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This version of the Tundra crew-cab was one of CR's top-rated full-sized pickups. Its strong V8, quiet cab and civilized ride mark it among the most well-rounded pickup trucks we've tested. While it doesn't have super heavy-duty towing capabilities, Tundra will pull 6,700 pounds. Unlike full-time four-wheel-drive systems, the Tundra's part-time system can't be used on dry pavement.
Alerts
There are 11 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 2004 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)

“Catalytic converter failed. Very expensive to replace. I understand there are two (!) on this vehicle. Hoping to get the vehicle over 200,000 miles, and hoping the other one doesn't fail before then”

Anonymous, MA (2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Gasoline odor after driving the vehicle a short distance. Odor very strong when stopped a light or when exiting the truck”

Anonymous, FL (2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Fuel cap

“Multiple check engine light due to fuel cap and tank fuel collector. All replaced several times - light is still on”

Russell J., MA (2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“fuel cap had to be replaced with a new one. This caused check engine light to illuminate”

Jorge L., CA (2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“The check engine light came on and the fuel cap was suspected. It turned out to be a small hole in the top of the fuel tank caused by salt used to melt ice and snow on the roadways. The replacement is quite expensive”

Paul K., NY (2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Very expensive to replace O2 sensors even with after market products”

Stanley A., SD (2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Have had to replace the oxygen sensor three times in the past 6 years. Too often and too costly, in my opinion”

Anonymous, MA (2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“One of the O2 sensors failed and was replaced. Hopefully, the second one will last”

Paul K., NY (2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“02 sensor and catalytic converter changed and still have check engine for 02 and misfire”

Anonymous, NY (2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Check engine light came on, needed to take to mechanic to determine is was O2 sensors. The cost of the sensors is very high”

Anonymous, FL (2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 3.4-L V6)

“I have had O2 sensors replaced at least 4 times over the last 6 years, cost about $350 each”

Mark T., MO (2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“WENT ONLINE AND FOUND 3 BIGGEST PROBLEMS AND BOUGHT A DEVICE TO REPLACE , ACT UP ON OCCASION”

John K., MO (2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Rear O2 sensor fail”

Noel Z., MO (2004 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“Check Engine Light diagnosis O2 sensor. This is the third time (once under warranty} that a sensor has been replaced over the years”

Anonymous, MA (2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“They go out periodically and are expensive to replace”

Anonymous, VT (2004 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

“Ceiling fabric came loose and had to be replaced”

York T., IA (2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

“Clear cote is peeling off the roof and a few other places”

Paul F., MO (2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Paint peeling on rear bumper and chalking/peeling on hood”

Joey H., KY (2004 Toyota Tundra Base 3.4-L V6)

“Hood paint has completely oxidized”

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota Tundra Unsure 4.7-L V8)

“in the last 12 months the paint has begun to chip, especially the hood”

Anonymous, NC (2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Clear coat cracked and peeled”

Mark S., FL (2004 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“Hood & truck top became chipping and fading of top coat/ paint. Top of fenders as well as top ledge of all doors peeling. All door handles were fading of paint”

Anonymous, FL (2004 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“Complete failure of the coating, paint, and primer layers on the side typically exposed to the sun and blowing dust”

Anonymous, NM (2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“The frame was replaced due to severe rust. Toyota replaced it free of charge”

David D., VT (2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“As a recall Toyota replaced the whole frame due to rust but would not take responsibility for rusted out differential”

Anonymous, MA (2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Bottom of truck rusted, toyota replaced entire frame but not muffler, running boards, etc. damaged by rust”

Wright P., VA (2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“They had a recall on the underside of the bed of the truck they were rusting more than they should have. Mine was not but I took it in for the recall and they took the bed off and sprayed like tar on it. Mine doesn't get drove in winter months”

Marleen S., MI (2004 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“Roof rusted”

Mark S., FL (2004 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“Serious rust issues on frame, front suspension, side step brackets, and other metal parts. Toyota has had programs to deal with these issue on Tundra and Tacoma trucks, but nothing that will help with my trucks issues”

Glen M., PA (2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Rust spots developing on roof in several places. Repair shops will not guarantee rust repair on roof unless they replace roof panel. Cost is $2500 to $3500”

