Introduced in 2007, this generation of the Tundra was bulked up to take on Detroit's full-sized workhorses. Growing dramatically in size, but losing much of the refinement of the previous model, the Tundra, once considered the Camry of pickups -- fully-modern and easy to live with -- became one of the least refined and most dated. Shortcomings abound.
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 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

Introduced in 2007, this generation of the Tundra was bulked up to take on Detroit's full-sized workhorses. Growing dramatically in size, but losing much of the refinement of the previous model, the Tundra, once considered the Camry of pickups -- fully-modern and easy to live with -- became one of the least refined and most dated. Shortcomings abound. Among them, the Tundra's ride is jittery, especially with the TRD off-road package. Build configurations and options were limited as well.

On the plus side, Tundra's 5.7-liter V8 produces effortless power and a still-competitive 15 mpg. Off-road capability is impressive, as is towing capacity. A neat feature is the hydraulically damped tailgate, which falls opens gracefully instead of flopping down.

Seating
2 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
  • 6-speed Automatic
  • 5-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 4-liter V6 (236 hp)
  • 4.7-liter V8 (271 hp)
  • 5.7-liter V8 (381 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2007 Toyota Tundra owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

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

“Leaking axle seal”

Doug W., IL (2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“too many expensive parts needing replacement way prematurely”

Duke D., NH (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Drive shaft yoke leaked transmission fluid”

Michael H., AL (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“bent RF drive shaft because of over-torquing”

Anonymous, CO (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Bearings leaked on left / rear first, then leaked on right / rear side. Second leak caused damage to brakes (rotor & disk) that required both sides to be replaced (I had replaced brakes though routine maintenance 10,000 miles earlier). Replacing be”

John I., OR (2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“To keep the rear seal of the transmission from leaking the driveshaft had to be replaced, this is a known problem by toyota that was fixed in later produced vehicles in the same years production”

Francis K., NC (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Abnormal noise from rear of vehicle. Out of warranty by about 4,000 miles, but Toyota honored anyway”

Anonymous, GA (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“rear axle bearings failed after 70k miles, but Toyota Company paid for repairs, acknowledging a problem with the parts”

Gerald B., IL (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Bad bearing”

Mark S., NY (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Failed axle bearing”

Anonymous, FL (2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“Humming vibration around 60,000 miles. Thought was wheel bearings. At 75,000 was loud enough to realize it was axle bearings in differential. Cost me $1800”

Hugh J., NC (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Vehicle kept making noise and Toyota repair shop indicated the problem was with the driveshaft”

Anonymous, SC (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 Unsure)

“While towing a trailer in the rain on a long trip a few days ago both the ABS and ESC warning lights came on. When we started the truck the next morning the lights were no longer illuminated and the problem has not recurred. I assume this might signal the impending failure of one of the wheel rotation sensors”

Duncan C., TX (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“4WD stopped working”

Anonymous, WA (2007 Toyota Tundra Unsure Unsure)

“Left front wheel sensor corroded making the 4 wheel drive unworkable”

Anonymous, WV (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“I would rather send my vehicle repair history of toyota repairs for the vehicle since new”

Duke D., NH (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Quit working”

Joseph R., KS (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Front differential noise”

Anonymous, BC (2007 Toyota Tundra)
Differential

“needed replacement - under warranty”

Karen S., CA (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Front differential failed, was repaired under warranty”

Anonymous, BC (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Because of the rear drive train design ... any work on bearings, seals, or gears require a complete tear down (per dealer) and replacement of new parts ... uggh!!!”

John I., OR (2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“Abnormal noise from rear of vehicle. Out of warranty by about 4,000 miles, but Toyota honored anyway”

Anonymous, GA (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Rear Differential and a rear wheel bearing went out. The cost to replace this was ~$2800 at the dealership. Online forums state that this is a common issue”

Anonymous, NC (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Noise from front differential”

Anonymous, BC (2007 Toyota Tundra)

“Traction control is worthless, it appears to have been set by some teenage girl from California, I had to research online to find out how to disable it for snowy conditions”

Liz-Al C., MN (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)
Transfer case

“Very difficult to make the truck to go into 4WD and come out again”

