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: 130,076 (20,000–200,000)
14 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2012, 2013
30 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!!!!
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2000 Toyota 4Runner151,000
Pulsating brakes in front when pressed, good until now, no other problems with vehicle.
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1997 Toyota 4Runner158,000
Brakes pulsate when applied.
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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.
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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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