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 11 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 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 2008 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

“Metal strap hangers for molded plastic cover that protects the gas tank failed and allowed cover to drop and be ground into the highway. This caused a big hole in the protective cover. This was estimated to be a $600+ repair at the dealership”

Jeffrey R., ME (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“The trim molding around the wheels. The color is changing”

Anonymous, GA (2008 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

“Front grill”

Anonymous, NY (2008 Toyota Tundra Unsure 4.7-L V8)

“White paint is fading and chalky”

Fred W., FL (2008 Toyota Tundra Base 5.7-L V8)

“paint is too easy to scratch. Wear the rubber topper seal rubs the tailgate, the pain has all been rubbed away. Also put a plastic case on the hood and this scratched the paint”

David F., CO (2008 Toyota Tundra Base 5.7-L V8)

“paint was poor quality. Easily scratched”

Jay K., WA (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“White paint has large faded areas about 6" in diameter that have lost their sheen. Dealership did repaint part of the truck but other spots have developed since then”

Sean B., TX (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“yellow spots showing through the white paint”

Anonymous, ND (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“clear coat is "soft" and has worn off in several places”

Anonymous, CA (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“I'm disappointed with the paintwork. I seem to have an excessive number of scratches”

Anonymous, MA (2008 Toyota Tundra Unsure 4.7-L V8)

“Paint is very poor quality. It scratches by just looking at it”

Anonymous, ID (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“I have a white Tundra been fighting for years I haven't noticed all of the white Toyotas trucks cars all are the same fading no recall on paint from Toyota”

Ronald T., LA (2008 Toyota Tundra Base 4.7-L V8)

“Top of cab of truck developed a discoloration not sure if it is fading of paint or dirt”

Jere I., CA (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.0-L V6)
Rust

“Gas tank shield fell off because the rivets rusted”

Anonymous, NY (2008 Toyota Tundra Unsure 4.7-L V8)

“small spots on the tailgate”

Anonymous, ND (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“bed rusted out”

Randy G., UT (2008 Toyota Tundra Base 5.7-L V8)

“Some rust in bed”

Anonymous, CO (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“The floor of the box was rusting through in 4 places. Toyota replaced it at no charge!!!”

Mark B., MN (2008 Toyota Tundra Base 5.7-L V8)

“Rust on under carriage is bad. Maybe the cause of truck turning on VSC SYSTEM when hitting a bump or spinning a tire when driving. Have to stop, turn off engine to turn it off”

Anonymous, MA (2008 Toyota Tundra Unsure 4.7-L V8)

“Bed in way of tailgate”

Edward G., VT (2008 Toyota Tundra Base 5.7-L V8)

“Rust on frame”

Anonymous, MN (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.0-L V6)

“There is rust on the bottom of the tailgate and some rust on the undercarriage”

Steven S., MN (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“truck is in pristine condition and i would consider it like new except the truck bed is rotting from underneath. A pickup truck should last well over 100k miles. This is a known issue with Toyota trucks and they will not do anything about it. The bed will be ready to fall off the chassis soon unless it is fixed at a great cost. Resale value is also affected”

Anonymous, MA (2008 Toyota Tundra Unsure Unsure)

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

“Wire broke on wheel speed sensor which affects all these systems”

Anonymous, MI (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“My truck developed a leak on the anti skid control. The problem was a cross threaded fitting in the anti skid control. The cost of the control was 2,000 dollors”

Eugene S., MO (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Had to replace abs wires and right rear wheel bearing”

Randall G., VA (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)
Calipers

“Calipers required replacement (rusted pin) to replace the brake pads. $250 per caliper part cost”

Louis H., NY (2008 Toyota Tundra Base 4.7-L V8)

“Calipers required rebuild or replacement due to corrosion in slider mechanism”

Mark B., MN (2008 Toyota Tundra Base 5.7-L V8)

“Calipers wouldn't release, causing added wear on the pads. Also, the strap hangers failed on plastic protective cover under gas tank...$6000+ repair. Also rear wheel bearings failed after warrantee expired...$2000+ repair bill. Not a happy campe”

Jeffrey R., ME (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Calipers rust up and can't be removed without breaking during brake pad replacement. New calipers required”

