2004 Toyota 4Runner Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 Toyota 4Runner
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2004 Toyota 4Runner ProblemsFloor, Vent, Defrost Selector Causes Noise but No Change
The Toyota 4Runner may develop a condition with the HVAC ducting system causing noisy and faulty operation of the blend doors. The blend doors are actuated by the selector button, and change the direction of airflow to the selected location, i.e. vent, floor, defrost.
The correction is to replace the blend doors.
At 125,000-150,000 miles, the Master Cylinder may need replacing. It is critical to adjust the brake pedal to Master Cylinder pushrod clearance or the brakes will drag and over heat.
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.
2004 Toyota 4Runner QuestionsHow can I open my passenger door? The inside handle and outside not working (1 answer)
I can not open my passenger door from the inside nor the outside. How can I get it open to get inside the door panel?
the back interior light isn't working
Why is my toyota 4runner maint light indicating while I haven't driven up to 2000miles aft my last servicing/engine oil change
2004 Toyota 4Runner RecallsSide Curtain Air Bags Deploy Unexpectedly
The side curtain air bags may deploy unexpectedly, resulting in possible occupant injury. Dealers will replace the air bag control module with one that has improved programming free of charge to resolve the concern.
The accelerator pedal can become trapped under an unsecured or incompatible floor mat. This can cause the accelerator pedal to stick in the wide open position, increasing the risk of a crash. At this time, the remedy plan is still under development, but will most likely involve modification or replacement of the accelerator pedal and Toyota all-weather floor mats. No schedule of owner notification is available at this time. The Toyota recall number is 90L; the Lexus number is 90LG.