An excellent pickup truck, Tundra is comfortable, quiet, handles relatively well and has a super smooth powertrain. It also performs towing and hauling tasks admirably. Good offset-crash-test results are a considerable plus. A crew cab with optional stability control was added to the lineup for the 2004 model year.
Alerts
There are 7 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit,
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.

Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS available, standard from 2003. ESC available from 2004, standard from 2007. Side and head protection air bags available from 2005, standard from 2007.
Road Test

An excellent pickup truck, Tundra is comfortable, quiet, handles relatively well and has a super smooth powertrain. It also performs towing and hauling tasks admirably. Good offset-crash-test results are a considerable plus. A crew cab with optional stability control was added to the lineup for the 2004 model year.

Seating
3 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
4WD , Rear
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
extended cab
regular cab
Transmissions Available
  • 5-speed Manual
  • 4-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 3.4-liter V6 (190 hp)
  • 4.7-liter V8 (245 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2000 Toyota Tundra owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

“Because of salt use on roads in Minnesota, rust problems around the fenders by the wheel are inevitable. Molding came loose and had to be reattached”

Anonymous, MN (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Minor collisions with the rear bumper led to minor problems which have been corrected on and off with each side of the bumper”

Paul G., CA (2000 Toyota Tundra Unsure 3.4-L V6)

“Trim on front wheel well fell off”

Michael N., WI (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

“Very thin paint. Peeling on roof”

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)

“Paint on the hood and the top front of the Tundra flaked and faded”

Lynnda W., FL (2000 Toyota Tundra Unsure 4.7-L V8)

“fading”

John D., OR (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“clear coat paint started pealing. Dealer denies any problem with original paint but claims car was repainted which it hasn't been”

Anonymous, AZ (2000 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)

“I let the paint deteriorate especially from some stuff dripping from overhead tree branches and made no effort to correct it (the protecting part of the paint remained). My last truck I worked so long and hard to maintain the appearance but it was f”

Paul G., CA (2000 Toyota Tundra Unsure 3.4-L V6)

“Mainly on the top of the cab the paint is pretty thin in areas, hood would be the next worst spot”

Anonymous, TN (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“paint fading”

Allan F., FL (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“clear coat peeling on all plastic body parts”

Ronnie W., FL (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“the base paint is fine but the clear coat peeling off”

Anonymous, AB (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“This area is adjacent to the rust around the wheel well”

Joseph B., MA (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 3.4-L V6)

“Paint fading, peeling within the first two years. Has worsen over the years. I have noticed several Tundras 2000-2001 with similar paint issues. I think Toyota did a bad job on the paint and should have done a recall on it. I've seen too many that l”

Anonymous, NV (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“CLEAR COAT BAD”

Johnny C., CA (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“paint peeling on both rear wheel wells around trim”

Steve S., OH (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Fading and clear coat peeling from fender and roof edges”

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“The paint closest to the wheel - large pieces have chipped off”

Anonymous, WI (2000 Toyota Tundra Unsure 3.4-L V6)
Rust

“Very thin paint, chips and then rusts on roof. Have rust under front of hood. Poor rust protection from factory. Various bolts, etc. have rust”

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)

“Was recalled for rust. Toyota installed new frame body. Even the new frame has detreated. There is possibility this July it will not pass due inspection due to poor structural integrity. Note: New frame was installed poorly. Wires were pinched had to pay for extensive rework”

Richard P., PA (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Frame has been replaced under warranty. Rust has caused problems with steering components, brakes, body, and bumper”

Grace H., MN (2000 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)

“Rust on truck bed over the wheels”

Anonymous, IL (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“bed of truck rusting (excessively)”

Anonymous, VA (2000 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)

“Front fenders, rust where the mud flaps are attached. Replaced the fenders”

Robert A., MI (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“rear bumper, frame.wheel wells”

Clifford M., IL (2000 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)

“The body is rusting so badly (bed, wheel wells, under the door) that I can't get it inspected without putting in thousands worth of body work”

Anonymous, VT (2000 Toyota Tundra Unsure 4.7-L V8)

“Rust began to bubble up under the paint on the rear quarter panel this past year”

Anonymous, KY (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“I have a lot of rust unearth the vechile”

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“The areas around the front grill and back bumper have some slight rust”

Anonymous, MN (2000 Toyota Tundra Unsure 3.4-L V6)

“The whole frame was replaced under a recall but the pick-up bed is rusting out where the frame made contact”

Alan G., PA (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Rust along wheel wells”

Michael N., WI (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Rust around the wheel wells”

Robert O., IN (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Front and rear bumpers severely rusted through”

Anonymous, NJ (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Slight rust around rear fender well on passenger side”

Joseph B., MA (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 3.4-L V6)

