2005 Toyota Tundra Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Toyota Tundra

2005 Toyota Tundra Problems

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.

Oxygen Sensor May Fail

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

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2005 Toyota Tundra Questions

Can coolant get into the combustion chamber? (1 answer)

The radiator cracked away from the top of the seem and apparently it caused the engine to misfire at 40% in the 4th cylinder
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Need help with scheduled maintenance as the website only goes to 150,000 miles. (1 answer)

I usually do regularly scheduled maintenance on the truck. The website only lists that up to 150,000 miles which I just had the service done for. I know that the book usually starts over for service so what mileage should I go by for 155,000?

i have a timimg chain 6cyl sr5. is there maintanance that needs to be done (1 answer)

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2005 Toyota Tundra Recalls

Seat Heater Wiring Shorts And Causes Fire

For vehicles equipped with aftermarket accessory seat heaters, the seat heater elements may short circuit when the seat cushion is compressed, and result in a fire hazard. Dealers will disconnect the seat heaters and refund the purchase price of the seat heaters free of charge to resolve the concern,

Side Curtain Air Bags Deploy Unexpectedly

The side curtain air bags may deploy unexpectedly, resulting in possible occupant injury. Dealers will replace the air bag control module with one that has improved programming free of charge to resolve the concern.

Front Passenger Air Bag Defect

When deployed due to a crash, the passenger side air bag can deploy abnormally, or 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 of charge to resolve the concern.

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