uncontrollable when stopping from highway speeds (50 mph+). according to several posts on the internet, this is not an isolated problem. i would like to add my complaint to any that have been submitted before this problem takes a life.*ak
06/12/2000006/12/2000
 Vehicle steering wheel vibrated since the day we purchased. numerous attempts to fix have failed. dealer(s) said wheels or brakes or tires were the problem. replaced wheels and brakes, problem still exists. told consumer to replace tires. we said we would if they prove this is the problem by putting tires on to check it. one dealer would not. we found one that would. new, high quality tires resulted in same vibration. went to arbitration and lost. this is a complete waste of time and resources. dealer was able to lie and say they didn't put new tires on (at the insistance of the 'district rep'. the front right tire was worn completely down on the outer edge, and other three were ok. documented within alignment and balance the entire life of vehicle. toyota 'recommends' 26 psi in front tires to dampen known vibration. tires designed for 35 psi. this substantially affects value of vehicle, as after arbitration loss we tried to trade, but dealer said he knew of defect in front end of 2000 tundra's and would not even give us wholesale trade value. his test drive confirmed vibration. in addition, we need to replace tires often due to defect. will never buy another toyota!*ak
09/21/20001
 My 2000 tundra has problems with the brakes... i have serviced them so many times and spent so much money. now i heard there is a special technical service for it to get it done. but i was told i did not fall under the warranty do to the mileage. $2000 dollars for a brake job that toyota meesed up on. why must we pay for a failed braking system? *ak
01/14/200112000010/15/2000
 Excessive vibration in front and rear brakes. replaced/repaired by dealer several times until warranty period ended. rotors and drums replaced twice by owner, including the installation of drilled and slotted rotors. rear vibration persists. toyota is non-responsive on this issue as well as others. *nlm
06/26/2003501/29/2000
 The vehicles brake rotors and drums were warped and caused extended stopping distance when braking. *nlm there was a vibration when braking, the tire seemed to be worn on the inside, the a/c made a noise when turned on high, and the front seat belt did not retract at times. *scc *jb
04/01/200350000209/01/2001
 My 2000 toyota tundra has a considerable shaking problem when the brakes are applied. i have had the brakes serviced, but the problem returned shortly afterward. i have also had a front wheel bearing fail, all within 60,000 miles. *nlm
12/09/20013245712/06/2001
 Toyota tundra 2000. recurrent brake vibration after numerous attempts of fixing problem. *nlm
06/11/20031
 I have a 2000 toyota tundra. from day one the brakes have had a brake vibration problem. i have had my truck worked on five times and the problem has not been corrected. looking on the internet i found this is a design problem with this model of truck and a recall is in order. the brake calipers are undersized. it feels like the rotors are warped but this is not the problem. please advise me on what options i have. i do not know if this design flaw has caused complete failures resulting in crashes.*ak
05/23/200362000008/01/2002
 Braking caused excessive vibration in the steering wheel. i could loose control during emergency braking. *tt
10/02/200019000106/01/2000
 Bad vibration (shudder) on applying brakes. since this occurs at no other time, it appears to be a front brake problem. the dealer installed the toyota tsb fix for this in october 2002, but the truck continues to exhibit unsafe braking behavior. *****dims 11 ivoq entry posted after 12/12/02 cut-over to artemis*****769321. *ak
08/05/200368000102/17/2000
 Brakes make entire vehicle shudder strongly if used in mountainous regions where higher use rates cause the system to over heat. toyota of easily claims that as a tsb only, they are not required to do out-of-warranty repairs. i noticed the problems within warranty but did not make a report to my dealer. i asked if they would sell me the parts at cost. no. i emailed toyota national customer service and asked the same question. no response. i feel like this is a safety defect that should be a recall not a tsb. if there was not an engineering flaw, why do they have new calipers and backing plates for the tsb? they should at least provide these parts at cost to out-of-warranty consumers, rather than at their inflated list price of nearly $1,000 (parts only). *jb
02/16/20031
 When the brake was applied, the vehicle experienced extended stopping distance.*jb
09/01/2002
 When traveling at speeds of 40 mph, consumer states' the brakes were applied and there was a lot of vibration. took to dealer and they replaced the front disc brakes. please provide any further information. ts
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK
09/13/200438000109/10/2004
 2000 toyota tundra limited: i purchased my vehicle when it only had 34,000 miles on it. i now have 98,000 miles on my truck and i have always had brake problems, shaking, pulsating. i have replaced my rotors before and shortly after the same problem was back in no time. i am wondering if there is a recall on the brakes for this particular model. if not there should be. i have been on numerous discussion boards and people still with factory warranties and all or barely over have had there brakes overhauled at no charge. *tr
11/11/2004587401
 Brakes feel like sponge. when pressing on them they do not service the vehicle like they should.*ak brakes feel like sponge. when pressing on them they do not service the vehicle like they should.*ak the consumer purchased two toyota tundras in 2000. the consumer stated that the brake light came on. the consumer was told that he needed new oversized brake pads rotors and calipers. the consumer referenced 11230323. *tc
11/11/2004578601
 Consumer stated brakes were defective. they felt as if one was pressing on sponge. they did not stop the vehicle like they should.*ak ball joint* jt the consumer purchased two toyota tundras in 2000. the consumer stated that the brake light came on. the consumer was told that he needed new oversized brake pads rotors and calipers. the consumer referenced 11230323. *tc
10/07/20041
 While driving consumer applied the brakes and pedal went to the floor. consumer was unable to maintain control of the vehicle and hit another vehicle head on. upon impact, both frontal air bags did not deploy. driver sustained injuries, and went to the hospital the next day. the vehicle was towed to a body shop. *ak
08/24/2003201/15/2003
 When depressing the brakes the pedal pulsated resulting in extended stopping distance. consumer contacted the dealer about this issue but was not satisfied with the response. *ak *nm
04/27/20041
 While driving at any speed vehicle vibrated when applying the brakes. dealer was notified, and floor manager admitted there was a problem with this vehicle, also, indicated there was a technical service bulletin on this problem. *ak
02/24/20042
 While driving consumer applied the brakes and a loud knocking noise was heard coming from the driver's side wheel. consumer drove vehicle to dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that calipers and abs brakes were not in compliance with this vehicle. mechanic replaced the calipers and abs brakes. *ak
07/24/2003360004
 Brake vibration on 2000 toyota tundra 2x4 sr5 extended cab. *ak
05/01/200345000112/30/2000
 Shuttering during braking causing excessive wheel play and loss of brake power. toyota replaced fronts in 05/2001 at 20000 and now at 40000 it is happening again. toyota needs to recall the brake problem and solve the issue for all tundra owners.*ak
02/02/2001604/01/2000
 Brakes need to be reviewed. toyota is buying time on this issue.will not adress this problem and needs to be addresed by a recall www.tundrasolutions.com reports a lot of tundra with brakes problem however toyota sayes nothings wrong. *ak
 While driving brakes locked up and vehicle slid, resulting in a collision. took vehicle to the dealer. also, experienced some very erratic vibration while in traffic. please provide any further information.*ak
07/01/1999
 Brakes had to be replaced at approx 18,000 miles due to severe vibration in steering wheel and brake pedal when applying brakes ,especially at highway speeds. by the time vehical had reached 45000 miles, the brakes had been replaced six (6) additional times,and for the same reason. dealership very cooperative and has advised me that toyota knows there is a problem with brakes on tundra and has assigned a techniqal team to solve the problem.what do i and other tundra owners, especially those with vehicals out of warrenty like mine,do until the brake problem is solved. toyota customer relation office in cincinnati unhelpful and provided misinformation to both wife and myself.
04/06/2001302/01/2001
 Since we have purchased this truck we have had the brakes replaced three times. this has been done in a period of 6 months. we have a substantial amount of money invested in this vehicle and now the warranty will be running out soon forcing us to absorb the cost of replacing brakes every 15000 miles. we are very unhappy and have no direction to go. sincerely terry roush.*ak
505/01/1999
 Rear drum and front disc brakes and rotors had to be replaced since date of purchase. vehicle vibrates when brake pedal is pressed. this happens on wet and dry roads.*ak brakes have been repaired five times.
12/01/20001007/01/2000
 Toyota has refused help on this issue. no safety defect listed. *ak
03/10/2001209/01/1999
 No summary listed for above vehicle. *ak
 When brakes are applied abs brake system seized, causing total brake failure, nearly resulting in a collision . also, there are signs of metal chafings inside wheel well. cause has not been determined. please give any further details. *ak
03/01/20011
 While traveling over 30 mph and applying brakes with medium or hard brake application brakes operated poorly. dealership has informed consumer that they will not perform any service to that vehicle. *ak rear drums out of round causing vehicle to vibrate while braking, front rotors warp instantly, consumer states vibration is also felt in steering wheel and brake pedal, dealer has attempted to repair, however has been unsuccessful. *slc
12/01/20000
 Consumer was traveling about 50mph on highway, and there was a vehicle in front of him, he applied brakes, and brakes were hesitating and vibrating.*ak
03/16/200003/01/2000
 Brake pedal vibrates, brake rotors warp when they get warm. *ak
01/01/2001112/30/2000
 When applying brake pedal it goes to floor. dealer told consumer that was how those vehicles' brakes functioned. *ak
11/17/2000110/01/2000
 Abs brakes are ineffective on ice.competent driver locked out of ability to stop, *ak
06/26/2000204/01/2000
 Probelm is occurring again and is intermittent; dealership says they can't repair what they can't duplicate although it is the same problem as before. no safety defect listed within summary. *ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK - ABS WARNING LIGHT
11/11/2004587401
 Brakes feel like sponge. when pressing on them they do not service the vehicle like they should.*ak brakes feel like sponge. when pressing on them they do not service the vehicle like they should.*ak the consumer purchased two toyota tundras in 2000. the consumer stated that the brake light came on. the consumer was told that he needed new oversized brake pads rotors and calipers. the consumer referenced 11230323. *tc
11/11/2004578601
 Consumer stated brakes were defective. they felt as if one was pressing on sponge. they did not stop the vehicle like they should.*ak ball joint* jt the consumer purchased two toyota tundras in 2000. the consumer stated that the brake light came on. the consumer was told that he needed new oversized brake pads rotors and calipers. the consumer referenced 11230323. *tc
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FLUID
06/08/2001307/01/1999
 Brakes had to be replaced after each failure due to oil contamination. *ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS
03/23/200430000104/20/2000
