2006 Toyota 4Runner Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Toyota 4Runner

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2006 Toyota 4Runner
$
361
to $
912
2006 Toyota 4Runner
$
484
to $
2,261
2006 Toyota 4Runner
$
377
to $
1,581
2006 Toyota 4Runner
$
287
to $
1,247
2006 Toyota 4Runner
$
1,200
to $
3,152

2006 Toyota 4Runner Problems

Automatic Transmission May Not Shift Correctly at High Mileages

At higher mileages, (125,000-150,000) the automatic transmission may not shift correctly. This can be caused by the throttle position sensor being out of adjustment or a shift solenoid needing to be replaced. Typically the transmission does not need to be completely overhauled.

Loud Vacuum Cleaner Noise on Cold Start

Drivers may hear a loud noise, much like a vacuum cleaner, coming from their engine on cold starts. This affects the 2005-2009 Toyota 4Runner V8 models. 

The noise is from the secondary air pump, which sends hot air to the catalytic converter when the engine is cold. This allows the catalytic converter to clean exhaust better, and lower emissions while the engine is warming up.

Pump failure may result in:

Fixing the issue involves removal of the intake manifold, and replacement of the secondary air pump.

Floor, 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.

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2006 Toyota 4Runner Questions

Noise in dash and air flow will not change from vent/defrost/floor. How to fix? (1 answer)

The noise started out as a clicking sound and now it is more like a roaring/vibrating sound.

VSC trac light on after struts replaced? Comes on at 40mph and stays on (1 answer)

Goes after restarting vehicle, but comes back on after reaching speed of 40mph

Bad oil leak on front timing cover bottom right side of motor (1 answer)

2006 toyota 4runner limited v6 4.0, 101400 miles . I am looking for cost and advice on best way to repair . (New timing cover , oil pan gasket , timing chain , water pump , bearing on crank ) I am look to keep this for a long time . Thank you

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2006 Toyota 4Runner Recalls

Seat Heater Wiring Shorts And Causes Fire

For vehicles equipped with aftermarket accessory seat heaters, the seat heater elements may short circuit when the seat cushion is compressed, and result in a fire hazard. Dealers will disconnect the seat heaters and refund the purchase price of the seat heaters free of charge to resolve the concern,

Side 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.

Accelerator Pedal May Stick Open

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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2006 Toyota 4Runner Reviews

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based on 4 customer reviews
'06 4Runner Sport V6 Bought this used about 6 months ago with 38,000 miles and am extremely happy with my purchase.... GREAT TRUCK! This is my 4th toy, have owned a 99 Taco, 05 Tundra and an 07 Tundra. The runner drives the best of any 4wd I have ever driven. Very tight turning radius, no rattles or creaks in the interior, suspension is firm but not punishing, love the X-Reas system in the cor...
I purchased my 2006 4Runner in January, 2006...other than changing the tires and regular maintenance I have had absolutely no problems with my vehicle. Of all of the cars I have purchased in my lifetime, this one far surpassed my expectations.
Help! I burned a hole in my car and i want to change the cloth on my seat. I need to know where i can buy the same cloth and have someone sew it on

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