Anonymous, TX (2004 Toyota Tundra Limited 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

“going through about a quart of transmission fluid every other day. Have told dealer to expedite delivery of new frame so that the new rack can then be installed”

Bruce M., ME (2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 3.4-L V6)

“Hoses rusted through, complete brake failure. (2nd time for this truck)”

Anonymous, VT (2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“The original shocks and struts where still on it after 110,000 miles, it was beginning to ride a little rough”

Anonymous, AZ (2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Several times a year (~ 6-8) the work I do has me doing extended drives on rough and unpaved roads. The consequence of this use and the miles driven over the past few years necessitated my replacing the shocks and struts and having re-alignments don”

Judith J., CO (2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“shocks started leaking worn out”

Ronald L., MI (2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Springs or torsion bars

“Springs absolutely worn out and body hits frame with any load”

Anonymous, MT (2004 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“steering affected”

Anonymous, VA (2004 Toyota Tundra Unsure 4.7-L V8)

“We had a major repair with our rack and pinion steering”

Jeff C., TN (2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Leaking seal in the rack, not replaceable, so they changed out the rack”

Lee K., MN (2004 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“Need to replace rack and pinion”

F M., FL (2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“SWAY BAR LEAK”

Phil D., IN (2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Have hadsteering vibration problems since about 100,000 miles”

Anonymous, NY (2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“There was a recall on loose tie rods”

Michael M., TX (2004 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 had to be replaced due to improper function”

B F., NH (2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Normal brake wear with a squeak, it made no sense. Changed out the brakes, rotor, nothing made a difference”

Lisa W., MD (2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Stop and go city driving, plus up to a dozen extended trips in the mountains in the west causes wear to the brake pads. In 2014 I replaced the pads and had the surfaces smoothed”

Judith J., CO (2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“brakes are a constant problem, overheat, even when new, and do not last long”

Howard C., NC (2004 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“brake wear on the front brakes seems excessive”

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Braking vibration due to warped rotors. The front brakes on Tundras seem to have this common problem. I believe the Toyota brake parts are not properly designed and over heat causing the rotors to warp”

Chris R., CA (2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“front end braking it too heavily loaded causing heating and premature wear, having to constantly replace pads and rotors even though I gear down to reduce wear”

Anonymous, BC (2004 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“see first problem”

Anonymous, BC (2004 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“Had to have the front brake drum turned”

James P., LA (2004 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)
Squeaking

“The rotors were not worn, the brakes still had a lot of pad on them, they were wearing evenly, but they squeaked all the time. The squeaking got worse when the brakes were applied. Maybe not worse but a more annoying pitch. Nothing fixed it”

Lisa W., MD (2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

“Engine check light came on. Catalytic converter not working properly”

Anonymous, BC (2004 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“Engine error light on the dash indicated a problem. My mechanic used the diagnostic tool to determine that both catalytic converters needed to be replaced. The cost for original Toyota parts would have exceeded $1900. I replaced them with after ma”

Anonymous, IL (2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Had to replace catalytic converter at a cost of around $1400. Issue was related to severe rust idsues on vehicle frame”

Mark T., MO (2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“I had to replace both catalytic converters”

Timothy B., IL (2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Exhaust leaks

“small leak at flange aft of cat converter.Replaced gasket myself”

Wallace R., CA (2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Exhaust manifold

“The manifold cracked on the drivers side. Estimate is $1600 to replace, so I'm shopping for another vehicle”

Anonymous, BC (2004 Toyota Tundra Base 4.7-L V8)

“Loud exhaust sound”

Anonymous, VA (2004 Toyota Tundra Unsure 4.7-L V8)

“Pipe at catalytic convertor rusted - driver side. Entire pipe , including convertor and oxygen sensors had to be replaced”

Anonymous, NJ (2004 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

“Leaks into cab during rain”

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Sunroof drains plugged. Water leaking into cab”

Anonymous, OR (2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

“Passenger rear door weather stripping around window had to be replaced”

John S., OR (2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Squeaks or rattles

“Squeeks when initially driving”

Anonymous, PA (2004 Toyota Tundra Unsure 3.4-L V6)

“There is a groaning sound coming from the suspension or it could be from joints”

