2002 TOYOTA TUNDRA VIN: 5TBBT48132S239202

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VIN 5TBBT48132S239202 Decoding Toyota Vin Decoder

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Make

TOYOTA

Manufacturer Name

TOYOTA MOTOR MANUFACTURING, INDIANA, INC.

Model

Tundra

Model Year

2002

Series

VCK40L, UCK40L

Trim

LIMITED

Vehicle Type

TRUCK

Plant Country

UNITED STATES (USA)

Plant Company Name

Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Inc

Plant State

INDIANA

Note

Large Cab

Body Class

Pickup

Wheel Base Type

Standard

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating From

Class 2E: 6,001 - 7,000 lb (2,722 - 3,175 kg)

Cab Type

Extra/Super/ Quad/Double/King/Extended

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Drive Type

4WD/4-Wheel Drive/4x4

Engine Number of Cylinders

8

Displacement (CC)

4663

Displacement (CI)

284.55

Displacement (L)

4.7

Engine Stroke Cycles

4

Engine Model

2UZ-FE

Engine Power (kW)

182.6965

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Valve Train Design

Dual Overhead Cam (DOHC)

Engine Configuration

V-Shaped

Fuel Delivery / Fuel Injection Type

Sequential Fuel Injection (SFI)

Engine Brake (hp) From

245

Cooling Type

Water

Engine Brake (hp) To

284

Engine Manufacturer

Toyota

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2002 TOYOTA TUNDRA Crash Test Score

0

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating 4x4
Rollover Star Rating 4x2
Rollover Risk:
0%

2002 TOYOTA TUNDRA Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Optional
Advanced Belt Feature Not Available
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Not Available
Seat Belt Reminder System Not Available

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Not Available

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN 5TBBT48132S239202

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

September 15, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 11374781
Consumer Location: PARK CITY, UT
VIN: 5TBBT48132S****

Summary of Complaint

FRAME IS RUSTED. WORRIED ABOUT IT'S SAFETY.

Components: SUSPENSION UNKNOWN OR OTHER

April 09, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11156457
Consumer Location: WAUKEGAN, IL
VIN: 5TBBT48132S****

Summary of Complaint

TOYOTA HAS A RECALL ON THE TRUCK FRAME THAT THEY WON'T DO ANYTHING ABOUT. THIS TRUCK HAS ONLY 70000 MILES ON IT. WE TOOK IT TO THE DEALERSHIP AND THEY TOLD US TO CALL TOYOTA. WE CONTACTED TOYOTA AND OPENED A CLAIM AND THEY TOLD US THERE NOT DOING ANYTHING AT THIS TIME FOR THAT RECALL. THE WHOLE FRAME IS ROTTEN AND IS NOT SAFE TO DRIVE. WE'VE DONE ALL THE RECALLS THEY HAD FOR THE FRAME AND IT STILL ROTTED OUT. NOT SURE HOW I CAN GET THIS RESOLVED WITH TOYOTA. THE FRAME SNAPPED ON THE FRONT DRIVER SIDE. THE FRAME SNAPPED WHILE DRIVING AROUND TOWN.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

October 21, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10096169
Consumer Location: CLINTON, WA
VIN: 5TBBT48132S****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE HAS EXCESSIVE VIBRATION/SHAKING WHEN BRAKING, ESPECIALLY DOWNHILL, AND MOST NOTABLY AT SPEEDS BETWEEN 40-50 MPH. REPAIR ATTEMPTS HAVE BEEN MADE AT 20,341 MILES AND 24,312 MILES REPLACING CALIPERS, ROTORS AND DRUMS, AS WELL AS ATTEMPTS AT RESURFACING BADLY WARPED ROTORS/DRUMS. CONDITION STILL EXISTS AT CURRENT MILEAGE OF 28,128 MILES. FEAR THAT THIS IS A DANGEROUS CONDITION THAT WILL RESULT IN LOSS OF HANDLING, CONTROL, TRACTION OR MAY LEAD TO AN ACCIDENT IF BRAKES FAIL TO STOP THE VEHICLE. AS THIS ALSO DOES NOT APPEAR TO BE AN ISOLATED CASE, THIS CONDITION IS LIKELY TO AFFECT VEHICLE REPUTATION AND (RE-SALE) VALUE AS WELL.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

December 09, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11421393
Consumer Location: PIKEVILLE, KY
VIN: 5TBBT44112S****

