Toyota Tundra - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Toyota Tundra owners have reported a total of 5,674 problems for their cars built in the 21 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 (1,244 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 (1,283 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's service brakes, hydraulic (826 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Toyota Tundra

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Structure
1,283
  Service Brakes
826
  Suspension
646
  Power Train
414
  Air Bag
413
  Engine And Engine Cooling
325
  Equipment
321
  Vehicle Speed Control
308
  Steering
214
  Electrical System
206
   
  Other Fuel System
102
  Tire
101
  Wheel
95
  Gasoline Fuel System
80
  Electronic Stability Control
52
  Visibility
51
  Seat Belt
47
  Exterior Lighting
47
  Unknown Or Other
39
  Air Brake
25
  Parking Brake
22
  Seats
20
  Latches/locks/linkage
15
  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
  2018 67120,1531    
0.56
  2017 35121,6042    
0.14
  2016 95122,4393    
0.26
  2015 25101,3654    
0.06
  2014 61135,7845    
0.09
  2013 6690,7066    
0.12
  2012 117103,4837    
0.16
  2011 12894,8968    
0.17
  2010 171121,5259    
0.16
  2009 4418,89610    
0.23
  2008 365168,42611    
0.20
  2007 443178,80012    
0.21
  2006 487170,92313    
0.22
  2005 356116,58514    
0.22
  2004 499108,44615    
0.31
  2003 404112,77116    
0.22
  2002 557113,11317    
0.29
  2001 49492,73018    
0.30
  2000 1,244125,42719    
0.52

  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
  2019 Tundra
15
  2018 Tundra
44
  2017 Tundra
18
  2016 Tundra
44
  2015 Tundra
6
  2014 Tundra
19
  2013 Tundra
12
  2012 Tundra
13
  2011 Tundra
12
  2010 Tundra
54
  2009 Tundra
13
  2008 Tundra
58
  2007 Tundra
93
  2006 Tundra
36
  2005 Tundra
24
  2004 Tundra
13
  2003 Tundra
21
  2002 Tundra
44
  2001 Tundra
42
  2000 Tundra
81


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