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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 9 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 500,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2018 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA 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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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2003 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

“check engine light came on and dealer said it could cost up to $1000 to fix it. Won't know for sure until the do a smoke test which is $175 and not included in the cost to fix. Outrageous”

Anonymous, MD (2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“replaced catalytic converter”

Anonymous, CA (2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“The charcoal canister required replacement and is not available from Toyota as a separate part - it is permanently attached to one of the rear frame crossmembers and must be purchased with the crossmember as an assembly at a cost of over $500 includi”

Anonymous, NY (2003 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“The check engine light comes on and I replace the fuel cap and every 90 days it repeats and I replace again. My mechanic can't fix the problem. More than one mechanic has tried”

Don L., TN (2003 Toyota Tundra StepSide 4.7-L V8)

“Check engine lite comes on indicating lost of pressure in fuel tank”

Anonymous, TX (2003 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“Check engine warning indicator comes on. checked by technician, no problem noted after several times changed gas cap, problem still occurs. Fixed by taking the cable off the battery, which resets the system-until the next time”

E H., AL (2003 Toyota Tundra StepSide 4.7-L V8)

“Check engine light came on and I ran a diagnostic with my code reader, found it was the fuel cap and replaced it”

Anonymous, MI (2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Oxygen sensor placed in a very difficult area to repair. The wires are chewed on by mice. This makes it a $600 repair”

Anonymous, CT (2003 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“check engine light came on several times. I returned the truck to the dealer and they replaced the sensor, worked great after that”

Anonymous, MN (2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“During vacation hauling a travel trailer across country, the check engine light came on. I had the sensor replaced”

Anonymous, VA (2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“They are old and when replace still don't work right plus the dealership wants a fortune to replace the entire system. Don't anyone replace or repair broken parts?”

Anthony G., MA (2003 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“One failed and was replaced. Serious, but probably expected. The other issue was a severe fuel leak (hose failure) where I lost almost 20 gallons of gas driving 5.5 miles (barely made it to my mechanic)”

Peter N., MD (2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Check engine came on and the dealer replaced the sensor. Came on again and the dealer made me pay to replace the sensor and the exhaust manifold because the sensor had been cross threaded when it was initially installed at the factory. These were two different sensors at different places on the engine I was told by the dealer”

Don L., TN (2003 Toyota Tundra StepSide 4.7-L V8)

“Oxygen sensors had to be replaced- very expensive labor wise to replace due to location in system”

Anonymous, RI (2003 Toyota Tundra Base 4.7-L V8)

“Oxygen sensor failed. Check engine light on. Sensor frozen in manifold, can't remove. Instead of $300.00 a new manifold and sensor will cost $1400.00. Now still running with engine light on, no other problems yet”

Anonymous, MO (2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“one sensor replaced.(check engine light on)”

Frederick O., VT (2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“repeated diagnosis of check engine light leading to new o 2 sensor”

Robert B., IL (2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“The check engine light has been on for 5 years. the Toyota service department does a test, charges me $200, doesn't fix anything, resets the check engine light and the next day the check engine light comes back on”

Charles M., PA (2003 Toyota Tundra)

“just got old”

Anonymous, ME (2003 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“Downstream O2 sensor on bank 2 failed. Replaced (non-warranty)”

Sandra M., AZ (2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

“One by one the door and body trim panels loosen and fall off”

Anonymous, SC (2003 Toyota Tundra Base 3.4-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

“Clear coat is peeling in some areas”

James C., CA (2003 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“Should have been an issue protected thru the manufacturers vehicle warranty”

Anonymous, TX (2003 Toyota Tundra Unsure 3.4-L V6)

“Clear coat is peeling off the cab roof”

Jacob G., MD (2003 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“Paint peeling in a couple of places, front bumper area and over one of the wheel areas”

Anonymous, KS (2003 Toyota Tundra StepSide 4.7-L V8)

“Fender extension molding on one fender has peeling paint”

Jon D., MT (2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Despite regular application of wax to protect the finish, the paint on horizontal surfaces, is fading, cracking and peeling off”

Victor E., KS (2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Paint, esp the roof and hood, have extreme fading and chalking due to AZ sun”

Arnold Z., AZ (2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Paint peeling off top of cab first, now off of hood”

Maryanna I., NM (2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“clear coat faded and peeled. Had truck repainted”

Anonymous, CA (2003 Toyota Tundra StepSide 4.7-L V8)