 I am the original owner of a 2000 toyota tundra sr5 access cab 4x4 with 34,700 miles on it. at approximately 30,000 miles, i began noticing moderate pulsation/vibration when applying brakes, especially from speeds over 50 mph. at 34,000 miles, i took the vehicle to a midas shop in phoenix, az, who told me i had 60%+ wear left on my brakes before they needed replacing, but suggested that machining the brake rotors would eliminate said vibration. this was done, but two weeks later the vibration returned. as this seemed very unusual to me, i began investigating and found that there seem to be thousands of complaints from other tundra owners describing the exact same problem i am experiencing. also discovered was the fact that toyota has issued numerous technical service bulletins on this problem which indirectly indicate that it produced the vehicle with brakes that were not strong enough to hold up to the heat generated on this vehicle. some customers are having their brake components replaced with better ones at no charge. comparatively, toyota service departments in my area have been very uncooperative. at best, they are replacing some parts, but require that i pay the labor. i believe this is a fundamental design flaw as opposed to a minor inconvenience, as brakes that do not hold up under normal wear pose a major safety concern. also, consumers should not have to pay to have manufacturers' hazardous design defects fixed, regardless of warranty period. *jb
09/30/200312000108/15/2000
 Repeated problems with brake vibration on 2000 toyota tundra. repairs completed per tsb's by toyota dealership in 2001 under warranty. brake vibration problem returned less than 15,000 miles later. this is a very serious problem that affects the performance of the brakes. this should be a recall effort by toyota before someone is injured due to brake failure. *la
11/07/200310000110/31/1999
 I too have the same braking problems as every one else. i now have 65,000 miles and have had rotors turned once and just installed new front rotors. also replaced front and rear brakes. now toyota say the will do the tsb for a $200.00 deductible. i want it done for nothing. i won't stop until they do it right. *la
10/30/200317000111/11/2001
 My 2000 toyota tundra has a recurring brake issues that have been ignored by the dealership in nc, as well as corporate toyota. i have had the front rotors machined in the past while the intermittent rear brake lock up has been chalked up as unable to reproduce by the dealer. so, to this day it has gone unrepaired. at this time, toyota tells me that all of my braking components need to be replaced; however, they will only pay for 50% of the costs ($2500.00), since my warranty has now expired even though i have only 34,000 miles on my truck. the tundra's brakes have been well documented as having severe problems, but a recall has not been issued. i feel this truck is unsafe and i will not subject my family members to such a vehicle. *la
07/24/20018000409/02/2000
 I have a 2000 tundra with about 28,000 miles. it vibrates when the brakes are applied. the brakes have been repaired four times starting at about 8,000 miles; however, the problem recurred. the dealer told me the front rotors have been replaced twice. they have not been replaced. they were grounded three times. toyota issued a front brake technical service bulletin (tsb) on 03/10/2000 applicable to the 2000 tundra. toyota issued a rear brake tsb on 10/17/2000 applicable to the 2000 and 2001 tundra. toyota issued a rear brake tsb on 09/16/2002 applicable to the 2000, 2001 and 2002 tundra. toyota issued a front brake tsb on 09/16/2002 applicable to the 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003 tundra. according to toyota written information the front brake problem has a defective caliper assemblies. the rear problem is brake drums with insufficient mass and defective adjusters. (i got tsb and repair manual information on techinfo.toyota.com after a $50 subscription fee.) i presented all this to toyota's dispute settlement mechanism under the magnuson-moss warranty act (15 u.s.c. sections 2301-2312 and 16 cfr section 703). the mechanism is administered by national center for dispute settlement (ncds). the toyota representative admitted during the hearing that the brakes were non-conforming/defective. the arbitration process was grossly flawed. most defective was the arbitrator based his decision on a non-applicable state law instead of the magnuson-moss warranty act. ncds told him to consider the non-applicable law. magnuson-moss is very specific if they can't fix it after a reasonable number of attempts; they replace it or buy it back with no depreciation. toyota's california executive office position is since nhtsa has not issued a recall, the vehicles are still usable and magnuson-moss does not apply. nhtsa should do something about the above. my email address is gebuchner@comcast.net. *la
07/07/2003380001
 My 2000 toyota tundra has severe vibrations when brakes are applied at highway speeds.*ak
07/29/200338000104/19/2000
 Brake vibration and excessive brake wear. brakes were serviced at about 38,000 miles due to severe vibration when braking. problem returned after a couple of weeks. brakes replaced again at 68,000 miles and vibration has again returned. there is a vibration and rough braking when slowing down from highway speeds.*ak
02/02/200250112/06/1999
 2000 tundra - uncontrollable vibrations upon braking. in 3/02 i brought truck to toyota dealer to address problem. they machined front rotors and replaced front pads. i questioned if this would be effective. problem continued within 6 months. dealer now offering to replace all front brake hardware for $520.00. being screwed in california. *jb
08/25/2000
 When driving at high speeds and brakes are applied vehicle shakes. the shake gets worse when vehicle is going down an incline. the manufacturer is aware of problem and has issued a service bulletin, but this does not solve the problem. please provide more details. ts
08/15/20001
 Consumer states that the vehicle has a vibration in the steering while applying the brakes. vehicle been to the dealer on six occasion. has the front rotors turns twice, pads replaced, and both rear drums replaced yet the problem still reoccurs within every 8,000 miles. nlm
08/16/20021
 Consumer states that when trying to apply the brakes they can hear a loud noise and the brake pedal will go to the floor causing the vehicle to have extended stopping distance. nlm
08/30/20004
 Consumers vehicle is experiencing vibration when braking, the front pads and back adjusters struts have been replaced, also the rotors and rear drums have been resurfaced.*jb
505/01/1999
 Rear drum and front disc brakes and rotors had to be replaced since date of purchase. vehicle vibrates when brake pedal is pressed. this happens on wet and dry roads.*ak brakes have been repaired five times.
09/01/2000108/22/2000
 While attempting to maneuver pass a tow truck which was partially blocking the drivers lane of travel, the brakes locked up and the vehicle began to skid forward toward the front portion of the tow truck, the front and center portion of the truck collided with the left front section of the tow truck's bumper, during this accident neither frontal air bag deployed, the driver sustained injuries to his torso and whiplash, the passenger suffered sever abdominal bruising from the seat belt. nlm
03/01/20011
 While traveling over 30 mph and applying brakes with medium or hard brake application brakes operated poorly. dealership has informed consumer that they will not perform any service to that vehicle. *ak rear drums out of round causing vehicle to vibrate while braking, front rotors warp instantly, consumer states vibration is also felt in steering wheel and brake pedal, dealer has attempted to repair, however has been unsuccessful. *slc
06/23/2000402/12/2000
 Vehicle shakes while braking, consumer states vibration is also felt in steering wheel and pulsation is felt in brake pedal, vehicle is brought to dealer every 4-5 thousand miles, with no success in correcting problem, 2 tsb's were done on vehicle, br 006-00 and br 003-00, still no resolution. *slc
11/28/2000209/01/2000
 This truck has defects in the steeing,tires,brakes, airbags,and hadling.at 6244 miles,steer tires were at 6/32(12/32 new)coplained to deler they said normal tire wear,needs rotated! this front end slid, sqeeled,jumps around corners!two eng. tom superitts&lee hammler from k.c. corp. says nothing wrong with truck!there boss steve eisbamrth will now buy me tires but won't admit the is a problem. this offer didn't happen untill i told them i was turing this in to nhtsa, then they wanted to keep me quiet. i am ready to turn this truck back to them because of there bad customer service and bad product. bottom line on safety corners on wet pavement like on patches of ice when i was involved in accident, brakes vibrated, tires slid, and on impact rt. bumper bent in to tire rt. fender creased both air bags did not come out. this truck should go in for further testing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!*ak (dot number: ap72ew1123 tiresize: p265/70r16)
709/05/1999
 Brake calipers, rotors, and pads have been replaced several times. *slc
05/19/2000609/01/1999
 If you look on the internet, you will find that this is not an isolated case. there are probably hundreds of people with the same problem ( truck vibrates, especially when braking). toyota insists that this is normal.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC
07/17/200543500101/10/2000
 Please refer to two earlier complaints, conformation # 10137322 & #10137322. there are two complaints filled with your office because one had the in correct brake system ( air brakes). this was corrected in the second filling to read hydraulic fluid brake system. these complaints where filed on 9/22/05 and to date i have received no conformation that you have them. what is the status of this filling please??? thank you louis montagna note in this filling the telephone # is corrected. *jb
05/10/200475000104/09/2004
 Front brake rotors are severely warped after just moderate use. this causes the vehicle to vibrate violently when stopping. when slowing from high speeds, this leads to loss of control of vehicle. new calipers, brake pads, rotors, and probably bearigs will be required to repair.*ak
500011
 While applying the brakes the rear brakes locked up. driver was able to unlock them. vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that the drums needed to be replaced, and replaced them three times, but the problem recurred. also, front brakes were replaced seven time due manufacturer's design flaw. *ak
07/01/20031
 When applying brakes front end shakes. dealer notified. *ak
07/07/200334000109/15/2000
 At just over two years ownership of my 2000 tundra (in oct 2002), i began to notice a vibration when i applied the brakes. not recognizing the problem as a warranty issue, i took my truck to a local repair shop. they indicated that the front discs were probably warped and that turning them would do the trick. after the front brake job, the problem remained. i then tried new tires and a wheel alignment with no improvement. it was after all of this that i learned that this is a tundra-wide problem. when i inquired with toyota to have the repairs covered under my warranty, they indicated that they would not help in the cost of my repairs because i was over the 36,000 miles of my warranty. with four technical service bulletins issued on this matter prior to oct 2002 (and one just after), toyota knew they had a tundra brake problem. considering the seriousness of a flawed braking system, i believe, toyota had a moral obligation to immediately notify all tundra owners of their defective brakes. if toyota had done so in a responsible and timely manner, this matter would have been resolved prior to the expiration of the 36,000 mile portion of my warranty. it was only through their gross negligence that it was not. from what i understand, the entire braking system, both front and rear, was not engineered properly. i further understand that repairs are to be accomplished with replacement parts that are not the vehicles original parts. this clearly indicates that my brake problem is not due to normal wear and tear but is due directly to a defectively designed brake system. i request that this matter be fully investigated and if its determined that toyota marketed a defective vehicle, they should be held fully and solely responsible for all necessary repairs, regardless of warranty expiration. *ak
 Intermittent front brake vibration problem. dealer refuses to fix it. *ak
09/24/2002306/01/2099
 Major brake pulsation, especially when slowing down at freeway speeds to exit. dealer has replaced the front pads, front rotors, rear shoes, rear drums, rear star wheel automatic adjusters. this is the third time since the truck was new that the brakes have started pulsating so bad that i'm becoming afraid to drive the truck at freeway speeds. toyota's tsb to fix the problems doesn't last any longer than 5,000 miles. ts
601/01/2000
 Vibrating brakes, dealer has replaced rotors and drums with shoes and pads six times now.*ak
02/01/2001210/01/2000
 No summary listed for above vehicle. *ak
408/01/2000
 Braking system wears out very quickly, thus causing inconsistent braking/vibrations. rotors and drums wear out after about 5-7kmi of use.
