2007-12 Toyota Tundra Rear Rubbing or Grinding Turning Noise – TSB
Does your 2007-2012 Toyota Tundra have a rubbing or grinding noise from the rear when turning? If so, Toyota has released a technical service bulletin (TSB) to address this issue.
The T-SB-0013-13 addresses a condition where “some 2007 – 2012 model year Tundra vehicles may exhibit a rubbing or grinding noise from the rear when making left or right turns. New parking brake plate sub-assemblies have been developed to address this condition.”
Like other TSB’s this repair is covered under the Toyota Basic Warranty, 36 months or 36,000 miles whichever occurs first, from the vehicle’s in-service date. And the repair is limited to the condition described.
- First, the mechanic will test drive the vehicle to confirm the condition by making left and right turns.
- Next, the truck will be raised on a lift and the rear wheels will be removed. Checking over the rear rotors, you should be able to see some irregular contact on the brake plate from the rotors (see picture below).
- If irregular rubbing is present, then you will need to replace the brake parts with a “Special Service Part Bearing Kit.” Contact your local Toyota dealership for a list of the parts.
- After replacement of brake parts, take the truck for a drive to settle the parking brake shoe and disc. This is done by driving .25 mile on a level, dry road at approximately 31 mph. While driving, depress the parking brake pedal about 2-3 times. Lastly, stop and depress the parking brake, you should hold this position with 6-9 clicks of travel.
- Finally, take the vehicle for one more test drive to confirm the fix.
With these types of repairs, it is recommended to have your local Toyota dealer perform the repair.
Although, we hadn’t heard of this issue, have you? Did you get it fixed?
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