2007-12 Toyota Tundra Front Brake Vibration – TSB

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Owners of Toyota Tundra trucks might have heard about the front brake vibration problem. It was originally a problem with first generation Tundras and mismatched brake calipers. Newer truck owners for years have assumed the issue didn’t apply to them. However, if you have a Tundra manufactured between 2007 and 2012, a new Toyota Service Bulletin, TSB 0131-12, has been released regarding front brake vibration possibly occurring at high speeds.

2007-12 Toyota Tundra Front Brake Vibration - TSB

Does your 2007-12 Toyota Tundra have a front brake vibration during high speeds? If so, then get it fixed with this TSB.

If your truck was made during the above years and it is included in the list below then it’s worth checking if the Bulletin applies to you.
2007-12 Toyota Tundra Front Brake Vibration - TSBHere is what you need to know:

  1. Check if your truck VIN matches the released Toyota bulletin.
  2. Take your truck for a test drive and use the brakes at high speed when in a safe situation. Repeat multiple times to confirm the condition and the presence of vibration. The fluttering will be noticeable, a bit like a warped rotor.
  3. If the fluttering is present, take the truck to a Toyota dealer or your designated truck mechanic for repair. The level of work necessary per the bulletin requires a full removal of the wheel, hub, and brake assembly to affect the repair.
  4. If you choose to do the repair yourself, make sure you have a full understanding of Toyota truck brake repair. Brakes represent a fundamental safety feature in controlling your vehicle. If the job is done wrong, failure at the most critical time could result in serious injury or even death. If you’re not sure about what you’re doing, then let a certified mechanic handle the repair.

All licensed Toyota dealers will be aware of the TSB-0131-12 Service Bulletin and will stock the necessary parts for the related repair. Keep in mind that while non-Toyota repair shops can do the work described in the Bulletin as well, they may not have all the exact parts and tools available. As a result, they may rely on aftermarket parts and processes to perform the same repairs. This could result in a difference in part quality and repair.

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  1. LJC says:

    The VIN list is not shown, what is is the price increase list.

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  3. Mickey says:

    I checked and mine isn’t on that. Probably so since I changed my original brake pads at 130,000 miles. Had enough to make 150k.

  4. Robert says:

    I find it kind of funny that only certain Vin #’s apply. I have had my 2007 5.7 crewmax since it had 40,000 miles on it. I have had the brake vibration problem since I purchased it. Toyota turned the front rotors and 3 months later it was back!! They all have the same rotors on them!! I want toyota to quit ignoring the problem, and stand behind the main selling point of this ” awesome work truck”, lol.

    • Tim Esterdahl says:


      That stinks you have the brake issue and you aren’t listed as one of the VIN #’s. The VIN applies to only certain models because they either changed their part suppliers or made a change in the factory that should have addressed the issue prior to you buying it. It might be though, that if Toyota receives enough complaints that they will reconsider the TSB and expand it. This has happened in the past with other issues.

      Check out our customer service tips post for the right steps to having the issue looked at: https://www.tundraheadquarters.com/blog/2012/05/11/toyota-customer-service-complaints-make-your-voice-heard/

      Good luck and let us know how it goes.


  5. Eric Alcorn says:

    My Vin starts with 5TFRM5F1, but the numbers after that don’t match. I have had a serious vibration issue for a couple of years now. Changed the rotors twice now and pads 4 or 5 times. Had the rotors turned every time until they were out of spec. Just did them again maybe a month ago and they are vibrating again. Am I covered by this. I took it a Toyota dealership and they told me the brakes are undersized on the Tundra…

  6. Martin says:

    I have that problem since 2 years. Can anybody tell me what needs to be change? Im from Europe and Toyota dealers do no know what to do with US trucs, aslo they DO NOT provide any service for them.
    Please help as i have change almost all stuff many times ( rotors , brakes, tires, wheels, pads , suspension components etc…)

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