Front Brake Rotor Wear Can Cause Pulsations on Toyota 4Runner

Front brake rotors can wear causing a pulsation felt in the brake pedal. Our technicians tell us this condition is best corrected by replacement of the front rotors and brake pads.

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Average mileage: 129,285 (20,000–200,000)
14 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2012, 2013
31 people reported this problem
11 people shared problem details
1995 Toyota 4Runner200,000
Bought Used 4Runner. Brakes pulsated very roughly when applied. Took to Midas for Inspection. $1850 estimate to replace front brake pads and rotors, rear shoes, cv joints and a few "cracked" belts. Took the truck to my mechanic; $650 in parts and labor. Midas lied about the rear shoes needing replacement as they were practically brand new. Belts showed no signs of wear or cracking. Find a good mechanic you can trust and give him or her your business!!!!
1997 Toyota 4Runner158,000
Brakes pulsate when applied.
2000 Toyota 4Runner151,000
Pulsating brakes in front when pressed, good until now, no other problems with vehicle.
1992 Toyota 4Runner184,000
Exactly how it says... when medium braking there is a shimmy in the front as the vehicle comes to a stop. I had the pads changed to ceramic and new rotors installed and viola - shimmy pulsation is gone.
2013 Toyota 4Runner30,000
Corrosion of front rotors
same as mentioned and solution
When I push the brake pedals it has no pressure and it take the truck a minute to stop.
Rotors are bad, haven't fixed it yet
2012 Toyota 4Runner20,000
front brake rotors rusting on outside, can be felt when brake is applied
new rotors & pads 1 1/2 years ago , problems back just like before
Yes, that is a true statement. I still have not had them replaced just yet, but I know i have to get them done
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