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
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
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DRUM
BR0030209/16/2002635863Information on rear brake vibration. *tt11/01/2002

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 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.
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.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
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.
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.

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
SERVICE BRAKES
02/13/2013135000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 toyota tundra. the contact stated that while driving at various speeds and depressing the brakes, the brakes exhibited an abnormal increase in stopping time. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where they advised that the cable for the emergency brake was severely rusted, causing the rear brakes to fail. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was not contacted. the failure and current mileages were approximately 135,000. the vin was unavailable. kmj
02/13/2013135000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2002 toyota tundra. the contact stated that while driving at various speeds and depressing the brakes, the brakes exhibited an abnormal increase in stopping time. the vehicle was taken to the dealer where they advised that the cable for the emergency brake was severely rusted, causing the rear brakes to fail. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was not contacted. the failure and current mileages were approximately 135,000. the vin was unavailable. kmj
02/13/2013135000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2002 toyota tundra. the contact stated that while driving at various speeds and depressing the brakes, the vehicle would take longer than normal to stop. the vehicle was taken to the dealer. after diagnosis they advised him that the cable for the emergency brake was severely rusted which caused the rear brakes to fail. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was not contacted. the failure and current mileages were approximately 135,000. the vin was unavailable. tb
09/07/20121
 The 2002 toyota tundra has known issues with the front rotors and pads and service bulletin about the problem for corrections to be made. i complained to the dealer about the problem in 2003 with maybe 20,000 miles if that. the problem was corrected under warranty, that is, the rotors and pads were replaced, so i was told, but with the same problematic parts that were issued with the truck. the calipers, which have been reported as undersized for the vehicle, were not touched. eventually the shimmy becomes bad enough it negatively affects the brake system. toyota knew of the issue but did not follow through in truly correcting the problem. *tr
09/07/20121
 The 2002 toyota tundra has known issues with the front rotors and pads and service bulletin about the problem for corrections to be made. i complained to the dealer about the problem in 2003 with maybe 20,000 miles if that. the problem was corrected under warranty, that is, the rotors and pads were replaced, so i was told, but with the same problematic parts that were issued with the truck. the calipers, which have been reported as undersized for the vehicle, were not touched. eventually the shimmy becomes bad enough it negatively affects the brake system. toyota knew of the issue but did not follow through in truly correcting the problem. *tr
09/07/2012
 The 2002 toyota tundra has known issues with the front rotors and pads and service bulletin about the problem for corrections to be made. i complained to the dealer about the problem in 2003 with maybe 20,000 miles if that. the problem was corrected under warranty, that is, the rotors and pads were replaced, so i was told, but with the same problematic parts that were issued with the truck. the calipers, which have been reported as undersized for the vehicle, were not touched. eventually the shimy becames bad enough it negatively affects the brake system. toyota knew of the issue but did not follow through in truly correcting the problem.
09/07/2012
 The 2002 toyota tundra has known issues with the front rotors and pads and service bulletin about the problem for corrections to be made. i complained to the dealer about the problem in 2003 with maybe 20,000 miles if that. the problem was corrected under warranty, that is, the rotors and pads were replaced, so i was told, but with the same problematic parts that were issued with the truck. the calipers, which have been reported as undersized for the vehicle, were not touched. eventually the shimy becames bad enough it negatively affects the brake system. toyota knew of the issue but did not follow through in truly correcting the problem.
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR
06/04/2007010/05/2001
 I have a 2002 toyota tundra with a braking problem. i have had a vibration in the truck when breaking since we bought it new. i brought this problem to the attention of the two local toyota dealers, they both said that there wasn't anything wrong with the brakes. i just recently replaced the brakes and had the rotors turned. this did not help. it still vibrates and the brakes are spongy. i again talked to my local dealer and they finally said that they new that there was a problem with the brakes and it is very expensive to fix. of course they told me this after the warranty ran out. i have seen many other posts on this same issue, i believe an investigation is in order.
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR - ANTILOCK
150001
 Consumer complained about a brake problem. vehicle shook when brakes were applied. consumer had the brakes repaired at an after market brake shop. currently, toyota will not repair the brakes although vehicle was under warranty. *ak
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR - DISC - CALIPER
06/01/200565000110/01/2003
 When applying the brakes the vehicle will have a heavy vibration and extended stopping distance.
SERVICE BRAKES, AIR - DISC - ROTOR
06/01/200565000110/01/2003
 When applying the brakes the vehicle will have a heavy vibration and extended stopping distance.
05/23/2005530001
 My 2002 toyota tundra has vibration in the brake system. toyota tried to say it was normal wear after 50k miles to have warped rotors. never happen on any other vehicle i had. i spent $400 on there 60k mile inspection (when truck had only 52k miles and they checked brakes ok. then i drove off and boom vibration in front brakes. now they claim it is the rotors and
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
03/12/201291200
 Rear brake line had severe corrosion where it attached to the proportional valve. corrosion caused brake fluid to leak and brake failure.
03/12/201291200
 Rear brake line had severe corrosion where it attached to the proportional valve. corrosion caused brake fluid to leak and brake failure.
03/12/201291200
 Rear brake line had severe corrosion where it attached to the proportional valve. corrosion caused brake fluid to leak and brake failure.
03/12/201291200
 Rear brake line had severe corrosion where it attached to the proportional valve. corrosion caused brake fluid to leak and brake failure.
12/06/2011133000
 Any speed above 40mph produces a violent shake/wobble from the front end. going down a slope and /or applying the brakes makes the problem worse. this is the second time in 2 years that i have had to replace the rotors, calipers and pads at a considerable cost to myself. both times the symptoms were the same and the cause was the same. the plungers on the right front caliper sticks and causes the pad to maintain contact with the rotor and overheating it causing the rotor to warp. the warp in the rotor produces the shaking which is extremely unsafe. i don't tow or haul heavy loads, i don't drive excessively fast nor do i use excessive braking, still the problem recurs.
12/06/2011133000
 Any speed above 40mph produces a violent shake/wobble from the front end. going down a slope and /or applying the brakes makes the problem worse. this is the second time in 2 years that i have had to replace the rotors, calipers and pads at a considerable cost to myself. both times the symptoms were the same and the cause was the same. the plungers on the right front caliper sticks and causes the pad to maintain contact with the rotor and overheating it causing the rotor to warp. the warp in the rotor produces the shaking which is extremely unsafe. i don't tow or haul heavy loads, i don't drive excessively fast nor do i use excessive braking, still the problem recurs.
12/06/2011133000
 Any speed above 40mph produces a violent shake/wobble from the front end. going down a slope and /or applying the brakes makes the problem worse. this is the second time in 2 years that i have had to replace the rotors, calipers and pads at a considerable cost to myself. both times the symptoms were the same and the cause was the same. the plungers on the right front caliper sticks and causes the pad to maintain contact with the rotor and overheating it causing the rotor to warp. the warp in the rotor produces the shaking which is extremely unsafe. i don't tow or haul heavy loads, i don't drive excessively fast nor do i use excessive braking, still the problem recurs.
12/24/201053935
 Took my 2002 tundra to a local toyota dealer for a second time to inspect frame after being told by an independent licensed mechanic that my frame was perforated/rotted, the rear end housing was leaking, the spare tire hanger was broken,(tire missing), all heat shields were either broken,loose or missing and front brakes were in need of being replaced again. front brake rotors, pads and calipers were replaced 11/09/07. all of this had occurred since 05/06/2010 when the truck was last on his lift. harr toyota performed a frame inspection and verified all of the above failures. they also did the frame crossmember inspection in 01/10 and the truck passed. they specified that the frame failure was @lt rail/trans mt. they also said the rt ft sway bar link was broken, and noticed an exhaust leak. they declared that in spite of the frame failure it was safe to drive just don't do any offroading! so i guess that hitting a pothole would not be advised.! they told me that the brakes were unsafe, and not covered under any recall. i am very upset at the condition/value of my truck. i am also very upset that nhtsa is letting toyota get away with the warranty enhancement of replacing the frame only of these trucks. toyota and its dealers denied the rust problem for years. my problem started when the vehicle was still under warranty, and i was blamed for the failure. in the years that toyota has denied a problem with the tundra, the frame rust has infected, most if not all, of the truck. both bumpers are rotting off. the gas tank had to be patched (05/2010) because it was leaking fuel from a rust spot under one of the support straps. toyota will replace other compromised parts at the owners full expense. in my opinion they are using the frame replacement to generate part sales and repair business to help defer costs. nhtsa- please force a more comprehensive recall! !
