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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.

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

Worse Better
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 (236 hp)
  • 4.7-liter V8 (271 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2006 Toyota Tundra owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

“Several times throughout the last six years of owning this vehicle, the ABS system has caused some issue where the brakes won't release once slamming them for one reason or another. In order to rectify, I often have to turn the vehicle off completely”

Anonymous, MO (2006 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.0-L V6)

“One front caliper was defective (frozen) I had to replace it plus both rotors and pads. Cost $757”

Peter W., MA (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Brake pad Slide surfaces on caliper rust up quickly leading to excessive pad wear”

Anonymous, RI (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“rust”

Dennis D., NY (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Parking brake

“indicator light appears, problem with sensor”

D D., MA (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Brake froze and repair price to expensive to do”

Anonymous, IL (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“parking brake mechanism rusted and froze up. Would no longer operate. Parts were replaced. Cost approx. $800”

James H., MA (2006 Toyota Tundra Base 4.0-L V6)

“As typical for Toyota pickups, the parking brake parts rust and corrode to the point that they become frozen to the point that they become non-functional. This is my third Toyota truck, and they all are made the same way, and they all have had this problem”

Kenneth D., ME (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Cable in the rear brake drum area froze and caused a vibration while moving at highway speed”

Anonymous, PA (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Self adjusters do not work well. Requires frequent backing up and applying parking brake to set rear brakes”

Curt F., MI (2006 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“Parking brake mechanisms rust up & become locked up leading to excessive brake pad wear”

Anonymous, RI (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Cable system was frozen from inconsistent use. Had to be replaced because it caused excessive wear to the rear drums”

Anonymous, FL (2006 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“I put heavy duty rotors on the Tundra”

Anonymous, NM (2006 Toyota Tundra Base 4.0-L V6)
Rotors

“resurfaced at 33000 miles”

Anonymous, VA (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.0-L V6)

“Seems like they wear out quickly. Cheap metal?”

Anonymous, MI (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“normal wear”

Anonymous, MN (2006 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“needed new front brake pads and rotors turned. Likely due to high mileage, wear and tear”

Anonymous, WA (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“The brakes get hot in the mountains and the rotors warp”

Anonymous, NM (2006 Toyota Tundra Base 4.0-L V6)
Squeaking

“Some of the brake components rusted. Disc rotors and calipers on front and drums and backing plate on rear. Front parts replaced at the cost of $1200. Rear parts not replaced yet-no estimate”

James H., MA (2006 Toyota Tundra Base 4.0-L V6)

“normal wear”

Anonymous, MN (2006 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“The squeaking was due to the back brakes needing replacement. The front brakes needed replacement also”

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“The truck has been to the dealer 5 times since Aug 2014. The brakes have been screeching and making loud noises. The brakepads and shims have been replaced. Firestone put ceramic disc brake pads on 4/14. The dealer is trying to repair it!!”

Anonymous, GA (2006 Toyota Tundra Unsure 4.0-L V6)

“Master cylinder had to be completely replaced along with the booster system”

Anonymous, GA (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“braking was poor with initial pressure and then seemed to catch which was corrected with adjustment to master cylinder”

Anonymous, OR (2006 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“Replaced front rotors and pads due to noise being made when being used”

Anonymous, NC (2006 Toyota Tundra Base 4.7-L V8)

“Had to replace front pads”

Anthony M., AZ (2006 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“Replaced front pads and rotors. One rotor was gouged because the wear indicator had broken and created a deep gouge rather than creating the expected wear noise”

Anonymous, AZ (2006 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“new brake bands on front”

Joe R., AR (2006 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

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

“The vehicle has never been stored indoors so the paint has lost all luster. It appears a a flat paint”

Robert J., MN (2006 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“paint faded on wheel flares and I had to have repainted”

Gary M., CA (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“paint peeling up like a snake sheading his skin”

Anonymous, SC (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Paint on top of truck has faded and looks splotchy”

Jenny R., VA (2006 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“the whole hood and cab top”

Anonymous, KS (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“The paint on the hood has cracked and lost its lustre. The roof paint Jas also lost its shine”

Anonymous, FL (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“The paint on the roof is fading and chalking and needs to be repainted. The rest of the vehicle also has problems with paint fading”

Anonymous, GA (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“PAINT PEELED AFTYER ACCIDENT AND REPAIR. FRONT BUMPER”

