How Reliable Is The 2015 Toyota Tundra ?

By Max Anthony •  Updated: 03/21/21 •  3 min read

The 2015 Toyota Tundra was coming off its 2014 redesign and looked to fare well against the American branded pickup trucks. Today, it is a prominent truck in the market, and many consumers are looking to purchase one due to the features shared with the 2020 model. But How Reliable Is The 2015 Toyota Tundra?

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2015 Toyota Tundra Pickup Truck Safety Ratings

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has given the 2015 Toyota Tundra an overall safety rating of four out of a possible five stars. The Tundra got four stars in the collision test from the front and five stars in the one from the side. 

In the rollover tests conducted, the 4WD Tundra models got four stars, and the RWD models earned three stars. 

While the Tundra Crew Cab wasn’t anything special, the Extended Cab shined here; the Tundra Extended Cab got a rating of Good for the four collision tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, which is the highest possible score.

It also got rated Acceptable when it was put through the driver’s side small overlap front test, which is the second-highest possible rating. 

2015 Toyota Tundra Pickup Truck Reliability Ratings

According to J.D Power, the 2015 Tundra gets an average predicted reliability rating of “Great,” at 81pc.

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Consumer Reports have called the owners of this truck overwhelmingly satisfied and have given it a 4 out of 5. U.S News has given the Tundra a reliability rating of 3 out of 5.

Running Cost

RepairPals say that the annual cost to maintain a 2015 Toyota Tundra is $578, which is below average. Major repairs are not common for it. They also give it 3.5 out of 5.0 for reliability. 

2015 Toyota Tundra Pickup Truck Recalls

There have been 3 NTSHA safety recalls for some 2015 Tundra models, which have all been fixed.

Lugs/Nuts/Bolts

The Rockstar wheels installed on some Toyota trucks, including the 2015 Tundra models, had lug nuts that could crack and detach, leading to the wheels separating from the Tundra.

Incorrect Labelling

Some 2015 Tundra models, among other Toyota vehicles, were called back as they had an incorrect Load Carrying Capacity Modification Label, which provided a wrong added weight of the accessories installed. This could’ve led to the owner overloading the truck, which increases the chance of an accident.

Tires

Several Tundra models from 2015 were included in the recall for vehicles equipped with Terra Grappler G2 275/60R20 116S XL tires. The trucks in question had a tire placard that wrongly described the proper cold tire inflation pressure.

So, had the owner inflated the tires based on the placard’s info, the tires might have been underinflated. This would’ve increased friction and caused tire failure.

How Reliable Is The 2015 Toyota Tundra ?

How Reliable Is The 2015 Toyota Tundra
2015 Toyota Tundra | via cars.com

Yes, the 2015 Toyota Tundra is reliable. Other than the aforementioned recalls, there have been no significant problems encountered by 2015 Tundra owners.

While the Tundra has received mixed reliability scores, it is obvious that the problems reported have been fixed. This is also evident by the low annual cost of maintenance. 

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Max Anthony

Max is a gizmo-savvy guy, who has a tendency to get pulled into the nitty gritty details of technology and cars. He attended UT Austin, where he studied Information Science. He’s married and has three kids, one dog and a GMC truck and a Porsche 911. With a large family, he still finds time to share tips and tricks on cars, trucks and more.