“Very thin paint chips easily on roof, rust under front of hood due to poor ventilation of front of hood area and parking by beach.Poor rust prevention coatings from factory under paint. Thin paint protection on under carriage”

Howard G., CA (2000 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)

“The truck was supposed to have special anti rust body”

Mary M., VT (2000 Toyota Tundra Unsure 4.7-L V8)

“RUST CAUSING THE PAINT TO PEEL. RUSTED THROUGH IN A FEW OF THE AREAS. DRIVER'S DOOR LOWER FRONT CORNER, ABOVE EACH REAR WHEEL WELL, FORWARD LOWER CORNER OF THE CARGO BOX, AND LOWER REAR CORNER OF EACH FRONT WHEEL WELL”

Matt D., MI (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

“eng trouble light has signaled Caltalytic converter problem since purchase in 2013 at 60,000 miles”

Dennis F., OR (2000 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)

“Developed small leak beside oxygen sensor. Have not repaired yet”

Anonymous, MB (2000 Toyota Tundra Unsure 4.7-L V8)

“Harmonic resonator leaking”

Robert A., MI (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Two sensors fell off at different times”

Anonymous, MA (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“exhaust pipe rusted through in multiple places requiring patching”

Alex L., NY (2000 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)

“Both sides had cracked and had to be replaced”

John D., OR (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“has been cracked & leaking since purchase in 2013 at 60,000 miles”

Dennis F., OR (2000 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)

“On two occasions, I had to replace an exhaust manifold due to a crack”

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Both exhaust manifolds have cracked in area next to engine due to type of alloy used for manifold which could not function at operating temperature in early Tundra models”

Anonymous, NM (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Loose/rattling heat shield

“The heat shield has rusted enough that the bolts holding it up weren't working anymore”

Anonymous, MN (2000 Toyota Tundra LTD Unsure)

“muffler failed”

Robert A., MI (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“muffler rusted through”

Anonymous, NH (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Pipes

“Pipes ahead of the muffler split”

Grace H., MN (2000 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)

“rusted holes”

Anonymous, IA (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“They had to be replaced”

Ralph W., MI (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“muffler and pipe one piece system”

Robert A., MI (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

“Calipers seized and had to be replaced”

Anonymous, OR (2000 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)
Master cylinder

“Purchase Two M.C. before I got one that was sat”

Anonymous, NC (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Parking brake

“The pivot rusts and prevents the brake from being released”

Anonymous, ME (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 3.4-L V6)

“Poor pivot design. Freezes either off when not used or on when used. Can't be used on a regular basis”

Anonymous, ME (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 3.4-L V6)

“Ebrake has never really held my truck in place like it should since new”

Anonymous, PA (2000 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)

“Rotors keep warping have been turned and replaced multiple times. Dealer will not acknowledge there is a know design flaw”

Anonymous, WA (2000 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)

“constantly replacing them”

Amy A., FL (2000 Toyota Tundra Unsure 4.7-L V8)
Squeaking

“We had never replaced the brakes on our truck and finally needed to due to normal wear and tear”

Anonymous, MN (2000 Toyota Tundra LTD Unsure)
Antilock system (ABS)

“vibration when braking”

Anonymous, TX (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Don't recall”

Anonymous, NH (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Normal brake wear on pads”

Anonymous, WA (2000 Toyota Tundra Unsure 4.7-L V8)

“Got a front brake vibration after about 20000 miles”

Anonymous, FL (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“brakes on these were not designed correctly and calipers warped over and over. They should have been recalled. Had to replace both from brake assemblies - just a brake job won't fix it”

Steve K., WA (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“This model year has always has poor functioning and poor wearing disc brakes”

Anonymous, NM (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Bushings

“worn out. replaced”

Michael I., MA (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“bushings needed to be replaced”

J R., PA (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Steering rack replacement”

Anonymous, ME (2000 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)

“Power steering unit slight leak”

Anonymous, ME (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Front shocks are not cheap to buy or have installed, certain high end performance shocks will not fit it is necessary to use yellow bilstein replacement OEM type shocks which are adequate”

Alexis D., CO (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Replaced the front torsion (sway) bar linkage at home for $85; dealer torqued correctly for $50 more”

James G., VA (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Broken leaf spring”

Jason B., MN (2000 Toyota Tundra Unsure 4.7-L V8)

“Rack & pinion has rusted where hydraulic lines enter from pump, leaking fluid. Will have to replace rack & pinion”

Anonymous, PA (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Steering rack/pinion leaked oil and had to be replaced”

Alex S., GA (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Rack & pinion wore out around 225000 miles and needed to be replaced”

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Suddenly the Rack & Pinion unit started leaking from both end seals and had o be replaced”

Daniel B., IL (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Steering rack rusted through, leaked all fluid”