Christi C., AZ (2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“The steering wheel squeaks when turning it”

Anonymous, AB (2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“The factory serpentine belt was replaced in 2015. The replacement belt that was used began to make noise and so I took it back in. As it was just over a year in service it wasn't covered by the warranty but the dealership comped me the cost of the new belt and I paid only labor. As an aside, the factory parts installed on the truck have been remarkably reliable. Replacement parts, including those purchased and installed at the dealership in many cases have not been. As an example, I replaced th”

Michael H., WA (2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 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

Locks and latches

“Door lock stopped working”

Teresa D., CA (2004 Toyota Tundra Unsure 4.7-L V8)

“right door key entry no longer works”

Charles T., CA (2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Seat belts

“Seat belt sensor is not working properly and goes on and off even while seat belts are fastened”

John S., OR (2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Sunroof

“electric motor stopped working”

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota Tundra Unsure 4.7-L V8)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

“had to replace the tailgate supports”

Teresa D., CA (2004 Toyota Tundra Unsure 4.7-L V8)

“tailgate latch is difficult to operate. It requires more than normal force to open. Occasionally, the tailgate will open on its own when the road is rough. I have to double check and use additional force to make sure it latches”

Charles T., CA (2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Windows

“electric motor stopped working”

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota Tundra Unsure 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

“The yoke was leaking fluid”

Glenn M., TX (2004 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)
4WD/AWD components

“Problem going in and out of 4WD”

Anonymous, WY (2004 Toyota Tundra Base Unsure)
Differential

“Differential housing disintegrated. Layers of metal rusted and peeled off. I was horrified and replaced the housing. Toyota finally replaced the entire frame of the vehicle”

Anonymous, MD (2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“The differential housing rusted through and was dripping significant fluid. Had to replace the whole rear assembly”

Anonymous, MA (2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Limited slip differential became noisy and failed to work properly”

Anonymous, GA (2004 Toyota Tundra Base 4.7-L V8)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Antifreeze leaks

“from water pump”

J C., AZ (2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Had a small leak in cooling system. A tube near the fire wall leaked. Difficult to fix. Required removing the engine head to replace the tube. Tube was inexpensive, but required lots of labor time to accomplish”

Richard F., SC (2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Water pump

“Leaked and needed to be replaced”

Anonymous, MN (2004 Toyota Tundra Unsure 4.7-L V8)

“Gasket started to show signs of leakage therefore had pump replaced”

Anonymous, TN (2004 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“Water pumped leaked. Replacing pump necessitated replacing timing belt and belt tensioner. It was an expensive repair”

Richard F., SC (2004 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

“Had to replace the accessory belt. Minor job. Very simple to do”

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Difficult to fill up gas tank

“Extended SF Bay area gas nozzles must be held in place to prevent gas flow from shutting off”

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“valve-cover gasket”

James B., FL (2004 Toyota Tundra Base 3.4-L V6)

“engine seals needed to be replaced”

Anonymous, SK (2004 Toyota Tundra Limited 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

Coolers and lines

“A pin hole developed in the coolant line”

Glenn M., TX (2004 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)
Transmission leaks

“Toyota issued a service bulletin for changing the transmission output shaft to fix leaks. Dealership cost $1,000, elsewhere $550”

Allen S., OK (2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Rear transmission seal is shot and is leaking. There will be a $500 repair bill in my future”

Glen M., PA (2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Seal at the back of the transmission was leaking and had to be replaced”

Montie M., TX (2004 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

Exterior lights (other than headlights)

“side lights have condensation during weather changes. Dealer replaced twice under warranty however, this problem is a defect Toyota doesn't want to admit”

Anonymous, NC (2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Interior lights

“When truck is in drive "D", that light is out”

Anonymous, TN (2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“auto lights do not work anymore, causing lighting problems that drain the battery”

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota Tundra Base 4.7-L V8)

“Light bulbs that light the Tach and Speedometer failed, leading to a very expensive labor charge for a minor part”

Anonymous, ID (2004 Toyota Tundra Unsure 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

“Had trouble thru out the years of not cooling cab off in afternoons and had to add freon every year”

Randy B., AR (2004 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“My original compressor went out and I had it replaced from one I purchased from Auto Zone”

