2001 Toyota Tundra Reviews, Ratings, Prices - Consumer Reports
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 5 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.
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.
Fuel Economy & Emissions
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.
Greenhouse Gas Greenhouse Gas The Greenhouse Gas Rating represents the amount of carbon dioxide the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
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Smog Rating Smog Rating The Smog Rating represents the amount of health-damaging and smog-forming airborne pollutants the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
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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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Reliability Trouble Spots
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.
Transmission Minor Transmission Minor Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.
Drive System Drive System Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.
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 standard from 2003. ESC, side and head protection air bags standard from 2007. FCW and AEB standard from 2018.
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
Coverage varies among versions of this vehicle

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 2001 Toyota Tundra owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

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 is the first year it would not pass smog inspection."

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

"replaced both catalytic converters"

Richard B., NJ (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 3.4-L V6)

"Right bank co2 senor failure.again 2x All have been replaced once. Never seems to effect the operation of the truck - same power same gas mileage. Will be replaced at the next inspection cycle"

Zil R., NY (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

"Hose detached from canister causing check engine lite."

Allen Y., FL (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Fuel injection system

"Fuel Injection had to be replaced 4 to 5 times, Computer states there is a fault. After spending approximately $400.00 each time to replace the injectors I quite replacing them. MPG gallon decreased by approximately 2 MPH"

Anonymous, VA (2001 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)

"Clogged fuel jet #7"

Joseph O., MN (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Check Engine Lite came on...Service Garage diagnosed as Fuel Injectors...replaced... Week later Check Engine Lite comes on...Service Garage diagnosed as Oxygen Sensors...replaced... Couple days later Check Engine Lite comes on...Service Garage diagnosed as REAR Oxygen Sensors..by this time I'm totally torqued off. Didn't replace...Check Engine Lite is still on...Truck runs fine...probably diminishes the MPG"

John S., OH (2001 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)

"early recall on some o2 sensors dealer dealer replaced"

Anonymous, (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

"sensors are a pain in the ass. Sensors usually mean spending money. Sensors go out pretty regulary."

Anonymous, WI (2001 Toyota Tundra Unsure 3.4-L V6)

"Truck was making a whining noise. The auto parts store ran a computer engine check. I ordered the correct part from internet and installed it"

Martha D., FL (2001 Toyota Tundra 3.4-L V6)

"I had another oxygen sensor go bad in the last 12 months. I have had to replace all 4 oxygen sensors on this vehicle in 55 thoUSnd miles. They should last longer than 55 thoUSnds miles"

Anonymous, FL (2001 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)

"I have had to replace sensors at least 4 times since ownership. Check engine light comes on- sensor problem. Very unhappy with this"

Victor M., NY (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

"Front left O2 sensor failed and was replaced, all four sensors had been replaced as part of a recall in 2003 as well"

Daniel C., WA (2001 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)

"Had to replace an upstream O2 sensor"

Stan A., KS (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

"sensor had to be replaced"

James F., CA (2001 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)

"pre-heater for O2 sensor went bad during winter/cold mornings"

Anonymous, TX (2001 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)

"Engine check light came on. Problem identified with OBD2. Sensor removed and replaced. problem fixed"

David M., AB (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

"Almost all the the emissions components have been replaced over the last 4 years as the check engine light has indicated when scanned. The last remaining component(s) to indicate failure is the catalytic converter(s) Mileage and performance has drop"

Anonymous, TX (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 3.4-L V6)

"Bank 2 pre-converter O2 sensor failed at around 112,500 miles. This vehicle has 4 sensors, two ahead and two behind the catalytic converters, one on each side of the V-8. This set a check-engine warning light, and costs around $60 plus labor. I rep"

Brad W., GA (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

"The catalytic converters went out (the 2nd one)...it is a very, every expensive repair"

Karen K., CA (2001 Toyota Tundra 3.4-L V6)

"Two of the 4 O2 sensors failed and were replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)

"Replaced all four Original 02 sensors after 13 years of service"

Joseph O., MN (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

"O2 sensor trips the "check engine" light even though replaced and even after the cat replaced, as well. Had the mechanic reset it & it has stayed off for now. Makes the whole sensor system suspect"

Anonymous, IA (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 3.4-L V6)

"None. Light only"

Jim G., MS (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

"2 o2 sensors went bad; replaced all 4 o2 sensors."