12/24/201053935
 Took my 2002 tundra to a local toyota dealer for a second time to inspect frame after being told by an independent licensed mechanic that my frame was perforated/rotted, the rear end housing was leaking, the spare tire hanger was broken,(tire missing), all heat shields were either broken,loose or missing and front brakes were in need of being replaced again. front brake rotors, pads and calipers were replaced 11/09/07. all of this had occurred since 05/06/2010 when the truck was last on his lift. harr toyota performed a frame inspection and verified all of the above failures. they also did the frame crossmember inspection in 01/10 and the truck passed. they specified that the frame failure was @lt rail/trans mt. they also said the rt ft sway bar link was broken, and noticed an exhaust leak. they declared that in spite of the frame failure it was safe to drive just don't do any offroading! so i guess that hitting a pothole would not be advised.! they told me that the brakes were unsafe, and not covered under any recall. i am very upset at the condition/value of my truck. i am also very upset that nhtsa is letting toyota get away with the warranty enhancement of replacing the frame only of these trucks. toyota and its dealers denied the rust problem for years. my problem started when the vehicle was still under warranty, and i was blamed for the failure. in the years that toyota has denied a problem with the tundra, the frame rust has infected, most if not all, of the truck. both bumpers are rotting off. the gas tank had to be patched (05/2010) because it was leaking fuel from a rust spot under one of the support straps. toyota will replace other compromised parts at the owners full expense. in my opinion they are using the frame replacement to generate part sales and repair business to help defer costs. nhtsa- please force a more comprehensive recall! !
12/24/201053935
 Took my 2002 tundra to a local toyota dealer for a second time to inspect frame after being told by an independent licensed mechanic that my frame was perforated/rotted, the rear end housing was leaking, the spare tire hanger was broken,(tire missing), all heat shields were either broken,loose or missing and front brakes were in need of being replaced again. front brake rotors, pads and calipers were replaced 11/09/07. all of this had occurred since 05/06/2010 when the truck was last on his lift. harr toyota performed a frame inspection and verified all of the above failures. they also did the frame crossmember inspection in 01/10 and the truck passed. they specified that the frame failure was @lt rail/trans mt. they also said the rt ft sway bar link was broken, and noticed an exhaust leak. they declared that in spite of the frame failure it was safe to drive just don't do any offroading! so i guess that hitting a pothole would not be advised.! they told me that the brakes were unsafe, and not covered under any recall. i am very upset at the condition/value of my truck. i am also very upset that nhtsa is letting toyota get away with the warranty enhancement of replacing the frame only of these trucks. toyota and its dealers denied the rust problem for years. my problem started when the vehicle was still under warranty, and i was blamed for the failure. in the years that toyota has denied a problem with the tundra, the frame rust has infected, most if not all, of the truck. both bumpers are rotting off. the gas tank had to be patched (05/2010) because it was leaking fuel from a rust spot under one of the support straps. toyota will replace other compromised parts at the owners full expense. in my opinion they are using the frame replacement to generate part sales and repair business to help defer costs. nhtsa- please force a more comprehensive recall! !
12/24/201053935
 Took my 2002 tundra to a local toyota dealer for a second time to inspect frame after being told by an independent licensed mechanic that my frame was perforated/rotted, the rear end housing was leaking, the spare tire hanger was broken,(tire missing), all heat shields were either broken,loose or missing and front brakes were in need of being replaced again. front brake rotors, pads and calipers were replaced 11/09/07. all of this had occurred since 05/06/2010 when the truck was last on his lift. harr toyota performed a frame inspection and verified all of the above failures. they also did the frame crossmember inspection in 01/10 and the truck passed. they specified that the frame failure was @lt rail/trans mt. they also said the rt ft sway bar link was broken, and noticed an exhaust leak. they declared that in spite of the frame failure it was safe to drive just don't do any offroading! so i guess that hitting a pothole would not be advised.! they told me that the brakes were unsafe, and not covered under any recall. i am very upset at the condition/value of my truck. i am also very upset that nhtsa is letting toyota get away with the warranty enhancement of replacing the frame only of these trucks. toyota and its dealers denied the rust problem for years. my problem started when the vehicle was still under warranty, and i was blamed for the failure. in the years that toyota has denied a problem with the tundra, the frame rust has infected, most if not all, of the truck. both bumpers are rotting off. the gas tank had to be patched (05/2010) because it was leaking fuel from a rust spot under one of the support straps. toyota will replace other compromised parts at the owners full expense. in my opinion they are using the frame replacement to generate part sales and repair business to help defer costs. nhtsa- please force a more comprehensive recall! !
12/24/201053935
 Took my 2002 tundra to a local toyota dealer for a second time to inspect frame after being told by an independent licensed mechanic that my frame was perforated/rotted, the rear end housing was leaking, the spare tire hanger was broken,(tire missing), all heat shields were either broken,loose or missing and front brakes were in need of being replaced again. front brake rotors, pads and calipers were replaced 11/09/07. all of this had occurred since 05/06/2010 when the truck was last on his lift. harr toyota performed a frame inspection and verified all of the above failures. they also did the frame crossmember inspection in 01/10 and the truck passed. they specified that the frame failure was @lt rail/trans mt. they also said the rt ft sway bar link was broken, and noticed an exhaust leak. they declared that in spite of the frame failure it was safe to drive just don't do any offroading! so i guess that hitting a pothole would not be advised.! they told me that the brakes were unsafe, and not covered under any recall. i am very upset at the condition/value of my truck. i am also very upset that nhtsa is letting toyota get away with the warranty enhancement of replacing the frame only of these trucks. toyota and its dealers denied the rust problem for years. my problem started when the vehicle was still under warranty, and i was blamed for the failure. in the years that toyota has denied a problem with the tundra, the frame rust has infected, most if not all, of the truck. both bumpers are rotting off. the gas tank had to be patched (05/2010) because it was leaking fuel from a rust spot under one of the support straps. toyota will replace other compromised parts at the owners full expense. in my opinion they are using the frame replacement to generate part sales and repair business to help defer costs. nhtsa- please force a more comprehensive recall! !
10/15/200729000
 Brake problem. my vehicle shakes to the point the vehicle nearly loses control when slowing toyota is aware of problem but refuses to do anything about it. extremely dangerous at highway speeds when brakes are applied. have called but they refuse to do anything about it.
