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 ProblemsCar 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.
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.
2008 Toyota 4Runner QuestionsCar 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.
Toyota tells me I have to replace the whole system at a cost of over $500!
The light comes on after a few days of getting gas, have changed the cap. I unhook pos terminal of battery to reset and works until a few days AFTER getting gas. ?
2008 Toyota 4Runner RecallsSeat 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.
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.
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.