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

Owner Reports

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

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.

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

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

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
extended cab
regular cab
crew cab
Transmissions Available
  • 5-speed Automatic
  • 6-speed Manual
Engines Available
  • 4-liter V6 (239 hp)
  • 4.7-liter V8 (282 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2005 Toyota Tundra owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

“Rubber trim has come loose”

Anonymous, SD (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Trim at base of driver's side window is loose and coming off”

Anonymous, AB (2005 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

“minor chips - but many a few small rust spots underbody & frame surface rust”

William W., CA (2005 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“Paint on this model Toyota, like most of their entire product line, is poor. Does not hold up to sun. OEM paint on these vehicles is very thin and substandard. I have pits in the paint all over the hood and the paint over the whole truck is very dull”

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.0-L V6)

“White paint is chalking - been this way for at least 5 years”

Aralis F., CA (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“chipping has become a problem on hood and sides”

Lawrence K., FL (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“paint faded, clear coat peeling, rust started”

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Tundra Base 4.0-L V6)

“On the hood, there are three places that look like blisters, but I'm not sure that would be the actual term, since the paint was applied ten years back. under the blisters, there is primer, so the blisters don't go all the way to the steel”

Carl D., TX (2005 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.0-L V6)

“Alloy wheels seem to have an issue with paint bubbling and peeling. Toyota never acknowledged the issue. Same issue on same year Corolla alloys”

Anonymous, RI (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“paint peeling off bottom and side of one rear door”

Bruce A., TX (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Clear coat is fading and chipping away, Toyota will not cover”

William S., CA (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“The top is fading and turning a grey color. the paint overall is very thin and scratches very easily , when it is just barely touched by and thing, bushes etc”

Anonymous, GA (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“All surfaces that face upward like hood, roof, wheel flares etc. are all extremely sun faded and peeling. Side walls and quarter panels that face outward are not as bad but do seem to scratch easier now”

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“the horses also chewed on the tundra so it has spots of rust and paint is scraped off”

Anonymous, SC (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Underbody frame very rusty”

Derek T., OH (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“The rust is horrible. The only areas that do not have rust are the painted body areas. Had Toyota "Rust Remedy" applied several years ago which has been successful, but only for the very limited items to which it was applied (i.e., the frame). Front and rear suspension horribly rusted (had to replace sway bar connecting rods which had rusted so badly they broke off), wheel rims are rusted (silver coating is mostly gone), emergency brake cable and parts rusted and eventual froze in the "on" posit”

Anonymous, WI (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Truck frame was rusted , covered & repaired by recall. Dealer refused to cover rusted truck bed floor which is rusting from the bottom up. Both the bottom of bed and frame had the same problem, insufficient under coating for the NE of the U.S”

Thomas K., PA (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Recall for frame Rusting”

B G., NJ (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“few spots 1/8 to 1/4 inch bubbled and rusted, areas denuded of paint on top rusted”

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Tundra Base 4.0-L V6)

“rust on one side of body near rear door”

Bruce A., TX (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Frame, major driveline, brake lines etc are rusted to a point of concern. Toyota recalled the truck and sprayed undercoating only to have half or better wash/wear off inside of a years time. Truck is mechanically sound but I don't think it will outl”

Denis C., NJ (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Toyota. Recall for body corrosion, they took great care of recovering frame and underbody of recall”

Anonymous, IL (2005 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“Rust spots showing up in box where box meets frame”

Joe R., SK (2005 Toyota Tundra Limited 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)

“brakes are always spongy. Long stopping distance, especially when towing. Not sure exactly why they failed”

Paul H., RI (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Toyota Safety Recall - Passenger side airbag inflator assembly had to be replaced. No cost to me”

Anonymous, AE (2005 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“2 REPLACEMENTS BOTH SIDES IN 150000KM...CAUSE OF VIBRATION...CALIPER FAILURE IN BOTH OCCASIONS”

Frank H., ON (2005 Toyota Tundra Base 4.7-L V8)

