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 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.
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.
If the car will not start, the most likely problem is worn or corroded solenoid contacts in the starter. Usually, these parts can be replaced without purchasing a new starter.
2004 Toyota 4Runner QuestionsWhat could cause my Toyota 4runner maint light to come not yet 2000mils aft serv (1 answer)
Why is my toyota 4runner maint light indicating while I haven't driven up to 2000miles aft my last servicing/engine oil change
Just gad my car serviced and was told I had an oil leak at the rear main seal. Was told to monitor the oil level Is this all I can do at this time?
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.