Toyota Tundra - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Toyota Tundra owners have reported a total of 5,536 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 (1,237 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 (1,240 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's service brakes, hydraulic (818 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Toyota Tundra

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Structure
1,240
  Service Brakes
818
  Suspension
632
  Power Train
409
  Air Bag
409
  Engine And Engine Cooling
316
  Vehicle Speed Control
305
  Equipment
301
  Steering
208
  Electrical System
200
   
  Tire
100
  Other Fuel System
98
  Wheel
92
  Gasoline Fuel System
80
  Visibility
51
  Electronic Stability Control
47
  Seat Belt
45
  Exterior Lighting
45
  Unknown Or Other
39
  Air Brake
25
  Parking Brake
22
  Seats
18
  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 6246,9821    
1.32
  2017 35121,6042    
0.14
  2016 90122,4393    
0.25
  2015 23101,3654    
0.06
  2014 55135,7845    
0.08
  2013 65106,7246    
0.10
  2012 108103,4837    
0.15
  2011 12194,8968    
0.16
  2010 167121,5259    
0.15
  2009 4118,89610    
0.22
  2008 356168,42611    
0.19
  2007 434178,80012    
0.20
  2006 472170,92313    
0.21
  2005 347116,58514    
0.21
  2004 484108,44615    
0.30
  2003 391112,77116    
0.22
  2002 549113,11317    
0.29
  2001 48992,73018    
0.29
  2000 1,237125,42719    
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
9
  2018 Tundra
42
  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
90
  2006 Tundra
36
  2005 Tundra
24
  2004 Tundra
13
  2003 Tundra
21
  2002 Tundra
44
  2001 Tundra
42
  2000 Tundra
81


Switch Model:
Select Year:
Safety Ratings of Tundra Cars
Fuel Economy of Tundra Vehicles
Tundra Service Bulletins
Tundra Safety Recalls
Tundra Defect Investigations
Compare reliability:
vs.