“Frozen caliper scored the rotor”

Anonymous, MA (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“One front caliper would not totally release causing a shimmy - this did not happen continuously”

Anonymous, WA (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Master cylinder

“master cylinder failed”

Anonymous, AK (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Brake booster failed at Master Cylinder seal. Booster was full and draining fluid through breather hose into engine block. VERY EXPENSIVE to fix. Needed booster AND master cyl. not available separately even though MC was working to spec”

Steve L., NY (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Brake fluid was found to be low. Diagnosis was master cylinder re and re was around $1200.00. Dealer indicated this is a very rare fault with Tundra he'd seen this just a handful of times”

Dan J., BC (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Brake fluid was leaking from the brake master cylinder into the brake booster. Previously, my Tundra never required brake fluid. I reported problem to my dealer, mechanic discovered leak between master cylinder and brake booster. Replaced entire unit”

Anonymous, NC (2005 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“Master Cylinder leaked, Toyota only sells the complete Brake System Unit of three parts for about $1700; ended up getting used Master Cylinder for about $300”

Anonymous, TX (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.0-L V6)

“had to replace emergency brake because it was frozen. Rear emergency pivot had to be replaced. Indicated this has happen quite a few times from vehicles brought in to tell dealership”

Anonymous, VA (2005 Toyota Tundra StepSide 4.0-L V6)

“Emergency brake does not release enough on left rear wheel so causes vibration and hot brakes. The bell crank pivot is too tight and will not allow pivot to work easily. Have to reach under and pull left cable to release pressure after each use! M”

Leroy K., WY (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Parking brake bell crank at rear wheels is made of poor steel that rusts readily and the mechanism binds and becomes fused. I need to remove, clean and rebuild every-other year”

Steve L., NY (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“rear brakes would not completely release after releasing parking brake”

William G., MA (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“This is the first time in 170,000 the rotar and drums”

Anonymous S., FL (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.0-L V6)

“IN EACH OCCURRENCE OF THE PROBLEM THE DEFECTIVE CALIPERS DAMAGED THE ROTORS”

Frank H., ON (2005 Toyota Tundra Base 4.7-L V8)

“The brake rotors for this vehicle do not appear to be large enough for the size of the truck, resulting in rotor wear more frequent than should be. I have had Toyota service techs, tell me that in subsequent years, Toyota added larger rotors to their Tundra trucks”

Laura S., CA (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Rough stopping”

Anonymous, NM (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Scored by frozen caliper”

Anonymous, MA (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“warped ...needed to be turned”

Anonymous, CO (2005 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“premature wear causing steering vibration”

Anonymous, MA (2005 Toyota Tundra Base 4.7-L V8)
Squeaking

“After installing new rotor, caliper pads on left front it chirps. Have spent considerable money but with no results. Still chirps! All brakes were replaced but only left front chirps!”

Leroy K., WY (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Exhaust leaks

“The underbody has extensive corrosion that is related to lack of protective coatings”

Anonymous, MD (2005 Toyota Tundra Base 4.0-L V6)

“From muffler to rear pipe, system rusted out and had to be replaced”

Anonymous, VA (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“We are from Buffalo, NY & the salt & crud plays hell with exhaust systems. A gasket started to leak between the converter & Y pipe. Now that we live in Tennessee, I don't expect anymore problems!”

David W., TN (2005 Toyota Tundra StepSide 4.7-L V8)

“Exhaust manifold cracked, requiring replacement, on 4.7 liter V8. Included significant labor expense”

J S., CA (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Loose/rattling heat shield

“The stainless steel shields themselves were in perfect condition, but the bolts were galvanized and badly corroded and the gaskets were shreaded”

Robert G., MD (2005 Toyota Tundra Base 4.0-L V6)

“Entire exhaust system needed to be replaced due to severe rust”

Bradley M., ON (2005 Toyota Tundra StepSide 4.7-L V8)

“The very short pipe between the resonator and muffler rusted through an broke off so I had to replace the entire system from cat back, moving form a dual to single system”

