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Tundra Brake Problem
Hello Toyota Nation! I hope you will permit a question from a Nissan man.
My buddy has a 2000 Tundra. He is not computer literate so I told him I would try to get an answer for his problem.
This truck is 4WD, automatic. His brakes keep going out. Seems like he said, that at around 15,000 miles he started to get a shimmy when he applied the brakes. Took it back to the dealer, they told him he had warped the brakes by improper driving, that he had heated up the brakes and driven through a mud puddle. He said OK, paid them to resurface the brakes.
Then, it happened again in 15,000 more miles. Took it back to the dealer, was told the same thing. He said, "How can you say that every 15,000 miles I screw up my own brakes??
The dealer stuck to his story and would not cover the problem.
Now Frank has 90,000 miles on the truck and the problem continues to recur.
What struck me was, my fiancee has a 2000 Infiniti I30 that has the same problem. She was told the same thing by the dealer. Funny, on all her other cars she gets 60,000 miles before needing brake work. But on the I30, every 15,000 miles we have to get the rotors machined.
Finally I got on a Nissan forum and found out that for a couple years Nissan put the wrong size discs on the I30s, but the factory refused to fess up to the problem. The only fix was to get a larger rotor assembly, I think it was one designed for the Maxima, and install that on the I30.
So Frank's problem with the Tundra sounds like our problem with the I30.
Has anyone else had brake problems with the Tundra?