08/01/2000
 There is a constant vibration when the brakes are applied. the dealer claims that they could not duplicate the problem. the vibration continued immediately after the service visit. it is more than an annoyance, especially scary at highway speeds.*ak
06/20/2002
 Brakes wear excessively. dealer cannot find caus eor fix problem.*ak
07/12/2002306/01/2000
 Brakes vibrate and truck shakes bad, dealer says they will charge me to turn rotors and put in new pads. after going to your web site i see that there are alot of complaints on the same vehicle about the exact same problem. this is not safe and i would like an update on the fix for the problem please. how can these dealers charge people to fix a problem that is not there fault?*ak
10/20/2001209/01/2000
 My toyota tundra had warranty work performed on the front disc brakes and rear drum brakes @ 27,000 miles. now at 40,000 the vibration problem has come back, same as before. my truck is now out of warranty and toyota claims i have to pay for my next visit to the dealer....and for what, the same parts as before! i have read on many web sites (www.tundrasolutions.com) about the brake vibration problems with this truck i don't understand why there is not an investigation going on and why no recall??? i am very concerned because i use this truck daily in high traffic areas...about 100 miles a day. please help! *ak
06/01/2002
 Theres is strong vibration when braking. it's very hard to steer. please provide any further information.*ak
02/01/2002210/01/2001
 Vehicle vibration, front disc warping and rear-drum failure. *ak
04/01/2001
 The brakes vibrate very badly upon braking. *ak
102/01/2000
 I took the truck to van trow toyota in monroe, la due to the front end shaking when braking. the truck had around 15000 miles on it at the time. the service department took the truck for a ride and then looked at it in the shop. i was told that that brakes where not covered under warranty and that i should take it to midas because they would fix the problem cheaper then toyota. the guys at midas said the rear brakes where not working and that the truck was stopping on just the front brakes. midas adjusted the rear brakes, replaced the front pads, and turned the front rotors. i was charged around $200. the truck now has almost 30,000 miles and i am having the same problem with it again. i am going to take it to toyota and see if they will do anything but i do not expect them to. this is my first toyota and it may be my last. if i can not get this fixed soon then i may be looking for a new truck. maybe that is what toyota needs to hear so they will fix the problem. *ak
 When vehicle is driven down a hill and when brakes are applied extreme vibration occurs within brake pedal, cause unknown. please give any further details.*ak
 Brake pads/ rotors and drums are prematurely wearing, cause unknown. please give any further details.*ak
09/14/2001311/01/1999
 Toyota is aware they have a major design problem, but they resist a permanent fix. no safety defect listed. *ak
03/01/2000
 Strong vibration when brakes are applied, car not driven severely or abused, first noted mild vibration at less than 5000 miles. *ak
02/10/2001108/01/2000
 Manufacturer defect with rear brake drums and front rotors and pads. vehicle began vibrating badly when applying brakes. dealer replaced rear drum, front brakes and rotors at approx. 6000 miles. now at approx. 25k miles, same problem has returned. with only 11k miles more warranty left, will toyota continue to replace these defective components past the warranty? i think not. something needs to be done to force toyota to address this known problem.*ak
706/01/1999
 Brakes had to be replaced at approx 18,000 miles due to severe vibration in steering wheel and brake pedal when applying brakes ,especially at highway speeds. by the time vehical had reached 45000 miles, the brakes had been replaced six (6) additional times,and for the same reason. dealership very cooperative and has advised me that toyota knows there is a problem with brakes on tundra and has assigned a techniqal team to solve the problem.what do i and other tundra owners, especially those with vehicals out of warrenty like mine,do until the brake problem is solved. toyota customer relation office in cincinnati unhelpful and provided misinformation to both wife and myself.*ak
05/02/2001506/01/2000
 Drums have been replaced 3 times ,front rotors replaced 2 times, front pads replaced 2 times,replacedrear shoes1 time,replaced right side axle and studs,cut drums 2 times,cut rotors 1 time
03/01/2001107/01/2000
 This is not a failure but, is a great safety concern. problem toyota is aware of and reoccurs. severe brake vibrations on down grade with load at higher speeds. 55-60mph. tundrasolution web site shows others have this same problem and not corrected properly. something that goes past warranty. factory problem.*ak
09/10/2001211/01/1999
 I have taken my vehicle in on (3) separate occasions for the problems with the brake system. they refuse to fix it. there have been (2) bulletins both sent to you and the dealerships regarding the brake systems. i have read on the internet about several people having the same problem. if this is not fixed it can be a safety related issue. i feel this is a defective system and toyota should have to replace it at no charge to the owner. *ak
09/01/200101/01/2001
 Front brake rotor warpage.maybe due to the rear brakes not helping to stop vehicle. maybe the size of the brake pads are to small to effectively dissipate the heat.*ak
08/15/2001304/01/2000
 Moderate to heavy vibration when braking at freeway speeds. low vibration when braking at lower speeds, 40 or less. toyota has replaced the brakes twice and will do it again on monday 9/10/01. this is no gurantee that the problem will be fixed. several other 2000 and 2001 tunrda suffer from the same defect. toyota repeats that this is a anoyance and not a safety issue. all tunrda owners regard it as a safety issue, due to the fact this defect has to do with the brake system. the actual cause of the vibration is warping of the rotors when they heat. some tundras have had problems with the rear brakes, but its limited.
06/15/2001204/01/2001
 On 06/15/2001 my 2000 toyota tundra received warranty repairs as follows: replaced front rotors, front pads, rear drums, rear brake shoes, rear parking brake adjustment strut kits on both wheels. all work was necessary due to vibration during braking above 40 mph. classic toyota in round rock, texas did the warranty work and told me there was a tsb calling for the replacement of the parking brake adjustment struts. additionally, i was told this action would fix the vibration problems. my brakes operated smoothly for approx. 3,000 mi. my truck once again vibrates during braking conditions above 40 mph. this condition causes excessive vibrations that pose safety concerns, most especially in wet or hazardous driving conditions. i have spoken with the service department at classic toyota in round rock, texas and they have indicated there are other customers with repeat brake issues similar to mine. i inquired about a permanant solution issue from toyota and was told there isn't any information to support this. i frequent a tundra owners' website and have discovered this is a wide-spread problem. i am concerned about how long toyota will continue to replace affected brake parts before claiming it a wear issue. additionally, i am concerned about how this matter will be handled when my warranty expires. assistance with this issue would be appreciated. sincerely, scott esau.
10/01/200012/01/1999
 Front discs warp and require changing approximately every 12,000 miles. the vehicle shakes violently upon braking as the mileage approaches 12,000 miles on the new set of discs, creating an unsafe condition. toyota should be held accountable to recall this vehicle and correct the problem. *ak
505/01/1999
 Rear drum and front disc brakes and rotors had to be replaced since date of purchase. vehicle vibrates when brake pedal is pressed. this happens on wet and dry roads.*ak brakes have been repaired five times.
10/01/200012/01/1999
 Front discs warp and require changing approximately every 12,000 miles. the vehicle shakes violently upon braking as the mileage approaches 12,000 miles on the new set of discs, creating an unsafe condition. toyota should be held accountable to recall this vehicle and correct the problem. *ak
11/28/200004/01/2000
 No summary listed for above vehicle. *ak
11/10/2000310/01/2000
 The failure was not instantaneous, it was an ongoing severe vibration problem. *ak
06/29/2001103/01/2001
 Brakes vibrate/pulse and steering wheel shimmies violently when brakes are applied at speeds above 40 mph. veh can be difficult to control. this is a common problem that toyota is aware of yet they replace defective parts with defective parts rather than coming up wioth a re-design and true fix. this is a safety issue and if nothing is done, lives will be lost as this veh is sold to more and more people.*ak
210/01/2000
 I have had the brakes replaced twice on this car once at 8k miles and again at 14k i am alerting you of this problem as i have seen many others with the same problem. the brakes begin to shudder and the steering wheel vibrates. i am running on a new set of discs in the front and rotors in the back after only 14,000 miles. *ak
06/01/2000204/01/2000
 Within 4000 miles of purchase of vehicle, it developed severe vibration during braking. vehicle currently has 28000 miles on it and is on its third full set of brake rotors and drums. new rotors/drums seem to only provide 1000-4000 miles of smooth braking before vibration sets in again. dealers fixing vehicle say vibration is due to heat induced warping of rotors and drums. once parts are warped, vibrations get so severe it feels almost as if the rear end of the vehicle is hopping up and down during hard braking. i believe this defect greatly increases critical stopping distance. manufacturer has not provided permanent fix for this defect, they have only replaced warped parts with new parts of same design. soon vibration sets in again. vehicle will soon be out of warranty.*ak
06/01/2001210/01/1999
 Vehicle skakes violently when going at 65 mph or during braking. *ak
11/08/2000308/01/2000
 No summary listed for above vehicle. *ak (dot number: b7jc dc7x tiresize: 265/70 r16)
01/01/2000
 Brakes create severe vibration when hot. dealer service department reports cannot duplicate and makes no attempt to repair. *ak
02/15/2001206/01/1999
 This is the second time my brake system has had to be replaced due to vibrations and warpage that almost caused a wreck. *ak
12/01/2000304/01/2000
 The tundra brakes needs a recall toyota has knowen info on this topic and has done nothing to improve this issue. *ak
06/23/2000402/12/2000
 Vehicle shakes while braking, consumer states vibration is also felt in steering wheel and pulsation is felt in brake pedal, vehicle is brought to dealer every 4-5 thousand miles, with no success in correcting problem, 2 tsb's were done on vehicle, br 006-00 and br 003-00, still no resolution. *slc
02/01/2001102/01/2001
 Front disc brake vibration @ all speeds, four wheel drive is very poor when traction of one or more wheels is lost; wheel that loses traction spins while other wheel will not turn.
02/01/2000
 While braking vehicle vibrates and shakes which may cause extended stopping distance, and result in a crash. dealer said poor brakes. please provide further information. *ak
09/09/2000
 Rack and pinion steering failure, causing front tires to wear excessively. front brakes would grab/vibrate when vehicle got hot, and brakes were applied. vehicle been in dealer shop on several occasions, and informed consumer that nothing was wrong. vehicle taken to an independent repair shop, and it informed consumer of rack and pinion steering problem. please feel free to provide any further details on this matter. *ak
06/05/2000104/01/2000
 Dealer said no defects found. *ak
508/01/1999
 The brakes on this truck are bad alot of people are having trouble with this truck when you brake they vibrate the whole front end.this problem is bad in the rain and when it is really hot outside because it compounds the vibration ..are these safe to drive..i have heard of one brake failure due to these brakes with one injurie.please help tundra owners find a solution.thanks
04/28/2000103/01/2000
 Please read e-mail sent 01 may 2000 to this e-mail address. no safety defect listed within the summary. *ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC - CALIPER
06/17/200267000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2000 toyota tundra. the contact stated that the vehicle shakes when he puts his foot on the brakes. the front of the vehicle shakes badly and the vehicle becomes hard to control in bad weather. the dealer stated that the caliburs are to small for the truck and causes the rotors to become hot, which makes it harder to stop the vehicle. the failure mileage was 67000 and the current mileage was138000.
07/21/2006480002
 Carrying a heavy load in mountain terrain. the front brake rotors rapidly warped, leading to violent shaking, inability to stop and near-loss of control. brake rotors were turned and pads upgraded to ceramic. going through the mountains without a load caused the rotors to warp again, once more leading to inability to stop and near-loss of control. the front brake assemblies were completely replaced by pellman's automotive in boulder, co, with the mechanic stating that the original tundra brakes were inadequate. parts unavailable. *jb
06/01/200612800211/03/1999
 I am the owner of a 2000 toyota tundra with dangerous pulsating, vibrating front disc brakes. i first brought this problem to the attention of my dealer on july 31, 2002. the vehicle had 12,894 miles at the time. the warped front rotors were resurfaced and the brake pads replaced. neither the front rotors nor the calipers were replaced. i was informed at the time that the maximum amount had been machined off the rotors. the problem quickly reappeared and has gradually worsened over the last 16,000 miles. the car is driven very lightly and has towed a horse trailer for approximately 200-300 miles. today the truck has 28, 600 miles and is very dangerous to drive on any road, but particularly dangerous on longer downhill grades. i brought this to the attention of the dealership early in june 2006 when i had defective oxygen sensors replaced. they checked for recall notices and found none. curiously, they did not notify me of the technical service bulletin issued in september of 2003. basically, they said it would cost me a lot of money to have them repaired. in light of the fact that this problem results from defective front brakes, and this defect existed at the time the vehicle left toyota's possession, i asked toyota to properly repair the brakes before serious property damage or personal injury occurs. toyota responded to my request on june 15, 2006 as follows: we have checked your vehicle identification number (vin#) and there are no outstanding special service campaigns on your vehicle at this time. the warranty for your braking system (excluding wear items) is 3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first, from the date of first use for your vehicle. based on the vin (vehicle identification number) you provided. your warranty coverage started on 3/15/2000. your vehicle is currently outside these warranty parameters and we are unable to assist with the cost of this repair.