Edward S., OH (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

"Check engine light indicated o2 ox sensor warned of failures at different times. Replaced all 4 over a period of time."

Anonymous, NY (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

"want ~$2500 to replace manifold & O2 sensor due to previous factory or Toyota service error - cross threaded sensor."

Marlene M., BC (2001 Toyota Tundra 3.4-L V6)

"Engine light came on. Replaced o2 sensors"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"THE TRIM ON THE FRONT WHEEL WELLS BOTH RUSTED AND FELL OFF. the FRONT SLPASH GUARD HAD TO BE ZIP TIED"

Anonymous, ME (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 3.4-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"clear coat peeling all over body"

Jimmie M., TX (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

"Clearcoat finish is peeling on the hood and roof"

Gordon P., CA (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 3.4-L V6)

"Paint cracked and faded from sunlight on front end which is exposed to daily sun light for extended hours (6-7) Dly. Also black window trim cracked and faded."

Martin P., WA (2001 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)

"Clear coat peeling and paint fading on the tailgate."

Anonymous, UT (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

"Clear coat peeling off."

Anonymous, WA (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 3.4-L V6)

"clear coat peeling, paint fading"

Anonymous, (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

"This is sun damage to the paint in spots. The truck is parked outside our house so sun is on it almost all the time. Due to sun and age."

Anonymous, NC (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

"Clear coat of the original paint failed in mutiple places and I had a local auto service paint the truck. I stayed with the original color."

Anonymous, NM (2001 Toyota Tundra Unsure 4.7-L V8)

"I bought the truck used approx 4 years ago. The clearcoat wore off in some areas and the paint was very dull so I had part of the vehicle repainted"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Tundra Unsure 3.4-L V6)

"Sun faded paint"

Steve B., CA (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

"Paint coat is cracking severely. It seems other Tundras I have seen with the same color is similiar"

Anonymous, NV (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

"The paint on the roof and hood chalked badly two years ago. I had them repainted to Toyota specs and they did the same again after only one year"

Wade L., TX (2001 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)

"Body paint and finish has faded and oxidized. I feel that the clear coat finish has failed"

Steve A., NE (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

"paint pealing on passenger door. paint bubbling or delamining on roof and hood"

Anonymous, FL (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

"Thunder Grey paint has faded very badly"

Anonymous, AZ (2001 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)

"The paint has faded and the bumpers have rusted"

Kay W., FL (2001 Toyota Tundra 3.4-L V6)

"The car is not in garage, the hood and the roof painting are faded/peeling"

Anonymous, PR (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 3.4-L V6)

"Hood and Roof paint peeled, sun damage I suspect. Repair folks told me it was a defective paint application at factory. I don't know other than their comments. I reside in a very sunny climate, high desert of Washington State."

Martin P., WA (2001 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)
Rust

"Bed rusting around wheel wells"

Anonymous, WI (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

"Rust around the wheel wells of the rear quarter panels. right side had rust coming through and the wheel well was rusted. The left rear wheel well had surface rust. Took to body shop for repair. replaced the right side quarter panel and wheel well."

Paul J., WI (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

"3 areas above windshield rusted threw metal. Prevented replacement of stress cracked windshield."