02/01/2010850001
 I have experienced excessive front suspension shaking when the brakes are applied to my 2002 toyota tundra. i have just a little over 100k miles but the shaking is getting worse. i have had my brakes pads changed in accordance with standards, i have rotated my tires as well. *tr
01/01/2010150001
 The brakes have a serious brake vibration when applied. it originally only happened when going down long grades but now it happens all of the time. the brakes and rotors have been replaced but that only fixes the issue for about 5k miles. *tr
07/08/20091200001
 2002 toyota tundra-brake line locked up due to rust. toyota quoted approximately 1300.00 to repair. *tr
02/01/2010150001
 Do your job nhtsa. the 2000-05 tundras have a brake problem. how many complaints do you need to recall an obvious safety problem that toyota has ignored? they are on the ropes now for some of the other problems that they have been ignoring for years. you can act tough and strike now, while they are unable to strike back. *tr
02/01/20101
 Approx every 3000 miles the rotors warp and have to be replace. it is a dangerous situation if traveling or pulling trailers. i do not do either and very careful with truck. still happens. dealer didn't do the tsb before i bought it with 16,000 miles on it. i don't put many miles on it so it was out of warranty when first had the problem. didn't realize it was a recurring problem until the second time i had to have it fixed. lots of forums on the same problem. no coop from toyota or dealers. *tr
05/30/2007350001
 2002 and 2003 toyota tundra brakes warp every 10,000 miles. i have owned a 2002 toyota tundra since it was new. at 35,000 miles, i began to experience a brake problem with violent shaking of the front end. my normal mechanic told me that it was warped front break rotors and they would have to be ground down flat. i did this and then experienced the same problem at approximately 45,000, 55,000 and 65,000 miles. i am now nearing 75,000 miles and the vibration is starting. i only drive about 10,000 miles a year and have had heavy loads on the truck about 5 times in the last 8 years. my mechanic showed me a set of instructions that mechanics had for upgrading toyota tundra breaks because of a design problem with undersized front disc brakes and drum brakes in the back after my last brake job. i contacted my toyota dealer and was told that brakes are generally covered and are considered routine maintenance. however, they were aware that the brakes on the 2002 -2003 tundras had a design problem and did not hold up properly. they continued that the brakes had been upgraded with a labor only charge for anyone who contacted them within the first 3 years or 36,000 miles. they also stated that this brake upgrade kit was no longer available as a kit and i would have to purchase the parts separately if i wanted to fix the problem. the cost of the parts is over $2000 without labor. the toyota 800 number told me i had no options because brakes are routine maintenance, period. currently, my only plan is to continue to have my rotors turned every 10,000 miles until i need new ones. hopefully other tundra owners will do the same or their safety will be greatly compromised. my front end suspension is also showing wear. *tr
12/22/2009815001
 Steering vibrates excessively every time when braking the vehicle at speed greater than 40 miles per hour. *tr
08/15/20091098101
 2002 toyotas tundra sr5 extended cab: on sunday 8/15/09 brakes failed and i evacuated vehicle because of smoke coming out of engine compartment. vehicle towed to repair shop, mechanic discovered that rack and pinion had rusted through and brake fluid caused the smoke as it burned on the engine block. the break lines did not fail it was a hole in the assembly through which the brake fluid escaped. very serious incident that could have resulted in an accident has it occurred while driving at speed, incident occurred while i was leaving my driveway. i called toyota on 8/21/09 to report failure and find out if there was recall, number called, 800-331-4331 ext 5, ref number for call 0908132654. toyota informed me that there was no recall. i am reporting this incident now, 11/25/09, in light of the recent recall for rusting frame member. my loss a brakes resulted from the corrosion of a component that my mechanic was surprised to see fail. this was a first during his 15 years working as a mechanic. *tr
11/07/2009846681
 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- i got under my 2002 toyota tundra trd sr5 extra cab to assess the rust this past weekend. i was dumbfounded! control arms, front wishbone, suspension brackets, and rear differential look like a shipwreck that's been under the sea for 100 years. the rear differential housing has rusted completely through and is leaking through the side of the housing! the spare tire holder is so rusted the wheel is about to fall off. all shields and safety guards have fallen off or will soon. i bought the truck new in nov of '01. it now has 84,000 miles. i've had all recommended services performed at the dealer.they never mentioned the rust although they do a safety inspection at every service. i've always washed off the salt in the winter. the body panels show no rust at all and the outside of the truck looks like new. i have taken excellent care of this vehicle. i had a chevy truck kept under the same conditions that after 15 years and 250,000 miles looked nothing like this. i cannot drive this truck in this condition. *tr
10/22/20091190001
 Upper ball joints, rear springs, brakes front & back, and manual transmission, and o2 sensors too! this is what i have been repairing and was not aware of all of the recalls on my truck! so far i have just repairing it until today, after hearing about the newest recall! i will be calling my dealer monday.... *tr
10/13/2009739001
 Front drivers side sway bar link is corroded through. no accident or injury but only because i knew what was going on after i saw the broken link and drove accordingly. after further investigation we find that the brake calipers are corroded beyond salvage and the frame has heavy rust in a number of areas. it is clear that this truck will be worthless in a few years due to the heavy corrosion and we will all be lucky if someone is not killed due to corrosion damage causing something to fall off and cause a wreck. *tr
05/28/2009600001
 I have had nothing but problems with my 02 tundra. .the truck shakes violently while braking i have had brakes and rotors replaced 3 times within 4 months i learned about this service bulletin through another website while learning that hundreds if not thousands of people are having the same problem. *tr
02/28/200686000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2002 toyota tundra. the vehicle was purchased in july of 2008. approximately six months later, the contact noticed that the brakes would pulsate when pressure was applied to the brake pedal. the vehicle was driven to the dealer and they stated that the vehicle had previously been repaired under recall. the mechanic also stated that the ball joints and rotors needed to be replaced. in addition, the ball joints were repaired due to a safety recall, but not the rotors. after the repairs were made, the vehicle was driven to a local repair shop where the rotors and brake pads were repaired. the manufacturer stated that the vehicle was not under recall for the rotors; therefore, they were not liable for the repairs. the nhtsa campaign id number was unknown. the current mileage was 108,000 and failure mileage was 86,000.
12/16/2008640001
 2002 toyota tundra front brake severe front end shimmy when braking,caused me to run off road into guard rail. toyota refused to admit to front brake problem when in warranty and now out. well documented problems with these calipers not enough deaths obviously to warrant recall. *tr
01/06/200330000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2002 toyota tundra. while driving approximately 35 mph or greater, the vehicle and steering wheel vibrated excessively when the brake pedal was depressed. suddenly, the front end began to shimmy without warning. the failure occurred while traveling at any speed. the vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection and they adjusted the rotors. the failure occurred seven more times without any resolution. the vehicle is currently being repaired. the vin was unknown. the failure mileage was 30,000 and current mileage was 110,000.
07/31/2008290341
 My 2002 toyota tundra limited extended cab 4x4, v-8, has a pulsating brake pedal since i took delivery of it on 2/1/02. every year when the truck was taken to the dealership for the pa.state safety inspection & emission inspection, i complained of this problem and on several of my dealer invoices this complaint is noted. at one point i took a tsb,(technical service bulletin) into the service manager and showed him that toyota had a problem with the front brake pads,calipers, and rotors on the tundra trucks,(2000 thru 2005).the original front brake pads,calipers and rotors were too small for this size truck causing the brakes to heat up and warp the rotors. toyota was trying to correct the problem by offering an updated front brake kit, which consisted of larger pads and calipers. i was told by the service manager that my truck already had this updated brake kit installed. this was absolute lie on his part because after reviewing the tsb and looking at the pictures of the old style pads and calipers verses the updated pads and calipers, it was obvious that my tundra had the old style and tsb was dated 9/12/02 and my truck was taken delivery of on 2/01/02. on 7/7/08, i took my tundra to the dealer for inspection and was told by the service manager that my truck needed brake pads and new rotors because of the pulsation caused by rotors. he told me that toyota had a problem with these brakes because they were to small for this size truck. my total bill for the pad,rotor,and inspections came to $498.84. when i told the dealership about the brake tsb on my truck they said it did not qualify for the tsb and there was nothing they could do.. have documented proof that indeed my truck did qualify for the tsb. i called toyota customer assistance and all i got from them was a lot negative attitude and they told me it was a dealer problem. basically, they told me togo scratch. this brake problem is going to lead to heated brakes that will not stop the truck. *tr
02/21/2006627771
 Front brake rotors continually warp on 2002 toyota tundra. have had rotors surfaced two times and replaced pads three times. brought this up to dealer during warranty period and was informed that this was not a warranty issue. *tr
05/12/2008300001
 Brakes wear out prematurely and vibrate when applying the brakes. no accident, just defective materials or bad engineering that should be corrected. brakes are too small to adequately stop the vehicle. toyota needs to recall and put larger brakes in to adequately stop the vehicle before accidents happen. *tr
12/21/200712500307/08/2002
 I have had a problem with the brakes on my 2002 toyota tundra pulsating upon brake application since about 12k miles i have had the rotors turned, installed slotted rotors but nothing seems to work. i am at the end of my rope. these brakes shake so violently that they are starting to scare me to even use the truck. *tr
07/21/2007400001
 Toyota has a design problem with the front brakes on 2002 tundras. front brakes vibrate when applied. there are multiple tsbs on this problem, but toyota will not perform the tsb 092302 without my paying $2310, to fix their design problem!!!!!!!*jb
12/01/20021000010009/01/2002
 Tl*the contact owns a 2002 toyota tundra. while driving 40 mph, the vehicle vibrates when the brakes are applied. the contact stated that the wear on the tires is abnormal and the vehicle fails to remain aligned. the brakes and lower ball joints were replaced, but the vibration still persists. the contact stated that toyota is not properly repairing the vehicle. the vehicle operates normally every two to three months, but the failure always recurs. he is constantly having to rotate the tires and align the vehicle. the failures have been occurring since the year the vehicle was purchased. the vin and engine size were unknown. the current mileage is 84,000 and failure mileage was 10,000.
