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.
Alerts
There are 9 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.
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.
Fuel Economy & Emissions
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.
Greenhouse Gas Greenhouse Gas The Greenhouse Gas Rating represents the amount of carbon dioxide the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
Smog Rating Smog Rating The Smog Rating represents the amount of health-damaging and smog-forming airborne pollutants the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).

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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Reliability Trouble Spots
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.
Transmission Minor Transmission Minor Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.
Drive System Drive System Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.
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 standard from 2003. ESC, side and head protection air bags standard from 2007. FCW and AEB standard from 2018.
Road Test

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
Coverage varies among versions of this vehicle

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)
  • 4.6-liter V8 (310 hp)
  • 5.7-liter V8 (381 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2011 Toyota Tundra owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"ALS indicator light would not go out. Dealer replaced the entire unit"

P N., MI (2011 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.6-L V8)

"The brakes were locked. Towed to dealer. Sat in garage overnight and everything fine the next morning. Appeared to be due to extremely cold weather. No charge by dealership"

Anonymous, NH (2011 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)
Calipers

"Uneven wear required replacement"

Anonymous, CO (2011 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

"pulsating rotors"

Anonymous, ON (2011 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

"While replacing front brakes for normal wear, found a broken caliper."

Anonymous, OK (2011 Toyota Tundra Base 4.6-L V8)

"calipers stuck causing excess brake pad wear"

Anonymous, WI (2011 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

"Front calipers rusted/frozen 2 of 4 cylinders, both sides."

Anonymous, PA (2011 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

"New York road salt caused rust to freeze up caliper movement, causing pads and rotors to wear excessively"

Anonymous, NY (2011 Toyota Tundra Base 5.7-L V8)
Normal routine brake wear

"At just over 85,000 miles replaced the original front brake pads, rotors and calipers. I wouldn't call this a problem. This has been an outstanding truck reliability wise."

Anonymous, NJ (2011 Toyota Tundra Base 4.6-L V8)

"Not a real positive braking system on this vehicle."

Anonymous, (2011 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

"While in for an annual safety inspection, dealer service tech advised my rear brakes needed repair. I had not experienced any problems with the brakes, but was not surprised since we towed a travel trailer for approx. 50,000 miles over the last 8 years. Honestly, I was surprised that I hadn't needed brake work before. Front brakes still have not needed work."

Anonymous, ME (2011 Toyota Tundra Unsure 5.7-L V8)
Parking brake

"Parking brake parts are made of inferior metal easily corroding and it being a drum brake are a pain to replace"

Anonymous, GA (2011 Toyota Tundra Base 5.7-L V8)

"Engaged parking brake during normal maintenance, it froze up and wouldn't release completely. Ended up with rear brake job."

Anonymous, OH (2011 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

"The park brake won't hold the vehicle"

Anonymous, (2011 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)
Premature brake wear

"Front end vibrating"

Rogers B., OK (2011 Toyota Tundra Base 4.6-L V8)

"brake pads needed replaced"

Terrance B., CO (2011 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.6-L V8)
Pulsation or vibration

"vibration occurred when braking due to rotor warpage; unsure what caused the warpage. Had brakes replaced and serviced."

Anonymous, TX (2011 Toyota Tundra Base 4.6-L V8)
Rotors

"Premature wear out at 40000 miles. also premature tire wearout on bridgestone tires at same mileage. Tires were covered by pro-Rata warranty"

Janet M., MI (2011 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

"Vibration created when applying brakes"

Anonymous, CO (2011 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

"Excessive wear beyond normal use"

Rogers B., OK (2011 Toyota Tundra Base 4.6-L V8)

"pulsating rotors"

Anonymous, ON (2011 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

"The OEM rotors wear out very fast"

Anonymous, MD (2011 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

"The rotors warped at around 30,000 miles and were replaced only to warp again within a few months. The rotors need to be replaced again!"

Anonymous, TX (2011 Toyota Tundra Base 4.6-L V8)

"Rotors are warped & had to be replace caused bad shimmy in front end when pulling trailers & going down hill"

Anonymous, WY (2011 Toyota Tundra Base 5.7-L V8)

"Front rotors warped because they're too small for the power and weight of the truck"

Paul R., CT (2011 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

"Rotors needed replaced"

Terrance B., CO (2011 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.6-L V8)

"rotors became warped and caused severe vibration when braking."

Anonymous, TX (2011 Toyota Tundra Base 4.6-L V8)
Squeaking

"Continuous rubbing noise from rear brakes. mechanic states that rear brake backing plates need replacing at a cost of about $1000 as the rear axles must be removed to make this repair"

Anonymous, NH (2011 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.6-L V8)

"Brake maintenance resulted in squeaking that can not be stopped."