02/18/200655816408/03/2003
 I have brought my 2000 toyota tundra up for a brake inspection repeatedly since nov 03 for vibrations when brakes were applied. since november 2003 is when all of this vibration started. i had my rotors turned in nov 03 after 4,718 miles for vibration when brakes were applied, pads replaced and rotors turned after i felt vibrations when brakes were applied in mar 04 after 5,345 miles, july 04 3,961 more miles i turned my car in once again for vibration when brakes were applied service manager 1 told me my front brake pads were worn and rotors need turning. dec 04 i brought my truck in again after 5,055 more miles for vibration when brakes were applied. the rear brake shoes were replaced and drums turned. after a few weeks this problem came back again and each time it costs me hundreds of dollars and i keep having the repeat problem. on feb 16 06 i called to schedule a check of my brakes. i asked the service manager why do i keep having this vibration since i've owned the car? service manager 2 responded, there was an upgrade to the defective front brake calipers in september 03, do you have an extended warranty? i told him i did have an extended warranty when i brought my vehicle in repeatedly and your company didn't fix the problem, only the symptom. a service manager said, it would have been covered if you had an extended warranty. i immediately asked to speak with the store manager and he just left for the day. i schedule an appointment with the head manager. the head manager denied the upgrade in the beginning of our conversation but later change his mind after speaking with service manager. my braking system on my 2000 toyota tundra is less than adequate. my front end of my vehicle shakes violently when brakes are applied, my exterior mirrors steering wheel, occupants in vehicle shake as well as the contents which may be on the seats. it is very difficult to stop at speeds over 50 mph. *nm
07/17/200543500101/10/2000
 Please refer to two earlier complaints, conformation # 10137322 & #10137322. there are two complaints filled with your office because one had the in correct brake system ( air brakes). this was corrected in the second filling to read hydraulic fluid brake system. these complaints where filed on 9/22/05 and to date i have received no conformation that you have them. what is the status of this filling please??? thank you louis montagna note in this filling the telephone # is corrected. *jb
09/17/200043500001/17/2000
 On 9/22/05 i submitted complaint information, however, my phone # was incorrect and - correct # 954 695 0299. also, i indicated my brake system to be air activated it is not - it is fluid activated. the following is a repeat of my compliant: on 9/17/05 i was informed by my toyota dealer that my 2000 toyota model tundra, pickup had major modification to the brake system by toyota company. note i bought this truck new. however, since the truck is out of warranty, i would have to pay for the labor and parts to replace the upgrade parts. the upgraded brake parts consists of thicker rotors, larger calipers and wider brake pads. because the parts upgrade indicates that the current parts are inadequate to do the job of stopping the vehicle under normal driving conditions, i called the toyota consumer relations office and they agreed ,that my brakes system had been upgraded. they said, that since the vehicle is out of warranty, i would pay for both labor cost? and $1600.00 for parts. based on this information, this is not a question of out warranty, rather it is a question regarding auto safety, and therefore, i need your help asap. vehicle vin# 5tbrt3412yso45509 bought new yr. 2000 from al hendrickson toyota loc. 5201 sample rd coconut creek fla 33073. *nm
10/01/20034
 I have a horrible vibration problem when braking. this is caused by toyota releasing brake calipers that are too small. i have had my brake pads replaced several times, my rotors replaced, and there the problem will go away for about a week or two. then the problem comes right back. technicians have suggested that i replace the calipers for larger calipers. this issue is caused by toyota's design flaw, not my use of the truck. toyota should recal the brake calipers for 2000 tundras. they obviously know there is a problem as they have released several tsbs regarding this and they fixed the problem on the 2001 model. it's rediculous that you have to wait for someone to get injured before toyota will act on this. other complaint numbers logged regarding this are...566414 722135* 725801* 733474 739412 741099 742504 747783 747799 747802 747812 747815 747856 747859 747957 748143 748274 749042 749623 750085 751434 751551 751920 752164 752286 752739 752954 753085 753123 753140 753149 753155 753161 758565 761583 761833 763426 764214 764502 764958 767217 767230 767230 767332 767551 767755 767802 768683 785848 876163 877876 878199 879056 889900 890452 891102 894413 895595 898132 8001404 8001405 8004531 8012641 8015166 8015336 8015783 8019793 8020132 8023285 8023731 9003696 9005100 10008294 10008537 10008997 10014041 10016493 10017735 10018348 10018539 10018678 10020562.*ak please help push this if you can.
06/10/200230000503/15/2000
 When braking it caused excessive vibration within the front end. vehicle was taken to the dealer, who replaced the front rotors/ calipers/ pads, and the wheel bearing of larger size equipments.*ak. also, replaced hub and knuckle.*ak
09/01/20041
 While braking the vehicle vibrated. *nm the problem was due to a factory defect on the front rotors and calipers. *sc *jb
08/26/20043
 I have major vibration when applying my brakes on the 2000 toyota tundra. i have had 2 brake jobs done, resurfacing rotors, new pads. the problem reapeared after about 2 weeks. went back to brake shop and they said there is nothing they can do other than to continue to resurface or replace rotors, calipers, and pads. they also infromed me that they are aware of toyota service bulletins but, unless you are within the manufacturers warranty, the dealer will not fix the problem. if toyota acknowledges a defect in parts/design, how come they are not being held accountable for these repairs on vehicles that were manufactured prior to the bulletin releases? please, help us tundra owners who have been left out in the cold!*ak
08/16/20043000312/14/1999
 Brake rotors warp and cause severe vibrations. seems they were not designed for a truck this heavy.*ak
06/01/200119000307/31/2000
 I have a 2000 toyota tundra that has had front brake problems. at 19,000 miles i had to have discs turned and again at 38,000 miles disc warpage caused a needed replacement of discs. upon going on internet and doing a search i found many owners of the tundra had the same problem. their solution was to go to the dealer and inform them of the problem, which i did and they agreed to replace the calipers on the front brakes and i paid for labor. problem solved for about 8,000-9,000 miles and warpage has occurred again. i feel this should have been a recall since the dealer recognized the problem and the manufacturer agreed to pay for parts, since there was 6 or 7 service bulletins on the vibration of the front brakes. i was told had i gone to the dealer first that they would have replaced the whole thing as a repair, which under normal circumstances brakes are a maintenance issue not a design flaw. *la
01/01/200430000105/28/2000
 Shaking when brakes are applied and dealer refuses to correct the problem under warraznty, even though the first identical problem was supposedly fixed while the vehicle was under warranty.*ak
980002004/06/2003
 Front end wobbled when the consumer depressed the brake pedal. dealership turned the rotors, but that provided a temporary solution. dealership indicated that there was a technical service bulletin on this issue that indicated this problem was caused by the calipers which were too small. *ak
02/24/20042
 While driving consumer applied the brakes and a loud knocking noise was heard coming from the driver's side wheel. consumer drove vehicle to dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that calipers and abs brakes were not in compliance with this vehicle. mechanic replaced the calipers and abs brakes. *ak
09/19/200358000110/28/2002
 I have a severe vibration in the vehicle when braking from 30 mph or higher. i had the brakes replaced and rotors resurfaced. the vibration reappears within a matter of days. an ase mechanic did all the work and used original toyota parts. the last time i took the vehicle for repair, i was advised that my calipers were the culprit and that it would cost nearly $1,000 to replace them. i took the vehicle to my dealer for warranty service on this item since the truck had under 60,000 miles. the dealer stated that the warranty had expired and that i would need to pay for complete system replacement. i have never owned a vehicle where the brake system needed replacement with 50,000 miles. my research has revealed many other people with the same problem. i believe this to be a major safety concern that needs to be addressed before someone is seriously injured or killed due to brake failure. *jb
08/28/200329500110/26/1999
 I have a 2000 toyota tundra with only 29,900 miles. i have experienced severe vibration upon braking. braking distance has increased tremendously. i have become aware that this premature wear on the braking system is common with this vehicle and believe that a recall should be implemented in order to replace the brake system at no charge to the consumer.*ak
08/01/2000108/01/2000
 I have a 2000 toyota tundra. it has a terrible vibration in the front end due to the undersized calipers in the brake system. i know this because toyota has told me this personally. unfortunately once the vehicle is out of warranty, they will not do anything about the problem, even though according to their service bulletins, the calipers are not adequate. this does not seem to be a freak thing since so many tundra owners have expressed the same problem, but it seems toyota will not recall their mistake. the vibration has been there since day 1. unfortunately, i didn't realize it was a major problem until i started going through brake pads and the rotors were getting warped. *nlm
22000310/01/2000
 The vehicle experienced excessive brake failures. had to replace brake pads at 22000 miles and again at 40000 miles respectively. then, at 48000 miles, the entire brake system failed, and had to be rebuilt with new rotors/ calipers and pads. vehicle was experiencing extreme vibration when braking from speeds over 40 mph.*ak ph *jb
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC - PADS
10/20/1999150001
 2000 tundra brake vibration issue; purchased as company truck oct 1999, took to dealer at 15k for brake vibration; states rotors and pads replaced but it never really got better, i just got used to it. could not constantly take truck in to loose for 2-3 days the dealer required so i began using my personal mechanic of years. personal mechanic replaced pads and turned rotors at 59k, personal mechanic changed 2 oxygen sensors at 67k (i heard those were recalled prior to 80k), personal mechanic became a nut case over these brakes at 88k, he replaced rotors, drums, pads and i still began to experience problems.... i knew my mechanic was sincere. i have just lived with it; i am now at 140k miles and a bit sick in stomach from the braking issues. i decided to have another area mechanic give it a go; while my truck is in shop i surf web and discover this has been a serious issue since i drove off the freaking lot with that truck. i've got receipts, not necessarily in order but i have them. thanks, carla. *tr
07/21/2006480002
 Carrying a heavy load in mountain terrain. the front brake rotors rapidly warped, leading to violent shaking, inability to stop and near-loss of control. brake rotors were turned and pads upgraded to ceramic. going through the mountains without a load caused the rotors to warp again, once more leading to inability to stop and near-loss of control. the front brake assemblies were completely replaced by pellman's automotive in boulder, co, with the mechanic stating that the original tundra brakes were inadequate. parts unavailable. *jb
06/01/200612800211/03/1999
 I am the owner of a 2000 toyota tundra with dangerous pulsating, vibrating front disc brakes. i first brought this problem to the attention of my dealer on july 31, 2002. the vehicle had 12,894 miles at the time. the warped front rotors were resurfaced and the brake pads replaced. neither the front rotors nor the calipers were replaced. i was informed at the time that the maximum amount had been machined off the rotors. the problem quickly reappeared and has gradually worsened over the last 16,000 miles. the car is driven very lightly and has towed a horse trailer for approximately 200-300 miles. today the truck has 28, 600 miles and is very dangerous to drive on any road, but particularly dangerous on longer downhill grades. i brought this to the attention of the dealership early in june 2006 when i had defective oxygen sensors replaced. they checked for recall notices and found none. curiously, they did not notify me of the technical service bulletin issued in september of 2003. basically, they said it would cost me a lot of money to have them repaired. in light of the fact that this problem results from defective front brakes, and this defect existed at the time the vehicle left toyota's possession, i asked toyota to properly repair the brakes before serious property damage or personal injury occurs. toyota responded to my request on june 15, 2006 as follows: we have checked your vehicle identification number (vin#) and there are no outstanding special service campaigns on your vehicle at this time. the warranty for your braking system (excluding wear items) is 3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first, from the date of first use for your vehicle. based on the vin (vehicle identification number) you provided. your warranty coverage started on 3/15/2000. your vehicle is currently outside these warranty parameters and we are unable to assist with the cost of this repair.