06/04/200724000112/12/2001
 When applying brakes at speeds above 50 mph a shaking occurs in the front brakes, stopping distance is increased and controllability is harder to maintain. took vehicle to toyota dealer in town, and he said the brake system needed overhauling, and that there were two technical service bulletins br004-02 and br003-2 detailing the problem and fix. due to the fact that the truck was out of warranty, it would cost. *ak
08/20/200211611304/22/2002
 Addendum to my odi 10150678: my reference to1/5/2006 napa repair was to no avail. larger tundra pads alone do not solve the violent downhill braking problem that so many others also describe. 2/20/2006 mileage 35,800. 3/07/2007 mileage 41850. as can be seen driving in colorado terrain is being done most reluctantly.*jb
01/01/2003107/19/2002
 I own a 2002 toyota tundra that has a manufacturer's defect in the braking system. this defect causes the front rotors to warp, which in turn causes my truck to shake violently during breaking and also hinders overall braking ability. after having my brakes serviced several times, i learned that toyota has issued a technical service bulletin addressing the defect in the braking system of my model truck and detailing how to fix the problem. the cost of said repairs exceeds $2000. i find it absurd that toyota recognizes the defect but refuses to execute a recall for the braking system. basically, the consumer is left with three options: 1) pay $2000+ to repair a manufacturer's defect; 2) pay for brake service about every 2 or 3 months; or 3) drive a vehicle with poorly functioning brakes. i, along with many others who have experienced the same problem as i, am currently driving a vehicle with poorly functioning brakes, because i cannot and will not afford the cost of either of the first two options. it remains beyond my understanding how toyota can get away with recognizing the problem with their vehicles but not atone for their poor craftsmanship. additionally, many other owners have reported that, while their vehicles were under warranty, their toyota service facility blamed the brake problem on individual braking habits. however, after their warranty expired, they informed them of the defect and offered to fix it at full cost. ridiculous. *jb
10/26/200613000104/17/2002
 2002 toyota tundra. brakes are not big enough for truck. truck vibrates badly when stopping. this will be my fourth set of brakes in less than 92,000 miles. toyota knows they have a problem with the brakes but refuse to do anything about it. sometimes i wonder if the truck will stop when i leave the interstate. *nm
08/20/20020104/22/2002
 Vehicle purchased 4/22/2002. all of the pulsating, vibration while braking downhill (as described by so many in the preceding 21 complaints under component service brakes. hydraulic), occurred on: 8/20. 2002-warranty week., 5/1, 2003-more warranty work, finally on 1/5/2006 went to napa auto repair and finally paid for a sensible analysis of the problem and so far a good braking experience. current mileage is 35,800 miles!! i hope that somewhere in this complaint i will be able to share the reasoned analysis by napa regarding unsized front pads before i run out of space: larger pads for sequoia installed. sequoia has 4 wheel disc brakes-curb wt. 5280. tundra-curb wt. 4518. tundra rear brakes-drum. smaller pads in front than sequoia. initial problems seemingly develop when rear drum shoes wear down unevenly thereby putting more wear on small front discs. no failures or deaths or injuries to report--(sorry) but only because most of us slow down before the inevitable occurs! warranty work on the two described occasions is listed as:f. disc 1-sd gnd comb:opposite side rear brake drum (one side) r&r opposite side in may, 2003 at 11,611 mi.: replaced calipers per tsb, resurfaced front rotors, rear brake drum r&r, strut set (2) parking brake. replaced rear brake drums. i hope that my experience will generate some manufacturer recognition and admission to their problem. thank you, i.l. turner. *jb
09/09/20051034611
 Consumer complaint regarding 2002 toyota tundra. the vehicle makes noise when turning left. the vehicle was taken to the dealer who determined that five of the lug nuts were loose due to stress. 5 of the lugs were left loose. one stud broke and one lug nut was holding the wheel in place. *ts the consumer noticed that the tire were worn and asked the service manager to have them checked. it was determined that they were indeed worm and the tires were replaced. after the tires were replaced the consumer notice a problem with the front end that was not there prior to the tire replacement. the dealer replaced all 6 lug nuts, 1 stud and cap which was installed incorrectly. the brakes were replaced at 20000 miles and 90000 miles. about 6000 miles after the last brake service the consumer notice a pulsation when the brakes were applied. the vehicle was taken back to the dealer where they replaced the rotors. *nm
07/01/20026000507/01/2002
 I have had multiple problems with my 2002 tundra trd 4wd. i have had it in more than 4 times for the brakes vibrating/pulsating and looks like i will be taking it in again as they are starting to vibrate again!! reno toyota has always done all the maintenance on it and keep trying to say it is my fault the brakes are bad and the rotors are warping. they replaced the rear axles a couple of months ago but i had to pay the $50 deductible. they also had to install a gasket on the crossover for the engine coolant as the factory never installed it. the ac doesn't get cool enough to cool the interior. whistling noise but don't know where it is coming from...sounds like coming from side mirrors??? i replace the wheels recently because of vibration because the wheels were warped. always have excessive brake dust on front wheels. transmission feels and sounds like it is slipping all the time. rough idle after warm up. i bought it new in july 2002 and now have 69400 miles on it. most of which are highway miles with no towing ever...no heavy hauling ever. am too afraid to drive it off-road because of all the brake problems...nevada=mountains=cliffs=death...i am not ready to risk my life or my grandchildren so will not even let me ride with me anywhere. *nm
07/01/2005303/19/2002
 2002 toyota tundra developed problems with the brakes.*mr the consumer stated she had the truck fixed several times for vibration, spongy brakes, extended stopping distance and pulling to the right. the dealer continued to replace the drums, resurface the rotors and replace the pads but the problem continued. the right rear axle seal was leaking for the second time. *jb
06/18/200566227503/19/2002
 Dt:contact complained about brake problems. when the brake were applied they were spongy and it required extended time/distance for the car to stop. the brakes have been replaced several times every 3-4,000 miles. the front and rear brakes were changed in 3/2005. *ak *nm
04/13/2005410001
 During a routine service the front rotors were found to be defective, as well as the rear drums. *nm
12/01/2004590002
 Brakes are defective, the pulsation of the brakes is critical and dangerous. *bf the consumer stated that apparently there was a service alert concerning the pulsating brakes of this vehicle good up to 36000 miles. the consumer had the brakes redone at 59000 miles before he received the alert. at 83000 miles the pulsation of the brakes became dangerous again. the consumer would like to know what recourse to take in reference to the defective brakes. *tc
10/21/20042034104/27/2002
 Vehicle has excessive vibration/shaking when braking, especially downhill, and most notably at speeds between 40-50 mph. repair attempts have been made at 20,341 miles and 24,312 miles replacing calipers, rotors and drums, as well as attempts at resurfacing badly warped rotors/drums. condition still exists at current mileage of 28,128 miles. fear that this is a dangerous condition that will result in loss of handling, control, traction or may lead to an accident if brakes fail to stop the vehicle. as this also does not appear to be an isolated case, this condition is likely to affect vehicle reputation and (re-sale) value as well.
05/06/20045000011/17/2001
 Vibration near front of 2002 toyota tundra access cab, most noticeable at 25-40mph without and with brakes applied. the vibration duration oscillates in direct proportion to the vehicle speed. and lasts from once per two seconds to twice per second. have taken to dealer (don jacobs, wi) 4 or 5 times without satisfaction. dealer has not been able to diagnose the cause, and recommended new tires to circumvent the wisconsin lemon law, which allows consumers to return a vehicle if the problem cannot be alleviated after multiple attempts to be corrected. problem less noticeable after replacement of tires, but has since gotten worse. not an engine problem, as i have shifted into neutral to vary the engine speed with no change in the symptoms. i have owned 3 other toyotas prior to this one, but i believe this will be my last unless i receive some satisfaction. i submitted the vehicle problem to toyota on a survey they sent me and have never received a reply. i guess they don't want our continued business.
04/07/20048000112/19/2002
 While driving at any speed and applying the brakes. pedal went to the floor, resulting in extended stopping distance. also, front right wheel smoked and locked up. *ak at 8,000 miles, vehicle intermittently screeched and smoke came out from right front. brakes still operates; however, it has extended stopping distance. also found where leak on the braking system. dealer stated that vehicle fell under general maintenance. *la
30001
 Consumer complained about a braking system problem. rotors warped every 3000 miles, causing front end to shake when braking. *ak
02/22/2003110/10/2002
 2002 toyota tundra.....violent shaking occurs when brakes are applied. dealer has no solution or corporation doesn't recognize the problem. feel that vehicle may be unsafe to drive. *jb
03/18/20039000112/28/2001
 When the brakes were applied from any speed the pedal nearly went to the floor. the consumer feels that this is a safety problem. the dealer and another mechanic informed the consumer that this is normal. the manufacturer is aware of the problem. *nm *jb
02/12/2004500011/10/2001
 Recurring brake vibration problems with 2002 toyota tundra access cab v8. calipers and rotors were replaced under a service bulletin, but problem comes back.