Anonymous, NH (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Power steering pumps and hoses

“Minor fluid lead moved to replacing power steering hoses”

Anonymous, OH (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

“This item will cost about $1,000 fr parts and labor to fix, but it only impacts minor vapor loss from the fuel system, so I aam electing to ignore it”

Virginia B., OK (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“OBD code p440 indicating loss of pressure in evaporative control system. Still trying to sort out where the problem is. Most common problem is fuel cap which I replaced with Toyota cap. Problem persists”

Anonymous, TX (2000 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)

“O2 sensors went bad”

Anonymous, TX (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 3.4-L V6)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

“all were replaced”

Anonymous, PA (2000 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)

“o sensors bad”

Lawrence C., NE (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Since new, have had to replace O2 sensors at least 5 times”

Alex S., GA (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Check engine light always on; problem is always sensors. no performance effect so I ignore it”

Anonymous, GA (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“O2 sensor failed. This is the 3rd O2 sensor failure in for the car - not bad for a 15 year old car. The first one was replace by Toyota recall/warrenty extension”

Douglas W., NC (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“I replaced all three oxygen sensors since I bought the truck. The first one was replaced under warranty, the second one I replaced approximately two months after the warranty expired and the third was replaced in 2014, The latter two at my expense”

Marshall C., SC (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“The check engine light has been on for ever. There is an emission leak that the dealer has never been able to find”

Anonymous, OK (2000 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)

“Engine light on, engine running smooth and fine, likely sensor to be replaced. Also ABS light goes on sporadically for a short period,is to be checked”

Anonymous, MB (2000 Toyota Tundra Unsure 4.7-L V8)

“REd engine light came on- 2 co2 sensors are out”

Gary R., TX (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Have owned this vehicle for 10+ yrs. Have had to replace O2 sensors twice, and thats all”

Anonymous, TN (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Coil

“Each of eight spark plugs has own coil...previously had 3 coils replaced...this time had two more coils go bad...had remaining 5 coils replaced...appears to be a reoccurring problem with vehicles that have individual coils for each spark plug...also if plugs burn down too low before replacement, will cause corresponding coil to go bad...also replaced standard plugs with platinum split fires but they also burn bad differently with mileage I was told”

Anonymous, VA (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“expensive. only replaced one due to price of part”

Anonymous, WA (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“three coils have needed replacing”

Anonymous, MT (2000 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)

“BAD COIL”

Johnny C., CA (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“New battery, only third new battery in 14 years”

Larry B., AR (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“cylinder coils failed 3 separate times”

Anonymous, WA (2000 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)
Spark plugs or wires failure

“Changed spark plugs, on ignition module and first complete tune-up ever”

Larry B., AR (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“due for replacement”

Anonymous, WA (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“I've had to replace 3 of the 8 ignition coils”

Steve S., OH (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Starter failed at approx. 105000 miles. Difficult and time intensive to replace as it is located under the intake manifold”

Edward L., WY (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Starter extremely expensive to replace since it's under the intake manifold”

Howard G., CA (2000 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)

“Design requires opening engine to replace a starter. This results in a $1300 charge to replace an inexpensive part”

Bill B., CO (2000 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

“Broken Drivers Door Hinge at Firewall area had cracked. Had to be welded to repair”

Anonymous, NV (2000 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)
Locks and latches

“Electrical system has been damaged. (Probably due to recall service but has not been proven.) Dome lights and door locks will flicker when turning a corner”

Richard P., PA (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“I've had lock freeze up in winter and some keys wear and won't work properly in locks. Also, I had to replace the lock on the gas cover”

Anonymous, MN (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Rear wing window latch broken. Alarm system brokeen so remote key entry doesn't work”

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Tail gate latch handle had to be replaced this past year”

Anonymous, KY (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“tailgate hinge rusted and fell off”

Alex L., NY (2000 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)

“The rear window latch failed after 6-7 years”

Anonymous, TX (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“I had to replace the mechanism in th driver side window”

Lynnda W., FL (2000 Toyota Tundra Unsure 4.7-L V8)

“if you put driver side window all the way down. It won't come back up”

Clifford M., IL (2000 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)

“Sitting in my driveway the windshield cracked from end to end for no reason. The repairman thought it might be due to the rust around the top of the windshield because of small leak on the passenger side”

Anonymous, VT (2000 Toyota Tundra Unsure 4.7-L V8)

“Rear door swing-out window hardware broke on both doors”

Alan G., PA (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“I can't open pop out windows on back doors. The lock is cheap! If I open it, even once the lock breaks! I have already replaced the locks twice. Now I don't even open the windows”

Anonymous, NV (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

“Been to dealer 2 or 3 times with no solution, even after replacing radiator, water pump and thermostat. After long drives on freeway at 65-70mph the temperature gage gradually rises to near red line, especially on hills”