Anonymous, TX (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Clear coat has worn completely off, leaving a dull finish”

Anonymous, LA (2006 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“Paint on roof dull @ about 7 yrs , then the clear coat peeled off and the base coat cracked and went to primer. I have seen this on MANY of same build year Tundra and think its factory paint issue but no recall on it”

Steven R., FL (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Paint seems to nick and crack easily. Many small checks and issues with the painted finish”

Sue R., WA (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“The paint has significantly faded on the top of the vehicle”

Alison G., AL (2006 Toyota Tundra Base 4.7-L V8)

“front plastic bumper gets "pitted" too easy. high pressure wash causes flaking on molding and trim”

Anonymous, AR (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“paint chips easily and started fading within 5 years”

Richard D., FL (2006 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)
Rust

“The vehicle as several spots of rust on the body, and inside the door frame. Also the painted rear bumper is rusting badly”

Robert J., MN (2006 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“The whole frame is rusting out. Toyota has issued a recall for Tundra and Tacoma models, but sadly my 2006 Tundra is not included”

Richard S., CT (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.0-L V6)

“Started to rust in wheel well”

Anonymous, VT (2006 Toyota Tundra Base 4.7-L V8)

“extreme rust especially undercarriage as result in line leaks of steering and twice brake failure. Parking brake rust frozen. Now body rusting”

Anonymous, MD (2006 Toyota Tundra Base 4.7-L V8)

“The wheels appear to be made of aluminum which was coated with a paint that matched the body color. The paint bubbled up and peeled off. It started within the 1st year and the dealer said it was not covered under warrantee”

Tom T., AZ (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“It was a recall and got fixed. However the pain is now pealing”

Anonymous, OH (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“frame,drive shaft,bumber.brakes.gas tank support car never undercoated, recall only to give a poor undercoating had to repair and replace the bottom for $4000 to a have a safe and driveable truck recall took over 8 months to get any service of poor”

Martin B., ME (2006 Toyota Tundra Base 4.7-L V8)

“Rear bumper has rusted out. Alloy wheels have severe rust”

Beverly H., MD (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Recall for rust on frame. They fixed it?”

Anonymous, ME (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Rust starting to show all over even on top f the cab”

Anonymous, UT (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

Drive System

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

What Owners Say

Driveshaft or axle

“Drive shaft needed to be replaced”

Anonymous, TX (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.0-L V6)

“Both rear wheel bearings went bad @ 50000 miles”

Peter M., OH (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.0-L V6)

“Right rear bearing went out. Shimmy in steering ended up being in front end and shocks”

D T., ID (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“dealer replaced right rear axle bearing at 88,000 miles. The entire driveline seems too light for this model of truck”

Michael L., WY (2006 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“Rubber boots were leaking, had to replace front axels”

Ben G., CA (2006 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“bearing worn out”

Anonymous, TX (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Warped left axle on the outside of the wheel bearing”

Robert G., CA (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Had to replace front passenger axle with only 52000 easy miles on the truck”

Anonymous, OR (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“vibration during deceleration”

Anonymous, FL (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Rust rear axle causing leak. Unable to just replace differential cover would have had to replace entire rear axle to replace a simple differential cover leak. I got independent mechanic to weld. Truck has only 55K miles”

Anonymous, MD (2006 Toyota Tundra Unsure 4.7-L V8)

“destroyed the differential, not from lack of maintenance”

Michael W., CA (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Driveline vibration

“Very severe vibration. Installed new u-joints- helped a little. Removed and balanced drive shaft.Fixed most of problem”

Anonymous, GA (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Electrical failure

“Transmission wiring harness failed, due to corrosion.Vehicle had recall for excessive rust on frame. I believe they would be related. I maintain and clean/wash me vehicle regularly”

Anonymous, NJ (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“short in the electrical connection between the shifter arm and the sending unit. caused the truck to shift out of overdrive with out being commanded to shift”

Anonymous, TX (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
4WD/AWD components

“Low range 4 wheel drive does not engage”

G B., WI (2006 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“low end 4wd does not work. this is the same thing that happened on my 2000 toyota tundra”

Anonymous, PA (2006 Toyota Tundra Limited Unsure)
Transfer case

“Had to have transfer case replaced at cost of $3800.00. Toyota dealership had not had to replace any others”