01/07/20041
 While driving 65 mph driver applied brakes and pedal went to the floor. this caused the driver to skid into a meridian strip barrier. driver maintained control of the vehicle, and was able to drive to the dealer for analysis. the mechanic could not resolve the problem. *ak
08/15/200325000104/14/2002
 Brakes began shaking about two months after i first bought the truck. i went on an extended road trip and at one point, when going down a grade, my brakes began to shake so violently that i thought i might lose control. i had to pull of the road and inspect my brakes! when i returned from my trip, i replaced the pads and turned the rotors. this was about 2 months ago, and i am beginning to experience the same problem. *la
09/24/200312000108/29/2002
 Vehicle vibrates when brakes are applied at freeway speeds. i have taken the vehicle to two dealerships, six different times and problem is still there. the following has been replaced several times. rotors, calipers, bearings, rear drums and brake pads. the rotors have been replaced twice because they warped in two weeks time. last dealer told me that their tech. could not find what the problem was and that someone from toyota would have to come test drive with me. i am concerned that the vibration will become a safety issue. *jb
09/18/2003350001
 2002 toyota tundra 43,000 miles has a severe vibration when braking at any speed, steering wheel shakes side to side and i feel like i'm going to lose control of the vehicle. dealer (rockland toyota) acknowledges the problems and will not pay for repair since i'm past the warranty period of 36,000 miles. *jb
05/01/20024200201/01/2002
 The brakes on my 2002 tundra started vibrating when pressure applied after about 400 miles. dealer repaired the problem. now the brakes are vibrating again. will have to return to the dealer. *jb *scc ****dimsii ivoq entry posted after 12/12/02 cut-over to artemis*****764848
04/04/200323000203/31/2002
 40 mph. driving down lookout mountain. riding the brakes. shaking so bad, i thought i might wreck. scared me and my family very much. dealer will not fix under warranty. dealer fixed brakes 12,000 miles ago. truck has 24,000 miles on odometer. heard from other tundra owners this is a very common problem. *jb
01/03/2003500007/10/2002
 Brake pedal fades to floor when sitting in stop position
10/22/2002
 Consumer states that when applying the brakes the vehicle will have a heavy vibration and extended stopping distance. dealer notified. mr
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - ANTILOCK
07/20/20053800010/24/2001
 Brakes on 2002 toyota tundra defective. brakes vibrate excessively.
05/10/200539000112/27/2002
 1.excessive break vibration during stoping. thought to at first related to tire balance. 2.front brake rotors warped from heat buildup and improper ventilation. 3.contacted local toyota service department. advised of (toyota tsb #br004-02 brake upgrade) authorizing replacement of: dust shields, front rotors, calipers,pads,rear drums,and pads. toyota refuses to repair with mileage being 41,000 as truck is not in warrenty. toyota would like to repair for $1803.25. toyota would not comment on why i was not advised of this problem before warrenty expired. as of now, have contacted toyota southeast and issue not resolved. tundra will now have to be repaired out- o-f pocket, as break failure is imminent, and safety is compromised. independent mechanic suggest replacing rotors with performace cooling disc and ceramic pads to minimize warping.
10/01/2004150001
 When braking, the consumer felt a vibration coming from the front end. *jb the rotors were warped. *sc
05/18/2002
 Consumer applied brakes at 55 mph, brakes locked up, consumer lost control of vehicle, and went into a ditch. damage to vehicle unknown at this time, no injury.*ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS
10/21/20042034104/27/2002
 Vehicle has excessive vibration/shaking when braking, especially downhill, and most notably at speeds between 40-50 mph. repair attempts have been made at 20,341 miles and 24,312 miles replacing calipers, rotors and drums, as well as attempts at resurfacing badly warped rotors/drums. condition still exists at current mileage of 28,128 miles. fear that this is a dangerous condition that will result in loss of handling, control, traction or may lead to an accident if brakes fail to stop the vehicle. as this also does not appear to be an isolated case, this condition is likely to affect vehicle reputation and (re-sale) value as well.
08/08/20031500412/15/2001
 Toyota tundra 2001 and 2002 model years. brakes: front disc rotors and rear drums warp and are out of round. causes moderate to severe vibrations when braking. braking at highway speeds very dangerous due to severe vibrations and near loss of control.
05/29/2003410/04/2002
 Experiencing a noticable shake in the front end when braking from 50-40 mph. this has been going on since i purchased the truck in oct 2002. i have brought the truck to the dealer numerous times. they have replaced the front and rear rotors and drums without any luck.
12/04/2001
 When vehicle is fully loaded brakes will overheat when applied while going down a hill.also, automatic transmission will not go into correct gear, resulting in more excessive brake application.*ak
02/23/2002511/24/2002
 When applying brakes vehicle pulsates, brake system has been replaced three times. rotors are warped, and pads worn unevenly. dealership is aware of problem.*ak consumer also states the rear drum rotors warped.*jb
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC
12/22/200632000106/08/2002
 Breaks on toyota tundras are defective and toyota knows about it as stated in tsb #br004-02. my front brakes have worn out prematurely. the only reason that i have not experienced the problem sooner is that i mainly use the truck for occasional long distance highway trips. i am experiencing vibration when applying the brakes and they wore out prematurely. numerous other customers have complained about this issue as well. based on some of these additional complaints, toyota is doing everything possible to avoid fixing the problem. please refer to these additional complaints posted on this blog: http://www.consumeraffairs.com/automotive/toyota_tundra.html. *nm
01/09/200432000208/16/2002
 Manufacturer refuses to service faulty brake system while under warranty - 2002 toyota tundra 2/03-i took my 2002 toyota tundra to a dealership in scottsdale, az (right toyota) with concern over brake pulsation. the mileage on my vehicle was 32,000 miles. the dealer informed me that my truck was due for a 30,000 mile service interval and checking brakes was normal procedure. i received an invoice noting my front brakes were 90% worn & rear brakes were 40% worn. the dealership offered to replace the front pads for $400. i declined and had my brakes serviced elsewhere 1/13/04-i took my truck to a second dealership in phoenix, az (camelback toyota) for the 60,000 mile service interval. the dealer performed the service and in the process of checking the brakes noted the entire brake system should have been replaced due to two technical service bulletins (#br004-02; #br003-02) the condition of the rotors and drums were warped, with excessive wear. the dealer wanted to replace the brake system. they said that the required service should have been performed under warranty with the tsbs. the mileage limit on those tsbs was 3 years or 36,000 miles. since i was over the mileage requirement, yet had originally brought my truck in for this exact problem prior to 36,000 miles toyota offered to cover the parts if i paid the $1,100.00 in labor. i refused because this problem was alerted to toyota prior to 36,000 and was mis diagnosed as worn pads i called toyotas corporate services number at 800-331-4331 with all the details of this case. they have refused assistance. toyotas internal reference number for this is 200401090758. i have documentation (the 30kmile service invoice) that notes i had brake issues prior to the expiration of the tsb warranty covering the brakes. it has been provided to camelback toyota, and the factory is aware of the issue, yet they still refuse to honor their own policy for replacing a brake system that is unsafe. *cb
302101
 When brake pedal was depressed it made a squeaking noise, and front end vibrated. as a result, vehicle failed to stop immediately. this caused extended stopping distance. the dealership replaced the front brakes due to excessive brake deterioration. they also adjusted the rear brakes because they began to warp.*ak
209/01/2001
 Brake rotors were warped. no recall notice from dealer problem universal with this make and model. dt
01/17/20023
 While driving state speed limit heard a knocking on front end of vehicle while applying brakes. *ak *tt
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC - CALIPER
09/18/20076000105/05/2002
 Vehicle purchased 5/2002. brakes pulsating & vibration while braking have resurfaced numerous times, had front rotors replaced and then resurfaced again after the replacement, yet the pulsating and vibrations continue to recur approx 3-6 miles after any repair work. problem seems to be rear drum and front discs not working cohesively. front discs have all the breaking burden. no failures yet or injuries because we are so worried that we brake far ahead of time to ensure we stop on time with all the vibration and shimmying going on. *jb
12/22/200632000106/08/2002
 Breaks on toyota tundras are defective and toyota knows about it as stated in tsb #br004-02. my front brakes have worn out prematurely. the only reason that i have not experienced the problem sooner is that i mainly use the truck for occasional long distance highway trips. i am experiencing vibration when applying the brakes and they wore out prematurely. numerous other customers have complained about this issue as well. based on some of these additional complaints, toyota is doing everything possible to avoid fixing the problem. please refer to these additional complaints posted on this blog: http://www.consumeraffairs.com/automotive/toyota_tundra.html. *nm
06/24/200520002004/20/2002
 This compliant is applicable to toyota tundra trucks ~2000 to 2003 models. a very strong brake vibration felt through-out the vehicle coming down mountain passes (i live in colorado). even with the appropriate down-shifting the brake vibration is frightening causing the driver to wonder if the vehicle will be able to be slowed after a while. this is a known defect to toyota motor corp and is addressed in the toyota service bulletin br004-02 and is only addressed upon complaint by the customer and then again only at no charge if the vehicle is within the warranty limitations. the fix is a design change in the form of repalcement of the front caliper assembly and the front rotors. the rear drums might also have to be replaced with drums of greater mass and rigidity, according to the tsb br004-02
10/21/20042034104/27/2002
 Vehicle has excessive vibration/shaking when braking, especially downhill, and most notably at speeds between 40-50 mph. repair attempts have been made at 20,341 miles and 24,312 miles replacing calipers, rotors and drums, as well as attempts at resurfacing badly warped rotors/drums. condition still exists at current mileage of 28,128 miles. fear that this is a dangerous condition that will result in loss of handling, control, traction or may lead to an accident if brakes fail to stop the vehicle. as this also does not appear to be an isolated case, this condition is likely to affect vehicle reputation and (re-sale) value as well.