Anonymous, CO (2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“Quit working”

Joseph R., KS (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“would not shift out of four wheel drive”

James S., MI (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“wiring harness connecting front differential with transmission failed. couldn't put truck in 4 wheel drive”

D M., CA (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-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

Backup or other camera/sensors

“Poor picture quality. I believe thet the camera is the issue”

Nick D., MN (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Relay that controls camera and switching from 2 to 4 wheel drive failed so camera did not work and truck was stuck in 4 wheel drive. Repaired for $180 and told by Toyota that the could fix the problem with a $300 "upgrade" that I refused. Mechanic said "common problem" with Tundras”

John C., FL (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“the monitor stopped working”

James M., AZ (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Unable to use CD player. Cannot load CD's. 95 % of controls for sound system doesn't work. I have had this problem since 2009. I returned truck to dealer but it was working. The problem was off and on for about six years. The pass year, it seems to be all the time. The system is no longer under warranty. I have a friend that bought a 2008 Tundra and he experienced the same problems. He returned truck to dealer and they replaced the system. He returned his within the first year”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Stopped working”

Ira A., CA (2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“Does not work when the radio intermittently turns off and on”

Elvira S., FL (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“fails to read cds”

Anonymous, NY (2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“Will not load and if I can finally make it load it will not then unload the CD. Also now the Nav system says that it has no map disc, but it does and it will not unload that disc. Now there is no nav system!!!!”

Stephen S., CO (2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“CD's are stuck in the player and unable to be ejected. No longer able to use CD player”

Brian M., WI (2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“CD's skip. Not used very often”

John M., MA (2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“CD jammed and required rebuilt unit after dealership promised repair. Price was nearly three times original estimate and no calls or awareness of new unit until the truck was picked up”

Anonymous, NY (2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)
Display screen goes blank

“Just went bad and had to replace. Repairs were too costly”

Ira A., CA (2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“When the weather got very cold, the time/temp/range display went haywire - going blank, blinking”

Natalie R., MI (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Audio plug input module needed replacement”

Anonymous, TX (2007 Toyota Tundra Unsure 5.7-L V8)

“GPS is absolutely useless since new. Cannot enter any information while underway, including passenger in right seat. If I change route intentionally, navigation system insists on taking me back to original planned route rather than recalculate a new”

Alan B., VA (2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“Nav system has totally failed. It has a map DVD in it but it says it doesn't and it will not unload the DVD or do I get any map or info from it. Toyta wants $2000 for a replacement!!!!”

Stephen S., CO (2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“Not a problem per se, however the whole system had to be replaced to fix the CD player”

Anonymous, NY (2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“Bluetooth pairing will not allow me to talk when cellphone is active. Can hear but receiving party cannot answer back”

Alan B., VA (2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“About once a week I must restart vehicle to connect phone”

John M., MA (2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)
Radio

“Unable to use CD player. Cannot load CD's. 95 % of controls for sound system doesn't work. I have had this problem since 2009. I returned truck to dealer but it was working. The problem was off and on for about six years. The pass year, it seems to be all the time. The system is no longer under warranty. I have a friend that bought a 2008 Tundra and he experienced the same problems. He returned truck to dealer and they replaced the system. He returned his within the first year”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Radio intermittently turns on and off even though the radio is turned off, same thing with the CD”

Elvira S., FL (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“When it's warm you can't turn the radio volume up or down. Sometimes banging on the dash hard will fix it, sometimes not. Too expensive to have repaired. In fact everything on Tundra too expensive to have repaired”

Larry G., TX (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Sometimes the volume control will not change the volume without first pounding the dash with my hand in the area above the radio”

R K., MS (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“randomly turns on and off”

Anonymous, NY (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Volume does not turn up or down as I turn volume control knob”

John D., CA (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Radio failed and had to be replaced”

Robert W., AZ (2007 Toyota Tundra Unsure 5.7-L V8)

“The radio/CD player combo has NEVER worked properly. The digital display freezes up or goes blank, the volume control often stops working, the CD doesn't eject or load”

Natalie R., MI (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)
Display screen freezes up

“display freezes. also unable to control volume, radio sound system”

Anonymous, LA (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-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)

