Car Problem Reports
Toyota 4Runner Front Brake Rotor Wear Can Cause Pulsations
Toyota 4Runner Problem
Average Mileage: 138,100 mi (20,000 mi - 200,000 mi)
Visitor, 1995 Toyota 4Runner, 200,000 mi
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!!!!
Visitor, 2000 Toyota 4Runner, 151,000 mi
Pulsating brakes in front when pressed, good until now, no other problems with vehicle.
Visitor, 1997 Toyota 4Runner, 158,000 mi
Brakes pulsate when applied.
Visitor, 1992 Toyota 4Runner, 184,000 mi
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.
Visitor, 1994 Toyota 4Runner
Rotors are bad, haven't fixed it yet
Visitor, 2012 Toyota 4Runner, 20,000 mi
front brake rotors rusting on outside, can be felt when brake is applied
Visitor, 2002 Toyota 4Runner
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