08/14/20045796309/27/2002
 (1) on 7/30/03 at 5796 miles, only 10 months after purchasing a 2002 toyota tundra (9/27/2002), i experienced a violent vibration during light braking at speeds of 45-60 mph. 2) concerned for my and other motorists' safety, i took it in to the kirkland toyota dealership. (3) kirkland toyota completed the front brakes campaign and replaced the following under op code br2005: calipers, brake pads, wheel bearings, backing plate, turn rotors, and tubes. they also bled the brakes and torqued the wheels. (1) on 8/13/04, at 10494 miles, i noticed that the violent vibration had returned. (2) concerned for my and other motorists' safety, i took it in to the kirkland toyota dealership again. (3) kirkland toyota test drove the vehicle and found the tsb on rear brake vibration, op code 472151 combo code a. the service dept. relaced both rear drums. (1) the following day, 8/14/04 i test drove the vehicle and discovered that the violent vibration during light braking had increased, now occurring on both grades and flat surfaces. (2) my next step is to contact the dealership again, but i am not encouraged that a solution will be found. *ak
01/09/200432000208/16/2002
 Manufacturer refuses to service faulty brake system while under warranty - 2002 toyota tundra 2/03-i took my 2002 toyota tundra to a dealership in scottsdale, az (right toyota) with concern over brake pulsation. the mileage on my vehicle was 32,000 miles. the dealer informed me that my truck was due for a 30,000 mile service interval and checking brakes was normal procedure. i received an invoice noting my front brakes were 90% worn & rear brakes were 40% worn. the dealership offered to replace the front pads for $400. i declined and had my brakes serviced elsewhere 1/13/04-i took my truck to a second dealership in phoenix, az (camelback toyota) for the 60,000 mile service interval. the dealer performed the service and in the process of checking the brakes noted the entire brake system should have been replaced due to two technical service bulletins (#br004-02; #br003-02) the condition of the rotors and drums were warped, with excessive wear. the dealer wanted to replace the brake system. they said that the required service should have been performed under warranty with the tsbs. the mileage limit on those tsbs was 3 years or 36,000 miles. since i was over the mileage requirement, yet had originally brought my truck in for this exact problem prior to 36,000 miles toyota offered to cover the parts if i paid the $1,100.00 in labor. i refused because this problem was alerted to toyota prior to 36,000 and was mis diagnosed as worn pads i called toyotas corporate services number at 800-331-4331 with all the details of this case. they have refused assistance. toyotas internal reference number for this is 200401090758. i have documentation (the 30kmile service invoice) that notes i had brake issues prior to the expiration of the tsb warranty covering the brakes. it has been provided to camelback toyota, and the factory is aware of the issue, yet they still refuse to honor their own policy for replacing a brake system that is unsafe. *cb
07/09/200316500111/15/2001
 Improper front brake caliper size, which causes warping of the front brake disc ,and subsequent serious steering wheel vibration of my 2002 toyota tundra. toyota is declining to issue an official recall of the defective brake components, and dealers have been uncooperative in fixing this problem. i hope no one has to be injured for toyota to take this seriously.*ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC - PADS
01/10/200325000410/18/2001
 There was pulsating from the front disc brakes when stopping. *tr
04/20/200750000407/09/2005
 Tl*the contact owns a 2002 toyota tundra. the contact stated that the brake system has a design flaw. he can depress the brake pedal as hard as possible but the rear brakes do not engage. this failure causes the front brakes to overwork and damage several rotors. the contact changed the brake pads four times in almost four years. the brakes fail more at higher speeds (55 mph) and it is more difficult to stop the vehicle when the road is wet. the current mileage is 88,000 and failure mileage was 50,000.
12/22/200632000106/08/2002
 Breaks on toyota tundras are defective and toyota knows about it as stated in tsb #br004-02. my front brakes have worn out prematurely. the only reason that i have not experienced the problem sooner is that i mainly use the truck for occasional long distance highway trips. i am experiencing vibration when applying the brakes and they wore out prematurely. numerous other customers have complained about this issue as well. based on some of these additional complaints, toyota is doing everything possible to avoid fixing the problem. please refer to these additional complaints posted on this blog: http://www.consumeraffairs.com/automotive/toyota_tundra.html. *nm
08/06/20025466104/24/2002
 My brakes have had recurring severe vibration problems almost since new. it got bad enough for the dealership to replace my rotors, drums, pads, shoes and bearings two times in the first 13700 miles, as well as turning the rotors and drums at other times. the last time we test drove the truck, it started doing it again with the toyota customer relations manager along for the ride. at that time he advised filing a complaint with toyota for arbitration. with the track record of this vehicle being what it is, i don't think the problem can be corrected to my satisfaction.*ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DISC - ROTOR
04/24/200887457109/23/2004
 My 2002 toyota tundra had the front brakes replaced 7,000 miles ago. when braking the truck shudders and shakes. i was told that the rotor is warped. the toyota dealer says this is a problem due to me driving hard on the brakes. this is false. i am very easy on the truck. now simultaneously the check engine light went on. the toyota dealer says the catalytic converter needs to be replaced. the cost of the part alone is $1,000.00 all this after i dealt with a problem with this truck in 2005. back then, at 58,000 miles, the engine threw a rod and the entire engine had to be replaced. is this truck a lemon or what? i am not hard on my vehicles. i own a 1994 honda accord that has 250,000 miles. i expected the same from toyota. i am very disappointed in the toyota tundra. why i am having to pay for new brakes 7,000 miles after replacing the front brakes? why is the catalytic converter failing? someone needs to hold toyota accountable for these problems. instead toyota wants to blame the consumer and say the consumer is at fault due the way the consumer is driving. *tr
03/09/2008111/12/2006
 Last year i purchased a 2002 toyota tundra. nothing but trouble with the front brakes and rotors. burt toyota, the dealership where it was purchased, acts like nothing is wrong and will do nothing about it. now, i have learned that this is a problem with most, if not all, tundras. they make larger rotors and brakes for the front at the cost of $2000 with labor. why should toyota not be responsible for such an critical part of the vehicle? do we need a few deaths before people look further into this tundra nightmare? to date, 16 months, i have spent money on shocks, drums, rotors, brake pads, alignments, tires, balancing of tires, and my time sitting on my butt waiting for the work to get done, only to find nothing has changed. now i see the tundra forms of complaints of the same problems that go on forever. why is toyota not held liable for this? please help us! *tr
09/18/20076000105/05/2002
 Vehicle purchased 5/2002. brakes pulsating & vibration while braking have resurfaced numerous times, had front rotors replaced and then resurfaced again after the replacement, yet the pulsating and vibrations continue to recur approx 3-6 miles after any repair work. problem seems to be rear drum and front discs not working cohesively. front discs have all the breaking burden. no failures yet or injuries because we are so worried that we brake far ahead of time to ensure we stop on time with all the vibration and shimmying going on. *jb
11/30/20014
 I bought my 2002 tundra new and experienced brake vibration almost immediately. the dealer said that the vibration happens when it is cold (bought in nov 2001) and it is normal. i did not believe this logic, then the dealer said there was nothing wrong with my vehicle and refused to do any work on it under warranty (but was willing to work on it if i paid; go figure). five years later the problem is getting worse and had to replace my pads several times. stopping distance on the highway is getting longer and more dangerous. i see here that i'm not the only one experiencing these issues. what is the nhtsa waiting for to initiate an investigation? for a bad accident to occur and someone dies?
