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2010 Toyota 4Runner repairs by problem area

Engine (9%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (13%)

Brakes and Traction Control (16%)

Suspension and Steering (13%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (17%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (17%)

Other (16%)

Chart based on 70 repairs.
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2010 Toyota 4Runner repair cost distribution

$2500+ (10%)

$1000 - $2499 (19%)

$500 - $999 (24%)

$100 - $499 (33%)

< $100 (14%)

Chart based on 21 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2010 Toyota 4Runner

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Toyota 4Runner in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2015 - Dec 2016
Dec 2016

122760 mi

C $1400
sudden brake noise, scraping sound when brakes engaged 
Toyota 4Runner in Colorado, United States
May 2011 - Jun 2011
Jun 2011

33000 mi
I bought this truck new and it was a LEMON. New drive shaft, faulty roof rack, transmission issues but the real problem was occasionally when I applied the breaks quickly the motor would cut off and I had NO power steering.  
Toyota in California, United States
Apr 2010 - Jun 2011
May 2010

7000 mi
BAD TRANSMISSION LAG THAT THE DEALER ACKNOWLEDGED BUT COULD NOT FIX YET AS THERE IS NO TSB FOR IT YET. 

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2010 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

270-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic RWD

Toyota 4Runner in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2009 - Jun 2011
Aug 2010

14000 mi
4runner would downshift on a turn into 1st gear when it should have stayed in 2nd. 
Toyota 4Runner in Arizona, United States
Jun 2010 - Dec 2016
Dec 2013

55000 mi

US $300
Replaced front rotors and pads. 
Toyota 4Runner in Texas, United States
Mar 2010 - Dec 2016
Jul 2011

27000 mi
The passenger seat recline was only reclining 1 side of the seat. Dealer had to special order and replace the entire seat frame. 
Sep 2014

82000 mi

US $1100
Front struts were found leaking. Struts and shocks were converted from HREAS to conventional setup of 4 individual elements. 
Toyota 4Runner in California, United States
Feb 2013 - May 2013
Mar 2013

30000 mi

US $676
30K work up. Driver seat lumbar support not working. Lumbar motor to be replaced at no cost to me (warranty). 

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2010 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

270-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

Toyota 4Runner in Arizona, United States
Dec 2010 - Sep 2016
Dec 2013

44000 mi
Struts that hold the trunk lid open failed completely. 
Sep 2015

59000 mi
Found one front and one rear shock leaking. Have not repaired it yet. 
Toyota 4Runner in North Carolina, United States
Jun 2010 - Mar 2016
Sep 2015

91000 mi

US $250
Driver's seat back failed in its ability to recline 
Toyota 4Runner in Texas, United States
Jul 2011 - Dec 2016
Aug 2013

41000 mi
At a full stop with breaks applied, occasionally the car would lurch. Toyota replaced the drive shaft and it has not occurred since. I believe there was a Toyota bulletin issued sometime prior to my incident. 
Jul 2015

63300 mi
replaced front driver's seat for defect. 
Toyota 4Runner in Missouri, United States
Sep 2014 - Dec 2016
Dec 2014

150000 mi

US $2300
Wheel bearing failure 
Toyota 4Runner in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2014 - Jun 2016
Jul 2014

43400 mi

C $240
KDSS lght on, KDSS oumo replaced. 
Jul 2015

49380 mi
replace rear hatch lift supports 
Toyota 4Runner in North Carolina, United States
May 2010 - Jun 2016
Jul 2014

83000 mi
Replaced rear differential 
Aug 2014

85000 mi

US $756
Replace right front wheel bearing and hub. 
Dec 2014

91000 mi

US $700
Replace left front wheel bearing 
Toyota 4Runner in Washington, United States
Sep 2013 - Dec 2016
Feb 2014

34500 mi

US $900
Warranty work on alternator. 
Toyota 4Runner in Indiana, United States
Jun 2010 - Sep 2015
Aug 2015

85700 mi

US $400
Turned all 4 rotors, replaced pads front & rear. 
Toyota 4Runner in Oregon, United States
Aug 2011 - Dec 2016
Oct 2012

22000 mi
Drive shaft replaced (TSB) because it was knocking when braking or when taking off from a stop sign or light. Problem fixed. 
May 2013

30000 mi
Replaced headlights under warranty(TSB) because of oxidation. 
Toyota 4Runner in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2010 - Aug 2012
Oct 2010

9000 mi
took much grease on rear window regulator, resulting in grease on windown everytime it was lowered or raised from low position. dealer removed excess grease. 
Mar 2012

36000 mi
Replaced Lumbar support system on drivers side of vehicle. 
Toyota 4Runner in British Columbia, Canada
Aug 2010 - Dec 2016
Jun 2011

19840 mi
brakes squeaking machined rotors under warranty, slight warpage 
Oct 2012

37380 mi
Replaced both headlights under warranty. Replaced for headlight oxidation issue. 
Mar 2013

40300 mi
The passenger seat belt chime and airbag on symbol Were active when no passenger was in seat 
Jan 2015

58880 mi

C $150
Kdss had electrical fault 
May 2015

62580 mi

C $980
Brakes worn down. Two new rotors two machined all new pads shim kits. Flyshed brake system completely 
Jun 2016

79360 mi

C $130
front rotors warped 
Dec 2016

85560 mi

C $225
original 2010 oem battery finally packed it in. 
Toyota 4Runner in Colorado, United States
Sep 2010 - Jun 2011
Sep 2010

1800 mi
Replaced blown fuse for stereo. 
Toyota 4Runner in Florida, United States
Feb 2010 - Dec 2016
Sep 2010