Louis H., NY (2008 Toyota Tundra Base 4.7-L V8)

“The rear brakes were stuck in an open position and were not working”

Anonymous, NH (2008 Toyota Tundra Base 5.7-L V8)

“It was just normal wear and they were easy to repair”

Mulloy R., TN (2008 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7-L V8)

“had rotors and pads replaced on front wheels”

Anonymous, CT (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Because of the mileage and high-speed driving that is necessary with this vehicle, normal wear/tear happens”

Bonita J., MD (2008 Toyota Tundra Base 4.0-L V6)

“Brakes just getting old”

Anonymous, NM (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)
Premature brake wear

“At 53000mi front rotors were turned. rear rotors were replaced. I've driven vehicles 150000mi without having such a problem”

Thomas R., PA (2008 Toyota Tundra Base 5.7-L V8)

“Brakes seem to wear out faster on this truck than expected”

Anonymous, AZ (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“constantly warping”

Anonymous, NJ (2008 Toyota Tundra Base 5.7-L V8)

“Needed to machine the rotors because of wear”

Alan H., TX (2008 Toyota Tundra)

“brakes are simply inadequate for the size of the vehicle. I have replaced rotors 5 times”

David C., TN (2008 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“Long time getting new rotors installed. Had to shim rotor guard to prevent touching rotor in turns. No idea why this was true now”

Anonymous, MA (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“sometimes when you step on the brakes the steering wheel vibrates violently like the rotors badly warped. But then it goes away for no apparent reason”

Daniel S., OH (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Rotors were out of spec at first pad change. That's too cheaply made”

Tim J., VA (2008 Toyota Tundra Base 5.7-L V8)

“Two front warped and needed replacement”

Anonymous, WA (2008 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)

“Failure of secondary air injection pump causing truck to go into limp mode. Cost to repair was $2300.00”

Michael E., MI (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Secondary Air Injection Pump system malfunctioned, causing the vehicle to enter "limp" mode - preventing the vehicle from exceeding 35 MPH. This caused an unsafe traffic condition as I attempted to get the vehicle to a safe location. Caused two days”

Jon B., MO (2008 Toyota Tundra Base 5.7-L V8)

“evaporation cannister went bad. could not pass smpg”

Samuel W., CA (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Air pump assembly went out and was covered by Toyota with their extended warranty”

Robert S., ID (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Secondary air injection pump failure(Emissions). Toyota did pay in full for the cost of repair. ($2200.00)”

Bob H., NC (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Gave false reading to computer putting truck in "limp" mode”

Anonymous, FL (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Engine went into limp mode due to a failing air pump. The entire system was replace under warranty”

R M., OH (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Catalytic converter/ left bank. The engine light keeps coming on showing a costly issue”

Ercole A., BC (2008 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“Air pump failure. Recall in effect, parts took 3+ weeks to get, did not drive due to potential valve burn. Dealer not sympathetic about loss of vehicle use, offered no interim solutions. Parts installed quickly efficiently, but I question the quality”

Anonymous, NC (2008 Toyota Tundra Base 4.0-L V6)

“An emission control hose failed. It was replaced under an extended warranty”

Anonymous, NH (2008 Toyota Tundra Base 5.7-L V8)

“The air injection system had to be replaced around 150,000 but it was covered by Toyota's extended warranty. Otherwise, the repair would have been over $2,000”

Anonymous, OH (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.0-L V6)

“replace air pumps that preheat cat”

Anonymous, ME (2008 Toyota Tundra Base 4.7-L V8)

“Air injection pump failures”

Eric C., OK (2008 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“Secondary air control valve was supposed to have been replaced or repaired by dealer 2 yrs prior. The oxidation compared to the other valve on the other side was unidentifiable. I believe it was never replaced. After second failure Toyota national HQ refused to take responsibility. Through research I have found this an issue”

Roland M., RI (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Fuel cap

“Gave a check engine light. Cost $39 to replace”

Anonymous, MA (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Code 2442 Air Induction System - fixed by Toyota for no charge even though out of warranty”

Anonymous, NY (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)
Fuel pump

“the cost to replace this was extremely high compared to other vehicle types”

Lester H., OK (2008 Toyota Tundra Base 5.7-L V8)