Richard D., FL (2006 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

Ball joints

“Nothing unusual. Just wear and noise prior to replacement”

Anonymous, TX (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“bushings for both front struts failed at about 95000 miles. this is a TRD model and should have had better bushings”

Anonymous, TX (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Power steering leaks

“Leaking hose. Replaced hose”

Anonymous, AR (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.0-L V6)

“small fluid leak”

Anonymous, NC (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Power steering is leaking very slowly”

Ward H., TN (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Fronts struts had to be replaced. Done by the dealer, it was an expensive repair (>$1000)”

James L., CA (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Front struts needed replacing (leaking) at 85,000 miles”

Sue R., WA (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“There is an intermittent groaning noise coming from the lt front shock or suspension. I had it checked at the dealership but they found nothing wrong. It is unpredictable and comes and goes”

Ellie K., WA (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Replaced left sway bar link and fasteners. You don't have a category for this”

Anonymous, NY (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“They said the torsion bars snapped into”

Anonymous, UT (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“broken spring”

Anonymous, MI (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Required replacement at safety. Over $700 cost”

Anonymous, MB (2006 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“We now have the third Rack & Pinion on the car. This is the only vehicle we have ever had that has any issue with the rack & pinion”

Anonymous, AL (2006 Toyota Tundra Unsure 4.7-L V8)

“Rack developed too much free play and had to be replaced”

Anonymous, NH (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Wheel bearings

“Needed new wheel bearings in front at about 147,000 miles”

Doug O., FL (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.0-L V6)

“Wheel bearings needed replacement”

Anonymous, NV (2006 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“replaced wheel bearing, rear, both sides”

Anonymous, CA (2006 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

“Windshield leak”

Anonymous, IL (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Water leak under dashboard on passenger side by blower after raining”

Derek G., IN (2006 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“water leak from wind shield!!”

James W., HI (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Water through the sunroof effecting the fuse panel”

Anonymous, NS (2006 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“Water leak under the dash that professional has been unable to locate”

Anonymous, IA (2006 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

“Weather stripping around windshield was peeling”

Anonymous, IL (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“The rear axle seals have leaked affecting rear brakes. the seals have been fixed at a Toyota dealer three different times”

Anonymous, VA (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Squeaks or rattles

“sounds like entire dash rattles. also the door trim rattles and the speakers are broken”

Anonymous, LA (2006 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“driver side outside rear view mirrow became loose and developed a rattle. I fixed it myself”

Anonymous, KS (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“I hear an occasional clunk when stopping in reverse. Had the dealer check the spare tire, but it continues”

Ralph M., AZ (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“door rattles”

Ernest D., AL (2006 Toyota Tundra Unsure 4.7-L V8)

“Dash rattles in the winter when colder air is in season”

David W., KY (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Serpentine belt and/or pulleys and tensioner always squeaks. Replaced belt several times and pulleys/tensioner once but squeaks/chirps come right back”

Anonymous, NY (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“The drive belt was squeaking - replaced and still squeaking”

Ken T., SK (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“catylitic converter shield became loose”

Roger T., ON (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Wind noise from drivers side door. Never completely fixed”

Keith C., FL (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

Fuel System

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

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

“This is the second part of the problem with the sensor”

Anonymous, KY (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“I had to have the Air Injection Pump & Diverter Valve replaced at a cost of $1894”

Peter W., MA (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Water entered emissions related pump. Cost estimated at $2,000 for a known problem with vehicle. No repairs done”

Anonymous, AL (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Couldn't get the service required light to go off. apparently was related to emissions control problem”

Anonymous, WI (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Fuel injection system

“Internal fuel injector parts disintegrated, sending debris through the fuel system, and requiring fairly extensive rebuild of the fuel injectors”

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

“O2 sensor fouled Fuel additive cleared it. Cost $35”

Anonymous, NH (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“A sensor on the engine broke and caused one side of the engine to send raw gas to the emission system. It was not one of the common sensor like an Oxygen sensor”

Anonymous, KY (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Oxygen Injection vales failed (Multiple) and all had to be replaced”

Steve W., TX (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Had to replace air/fuel sensor on bank 2. Used aftermarket part and did repairs myself”

Anonymous, NY (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“O2 Sensor failed, had to be removed/replaced by a machine shop (seized)”

Anonymous, MD (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Air emissions related device has water intrusion. Known issue. No repairs done”