07/17/200543500101/10/2000
 Please refer to two earlier complaints, conformation # 10137322 & #10137322. there are two complaints filled with your office because one had the in correct brake system ( air brakes). this was corrected in the second filling to read hydraulic fluid brake system. these complaints where filed on 9/22/05 and to date i have received no conformation that you have them. what is the status of this filling please??? thank you louis montagna note in this filling the telephone # is corrected. *jb
09/17/200043500001/17/2000
 On 9/22/05 i submitted complaint information, however, my phone # was incorrect and - correct # 954 695 0299. also, i indicated my brake system to be air activated it is not - it is fluid activated. the following is a repeat of my compliant: on 9/17/05 i was informed by my toyota dealer that my 2000 toyota model tundra, pickup had major modification to the brake system by toyota company. note i bought this truck new. however, since the truck is out of warranty, i would have to pay for the labor and parts to replace the upgrade parts. the upgraded brake parts consists of thicker rotors, larger calipers and wider brake pads. because the parts upgrade indicates that the current parts are inadequate to do the job of stopping the vehicle under normal driving conditions, i called the toyota consumer relations office and they agreed ,that my brakes system had been upgraded. they said, that since the vehicle is out of warranty, i would pay for both labor cost? and $1600.00 for parts. based on this information, this is not a question of out warranty, rather it is a question regarding auto safety, and therefore, i need your help asap. vehicle vin# 5tbrt3412yso45509 bought new yr. 2000 from al hendrickson toyota loc. 5201 sample rd coconut creek fla 33073. *nm
11/10/200435000106/11/2000
 I own a 2000 toyota tundra sr5 model. i am experiencing extreme shuddering in the whole vehicle when applying brakes. this problem was relevant six months and i took it to precision toyota and they eleviated the problem. now it is doing it. *ak again. my rotors are warped (with new balanced tires). i have been researching the internet and have foud that this shaking is prevalent in 200-2002 toyota tundras. i understand that toyota can solve the problem but expects the consumer to pay for a defect that toyota knows about, installing larger calipers.
06/10/200230000503/15/2000
 When braking it caused excessive vibration within the front end. vehicle was taken to the dealer, who replaced the front rotors/ calipers/ pads, and the wheel bearing of larger size equipments.*ak. also, replaced hub and knuckle.*ak
08/26/20043
 I have major vibration when applying my brakes on the 2000 toyota tundra. i have had 2 brake jobs done, resurfacing rotors, new pads. the problem reapeared after about 2 weeks. went back to brake shop and they said there is nothing they can do other than to continue to resurface or replace rotors, calipers, and pads. they also infromed me that they are aware of toyota service bulletins but, unless you are within the manufacturers warranty, the dealer will not fix the problem. if toyota acknowledges a defect in parts/design, how come they are not being held accountable for these repairs on vehicles that were manufactured prior to the bulletin releases? please, help us tundra owners who have been left out in the cold!*ak
08/16/20043000312/14/1999
 Brake rotors warp and cause severe vibrations. seems they were not designed for a truck this heavy.*ak
04/12/20047200006/01/2000
 I own a toyota tundra, 2000, v8, extended cab. one recurring problem is the poor performance of the front brake system. i have 72k miles on the truck and have replaced the brakes, and had the rotors turned 3 times, average every 20k miles. dealer claims this is not a warranty issue and dealer claims no evidence of a design problem. i have viewed hundreds of similar complaints. second issue, recent event. after a 4 hour drive the truck shut down. restarted truck in park and has a rough idle. as soon as the truck is in gear, truck shuts off. required towing. after sitting for 24hours, truck operates fine. several mechanics claim torque converter problem. toyota deal will not fix anything since truck has returned to normal operation. in addition, intermittent slippage of transmission during acceleration between 30 and 40mph. again, dealer claims nothing can be done since dealer cannot confirm problems. this again indicates a transmission problem. dealer is team toyota in langhorne, pa
63994
 When braking front of the vehicle vibrated. vehicle was taken to the dealer four times, and dealer has replaced the front rotors, pads, drums, and struts. *ak
10/04/2003202/07/2003
 We own a 2000 tundra. we recently took it to the shop because the truck would shake when applying the brakes. the mechanic turned the rotors and replaced the pads. after about a week the shaking was back. we took it back to the same shop and the mechanic said this is a common problem he experiences with tundras. we are very weary about driving this vehicle as we use it primarily to drive our children from place to place. e've read similar complaints about the brakes on the tundras. it's unfortunate that someone has to die before a decision is made to fix this problem.*ak
10/24/2003103/15/2002
 I own a 2000 toyota tundra and i am experiencing extreme braking vibration. the vehicle was sold as factory certified. the pads have been replaced and the rotors turned. toyota and the dealership have been contacted on several occasions, both have stated that since my vehicle is beyond the mileage limits for the service bulletins that i had no recourse. my vehicle does fall within the range (vin number) for the toyota service bulletin. how can your organization, in good faith, continue to ignore a problem that is directly related to the safe operation of the vehicle? this is not a manufacturing issue, it is a safety issue! *la
10/09/20027000703/01/2001
 While driving at any speed, the brakes didn't stop vehicle at a safe distance. also, while applying the brakes, the vehicle would shake violently. the brake pads/rotors had been replaced three times. manufacturer had been informed of the problem.*ak *jb *nlm
07/02/2003312/07/1999
 I am an original owner of a 2000 toyota tundra sr5 with 40,000 miles and i love it. my car started shaking problem since the first 5,000 miles and has had 3 brake jobs done by brake masters. the car is still vibrating.*ak when i was still under warranty i have called the local toyota dealer to schedule warranty repair but they would not admit any recall or other problems. however, they were willing to repair outside the warranty and yet did not promise that brake job will be satisfactory. i was told that rotors would be warped after 2,000  3,000 miles regardless of the repair job done. this makes me believe that it is a manufacturers defect and a flaw in the engineering design of this vehicle. a vehicle this new should not have routine brake problem continuously. after an extensive research, i found out that the newer models of the same truck are equipped with bigger calipers to absorb the vibration. this is an indication that toyota tundra 2000 should be recalled due to this defect. this outstanding problem (with many unhappy customers that can be found on the web) can create serious hazard on the road. i am requesting at this time to be referred to an authorized toyota dealer in order to have the upgraded brake system installed at the expense of toyota. please respond as soon as possible, since this kind of repair can not wait. here is the important information that you will need to make a referral: vehicle id: 5tbrt3415ys0344827 license plate: 6e73316
07/09/200365000108/24/2002
 Excessive pulsation from brakes causing unsafe braking condition. brake pads and rotors wear out and get warped very frequently.*ak
22000310/01/2000
 The vehicle experienced excessive brake failures. had to replace brake pads at 22000 miles and again at 40000 miles respectively. then, at 48000 miles, the entire brake system failed, and had to be rebuilt with new rotors/ calipers and pads. vehicle was experiencing extreme vibration when braking from speeds over 40 mph.*ak ph *jb
05/06/200346000210/08/2001
 Brakes on 2000 toyota tundra failed, feel extremely unsafe, vibration when braking. brakes were redone under warranty at 30,000 miles and now at 46,000 miles need $2000, all new parts. *jb
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC - ROTOR
06/08/20017125
 Tl*the contact owns a 2000 toyota tundra. the contact was driving down an incline approximately between 35-45 mph, on normal road conditions. while pressure was applied to the brake the vehicle began to shake violently. the driver was able to continue in operation. the failure occurrences were during travel on; an downward incline, high rate of speed on a highway, and exiting from a ramp. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer on two separate occasions for the identical failures. the failure was contributed to warped rotors. the front rotors, rear drums and shoes were replaced. the failure continued after the repairs were performed on the vehicle. the vehicle has not been repaired at this time. the failure mileage was 7,125. updated 04-15-10 *bf
02/21/200840103/26/2001
 When i apply the brakes on my tundra, the entire truck shakes violently. i have had the brakes replaced and the shaking continues. i was told by my repairman that toyota knows of the problem with this year and model however, will not cover the replacement to correct the problem. my truck has 82,000 miles now and far out of warranty. i believe that toyota should pay to correct the problem since they are aware of it. *tr
06/23/2007500003009/30/1999
 Tl*the contact owns a 2000 toyota tundra. while driving 45 mph, the vehicle shakes and wobbles when the brakes are applied. the contact stated that it feels as if the wheels are coming off of the vehicle. the cause of failure is the warping of the rotors when they become overheated. the contact spoke to the manufacturer and they offered him $200 toward the brake repair. the cost to replace the rotors, brake lines, and calibers is $2,000. the failure has been ongoing for a month. at 60,000 miles, the mechanic turned the rotors and stated that the brake pads did not need to be replaced. toyota has the kit to repair the vehicle. the current mileage is 77,000 and failure mileage was 50,000. updated 09/05/07
10/20/1999150001
 2000 tundra brake vibration issue; purchased as company truck oct 1999, took to dealer at 15k for brake vibration; states rotors and pads replaced but it never really got better, i just got used to it. could not constantly take truck in to loose for 2-3 days the dealer required so i began using my personal mechanic of years. personal mechanic replaced pads and turned rotors at 59k, personal mechanic changed 2 oxygen sensors at 67k (i heard those were recalled prior to 80k), personal mechanic became a nut case over these brakes at 88k, he replaced rotors, drums, pads and i still began to experience problems.... i knew my mechanic was sincere. i have just lived with it; i am now at 140k miles and a bit sick in stomach from the braking issues. i decided to have another area mechanic give it a go; while my truck is in shop i surf web and discover this has been a serious issue since i drove off the freaking lot with that truck. i've got receipts, not necessarily in order but i have them. thanks, carla. *tr
09/21/200630000107/18/2006
 Front brakes shake vehicle violently when applied between 50 to 40 mph. a toyota service bulletin was published for this problem involving replacing upgraded major brake components, but will not pay to fix under engineered original parts. this needs a recall. *jb
07/21/2006480002
 Carrying a heavy load in mountain terrain. the front brake rotors rapidly warped, leading to violent shaking, inability to stop and near-loss of control. brake rotors were turned and pads upgraded to ceramic. going through the mountains without a load caused the rotors to warp again, once more leading to inability to stop and near-loss of control. the front brake assemblies were completely replaced by pellman's automotive in boulder, co, with the mechanic stating that the original tundra brakes were inadequate. parts unavailable. *jb
01/01/200010000407/15/1999
 Rotors warp after only a few weeks. have replaced a number of times with improved rotors without any help. toyota knew of this problem and fixed many but will not fix my 2000 tundra. jb
09/28/2006120000203/15/2000
 Front brake disc (or also called rotors) warp apparently due to excessive heat. dealer says no recall but there is a tsb recognizing problem. owner replaced rotors and problem recurred within 10,000 miles. dealer now recommends using warranty on rotors from parts house. the widespread occurrence of this problem on toyota tundra indicates that there is a design flaw that should be corrected at manufacturer expense even when the vehicle is out of warranty. *nm
06/01/200612800211/03/1999
 I am the owner of a 2000 toyota tundra with dangerous pulsating, vibrating front disc brakes. i first brought this problem to the attention of my dealer on july 31, 2002. the vehicle had 12,894 miles at the time. the warped front rotors were resurfaced and the brake pads replaced. neither the front rotors nor the calipers were replaced. i was informed at the time that the maximum amount had been machined off the rotors. the problem quickly reappeared and has gradually worsened over the last 16,000 miles. the car is driven very lightly and has towed a horse trailer for approximately 200-300 miles. today the truck has 28, 600 miles and is very dangerous to drive on any road, but particularly dangerous on longer downhill grades. i brought this to the attention of the dealership early in june 2006 when i had defective oxygen sensors replaced. they checked for recall notices and found none. curiously, they did not notify me of the technical service bulletin issued in september of 2003. basically, they said it would cost me a lot of money to have them repaired. in light of the fact that this problem results from defective front brakes, and this defect existed at the time the vehicle left toyota's possession, i asked toyota to properly repair the brakes before serious property damage or personal injury occurs. toyota responded to my request on june 15, 2006 as follows: we have checked your vehicle identification number (vin#) and there are no outstanding special service campaigns on your vehicle at this time. the warranty for your braking system (excluding wear items) is 3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first, from the date of first use for your vehicle. based on the vin (vehicle identification number) you provided. your warranty coverage started on 3/15/2000. your vehicle is currently outside these warranty parameters and we are unable to assist with the cost of this repair.