Summary of Complaint

The frame has rusted so badly that the spare tire fell off into the highway and nearly caused the vehicle behind to almost wreck.Upon arrival at home I looked at the frame and noticed that the u-bolts holding the rear differential are almost rusted off and will need to be replaced. The entire frame is rusted badly. I think something should be done!!! This vehicle has been taken care of and has seldom been off-road. I am a 72 year old man who does not abuse my vehicle. Thank you Jerry Wakeland

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION WHEELS

June 09, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11420722
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 5TBRT34142S****

Summary of Complaint

on June 9th at about 2pm while driving through my neighborhood, my upper an lower ball joints on my 2002 Toyota Tundra separated from my vehicle causing a catastrophic loss of control of truck and tore my hub with tire from vehicle ripping the brake fuel line and shoving entire components up under my Tundra while losing control with no brakes or steering capability. It also destroyed the drivers side front tire. Needless to say if I was say...going 55 to 60 miles per hour on highway...I would not be writing this. Had truck towed to Checkered Flag Toyota and they quoted me a price of over1300$ in repairs... they are fighting me on fixing my truck damages even though said damages were caused by the ball joint recall on the 2002 tundra...recall I D#05v

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

June 03, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11419917
Consumer Location: BUTTERNUT, WI
VIN: 5TBBT44192S****

Summary of Complaint

2002 Tundra was recalled for the rusty frame. I had mine inspected at the time of the recall. The dealership sprayed the frame of my truck. Now my frame is severely rusted and unsafe to drive. The balance of my vehicle is in good condition with approximately 200,000 miles. Will I be eligible for repair or replacement? Who should I contact? Thank you Bridgette Gartmann

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

May 23, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11418259
Consumer Location: UNION CITY, OH
VIN: 5TBBT44192S****

Summary of Complaint

My vehicle is unsafe to drive due to how badly the frame is rusted.

Components: STEERING EXTERIOR LIGHTING

March 24, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11404681
Consumer Location: THERIOT, LA
VIN: 5TBRT34112S****

Summary of Complaint

LOUD KNOCK TURNING THE WHEEL TO THE LEFT, RACK AND PINION LEAKAGE, INNER OUTER TIE RODS CAN SNAP CAUSE AN INJURY OR DEATH. HEADLIGHTS ARE VERY DIM EVEN THE BRIGHT LIGHTS ARE DIM. AN ONCOMING CAR IS NOT EVEN PHASED WHEN I HAVE MY BRIGHT LIGHTS ON. IT'S DIFFICULT TO SEE VERY WELL WITH THOSE [XXX] LIGHTS THEY'RE ALMOST IN AMBER COLOR TRIED TO USE LENS RENEW DID NOT WORK. INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). *TR

Components: STRUCTURE UNKNOWN OR OTHER

September 09, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11376881
Consumer Location: BETHLEHEM, PA
VIN: 5TBBT48182S****

Summary of Complaint

RUST PROBLEM IN FRAME AND REAR CROSSMEMBER

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL

November 13, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11375043
Consumer Location: FLORALA, AL
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 TOYOTA TUNDRA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING, THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL BECAME STUCK TO THE FLOORBOARD AND THE VEHICLE SPEEDED UP OUT OF CONTROL AND CRASHED INTO A SHED IN HIS YARD AND CRASHED INTO A TREE WHERE IT CAME TO A STOP. THAT COLLISION LOOSENED THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL AND VEHICLE WAS ABLE TO COME TO A STOP. THE DEALER AND MANUFACTURER HAD NOT BEEN CONTACTED YET. THE VEHICLE REMAINS UNREPAIRED IN THE PARKED CONTACT'S YARD. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 180,000. *BF*JB*JB

Components: STRUCTURE

September 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11353977
Consumer Location: BALDWINVILLE, MA
VIN: 5TBBT44132S****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 TOYOTA TUNDRA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE FRAME WAS RUSTED AND THERE WAS A HOLE BEHIND THE DRIVER'S SIDE DOOR. THE CONTACT CALLED ACTON TOYOTA OF LITTLETON (221 GREAT RD, LITTLETON, MA 01460, (978) 263-1500) HOWEVER, THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED NOR REPAIRED. THE CONTACT STATED THE FAILURE WAS LIKE NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 09V444000 (STRUCTURE). THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT CONTACTED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 220,000.