Anonymous, WA (2011 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.6-L V8)

"Noise"

Anonymous, NJ (2011 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-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

"gutter molding above drivers door has come lose twice and flaps wildly in the wind"

Rick S., SC (2011 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

"loose trim on roof when going throw carwash"

Anonymous, NY (2011 Toyota Tundra Base 4.6-L V8)

"Rubber trim on top of cab has come off"

Anonymous, TX (2011 Toyota Tundra 4.6-L V8)

"It's the rubber used on the original tires and all the window seals. All 4 tires had to be replaced in the first year, less than 10000 miles. All the rubber seals on the windows, as well as the rubber grommet that holds the radio antenna in place, rotted away within the first 3 years."

Anonymous, FL (2011 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

"The drip molding on the roof came off, probably secondary to automated car wash jet dry forced air."

Anonymous, TX (2011 Toyota Tundra Base 4.6-L V8)

"Both left and right drip edge molding on the roof came off in the automatic car wash. I wash frequently"

Anonymous, IL (2011 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

"weatherstrip around all the windows and radio antenna are deteriorating"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"There's a spot about the size of a potato that's quite a bit lighter in color -- no idea why"

Anonymous, NE (2011 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

"This problem was from the time of purchase. The hood appeared to be missing some finish coat in spots. When I first noticed it I thought it was drying spots from the engine heat. Later when they became more pronounced I told the service dept. I was t"

Michael M., FL (2011 Toyota Tundra 4.6-L V8)

"The black finish is horrible. It takes just a light contact to scratch it and expose the white underneath. Very frustrating because it makes the truck look beaten up when it isn't."

Anonymous, FL (2011 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

"Paint is chipping just on the edge of the door. bought moulding type items but have not installed yet"

Linda B., NV (2011 Toyota Tundra Base 4.6-L V8)

"paint thinest seems to be very thin compared to the Ford f-150 that I previously owned"

Anonymous, WA (2011 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

"Our pickup is white. The paint is fading, but we are not sure this is the factory paint on the front doors. The paint is chipping on the passenger back side panel. This we believe is factory paint"

Anonymous, TX (2011 Toyota Tundra Base 4.6-L V8)

"the trucks clear coat is completly failing"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

"White paint has chalk like appearance. Very dull. Vehicle was well cared for and waxed regularly but paint still has not held up. I have had older vehicles with paint that looked much better."

Anonymous, KY (2011 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)
Rust

"Surface rust is present throughout the undercarriage of the truck and in limited class A surface areas"

Anonymous, MI (2011 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

"It developed a rusted through patch in the bed of the pickup truck. Considering how good the condition of the body is, this is probably due to the prior owner, not a defect in the truck."

Anonymous, (2011 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

"i had the dealer undercoat my truck and had a spray in box liner, yet i now can see rust showing through the spray in liner, which to me means the box is rusting from under neat and i thought Toyota should correct it. but they did not"

Anonymous, (2011 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.6-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)

"Truck went in to "Limp Mode" and had to be towed to dealer while on vacation towing a 7000lb Travel Trailer. The Air Pump Inlet, both Air Pump Assemblies were replaced. I was told there was a Technical Service Bulletin on this part"

Anonymous, NY (2011 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

"truck went into limp mode; took in for diagnostics and was told emissions sensors(2) needed replacing."

K O., TX (2011 Toyota Tundra Base 4.6-L V8)

"One of the air pumps went bad. Part of the emissions system, mounted under the intake manifold. Toyota covered the repair completely as a one-time out-of-warranty claim. Very happy with Toyota's response."

Glenn H., NY (2011 Toyota Tundra Base 5.7-L V8)

"air pump failure in emissions system. Toyota covered repairs under non-warranty claim, approx $2000"

Anonymous, NY (2011 Toyota Tundra Base 5.7-L V8)

"I don't recall the details"

Anonymous, FL (2011 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.6-L V8)

"THE ENTIRE TWO PIECES OF THE EGR SYSTEM HAD TO BE REPLACED AT A COST OF $2500. SEVERAL TRUCKS HAD SAME PROBLEM AND i HAD TO WAIT FOR PARTS. I GOT THE PARTS FOR VEHICLE UNDER WARRANTY SINCE HE HAD A TOYOTA LOANER. DEALER WAS HELPFUL IN THAT . NO WARRANTY BUT PREVIOUS MODEL YEARS HAD SAME PROBLEM BUT WAS COVERED BY WARRANTY"

Anonymous, TX (2011 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

"The air pumps in the secondary air injection system died. To do a full replacement was ~$2k. I ended up doing a bypass kit for about $1k."

Anonymous, (2011 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.6-L V8)

"Thankfully still covered under an extended warranty that Toyota provided because it was such a prevalent problem on most Tundras."

Anonymous, NC (2011 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)
Fuel gauge/sender

"I ran out of gas despite the fuel gauge saying I had a quarter tank. Had to replace the fuel-level sending assembly in the gas tank so the fuel gauge again reflects an accurate fuel level."