Larry B., AR (2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 3.4-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

“constant problems with a/c leaks”

Howard C., NC (2004 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Clutch replacement

“The Tundra had a frame recall. It seems that in combination with this the steering rack and the lines are corroding and leaking as of Jan. 2015. The clutch has been replaced and am waiting to install a new rack on the new frame once it arrives”

Bruce M., ME (2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 3.4-L V6)

“80000 miles - it was toast”

James B., FL (2004 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

Scheduled timing belt replacement

“water pump bearing failure, coolant leak”

J C., AZ (2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Timing belt replaced at recommendation of mechanic”

Edward M., CA (2004 Toyota Tundra Limited 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

Speakers

“Door speaker 'blown'”

Anonymous, WI (2004 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
CD player

“The buttons of the stereo system with CD & tape player (yes, tape) player started not responding. At the same time, the driver's door speaker started buzzing”

Anonymous, FL (2004 Toyota Tundra Limited 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

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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
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
SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER BALL JOINT
Jan 19 2007
IN EXTREME CASES, IF THE VEHICLE IS CONTINUOUSLY OPERATED IN THIS CONDITION, THE LOWER BALL JOINT MAY SEPARATE FROM THE KNUCKLE AND COULD CAUSE A LOSS OF VEHICLE CONTROL.
Summary:
ON CERTAIN TRUCKS AND MINI VANS, DUE TO POSSIBLE IMPROPER FINISHING OF THE FRONT SUSPENSION LOWER BALL JOINT, SOME BALL JOINTS MAY EXPERIENCE AN INCIDENTAL DETERIORATION OF THE INTERNAL LUBRICATION. THIS MAY CAUSE THE BALL JOINT TO WEAR AND LOOSEN PREMATURELY, WHICH COULD RESULT IN INCREASED STEERING EFFORT, REDUCED VEHICLE SELF-CENTERING, AND NOISE IN THE FRONT SUSPENSION.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE FRONT SUSPENSION LOWER BALL JOINTS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 28, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.
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TOYOTA RECALL NO. 70B.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: 07V013000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 533124
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.
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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
May 24 2006
WITHOUT THE AMBER REFLECTORS, THE VEHICLE WILL BE POORLY ILLUMINATED, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
Summary:
CERTAIN CK MOTORSPORTS COMBINATION HEADLIGHTS, CLEAR CORNER, BUMPER, AND SIDE MARKER LIGHTS SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON THE 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:
CK MOTORSPORT WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE NONCOMPLIANT LAMPS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 1, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CK MOTORSPORT AT 1-909-610-7211.
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THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY THE VEHICLE MANUFACTURERS.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: 06E049000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 27176
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.
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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.
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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
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM
Mar 30 2005
IN THIS CONDITION, THE EXHAUST PIPE FLANGE MAY RUB AGAINST THE RIGHT REAR BRAKE LINE, WHICH COULD CAUSE BRAKE FLUID LEAKAGE. THIS COULD LEAD TO AN INCREASE OF VEHICLE STOPPING DISTANCE, WHICH COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.
Summary:
CERTAIN PICKUP TRUCKS EQUIPPED WITH BOTH VEHICLE STABILITY CONTROL (VSC) AND THE TRD DUAL EXHAUST SYSTEMS. THE TRD DUAL EXHAUST SYSTEM MET ALL CLEARANCE SPECIFICATIONS ON MODELS WITHOUT VSC, HOWEVER THE DRIVER'S SIDE EXHAUST LOCATED IN A POSITION WHERE CONTACT BETWEEN A BRAKE LINE FOUND ONLY ON VEHICLES WITH VSC AND THE TRD EXHAUST PIPE MIGHT OCCUR.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND, IF SO EQUIPPED, WILL REPLACE THE TRD DUAL EXHAUST SYSTEM FREE OF CHARGE. DURING THIS REPLACEMENT, THE DEALER WILL ALSO INSPECT THE SPECIFIC BRAKE LINE TO ASSURE IT HAS NOT BEEN DAMAGED AND REPLACE IT IF NECESSARY. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 31, 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.
For more information:
TOYOTA RECALL NO. 50E.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: 05V123000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 5726
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