Components: STEERING EXTERIOR LIGHTING

January 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11352194
Consumer Location: WILLIS, TX
VIN: STBRT341X25****

Summary of Complaint

LOUD POPPING SOUND WHEN TURNING THE STEERING WHEEL, HEAD LIGHTS ARE VERY DIM EXTREMELY HARD TO SEE AND MELTING PLASTIC AROUND THEM

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION

February 19, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11320738
Consumer Location: CENTERTON, AR
VIN: 5TBBT44102S****

Summary of Complaint

I HAD MY LOWER BALL JOINT SEPARATE FROM THE KNUCKLE. LUCKILY I WAS IN A PARKING LOT. I SEE THAT THERE WAS A RECALL ON THE LOWER BALL JOINT FOR 02 TUNDRA. SO I DO I GO ABOUT GETTING A REFUND FOR WHAT I HAD TO SPEND. *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN

November 03, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11319432
Consumer Location: BOONVILLE, IN
VIN: 5TBBT44172S****

Summary of Complaint

REAR DIFFERENTIAL IS LEAKING OIL DUE TO FAULTY METAL USED IN MANUFACTURING. DIFF. IS LEAKING THRU RUST HOLES IN HOUSING METAL AND NOT THRU SEALS.

Components: ENGINE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

May 22, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 11316437
Consumer Location: EL PASO, TX
VIN: 5TBRN34102S****

Summary of Complaint

DIFFICULT TO START AND ENGINE DIES WHEN DRIVING

Components: POWER TRAIN

December 15, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11309429
Consumer Location: DURHAM, NH
VIN: 5TBBT44132S****

Summary of Complaint

THE REAR AXEL AND DIFFERENTIAL HOUSING/CASTING IS CORRODED THRU SUCH THAT OIL IS LEAKING THROUGH THE DIFFERENTIAL HUB ONTO THE ROADWAY AND RESULTING IN A LOSS OF GEAR OIL WITHIN THE DIFFERENTIAL AND AXELS. AFTER DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAY THIS OIL WAS OBSERVED ON THE SPARE TIRE (MOUNTED UNDER THE BED) AND UP THE BACK OF THE BUMPER. THE SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE AT ONE DEALERSHIP I APPROACHED TO DISCUSS THE COST OF REPAIR INDICATED THAT THEY HAVE SEEN THE PROBLEM MULTIPLE TIMES. THIS OBVIOUSLY SHOULD NOT BE HAPPENING AND I BELIEVE IT TO BE THE RESULT OF A DEFECTIVELY DESIGNED/MANUFACTURED COMPONENT. I HAVE NOT YET HAD THE VEHICLE REPAIRED DUE TO THE HIGH COST, BUT IT IS NOT DRIVEABLE AS THE DIFFERENTIAL WILL NOT HOLD GEAR OIL.

Components: AIR BAGS

January 01, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 11288724
Consumer Location: PITTSBORO, NC
VIN: 5TBRT34182S****

Summary of Complaint

AIR BAG LIGHT IS ON AND TOOK IT TO MECHANIC WHO SAID THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH THE PASSENGER BAG AND IT IS DEACTIVATED. THIS SEEMS TO BE A PROBLEM THAT MANY OTHERS ARE ALSO HAVING FROM THE COMPLAINTS I HAVE READ.

Components: STRUCTURE

November 27, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11283118
Consumer Location: OLIVE HILL, KY
VIN: 5TBBT48122S****