“The clear coat has deteriorated to the point that the base coat is exposed”

Roy H., CA (2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“I have fading/sun damaged paint (dark blue Tundra). But this truck has spent most of its life parked outside in the desert sun (I live in Albuquerque, NM)”

Kelly A., NM (2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 3.4-L V6)

“THE TOP OF THE CAB BECAME FADED DUE TO HEATING (TUCSON, ARIZONA SUN?) PLUS PEELING, CRACKING, DUE TO CERTAIN AREAS THAT WERE REPAINTED CAUSED FROM . PREVIOUS ACCIDENT'”

Anonymous, AZ (2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Rusted frame replaced. Rusted rear end NOT covered at great cost. Rusted exhaust replaced x 2”

Anonymous, ME (2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 3.4-L V6)

“Toyota recall replaced chassis”

Anonymous, CA (2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“rear bumper is rusting away”

Anonymous, NC (2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Chipped paint from rocks and road stuff. The areas chipped had rusted a little. I had it buffed out and repainted”

Anonymous, NH (2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“It was recalled for frame rust they put an undercoating on frame and the undercoating fell off and frame is getting very rusty now to the point of seeing holes”

Anonymous, MI (2003 Toyota Tundra StepSide 4.7-L V8)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

“warning light on”

Anonymous, NY (2003 Toyota Tundra Base 3.4-L V6)

“Needed to replace catalytic converters”

Anonymous, CA (2003 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“left side converter leaking, replaced”

Frederick O., VT (2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Exhaust leaks

“Before I bought the truck the exhaust the previous owner installed was very loud. I asked the dealer prior to buying if I could have new exhaust installed as part of the purchase, they agreed”

Anonymous, MN (2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“The exhaust system in general seems to be a weak point on Toyotas. Between my son and I we own or have owned 7 Toyotas, and all but two of them have had frequently recurring exhaust leaks of various types, usually requiring major replacements”

Anonymous, NY (2003 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“I was told they would have to replace the entire exhaust system. Which I think is a scam. There no busy so they are looking for work”

Anthony G., MA (2003 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“Rusted out in spot where sensor is attached to manifold. I'll give Toyota credit because the exhaust system was all original equipment that lasted 13 years before needing replacement”

Anonymous, MA (2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“exhaust sensor blew out”

Joseph C., MO (2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“new York state road salt ate it up”

Anonymous, NY (2003 Toyota Tundra Base 3.4-L V6)

“muffler failed at 12 years, 69000miles”

Anonymous, MN (2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Passenger side exhaust & muffler replaced”

Anonymous, ON (2003 Toyota Tundra Base 4.7-L V8)

“both o2 failed leak in muffler”

Anonymous, MN (2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Normal wear and tear Rusted out”

Chuck B., ON (2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Worn out, had to replace it”

Anonymous, WA (2003 Toyota Tundra Unsure 4.7-L V8)

“burned hole in pipe took out o2 sensor”

Anonymous, MN (2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“exhaust system failure is unacceptable in cars today”

Robert B., IL (2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Passenger side exhaust pipe & muffler replaced”

Anonymous, ON (2003 Toyota Tundra Base 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

Antilock system (ABS)

“Dash board light stays on”

Daniel S., WI (2003 Toyota Tundra Base 4.7-L V8)
Master cylinder

“Internal leaking”

Anonymous, CA (2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 3.4-L V6)
Premature brake wear

“same as stated previously. even with total brake job, the rotors became warped in a short period. This is documented as Toyota used undersized calipers and pads for this truck. This resulted in rotors warping in a short period of time. I was quoted a price of $2600 by Toyota dealership to change out calipers, pads, rotors that are specified in TSB”

Anonymous, NC (2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“rusted brake lines on rear brakes”

J T., WI (2003 Toyota Tundra StepSide 4.7-L V8)

“Rotors were undersized and caused vibration and pulsing as identified by numerous owner forums. I upgraded to a high quality rotor a year ago and have had no further problems”

Anonymous, PA (2003 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“I have replaced the rotors 3 times. They overheat and warp. I finally installed drilled rotors and non-metallic pads to avoid overheating. The dealer does not recognize a problem”

Anonymous, AZ (2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Calipers

“Recalled and replaced under warranty”

C- P K., CA (2003 Toyota Tundra Base 4.7-L V8)