Anonymous, NE (2011 Toyota Tundra Base 5.7-L V8)
Fuel injection system

"Fuel air pressure system"

Anonymous, GA (2011 Toyota Tundra Base 4.6-L V8)

"The Secondary Air Injection Valve stuck open, replaced Air Pump, ASV and Pump Inlet"

Anonymous, VA (2011 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.0-L V6)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"engine had low power, couldn't go over 35 mph"

K O., TX (2011 Toyota Tundra Base 4.6-L V8)

"Needed to replace a emissions sensor switch. Cost $500"

Jason F., MN (2011 Toyota Tundra Base 4.6-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

Cruise control

"Fuses blow regularly shutting down the cruise control and instrument panel lights."

Anonymous, GA (2011 Toyota Tundra Base 4.6-L V8)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Factory installed Fog lights went out"

Richard S., VA (2011 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

"Tail lights inoperable"

Frank C., LA (2011 Toyota Tundra Base 5.7-L V8)

"The rear tail light filled ip with water. I could not find a crack where it got in"

Gerald S., OR (2011 Toyota Tundra 4.6-L V8)

"There has been a recurring problem with a short in the lights. This causes the turn signals, brake lights and back lights of the truck to work intermittently or not at all."

Christine B., TN (2011 Toyota Tundra 4.6-L V8)
Headlights

"Bulb burned out"

Anonymous, VA (2011 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

"Headlights fill with moisture and lenses are plastic--sun clouds them"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)
Horn

"Horn stopped working. Warranty fixed it"

Anonymous, SK (2011 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

"Stopped working"

Anonymous, OK (2011 Toyota Tundra Base 4.6-L V8)

"Stopped working. Had a worn out contact ring and was replaced by a local repair shop."

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)
Tire pressure monitor

"Put new tires on and the sensor broke"

Cindy L., NY (2011 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)
Warning lights

"The four wheel light continued blink on and off. It was diagnosed as a broken wire in the wiring harness"

Ronald M., OH (2011 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

Gear selector or linkage

"called DRVSHFT on repair order. Could not get key out of ignition when vehicle was in Park and turned off. They replaced a switch with no charge but we noted that this had happened to the previous owner twice. They said an internal part was braking"

Anonymous, WA (2011 Toyota Tundra 4.6-L V8)
Rough shifting

"Movement from 2 wheel drive to 4 wheel high or low is hard...bangs in and out"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

"Since new on highway, mostly going uphill tranny jumps /jittery. dealer could never fix it"

Anonymous, (2011 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

"Gear in differential chewed. SQUEALS during slow acceleration."

Anonymous, ON (2011 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)
Slipping transmission

"Constant reoccurring problem- at highway speeds the transmission randomly surges & and jerks noticeably sometimes for hours. Taken to dealership 3 times and gotten a different story very time. Still not fixed"

Rick S., SC (2011 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

"Vehicle transmission slips after it has been parked 5-7 days. Dealer after working on it and verifying the problem says this is normal. It didn't do this when new"

Joe B., TN (2011 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

"the transmission slips when its on an incline. However, Toyota refuse to work on the problem because I can not replicate the problem at the dealership"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)
Transmission leaks

"Transmission leaking fluid. Probable cause was poor repair from dealership. Dealership had repaired transmission while under warranty, After negotiations the dealership repaired the leak without cost"

Anonymous, TN (2011 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

"Air intake Sensor in transmission FAILED. Yah never heard of it before either. Then oil pressure sensor went. Rear wheel hub bearing needed replacement after seal blew."

Anonymous, ON (2011 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

Alignment

"Cannot keep it aligned. Always off. Dealer tells me that they come fixed from factory and they cannot adjust camber nor caster"

Anonymous, NC (2011 Toyota Tundra Base 4.6-L V8)

"Alignment was messed up, but I believe this was an issue at the time of purchase"

Christopher D., CO (2011 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

"I went over a curb a couple of times and requested an alignment"

Anonymous, (2011 Toyota Tundra Unsure Unsure)
Power steering pumps and hoses

"Power steering pump failure"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)
Shocks or struts

"Leaking strut was covered 100% under extended warranty. Auto was driveable until the part was available"

Annette A., ME (2011 Toyota Tundra 5.7-L V8)

"Worn out need to be replaced"

Anonymous, AB (2011 Toyota Tundra Base 5.7-L V8)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Steering rack failure. Appears to be a typical issue. Changed out for more reliable 2008 rack and pinion with no issues since"

Anonymous, CT (2011 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 needed replacing due to cracking. Created engine squeal."

Anonymous, ME (2011 Toyota Tundra 5.7-L V8)
Oil leaks

"Rear main seal leak 5 months after transmission was replaced."

