2008 Toyota 4Runner Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Toyota 4Runner

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2008 Toyota 4Runner
$
141
to $
280
2008 Toyota 4Runner
$
377
to $
1,354
2008 Toyota 4Runner
$
360
to $
696
2008 Toyota 4Runner
$
317
to $
873
2008 Toyota 4Runner
$
291
to $
1,226

2008 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.

Car Won't Start Due to Worn/Corroded Solenoid Contacts in Starter

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.

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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2008 Toyota 4Runner Questions

Slight vibration at Hywy speed. New tires (Mtchln) bal. svrl times. Spct Mchncl (2 answers)

Vehicle has 160k miles. Purchased vhcl at 84k. Last tire bal did seem to help. But vibration is still present. To my knowledge all supension, wheel and brake parts, as well as drive train are still origanal.

Car won't go forward. Car only goes in reverse. (1 answer)

The shift solenoid A has a code. And the pressure solenoid also set a code.

How can you adjust the tension on the driver shoulder harness? Mine wont retract (2 answers)

Toyota tells me I have to replace the whole system at a cost of over $500!

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2008 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,

Seat Heater

Southeast Toyota is recalling certain vehicles because the seat heater element may become damaged as a result of compression of the seat cushion. The damaged element could short causing burning of the seat cushion, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will disconnect seat heaters with copper strand elements and refund the purchase price of the seat heater accessory to correct this 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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2008 Toyota 4Runner Reviews

Rated
based on 2 customer reviews
the V8 4.7 is a turd because of the piston engine knock at cold start. Toyota apparently does not have a fix for it.
I Love my 4Runner! Actually getting 26mpg on the highway on a V-6!

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