Toyota Tundra - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Toyota Tundra owners have reported a total of 5,160 problems for their cars built in the 19 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the Toyota Tundra. The 2000 Toyota Tundra cars have the most problems reported (1,221 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Toyota Tundra

  Common problems of Toyota Tundra

The following chart shows the 27 most common problems for Toyota Tundra cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's structure (1,145 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's service brakes, hydraulic (796 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Toyota Tundra

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Structure
1,145
  Service Brakes
796
  Suspension
599
  Air Bag
396
  Power Train
384
  Vehicle Speed Control
289
  Engine And Engine Cooling
280
  Equipment
243
  Steering
197
  Electrical System
174
   
  Tire
99
  Wheel
88
  Other Fuel System
81
  Gasoline Fuel System
79
  Visibility
47
  Electronic Stability Control
45
  Exterior Lighting
42
  Unknown Or Other
39
  Seat Belt
39
  Air Brake
25
  Parking Brake
22
  Seats
16
  Latches/locks/linkage
14
  Traction Control System
12
  Interior Lighting
5
  Child Seat
3
  Forward Collision Avoidance
1

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Toyota Tundra of an older model year to newer model years since older vehicles have been in service longer and thus are expected to have more problems. In order to compare the reliability across Tundra model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. A smaller PPMY index indicates greater reliability of the given model year cars.

    PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000,

where P = total problems reported during the life of a Toyota Tundra model year; S = total units sold of the model year; Y = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).

The results are shown in Table 3.

Table 3. Use PPMY Index to Compare Reliability Across Tundra Model Years

Tundra
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2017 23121,6041    
0.19
  2016 84122,4392    
0.34
  2015 20101,3653    
0.07
  2014 43135,7844    
0.08
  2013 53106,7245    
0.10
  2012 76103,4836    
0.12
  2011 11094,8967    
0.17
  2010 151121,5258    
0.16
  2009 3818,8969    
0.22
  2008 342168,42610    
0.20
  2007 404178,80011    
0.21
  2006 418170,92312    
0.20
  2005 324116,58513    
0.21
  2004 452108,44614    
0.30
  2003 358112,77115    
0.21
  2002 527113,11316    
0.29
  2001 47692,73017    
0.30
  2000 1,221125,42718    
0.54

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the Toyota Tundra is to use the total number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service, as shown in the Table 4.

Table 4. Number of problems in vehicle's; first service year

Model YearProblems Reported
  2018 Tundra
30
  2017 Tundra
18
  2016 Tundra
44
  2015 Tundra
6
  2014 Tundra
19
  2013 Tundra
12
  2012 Tundra
12
  2011 Tundra
11
  2010 Tundra
53
  2009 Tundra
13
  2008 Tundra
58
  2007 Tundra
90
  2006 Tundra
35
  2005 Tundra
24
  2004 Tundra
13
  2003 Tundra
21
  2002 Tundra
44
  2001 Tundra
42
  2000 Tundra
81


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