“had special factory warranty. only inconvenience”

Anonymous, KY (2008 Toyota Tundra Unsure 5.7-L V8)

“When the sensor went out, it made the operation of the truck very difficult. As it turned out, we had a Toyota extended warrantee of the sensor part of the computer”

Anonymous, ME (2008 Toyota Tundra Base 4.7-L V8)

Drive System

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

What Owners Say

Driveshaft or axle

“Outer axle bearings failure. Not in a recall or covered”

Anonymous, TX (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“A bearing on the rear axel shaft started making noise and the rear end had to be taken a part to replace a bearing that was wearing out”

Anonymous, OR (2008 Toyota Tundra Unsure 5.7-L V8)

“Grinding sound, because of rear axle bearings. Toyota replaced bearings”

Larry W., AZ (2008 Toyota Tundra Base 5.7-L V8)

“Rear axle bearing was failing and was repaired. Not under warranty”

Holman K., WI (2008 Toyota Tundra Base 5.7-L V8)

“the rear wheel bearings needed replaced”

John M., OH (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“center support bearing falled, rebuilt, balenced entire drive shaft”

Mark N., OH (2008 Toyota Tundra Base 5.7-L V8)

“Wheel bearing”

Anonymous, ID (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Universal joint failed”

Anonymous, FL (2008 Toyota Tundra Base 5.7-L V8)

“Same rear axle bearing failed second time since truck was purchased. Second bearing lasted <20,000 mi, for what should be a permanent part. Expensive repair”

Louis H., NY (2008 Toyota Tundra Base 4.7-L V8)

“axle bearing”

Neal H., CA (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Rear wheel bearing failed prematurely”

Michael M., VA (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Wheel bearing needed replacing”

Anonymous, LA (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“last year the center drive shaft carrier bearing failed, this spring the rear axel bearings failed”

Scott S., VT (2008 Toyota Tundra Base 4.0-L V6)

“Center support bearing falled”

Mark N., OH (2008 Toyota Tundra Base 5.7-L V8)

“Right rear wheel bearings had to be replaced with approx. 65,000 miles on vehicle”

Bob N., CO (2008 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)
Electrical failure

“Vaccuum pump sensor failure. Computer "thinks" truck switches between 4 and 2 wheel drive and governed the drive system to stall. Needed tow truck”

Anonymous, ON (2008 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“Rear differential is going out and was told that I must replace it. No offer to repair, just replace. Will cost north of $2,500. Very disappointed in this”

Anonymous, VA (2008 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“65,000 miles is way too soon to have to replace a differential, and expensive”

Anonymous, ID (2008 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

“Backup sensor failed”

Anonymous, VT (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“The monitor for the camera will no longer stay retracted. It failed with less than 50,000 miles and I now use a piece of plastic to hold it up”

Anonymous, CO (2008 Toyota Tundra Base 5.7-L V8)

“Camera stopped functioning and repair cost is prohibitive”

Anonymous, CT (2008 Toyota Tundra Unsure 5.7-L V8)
CD player

“CD part of the radio quit playing. Replaced it with after-market cd deck from Crutchfield”

Jay K., WA (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“CD player locked my CD's in it. Took about 30 minutes of turning it on and off, banging the dash, pressing eject over and over for it to start spitting them out. I now am scared to put another CD in it”

Dallas P., VA (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“CD player sucks in CD's and won't give them back. Bad junk stereo system with horrible sound”

Dallas P., VA (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“The CD player stopped ejecting discs. One disc is stuck inside the player”

Brian B., OR (2008 Toyota Tundra Base 4.7-L V8)

“Had to replace auxilary port, didn't work”

Anonymous, WA (2008 Toyota Tundra Base 5.7-L V8)

“stopped working”

Anonymous, UT (2008 Toyota Tundra Base 5.7-L V8)

“Radio would come on without turning on. Sometimes, radio would turn off on its own too. Had radio replaced soon after purchase. Approximately 12 months later, that radio started doing the same. I was told by Toyota Parts/Service Department that if the radio was replaced again, it would still happen. Toyota has no idea why it happens”

Anonymous, AZ (2008 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“Multiple problems with radio CD unit”

Anonymous, ID (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Radio failed after 18 mo and was replaced, failed again after another year or so and after warranty was expired”

Anonymous, GA (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Volume button doesn't work properly”

Anonymous, WA (2008 Toyota Tundra Base 5.7-L V8)

“randomly powers off while listening. Also drops mp3 playback and returns to FM”

Randall G., VA (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

“Printed circuit board in GPS portion of entertainment system failed, which caused all systems in the "head unit" containing the display screen to stop working (e.g., GPS system, CD player, AM/FM radio, Bluetooth, etc.)”