Anonymous, FL (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

"The frame was rusted to the point that it needed to be repaired"

Anonymous, (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

"Exterior panels above rear wheels is rusting through"

Ron D., OH (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 3.4-L V6)

"Tailgate and rear bed"

Anonymous, FL (2001 Toyota Tundra 3.4-L V6)

"my frame was recalled. Finally replaced right before the deadline. The paint over the wheel wells is bubbled and breaking off with rust under it.My gas cap lock rusted on the inside and had to be pried open. I live in Maine. Lots of salt on the road"

Anonymous, ME (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 3.4-L V6)

"Rust on the rear wheel wells and a hole rusted through the grill area below the right front light"

Anonymous, WI (2001 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

Alignment

"I went in for new tires and wanted an alignment and found out I needed a rack and pinion replacement too. Normal for 230000 miles"

Thomas H., WA (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Ball joints

"A recurring theme. Sloppy steering and had the upper ball joints replaced"

Ken T., ID (2001 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)

"just general wear and tear"

Anonymous, NS (2001 Toyota Tundra 4.7-L V8)

"Right front ball joint broke completely so that wheel collapsed, fortunately at only 1 mph."

Eric W., CA (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

"ball joints on early tundras are dangerous - can fail at any time"

Rick M., GA (2001 Toyota Tundra 3.4-L V6)
Bushings

"cracked bushing and boots"

G F., CT (2001 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)

"Worn out. Wouldn’t align"

Mary R., TX (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Power steering leaks

"leak on the power steering return line"

Anonymous, NS (2001 Toyota Tundra 4.7-L V8)

"Recently developed a leak, most of the fluid drained out. Haven't repaired it yet."

Anonymous, MN (2001 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"leak in hose- replaced at dealership"

Anonymous, WA (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

"Lost power steering fluid, pump quit working"

Anonymous, PA (2001 Toyota Tundra 4.7-L V8)
Shocks or struts

"age and camper hauling. Just needed replacement and upgrade"

Rick E., CA (2001 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)

"I had to replace the front struts last summer. I was hearing a loud "clunk" when going around corners."

Anonymous, (2001 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)

"Considering the mileage the strut/shock replacements (2 front) could be considered normal"

Anonymous, TX (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 3.4-L V6)

"Warn out due to age and mileage Considered normal wear and tare"

Joe B., WA (2001 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Took vehicle to service for brake problem. Was told that the rack and pinion steering was bad and was replaced"

Anonymous, TX (2001 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)

"Rack and pinion steering, tie rods and joints needed replacing after 245000 miles"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)

"I went in for an alignment and found out I needed to replace the rack and pinion steering linkage. After 230000 miles, I think this would be considered normal"

Thomas H., WA (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

"Noticed fluid leaking at front right side of truck. Power steering fluid low. took to dealer. was told that seal in rack/pinion system leaking and need to have entire rack/pinion replaced including hoses.(775.000 plus360.00 for hoses) had rack and pinion replaced along with hoses"

Anonymous, (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

"This year I had to replace the Rack and Pinion, valve covers, and structs. I didn't know where to mark these items in the previous questions"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Tundra 4.7-L V8)

"Rack and pinion leaked had it replaced"

Anonymous, AL (2001 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)
Steering wheel vibration

"early tundras had small disk brakes which warped quickly, leading to steering shake"

Rick M., GA (2001 Toyota Tundra 3.4-L V6)
Tie rods

"worn"

G F., CT (2001 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)

"In having the alignment of my Toyota Tundra the service company said tie rod ends needed replacement"

Richard A., TX (2001 Toyota Tundra LTD 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

"It was discovered that due to age the left front caliper was failing along with a leak in the brake fluid flex line feeding the caliper"

Anonymous, RI (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

"Caliper on right front froze up"

Anonymous, TX (2001 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)

"Because the truck doesn’t get driven much, and I live close to the ocean, the seizing of the callipers seemed like a reasonable problem after all this time."

Robert M., BC (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

"It seemed to be a regular maintenance item. Problem resolved."

Anonymous, BC (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Normal routine brake wear

"Not really much to say about normal wear and tear."

Robert M., BC (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Parking brake

"clevis on end of cable rusted into"

Jimmie M., TX (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Premature brake wear

"Seems to happen more than it should."