Anonymous, AL (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Fuel cap

“fuel cap not seal”

Warren B., AZ (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

“Catalyst below threshold codes multiple times. Switched all O2 sensors around and works okay with occasional code”

Keith M., NE (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“One of the catalytic converters failed and had to be replaced”

Anonymous, GA (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.0-L V6)
Loose/rattling heat shield

“Dealer estimated that I needed to replace both catalytic converters, and pipes from exhaust headers for $4,000”

David W., KY (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“The heat shield around the cat converter is stainless steel, as it should be. But it's put together with plain carbon steel bolts, which quickly rust off. So I lost the lower half on the road somewhere, and the top half, which is prevented from falling off by an oxygen sensor, rattles like crazy. If they had used stainless steel bolts instead of regular steel, this would not have happened”

Kenneth D., ME (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“rusted out”

Richard T., OH (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“hole in muffer”

Robert D., OH (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Wore out. Needed replacement”

Edward R., UT (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Muffler needed to be replaced”

E R., UT (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“It just wore out which I expect in a vehicle this old with 160000+ miles”

Anonymous, NY (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Muffler rusted through”

Anonymous, MD (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“We have a relatively exclusive factory installed Toyota Racing Development stainless steel dual exhaust system. On 2 occasions the connection between the exhaust pipe and the catalytic converter has loosened. It cost about $50 to replace the part”

Anonymous, MT (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Pipes heavily rusted”

Anonymous, MD (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

In-car Electronics

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

What Owners Say

CD player

“The player skips tracks on cds requiring me to manually select proper track”

Dilindo O., CA (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“poor quality jvc head unit”

Anonymous, TN (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Volume control knob on in-dash unit will sometimes behave erratically”

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Stopped working”

John H., CO (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Radio

“Reception is lousy. Does not pull in local radio stations very well and forget about distant stations. CD and speakers work fine”

Mark D., CA (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“station selection buttons don't work anymore”

R T., TX (2006 Toyota Tundra Base 4.7-L V8)

“This is the second time that the radio has quit working. First time it was replaced under warranty. No sound from radio and volume knob did not work. All other functions worked, however still no sound. Estimated repair: $1000”

Mark N., OR (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Poor reception on AM and FM stations compaired to other cars in the same locations”

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Speakers

“jvc speakers made to only work with jvc header unit”

Anonymous, TN (2006 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

“4 wheel drive not working. Transmission slipping. Have not repaired it yet”

Anonymous, SC (2006 Toyota Tundra Base 4.7-L V8)

“Started to slip a bit at around 148,000 miles, still working without repair”

Doug O., FL (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.0-L V6)

“had to replace parts in rear end. making loud noise”

Anonymous, FL (2006 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“Transmission slips when cornering”

Anonymous, AL (2006 Toyota Tundra Base 4.0-L V6)

“In cold weather, trans slips when first starting off driving. Corrects once warmed up”

Curt F., MI (2006 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“Transmission is slipping. The dealership says that eventually it will have to be replaced, but that it can go for many more miles this way. We have put probably 20000 miles on it since the diagnosis without issue”

Sarah W., GA (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.0-L V6)

“It was related to a sensor failure and a short in a supporting harness”

Keith T., IA (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“A small leak in the rear of the transmission because of a bad seal”

Anonymous, FL (2006 Toyota Tundra Base 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

“Compressor developed a short in the coil of the magnetic clutch and had to be replaced”

Anonymous, TX (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Blower is excessively noisy to the point of being annoying”

Anonymous, AL (2006 Toyota Tundra Base 4.0-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

“There is a slow leak in this system which needs regular maintenance to keep it fully charged up and working properly”

Derek G., IN (2006 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“It is a slow leak of coolant that has to be replaced every 2 years. This costs us about $80”

Anonymous, MT (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Air conditioner quit working. Replaced the freon and it's fine”

Ken T., SK (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Automatic climate control

“The control module is located inside the main cooling containment and is not replaceable as a individual part. Required over $2,000 to repair/replace”

Bill H., LA (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Heated or cooled seat controls

“Does not appear to control air flow or coolness too well on low speed compared to other vehicles”

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Heater system

“difficult to get warm air when very cold”

Anonymous, MA (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

Power Equipment

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

What Owners Say

Alternator

“Alternator went out. I went to the dealership to get it replaced and they installed a rebuilt. Lots of squeaking and belt slip on the replaced alternator. Dealership didn't/wouldn't fix it”