“Front left brake caliper failed and had to be replaced”

Anonymous, NY (2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 3.4-L V6)

“The problem was probably due to a defective replacement caliper - it slowly leaked until the fluid was dangerously low”

S T., KS (2003 Toyota Tundra Unsure 4.7-L V8)

“It necedad brake pads change”

Anonymous, PR (2003 Toyota Tundra StepSide 4.7-L V8)

“FRONT BRAKES WORN, HAD BRAKES REPLACED LAST YEAR, WHICH WORN SOME AND REP;ACED AGAIN SINCE THEY WERE UNDER WARRANTEE”

Anonymous, AZ (2003 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

“A/C compressor had to be replaced”

Jack M., FL (2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Leaks coolant”

Everett P., FL (2003 Toyota Tundra Base 3.4-L V6)
Evaporator

“Evaporator had to be replaced”

Jack M., FL (2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“To replace $1200”

Everett P., FL (2003 Toyota Tundra Base 3.4-L V6)

“technician had to add refrigerant to system”

Anonymous, MN (2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“needed to recharge the coolant gas”

Anonymous, WA (2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 3.4-L V6)

“Makes loud noise when running above low. A/C is inconsistent”

Lynda H., NM (2003 Toyota Tundra Unsure Unsure)
Heater system

“The heat does not work”

Bryan M., AL (2003 Toyota Tundra Base 3.4-L V6)

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

“recalled and replaced at no cost”

Anonymous, CA (2003 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“Shocks were soft. Needed to be replaced. Was so difficult to get them off the Sears mechanic refused to do it. My husband succeeded in removing and replacing them”

Anonymous, TX (2003 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“Simply worn out after 12 years”

Anonymous, FL (2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“replace after shock mount broke”

Jay H., CA (2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Leaf springs rusted through and one fell off. Toyota refused to let us drive the vehicle due to safety reasons and gave us a loaner camry free of charge until the parts came in and it was fixed. About 5 weeks. Excellent service”

Anonymous, IA (2003 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

“rusted and was leaking fluid”

Anonymous, CT (2003 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)
Wheel balance

“Vibration felt in seat and steering wheel. Dealer could not resolve saying they did not have a wheel balance machine. After research done at Tundra Solutions online forum, took vehicle to Discount Tire and had wheels balanced on a Hunter Road Force b”

Anonymous, MI (2003 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

Warning lights

“The "check engine" light will come on every once in awhile”

Anonymous, CA (2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
12V power plug

“Battery fails often. Bought new diehard batt. Reliable Mechanic says battery is "no good". Sears says battery is OK. I bought a charger which I keep on maintenance so the truck will run when I need to haul water. Don't know what is draining batt”

Lynda H., NM (2003 Toyota Tundra Unsure Unsure)
Body control module

“It started with dead battery which turned out to be caused by intermittent shorts when the ignition was off. The Toyota dealer removed the aftermarket alarm, but that was not the problem. They eventually targeted the module which controls many things”

Anonymous, CA (2003 Toyota Tundra StepSide 4.7-L V8)
Cruise control

“Cruise works intermittently.. not repaired”

Anonymous, IA (2003 Toyota Tundra Unsure 4.7-L V8)

“bad wiring”

Anonymous, ME (2003 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“Instrument panel failed at 30000 miles. Toyota looked repeatedly and at 74000 miles solved the problem; all under warranty”

Sandra M., AZ (2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Keyless entry

“The keyless entry failure turned out to be a symptom of the module with the intermittent short”

Anonymous, CA (2003 Toyota Tundra StepSide 4.7-L V8)

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

“Had to replace the radiator. Not sure what category to place this in. The upper plastic tank had cracked severely”

Tom V., TX (2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Headliner water leak caused by a poor installation of the last windshield”

Patricia S., IL (2003 Toyota Tundra StepSide 4.7-L V8)

“Block heater leaking, now x 2 needing replacement. Toyota OEM block heater installed both times, but not at dealership”

Anonymous, ND (2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“noise on the dash”

Henry T., IN (2003 Toyota Tundra StepSide 4.7-L V8)

“dash board rattles, not severe and intermittent in nature”

Anonymous, WA (2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 3.4-L V6)

“The brake cover guards rattle and scrape. I've had no luck in solving this problem no matter where I have the truck serviced”

Charles M., PA (2003 Toyota Tundra)

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

Driveshaft or axle

“Replacement of rear wheel bearings”

