1st Generation (2000—2006) Tundra Problems

This generations ranks 59th out of 86 Toyota generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the body (20%), engine (17%), and the transmission (11%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Secondary Air Pump Failure 17 complaints at an average of 105,523 miles in the 2005 Toyota Tundra.
  2. Catalytic Convertor Failure 4 complaints at an average of 64,810 miles in the 2005 Toyota Tundra.
  3. Check Engine Light On 5 complaints at an average of 110,663 miles in the 2005 Toyota Tundra.

What Tundra Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Toyota model years.

Watch out for the 2005 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2006 44 11 135 15.38
2005 50 12 158 18.26
2004 25 11 152 8.77
2003 9 9 88 4.55
2002 15 6 86 3.25
2001 8 5 90 0.73
2000 14 7 98 4.64

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