“ABS actuator had to be replaced on a vehicle with only 76,000 miles at a cost of $2,700. This is very unusual. We are very disappointed”

Anonymous, FL (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Warning light for both ABS and stability control was illuminated while driving on a long trip a few days ago while pulling a trailer. It was raining at the time. We laid over for the night and when we started up the truck the next morning the dash warning lights had reset. I assume that a wheel sensor may be failing, however as of now the problem has not returned”

Duncan C., TX (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“The right rear speed sensor failed causing the following systems to not work. Antilock brakes/4 wheel drive/automatic skid control. Vehicle had 14,000 miles on it. Repair cost $835. Toyota's are way over rated”

Anonymous, NY (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“This ABS is dangerous in the snow. It increases stopping distance as mentioned in the owners manual”

Doug P., VT (2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“Had to have a ABS sensor replaced”

Mark H., IN (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)
Calipers

“Calipers locked up. Rear brakes required new calipers, brake pads, and rotors”

Anonymous, FL (2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“The calipers were rusted so bad they could not be rebuilt. Pucks stuck in front and rear requiring all calipers and rotors to be replaced”

Anonymous, OH (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Stuck caliper resulting in brake rotor wear”

Doug W., IL (2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“I already did. All parts work together and failures can cause vibration and pulsation”

Gene G., CO (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“This is the second time my front calipers have frozen up. Seems to be a rust problem”

Anonymous, NC (2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“Uneven wear of front bake pads”

Stanley N., MI (2007 Toyota Tundra Base 4.0-L V6)

“road brine penetrated the calipers, and they frozen up”

Anonymous, VT (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.0-L V6)

“Slidding pins on caliphers corrode and stick causing premature brake pad and rotor wear”

Greg M., ME (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“right rear brake would not disengage”

J W., AR (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Due to lack of use, the parking brake needed a lot of work. I got all new parts”

William L., WV (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“under truck fulcrum was sticky from age & lack of use”

Stanley N., MI (2007 Toyota Tundra Base 4.0-L V6)

“The brake does not hold and gets out of adjustment quickly. If you leave it on you have to drive away before it chimbs which causes wear”

Doug P., VT (2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“told to use parking brake one a mo”

F C., MA (2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“Brakes should last more than 25,000 miles”

Anonymous, MA (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)
Rotors

“Because the calipers would not release the rotors were scored and needed to be replaced”

Anonymous, OH (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Rotors warped cause brake chatter. Installed new rotors . No further problem”

Albert B., CA (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“pulsing is returning in the rear rotors”

Dennis Z., BC (2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“Rear brakes and parking brake shot. Replaced all”

William L., WV (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Had the brake pads replaced, calipers were fine”

C R., TX (2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“too expencive to replace”

Anonymous, ON (2007 Toyota Tundra Base 5.7-L V8)

“67k on front brakes is normal. Rotors could not be resurface because no eqt. made to turn them on”

Brent H., OH (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Just normal wear on front brakes”

Anonymous, SC (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“my truck has almost 100,000 milon it”

F C., MA (2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

“Rubber trim flopping around”

Anonymous, MA (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Ome of the 2 rubber strip that runs from front to back on the roof of truck came off and lost during driving”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“Lower side window seal deteriorated”

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Toyota Tundra Unsure 5.7-L V8)

“Loose trim at the base of the windshield and deteriorating weather sealing trim at the outside base of the passenger window”

Anonymous, TX (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Useless piece of trim on roof was blown off from the car by the car wash blowwers”

Anonymous, MA (2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“trim on roof came loose and lost it”

L H., BC (2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

“Drivers side front and rear doors. The clear coat was peeling off right below the front and rear window. Service manager stated truck was too old to repair at dealer expense”

Anonymous, FL (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“One of the wheel rims paint peeled and cracked. 3 other rims were fine”

Mitch L., TX (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Paint on hood is chipping off and paint on roof is fading. Multiple body shops have confirmed the chips are not rock chips but look like poor paint jobs”

Anonymous, TX (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Paint peeling under box rails then rusting”

Anonymous, WI (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Sorry paint. Waxed twice a year and used compound twice but never made much difference. Just has sorry dull pain on truck”