Dick J., FL (2003 Toyota Tundra StepSide 4.7-L V8)

“Outer wheel seal leaked. Replaced it 3 times. It still leaks and Differential started making low roaring noise”

Jason W., GA (2003 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)
Electrical failure

“Moving the shift selector will activate/deactivate the overdrive lockout function. The overdrive indicator light will occasionally report a false overdrive lockout as On or as OFF”

Anonymous, CA (2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Tundra has an overdrive on/off button. When shifting from park it will go to overdrive off. Overdrive on is the proper default position”

Anonymous, WI (2003 Toyota Tundra Base 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

Radio

“volume control knob no longer works properly”

Gary B., CA (2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“The radio/CD information screen fails in cooler ambient temperatures. Jiggling the unit sometimes corrects the failure. Possible poor grounding issue?”

Anonymous, CA (2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
CD player

“Stopped working”

Anonymous, CA (2003 Toyota Tundra StepSide 4.7-L V8)

“Won't eject”

William S., CA (2003 Toyota Tundra Limited 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

“Valve cover gasket leaks. Vehicle wasn't driven as frequently for a period of time due to use of a company car and the leak developed during this period”

Anonymous, NC (2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Oil pan leaks,valve cover gaskets replaced. So far so good with no additional leaks”

Kelly A., NM (2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 3.4-L V6)

“There is an oil leak around the head gasket”

Bryan M., AL (2003 Toyota Tundra Base 3.4-L V6)

Engine Major

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

What Owners Say

Engine rebuild or replacement

“Rattling noise inside the engine”

Anonymous, MA (2003 Toyota Tundra Base 3.4-L V6)

“55K check up revealed thrust bearing failure. Rare for an automatic transmission”

Anonymous, GA (2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 3.4-L V6)
Timing belt or chain

“I didn't replace at the recommended time by the manufacturer. It broke during diagnostic repair. Should have heeded the advice of the manufacturer”

Anonymous, NC (2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 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

“Shift lever detached for the third time since buying the vehicle”

Daniel F., SC (2003 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Rough shifting

“Clunk when shifting”

Anonymous, CT (2003 Toyota Tundra Limited 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 tailgate hinge; broken tailgate cable”