Summary of Complaint

FRAME IS SEVERELY RUSTED AND CALLED ABOUT A PREVIOUS RECALL TO REPLACE THE FRAME BUT THEY TOLD ME THAT I HAD JUST MISSED IT AND THE RECALL HAD ENDED? I TOLD THEM THAT I HAD THE TRUCK AT THE TIME OF THE RECALL BUT WAS NEVER NOTIFIED OF THE RECALL. I HAD RECEIVED OTHER PROMOTIONS ABOUT NEW VEHICLE DISCOUNTS FOR TOYOTA OWNERS, BUT NEVER ABOUT ANY RECALL ON THE TRUCK AT ALL? NOW THE FRAME IS RUSTED EVEN WORSE BUT I HAVE TO CONTINUE TO DRIVE THE TRUCK BECAUSE I CANNOT AFFORD ANOTHER VEHICLE AT THIS TIME! THE OTHER DAY I PULLED INTO MY DRIVEWAY AND NOTICED THE VEHICLE MAKING A NOISE AND WHEN I LOOKED UNDER THE VEHICLE, THE FUEL TANK STRAP HAD RUSTED AND FELL APART AND THE FUEL TANK WAS HANGING DOWN. I HAD TO TAKE A RATCHET STRAP AND STRAP THE FUEL TANK BACK UP TO THE FRAME BECAUSE I HAVE TO HAVE THE TRUCK TO DRIVE TO WORK. I LOOK NOW AND THERE IS A RECALL ABOUT THE CORROSION ON THE FUEL TANK STRAPS AND ON THE SPARE TIRE CARRIER AND SUCH AND YET AGAIN I WAS NOT NOTIFIED ABOUT THE RECALL. HAD THE FUEL TANK NOT FELL OUT ON ME AND THEN ME LOOK ON YOUR SITE TO FIND OUT ABOUT IT, I WOULD AGAIN NOT HAVE KNOWN THERE EVEN WAS A RECALL UNTIL IT WAS TOO LATE TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT ! I NEED TO KNOW WHAT CAN BE DONE ABOUT GETTING TOYOTA TO HONOR THE FRAME REPLACEMENT RECALL ON MY TRUCK THAT I WAS NEVER NOTIFIED ABOUT EVEN THOUGH I KNOW THAT THEY KNEW I OWNED IT BECAUSE OF THE OTHER MAIL THEY HAD SENT ME ABOUT NEW VEHICLE OFFERS FOR CURRENT TOYOTA OWNERS? ANY AND ALL HELP APPRECIATED AS I CANNOT AFFORD TO BUY ANOTHER TRUCK HAVING SO MUCH MONEY IN THIS ONE THAT IS EVENTUALLY GOING TO BREAK IN HALF AS I DRIVE IT DOWN THE ROAD WHICH IS NOT SAFE FOR ME OR ANYONE ELSE ON THE ROAD AROUND ME. I LIVE IN KENTUCKY WHERE IS ONE OF THE PRIMARY AREAS FOR SALT. THANK YOU, [XXX] INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). *TR

Components: SEAT BELTS

November 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11278764
Consumer Location: TILLAMOOK, OR
VIN: 5TBBT44112S****

Summary of Complaint

SEATBELT BUCKLE PIECE POPPED OUT AND I HAVE TO PUSH THE RED BUTTON TO SECURE SEATBELT.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

October 18, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11278173
Consumer Location: BRAZORIA, TX
VIN: 5TBBT48182S****

Summary of Complaint

REPLACED BALL JOINTS 4 TIMES IN 10 YEARS

Components: STRUCTURE

October 24, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11277359
Consumer Location: WHEATON, MD
VIN: 5TBBT48182S****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 TOYOTA TUNDRA. WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS AT AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC FOR MAINTENANCE, THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE REAR CROSS MEMBERS ON BOTH SIDES AND THE FRAME WERE SEVERELY CORRODED AND NEEDED REPLACEMENT. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 86,000.

Components: STRUCTURE

October 02, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11265779
Consumer Location: CANTON, PA
VIN: 5TBKT44192S****

Summary of Complaint

FRAME IS RUSTED AND WON'T PASS INSPECTION. HAVE ALREADY REPLACED FENDER AND BOX

Components: STRUCTURE

September 17, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11256652
Consumer Location: BALTIMORE, OH
VIN: 5TBRT34162S****

Summary of Complaint

"TOYOTA RECALLS" CHASIS/FRAME - I HAD EVERY RECALL OR SERVICE BULLETIN COMPLETED BY TOYOTA SALES/SERVICE IN OUR AREA. TOYOTA'S FIX FOR THE FRAME RUST DID NOT WORK. I WAS INFORMED THIS WEEK THAT THERE ARE NOW HOLES IN THE FRAME. THE TAILGATE IS RUSTING ALONG WITH THE BED OF THE TRUCK AS I WAS ABLE TO SEE THE UNDERNEATH OF THE BED WHEN THE TOYOTA DEALERSHIP PUT IT UP ON THE HOSIT YESTERDAY. THIS TRUCK HAS BEEN MAINTAINED PROPERLY, HAS APPROXIMATELY 135,000 MILES ON IT, AND THE BODY IS STILL IN GOOD CONDITION. ALTHOUGH I WAS NOTIFIED THIS WEEK ABOUT THE FRAME, IT'S HAS BEEN ON GOING FOR SOME TIME AND I DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHY NO ONE IN THE LAST 2 YEARS INFORMED US OF THE FRAME RUST DAMAGE. EVEN THE TOYOTA SERVICE DEPARTMENT THAT HAD SERVICED THE VEHICLE EARLIER THIS YEAR DID NOT INFORM ME OF THE EXTENT OF FRAME RUST DAMAGE.

