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Brand new 2018 Tundra... vibrations when braking?

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by tundrathr0w, Jun 25, 2018.

  1. Jun 25, 2018 at 9:03 PM
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    tundrathr0w

    tundrathr0w [OP] New Member

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    Just got a 2018 Tundra, and 100 miles in I'm experiencing some concerning vibrations when braking. After a cold start, I'll be going around 25-30 MPH, then apply brake to slow down for a red light, and feel a pulsating vibration the whole time I'm braking.

    This happens for a few minutes after cold start, but goes away once the truck is warmed up.

    Is this normal? Should I be concerned?
     
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  2. Jun 26, 2018 at 7:31 AM
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    harleybob

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    Take a look at your rotors 1st thing in the morning they may have rust spots on them that usually from the do overnight or rain after you run a few miles it wears off take a look at it
     
  3. Jun 26, 2018 at 7:43 AM
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    mtTundra

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    Longer list than the wife needs to know about....
    Might have your alignment checked too, do you notice the truck pull one way or another while breaking?
     
  4. Jun 26, 2018 at 8:22 AM
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    KnuckleHD

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    I have a 2018 with about 1700 mi. Never experienced any vibration with braking. As others mentioned, I would check the rotors. Could possibly be the ABS system as well. Honeslty, I’d take it straight to the dealership and have them fix it under your warranty.
     
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  5. Jun 26, 2018 at 8:26 AM
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    Midmo_tundra

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    I second check rotors possibly rust on the rotors. I'd take it to the dealer and leave it overnight, have them test drive it with you in the morning when you can feel it. I have never experienced vibration from the brakes with any of my Tundras.
     
  6. Jun 26, 2018 at 8:29 AM
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    pvdubber

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    I had the same issue when I took delivery. It turned out that the Pre-delivery inspector did not properly inflate the tires correctly. Tire pressure is often the culprit on new vehicles due to them just sitting.
     
  7. Jun 26, 2018 at 10:06 AM
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    B737

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    It should be butter smooth.
    As a test you can do a few panic stops from like 75 mph to zero rapidly and repeatedly, if there is pad material improperly baked onto the rotor that might clean it off. But it’s new so short of that take it to the dealer let them deal with it.
     

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