Gary B., CA (2003 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

Engine Cooling

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

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Recalls
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AIR BAGS:PASSENGER SIDE FRONTAL
Dec 12 2018
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2002-2005 Lexus SC and Toyota Sequoia, 2003-2005 Toyota Corolla and Tundra, and 2003-2007 Pontiac Vibe vehicles. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may explode due to propellant degradation.
What should you do:
Toyota will notify the Toyota and Lexus owners. General Motors will notify the Pontiac Vibe owners. Depending on the vehicle model, dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator with an alternate inflator, or replace the air bag assembly that includes an alternate inflator, free of charge. The recall began January 23, 2019. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371, Lexus customer service at 1-800-255-3987 or Pontiac customer service at 1-800-762-2737. Toyota's numbers for these recalls are J0A (Zone A Toyota), J0B (Zone B Toyota), J0C (Zone C Toyota), JLI (Zone A Lexus), JLJ (Zone B Lexus), and JLK (Zone C Lexus). Note: This recall includes vehicles that have had their air bag previously replaced under an earlier air bag campaign.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 18V883000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 168922
AIR BAGS
May 13 2015
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) notified the agency on May 13, 2015, that they are recalling 2005-2007 Lexus SC, Toyota Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Sequoia, and Pontiac Vibe, and 2005-2006 Toyota Tundra vehicles that were originally sold, or ever registered, in Florida, along the Gulf Coast, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Saipan and American Samoa. On June 16, 2015 Toyota expanded the recall to cover an additional 769,055 vehicles, including certain model year 2002-2004 Lexus SC, Toyota Sequoia, 2003-2004 Toyota Corolla Matrix, Toyota Corolla, Pontiac Vibe, and Toyota Tundra vehicles, as well the vehicles covered by the May 13, 2015 notification in the portions of Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas that were not previously included. The inflators in the front passenger air bags are susceptible to rupture in the event of a crash necessitating the deployment of the front passenger air bag.
What should you do:
Toyota will notify their owners. Pontiac Vibe owners will be notified by GM. Dealers will replace the passenger side front air bag, free of charge. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota began the recall on July 13, 2015. Pontiac Vibe owners may contact GM at 1-800-762-2737. GM began the recall on June 29, 2015. NOTE: This recacll supersedes recall 14V-655 in its entirety. For vehicles located in the U.S. states not listed above, please see Toyota recall 15V-285 which covers all other U.S. states.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 15V286000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1069055
AIR BAGS
May 13 2015
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) notified the agency on May 13, 2015 that they are recalling certain model year 2004 Sequoia vehicles manufactured August 18, 2003, to August 19, 2004, and 2003-2004 Tundra vehicles manufactured March 18, 2003, to August 25, 2004. On June 16, 2015, Toyota expanded the recall to include an additional 1,270,468 vehicles, including model year 2002-2003 and 2005-2007 Sequoia, 2005-2006 Tundra, 2003-2007 Corolla, 2003-2007 Corolla Matrix, 2003-2007 Pontiac Vibe and 2002-2007 Lexus SC vehicles. This is to address a safety defect in the passenger side frontal air bag inflator which may produce excessive internal pressure causing the inflator to rupture upon deployment of the air bag. This recall addresses both the passenger side frontal air bags that were originally installed in the vehicles, as well as replacement air bags that may have been installed as replacement service parts. A replacement air bag may have been installed, as one example, if a vehicle had been in a crash necessitating the replacement of the passenger side frontal air bag.
What should you do:
Toyota will notify their owners. Pontiac Vibe owners will be notified by GM. Dealers will replace the front passenger air bag. The recall began on July 13, 2015. Toyota owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Pontiac owners may call 1-800-762-2737. NOTE: This recall supersedes recall 14V-312 in its entirety.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 15V285000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1973468
STRUCTURE: FRAME AND MEMBERS:UNDERBODY SHIELDS
Nov 18 2009
SEPARATION OF THE SPARE TIRE AND DIMINISHED BRAKE CAPACITY COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Summary:
TOYOTA IS RECALLING MODEL YEAR 2000-2003 TUNDRA VEHICLES ORIGINALLY SOLD IN OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE FOLLOWING STATES: CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, KENTUCKY, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT, VIRGINIA, WEST VIRGINIA, WISCONSIN AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. EXCESSIVE CORROSION OF THE REAR CROSS MEMBER MAY CAUSE THE SEPARATION OF THE SPARE TIRE STOWED UNDER THE TRUCK BED WHICH WOULD PRESENT A ROAD HAZARD THAT COULD CAUSE A CRASH. ALSO, CORROSION OF THE REAR CROSS MEMBER COULD AFFECT THE REAR BRAKE LINES AND THE PROPORTIONING VALVE RESULTING IN DIMINISHED BRAKING CAPABILITY.
What should you do:
TOYOTA IS ASKING OWNERS OF THE AFFECTED VEHICLES TO REMOVE THE SPARE TIRE FROM UNDER THE VEHICLE UNTIL A REMEDY CAN BE OBTAINED. DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE REAR CROSS MEMBER AND RELATED COMPONENTS, INCLUDING THE BRAKE LINES, AND REPLACE THEM IF NECESSARY. IF THE CROSS MEMBER DOES NOT NEED TO BE REPLACED, IT WILL BE SPRAYED WITH A CORROSION PROTECTION COMPOUND. THESE SERVICES WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE, HOWEVER MULTIPLE VISITS TO THE DEALER MAY BE REQUIRED. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT APRIL 30, 2010. OWNER MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.