James J., WI (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“12 years old and the engine is frequently started and stopped without thorough warming. The muffler simply corroded”

Robert G., MD (2005 Toyota Tundra Base 4.0-L V6)

“Rusted out and developed holes”

Anonymous, VA (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“rusted out”

Kent J., MO (2005 Toyota Tundra Base 4.7-L V8)

“rusted out”

Anonymous, NY (2005 Toyota Tundra Unsure 4.7-L V8)

“The muffler rusted and a hole emerged”

Doug G., WI (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“The truck is 10 years old. It needed a new muffler due to a hole”

Patrick M., NY (2005 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“Loose bracket on rear stretch due to corrosion. Welded new hanger bracket on”

Anonymous, WY (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“tail pipe rusted through at the joint and fell off”

Anonymous, NY (2005 Toyota Tundra Limited Unsure)

“the muffler has rusted twice, the pipes rusted out twice and the parts were very hard to get The under body-chassis-had terrible rust that was eating through the bed”

Anonymous, NY (2005 Toyota Tundra Unsure 4.7-L V8)

“Just needed to be re-welded where they connect to the muffler”

Judy B., OH (2005 Toyota Tundra StepSide 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

“The right front tire- and only the right front tire- chews up the outside tread quickly. My Toyota dealership has aligned the vehicle many times- 12- I believe and have even replaced many right front tires for free. The dealership has tried but there”

G R., GA (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Has required alignment 3 times in 10 years”

Gerard M., PR (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Ball joint loose, had to be replaced for safety reasons”

Anonymous, AK (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“After replacing all shocks on vehicle with recommended equipment a noticeable clunking noise could be heard when going over uneven terrain. Several mechanics indicated the shocks were installed properly. Noise still persists and is affecting handli”

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“driver side strut is blown”

- L., MN (2005 Toyota Tundra Base 4.7-L V8)

“At 130000 k the original shocks needed to be replaced. Can't complane about that!”

Anonymous, NH (2005 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“time to replace”

Anonymous, TX (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.0-L V6)

“front shocks had to be replaced”

Gerard M., PR (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Springs or torsion bars

“LF torsion bar link rusted through”

Stephen L., IL (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“HAD TO REPLACE A FRONT RIGHT TORSION BAR BECAUSE OF NORMAL WEAR”

Gilbert G., AB (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Steering wheel vibration

“Vibration in steering wheel. Purchased new upper a-rms replaced all bushings shocks. Fixed toe in adjustment and bam no problem”

Anonymous, WY (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“See previous answer on alignment. The right front tire only lasts 3 or 4 thoUSnd miles before it is ruined”

G R., GA (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“All front end components had worn out due to age”

Christina K., MA (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“costly. steering rack and steering lines all needed to be replaced. Everything underneath my truck is rusted or corroded”

Anonymous, MA (2005 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)
Power steering pumps and hoses

“Leak in hose”

K S., TX (2005 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“driver side sway bar link is broken”

- L., MN (2005 Toyota Tundra Base 4.7-L V8)

“worn out and needed to be replaced”

Anonymous, KS (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

Fuel System

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

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

“poorly designed air injection system requires removing the intake manifold and the replacement parts are very expensive”

Rick H., TX (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Catalytic converter failed but was replaced under the warranty”

Linda C., TX (2005 Toyota Tundra Base 4.7-L V8)

“Initial start up sets check engine light if temperature is below 65 degrees. No issue most of time as I live in Florida”

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Secondary air intake pumps failing, known issue with Tundras”

Nick C., CA (2005 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“Air injection pumps failed and had to be replaced”

Anonymous, MO (2005 Toyota Tundra Base 4.7-L V8)

“Later models were covered by a recall of the Secondary Injection Air Pump. Total cost of repair was $1700, Toyota cover $700. I thought the fault was a design defect as evidenced by the recall of later models. Lack of replacement parts resulted in”

Peter V., AL (2005 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“The air injection pump failed. The parts alone were over $600”