Anonymous, OH (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

"There is no emergency brake warning signal so the truck has been driven with the emergency brake on"

Anonymous, NV (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

"Brakes have been replaced three times since purchase"

Ralph T., CA (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 3.4-L V6)

"Seems to wear quicker than I would expect"

Charles M., OH (2001 Toyota Tundra)

"The early model Tundra (2000-2003) suffers from a poorly designed front brake system. This is problem and subsequent retrofit is covered under TSB BR004-02. Vibration under braking, excessive wear and cracked rotors are all symptoms of the problem"

John S., CA (2001 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)
Pulsation or vibration

"calipers sticking due to rust. caused warped rotars and vibration. could only drive short trips."

Anonymous, MN (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 3.4-L V6)

"Seems to have happened with this vehicle more than it should."

Anonymous, OH (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

"This seemed to be part of a regular maintenance requirement."

Anonymous, BC (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Rotors

"Rotor had premature wear due the previously discussed caliper. My mechanic solved all problems to my satisfaction"

Anonymous, RI (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

"Rotors often warp due to over heating. This occurred recently and has occurred many times since I've owned it. Also recently the rear axle seals failed an bled lube oil onto the rear brakes (drum brakes) on both sides"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)
Squeaking

"Brake noise backing up"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"Bank 1 failure"

Anonymous, PA (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

"Check engine light came on intermittently (P440) and went off in the winter. Truck failed the state inspection almost one year later"

Anonymous, NH (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Exhaust leaks

"Minor exhaust leak. in pipe after the catalytic converter and before the muffler. New pipe cut in and welded. Worked perfectly"

Zil R., NY (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

"Muffler system has been totally replaced from the exhaust manifold back."

Anonymous, NY (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Exhaust manifold

"exhaust leak. replaced entire manifold on driver side"

Anonymous, MO (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

"Has had an exhaust leak for a long time (over 10 years), but other than being noisy under acceleration it hasn't caused it to not pass smog or any other drivability issues."

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

"Manifold leak at block. Will require replacement/repair to pass inspection"

Anonymous, TX (2001 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)

"cracked and leaking"

Anonymous, MO (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

"Had a leak"

Glenn B., AZ (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Muffler

"Muffler rusted through. Second muffler in 19 years so I'm not unhappy."

Anonymous, MN (2001 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)

"muffler got old and leaky. Local muffler shop replaced the muffler for about $100"

S Y., WA (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

"The muffler was warn out. It was the original muffler."

David H., WI (2001 Toyota Tundra 3.4-L V6)
Other/unsure

"The service person said the air bag needs to be replaced ($1000+) and the seat belt light comes on as well. The seat belt locks, but I have to depress the orange release button while I insert the male end to the female end in order for the belt to lock (also $1000+ to repair)"

Anonymous, FL (2001 Toyota Tundra Unsure 3.4-L V6)
Pipes

"Replaced exhaust pipe due to coration from sailty mountain roads."

William M., NC (2001 Toyota Tundra LTD 3.4-L V6)

"The exhaust pipes were worn out. Original pipes. Good service."

David H., WI (2001 Toyota Tundra 3.4-L V6)

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

Doors or sliding doors

"the interior door handles on both front doors broke off"

Anonymous, TX (2001 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)
Locks and latches

"The tailgate latch stopped working. I could not open the tailgate. Using instructions from the shop manual, I gained access to the mechanism and repaired the problem. Not surprising, it was a small, cheap plastic part."

Ken M., NM (2001 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)
Mirrors

"Driver's side mirror has become defective for the second time. Won't adjust."

Allen Y., FL (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Seat belts

"Driver side belt has constantly refused to retract after unbuckling"

Anonymous, WI (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"the tailgate handle broke off"

Anonymous, TX (2001 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)
Windows

"Window tracking mechanism broke. Window comes off track and drops down abruptly. Tricky getting it back up"

Anonymous, WI (2001 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)

"The pop out latches on rear doors both broke years ago with very limited use."