Components: POWER TRAIN STRUCTURE

August 19, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11253378
Consumer Location: PASADENA, MD
VIN: 5TBBN44182S****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 TOYOTA TUNDRA. UPON INSPECTING THE VEHICLE, THE CONTACT NOTICED THAT THE REAR DIFFERENTIAL WAS LEAKING. THE CONTACT ALSO MENTIONED THAT THE CHAIN THAT HELD THE SPARE TIRE IN PLACE FRACTURED FROM THE FRAME. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO BROWN'S TOYOTA OF GLEN BURNIE (7167 RITCHIE HWY, GLEN BURNIE, MD 21061 (410) 761-9000) WHERE THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE REAR AXLE NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 81,000.

Components: STRUCTURE

July 25, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11240650
Consumer Location: CIRCLE PINES, MN
VIN: 5TBBT44192S****

Summary of Complaint

2002 TOYOTA TUNDRA SR5 FRAME WAS SPRAYED WITH UNDERCOATING PER RECALL WHEN IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN REPLACED. NOW FRAME HAS HOLES 1" WIDE 4" LONG BEHIND FRONT TIRES ON BOTH SIDES. BODY STILL LOOKS NEW. I SEE TRUCKS FOR SALE THAT ARE RUSTED OUT BEYOND REPAIR BUT HAVE NEW FRAMES.

Components: STRUCTURE

February 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11228686
Consumer Location: CRAWFORDSVILLE, IN
VIN: 5TBBT44162S****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 TOYOTA TUNDRA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THERE WAS EXTENSIVE RUST AND CORROSION PERTAINING TO THE FRAME. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBERS: 09V444000 (STRUCTURE) AND 05V225000 (SUSPENSION). THE CONTACT WAS UNCERTAIN IF THE FAILURES WERE RELATED TO THE RECALL CAMPAIGNS. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURES AND INDICATED THAT THE BUY BACK OPTION AND FRAME REPLACEMENT EXTENDED CAMPAIGN ENDED IN 2012 AND THERE WAS NO REMEDY. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

Components: SUSPENSION STRUCTURE

June 17, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11221841
Consumer Location: RALEIGH, NC
VIN: 5TBBT44112S****

Summary of Complaint

I PURCHASED THIS TRUCK USED IN 2015 AND WAS UNAWARE OF ANY RECALLS DUE TO FRAME RUST. I HAVE REPLACED TAILPIPE, MUFFLER, MANY BRAKE COMPONENTS DUE TO RUST PROBLEMS. THE FRAME NOW RUSTED MORE AND I AM BEING TOLD THAT IT MAY BE UNSAFE TO DRIVE. A MECHANIC TOLD ME ABOUT THIS FRAME RUST RECALL AND I TOOK IT TO FRED ANDERSON TOYOTA IN RALEIGH,NC. THE FOUND THAT ALL RECALL ITEMS HAD BEEN COMPLETED BY THE DEALER IN BOONE,NC. I FIND THIS HARD TO BELIEVE SINCE THE RUSTING ISSUE IS MUCH MORE SEVERE. I JUST WANT A FAIR EVALUATION OF WHAT CAN OR SHOULD BE DONE. FRED ANDERSON TOYOTA IN RALEIGH DID HAVE THE TRUCK BUT NOT SURE HOW FAR THEY TOOK THE INVESTIGATION OF RUST.

Components: STRUCTURE

June 07, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11221293
Consumer Location: HAMILTON, OH
VIN: 5TBRT34182S****

Summary of Complaint

THE CHASSIS OF THE TRUCK IS VERY DAMAGED BY RUST, IN SOME PARTS IT EVEN HAS HOLES, SO I DO NOT KNOW IF IT IS VERY SAFE TO HANDLE IT. I BOUGHT IT AT A CAR DEALER A FEW WEEKS AGO, I THOUGHT IT WAS JUST A BIT OF RUST ... BUT WHEN I CHECKED IT OUT BETTER I NOW FIND THAT THE RUST REALLY HARMS THE STRUCTURE, ANOTHER PROBLEM ... IT GIVES OFF A STRONG SMELL OF GASOLINE. ..

