2006 Toyota Tundra Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Toyota Tundra

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2006 Toyota Tundra
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442
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677
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409
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673
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1,481
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286

2006 Toyota Tundra Problems

Ticking Noise From 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.

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.

Loud Vacuum Cleaner Noise on Cold Start

Drivers may hear a loud noise, much like a vacuum cleaner, coming from their engine on cold starts. This affects the 2005-2009 Toyota Tundra iForce V8 models. 

The noise is from the secondary air pump, which sends hot air to the catalytic converter when the engine is cold. This allows the catalytic converter to clean exhaust better, and lower emissions while the engine is warming up.

Pump failure may result in:

Fixing the issue involves removal of the intake manifold, and replacement of the secondary air pump.

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2006 Toyota Tundra Questions

how do I know if my rear engine mount is bad (1 answer)

I just started noticing a very slight vibration when excellerating around 30 to 50 mph

Has anybody had this same problem? I personally think there should be a recall (1 answer)

Replacing belt tensioner pulley.or idler pulley..how difficult is this? (1 answer)

My tundra developed a small squeak at front of engine that continued to get louder...The parts store guy said it was one of two pulleys and best to replace both at same time...any thoughts or advice?

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2006 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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2006 Toyota Tundra Reviews

Rated
based on 4 customer reviews
189,000 miles and have only one issue to report. The plastic front bumper/nosecone assembly has be come very loose. The plastic tabs holding it on are mostly broken off. I can move the whole assembly up and down about 1". It rattles a bit on rough roads causing the factory fog lights to wiggle. Other than that I have had ZERO issues with this truck. Every switch, knob, button and compon...
Great Truck, Ford Chevy and Dodge all my life, the full size 2nd gen+ Tundra exceeds the former 1/2 ton capabillities. Heavy truck, replaced front brakes with performance upgrade. Engine does not like the new crap gas with alcohol, not Toyotas fault. Useing Amsoil PE or octane boost. Suspension great, slight sag up front at 45,000 mi, easy and cheap fix. Double cab has turning radius of a schoo...
I have no complaints whatsoever. My Tundra does everything I ask it to!

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