04/15/200638000202/16/2002
 Severe brake vibrations on 2000 toyota tundra pickup. this is the second set of brakes pads and rotors ive put on this truck. internet searches reveal that toyota issued a tsb on this in 2002. why arent consumers made aware of this prior to their warranties expiring when toyota knows about the problem!!!!! *nm
04/01/200245000404/01/2002
 Front disc brakes warp rotors and shudder excessively after several rotor replacements at short service intervals. i am not the first person with this complaint as evident with many internet complaints. *jb
10/01/2002306/01/2000
 Dt: the contact owns a 2000 toyota tundra. the contact was having problems with the front and rear brakes. he did research and found technical service bulletins (tsbs),tsbbr00402 and tsbbr00403. the pro brakes were not holding and vibrating . this made the stopping of the vehicle seem dangerous. he contacted the dealership, and they told him to bring vehicle in for service, and has currently not done so. he contacted the manufacturer, and they told him that they were not going to do anything about the problem because it was a wear and tear. the vehicle only has 29,000 miles on it. this occurred at freeway speeds, and at hard braking. the tsbs stated that the brakes may not grab , causing the front rotors to overheat and warp. there was a recall 05v225000 on the 2002 toyota tundra for a lower ball joints. also, steering was hard, and when turning the steering wheel it made a pounding sound. the contact has been having brake problems for about three years, and t front suspension problem for about two months. *ak updated 11/29/05. *jb
09/17/200043500001/17/2000
 On 9/22/05 i submitted complaint information, however, my phone # was incorrect and - correct # 954 695 0299. also, i indicated my brake system to be air activated it is not - it is fluid activated. the following is a repeat of my compliant: on 9/17/05 i was informed by my toyota dealer that my 2000 toyota model tundra, pickup had major modification to the brake system by toyota company. note i bought this truck new. however, since the truck is out of warranty, i would have to pay for the labor and parts to replace the upgrade parts. the upgraded brake parts consists of thicker rotors, larger calipers and wider brake pads. because the parts upgrade indicates that the current parts are inadequate to do the job of stopping the vehicle under normal driving conditions, i called the toyota consumer relations office and they agreed ,that my brakes system had been upgraded. they said, that since the vehicle is out of warranty, i would pay for both labor cost? and $1600.00 for parts. based on this information, this is not a question of out warranty, rather it is a question regarding auto safety, and therefore, i need your help asap. vehicle vin# 5tbrt3412yso45509 bought new yr. 2000 from al hendrickson toyota loc. 5201 sample rd coconut creek fla 33073. *nm
09/02/2005209/02/2000
 The braking system on my 2000 toyota tundra, as well as those of numerous other tundra owners, has an inherent design flaw that toyota has chosen to ignore and not inform us about. in addition to the front brakes pulsating and failing to stop the vehicle effectively, the proportioning valve that transfers braking force to the rear drum brakes doesn't seem to work at all. there is a load sensing device that is supposed to increase braking forces to the rear drums when there is a load in the truck or when something is being towed behind the truck. this device is apparently not functioning properly as the rear pads on my truck don't appear to be worn much at all. this has caused problems and accidents for several people that own this vehicle as evidenced by the complaints at www.consumeraffairs.com/automotive/toyota_tundra_brakes.html. please help to stop these incidents by forcing toyota to issue a recall on this vehicle. *nm
06/28/200560000207/16/2003
 I own a 2000 toyota tundra and have had problems with the brakes pulsating when applying the brakes under normal driving conditions. i'm the second owner of the truck and have had the rotors replaced and brakes completely overhauled twice in approximately 30,000 miles. after noticing many complaints of other tundra owners on the internet and finding out that toyota has released a tsb to correct the problem (but will only fix at their cost if the truck is under 36,000 mile warranty), i decided to send in this complaint. my truck like many other people will experience severe shaking when applying the brakes. after they fix the brakes for about $450 a shot the problem is temporarily corrected until a few thousand miles and the pulsating returns. the dealership realizes it's a problem, but to apply the correct fix, it's another $2000. for $450 you can fix the problem again, temporarily. they say the problem is not a safety issue, but it's common sense that if your brakes are not gripping properly, it will be a safety concern. why does someone have to be killed or injured to get someone to take action for toyota to stand behind this problem? several people on the internet have mentioned that they have had accidents due to this same brake problem. the fact that toyota has issued a tsb points to the fact that they know that the original brake system is a problem. what can consumers do to get toyota to stand behind this problem?
04/01/20051
 2000 toyota tundra experiencing problems with brake rotors.*mr when braking the front end of the vehicle vibrated. the dealer esurfaced the rotrs but the vibration returned. *nm
01/01/200360000102/19/2000
 Own a 2000 toyota tundra 4 door v-8 truck. bought new in february 2000. (1) brakes operated normally until about 60000 miles at around the end of 2002. (2) applying brakes lightly to slow down from normal freeway speed vibration/pulsation /shaking occurred. sometimes worse than at other times. at first, 1st reaction was to get off the brakes, but, in time, got used to vibration. not sure what long term effect or damage may occur from this vibration. (3) nothing has been done to vehicle to correct problem. contacted toyota, and they were aware of vibration issue. they apparently had a solution but my truck was out of warranty, and would not cover cost to install remedy. this appeared to be a latent problem not necessarily showing up within the original warranty period. no injuries or deaths occurred from this defect. *ak
02/06/200520000207/01/2000
 Terrible vibration as i was braking from front of vehicle,toyota tundra 2000). brought truck to dealer during warranty, they turned the rotors and charged me. at 34,000 miles prior to warranty expiring they suggested same - turned rotors, and they indicated this was a normal problem. you just have to turn the rotors. now, they admit there was a problem, and a service bulletin was issued. but since the truck is out of warranty they could not help, and will not work out a concession with toyota.*ak
01/10/200510000109/15/2000
 I purchased my 2000 toyota tundra limited 4wd in sept. of 2000 with 5,500 miles on it. at approx. 10,000 mi. i experienced severe vibration of the front end when braking. the dealer turned the front rotors and replaced the pads. the same problem occurred again at 15,000 mi. this time the dealer repaired the front and rear brakes according to a tsb that had been issued. i thought my problems were over but in jan.'05 i nearly had an accident on the freeway that had it occurred would surely have resulted in loss of life or lives. i was traveling at 70 mph, allowing proper stopping distance when another vehicle cut in front of me and then slammed on their brakes. in turn i was forced to brake with full force. upon doing so, the anti-lock brakes took over and it took all the strength i had just to maintain control because of the violent shaking of the entire truck. after this near accident my truck has the vibration problem during braking again. i now have 43,000 mi. on my truck and being out of warranty the dealer says it will cost me $1700+ to correct the problem. what a poor engineering design toyota has in the tundra when a $30,000 truck has repeated brake problem while in warranty and now, after the warranty has expired, applying the brakes hard 1 time results in my having to spend nearly 1/15th of the total cost of the vehicle to repair a problem toyota has known exist in the tundra. i feel very strongly that toyota should be forced through a recall to remedy this design flaw. *jb
06/10/200230000503/15/2000
 When braking it caused excessive vibration within the front end. vehicle was taken to the dealer, who replaced the front rotors/ calipers/ pads, and the wheel bearing of larger size equipments.*ak. also, replaced hub and knuckle.*ak
07/13/200255000512/22/1999
 The braking systems on the 2000 tundra are insufficient to stop the bigger wheels. the calipers, brake pads, and rotors are too small so when brake is applied the rotors would warped and cause a tremendous vibration.*ak prior to seeking remedies from agencies, i tried to repair the problems numerous times but to no avail. i used slotted rotors, drilled rotors, and expensive pads but they all resulted in the same manner---violent vibration. after which i finally spoke to a toyota technician and he said the toyota replaced the braking systems from a 199 mm to a 241 mm. the calipers were updated from a 2-piston to a 4-piston. but the update only took effect for tundras with less than 50,000 miles. the consumers did not received any information about the defects until they took the truck in for break service. there was also no recalls because the nhtsa did not notice the problem. i would like toyota to update the truck with the bigger brake. this problem of hiding defects is becoming very worrisome. ford and firestone had it with the tires resulting in numerous fatalities as with mitsubishi. why does it take a fatality for manufacturers to correct the problem they know from the get-go?
01/10/200235000409/03/2001
 Brake rotors warping causing a vibration when brakes are applied. this seems to be a problem on early models of the toyota tundra there is a service bullent out for the problem but you are not told about it until the warranty has expired. i have replaced the rotors four times on this truck
09/01/20041
 While braking the vehicle vibrated. *nm the problem was due to a factory defect on the front rotors and calipers. *sc *jb
09/10/200455000105/28/2004
 Bought truck in may at 59,000 miles. service on brakes and rotors done at 55,000. truck now has 68,000 miles on it. severe vibration when braking. took to dealership rotors severly warped. $534.41 to repair. 9,000 miles is not many miles for rotors to warp!*ak
08/26/20043
 I have major vibration when applying my brakes on the 2000 toyota tundra. i have had 2 brake jobs done, resurfacing rotors, new pads. the problem reapeared after about 2 weeks. went back to brake shop and they said there is nothing they can do other than to continue to resurface or replace rotors, calipers, and pads. they also infromed me that they are aware of toyota service bulletins but, unless you are within the manufacturers warranty, the dealer will not fix the problem. if toyota acknowledges a defect in parts/design, how come they are not being held accountable for these repairs on vehicles that were manufactured prior to the bulletin releases? please, help us tundra owners who have been left out in the cold!*ak
08/22/20042
 The brake on my 2000 toyota tundra shake violently when applied. the rear drums were replaced along with new shoes and the front rotors were turned with new pads at 26,894 miles under warranty and at 60,000 i have had to have both reworked again. your organization should demand a recall for this problem.*ak
01/01/200235000406/24/1999
 My brakes have a design flaw resulting in severe vibration when applying the brakes. the brakes wear down very quickly and do not work very well- i have to downshift in order to help me stop. this is very dangerous. toyota put out 2 technical service bulletins ( br004-002,br003-02) . toyota will not remedy this very dangerous design flaw- help! *ak
08/16/20043000312/14/1999
 Brake rotors warp and cause severe vibrations. seems they were not designed for a truck this heavy.*ak
01/01/200122700309/01/1999
 Letter expressing dissatisfaction with toyota's customer service policies. (nar) *ph defective brakes on vehicle. *cb
06/16/200180001006/09/2000
 When the brake pedal is depressed pedal shimmies and shakes severely. the problem is worse when driving on an incline. turned the rotors twice in attempt to correct the problem. tsb 10003954 was issued. *ak rotors were turned by an independent mechanic not by a dealer. the dealership have refused repair on vehicle due to warranty issues. *la
04/07/2004208/16/1999
 Brake rotors have needed replacing several times since new because they warp. poor design flaw. o2 sensor replaced under warranty at close to 58k miles, then 2 more o2 sensors went out @ 103k miles. very expensive to replace... cost me $435. *ak i have complained to 2 different dealers that my front left wheel may have a bad wheel bearing, but they say they can't find anything wrong. all i know is it constantly squeaks and it has nothing to do with the brakes because the noise does not change when you apply the brakes or drive along down the road at slow or highway speeds.
