2002 Toyota 4Runner Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Toyota 4Runner
Verified by mechanics, reported by drivers like you
Ask a mechanic in our community
Never overpay. Check prices with our estimator
2002 Toyota 4Runner ProblemsEVAP System Fault Due to Failed Charcoal Canister
The evaporative emission (EVAP) system may illuminate the vehicle's Check Engine Light due to intermittent failure of the charcoal canister purge control solenoid valve or canister failure. Upon failure of the charcoal canister, debris may circulate around the EVAP system causing other emission control problems.
On higher mileage vehicles, an engine misfire may develop and/or the Check Engine Light may illuminate due to a failed ignition coil. It is not uncommon to replace all the coils when the first one fails in order to prevent return trips to the repair shop.
Toyota issued a recall on the lower ball joint due to the possibility of premature wear from improper finishing in production. The ball joints will be replaced under the recall. This recall applies to 2001-2002 models only. Please contact you local Toyota dealer to see if your vehicle is included.
2002 Toyota 4Runner Questionsfirst thing in morning it has a high squell sounds like the brake vaccum canste (1 answer)
it is every morning and it use to stop but now it keeps making thr squell sound and them it sounds like its getting vaccum them after car heats up it quits.won't here it again till u let car sit for long time.
2002 Toyota 4Runner RecallsToyota Recalls 2001-2004 Trucks Due to Scratched Lower Ball Joints
Toyota has recalled 2001-2004 Tacoma, 2002-2004 Tundra and Sequoia, and 2001-2002 4Runner models because the surface of the lower ball joints may have been scratched during assembly, which may have compromised their integrity. The ball joints may loosen and fall out and the driver may experience a loss of steering control. Dealers will replace the front suspension lower ball joints.