Kathryn W., AZ (2008 Toyota Tundra Limited 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

Alignment

“Steering was pulling to one side”

Alan H., TX (2008 Toyota Tundra)

“front wheels needed alignment per Toyota dealer”

William F., CA (2008 Toyota Tundra Base 5.7-L V8)
Ball joints

“Front ball joint failure”

Anonymous, FL (2008 Toyota Tundra Base 5.7-L V8)
Power steering leaks

“blew a seal in rack -n-pinion at 68k”

Anonymous, CA (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)
Shocks or struts

“They leaked so I had them replaced”

Anonymous, CA (2008 Toyota Tundra Base 4.0-L V6)

“One shock went bad. Difficult to find part. Had to wait 2 weeks to get order”

Anonymous, AZ (2008 Toyota Tundra Base 5.7-L V8)

“front struts leaking needed to be replaced per Toyota dealer and independent mechanic”

William F., CA (2008 Toyota Tundra Base 5.7-L V8)

“rack failed at 68k”

Anonymous, CA (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)
Tire wear is uneven

“Front tires wear on inside”

Anonymous, MS (2008 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)
Wheel bearings

“seized”

Anonymous, CA (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“On going problem Front wheel bearings going out”

Anonymous, MS (2008 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“In the past 18 months I had to Right Rear wheel bearings fail. The first time it was replaced at my cost but the replacement bearing only lasted 8 months before failing again. The bearing was warrantied for 12 months so the dealer cover the cost”

Anonymous, MN (2008 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“rear axel bearings, Lft & Rt side. There is a service bulletin issued I think in 2012!”

Anonymous, WI (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

“tow/haul switch not functioning, had to be replaced”

G B., CO (2008 Toyota Tundra Unsure 5.7-L V8)

“A capacitor in a fuze block blew and caused manny issues”

Adam E., GA (2008 Toyota Tundra Unsure 5.7-L V8)

“Headlights became fogged and cracked Did not cause an operational problem but looked bad so replaced headlights I tried the polishing approach first but they cracked after that and then replaced”

Jere I., CA (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.0-L V6)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

“Burned out brake light”

Anonymous, GA (2008 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“It has to do with tailgate and trunk lights that come on with assistance”

Anonymous, VA (2008 Toyota Tundra Unsure 4.7-L V8)

“Daytime running light. 2nd failure”

James K., TX (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)
Keyless entry

“Lots of the time Nothing happens”

Anonymous, VA (2008 Toyota Tundra Unsure 4.7-L V8)

“As with our 2008 Toyota van. The door looks stopped working”

Anonymous, TX (2008 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“remote control on keys would not lock the vehicle. Has been repaired”

Karen E., TX (2008 Toyota Tundra Unsure 5.7-L V8)

“Keyless entry will lock all doors but a couple each time. Random doors will lock. I then have to walk around and pull each door to determine which one locked and which one didn't”

Dallas P., VA (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)
Tire pressure monitor

“Light on. Probably a failed sensor”

Eric G., CO (2008 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Antifreeze leaks

“water pump and hose leaks”

Anonymous, TX (2008 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“links with the water pump issues”

Anonymous, TX (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)
Radiator

“Top tank tore loose from the radiator core. Radiator had to be replaced”

Dan B., WA (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“replaced water pump and timing belt at same time”

Jeff P., CA (2008 Toyota Tundra Base 5.7-L V8)

“The water pump was leaking through the drain hole. Needed to be replaced after 40,000 mi”

Alan W., ID (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“took in for 50000 mile service. told had to replace water pump. since >5 years, not covered under warranty. 800 dollars”

William F., CA (2008 Toyota Tundra Base 5.7-L V8)

