Toyota 4Runner Ignition Lock Cylinder Replacement Cost

Know what price you should pay to get your vehicle fixed.

The average cost for a Toyota 4Runner ignition lock cylinder replacement is between $290 and $351. Labor costs are estimated between $66 and $84 while parts are priced between $224 and $267. Estimate does not include taxes and fees.
Note about price: The cost of this service or repair can vary by location, your vehicle's make and model, and even your engine type. Related repairs may also be needed. Talk with a RepairPal Certified shop to learn which repairs might be right for you.

How does the ignition lock cylinder work?

If the correct key is inserted, small actuators on the lock cylinder will allow it and ignition switch to rotate. 

What are the symptoms related to a bad ignition lock cylinder?

When the ignition switch lock cylinder fails, it can create a situation where the ignition cannot be turned, or takes much wiggling and shaking before it finally turns. Or, it's possible the ignition will turn and run with the key removed, or lets the key be removed in any position.

Lastly, the lock can fail to release your key, or not allow the key to travel all the way into the ignition lock cylinder.

Can I drive with an ignition lock cylinder problem?

When the ignition lock cylinder is malfunctioning, it may be impossible to insert the key, turn the ignition, or remove the key from the ignition. If the key won't go in or turn, you won't be able to drive the car, obviously. If the key won't come out, theft is a major concern. Either way, you'll want this fixed quickly.

How often do ignition lock cylinders need to be replaced?

Theres no set maintenance routine for the ignition lock cylinder. Lock cylinders fail somewhat commonly, but mostly for higher-mileage vehicles. Most vehicles will never need the lock cylinder replaced. You can help yours last by cleaning your ignition key, making sure there's no lint on it before putting it in the ignition, and keeping your keychain fairly light, so as not to put added pressure on the cylinder while you drive.

Ignition Lock Cylinder Replacement Cost Estimates

The average cost for an Ignition Lock Cylinder Replacement is between $290 and $351 but can vary from car to car.