Anonymous, NJ (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“The check engine light went off about 18 months ago and the vehicle went into limp mode. Diagnosis at dealer was secondary air pump- quote $ 2400.00. Got a second opinion from my regular dealer who's advice was clear the codes and carry on which wa”

Dan J., BC (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Fuel cap

“Ccheck engine light - replaced cap”

Bill S., TX (2005 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“Replaced after 10 years”

Tim W., CA (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.0-L V6)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

“Cold air induction system pump went out, putting truck into limp mode. Toyota wanted $2300 to repair a part that runs on startup for about 30 seconds. The pump costs about $100. They retroactively extended the warranty a few years back going back to 2007 but I was out of luck. I found a work around, a plug in to fool the computer into thinking the pump was working (cost was $150). Still had the check engine light on though. Found another work around for $150 that took care of that”

Anonymous, NE (2005 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“Replaced 2 O2 sensors for the second time in 3 years and another one is defected now”

Elliott F., VA (2005 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“Another expensive fix for emission system problem causing check engine light to come on - I have reset system and that generally keeps the light off for several weeks”

Bill S., TX (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Fuel gauge/sender

“intermitttently does not register fuel level, than slowly returns to correct reading Tyre pressure sensor system is faulty”

Anonymous, TX (2005 Toyota Tundra Base 4.0-L V6)

“Fuel gauge does not respond to fuel level”

Tim W., CA (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.0-L V6)

“Bought the Truck used, the sending unit never really worked well, ended up replacing it after 5 years because I got tired of constantly having to keep track of the mileage. But Dropping the gas tank and replacing it is expensive”

Anonymous, TX (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.0-L V6)

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

“Universal joints had too be replaced”

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“Problem with driveshaft. Constant noises and vibrations”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“Drive shaft spline seized. This was discovered during a warranty replacement of the frame”

Anonymous, VT (2005 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.0-L V6)

“Center bearing coming apart causing viberation. $260 dollar bearing you can only get from Toyota. replaced all of the U joints due to corrosion. $750 dollar repair”

Anonymous, VA (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Rear universal beaings wore out, were replaced”

George C., FL (2005 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)
Driveline vibration

“Caused by poorly designed driveshaft”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)
4WD/AWD components

“Needed to replace transfer case”

Anonymous, SD (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Differential

“Ring gear ripped off multiple teeth. The truck came with a tow package , but i have only towed a trailer 3 times in ten years. I was really surprised, I do all scheduled maintenance as required”

Roger P., FL (2005 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“Began squeaking when in reverse, needed replaced. Cost $550”

Nathan H., SC (2005 Toyota Tundra WT 4.0-L V6)

“cv joint, boot, front passenger side failed twice in one year”

Anonymous, TN (2005 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)

“bed light had a peoblem, but seemingly self corrected”

Anonymous, TX (2005 Toyota Tundra Base 4.0-L V6)

“With only 85,000 miles, already had to replace a headlight, a fog light, and a tail light. Of course when one goes out, both must be replaced, so I have actually replaced 6 exterior lights”

Anonymous, WI (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Tire pressure monitor

“system failed light flashes constantly very expensive to repair i now use a tyre gauge covered flashing light with tape as advised by clic and clack”

Anonymous, TX (2005 Toyota Tundra Base 4.0-L V6)

“Light comes on despite tire pressure being within range”

Anonymous, WA (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Two wheel sensors failed. Cost of repair estimate by dealer was $450. Repair was not performed; placed a piece of electrical tape over warning light”

Peter V., AL (2005 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“The low-pressure light is on, but the tires are all fully inflated”

Anonymous, GA (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Tire pressure warning light remains on when tire pressure is normal”

Anonymous, AK (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Remote engine starter

“Failed to function”

Anonymous, AK (2005 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

“Did not cool”

Anonymous, WA (2005 Toyota Tundra Base 4.7-L V8)
Evaporator

“System lost from, there was no cooling. Dealer, in my opinion, was not honest in diagnosing. Obtained complete repair using OEM parts, from independent mechanic. It may not be unreasonable to have to replace this part on a2005 truck in Florida, but dealer was awful”

