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Old 07-23-2011, 12:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Problems with 2011 Tundra TRD 5.7L

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I recently (last week) purchased a 2011 Tundra Double Cab SR5 TRD Off Road 5.7L truck. It has about 166 miles on it right now. A few days ago I noticed that whenever I applied the brakes while driving, I would feel something similar to minor vibration/shaking on the steering wheel at speeds at least 30 mph.

In addition, while driving, whenever my truck drove on top of bumps/cracks on roads I would feel this minor vibration/shaking as well from the steering wheel especially if I held the upper part of the steering wheel while driving.

When I drove off road on grass I could feel the bumpiness with my hands while I held my steering wheel.

What do you guys think is wrong with my Tundra? Could it be a Warp Rotor causing this problem? I do not drive my truck fast with hard acceleration and sudden braking.

I just hope this is not a major problem. It is worrisome for me because I just bought it brand new and this is happening to it.
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Sounds strange take it in and find out, its new and should have bumper to bumper warranty.
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sounds very strange for that mileage...

yea, i guess take it in....
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You need to check your rotors for Thickness and run out.
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I'm not sure anything is wrong. You should feel the road changes/bumps/groves its not a limo. If you drive and let go of the wheel it will move with the road and grass.
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If your truck sat on the lot for any length of time without being driven there could be a buildup on the rotors from the pads sitting in one place and getting some rust build up around that spot. Go back to the dealer a quick turn of the rotors and all will be well
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Thanks. Another thing I forgot to mention was that the rotor and brake pads gets really hot after I drive it. This seems abnormal..
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well "really hot" is very subjective.

the brakes are a friction based component so heat is always going to be present.

Now if you ride the brakes or if there is a little pad dragging then yeah THAT is the problem.

But in normal usage, there will be heat involved, but they should dissipate the heat pretty quickly.

Best advice is to take it to the dealer...its a new truck and may need a minor adjustment.
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Sounds to me like your truck is ok. Heat is normal, I would say however that if the truck sat for a long period on the dealer lot that you may have flat spots on the tires, MAYBE!
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the offroading and hot brakes sound normal but the braking on the highway sounds a bit out of the norm for that new of a vehicle, my 2 year old truck doesnt even do that with bigass rims and fat tires lol, take it into the stealurshit (dealership) and make them take a peak at it.
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I had similar problem , at first service they re-balanced the front tires they were way off I was told, It made a difference.
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Agree with Croft, sounds like the tires are slightly out of balance and it just needs a good balance job.
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