2007 Toyota Tundra Problems

RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 2007 Toyota Tundra as reported by actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.

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Known Problems

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

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.

Four wheel drive models of the 2007 Toyota Tundra may suffer from premature failure of the rear driveshaft (prop shaft). Failure occurs at the u-joint due to insufficient material strength for the application. 

When failure occurs, vibration increases with speed, and popping or clunking between gears is audible, especially when downshifting to accelerate or when shifting into drive or reverse. 

Toyota has issued a revised part which will resolve the issue.  

 

A defect in manufacturing may cause camshaft failure in the 2007 Toyota Tundra. The camshaft is too soft from the factory, and cam lobe wear is inevitable. This may cause:

  • Check engine light illumination
  • OBD trouble code p0300
  • Rough idle
  • Loss of power
  • Poor fuel economy
To correct the issue, the camshaft must be replaced using the revised part number. 
Maintaining the engine properly with the correct engine oil and oil change intervals can reduce the risk of camshaft failure. Also, letting the engine warm completely before any spirited driving or towing will help.

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.