Components: STRUCTURE UNKNOWN OR OTHER

May 28, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11210461
Consumer Location: LAUREL SPRINGS, NC
VIN: 5TBBT44162S****

Summary of Complaint

FRAME OF TRUCK WAS TOTALLY RUSTED OUT AND VEHICLE WAS CONSIDERED "NON-DRIVABLE", BY TOYOTA DEALERSHIP. TOYOTA DEALERSHIP "CHECKED" THE FRAME IN 2011 AND SAID IT WAS "FINE" AND WE HAVE ONLY DRIVEN THE TRUCK 40,000 MILES SINCE. THEY SAID TO SALVAGE THE TRUCK BUT IT ONLY HAS 127,000 MILES ON IT!!!! CASE #[XXX] INFORMATION REDACTED PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6). *TT

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

February 06, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11209219
Consumer Location: NASHVILLE, TN
VIN: 5TBBT48112S****

Summary of Complaint

THE FRAME IS 80% ROTTED THROUGH WITH RUST. I'M SURE IT WILL BE DEEMED UNSAFE TO DRIVE AND UNFORTUNATELY WAITING ANY DAY FOR IT TO COMPLETELY FALL THROUGH. THE BED IS LITERALLY NOSEDIVING INTO THE FRONT BODY OF THE TRUCK.

Components: AIR BAGS

May 17, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11209030
Consumer Location: ASHEVILLE, NC
VIN: 5TBRT341X2S****

Summary of Complaint

AIR BAGS DIDN'T DEPLOY IN A SERIOUS HEAD ON COLLISION

Components: STRUCTURE

May 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11206410
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: 5TBBT441X2S****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 TOYOTA TUNDRA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT AFTER PURCHASING THE VEHICLE, IT WAS INSPECTED BY AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO DISCOVERED THAT THE SUB FRAME HAD EXTENSIVE RUSTING AND CORROSION. THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE SECTION CONNECTING THE CABIN TO THE BED OF THE TRUCK WAS SEVERELY DAMAGED BY THE CORROSION. THE CAUSE OF THE FAILURE WAS NOT DETERMINED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER AND THE LOCAL DEALER FIRST TEAM TOYOTA (3400 WESTERN BRANCH BLVD, CHESAPEAKE, VA) WERE NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE BUT NO ASSISTANCE WAS OFFERED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE 195,000.

Components: STRUCTURE

March 18, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11205980
Consumer Location: RUTLAND, MA
VIN: 5TBRN34172S****

Summary of Complaint

THE FRAME IS SO RUSTED THERE ARE AREAS I CAN PUT MY FIST THROUGH, THE REAR SHOCK RUSTED OFF THE FRAME WHILE I WAS DRIVING THE TRUCK

Components: STRUCTURE

May 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11205867
Consumer Location: WORCESTER, MA
VIN: 5TBBT48192S****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 TOYOTA TUNDRA. WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS UNDERGOING ROUTINE MAINTENANCE AT HARR TOYOTA (100 GOLD STAR BLVD, WORCESTER, MA 01606, (508) 471-2530) IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT THE ENTIRE FRAME WAS CORRODED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE AND WAS UNABLE TO ASSIST. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 157,000. *BF CONSUMER STATED BRAKES AND ROTORS REPLACED.*JB

Components: STRUCTURE

April 24, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11204824
Consumer Location: WESTVILLE, NJ
VIN: 5TBJN32142S****

Summary of Complaint

DURING AN OIL CHANGE THE MECHANIC NOTICED THE FRAME JUST IN FRONT OF THE LEAF SPRING BRACKET WAS SEVERELY RUSTED THROUGH MAKING IT DANGEROUS TO DRIVE. WE DID HAVE TOYOTA SUPPOSEDLY ADDRESS A POTENTIAL RUST SITUATION IN 2012. HOWEVER, THIS DAMAGE SHOULD NOT HAVE OCCURRED IF THIS WAS SUPPOSEDLY ADDRESSED. WE HAVE CONTACTED TOYOTA AND THEY HAVE TOLD US THAT THERE IS NO ASSISTANCE THAT THEY CAN PROVIDE AT THIS TIME. WE ARE CONCERNED THAT THERE ARE POTENTIALLY MANY OTHER VEHICLES WITH THE SAME ISSUE AND ARE TOTALLY UNAWARE OF THEIR DANGEROUS SITUATION.