Anonymous, WI (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Had high-pitched wine and low alternator output indication. This was intermittent over several months. Finally became a continuous problem. Repair Cost: $350”

Mark N., OR (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Battery (not hybrid or electric)

“Battery needed replacement”

William H., VA (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Continul discharge of battery after 4-5 days”

Anonymous, AB (2006 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)
Spark plugs or wires failure

“focused on wires. Had rats chew insulation off wire to O2 sensor. Caused check engine light to go on”

Davis D., WA (2006 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.0-L V6)
Starter

“Had to replace the starter at 75000 miles. Not typical”

Anonymous, KS (2006 Toyota Tundra Base 4.7-L V8)

“Too hard to start”

Anonymous, AB (2006 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“To replace the starter, all of the upper engine parts had to be removed just to get to the starter. Very labor intensive. Labor was three times the cost of the starter itself”

Bill H., LA (2006 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

“Broken plastic pieces in the tailgate locking mechanism. Fixed it myself”

Richard S., CT (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.0-L V6)

“had to replace my hood, door and tailgate latches for non function”

Anonymous, PA (2006 Toyota Tundra Limited Unsure)
Doors or sliding doors

“Had to replace the door shell on the drivers side October 2014. It was out of warranty, therefore I had to foot the cost of $1,528. In November 2014 the Timing Belt, Water pump had to be replaced requiring new valve cover gaskets costing $1,277”

Anonymous, SC (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Doors will not stay open even on very slight incline. On hills, etc doors slam shut. Danger for children and elderly and the inattentive”

Hugh M., BC (2006 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

“Safety cables on tail gate rust and must be replaced every 2 years”

G B., WI (2006 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“at 9 yrs old the tailgate latch cracked and broke into pieces when went to pull on latch”

Steven R., FL (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“tailgate rattles on bumpy roads, maybe latch or needs adjusting”

Anonymous, AR (2006 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

“Some of the gauges/warning lights tend to come on, for no apparent reason. I think it is an electrical issue”

Preston T., GA (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“The headlights would intermittingly come on, thus draining the battery. It seemed that it happened mostly when it was raining heavy. But the problem has not persisted”

Preston T., GA (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Keyless entry

“The actuator for passenger driver side door lock failed and had to be replaced. While it was out, the door had to lock and unlocked manually”

James L., CA (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Warning lights

“Persist after being addressed”

Anonymous, PA (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Engine sensors went out two different times. They only control the lights that could indicate something is wrong, not the indicators themselves. Expensive”

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Tundra Base 4.0-L V6)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

“Water pump started leaking at around 38000 miles this was not discovered by dealer until 70000 miles after warranty had ran out dealer was told that I had been seeing a drop in coolant at 36000 miles but said they could not find a problem”

Anonymous, KY (2006 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“Water pump went out at around 60,000 miles”

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“I read online that Tundras have this problem with leaking water pumps that have to be replaced... Some early and some later than mine. Sounds like they are faulty”

Anonymous, OR (2006 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)
Antifreeze leaks

“Seems to leak when the weather gets very cold. Drips. Had the engine heater installed by Toyota dealer begin to leak and could not be relplaced. Soft plug was installed instead”

Anonymous, MN (2006 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)
Radiator

“Small leak that required the radiator to be replaced”

Anonymous, FL (2006 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

Fuel leaks

“A fuel hose from the gas tank under the body sprung two or three pinhole leaks”

Clarence F., TX (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.0-L V6)
Difficult to fill up gas tank

“The nozzle for a pump in California is tough to keep running using the auto fill lever. There is an angle at which the pump auto fill won't kick off the pump lever”

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Engine computer

“Throttle body had to be replaced. Engine would start,but would not respond to any change of rpm as foot pressed to the throttle pedal”

Paul B., CA (2006 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

Timing belt or chain

“Per dealer recommendation replaced timing belt and water pump based on mileage of vehicle”

William H., VA (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“replaced drive belt sway bar link repaired”

Anonymous, CO (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Replaced only because water pump was leaking and new timing belt called for in next 15,000 miles”

Anonymous, OR (2006 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

“At 84000 miles the the transmission would not go into reverse”

Dennis D., NY (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Torque converter

“Torque Converter shudder when shifting into overdrive”

Anonymous, AL (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
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