Charles M., OH (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

"rear wing windows brackets that allow you to open and close them have broken. Can no longer open them without replacing the brackets"

Steve A., NE (2001 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

Oil leaks

"Vehicle engine has a very minor leak of unknown origin, but not a main seal or valve cover leak; possibly in the oil gage line or fitting"

William A., IA (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 3.4-L V6)

"Cam shaft cover gasket was seeping oil. Gaskets were replaced also Vacume hoses"

Ron D., OH (2001 Toyota Tundra 3.4-L V6)

"Valve cover gasket was allowing oil to escape"

Anonymous, MS (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 3.4-L V6)

"Valve covers required re-tightening of mounting screws."

Anonymous, FL (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

"Oil leaks related to original valve cover gaskets replaced consider normal wear and tear"

Anonymous, SC (2001 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)

"Minor valve cover leak of oil. Not major, just minor annoyance"

Anonymous, OR (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

"Leaking valve cover gasgets. Not too surprising since the vehicle is over 17 years old and this is the first occurrence."

Anonymous, NC (2001 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)

"The rear oil seal began to leak. Had to have the transmission removed to replace the oil seal. No problems now."

Anonymous, AZ (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 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

4WD/AWD components

"Front. 4wd actuator and switches failed"

Marci M., OR (2001 Toyota Tundra 4.7-L V8)
CV joint

"Highway driving - approximately 110 miles, one way - when there was a loud clang during a gentle right turn. From that point until I reached my destination, approximately 40 miles, turning became increasingly difficult. There was a complete failure of the serpentine belts."

Anonymous, TX (2001 Toyota Tundra 3.4-L V6)
Differential

"Differential case rusted out. I known issue with these trucks but never heard of it in any other car or truck. Design flaw"

Daniel R., OH (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 3.4-L V6)

"Not sure if this is normal for the age of the vehicle and the winter weather the vehicle goes through every year but the differential rusted out and had to be replaced."

Charles M., OH (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

"Differential failed and was making a clunking sound. Amazingly, made it home despite the failure and had it towed to the dealer for replacement. Truck has never left us stranded"

Anonymous, BC (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Driveshaft or axle

"leaking seals in rear axle also affected rear brakes"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)

"front wheel drive boots were leaking grease"

Anonymous, KY (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 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

"Due to windsheild leaks blower motor became intermittant. Easy to reolace myself"

Anonymous, FL (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

"water entered the blower fan housing and froze the mtr brgs. Also lost the resister"

John J., OR (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

"The blower motor seems to be congenital defect on all of the Toyotas that I have owned, after about 5 years. It gets a grating or scraping sound, which is absolutely annoying. You would think that they would have solved this after 25 years!!!!"

Anonymous, WA (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

"Vermin built a nest in the blower area of the climate control system. This has happened more than once. The blower would kind-of work but the speed control eventually stopped working at lower speeds. I took apart the blower using instructions from the truck's shop manual. (Shop manuals can no longer be purchased for new vehicles. Very frustrating!) A control resister gave out. I ordered the replacement part but I have not yet found out how the vermin enter the system. I haven't yet looked to see if Toyota issued a Technical Note for the problem. Whenever possible, I do repairs, myself. Even if I don't do the repairs, myself, I want to be knowledgeable enough to know if the mechanic is trying to take me for a ride. That's why I always purchased manufacturer shop manuals for my vehicles. That's why it's upsetting that auto manufacturers no longer offer those manuals. Shop manuals are only available by subscribing to an online service. I plan to subscribe for a short time to see if I can download the manuals but that will probably take a lot of time. I don't buy into the manufacturers rationale for doing this. If the repair information is online, in the cloud, one would think it would be simple to sell a data disk with all of the manuals."

