Most Common Toyota Tundra Problems

Are in the market for a new or used Toyota Tundra? As a Toyota, the Tundra is known for its reliability, power, and advanced technology. However, it’s important to note that it may also come with some problems, as is the case for all vehicles. Here are some commonly reported Toyota Tundra problems that you may want to look out for.

Exhaust Manifold

One of the most common Toyota Tundra issues is related to a failed exhaust manifold. An exhaust manifold is the unit that collects exhaust gases from multiple sources and sends it out the exhaust pipe. Some drivers have reported hearing a ticking noise or a leaking sound that is due to the exhaust manifold failure. This is typically most prominent when the engine is still cold.

Oxygen Sensor

A failed oxygen sensor is another issue with the Toyota Tundra that drivers often report. This issue is first identified by the Check Engine light illuminating and indicates that the exhaust coming from your vehicle is no longer being monitored properly. Depending on your location as well as the year of your Tundra, this could cost around $300-$375 to repair.

Fuel Pump

Some Tundra problems have actually been identified by Toyota and are later part of a recall. This was the case for a faulty fuel pump in the 2018 and 2019 Toyota Tundra models. This faulty fuel pump was causing the engine to stall, which could in turn increase the risk of an accident. It does appear that this problem has been fixed in newer models, though, as it is not on the list of 2020 Toyota Tundra problems.

Air Injection Pump

Another issue that Tundra drivers have experienced is related to the air injection pump. An air injection pump is part of the secondary air injection system, which introduces fresh air into the exhaust stream. It also filters out large dust particles that could damage the system.

When the air injection pump (or any other part of the secondary air injection system) fails, there are a number of potential consequences. This includes potential decreased “fuel economy, drivability issues, increased emissions, and illumination of the check engine light.”

While it is important to note these common Tundra issues, and consider them when choosing to purchase a vehicle, it is also important to note that these issues are not widespread. Despite these known issues, Consumer Report still recommends all models of the Toyota Tundra. If you have any questions or have a Toyota Tundra that you need serviced, be sure to give us a call and we can get an appointment scheduled.