Dennis F., OR (2000 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)
Radiator

“Top radiator seal went bad...cracked, leaked...told this was typical with these radiators at the 10-12 year mark”

Anonymous, VA (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Radiator had pin-hole leak and had to be replaced”

Alex S., GA (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“The transmission cooler leaked,contaminated the coolant,requireing the truck to be towed”

Everett P., RI (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Radiator failed due to auto transmission cooling line fitting failure. This was due to mechanic's error in replacing fitting during install after replacing timing chain during previous year”

Edward L., WY (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“leaking at the water tank gasket”

Anonymous, PA (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Water pump

“gasket leaked”

Jared H., MT (2000 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)

“pump was leaking”

Anonymous, CT (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 3.4-L V6)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

“Radiator leaked at top and needed to be replaced”

Forest S., CT (2000 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)

“Replaced a radiator a few years ago. Truck is starting to loose water, so it probably needs another one. I have replaced the radiator twice since I've owned the truck”

Kevan K., MA (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Door and window seals”

Anonymous, OR (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“minor but annoying dashboard rattle”

Frank M., BC (2000 Toyota Tundra Unsure 4.7-L V8)

“This is a 15 year old truck and I live on a dirt road. The noise is just a function of age and use”

Anonymous, OR (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“loud banging noise from under the truck”

J R., PA (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Headlights

“Driver's side headlight failed”

Joseph B., AK (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Continus burn out of tail lights and brake lights. Possible short”

Anonymous, FL (2000 Toyota Tundra Unsure 4.7-L V8)
Interior lights

“The overhead interior light continues to burn out shortly after being replaced”

Ronald K., FL (2000 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)

“lights on the control panel have failed (ie: Drive gear indicator; heater control indicator)”

Joseph B., AK (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Horn

“Horn would not operate at all times. Had to have contact spring replaced”

Anonymous, SC (2000 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

“Vibration just started. I've owned the truck for over a decade and have had to repair the rear driveshaft 3 or 4 times. It seems to last about 2 to 3 years than need replacing”

Kevan K., MA (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
4WD/AWD components

“Will not engage 4WD anymore”

Anonymous, CO (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Differential

“Rear differential went out. Truck needed to be towed for repair, but otherwise has been very reliable”

Sue D., CA (2000 Toyota Tundra Unsure 3.4-L V6)

“rear differential Failed because the housing rusted out & the internal components got contaminated”

Everett P., RI (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“rear driveshaft bent”

Anonymous, NC (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

CD player

“CD player skips and does not play well any longer”

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“CD will not eject. Entire radio unit must be replaced. There is no way to cause the CD to eject”

Anonymous, AZ (2000 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)

“Get error message when try to play CD, I think its Error3”

Herb M., WI (2000 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)

“quit working”

Thomas D., MI (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“plays the first few tracks then starts skipping”

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Tundra Unsure 4.7-L V8)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Gear selector or linkage

“Gear selector linkage broke, second time it has happened since I've had the truck, other than that I love the truck”

John M., MO (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Transmission leaks

“SEcond transmission in Tundra, very slow leak from internal seal. Toyota says only repair would be to replace, again”

Shel R., GA (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“transmission and radiator fluid mixed”

Richard P., PA (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Cooling System lines are tied in with transmission lines. Fitting rusted through resulting in radiator being replaced and transmission system being flooded with radiator fluid. Horrible design”

Anonymous, OH (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Slipping transmission

“In 2003 replace the transmission for the same problem. I suspect I will have to do it again”

Anonymous, GA (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

“Trans mission was slipping. The dealer replaced it. Now the replaced transmission is slipping”

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“transmissions are weakest part of a toyota”

Anonymous, VT (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 3.4-L V6)

“very loud and violent shifting noises”

Merv A., GA (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Transmission was replaced and works perfectly”

Virginia B., OK (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“just plain went out at 100,000 miles. no excessive off-roading, speeding, etc”

Jim A., MO (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

“Serpentine belt has failed twice; Oct. 2015 and again Dec. 2016. Throttle sensor switch failed, causing engine to run at 2000RPM with no control by foot pedal”

Dennis F., OR (2000 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)

“Tensioner pulley locked up”

Anonymous, NY (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Water pump froze and caused belts to break, replaced all belts water pump and timing belt”

Alexis D., CO (2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Engine computer

“Engine will shut down during hard braking or turning the corner to rapidly to the right. Vehicle apparently had a recall for this, but the dealer would not acknowledge it”

Troy E., AZ (2000 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Blower (fan) motor

“Replaced , because it was squeaking”

Anonymous, MN (2000 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

“Tension pulley for timing belt”

Anonymous, FL (2000 Toyota Tundra LTD 3.4-L V6)
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