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2005 Toyota 4Runner

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2005 Toyota 4Runner Problems

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

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.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

If the engine will not crank over, the most common problem is the starter. These will tend to go out at about 100,00-125,000 miles. Sometimes it is only the starter solenoid, but often the complete starter (including solenoid) needs to be replaced.

Brakes -- Nate Diggidy and 1 other

Front PSide Break Caliper seized.

2005 Toyota 4Runner Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., May 27, 2010

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These vehicle were sold without the required load carrying captivity modification label. Dealers will mail the corrected label to vehicle owners. Owners have the option of requesting that the dealer install the label. This recall is expected to begin on May 27, 2010.

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Body, Interior & Misc., May 27, 2010

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Southeast Toyota is recalling 2005–2011 models for failing to comply with federal safety standards on tire selection and rims. Affected models were sold without the proper load-carrying capacity modification labels, which may cause the driver to overload the vehicle, increasing the chance of a crash. Dealers will mail the correct labels to the customer or install the label free of charge.

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Body, Interior & Misc., February 24, 2011

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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.

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2005 Toyota 4Runner Questions and Answers

beela, 2005 Toyota 4Runner, 4.7L V8, Bronx, NY

my defrozer did not work,i change the fuse and is still not working what is the next step to take

BETO_1, 2005 Toyota 4Runner, 4.7L V8, Laredo, TX

will a trans-flush help?car has 48,000,miles

clparkr, 2005 Toyota 4Runner, 4.7L V8, Decatur, IL

When I open my factory installed sunroof there is a clicking sound and the sunroof will not stop when opened or when closing, you need to do it manualy by continueing to hit the sunroof switch then...

taycraig27, 2005 Toyota 4Runner, 4.0L V6, Atlanta, GA

How often should the rear suspension fluid be chaged for a 2005 4runner? How much should that cost?
Also, with my old car I used to change the brake pads out myself but, I have been advised not to...

Jim Hiatt, 2005 Toyota 4Runner, High Point, NC

I have a couple of cracks on the top of my dash at the glove box. Tried to have it repaired, what a mistake. Can the top section of the dash be recovered? Would the complete dash have to come ou...

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2005 Toyota 4Runner Reviews

I had a 2003 4Runner and traded it for my 2005 4Runner in 2009 with 35,000 miles. It is the sport edition V8 4WD. I love everything about this vehicle. Although it rides a bit stiff, I can't complain. The Jensen sound system is amazing, although could have had a better stereo system. I can't get some local stations, however the ones that come through are clear. Not a crucial downfall for me. Just recently the check engine light,VSC Track and VSC off lights came on with the vehicle skidding icon. They stay on for a few days and go off, coming back on eventually. I took it to the dealership and they diagnosed it as the Air intake valve malfunction. They said it needed valve assembly x3, pump assembly, and gaskets x2 @ $2500. Labor $1100. They said it was common with the V8's. Has anyone had this same problem? Would love some suggestions. Other than that, I have had no other mechanical issues with this vehicle and recommend it to friends, minus the 4WD. I would most likely purchase another 4Runner minus the 4WD.

I have had a Cellica and Camry previously and I bought the Sport Version of the 2005 4 Runner, without 4 whl drive. The only regret I have is that it is too stiff of a ride for me...I like a little bit more of luxury and comfort when I drive. My husband wanted the Sport Version to take his surfboard to the beach...I like how it looks, but wish I had gotten something better on gas and cushier....We also bought a 2001 MR2 and a 2004 Tacoma SR5....We like Toyotas for their reliability, but I wish all of our cars were a little more comfy to ride in.....

Excellent car. Purchased with 11k on it in 2006 and it's been a top performer in all conditions, including deep snow. No major repairs, but do plan to replace the shocks at about 80k. I test drove everything at the time and I've never had a moment of regret about this purchase.

I bought tis car new and ever since she served the family well.
I had to wait for it an extra 3 weeks, because I wanted one without the sunroof and leather/electrical seat.
I'm a tech, so I take care of all the maintenance or repair and the car gets all the best - OE or better parts.
Beside the reg. services I replaced the following:
-all tires @ 40K
-front brakes @ 50K
-A/C evaporator @ 55K (that's the reason for 3 stars on the A/C system)
The only thing I miss is an MP3 capable CD player and a switch for the traction control. There are some off-road situations when it would be better off. Overall - it's a great car, I'd buy one again.

I have 2005 4runner it only has 72000 miles on it and a piston went out took it to toyota and they only fixed the one piston don;t know how they did that but this truck was running fine. Got back in to go to the store and had a bad rod knock so just not so sure of the vehical now. Has anyone else had this proplem? V6 Lucky I bought the extended warranty.

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