12/22/200632000106/08/2002
 Breaks on toyota tundras are defective and toyota knows about it as stated in tsb #br004-02. my front brakes have worn out prematurely. the only reason that i have not experienced the problem sooner is that i mainly use the truck for occasional long distance highway trips. i am experiencing vibration when applying the brakes and they wore out prematurely. numerous other customers have complained about this issue as well. based on some of these additional complaints, toyota is doing everything possible to avoid fixing the problem. please refer to these additional complaints posted on this blog: http://www.consumeraffairs.com/automotive/toyota_tundra.html. *nm
10/15/20061
 I was driving about 30 mile per hour when my brake started to vibrate violently. after carefully inspected, i found that three studs were broken, two from the front left and one from the front right. a friend of mine, an auto mechanic, said that the studs might have been broken due to uneven wear of the rotors and loosen of the nuts. well, i have been complaining about my rotors warping too fast to the dealer, but i was told that brake system is not covered by the warranty. i brought this problem up several time, but the same thing answer was given to me. recently, i went back to the dealer and told the service manager about the incident. there i found out that all the complaints i made to the service department were not documented. i was told that they only documented if work orders were written. that means i have to pay them to document. the manager said he may considered replacing my brake system if the problem was documented before. toyota has heard and read hundreds of complaints about this brake problem. this problem is a safety issue and it should not be ignored. *nm
09/30/200547000306/25/2005
 About two months after purchase. the vehicle would shake when the brakes were applied. the vehicle was taken to the dealer; a service technician said the rear drums were probably out-of-round. drums were resurfaced and brakes were good - for about two more months. problem recurred - taken back to dealer. shoes replaced. brakes good for 2 more months. problem recurred - dealer wouldn't do anything since out of warranty. taken to an independent shop where drums and rotors were machined. brakes were good for about two more months. truck again shakes when brakes are applied. the problem is ongoing. *jb
02/08/200650001112/15/2001
 My brakes have had squealing and since the vehicle was purchased. i was told it was dirty rotors and it couldn't be fixed. at about 12,000 miles it began to vibrate when braking. i was told the brakes were showing some wear, but it was normal. at the 15k mile check i again reported the vibration. again i was told it was normal wear. now at 23,000 miles i learned of a tsb issued for the vibration problem on my vehicle. when i took the vehicle to the dealer i was told i need a brake job, but the tsb only covers vehicles under 36,000m and 3 ears. my vehicle is over 3 years so i am told the tsb does not apply. *jb
03/06/200651000310/01/2004
 Dt*: the contact stated the front disc rotors are defective. the rotors overheat and warp. the vehicle has been repaired twice. the first time the rotors were replaced. the second time the rotors were turned. when the brakes are applied the whole front end vibrates. the dealer informed the contact there was a service bulletin out to correct the problem which consists of replacing the current rotors with bigger ones, but the repair only applied to vehicles under warranty, therefore no repairs were made.
01/02/20051
 Front brakes are making my vehicle shake when i apply the brakes. *nm
09/19/200530000009/30/2002
 I have a 2002 toyota tundra, access cab. starting at approx. 30,000 miles, the brakes began to vibrate when applied. condition has progressively worsened, and now the truck front end shimmies considerably when applying the brakes. this creates a dangerous condition, particularly when driving down hill or in traffic. *nm
08/18/200527200109/30/2002
 From day one when i purchased my toyota tundra on 9/30/02 i have had a problem with the brakes. i brought the truck back 2 days later to tell the salesman that i felt that the brakes shuttered when the vehicle was driven in city traffic conditions and braking distance was increased the more that i drove the vehicle. they checked the truck that day and i was told that it was fine. now, almost 3 years later with only 27,000 miles the brakes are worn and the rotors have to be replaced. the dealer says that the brakes are not covered but they might replace the rotors. i see that there is a history with the rotors warping and causing the pads to fail prematurely. i don't understand how toyota can sit back with a blind eye when clearly there is a problem with the braking system. *nm
08/17/200535000411/28/2001
 Purchased 2002 toyota tundra nov 2001. jan 2004 vehicle would shake badly when brakes applied at 40+ mph. was told needed brakes replaced/rotors turned. needed rotors turned again dec 2004 and again june 2005. now aug 2005 same problem. with fast stops on freeway this shaking causes control problems which is a safety issue.*jb
05/05/200520000105/14/2002
 I own a 2002 tundra that has the brake vibration (warped rotors) problem now at 50,000 miles. the truck had 20,000 miles when the problem first surfaced and then took it to the dealer and got fixed, but the problem off course started again around 40,000 miles and when i contacted the dealer they told me that toyota will only cover the problem till 36,000 miles. this is a universal problem for this model. *jb
06/25/20053
 I own a 2002 toyata tundra. i, like many, as i am now finding out, am plaged by the same braking problems that so many are experiencing. before the 36,000 mi warranty went out i took the rruck to my dealer and they said that there was a service bulletin on the brakes. they replaced rotors, and calipers. after a while the same vibrating came back again. i took it back again and they turned the rotors and said that fixed the problem. since the warranty has run out , i have replaced the rotors twice and new pads every time. i love my truck but there is no dobt that they have a problem. i just need a solution, along with so many other tundra owners!!
10/21/20042034104/27/2002
 Vehicle has excessive vibration/shaking when braking, especially downhill, and most notably at speeds between 40-50 mph. repair attempts have been made at 20,341 miles and 24,312 miles replacing calipers, rotors and drums, as well as attempts at resurfacing badly warped rotors/drums. condition still exists at current mileage of 28,128 miles. fear that this is a dangerous condition that will result in loss of handling, control, traction or may lead to an accident if brakes fail to stop the vehicle. as this also does not appear to be an isolated case, this condition is likely to affect vehicle reputation and (re-sale) value as well.
01/07/200333000311/16/2001
 Toyota tundra 2002 the rotors keep warping, have had everything replaced 3 times, toyota has admitted there is a defect but will not fix it unless we pay them $3000.00, will toyota wait until this defect kills someone before they do a recall? *nm
05/16/200235001001/03/2002
 Front rotors warping numerous times since the purchase of the vehicle. approximately every five thousand miles.*ak
01/15/200419165207/28/2002
 Toyota tundra truck has recurrent brake problems with warping of the rotors. *ak
11/01/2002107/12/2002
 I have a problem with the brakes on a 2002 toyota tundra,the dealer has attempted repair numerous times but the problem remains. shaking and bouncing when the brakes are applied.*ak
04/06/200415000402/18/2002
 I own a 2002 tundra v8 sr5 4wd. i began experiencing brake vibrations around 15,000 miles. i have had the truck into warranty service at least four times with no resolution. twice they told me they could not reproduce the problem. i am very frustrated and disappointed. i am a devoted toyota customer and i am considering trading in the vehicle for another manufacturer. *ak
01/06/200422000105/11/2002
 Brakes have been squeaking and vibrating. called dealer. dealer is aware of the problem and willing to fix under warranty.*ak
01/09/200432000208/16/2002
 Manufacturer refuses to service faulty brake system while under warranty - 2002 toyota tundra 2/03-i took my 2002 toyota tundra to a dealership in scottsdale, az (right toyota) with concern over brake pulsation. the mileage on my vehicle was 32,000 miles. the dealer informed me that my truck was due for a 30,000 mile service interval and checking brakes was normal procedure. i received an invoice noting my front brakes were 90% worn & rear brakes were 40% worn. the dealership offered to replace the front pads for $400. i declined and had my brakes serviced elsewhere 1/13/04-i took my truck to a second dealership in phoenix, az (camelback toyota) for the 60,000 mile service interval. the dealer performed the service and in the process of checking the brakes noted the entire brake system should have been replaced due to two technical service bulletins (#br004-02; #br003-02) the condition of the rotors and drums were warped, with excessive wear. the dealer wanted to replace the brake system. they said that the required service should have been performed under warranty with the tsbs. the mileage limit on those tsbs was 3 years or 36,000 miles. since i was over the mileage requirement, yet had originally brought my truck in for this exact problem prior to 36,000 miles toyota offered to cover the parts if i paid the $1,100.00 in labor. i refused because this problem was alerted to toyota prior to 36,000 and was mis diagnosed as worn pads i called toyotas corporate services number at 800-331-4331 with all the details of this case. they have refused assistance. toyotas internal reference number for this is 200401090758. i have documentation (the 30kmile service invoice) that notes i had brake issues prior to the expiration of the tsb warranty covering the brakes. it has been provided to camelback toyota, and the factory is aware of the issue, yet they still refuse to honor their own policy for replacing a brake system that is unsafe. *cb
08/08/20031500412/15/2001
 Toyota tundra 2001 and 2002 model years. brakes: front disc rotors and rear drums warp and are out of round. causes moderate to severe vibrations when braking. braking at highway speeds very dangerous due to severe vibrations and near loss of control.