Anonymous, NC (2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“oxidized paint on roof”

Michael R., CA (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Clear coat fading on hood. Already had the roof repainted. Toyota will not cover repainting hood or the roof. Paid $1000 for the roof”

Paul G., CA (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Paint oxidized. I repaired it myself”

Bruce W., UT (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Paint on roof, clear coat flaked off then rusted”

Anonymous, FL (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“the clearcoat around the bottom of the truck is peeling off”

Anonymous, LA (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“The color is white and was dull and not good almost from the time I purchased it”

Anonymous, LA (2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)
Rust

“Rusted out rear bumper. Dealership said Toyota, Buick and another mfgr got bad bumpers in 2007 + years. Trying go get new one from Toyota for free as issue is bad materials I.e. steel from foreign supplier”

Anonymous, NY (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Truck box rusted out. Rear bumper rusted out, exhaust pipes & muffler rusted out, heat shields rotted out”

Anonymous, NY (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Frame is rusting”

Anonymous, ID (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Rust in pickup bed coming from underside. Replaced by Toyota. No charge”

John B., CT (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Trailer hitch and underbody shows too much rust”

Anonymous, MA (2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“Everything rusts on this truck!! Had a recall and dealer fixed undercarriage for rust, but still see rust in gas cap area, outside mirrors, tow bar, etc”

Anonymous, IL (2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.0-L V6)

“The bed floor is totally rusted out but the rust was not discovered until 5 months after the 5 year warrantee period due to a spray-in bed liner hid the problem. Toyota acknowledges a manufacturing problem with the bed and is replacing the entire be”

George R., NY (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“It's a know problem, however my truck is developing some serious rust on the frame. It's affecting the bumpers, has not affected the body yet. Will continue to undercoat, however it's a serious problem. May become a safety issue in the future”

Vincent F., NY (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“bed rusting through, apparently a common feature of Tundras that Toyota has refused to address”

Frank O., MA (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)
Loose interior trim or moldings

“Head liner coming off at the front wind shield on both sides”

Paul G., CA (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

“When the radiator was replaced, a hose was also replaced due to a very minor leak”

Anonymous, AB (2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)
Radiator

“Radiator cracked during the 1st year. Engine heat sensor failed too. Almost lost the whole engine. New radiator's connection clips rusted to nothing in 2 years. Sold the vehicle”

Anonymous, MD (2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“Radiator was eaten away by coolant, so radiator was decaying from the inside out and had to be replaced”

Anonymous, AB (2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)
Water pump

“Water pump leaked and main belt on engine failed. Second time had to replace serpentine belt”

Henry H., TX (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Leak”

Rodney R., MI (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“replaced”

John B., WA (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“started leaking antifreeze at about 60,000 miles. Not replaced because leak coagulates, but needs antifreeze more often”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“The water pump leaked and was replaced”

Anonymous, VT (2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“mechanic saw water pump leaking->replaced”

Susan R., CA (2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“pump failed while in downtown traffic - towed and replaced”

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“LEAKING AT 39000 MILES. REPLACED”

Anonymous, SC (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“water pump failed, not under warranty. had timing chain replaced at same time as recommended by dealer”

Anonymous, GA (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“leaks a little,Lifetime warranty provided by dealer is worthless!”

Ed T., NC (2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“Had to replace the water pump for the second time”

Mark C., MA (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“dealership claimed water pump was leaking when replacing timing belt. no parts provided. no leak was evident”

Anonymous, CO (2007 Toyota Tundra Base 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

“particularly at cool temperatures (truck is in warm-up mode), about once or twice a week the transmission will "clunk" when it shifts. Also, when I slow to less than 5 mph to turn, you have to be careful with the acceleration coming out of the turn as the transmission is a little jumpy”

Anonymous, MD (2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“The transmission down shifts hard and inconsistent”

Anonymous, TN (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Clunky downshift at about 37 mph. Only time it happens”

Anonymous, FL (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“rough shifting at about 40 mph on cold mornings if accelerating at just the right scenario”

Anonymous, MD (2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)
Slipping transmission

