Toyota Tundra - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Toyota Tundra owners have reported a total of 5,271 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 (1,226 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 (1,168 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's service brakes, hydraulic (802 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Toyota Tundra

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Structure
1,168
  Service Brakes
802
  Suspension
610
  Air Bag
398
  Power Train
393
  Vehicle Speed Control
296
  Engine And Engine Cooling
291
  Equipment
255
  Steering
203
  Electrical System
183
   
  Tire
99
  Wheel
90
  Other Fuel System
86
  Gasoline Fuel System
79
  Visibility
49
  Electronic Stability Control
46
  Exterior Lighting
44
  Seat Belt
41
  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 28121,6041    
0.23
  2016 86122,4392    
0.35
  2015 21101,3653    
0.07
  2014 49135,7844    
0.09
  2013 57106,7245    
0.11
  2012 87103,4836    
0.14
  2011 11494,8967    
0.17
  2010 156121,5258    
0.16
  2009 3818,8969    
0.22
  2008 346168,42610    
0.21
  2007 414178,80011    
0.21
  2006 430170,92312    
0.21
  2005 329116,58513    
0.22
  2004 461108,44614    
0.30
  2003 368112,77115    
0.22
  2002 530113,11316    
0.29
  2001 48592,73017    
0.31
  2000 1,226125,42718    
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
36
  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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