08/06/20025466104/24/2002
 My brakes have had recurring severe vibration problems almost since new. it got bad enough for the dealership to replace my rotors, drums, pads, shoes and bearings two times in the first 13700 miles, as well as turning the rotors and drums at other times. the last time we test drove the truck, it started doing it again with the toyota customer relations manager along for the ride. at that time he advised filing a complaint with toyota for arbitration. with the track record of this vehicle being what it is, i don't think the problem can be corrected to my satisfaction.*ak
06/01/200322100103/15/2002
 Severe vibration in braking at low and high speeds. *ak
10/01/2002407/15/2001
 The consumer is concerned at this time because when he applies the vehicle's brakes it shakes at vibrates, the rotors have been replaced every 4000 miles because they warp. the dealership is aware of the problem, the consumer can hear a buzzing noise from the engine area when in reverse and driving, the noise is more apparent when the vehicle is warn. mr *nlm *dt
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DRUM
09/30/200547000306/25/2005
 About two months after purchase. the vehicle would shake when the brakes were applied. the vehicle was taken to the dealer; a service technician said the rear drums were probably out-of-round. drums were resurfaced and brakes were good - for about two more months. problem recurred - taken back to dealer. shoes replaced. brakes good for 2 more months. problem recurred - dealer wouldn't do anything since out of warranty. taken to an independent shop where drums and rotors were machined. brakes were good for about two more months. truck again shakes when brakes are applied. the problem is ongoing. *jb
02/02/2005111000609/10/2001
 While driving 70 mph, the transmission stalled. the vehicle was towed. dealership repaired the problem. *ak the driver heard and felt a loud bump in the rear of the vehicle. the engine continued to run but the vehicle would not move when the consumer applied the gas pedal. there was rear end grease leaking from the right side rear showing on the wheel and tire. the mechanic stated that there was no connection between the rear brake, rear end leaking grease, the drive shaft and the failure of the transmission. the brakes were a major problem, the cruise control never kept speed or smooth, the left lower front ball joint had a catastrophic failure that caused the entire wheel, brake line and all essential components on the left side of the vehicle to come loose. the consumer requested reimbursement. *sc the brakes were a problem on the vehicle, and the drums were replaced. *jb
10/21/20042034104/27/2002
 Vehicle has excessive vibration/shaking when braking, especially downhill, and most notably at speeds between 40-50 mph. repair attempts have been made at 20,341 miles and 24,312 miles replacing calipers, rotors and drums, as well as attempts at resurfacing badly warped rotors/drums. condition still exists at current mileage of 28,128 miles. fear that this is a dangerous condition that will result in loss of handling, control, traction or may lead to an accident if brakes fail to stop the vehicle. as this also does not appear to be an isolated case, this condition is likely to affect vehicle reputation and (re-sale) value as well.
01/09/200432000208/16/2002
 Manufacturer refuses to service faulty brake system while under warranty - 2002 toyota tundra 2/03-i took my 2002 toyota tundra to a dealership in scottsdale, az (right toyota) with concern over brake pulsation. the mileage on my vehicle was 32,000 miles. the dealer informed me that my truck was due for a 30,000 mile service interval and checking brakes was normal procedure. i received an invoice noting my front brakes were 90% worn & rear brakes were 40% worn. the dealership offered to replace the front pads for $400. i declined and had my brakes serviced elsewhere 1/13/04-i took my truck to a second dealership in phoenix, az (camelback toyota) for the 60,000 mile service interval. the dealer performed the service and in the process of checking the brakes noted the entire brake system should have been replaced due to two technical service bulletins (#br004-02; #br003-02) the condition of the rotors and drums were warped, with excessive wear. the dealer wanted to replace the brake system. they said that the required service should have been performed under warranty with the tsbs. the mileage limit on those tsbs was 3 years or 36,000 miles. since i was over the mileage requirement, yet had originally brought my truck in for this exact problem prior to 36,000 miles toyota offered to cover the parts if i paid the $1,100.00 in labor. i refused because this problem was alerted to toyota prior to 36,000 and was mis diagnosed as worn pads i called toyotas corporate services number at 800-331-4331 with all the details of this case. they have refused assistance. toyotas internal reference number for this is 200401090758. i have documentation (the 30kmile service invoice) that notes i had brake issues prior to the expiration of the tsb warranty covering the brakes. it has been provided to camelback toyota, and the factory is aware of the issue, yet they still refuse to honor their own policy for replacing a brake system that is unsafe. *cb
302101
 When brake pedal was depressed it made a squeaking noise, and front end vibrated. as a result, vehicle failed to stop immediately. this caused extended stopping distance. the dealership replaced the front brakes due to excessive brake deterioration. they also adjusted the rear brakes because they began to warp.*ak
08/06/20025466104/24/2002
 My brakes have had recurring severe vibration problems almost since new. it got bad enough for the dealership to replace my rotors, drums, pads, shoes and bearings two times in the first 13700 miles, as well as turning the rotors and drums at other times. the last time we test drove the truck, it started doing it again with the toyota customer relations manager along for the ride. at that time he advised filing a complaint with toyota for arbitration. with the track record of this vehicle being what it is, i don't think the problem can be corrected to my satisfaction.*ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DRUM - DRUM
11/01/2002107/12/2002
 I have a problem with the brakes on a 2002 toyota tundra,the dealer has attempted repair numerous times but the problem remains. shaking and bouncing when the brakes are applied.*ak
08/08/20031500412/15/2001
 Toyota tundra 2001 and 2002 model years. brakes: front disc rotors and rear drums warp and are out of round. causes moderate to severe vibrations when braking. braking at highway speeds very dangerous due to severe vibrations and near loss of control.
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DRUM - SHOES/LININGS
09/18/20076000105/05/2002
 Vehicle purchased 5/2002. brakes pulsating & vibration while braking have resurfaced numerous times, had front rotors replaced and then resurfaced again after the replacement, yet the pulsating and vibrations continue to recur approx 3-6 miles after any repair work. problem seems to be rear drum and front discs not working cohesively. front discs have all the breaking burden. no failures yet or injuries because we are so worried that we brake far ahead of time to ensure we stop on time with all the vibration and shimmying going on. *jb
01/09/200432000208/16/2002
 Manufacturer refuses to service faulty brake system while under warranty - 2002 toyota tundra 2/03-i took my 2002 toyota tundra to a dealership in scottsdale, az (right toyota) with concern over brake pulsation. the mileage on my vehicle was 32,000 miles. the dealer informed me that my truck was due for a 30,000 mile service interval and checking brakes was normal procedure. i received an invoice noting my front brakes were 90% worn & rear brakes were 40% worn. the dealership offered to replace the front pads for $400. i declined and had my brakes serviced elsewhere 1/13/04-i took my truck to a second dealership in phoenix, az (camelback toyota) for the 60,000 mile service interval. the dealer performed the service and in the process of checking the brakes noted the entire brake system should have been replaced due to two technical service bulletins (#br004-02; #br003-02) the condition of the rotors and drums were warped, with excessive wear. the dealer wanted to replace the brake system. they said that the required service should have been performed under warranty with the tsbs. the mileage limit on those tsbs was 3 years or 36,000 miles. since i was over the mileage requirement, yet had originally brought my truck in for this exact problem prior to 36,000 miles toyota offered to cover the parts if i paid the $1,100.00 in labor. i refused because this problem was alerted to toyota prior to 36,000 and was mis diagnosed as worn pads i called toyotas corporate services number at 800-331-4331 with all the details of this case. they have refused assistance. toyotas internal reference number for this is 200401090758. i have documentation (the 30kmile service invoice) that notes i had brake issues prior to the expiration of the tsb warranty covering the brakes. it has been provided to camelback toyota, and the factory is aware of the issue, yet they still refuse to honor their own policy for replacing a brake system that is unsafe. *cb
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - DRUM - WHEEL CYLINDERS
08/14/20045796309/27/2002
 (1) on 7/30/03 at 5796 miles, only 10 months after purchasing a 2002 toyota tundra (9/27/2002), i experienced a violent vibration during light braking at speeds of 45-60 mph. 2) concerned for my and other motorists' safety, i took it in to the kirkland toyota dealership. (3) kirkland toyota completed the front brakes campaign and replaced the following under op code br2005: calipers, brake pads, wheel bearings, backing plate, turn rotors, and tubes. they also bled the brakes and torqued the wheels. (1) on 8/13/04, at 10494 miles, i noticed that the violent vibration had returned. (2) concerned for my and other motorists' safety, i took it in to the kirkland toyota dealership again. (3) kirkland toyota test drove the vehicle and found the tsb on rear brake vibration, op code 472151 combo code a. the service dept. relaced both rear drums. (1) the following day, 8/14/04 i test drove the vehicle and discovered that the violent vibration during light braking had increased, now occurring on both grades and flat surfaces. (2) my next step is to contact the dealership again, but i am not encouraged that a solution will be found. *ak
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC - FOUNDATION COMPONENTS - MASTER CYLINDER
07/24/2002
 Consumer states brake pedal feels spongy and there is extended braking distance. dealer determined the master cylinder fluid heats up and causes the brake shoes and drums to warp. front and rear shoes and drums have been replaced 3 times. dealer also replaced the rear axle and bearings, were affected by this braking problem. ts