2003 Toyota Tundra Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Toyota Tundra

2003 Toyota Tundra Problems

Oxygen Sensor May Fail

One or more oxygen sensors may fail resulting in illumination of the Check Engine Light.

Toyota Recall For Lower Ball Joint Issue

Toyota issued a recall on the lower ball joint due to the possibility of premature wear from improper finishing in production. The ball joints will be replaced under the recall. There are two separate recalls combined here, one applies to 2002-2004 and the second to 2004-2006 Models.  Please contact you local Toyota dealer to see if your vehicle is included.

Ticking Noise From Failed Exhaust Manifold

The V8 models can experience exhaust manifold failures. A leaking exhaust manifold will sound like an exhaust leak or an audible ticking noise from the engine compartment and will be especially pronounced when the engine is still cold.

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2003 Toyota Tundra Questions

The water gauge shows max hot, the coolant level is fine and the heater is ok. (1 answer)

engine cut off while driving.mil light came on. (1 answer)

took ti to have it ck out.they said i needed maf sensor & 2 up stream o2sensors installed all three units on my truck still having the same problem won"t run keeps cutting off & no power don"t know what to do from this point on can you help.

i have a full tank of gas, truck is stalling out when I drive. (1 answer)

I have to put in neutral and keep foot on the gas giving it pressure. Any ideas on what this might be and how to fix it?

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2003 Toyota Tundra Recalls

Front Passenger Air Bag Defect

When deployed due to a crash, the passenger side air bag can deploy with excessive force. The inflator may come apart, causing debris and fragments to strike and injure occupants. The dealership will replace the passenger air bag assembly free if charge to resolve the concern.

Front Airbag Inflator Module

This limited regional recall is for vehicles currently registered or first sold in southern Florida, along the Gulf Coast, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Saipan and American Samoa. Upon deployment the passenger airbag inflator could rupture, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will replace the passenger side air bag inflator to correct this concern. If a replacement inflator is not available, as an interim measure, the dealer will disable the front passenger air bag and advise the customer not to use the front passenger seat until a replacement inflator is installed.

Front Airbag Inflator Module

This limited regional recall is for vehicles currently registered or first sold in Florida, Puerto Rico, Hawaii and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and equipped with Takata-brand air bag inflators. Upon deployment the driver and/or passenger airbag inflator could rupture, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will replace the affected airbag inflator modules to correct this concern.

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2003 Toyota Tundra Reviews

Hello my 2003 toyota tundra's motor cap has a little bit of withe stain i dont know if that is normal?
I am the original owner of this 03 Tundra Limited 4 Wheel drive and at 305,000 miles it has been truly an awesome truck. Two timing belts and I always change the water pump when I have the timing belt replaced. The shifter broke back in Sept. or Oct. of 2012. I read that some of the Tundra's had that problem. I called Toyota and they were nice enough to pay for the parts to help me. They probab...

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