“Water pump leaking replaced has only 30000miles on truck should not have gone out”

Anonymous, FL (2008 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“Water pump failed at about 75,000 miles. A water pump should last longer than that. This seems to be a common problem with this vehicle according to other Tundra owners. Toyota won't admit that there is a problem and it cost me over $800 to repair”

Anonymous, TN (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“An obvious problem with this vehicle that they should issue a recall for”

Anonymous, TX (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7-L V8)

“"Cotton candy" starting to form around water pump - so it was replaced”

Anonymous, TX (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Water pump began leaking and eventually had to be replaced at 65,000 miles, warranty expired. Not what I expected (or previously experienced) from Toyota”

Anonymous, AZ (2008 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

A/C compressor

“after 150,000 miles in Houston, Texas hot summers replacement should be expected”

Burt K., TX (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“AC Compressor seized up, needs replacement”

Anonymous, NH (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Noisy blower fan when cold”

Randy B., SK (2008 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“Bearing was going out, and rat poop in duct system and partial plugged air conduit”

Robert H., CA (2008 Toyota Tundra Unsure 5.7-L V8)

“Heater blower motor failed->$1000 repair”

Anonymous, CO (2008 Toyota Tundra Base 5.7-L V8)

“Leaky fitting - lost all coolant”

John G., OR (2008 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)
Automatic climate control

“2nd time this happened. There was some servo thing inside that opens and closes vents and it went bad. So one side blows AC and the other side blows heat. Very irritating that it happens over and over. Same thing with a servo thing in the door locks that keeps breaking and making it so all locks don't lock”

Dallas P., VA (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Exhaust manifold

“Electronic exhaust system malfunction. Causing engine to run on 2 cylinders and speed no more than 30mph. Toyota repaired for free due to TSB”

A C., GA (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Driver's side exhaust manifold leak”

Anonymous, CA (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Was making a sound like low on oil. Replaced driver exhaust manifold due to leak”

Anonymous, TX (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)
Muffler

“It is time to replace”

Anonymous, ON (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-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

“rough at low speeds due to slippage”

Britton K., WA (2008 Toyota Tundra Unsure 4.0-L V6)
Slipping transmission

“moisture in transmission fluid causing slippage at low speeds”

Britton K., WA (2008 Toyota Tundra Unsure 4.0-L V6)
Transmission computer

“check engine light comes on and ECM will not shift transmission / disconnect battery to reset ECM which then works OK for either 65 or 105 miles at which time it goes back into the disable mode”

Anonymous, GA (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)
Transmission leaks

“Driveshaft seal started leaking”

Alan H., TX (2008 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

Seals and/or weather-stripping

“cheap rubber window weather strip failing. Poor quality considering Toyota's claim of quality”

Anonymous, TX (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)
Air or water leaks

“Coolant leak from radiator”

Randy B., SK (2008 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“Water pump premature failure”

Michael M., VA (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 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

“serpentine belt tensioner became very noisy. Had replaced at my expense”

Thomas R., PA (2008 Toyota Tundra Base 5.7-L V8)

“Belt cracked at 45000 miles. Expected it to last much longer”

Jim F., CA (2008 Toyota Tundra Base 5.7-L V8)
Engine computer

“Engine sensor under truck, caused truck not to accelerate normally”

Anonymous, TX (2008 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-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

Ignition switch

“Occasionally the engine won't start. If I remove the key and re-insert it into the ignition and try again it will start after the third or fourth try”

Dan B., WA (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)
Starter

“the starter failed without any indication it might be going bad. it's awful replacing the starter”

Mike S., FL (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“$1400 repair that required removal of exhaust manifold that was never reinstalled properly at dealership”

Jeff P., CA (2008 Toyota Tundra Base 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

Locks and latches

“Window and door locks stopped working. Took it to an independent repair person and they said that a wire underneath the switches had come unloose”

Sean B., TX (2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“plastic tailgate latch broke off in my hand. tailgate will now not open”

Anonymous, NH (2008 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 or chain

“On routine inspection a problem was found with the timing belt. A second opinion confirmed this”

Anonymous, IN (2008 Toyota Tundra Base 5.7-L V8)
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