“Fuel milage began to decline and then the transmission started failing to shift when cold. I took it to a transmission shop for service to make sure it was properly filled with good transmission fluid though they said it had "lifetime" fluid in it. A few months later it began to slip and needs to be replaced at a cost of $8K as it cannot be serviced by anyone other than Toyota factory personnel”

Anonymous, TX (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Lazy trans. Stop fast & hit gas it would hesitate & bang into gear. Toyota always said the trans went to neutral when stopping fast & took a moment to catch. Turns out it was low on trans fluid, probably since new. Cost $1250 axle seal into trans”

Hugh J., NC (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)
Transmission leaks

“Small leak in the rear seal. Repaired under warranty”

William L., FL (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Transmission drive shaft”

Anonymous, TX (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“In the past 12 months, the tundra has had 6 different seals "blow" or leak excessively. One seal required the engine to be "pulled" in order to replace the seal”

Mike C., TX (2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“Solenoid Failed caused hard shifting”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Transmission was not engaging and it was a design defect corrected by Toyota. 4wd sometimes does not disengage”

Rob H., OH (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“induction pump failed”

Anonymous, IL (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)
Gear selector or linkage

“Could not get out of 4wd three times. Had to shut off car, unhook battery, step on brake for 30 seconds to release it”

Anonymous, NM (2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)
Transmission computer

“The trans computer had to be reprogrammed”

Anonymous, TN (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-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)

“fixed under recall”

Anonymous, MS (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“1 x Cat Converter Air Injection Pump (AIP) failure followed by "limp home" mode (approx 25% throttle input available). Under Toyota special extended warranty (not purchased, but issued by Toyota), dealer replaced 2 x AIP and 4 x air valves (1 AIP and 2 x valves for failure, and 1 x AIP and 2 x valves as preventative measure). Cost of repair $0.00 - thank you Toyota”

Anonymous, QC (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Why do I have to answer twice for the same vehicle? I only own 1 x 2007 Toyota Tundra”

Anonymous, QC (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Computer reaction degraded shift performance”

Charles M., TX (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Fuel gauge/sender

“One month following an event where i drove tank until out of gas, the fuel sender failed and had to br replaced”

Robert F., CA (2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“Stopped working. Husband didn't know. Stranded in bad side of town. cost $600 to fix”

Anonymous, OK (2007 Toyota Tundra Unsure 4.7-L V8)
Fuel injection system

“Secondary air injection system”

Anonymous, VA (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Fuel pump failed and had to be replaced”

Alan P., OK (2007 Toyota Tundra Unsure 5.7-L V8)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

“Air pump quite”

Anonymous, OR (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“A sensor on the system rusted and failed Colorado inspection. It was mounted behind the right front bumper. It failed because of its location and exposure to road chemicals. The mechanic said this is a common failure because of the location of the sensor. It was repaired and works fine now”

Philip V., CA (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Had a sensor go out while merging onto the freeway. The truck automatically powered down as merging on the freeway. The repair was covered by warranty. I had 97,000 miles on the truck and would have had to pay for the repair after 100,000 miles”

Anonymous, WA (2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“TOYOTA REPAIRED A $3000 AIR PUMP AND VALVE REPLACEMENT THAT I ALMOST PAID FOR MYSELF. HAD I NOT INVESTIGATED THAT TOYOTA HAD EXTENDED THE WARRANTY ON”

Joe G., TX (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.0-L V6)

“check engine light came on. Subsequent check noted the "secondary air injection system switching valve was stuck closed bank 2"”

Anonymous, FL (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Automatic climate control

“Stopped working”

Lewis C., GA (2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“The internal system behind the dash stopped working”

Anonymous, TX (2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)
Blower (fan) motor

“Required new part when controls broke”

Lewis C., GA (2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“blower fan shorted out and would remain ring with truck turned off , key out of ignition. Killed the battery off”

Anonymous, GA (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Blower motor at first was intermittent and then went completely out”

Anonymous, TX (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“I began experiencing problems with the blower motor slowing down at 25000 miles. I replaced the motor at 38000 miles with Toyota parts due to complete failure. It has began to fail again at 76000”

Duane P., TX (2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“Annoying tick that was hard to find and stop”

Jerry U., CO (2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)
Condenser

“Both units went out at the same time and the A/C stopped cooling. Cost for repair was $1500”