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.0-L V6)

“Truck did not cool until refrigerant was added”

Anonymous, WA (2005 Toyota Tundra Base 4.0-L V6)

“The freon started leaking out slowly to the point that the air conditioner would no longer work. We took the truck into the dealer for repair and they could not find the leak. We now have to pay to refill the freon if we want air conditioner to work”

Anonymous, WA (2005 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)
Blower (fan) motor

“The blower had a lot of noise, then it stopped working altogether”

Anonymous, TX (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Currently making a loud noise when blower is turned on. Have service scheduled”

Anonymous, VA (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Was squeaking, almost dead, needed replacement”

Anonymous, VA (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 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

“water leak windsheild”

Anonymous, MD (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“leaking around window gasket”

Anonymous, ME (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Just normal for a 10 year old vehicle”

Alan W., NY (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“air rushing through a/c and heating draws in leaves and makes noises. we cannot get debris out of system”

Lawrence K., FL (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

“Boots and and seals replaced on front steering”

Anonymous, CA (2005 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

Mirrors

“Right power mirror non-functional”

William W., CA (2005 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“Seat belt will not retract when release”

William S., CA (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Heated or cooled seat controls

“Driver side control only works on low not high”

David W., GA (2005 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

“Latch on on tailgate just broke apart one day when opening”

David W., GA (2005 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)
Windows

“Passenger front door window motor and rear window motor have both failed, and are expensive to replace”

Anonymous, AZ (2005 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

Scheduled timing belt replacement

“No problems experienced. R & R of timing belt was recommended for 100K miles. At 118K I felt I should get it done”

Robert G., CA (2005 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)
Timing belt or chain

“This is preventative maintenance. The truck had gone over 100000 miles and the timing belt needed replacement”

Frank H., MT (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Turbo or supercharger

“Secondary air flow fan failure, fan comes apart and clogs the intake and vaccum system. Over $3500 to repair. Toyota knows of this problem and has had technical bulletins and recalls. 2005 model only applied to first owner and under 75000 miles”

Anonymous, VA (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Water pump

“Simply failed”

Anonymous, TN (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“I believe it was the water pump but I was told my a number of people the need to replace it on my truck seemed very unusual”

Anonymous, NC (2005 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“It was leaking, but still functioned. Being proactive, I had that and the timing belt replaced”

Patrick M., NY (2005 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

Slipping transmission

“I just spent $1400 on a water pump replacement in March 2015 and today I had to pay $1800 for a "slip" and two air hose replacements replacements. I was very upset to find that the charge was a "standard" charge, not based on actual hours worked!”

Anonymous, NC (2005 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)
Transmission leaks

“Toyota dealer found in April, 1) leaking output shaft seal (Perform rear differential service) and 2) engine oil seeping (Replace crankcase rear main seal). Estimate repair: $1575.39. Will have repairs done in June, 2015”

Anonymous, NC (2005 Toyota Tundra Base 4.7-L V8)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

“valve cover gasket leak”

Anonymous, TX (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“due to wear and tear, the oil parts are messed up. I have to pay about $400.00 to replace the entire oil parts. I just got an estimate this weekend”

Lynda B., CA (2005 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.0-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Clutch replacement

“I have the clutch rebuild the shifter replaced in the rear seal replaced for the first time ever in the truck at approximately 130,000 miles. I actually find this to be a remarkable durability for manual transmission”

Richard C., FL (2005 Toyota Tundra Base 4.0-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

“This is the second unit that has broken. First one replaced under warranty. Just stops working and goes dead. Will replace with aftermarket unit”

Pete F., HI (2005 Toyota Tundra WT 4.7-L V8)

Power Equipment

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

What Owners Say

Spark plugs or wires failure

“Misfire on cylinders 2 & 3, R & R direct ignition coils”

Robert G., CA (2005 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)
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