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 3 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 500,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2018 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2015 Toyota Tundra owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

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

Radio

“XM radio went out within 6 hours of owning the vehicle. Took almost 2 weeks to get the part. Radio still has intermittent issues when it rains”

Anonymous, GA (2015 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)
Display screen freezes up

“Electronic screen keeps freezing uo”

Billie G., TX (2015 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“I usually only listen to music using the USB port. Right after the 2 year warranty expired (of course) the system began freezing up and not playing music properly. Even the on/off button wouldn't work. I have to wait around 60-90 seconds of the system being frozen for it to re-boot itself”

Anonymous, NV (2015 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

“Repaired under warranty. Repair was made to replace electronics head unit (because of defective USB ports) before I owned it and mechanic didn't plug GPS back into the head unit”

Anonymous, CO (2015 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

“The Bluetooth will not pair with a basic phone, just with certain smart phones. Toyota does not state this non-feature in the owner's manual and did not instruct the dealers of this issue until sometime in 2016”

Anonymous, WI (2015 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

“rattle in front end”

Anonymous, VA (2015 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

“passenger side dash”

Anonymous, CT (2015 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)

“Interior is poorly constructed compared to my 2006 Tundra. Cheap plastic which creaks and vibrates. Dash has an annoying creak when turning left or right. Dealer unable to fix. Door panels rattle when playing stereo with a little volume especially wh”

Anonymous, VA (2015 Toyota Tundra Platinum 5.7-L V8)

“My model is a 1794 edition and has good sound dampening. It may be that the squeal that emanates from the air intake box is easier to hear becasue of this....when the engine hits 2000 RPM it creates a high pitched squeal with a pitch that fluctuates with the RPMs. It's quite annoying. I have had my local dealership try to fix it 3 times and the last time the mechanic said he has the same issue with his own pickup and he has run into the same problem on other Tundras. That said, Toyota has not is”

Chris D., AR (2015 Toyota Tundra Platinum 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

Premature brake wear

“This truck is lightly used and fairly low miles, so having issues with the brakes was a surprise to me”

Anonymous, MA (2015 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)
Rotors

“Rotors warp when towing”

Anonymous, CA (2015 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)
Squeaking

“breaks made noise when backing up”

Anonymous, MA (2015 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

“The roof rubber molding on the passenger side came off. Until in came off I had an intermittent tapping sound that drove me crazy. It sounded like something was mechanically wrong and the dealership could not find what was wrong. In fact a friend spotted the what was wrong when he was following me. Then it took the dealership more than one trip from me before they could repair the problem. The repair was covered by the warranty”

James P., CA (2015 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)
Rust

“Have factory installed steps. The hardware used to mount the steps to the body are rusting badly. And Toyota won't fix the problem under the warrantee”

Anonymous, WI (2015 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

“AC compressor stays on even if switched off on front vent setting”

Tony S., CA (2015 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.6-L V8)
A/C compressor

“I have auto start and it normally will not start when using the system. Have to manually start A/C and heat”

John D., KY (2015 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

“Problem with maintaining alignment adjustments”

Robert S., CO (2015 Toyota Tundra SR5 5.7-L V8)
Power steering leaks

“Dealer found leaking power steering hose, and replaced it. However, it still makes noises when barely turn the wheel. Not turning to extremes either. I would expect noise when turning the wheel to the extrem left or right”

David O., AZ (2015 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

Slipping transmission

“Transmission hunt at highway speeds”

Anonymous, OR (2015 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

Tire pressure monitor

“The light stayed on when purchased. Had to return it several times to get it fixed”

Anonymous, TX (2015 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.6-L V8)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Oil leaks

“Rear oil seal leak found by dealer and promptly replaced under warranty”

Kathy A., MT (2015 Toyota Tundra Limited 5.7-L V8)

Engine Major

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

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.

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

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.

Engine Cooling

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

Exhaust

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

Drive System

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

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This score shows whether the model had more or fewer problems overall than the average model of that year, calculated from the total number of problems reported by subscribers in all 17 trouble spots.
Recalls
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WHEELS:LUGS/NUTS/BOLTS
May 11 2017
Lugnuts that crack and detach may cause the wheels to separate from the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain model year 2013-2017 Toyota Tundra and Sequoia vehicles accessorized with Southeast Toyota accessory 20-inch Rockstar wheels installed by Southeast Toyota or a Southeast Toyota dealer. The Rockstar wheels were installed with lugnuts that may crack and detach.
What should you do:
SET will notify owners, and dealers will install new replacement lugnuts, free of charge. The recall began June 23, 2017. Owners may contact SET customer service at 1-866-405-4226. SET's number for this recall is SET17A.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 17V311000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1325
EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
Jun 09 2016
An incorrect label may lead an owner to overload the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain model year 2016 Toyota Camry and Highlander, 2015-2016 Toyota Tundra, Scion FR-S, and tC vehicles. The Load Carrying Capacity Modification Label may not reflect the correct added weight of the installed accessories. As a result, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 110, "Tire Selection and Rims for Passenger Cars."
What should you do:
SET will notify owners, and provide a corrected label for placement over the inaccurate label, free of charge. The recall began on July 14, 2016. Owners may contact SET customer service at 1-866-405-4226.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 16V420000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 4253
TIRES
May 27 2015
If the operator inflates the tires according to the information on the tire placard, the tires may be underinflated, increasing the risk of tire failure which could result in a crash.
Summary:
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain model year 2015 Toyota Tundra vehicles manufactured March 11, 2015, to April 11, 2015 and equipped with Nitto Terra Grappler G2 275/60R20 116S XL tires. These vehicles have a tire placcard that incorrectly states the recommended cold tire inflation pressure. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) No. 110, "Tire Selection and Rims and Motor Home/Recreation Vehicle Trailer Load Carrying Capacity Information for Motor Vehicles with a GVWR of 4,536 kilograms (10,000 pounds) or less."
What should you do:
SET will notify owners, and dealers will install a new tire placard with the correct cold tire inflation pressure information, free of charge. The recall began on June 29, 2015. Owners may contact SET customer service at 1-866-405-4226. SET's number for this recall is SET15C.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 15V315000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 144
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