Anonymous, FL (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Leaked refrigerant - expensive replacement”

Anonymous, FL (2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“This was the second time that the evaporator has been replace at the tune of $1700.00 each. The dealer shop is a problem and I go to an independent shop for most of my service and repair work. (In at least 1/3 of the trips to the dealer shop there i”

C C., HI (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Water pump needs replacement”

Frank O., MA (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)
Electrical failure

“Starter replaced this year, radio volume does not work, electric door locks sometime does not work, AC sometimes does not turn on”

John D., CA (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

“Water pump leaking after 70K miles. Needs to be replaced”

Edward P., NJ (2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“See prior comment”

Terry S., AZ (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Water pump is leaking and needs to be replaced”

Anastasia L., BC (2007 Toyota Tundra Base Unsure)

“The water pump failed and the engine overheated”

Anonymous, NC (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

“I have a leaky rear shock seal that requires replacement”

Timothy Y., ID (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Window weather stripping deteriated with age”

Anonymous, GU (2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“weatherstripping on roof & windows cracked. But this is Arizona & truck in weather 24/7”

Terry S., AZ (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“REAR OUTSIDE CABIN BRAKE LIGHT LEAKS AROUND SEAL. ALSO NOTICED ON MY BROTHERS 09 TUNDRA”

Joe G., TX (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.0-L V6)

“Had issues with water leaking around top of windshield; it would leak into roof and drip into cab from middle of roof. Toyota fixed two or three times, now it's fine”

Anastasia L., BC (2007 Toyota Tundra Base Unsure)

“i was driving down the highway yeserday, in the rain and water was leaking above the rear window,between the seal and the vehicle not the seal and window”

Anonymous, TX (2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)
Squeaks or rattles

“metal cover plate over exhaust system”

Anonymous, OH (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Belts were squealing and needed a special part to resolve. Took 3 dealership garages until it was finally fixed”

Theodore W., MI (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 Unsure)

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

Starter

“Truck wouldn't turn over or start. When I turned the ignition key, I would only hear a single click or nothing at all. The battery checked out fine”

Douglas T., AZ (2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“The starter failed and had to be replaced”

Larry L., NY (2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“starter died no click nothing. very expensive repair $800”

Anonymous, TN (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Original starter motor failed at 125,000 miles”

Anonymous, TX (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Starter dead at 140000 miles ... $1100 to fix”

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)
Alternator

“HAD TO REPLACE IT AT 57000 MILES”

Anonymous, SC (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Started making noise, rather than risk failure at an inopportune time I had it replaced”

Anonymous, AL (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.0-L V6)

“alternator failed and had to be replaced”

J M., CA (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)
Coil

“i would be driving and the check engine light came on, the truck would begin sputterring and jerking violently i was forced to pull over turn the truck off and upon resarting the issue would be resolved after the second time it happened i scheduled”

Anonymous, TX (2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

“Truck would not pass smog because check engine light is on and it is in the shop now being repaired and because the truck was used on a farm the underside, and fuel tank have gotten dirt in them”

Patty M., CA (2007 Toyota Tundra Unsure Unsure)

“bad design wrong hardware”

Anonymous, VT (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.0-L V6)

“came loose or fell off”

Anonymous, NY (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Every one of the aluminum alloy catalytic converter heat shields and under-floor heat shields have corroded through around the mounting bolts allowing the heat shields to rattle or fall off”

George R., NY (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“After 10 yrs ownership the exhaust system is leaking at brackets to pipe welds giving out and corroded. Only place there are leaks. Perhaps welding was detrimental. To metals. Integrity”

Anonymous, NY (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“All exhaust, muffler, and tail pipes rusted out”

Anonymous, NY (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)
Exhaust manifold

“dealer broke a tube on a recall issue. would not repair”

Randy B., NC (2007 Toyota Tundra Unsure 5.7-L V8)

“Leak in the driver's side exhaust manifold”

Anonymous, LA (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-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

“Tailgate/truck bed door handle lock won't turn; key stuck in open position. All other door handles and locks work fine”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Rear door power locks failed on both sides within 6 months of each other. expensive replacements”

