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.

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 329,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2020 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 2006 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

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)

"Hood and roof paint cracking. Had to pay to repaint. The body shop owner stated that the paint preparation was the cause of the paint peeling."

Darcee P., KY (2006 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

"The paint on the cab roof is faded and chalking and needs to be repainted. There is some paint peeling on a trim piece"

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

"cabin top was lacking paint and cracking showing rust spots over the entire top and had to be repainted."

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

"Clear coat pealing"

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

"paint starting to peel near fog lights on , front of vehicle."

M B., CA (2006 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

"This paint job has never been good. It started cracking and peeling within six months. Dealership refused to do anything about it on a $45,000 truck. Offered to wash and detail and wax. Wow that'll help. It has spread like a disease across the vehicle. Toyota says it's not a factory defect."

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

"The paint on this vehicle started to fade after just a few years and less than three years. It was just not a quality paint job and is expensive to have it redone after market. It is very chalky looking and the base metal and rust are starting to show through."

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

"Salsa Red Pearl fading badly. Plastic bumper and wheel flares fading even faster than metal paint."

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

"Clear coat is failing. Rust is beginning. Had a recent quote of $1500 to fix everything."

Patricia G., NC (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

"Pain on Hood and Roof have faded, checked and pealed. I have to get the entire truck painted."

Gerry S., CA (2006 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

"Paint is cracking on the hood. Paint is fading dramatically on the roof."

Stephen C., PA (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

"The paint on the driver side door back side door has peeling clear coat. Only that door, and only that spot."

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)

"Hood paint peeling off"

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

"Paint on entire roof started fading/peeling early 2019 and now on verge of rust bloom. Truck not garaged since 2018."

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

"set in sun no cover"

Anonymous, SC (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 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)

"Body frame is rusted. Dealer checked per recall. Dealer went out business and the new undercoating per the recall was not completed. Probably will not buy another Toyota again. Owned 2007 Camry and was disappointed with quality."

Darcee P., KY (2006 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

"The whole frame is rusting. While the same Tacomas have had a recall whereby frames are replaced by Toyota, the 2006 Tacoma has not."

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

"Again, Mag Chlor salt on roads causing some minor rusting"

Bruce C., WA (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

"under body frame and truck bed rust partially covered under warranty. Also rust on some under frame components such as brake lines and exhaust shields"

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

"Complete rusting of the entire frame. This model has not been included in the recall for other Tundras and Tacomas. Otherwise I love the truck."

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

"Rust spots, 5 or 6, have begun to appear in the bottom of the pickup's box near the front. One has rusted completely through."

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

"The area around the bolts attaching the bed of the truck to the truck frame are starting to rust."

Anonymous, MA (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 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)

"Truck was recalled for frame rust, dealer did a lousy job of repairing it, which led to our having to have the frame welded for the last two years. Its either that, or it will not pass inspection."

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

"The framed was never sprayed with rust sealant when it was made this has lead to a series of problems with brake failure and the frame completely rusting away, Toyota finally had a recall but only after I had replaced all the brake lines as they would corrode and rupture, currently the frame has rusted so there is only a thin portion left. At the time of the recall Toyota would only spray the frame with tar which did nothing but cover it up. in the northeast, this has been nothing but a constant problem. the number has rusted to a thin piece of chrome everything else on the truck works great and shows no signs of age , the engine, transmission. I have contacted Toyota about this and they said at the time of the recall the problem was not bad enough to take action."

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

"Frame, brake lines rusting to point vehicle is not safe to drive"

Anonymous, VT (2006 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

Antilock system (ABS)

"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)
Calipers

"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)

"Calipers seized causing vehicle to vibrate during operation."

David E., NY (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

"Only a few months after I purchased the truck (new), I remember travelling at a higher rate of speed and a light changing to red. I hit the brakes but they didn't function adequately. Within the last few months, the Toyota dealer notified me that the caliper pistons had seized and that the calipers needed replaced. I don't know if the two occurrences are related, but I cannot help but wonder. The brakes work, but I am not completely confident in their ability to stop the vehicle in the event of an emergency."

John M., IN (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)
Master cylinder

"Master cylinder fluid was gone unexpectedly a week ago, I refilled it and no problem since. Keeping a watch on it for future problems."

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

"Complete replacement of brake front system, mostly because of corrosion caused by the use of Magnesium Chloride salts on the roads in Washington state."