Anonymous, OK (2011 Toyota Tundra Base 4.6-L V8)

"The Toyota gas 5.7L engine has a known cam tower leak that Toyota has yet to recall. This is a known issue that impacts multiple vehicles with this engine. If the vehicle is under warranty, Toyota will fix it but if out of warranty it is up to the vehicle owner. That is somewhat understandable but with the amount of people with the issue I would think Toyota would do a recall. It impacts Tundras from 2007 to 2019, same engine."

Anonymous, AP (2011 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

"Tower cam leak, leaked to exhaust manifold. 2500.00 to repair on side only. Under valve cover but not the valve cover itself and rear driver side"

Edwin V., CT (2011 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

"Slow oil leak, uncertain origin. Just started looking to trade the vehicle in for a newer model"

Anonymous, IN (2011 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

"AC compressor failing and making noise and dealer wants almost $4k to repair"

Anonymous, MT (2011 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)
Automatic climate control

"There's nothing more upsetting than the climate system failing in the middle of summer. It also took two turns at the shop to get it fixed."

Isabel S., CA (2011 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)
Heater system

"unable to get heat to the floor. $2300.00 fix at 60,000 miles when heater is only used 5 months a year."

Anonymous, NY (2011 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

"Will not transfer heat to the floor after only 60000 miles Two other friends have same truck. Same problem. Toyota refuses to acknowledge problems"

Mark C., NY (2011 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

Display screen difficult to see

"The angle the screen is installed, renders it nearly impossible for the driver to operate in the daylight. Horrible glare"

Andre W., CA (2011 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)
Display screen freezes up

"Just randomnly shuts off"

Andre W., CA (2011 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)
Radio

"Radio appears to have a short in the AM antenna causing intermittent reception which Toyota could not find when I took it in under warranty. The problem remains as I do not wish to pay to fix it"

John G., ON (2011 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

"The brightness of the radio display dims intermittently."

Anonymous, CA (2011 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

Squeaks or rattles

"The front windshield makes a rubbing noise during cold weather, fine in the summer"

Jay V., TX (2011 Toyota Tundra Base 4.6-L V8)
Wind noise

"At 60mph or over and if there is a cross-wind, there is a horrible noise that comes from the windshield and sounds like it is going to break it. We have mentioned it to Toyota, but it is very difficult to reproduce this situation "in town". We believ"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

"flaw surrounding windshield trim causes nails on chalkboard sound in strong cross wind. Toyota dealership has been very good in assisting us at no cost but seems to be an ongoing issue that has been difficult to resolve due to design"

Anonymous, ON (2011 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

"The road noise is very loud if the road is not fairly new"

Anonymous, TX (2011 Toyota Tundra Base 4.6-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

"major failure, repaired under warranty"

Anonymous, NM (2011 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)
Driveshaft or axle

"Left rear wheel bearing failed by 65, 000 km. Fortunately covered by powertrain warranty. I was told the right rear bearing was making a slightly suspicious sound, but too early to say for sure, and to keep an eye on it"

Leonard A., BC (2011 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

"Back wheel hub was slipping out. Dealer put heavy duty hubs on both back wheel at no charge"

Anonymous, KY (2011 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.6-L V8)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Engine rebuild or replacement

"Main crankshaft bearing deposited metal pieces in the engine oil. The gasoline engine knocked louder than a Diesel engine. A Toyota is supposed to be dependable"

Gene B., SC (2011 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.6-L V8)
Head gasket

"Brought in for routine maintaince and repairman noticed oil leak. It was determined to required gaskets needing replacement. After the local repairmen replaced it, they couldn’t get it timed after several attempts and 7 days in shop. Towed it to Toyota and repaired in 2 days. It was something to do with the timing."

Noreen O., GA (2011 Toyota Tundra)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Torque converter

"Torque converter is continuing to go out and Toyota refuses to fix it"

Anonymous, CA (2011 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Tongue converter failed and it’s pieces ruined the transmission"

Gene B., SC (2011 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.6-L V8)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Overheating

"It started with an unsettling engine noise. We were told the engine was reheating, but the thermostat did not show it. It was in the shop three times before it was fixed."

Isabel S., CA (2011 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)
Water pump

"water pump leak noticed during oil change at 65,000 miles; replaced."

K O., TX (2011 Toyota Tundra Base 4.6-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 burned out because of a timing chain gasket leak. Repair of both issues cost over $3000."

Gary K., VA (2011 Toyota Tundra Base 4.6-L V8)

"Two alternators failed- perhaps due to rodent damage"

Tommye D., NY (2011 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

Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"the service on my truck were all done at the dealer therefore all locks and hinges should have been greased or oiled which should have prevented this but now my tailgate lock is seized"

Anonymous, (2011 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.6-L V8)

Exhaust

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

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