Anonymous, PA (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Driver door doesn't lock/unlock w/ key fob. Only works when pushing the actual button on inside of vehicle. Dealer says it's fixed but clearly it doesn't work correctly”

Carrie B., IN (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)
Seat controls - movement

“The seat controls knob fell off”

Liam S., TX (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Rear bumper rusted bad and hole rusted through”

Anonymous, PA (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“small plastic joint that connects the rod to the latch broke”

Anonymous, NC (2007 Toyota Tundra Base 5.7-L V8)
Windows

“The side window weather seals are falling to pieces”

Liam S., TX (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-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

“Foggy headlight glass”

Robert W., AZ (2007 Toyota Tundra Unsure 5.7-L V8)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

“Water leakage to the rear light units constantly caused problems. While under the guarantee it was ''bad light bulb.'' After it was ''water is leaking into the unit, must be replaced.'' Around $250”

Anonymous, MD (2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“RIGHT TURN SIGNAL TO REAR TAIL LIGHTS QUIT WORKING SPLICED WIRE OF HEADLIGHT TURN SIGNAI AND RAN IT BACK TO RIGHT REAR TURN SIGNAL,NOW TAILLIGHT STAYES ON TILL LIGHTS GET TURNED ON BUT TURN SIGNAL WORKS BE NICE TO HAVE WIRING DIAGRAM”

Chuck E., NE (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Replaced brake light bulb”

Anonymous, WI (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“I have replaced 6 door locks at a price of approximately 500 a repair”

Anonymous, WA (2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)
Warning lights

“Purchased this vehicle used, and 7 months later spent a ridiculous amount of money ($650) diagnosing the issue with the dealer to realized that a ground wire was not properly connected. All the warning lights in the dash board were on”

Vincent F., NY (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Clutch replacement

“Replaced clutch”

Anonymous, NY (2007 Toyota Tundra Base Unsure)

“Toyota had a TSB on the Torque converter lockup problem and replaced it free of charge despite age of the truck”

John B., CT (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Shutter”

Mark S., NY (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“The wiring harness through the firewall shorted and burnt up the electronics inside the transmission which fried several of the solenoids and burnt up the clutches. $5500 to repair”

Tim M., OR (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“At 85000 miles a new transmission was installed”

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“after about 5 years a rumbling or minor roaring sound developed. finally a factory rep drove it and declared that they would fix it under warranty”

Anonymous, MD (2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Accessory belts or pulleys

“Original Belt broke. First replacement belt lasted 2 years. Second replacement belt lasted 5 months. Current belt has lasted 5 months with no obvious wear. Suspect rust on pulley causing excessive wear to belt edge”

Donald E., MN (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Bearing went out on fan pulley assembly. That caused the belt to jump on crank pulley and split belt in half. This happened while we were on vacation”

Anonymous, TN (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Belts squeaky & expensive to replace”

Mark C., MA (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Toyota recalled the truck and changed the computer settings. That resulted in a loss of 6 MPG. The dealer tells me they cannot change the computer back to the previous settings and that I am going to have to get used to the lesser MPG”

Anonymous, CO (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Oil leaks

“There is apparently a oil reservoir inside the engine which can leak and to fix you have to dismantle the bottom of the engine. A $2,000 repair”

Tim M., OR (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)
Fuel leaks

“fuel injectors adding unburned fuel to crank case”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-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

Power steering leaks

“The power steering pressure regulator leaked”

Anonymous, VT (2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

“linkage u joints rusting stiff r/s @37000 miles l/s linkage rusting stiff @ 67000 miles”

Joseph H., RI (2007 Toyota Tundra Base 4.7-L V8)
Tie rods

“Tie rod ends replaced twice”

Anonymous, CO (2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)
Shocks or struts

“Rear shock blew all oil out and failed”

Anonymous, KS (2007 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-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 was three slots off. Water pump was leaking. In this vehicle the timing belt also powers the water pump”

James O., AL (2007 Toyota Tundra Base 4.7-L V8)

“At approximately 38000 miles I had to have Toyota replace the serpentine belt, upper radiator hose, and tensioner pulley because the pulley froze shredding the belt which broke the hose. At 60000 I had to replace them again for the same problem”

Duane P., TX (2007 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)
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