Bruce C., WA (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

"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)
Normal routine brake wear

"Brake lines had rusted out and had to be replaced. Also needed a new rotor."

Paul T., ME (2006 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

"Brakes wear out and it was time for new rotors and pads."

Anonymous, WI (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 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)

"Brakes had not been serviced in over 18 months - needed new pads & adjustment"

Anonymous, ME (2006 Toyota Tundra Base 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)

"Cable rusted and inoperable"

Anonymous, VT (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Premature brake wear

"I put heavy duty rotors on the Tundra"

Anonymous, NM (2006 Toyota Tundra Base 4.0-L V6)
Pulsation or vibration

"Corrosion to frame and brake components caused rough braking leading to vibration that caused seal leakage to power steering rack. Complete brake overhaul including underneath brake lines and replacement of power steering rack necessary. Road salt a major contributor to corrosion,"

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

"Rear drums warped causing pulse when brake is applied"

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

"pedal to floor, brakes stopped working"

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

"Noticed brake pedal was getting closer to floor board, checked pads and rotors - needed replacement."

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

"the metal parts of the brake line , corroded about 5 years into use and in both cases, the line failed while in traffic, I was able to use the engine to slow the vehicle down and get it to a garage. I could not profolactily change all the brake lines so I would change the ones that ruptured when they happened, the parking brake has never worked and if I ask the garage to adjust it it will work for a day or two and then stop, so I have never really bothered with it"

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

"I had a slow leak in the hydraulic system which was easily fixed."

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

"Broken brake line caused fluid to leak out, resulting in total loss of brakes"

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

"This truck has been through 5 sets of rotors. The first was at 20k miles. I've seen similar comments on forums about this model and year. Seems to have been an under-engineered brake system."

Anonymous, MD (2006 Toyota Tundra Limited 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)

"Need to be replaced due to wear. Not bad for over 200K miles."

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

"After 100000 miles, the brake rotors needed replacemnt"

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

"Chronic squeaking that the dealer says is normal or doesn’t exist"

John L., WA (2006 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

"Break failure. Squealing first sign."

Linda P., SC (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 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 4.0-L V6)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Ball joints

"Nothing unusual. Just wear and noise prior to replacement"

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

"Garage said 1 was worn when rotating tires, so had it changed"

Rick K., ON (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Bushings

"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)

"Power steering fluid emptied and I filled it up twice and it emptied again. Had to have power steering lines replaced. After that, it failed again and dealer came and picked it up and fixed it under their service warranty."

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

"I took the truck in for an annual checkup. On inspection they found the power steering rack (?) was leaking, so they replaced."

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

"$4000 to fix steering leak"

Anonymous, WA (2006 Toyota Tundra 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)

"The power steering rack had to be replaced due to a small leak. It was also preventing the steering wheel from being properly aligned with the wheels."

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

"Small leak. Mechanic advised to watch it and repair only when it becomes problematic"

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

"Had power steering fluid leak identified but neglected to get it fixed in time which caused other problems."

Anonymous, AB (2006 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"Rack and Pinion lines were rusted and leaked fluid out and truck couldn't be driven. Repair shop came and towed it back under their warranty."

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

"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 end got worn out ."

Frank B., TX (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

"recommeded replacement, so did so, again ~$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)

"Had to replace struts"

Anonymous, OK (2006 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)
Springs or torsion bars

"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)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"When the steering wheel is turned to , on returning to the neutral position I hear a sound like gronk ."

Steven Y., WA (2006 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

"This is the second time they have to be replaced"

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

"Fluid leak in Rack and Pinion System. Vehicle still operated fine."

David E., NY (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

"rack & pinion system rusted through, resulting in fluid loss and made steering extremely difficult"

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

"It began leaking to the point of needing replacement."

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

"PS rack seals failed due to vibration from corroded front disc brakes. Complete brake overhaul and replacement of power steering rack performed. Road salt a major contributor to corrosion problem."

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

"grinding that was repaired at dealer ~$1500"

James L., CA (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 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)

"Leaking"

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

"Didn't fix pre identified leak"

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

"power steering rack failed due to rust. Rack and all hoses/tubing had to be replaced."

Anonymous, NY (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)

"Leaking rear axle seals."

