Toyota Issues Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) for Tundra 'Bed Bounce'

Huw Evans
by Huw Evans

Since it’s introduction in 2007; the current generation Toyota Tundra has had its fair share of issues, but one of the most prominent was a notably bouncy ride, particularly with an unladen bed on rough roads. Although this characteristic is common among all pickup trucks, the Tundra seems to have received more complaints than most. In fact it’s become such an issue that aftermarket companies have offered solutions to address the problem, ballast being the most common, while the complaints from Tundra owners went largely ignored by Toyota.

Now the automaker has issued a Technical Service Bulletin to deal with the problem, which involves replacing the rear body mount bushings, but interestingly this only applies to 2007-2010 Double Cab Tundras (Toyota cites that the longer wheelbase of these trucks makes them more prone to rear end bounce). In an official press release Toyota said that the TSB will reduce vibrations but not eliminate them entirely.

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  • Funkiller Funkiller on Dec 20, 2011

    Does anyone know if the TSB applies to Canadian models as well?

  • Gary Gary on Jan 24, 2012

    I have a 2010 crewmax platinum series and I also encounter bed flutter in addition to vibration through steering wheel. I first brought the vehicle into toyota at 100 miles. service forman tells me its normal for this vehicle/ Well I have purchased 6 lexus vehiles plus this toyota tundra since august of 2006 and Im pissed off. $363,000,00 worth of vehicles and I got blown off by a schmuck at a toyota dealer. Ill remember this when I purchase another vehicle (NIssan GTR)