12/10/200115000108/30/2001
 Brakes, warped brake discs. have had to replace brake pads on several occasions, as well as having my rotors turned and machined. all mechanics involved have explained that toyota has used inferior/defective brake components on tundra and seqouia vehicles since the 2000 model year. furthermore, it was explained that there should be a recall on these defective parts because of the severity of the problem and the overwhelming occurance of owner complaints. all mechanics have expressed that the replacement of original factory parts will not resolve the problem, and that these parts will only fail again within 6-10 months. the continuous warping of rotors causes severe shaking of vehicle during braking at any speed. this is dangerous and unacceptable. would like to think that toyota would accept their responsibility and replace the affected components, before someone is injured or killed as a result of failure of a notably defective manufacturer installed part or parts.*ak
03/17/2004570000
 2000 toyota tundra brakes shake violently. dealer admits there is a manufacturing problem, but will do nothing to fix it. fix for me to take care of it is around 2000.00 after looking online, i have found several hundred identical issues.
03/14/200444000103/10/2002
 I own a 2000 tundra with severe brake problems. i bought my tundra used with 38,000 miles from the dealer. since i've had it i put 67,000 miles on it, and 2 set of rotars, and have to resureface them ever 5,000 to 10,000 miles. i believe toyota should be responsible for the cost of the upgrade which is $1,700.00, also reimbursement of all cost associated with brake problems. there are so many other complaints about this problem i don't know why there is no recall. it is pathetic to think that someone will have to die before the goverment or toyota recalls all tundra's with bad brakes. *ak
63994
 When braking front of the vehicle vibrated. vehicle was taken to the dealer four times, and dealer has replaced the front rotors, pads, drums, and struts. *ak
12/17/2003400001
 Vibration occurs when front brakes are engaged. *ak
01/23/200133000206/01/2000
 While driving over 30 mph, when the brakes were pressed, the entire vehicle shuddered. the consumer's mechanic found that the rotors were out of round. the rotors were machined twice for this problem. the dealer was aware of the problem but did not inform the consumer. the manufacturer was not aware of the problem. *jb the vehicle was fixed two times for the same problem. it was found to be a brake system defect. toyota would not cover repair due to the vehicle being over 30k miles. the consumer requested reimbursement of the repair cost. *sc
11/01/200020000101/18/2000
 Warped rotors! have had them turned and pads replaced but came right back (severe pulsating and increased stopping distance). lot of money and time spent!*ak
11/09/200320000112/21/1999
 Toyota tundra brakes pulsate and the whole truck vibrates when stopping. dealer is unable to fix the problem.*ak
10/04/2003202/07/2003
 We own a 2000 tundra. we recently took it to the shop because the truck would shake when applying the brakes. the mechanic turned the rotors and replaced the pads. after about a week the shaking was back. we took it back to the same shop and the mechanic said this is a common problem he experiences with tundras. we are very weary about driving this vehicle as we use it primarily to drive our children from place to place. e've read similar complaints about the brakes on the tundras. it's unfortunate that someone has to die before a decision is made to fix this problem.*ak
10/24/2003103/15/2002
 I own a 2000 toyota tundra and i am experiencing extreme braking vibration. the vehicle was sold as factory certified. the pads have been replaced and the rotors turned. toyota and the dealership have been contacted on several occasions, both have stated that since my vehicle is beyond the mileage limits for the service bulletins that i had no recourse. my vehicle does fall within the range (vin number) for the toyota service bulletin. how can your organization, in good faith, continue to ignore a problem that is directly related to the safe operation of the vehicle? this is not a manufacturing issue, it is a safety issue! *la
10/09/20027000703/01/2001
 While driving at any speed, the brakes didn't stop vehicle at a safe distance. also, while applying the brakes, the vehicle would shake violently. the brake pads/rotors had been replaced three times. manufacturer had been informed of the problem.*ak *jb *nlm
04/18/200116583903/01/2000
 2000 toyota tundra braking problems.this truck has had the front brakes fixed 4 times and the back 4 times.it started at 16583 miles and has continued since.now at 63000 miles it will take $$3200$$ to they say fix the problem.i have already spent $$1500$$ on braking problems and still no fix. between toyota and customer service they don't help you they would rather argue about it than to fix this very dangerous problem. every 5000 to 10000 miles the brakes have been repaired at toyota dealerships .
07/04/200375000206/15/2003
 2000 toyota tundra pickup brake pulsation problem. have tried new front brake pads twice, and new front rotors once.he problem keeps coming back. know several people with the same problem on these trucks. in the mountains where i live this is very unsafe. toyota needs to recall these trucks and fix this problem!. *ak
07/29/200338000104/19/2000
 Brake vibration and excessive brake wear. brakes were serviced at about 38,000 miles due to severe vibration when braking. problem returned after a couple of weeks. brakes replaced again at 68,000 miles and vibration has again returned. there is a vibration and rough braking when slowing down from highway speeds.*ak
07/25/200320000204/25/2000
 I am a owner of a 2000 toyota tundra sr5. i have had my my brakes and rotors replaced twice within the last three years. every few thousand miles into a new set of brakes and rotors the truck begins to pulsate and vibrate under moderate braking situations, usually on freeways and highways. the sensation is rather scary and violent at times. i can not believe that a company so well respected as toyota would allow this problem to exist without offering any remedy or recall campaign. please record my consumer complaint and safety concern. thank you.*ak
07/24/2003360004
 Brake vibration on 2000 toyota tundra 2x4 sr5 extended cab. *ak
07/01/200332000310/17/1999
 When braking, the vehicle shakes violently. i have had the rotors replaced and it stops the problem for a short time (1-2 months) but problem persists. *jb
07/08/20031
 The rotors on my my tumdra are warped and this causes a pulsating in the baking of the vehicle. i have changed the rotors and that fixed it for about one month, the rotors are warped again.*ak
07/02/2003312/07/1999
 I am an original owner of a 2000 toyota tundra sr5 with 40,000 miles and i love it. my car started shaking problem since the first 5,000 miles and has had 3 brake jobs done by brake masters. the car is still vibrating.*ak when i was still under warranty i have called the local toyota dealer to schedule warranty repair but they would not admit any recall or other problems. however, they were willing to repair outside the warranty and yet did not promise that brake job will be satisfactory. i was told that rotors would be warped after 2,000  3,000 miles regardless of the repair job done. this makes me believe that it is a manufacturers defect and a flaw in the engineering design of this vehicle. a vehicle this new should not have routine brake problem continuously. after an extensive research, i found out that the newer models of the same truck are equipped with bigger calipers to absorb the vibration. this is an indication that toyota tundra 2000 should be recalled due to this defect. this outstanding problem (with many unhappy customers that can be found on the web) can create serious hazard on the road. i am requesting at this time to be referred to an authorized toyota dealer in order to have the upgraded brake system installed at the expense of toyota. please respond as soon as possible, since this kind of repair can not wait. here is the important information that you will need to make a referral: vehicle id: 5tbrt3415ys0344827 license plate: 6e73316
07/09/200365000108/24/2002
 Excessive pulsation from brakes causing unsafe braking condition. brake pads and rotors wear out and get warped very frequently.*ak
07/01/200365000108/24/2002
 2000 toyota tundra sr5 v8 access cab 4wd 66000 miles, brakes pulsate strongly when braking, causing unsafe braking.*ak
01/01/2000150000
 Pulsating brakes on toyota tundra since car was 3 months old. multiple warranty repairs performed, which temporarily cured problem. the truck is out of warranty now, and continues to have severe pulsating. i know many other tundra owners with the same problem. *nlm
06/19/20037450003/13/2003
 I own a 2000 toyota tundra. my complaint is very similar to many others, it concerns the front brakes of this vehicle. my brakes are warping under normal driving conditions and have been turned once, only to have the problem return in days. now i must have new rotors installed even though my brake pads are virtually new. since i bought this vehicle used, the used car warranty does not cover this problem. toyota is very aware of this issue but yet refuse to correct it. i believe they should be made to rectify this problem before someone get seriously injured or killed. *nlm
22000310/01/2000
 The vehicle experienced excessive brake failures. had to replace brake pads at 22000 miles and again at 40000 miles respectively. then, at 48000 miles, the entire brake system failed, and had to be rebuilt with new rotors/ calipers and pads. vehicle was experiencing extreme vibration when braking from speeds over 40 mph.*ak ph *jb
04/22/200335819007/11/2001
 2000 tundra serious front end vibration. discover rotors were warped after only 35,000 miles. dealer said it is not from excessive braking because pads were at 50%. toyota has been aware of the problem and has redesigned brakes for the vehicle and released several service bulletins on the matter. but now i an 4 months out of warranty and they are charging 1500 dollars for a repair that should be a recall. the vibration is a safety hazard and should be addressed. a vehicle this new should not have routine brake problems every 30,000 miles. the are quite a few unhappy tundra owners showing up on the net. *nlm
03/05/200115000011/05/1999
 Continuing brake vibration problem - spent $800+ and latest toyota tsb requires an expenditure of $1600+ to possibly fix problem. *nlm
05/06/200346000210/08/2001
 Brakes on 2000 toyota tundra failed, feel extremely unsafe, vibration when braking. brakes were redone under warranty at 30,000 miles and now at 46,000 miles need $2000, all new parts. *jb
02/10/20038000110/15/2000
 Brake vibrations/shudder/ bounce since about 8000 miles. i now have 45000 on the truck and i have had the truck in multiple times to fix vibrations i feel while braking. the dealership lead tech rode with me and felt the vibrations. they have performed several fixes has toyota released to no avail. i pull a large boat, and at times, i am not very confident in the brakes on my truck. not exactly the feeling you want when you're pulling 3700 lbs behind you! this will be a possible liability issue if an accident occurs. *jb
07/01/2002
 Brake rotors had a chronic warping problem. has had vehicle for 2 years, and had rotors replaced 6 times. dealer advised consumer that manufacturer was aware that rotors were inadequate.*ak
08/24/2000303/07/2001
 Consumer states that the front rotors have been replaced twice, and now needs to be replaced for a third time due to warpage, consumer was informed by mechanic that this is a known problem with the alloy chosen for the rotors.*jb
08/24/2000303/07/2001
 Consumer states that the front rotors have been replaced twice, and now needs to be replaced for a third time due to warpage, consumer was informed by mechanic that this is a known problem with the alloy chosen for the rotors.*jb
310/06/1999
 Brakes overheat on truck, replace front brakes rotors, at 40,000 miles brakes chattering and over heating and losing stopping power.
306/01/1999
 After putting a few thousand miles on truck, consumer would apply the brakes and steering wheel would vibrate in hands. brakes on truck have been changed twice. mechanic had indicated the problem was with the rotors.*ak consumer replaced rotors, drums, tires, shocks and balanced wheels, problems with warped drums and vibration still exist. *tt
12/01/19994
 When applying brakes there is pulsation in front rear tire. rotors and drums are wearing out prematurely. consumer has been to dealer 4 times for same problem.*ak
03/20/2000411/01/1999
 Brakes warp (front and rear) cause vehicle to shake violently when brakes are applied dealer repaired 3 times and then told me it was my fault - no more warranty repairs. since then i have talked to numerous people with same problem. toyota employees even acknowledge there is a problem. several complaints from other owners listed on the internet. vibration causes abs to activate prematurely - unsafe! *ak
05/18/2001301/01/2000
 Front rotors and rear drums are warping about every 15,000 miles requiring replacement of rotors, drums, shoes, and pads. this has been happening since the vehicle was new. several tsb's have been issued on this subject to no avail. my concern is that there is a design flaw in the brake system that may lead to either catastrophic or repetitive system failure which may in turn lead to personal injury or death. it is clear to me that the brakes are not properly designed and toyota should issue a recall to rectify. it is obvious that there is still a problem that has not been solved. if it not with the brakes, i would not be so alarmed.