4000 mi
Lumbar Suppport on Drivers Power Seat Failed. 
Toyota 4Runner in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2009 - Mar 2011
Jul 2010

10000 mi
Hard shift at low speeds. Active TSB was found and corrected. Shifts are much smoother now. 
Dec 2010

13000 mi
Noticed a thumping sound around 25 mph. Service could not duplicate problem on first visit. Took vehicle home and problem got worse. Drove tech and service manager and they heard the problem. Front differential replaced - problem is gone 
Toyota 4Runner in California, United States
Mar 2010 - Jul 2011
Jul 2011

12000 mi
Driver side seatback crunching noises, very common in 2010s and 2011s. Also squeaking noise under passenger side dash which drove me nuts, turned out to be plastic clip that attached a bunch of wires to blower motor. Removed clip, noise gone. 
Toyota 4Runner in Texas, United States
Jun 2010 - Dec 2016
Sep 2016

60000 mi
Rear door struts replaced. 
Toyota 4Runner in West Virginia, United States
Mar 2010 - Jan 2014
Oct 2012

34000 mi
Hazing on headlights, covered under warranty. 
Toyota 4Runner in Colorado, United States
Mar 2014 - Dec 2016
Dec 2016

127000 mi

US $315
Factory front rotors became warped - replaced front rotors and front/back brake pads Driver-side CV boot torn - replaced CV axle 

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2010 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

270-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic 4WD w/low range

Toyota 4Runner in Colorado, United States
Sep 2012 - Jun 2016
Aug 2015

53500 mi

US $39
The rear struts for the lift gate failed. 
Toyota 4Runner in Virginia, United States
Jan 2011 - Dec 2016
Sep 2015

78000 mi

US $1200
Leaking gasket in transfer case of 4 wheel drive unit. 
Toyota 4Runner in British Columbia, Canada
Mar 2015 - Dec 2016
May 2016

74400 mi
The airbag light is on on my dash. It has come on intermittently. The cost to trouble shoot the problem is undeterminable from the dealer. So I drive with it on, knowing my airbag likely doesn't work. But it is usually not on. Frustrating. 
Toyota 4Runner in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2010 - Dec 2016
Sep 2013

27900 mi
Three warning lights were on, with one flashing. CAr had trouble going into and out of gear 
Nov 2013

30380 mi
Elecrtronically locking into 4 wheel drive on its own ... apparently problem with shift linkage and transmission ... repaired under warranty 
Aug 2014

35960 mi

C $443
The A/C did not work and they replaced the High PSI Line from Evap as it was deemed to be leaking ... used dye to determine this. Replaced line and recharged the system. 
Jul 2015

41100 mi
Brake calipers, rotors, and pads replaced. We do get harsh winters up here and there is a lot of road salt put down and also a solution of brine and beet juice is used. 
Toyota 4Runner in Illinois, United States
May 2012 - May 2012
May 2012

44000 mi
Brakes warped and vibration 
Toyota 4Runner in Nebraska, United States
Feb 2010 - Mar 2016
Apr 2012

38000 mi
Heard minor rattles when going over washboard gravel road. Several pastic trim connectors were missing from the radiator shield to the front bumper assembly. Nothing major and easily fixed 
May 2013

60000 mi
real lift gate handle molding clip had a broken ear. Not sure of the cause; easy repair. 
Aug 2013

62700 mi

US $82
Rear door lift gate handle had a broken interior attachment point 
Feb 2015

87300 mi
In December I replaced the original battery with a new Toyota battery. In February it was determined the new battery had several bad cells and nearly left me stranded. Replaced the battery at no charge. 
Toyota 4Runner in California, United States
Apr 2010 - Dec 2016
Sep 2010

20000 mi
Rearview mirror was loose and would not hold position 
Mar 2011

34000 mi
Rattle coming from under the hood on passenger side 
Dec 2012

71000 mi

US $135
Truck was completely dead. No power what so ever. Replaced battery now running fine 
Nov 2013

86000 mi

US $2
Car ran outta gas with still 1/4 tank left of fuel. Fuel pump wasn't working properly and was replaced. 
Toyota 4Runner in California, United States
May 2012 - Dec 2016
Apr 2013

33000 mi
A/C motor was making a fluttering noise. Entire motor was replaced with new part. 
Mar 2014

44000 mi
Rear liftgate struts failed. Both were replaced under warranty. Rear liftgate struts failed. Replaced under warranty 
Apr 2014

45000 mi
Driver's side door lock actuator malfunction. Door would not lock or unlock properly. Dealer replaced actuator under warranty. 
Toyota 4Runner in Nebraska, United States
Feb 2010 - Mar 2014
Apr 2013

47500 mi
Electronic throttle body failed and would not allow yhe vehicle to go over 1000 rpm. 
Toyota 4Runner in Texas, United States
Mar 2010 - Dec 2016
Nov 2013

32300 mi
Rear liftgate latch rubber gasket rotten and falling apart. Latch still functional but no cover over the electronic sensor. Replaced entire sensor and gasket. 
Dec 2014

44000 mi
Leak in oil systems gaskets. Replaced entire oil systems gaskets and o rings. Had to disassemble 4x4 system to replace parts. 
Toyota 4Runner in New Jersey, United States
Apr 2013 - Mar 2014
May 2013

44000 mi
Wheel chatter when braking. 
Toyota 4Runner in Arizona, United States
Jul 2013 - Dec 2016
Jan 2014

45000 mi

US $3000
ALL 4 STRUTS LEEAKS & NEED TO BE REPLACED. 
Jun 2016

86000 mi

US $400
Brake pads worn out. Replaced all 4 brakes & rotors. 

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