Anonymous, GA (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)

"Coolant leak"

W G., IA (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

"Windshield leaked due to roof seam corroding"

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

"Leak has been antifreeze from a suspected aftermarket water pump gasket from a repair performed at Walmart 4 years ago. Needed a woter pump replace on a Sunday and Walmart was the only place open to do the repair."

Michael S., MO (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

"Water leaks into the cab thru the overhead console when there is a heavy rain."

Gerry S., CA (2006 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

"Water leaks into front passenger area in heavy rains. Just enough to see the carpet wet"

Anonymous, KY (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 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)

"The passenger side floor mat/carpeting is always wet. I sometimes can see water dripping onto the carpeting from under the dash. I have tried sealing around the windshield gasket, but the floor mat/carpet still gets wet. Its been like this all winter so I don't think it has anything to do with the A/C system. The problem is ongoing."

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

"Truck was running hot, and dealership replaced my radiator. Still had problems and spent $1200 to finally fixed the problem"

Anonymous, MO (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)

"As I previously mentioned I tried re-sealing the windshield gasket, but I am still getting wet floor mat/carpeting."

Anonymous, MA (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 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)

"Rattle on passenger side over 45 mph. Worsening with increased speed"

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

"Rattle in dashboard/console last 5 years. Dealer couldn't isolate or fix it."

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

"Air sound from both front windows"

Steven Y., WA (2006 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

"Our truck has been vital to accomplishing many projects. The undercarriage noise is a problem. It just has a lot of interior cab noise to where we have to raise our voices at times when we're riding together."

Ann A., TX (2006 Toyota Tundra)

"Wind noise from drivers side door. Never completely fixed"

Keith C., FL (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

4WD/AWD components

"Could not activate 4wd system"

David B., MN (2006 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

"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)
CV joint

"Leaking grease from boot"

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

"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 4.7-L V8)

"destroyed the differential, not from lack of maintenance"

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

"Rear differential cover leaked due to corrosion"

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

"have replaced two carriage bearings in the last 24 months"

Bruce C., WA (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

"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)
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)

"Rear axle housing weep/leak due to rust."

Gregory G., NY (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

"While doing a tire rotation. I found a fail axle bearing. the funny part about this, after the the dealer and local shops I ended up at a specially rear end shop, because they could actually remove and replace the bearing... that's right the dealer could not do it, they would send it. parts and labor under $100. Dealer and others $250-$350. I did remove, and reinstall the axle myself.,"

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

"I've had the rear axle rebuilt/ replaced at least twice; the first time under warranty. When I had it repaired the second time, the axle seals (at the ends of the axle) blew once again, necessitating repair. The prior repair out of warranty was completed at a non-Toyota shop. The local Toyota dealer quoted me >$900 to repair these seals. I ended up going to a different shop and paying <$200 for the necessary repairs."

John M., IN (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 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)

"The universal joints - three of them on my double cab - had worn out, and needed to be replaced. It started approximately Sept. of 2019. My truck made a knocking, or rattling noise, whenever I was slowing down - coming to a stop. One the Tires Plus store diagnosed the problem as the drive shaft was loose, and needed to be replaced, which would cost over 1,600.00. I took my vehicle to an independent auto shop, and was told I needed to have my universal joints replaced, which costed only 295.00 parts and labor."

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)
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)

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)

"Secondary emissions system failure. I was told that there was an extended warranty for this on newer models, but not mine. Cost me $2200.00 for repair."

David E., NY (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

"Some emission component was failing, costing over $2000"

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

"Air Injector Pump failure -- triggered engine to go into limp mode"

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

"Air injector pump not functioning. Truck still runs fine but check engine light remains on. Expensive fix due to location of the pump."

James T., TN (2006 Toyota Tundra Limited 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)

"The air induction system had to be replaced and it caused the vehicle to lose power suddenly."

Anonymous, VA (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)
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)

"Would not pass emissions and had to have it replaced."

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

"Hubby ignored the alert light for several months; took vehicle in for oil change where the mechanic told him the problem and cost to fix it"

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

"Knock sensor caused check engine light to activate. No apparent performance problem was noted. Knock sensors (2) were replaced at a cost of $1100 because they are under the intake manifold. Vehicle cannot pass emission inspection if check engine light is on."

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

"Check engine light came on. Had O2 sensor replaced. On the drive home, check engine light came on again. Took truck back and said new sensor was bad. Had to order another. Took truck back again, said it was another O2 sensor. Had that replaced and light did not come back on."

