Toyota Tundra - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Toyota Tundra owners have reported a total of 5,337 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 (1,232 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 (1,187 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's service brakes, hydraulic (807 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Toyota Tundra

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Structure
1,187
  Service Brakes
807
  Suspension
616
  Air Bag
402
  Power Train
397
  Vehicle Speed Control
299
  Engine And Engine Cooling
295
  Equipment
266
  Steering
205
  Electrical System
185
   
  Tire
99
  Wheel
91
  Other Fuel System
90
  Gasoline Fuel System
79
  Visibility
49
  Electronic Stability Control
46
  Exterior Lighting
44
  Seat Belt
42
  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
  2018 5246,9821    
1.11
  2017 30121,6042    
0.12
  2016 86122,4393    
0.23
  2015 22101,3654    
0.05
  2014 49135,7845    
0.07
  2013 59106,7246    
0.09
  2012 95103,4837    
0.13
  2011 11694,8968    
0.15
  2010 160121,5259    
0.15
  2009 3918,89610    
0.21
  2008 351168,42611    
0.19
  2007 415178,80012    
0.19
  2006 438170,92313    
0.20
  2005 330116,58514    
0.20
  2004 465108,44615    
0.29
  2003 375112,77116    
0.21
  2002 537113,11317    
0.28
  2001 48692,73018    
0.29
  2000 1,232125,42719    
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
  2018 Tundra
42
  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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