06/15/2000204/01/2000
 Front rotors continue to warp under normal driving. dealer claims it is a normal wear item and doesn't want to replace.m *ak
 When brakes are applied abs brake system seized, causing total brake failure, nearly resulting in a collision . also, there are signs of metal chafings inside wheel well. cause has not been determined. please give any further details. *ak
03/16/200003/01/2000
 Brake pedal vibrates, brake rotors warp when they get warm. *ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DRUM
10/20/1999150001
 2000 tundra brake vibration issue; purchased as company truck oct 1999, took to dealer at 15k for brake vibration; states rotors and pads replaced but it never really got better, i just got used to it. could not constantly take truck in to loose for 2-3 days the dealer required so i began using my personal mechanic of years. personal mechanic replaced pads and turned rotors at 59k, personal mechanic changed 2 oxygen sensors at 67k (i heard those were recalled prior to 80k), personal mechanic became a nut case over these brakes at 88k, he replaced rotors, drums, pads and i still began to experience problems.... i knew my mechanic was sincere. i have just lived with it; i am now at 140k miles and a bit sick in stomach from the braking issues. i decided to have another area mechanic give it a go; while my truck is in shop i surf web and discover this has been a serious issue since i drove off the freaking lot with that truck. i've got receipts, not necessarily in order but i have them. thanks, carla. *tr
06/14/2006102000104/30/2004
 Dt*: the contact stated the front of the vehicle shook violently every time the brakes were applied, as a result of premature brake rotor warping. the brake rotors have to be turned every three to four weeks. the vehicle was taken to a service dealer who determined the design of the rear brakes caused excessive transfer of the braking load to the front brakes. there is a service bulletin, nhtsa item number br00302, concerning the rear drums. the service bulletin describes in detail the problem being caused by the rear drums as well as how to remedy the problem.
500011
 While applying the brakes the rear brakes locked up. driver was able to unlock them. vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic determined that the drums needed to be replaced, and replaced them three times, but the problem recurred. also, front brakes were replaced seven time due manufacturer's design flaw. *ak
63994
 When braking front of the vehicle vibrated. vehicle was taken to the dealer four times, and dealer has replaced the front rotors, pads, drums, and struts. *ak
09/24/2002306/01/2099
 Major brake pulsation, especially when slowing down at freeway speeds to exit. dealer has replaced the front pads, front rotors, rear shoes, rear drums, rear star wheel automatic adjusters. this is the third time since the truck was new that the brakes have started pulsating so bad that i'm becoming afraid to drive the truck at freeway speeds. toyota's tsb to fix the problems doesn't last any longer than 5,000 miles. ts
06/15/2001204/01/2001
 On 06/15/2001 my 2000 toyota tundra received warranty repairs as follows: replaced front rotors, front pads, rear drums, rear brake shoes, rear parking brake adjustment strut kits on both wheels. all work was necessary due to vibration during braking above 40 mph. classic toyota in round rock, texas did the warranty work and told me there was a tsb calling for the replacement of the parking brake adjustment struts. additionally, i was told this action would fix the vibration problems. my brakes operated smoothly for approx. 3,000 mi. my truck once again vibrates during braking conditions above 40 mph. this condition causes excessive vibrations that pose safety concerns, most especially in wet or hazardous driving conditions. i have spoken with the service department at classic toyota in round rock, texas and they have indicated there are other customers with repeat brake issues similar to mine. i inquired about a permanant solution issue from toyota and was told there isn't any information to support this. i frequent a tundra owners' website and have discovered this is a wide-spread problem. i am concerned about how long toyota will continue to replace affected brake parts before claiming it a wear issue. additionally, i am concerned about how this matter will be handled when my warranty expires. assistance with this issue would be appreciated. sincerely, scott esau.
12/01/200003/01/2000
 Rear brake adjusters had to be replaced with new design. according to dealer, they failed to adjust rear brakes, leaving braking only on front brakes. caused warping of rotors. dealer replaced front pads, rear shoes, machined rotors, drums, and installed redesigned rear adjusters. covered by service bulletin. failure resulted in severe sliding in snow/ice conditions. repair covered by service bulletin. i think this should have been a recall. had the rotors not warped (causing severe vibration on braking) i would not have known the problem. it was nearly impossible to stop in ice/snow. i know of another tundra owner--same problem and same complete brake system overhaul at low miles. thank you.
11/15/20004
 No summary listed for abov evehicle. *ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DRUM - DRUM
06/08/20017125
 Tl*the contact owns a 2000 toyota tundra. the contact was driving down an incline approximately between 35-45 mph, on normal road conditions. while pressure was applied to the brake the vehicle began to shake violently. the driver was able to continue in operation. the failure occurrences were during travel on; an downward incline, high rate of speed on a highway, and exiting from a ramp. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer on two separate occasions for the identical failures. the failure was contributed to warped rotors. the front rotors, rear drums and shoes were replaced. the failure continued after the repairs were performed on the vehicle. the vehicle has not been repaired at this time. the failure mileage was 7,125. updated 04-15-10 *bf
601/01/2000
 Vibrating brakes, dealer has replaced rotors and drums with shoes and pads six times now.*ak
04/01/2002
 Rear brake drums are warped, and there is pulsation inside of pedal. dealership is aware of problem.*ak
07/11/2002404/01/2000
 Rear drums warped...again. this is third set replacement. now these are warped. toyota will not honor continued support. last set replaced by ntb.*ak
10/20/2001209/01/2000
 My toyota tundra had warranty work performed on the front disc brakes and rear drum brakes @ 27,000 miles. now at 40,000 the vibration problem has come back, same as before. my truck is now out of warranty and toyota claims i have to pay for my next visit to the dealer....and for what, the same parts as before! i have read on many web sites (www.tundrasolutions.com) about the brake vibration problems with this truck i don't understand why there is not an investigation going on and why no recall??? i am very concerned because i use this truck daily in high traffic areas...about 100 miles a day. please help! *ak
02/01/2002210/01/2001
 Vehicle vibration, front disc warping and rear-drum failure. *ak
10/06/2001204/01/2000
 Contacted manufacturer after brakes were replaced and they were less than concerned. i am now awaiting another set of rear brake drums from the dealer to replace the faulty replacements that are currently on my vehicle. i am worried about my warranty running out before this problem is actually corrected! *ak
02/10/2001108/01/2000
 Manufacturer defect with rear brake drums and front rotors and pads. vehicle began vibrating badly when applying brakes. dealer replaced rear drum, front brakes and rotors at approx. 6000 miles. now at approx. 25k miles, same problem has returned. with only 11k miles more warranty left, will toyota continue to replace these defective components past the warranty? i think not. something needs to be done to force toyota to address this known problem.*ak
05/02/2001506/01/2000
 Drums have been replaced 3 times ,front rotors replaced 2 times, front pads replaced 2 times,replacedrear shoes1 time,replaced right side axle and studs,cut drums 2 times,cut rotors 1 time
12/01/19994
 When applying brakes there is pulsation in front rear tire. rotors and drums are wearing out prematurely. consumer has been to dealer 4 times for same problem.*ak
505/01/1999
 Rear drum and front disc brakes and rotors had to be replaced since date of purchase. vehicle vibrates when brake pedal is pressed. this happens on wet and dry roads.*ak brakes have been repaired five times.
06/01/2000204/01/2000
 Within 4000 miles of purchase of vehicle, it developed severe vibration during braking. vehicle currently has 28000 miles on it and is on its third full set of brake rotors and drums. new rotors/drums seem to only provide 1000-4000 miles of smooth braking before vibration sets in again. dealers fixing vehicle say vibration is due to heat induced warping of rotors and drums. once parts are warped, vibrations get so severe it feels almost as if the rear end of the vehicle is hopping up and down during hard braking. i believe this defect greatly increases critical stopping distance. manufacturer has not provided permanent fix for this defect, they have only replaced warped parts with new parts of same design. soon vibration sets in again. vehicle will soon be out of warranty.*ak
05/18/2001301/01/2000
 Front rotors and rear drums are warping about every 15,000 miles requiring replacement of rotors, drums, shoes, and pads. this has been happening since the vehicle was new. several tsb's have been issued on this subject to no avail. my concern is that there is a design flaw in the brake system that may lead to either catastrophic or repetitive system failure which may in turn lead to personal injury or death. it is clear to me that the brakes are not properly designed and toyota should issue a recall to rectify. it is obvious that there is still a problem that has not been solved. if it not with the brakes, i would not be so alarmed.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DRUM - SHOES/LININGS
08/22/20042
 The brake on my 2000 toyota tundra shake violently when applied. the rear drums were replaced along with new shoes and the front rotors were turned with new pads at 26,894 miles under warranty and at 60,000 i have had to have both reworked again. your organization should demand a recall for this problem.*ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
03/20/2010155000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2000 toyota tundra. the contact stated that while driving downhill and approaching a stop sign, the brakes would not engage. he was able to further inspect the vehicle and found severe corrosion and rust, destroying the brake lines. there was rust and corrosion covering the entire frame. the contact parked the vehicle and stated he would not drive due to a possible safety risk. the manufacturer was not contacted and the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and current mileages were approximately 155,000.
10/13/2008880001
 Tl*the contact owns a 2000 toyota tundra. while the contact was having his vehicle inspected, he was informed that there were 2 rust holes in the frame near the rear end of the vehicle. the vehicle has not been diagnosed by the dealer. the contact stated that the rear brake lines previously needed to be replaced due to rust. the current mileage was 88000 and the failure mileage was 85000. updated 11/9/09. *nj updated 11/10/09 *bf the brake lines had rusted and were leaking. the mechanic replaced both rear leaf springs. updated 11/10/09
07/01/2008801201
 Tl* the contact owns a 2000 toyota tundra. the vehicle was taken to the dealer and a technician concluded that the brake lines and the frame corroded which caused him to lose brake power and fluid. the brakes were replaced. the dealer informed him three weeks ago that they had to submit pictures of the frame failures to toyota and would contact him with a response. the failure mileage was 80,120.updated 11/13/09.*lj updated 11/17/09
06/14/200450000102/01/2000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2000 toyota tundra. the brake lines were repaired at the owners expense about 5 years ago. recently he noticed the brake light warning light illuminated on the instrumental control panel. the vehicle was taken to the dealer and the frame along with the brake lines were replaced because of corrosion. the failure mileage was 50000. the current mileage was 74000. updated 11/04/09. *lj the sway bar link was replaced. updated 11/06/09.*jb
07/07/200981500307/06/2000
 While driving down a gravel road the brake pedal went to the floor. i was able to slow the truck down by using the emergency brake pedal and shifting down. i took the truck to my local mechanic who replaced one of the brake lines at the rear brake valve but told me there was major rust and to see the dealer. i went to the toyota dealer in bristol tennessee and talked with them about the rust condition. they said the truck could not be repaired and they would consider a trade in but the truck would then be sold for salvage. they gave me $4,000 for the truck and i purchased a used tacoma.updated 10/21/09. *lj updated 10/20/09