Components: STRUCTURE

March 10, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11189912
Consumer Location: HAMPSTEAD, NH
VIN: 5TBBT48102S****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 TOYOTA TUNDRA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE FRAME OF THE VEHICLE WAS ROTTED OUT AND THE MID SECTION OF THE VEHICLE HAD THE MOST RUST. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN UNKNOWN DEALER WHO SPRAYED THE CENTER AND MID FRAMES WITH RUST INHIBITOR; HOWEVER, THE REPAIR FAILED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED AND DID NOT ASSIST. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 195,000.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

March 18, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11190031
Consumer Location: DARBY, PA
VIN: 5TBBT44142S****

Summary of Complaint

VEHICLE HAD A RECALL FOR FRAME RUSTING OUT. THE VEHICLE WAS BOUGHT TO KOON TOYOTA DEALERSHIP IN 2014 FOR THE RECALL. THEY DID A SPRAY ON THE FRAME THAT WAS SUPPOSED TO CURE THE RUSTING OUT ON THE FRAME. HOWEVER THE FRAME IS STILL RUSTING OUT. I BOUGHT THE VEHICLE TO CONNACELLI TOYOTA IN SPRINGFIELD PA, AND THEY DO AN INSPECTION TO FIND THE FRAME NOT SAFE TO DRIVE ON. CONNACELLI TELLS ME THERE'S NOTHING THEY CAN DO BECAUSE THE TIME HAS EXPIRED ON THE RECALL. THIS I COULD UNDERSTAND IF THE VEHICLE NEVER WAS SERVICED IN THE ALLOTTED TIME, BUT HOWEVER IT WAS SERVICED BY KOON TOYOTA AND THE REMEDY EVIDENTLY DID NOT SOLVE THE ISSUE.

Components: STRUCTURE

January 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11187498
Consumer Location: PINE BUSH, NY
VIN: 5TBBT44162S****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 TOYOTA TUNDRA. THE CONTACT TOOK THE VEHICLE TO AN UNKNOWN DEALER CONCERNING AN ENGINE LIGHT DIAGNOSTIC TEST AND WAS INFORMED THAT THE FRAME WAS CORRODED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 121,000. *TT THERE WAS A RECALL FOR THIS ISSUE, THEY SAID IT EXPIRED. CONSUMER STATED A RUSTING FRAME BECAUSE OF LOW GRADE STEEL, IS A SAFETY ISSUE. *JB

Components: STRUCTURE

February 01, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 11183158
Consumer Location: YARMOUTH, ME
VIN: 5TBJN32162S****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2002 TOYOTA TUNDRA. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE'S FRAME WAS RUSTED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO LEE TOYOTA (115 MAIN ST, TOPSHAM, ME 04086, (207) 729-3358) AND THE CONTACT WAS REFERRED TO THE MANUFACTURER. THE MANUFACTURER STATED THAT THEY COULD NOT ASSIST. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN UNKNOWN FACILITY FIVE YEARS AGO FOR AN UNKNOWN RECALL REPAIR RELATED TO THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS TREATED WITH AN UNDERCOATING FOR THE FRAME TO PREVENT RUSTING; HOWEVER, THE FAILURE WORSENED. LEE TOYOTA ALSO STATED THAT THEY COULD NOT REPAIR THE VEHICLE, BUT WOULD HELP REFER THE CONTACT TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO COULD HELP WELD THE FRAME. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 90,000.

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February 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11181624
Consumer Location: ALLENTOWN, PA
VIN: 5TBBT44132S****

Summary of Complaint

THE RUST CORROSION IS SO BAD THAT THE SPARE TIRE FELL OFF HITTING THE LEAF SPRING SUPPORT BRACKET AND COMPLETELY CAUSED THE BUMPER TO FALL OFF THE TRUCK. THE SPARE TIRE ROLLED INTO ONCOMING TRAFFIC AND ALMOST CAUSED AN ACCIDENT. THE CORROSION IS EVIDENT ALL OVER THE CHASSIS AND OTHER PARTS. THIS HAPPENED WHILE I WAS DRIVING AND PULLING A LANDSCAPE TRAILER ON ROUTE 173 IN NEW JERSEY. *TR

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