Toyota 4Runner Repair and Maintenance

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

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Toyota 4Runner Problems

EVAP System Fault Due to Failed Charcoal Canister

The evaporative emission (EVAP) system may illuminate the vehicle's Check Engine Light due to intermittent failure of the charcoal canister purge control solenoid valve or canister failure. Upon failure of the charcoal canister, debris may circulate around the EVAP system causing other emission control problems.

Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor May Stop Working at Higher Mileages

At higher mileages (125,00+) the Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor may intermittently stop working, especially when the vehicle is fully warmed up. This can result in illumination of the Check Engine Light and/or an engine stalling problem.

Ignition Coil May Fail After 100,000 Miles

On higher mileage vehicles, an engine misfire may develop and/or the Check Engine Light may illuminate due to a failed ignition coil. It is not uncommon to replace all the coils when the first one fails in order to prevent return trips to the repair shop.

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Toyota 4Runner Questions

In hot weather brakes feel like their sticking, why? (2 answers)

I have a 5 mi. drive to work, morning drive is fine. 90* temps on way home in stop and go traffic seem to lock up brakes after 3 or 4 mi. Acceration is difficult and vehicle slows much to fast plus brake pedal has no play. mechanic says brakes and calipers fine. i replaced catilytic converter rec...

Why has my vehicle stop accelerating over 5mph? (1 answer)

My starter went about 3 years ago and ever since I had it fixed.it hasn't ran the same. You have to let it warm up before it will pick up any speed and then all of a sudden it just stopped accelerating. I have changed the fuel filter and was told my o2 sensor is broke. Can you help?

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.

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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,

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures On Deployment

The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture on deployment, causing metal fragments to come through the air bag and injure occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator or in some cases replace the air bag assembly free of charge to resolve the concern.

Load Carrying Capacity Label Incorrect

The vehicle certification label may indicate the improper load carrying capacity rating for the vehicle. This is because accessories were added to them after the vehicle was built, changing the available load that the vehicle can handle carrying. Vehicle owners will be provided a corrected label and dealers will aid in installing them free of charge to resolve the concern.

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Toyota 4Runner Reviews

I traded a 2011 Grand Cherokee because minimal problems. In Feb of this year bought a 2015 4Runner there are two things slower gear and lacks of power. Big key the SUV is overall best love every bit of feature standard the SUV is great believe bought for great priced after getting out my lemon of Jeep.
I had my 4Runner since 2002 brand new. There isn't a SUV would drive but a Toyota 4Runner its the best ever. I used to take into a Service Center on S. Prentiss Drive now 222k miles the dealer get serviced Oaks Toyota works on my SUV. Still very comfortably handles, runs and drives great the 6 cylinder is peppy. I did go to O'Reilly changed out spark plugs and air filters but luckily let dealer...
I bought my 4.7 V8 4Runner new in 2007. This may be the best auto I've ever owned! The 4Runner belongs to a select few that is body-on-frame construction, giving you more control and rigidity in off-road conditions. At 78,000 miles I haven't had a single mechanical or electrical problem. Absolutely ZERO issues. There are no rattles or shakes, even when driving on rough terrain. The components a...

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