Anonymous, (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)

"After 280,000 miles I had my first major repair and had to replace converter to pass emissions test."

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

"I have had 3 Catalytic converters installed within the lifetime of ownership since 2008. Also I've installed 4 injectors."

Billy H., GA (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
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)
Muffler

"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)

"Reverb muffler wore out. Needed replacing."

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

"Rusted out"

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

"at 11 years old the muffler started going bad, read noisy. Things wear out."

Anonymous, KY (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)

"hole in muffer"

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

"Wiring in steering column would apparently short out occasionally causing the light to come on. Concerned that it might cause deployment issues, I replaced it at the advice of my service manager."

Gary B., TN (2006 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)
Pipes

"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)

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)

"Compressor shorted out and had to be replaced"

Frank M., TX (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

"Air would stop if you sit and idle to long"

Anonymous, (2006 Toyota Tundra Limited 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)
Blower (fan) motor

"Blower is excessively noisy to the point of being annoying"

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

"The intake for the fan does not have a filter for the air intake. I park outside and leaves, acorns and other debris make it into the fan housing and impede the fan from running properly. The fan motor must be removed to clean out the debris in the housing."

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

"There was a slight leak from a intake manifold gasket."

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

"AC seal ring had to be replaced, system recharged, works fine. The truck is 13 years old."

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

"needed to be recharged"

Ed S., PA (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)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Rough shifting

"The problem is shifting in and out of overdrive. Unless you are going 45mph or more it is indecisive as to whether it should be in overdrive or not."

Gary G., AR (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

"Same problem and fix as slipping previously describd"

Anonymous, RI (2006 Toyota Tundra Base 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)
Slipping transmission

"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)

"The truck cannot hold any gear with even the slightest incline. It's always down shifting"

Alex F., CO (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

"Automatic transmission doesn't have a dip stick. Mechanic who changed fluid didn't follow Toyota's instructions and didn't replace correct amount. Once instructions were followed and proper amount of fluid installed, truck is operating like new."

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

"Slips when in overdrive at speeds under 40 mph, but not always"

Douglas 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)
Transmission leaks

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

Anonymous, FL (2006 Toyota Tundra Base 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)

"Quit working"

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

"problem has not been resolved. multi-CD payer does not function at all"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Tundra Limited 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)

"Radio started not receiving station well, especially when hot."

Kim J., TN (2006 Toyota Tundra Limited 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)

"The audio volume control is constantly unpredictable"

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)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

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)
Overheating

"leak in water pump the at extreme low speed traffic engine overheated"

Stephen S., NC (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Radiator

"radiator spring a leak and had to be replaced"

Susan P., NC (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

"Radiators, have become a consumable. plastic parts, and construction, don't seem to be as strong as they use to. there are signs i may be looking for another one soon"

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

"hose connector broke from radiator"

Lawrence F., HI (2006 Toyota Tundra Base 4.0-L V6)

"radiator developed a leak due to extreme rust at top hose connection causing leak"

Stephen S., NC (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

"Small leak that required the radiator to be replaced"

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

"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)

"Previous owner had pump replaced during regular timing belt maintenance. Installer did not torque bolts properly so gasket started leaking. Because it's difficult to get to water pump, had timing belt changed again, too."

Anonymous, (2006 Toyota Tundra Limited 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)

"fog light switch"

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

"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)
Headlights

"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)

"TOO OLD LIGHTS TURNED OPAQUE. REPLACED HEADLIGHTS."

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

"Plastic lens cracked and murky"

Douglas O., FL (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.0-L V6)
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)
Tire pressure monitor

"Ah the darn light that never goes off. It's usually the stupid spare tire. How annoying."

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

"It stays on. Needs to be replaced."

Anonymous, NY (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)

"Tire pressure light constantly blinks on and off. Dealer said it was a sensor and not affecting the operation of the vehicle."

Anonymous, UT (2006 Toyota Tundra Unsure 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)

"replace battery"

Susan P., NC (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Electronic ignition

"Fuel pump replaced"

Anonymous, AK (2006 Toyota Tundra SR5 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

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)
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)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"The tailgate works, but I have to press it in before it will release. If I just pull the handle the tailgate won't go down. Great truck, and only real problem I have for a 13 year old with 170+ thousand miles."

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

"Tailgate latch failed and had to be replaced. The design may be flawed since the screws/bolts must be tighten frequently."

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

"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)