For more information:
TOYOTA SAFETY RECALL NO. SSC90/90M.OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09V444000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 110000
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
May 11 2009
DECREASED LIGHTING VISIBILITY MAY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
DOPE, INC. IS RECALLING 42,540 COMBINATION CORNER AND BUMPER LAMP ASSEMBLIES OF VARIOUS PART NUMBERS SOLD FOR USE AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR VARIOUS PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE HEADLAMPS FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT." THESE LAMPS DO NOT CONTAIN THE REQUIRED AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS.
What should you do:
DOPE, INC. WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER A FULL REFUND FOR THE NONCOMPLIANT COMBINATION LAMPS. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 28, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT DOPE, INC. AT 1-626-272-1798.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES PRODUCED BY THE VEHICLE MANUFACTURER.IN ORDER TO DETERMINE IF YOUR AFTERMARKET LAMP ASSEMBLY IS AFFECTED BY THIS NONCOMPLIANCE, PLEASE REVIEW THE LIST OF MODEL NUMBERS PROVIDED TO US BY DOPE, INC.THE LIST CAN BE FOUND UNDER "DOCUMENT SEARCH" LOCATED AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR SCREEN. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 09E025000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 42540
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Jul 17 2006
LACK OF AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS IN THE LAMPS WILL DECREASE LIGHTING VISIBILITY TO OTHER DRIVERS AND MAY POSSIBLY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
CERTAIN AJ MOTORSPORT COMBINATION LAMPS SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON THE ABOVE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES. COMBINATION LAMPS NOT EQUIPPED WITH AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS FAIL TO CONFORM WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.
What should you do:
AJ MOTORSPORT WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER REIMBURSEMENT FOR THE LAMPS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 31, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT AJ MOTORSPORT AT 626-618-2026.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AJ MOTORSPORT AFTERMARKET LAMPS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON THE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES.FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE LAMP MODEL NUMBERS, CLICK ON DOCUMENT SEARCH AND VIEW DOCUMENT TITLED "LAMP MODEL NUMBERS."CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06E065000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3593
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Mar 23 2006
WITHOUT THE AMBER REFLECTORS, THE VEHICLE WILL BE POORLY ILLUMINATED, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
Summary:
CERTAIN PRO-A MOTORS CORNER LAMPS, TURN SIGNALS, AND HEADLIGHTS SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. SOME COMBINATION LAMPS THAT ARE NOT EQUIPPED WITH AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS FAIL TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.
What should you do:
PRO-A MOTORS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER TO REPURCHASE THE LAMPS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 3, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT PRO-A MOTORS AT 323-838-2988.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO PRO-A MOTORS AFTERMARKET LAMPS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON THE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES.FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE LAMP MODEL NUMBERS, CLICK ON DOCUMENT SEARCH AND VIEW DOCUMENT TITLED "LAMP MODEL NUMBERS."CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06E026000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 61944
AIR BAGS:ON-OFF SWITCH ASSEMBLY
Jun 02 2005
THIS STANDARD ESTABLISHES REQUIREMENTS FOR CHILD RESTRAINT ANCHORAGE SYSTEMS TO ENSURE THEIR PROPER LOCATION AND STRENGTH FOR THE EFFECTIVE SECURING OF CHILD RESTRAINTS, TO REDUCE THE LIKELIHOOD OF THE ANCHORAGE SYSTEMS' FAILURE, AND TO INCREASE THE LIKELIHOOD THAT CHILD RESTRAINTS ARE PROPERLY SECURED AND THUS MORE FULLY ACHIEVE THEIR POTENTIAL EFFECTIVENESS IN MOTOR VEHICLES.
Summary:
CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 225, 'CHILD RESTRAINT ANCHORAGE SYSTEMS.' THESE VEHICLES HAVE A MANUAL AIR BAG ON-OFF SWITCH TO DISABLE THE FRONT PASSENGER AIR BAG AND DO NOT HAVE A CHILD RESTRAINT LOWER ANCHORAGE SYSTEM IN THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT. THIS SPECIFICATION DOES NOT MEET THE STANDARD REQUIREMENTS.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL REMOVE THE MANUAL AIR BAG ON-OFF SWITCH, REPLACE THE OWNER'S MANUAL, AND AFFIX A NEW SUN VISOR AIR BAG WARNING LABEL. THE RECALL BEGAN IN EARLY JANUARY 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.
For more information:
TOYOTA RECALL NO. 70A.CUSTOMERS CAN ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 05V254000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 156111
SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER BALL JOINT
May 17 2005
THE LOWER BALL JOINT MAY SEPARATE FROM THE KNUCKLE CAUSING LOSS OF STEERING CONTROL AND A CRASH COULD OCCUR.
Summary:
ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, DUE TO A MANUFACTURING ISSUE IN THE FRONT SUSPENSION LOWER BALL JOINT, THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT THE SURFACE OF THE BALL OF THE JOINT MAY HAVE BEEN SCRATCHED. THE BALL JOINT MAY EVENTUALLY EXPERIENCE EXCESSIVE WEAR AND LOOSENESS, RESULTING IN INCREASED STEERING EFFORT.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FRONT SUSPENSION LOWER BALL JOINTS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 5, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.
For more information:
TOYOTA RECALL NO. 50J.CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 05V225000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 768379
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