Toyota Tundra - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Toyota Tundra owners have reported a total of 5,223 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 (1,225 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 (1,153 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's service brakes, hydraulic (798 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Toyota Tundra

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Structure
1,153
  Service Brakes
798
  Suspension
605
  Air Bag
397
  Power Train
391
  Vehicle Speed Control
294
  Engine And Engine Cooling
285
  Equipment
252
  Steering
203
  Electrical System
180
   
  Tire
99
  Wheel
89
  Other Fuel System
84
  Gasoline Fuel System
79
  Visibility
47
  Electronic Stability Control
46
  Exterior Lighting
43
  Seat Belt
40
  Unknown Or Other
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
2

  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 26121,6041    
0.21
  2016 85122,4392    
0.35
  2015 21101,3653    
0.07
  2014 48135,7844    
0.09
  2013 56106,7245    
0.10
  2012 81103,4836    
0.13
  2011 11394,8967    
0.17
  2010 153121,5258    
0.16
  2009 3818,8969    
0.22
  2008 346168,42610    
0.21
  2007 410178,80011    
0.21
  2006 422170,92312    
0.21
  2005 326116,58513    
0.22
  2004 455108,44614    
0.30
  2003 363112,77115    
0.21
  2002 528113,11316    
0.29
  2001 48292,73017    
0.31
  2000 1,225125,42718    
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
35
  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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