Ken M., NM (2001 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)

"On a particularly hot day I noticed that the fan would barely blow even on the highest setting and would not blow any cooled air. Took it to the dealer, they replaced fan. Drove away with a weird noise, and the same issue: little air even on the highest setting and no a/c. Took it back and they replaced it again. Now, @ 10 months later, the fan seems to be working only on the top two settings. *Sigh*"

Anonymous, OR (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Heater system

"Heater resister failed"

John J., OR (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Refrigerant leaks

"Had to replace radiator and water pump due to leaks"

Ron D., OH (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 3.4-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Lost 3rd gear, new Jasper transmission installed. Now have a problem of truck transmission slipping while in park on a hill running or shut off. Will take back to garage that installed the transmission in about 2 weeks"

Anonymous, NY (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

"Cooling line broke causing transmission failure. But that's at 260,000 miles. Can't complain especially with the too heavy loads I often subjected the truck to"

Steven B., CA (2001 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)

"Internal transmission failure likely due to inadequate maintenance over the life of the vehicle"

Anonymous, (2001 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)

"Automatic transmission completely quit working while driving"

Anonymous, CA (2001 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)

"Did not downshift into idle. New transmission installed"

Anonymous, TX (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

"something about sun gears"

Anonymous, OK (2001 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

Air or water leaks

"For lack of better description choice water leak was radiator replacement"

Anonymous, SC (2001 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)

"The syripping around the Rear window allow rain water to come in. The Rear windows do not keep their seals anymore so they allow air leaks"

Terry J., GA (2001 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)

"seal on top of cab leaks water"

Larry K., CO (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Seal on top of cab leaks water"

Larry K., CO (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Wind noise

"I have noticed that through the years I can hear the wind more then in my earlier years of owning this vehicle. I had a rear door side window plastic clamp break a few years ago and when it was replaced the noise level was a lot more from this new r"

Dave P., NV (2001 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

Clock

"the time does not stay set"

Kay W., FL (2001 Toyota Tundra 3.4-L V6)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Connectors to trailer being towed don't work properly. Turn signals and brake lights. We have established that the problem is with the Tundra"

Anonymous, CO (2001 Toyota Tundra)
Gauges

"cruise control indicator light does not work"

Stanley U., WA (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

"The oil pressure gauge reports low pressure when in fact, and confirmed by my mechanic, engine oil pressure is in the normal operating range. Sender was replaced but still reports low. Too expensive to change the gauge; checked at oil changes"

Anonymous, IA (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 3.4-L V6)
Interior lights

"interior lights do not work"

Stanley U., WA (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 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

Head gasket

"Exterior coolant leak from the passenger side head gasket. Replaced that, plus the driver side head gasket and the starter as preventative measures."

Anonymous, UT (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Scheduled timing belt replacement

"Truck was taken in for scheduled maintenance and tie rod replacement"

Suzanne B., TN (2001 Toyota Tundra 3.4-L V6)
Timing belt or chain

"No due to failure, but the timing belt was replaced at 145000 miles. The replacement was done in that mileage was much in excess to the recommended replacement interval as a precaution"

William A., IA (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 3.4-L V6)

"Replaced timing belt from wear and tear."

Virgil C., MS (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 3.4-L V6)

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

"Tundra V-6 has 3 coils, one of which was weak causing misfires at highway speed when accelerating. Replacing the coil solved the problem."

William A., IA (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 3.4-L V6)

"I have had to replace the coils on 4 or 5 of the cylinders going back about 3 or 4 years. I had to replace 2 last summer because the truck was running badly."

Anonymous, (2001 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)

"Misfiring on cylinder 5 after 40,000 miles since last major tune-up"

Anonymous, NH (2001 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Starter

"location of starter makes it extremely expensive to replace. Over $800.00 to replace"

Anonymous, WA (2001 Toyota Tundra LTD 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 shift fell off. One time problem. Had towed to dealership and they fixed."

Anonymous, (2001 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)
Hydraulics (clutch master or slave cylinder)

"Was on a short road trip (about 150 miles) when shifting became difficult. Local repairman replaced the slave cylinder in less than one day and have had no further problems."

Anonymous, TX (2001 Toyota Tundra 3.4-L V6)

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

"The 4 disc CD quit playing and I couldn't get the CDs out that were in it"

Larry C., OR (2001 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)

"The CD player skips and sometimes will not play at all"

Terry J., GA (2001 Toyota Tundra LTD 4.7-L V8)

Engine Cooling

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

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