ABS VSC and Brake light came on with a loud beeping noise. Power brakes went out shortly after. Brought it to Toyota and they said brake master cylinder needed to be replaced... $4500.
Brakes failed completely towed to dealership, told whole master cylinder system needs to be replaced cost +$2500
brake light on and off for days then stayed on permanently. took to my same mechanic at toyota i've used for 10 years; it's the master cylinder and $3000 to repair plus i needed back shocks done that i chose not to do last time..... sadly, the money i would put in to repair is more than the value of the vehicle... i will be looking for another toyota.
Original owner and second time replacing frozen calipers. Replaced master cylinder 3 years earlier and now brakes locked up, VSC light on and mechanic claims master cylinder bad again. Of course, Toyota claiming one year warranty on a $2k part
I have a 2004 Toyota 4Runner with 195K miles. While driving at 30mph, breaks failed and loud cabin alarm sound and dash lights on. I had to pull into the grass, apply emergency break and down shift to avoid a crash. Kids in vehicle. Had to tow to dealership. Independent mechanics would not touch it. Master cylinder replacement cost: $3,300.
Happened on a nice morning, I was heading to the beach with my family. All of a sudden I hear a loud beeping noise. I was really freaking out! I tried to step on the breaks but it wasn't stopping. So I had to use the emergency breaks and try to make it to a auto shop. Went there, they scanned my 4runner and said it's my break master. They told me I needed to change out the whole assembly.
Noise from master cyl. Pump