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Toyota 4Runner repairs by problem area

Engine (22%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (13%)

Brakes and Traction Control (18%)

Suspension and Steering (14%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (19%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (7%)

Other (6%)

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Toyota 4Runner electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (3%)

$1000 - $2499 (8%)

$500 - $999 (17%)

$100 - $499 (50%)

< $100 (21%)

Chart based on 132 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2016 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

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

8000 mi Head Unit was randomly restarting. Entune update flashed to head unit. 

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2015 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

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

28000 mi Section of the touchscreen went out and radio was replaced 
20300 mi Head unit would often reboot. Head unit was removed and replaced with new. 

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2014 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

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

51300 mi Entune System regularly froze and rebooted. Dealer updated firmware and helped some. 

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2014 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

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

51000 mi

US $280
Driver door actuator broke, so the remote door lock did not close or open the door Nav/media system kept rebooting every 30 minutes or so. Toyota upgraded the firmware (~$60), but symptoms became worse, now rebooting twice back to back every 5-30 mimutes. 
76000 mi Air blower makes a clicking noise and doesn't run at all sometimes. It will eventually break like it did last year, so took it in and asked to to replace the blower motor before it dies again, but Toyota refused to do it under warranty. 
104000 mi

US $300
The driver side electrical door lock broke again Blower motor broke down 
30000 mi Nav/Radio/ screen was freezing randomly, requiring a reset using the power button. This was happening every week or two. The dealer ran new software and the problem has not recurred. 
25000 mi safety connect still not working since acquired from dealer 
25000 mi

US $285
safety connect still not working. 
16000 mi Navigation system resetting, Toyota reset system and installed patches and updates to software. 
22000 mi Dealer applied software update to correct problems of audio and navigation system freezing up and automatically rebooting. 

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2013 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

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

40300 mi

US $300
Antenna mast seized and could not be unscrewed from the base before the car wash. Repair: Replaced antenna base 

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2012 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

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

40700 mi Replace motor for driver side electric running board as a warranty repair 

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2012 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

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

123300 mi Drivers door power lock replaced 

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2012 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

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

5034 mi

US $248
The mechanic said there was not an issue with the bluetooth, that it was my phone. The service rep called a number from his phone and the person on the other end stated it was horrible and could hear every other word. A new mic was ordered 

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2011 Toyota 4Runner

Engine not specified

67000 mi

US $440
The AC was leaking into the front floor on drivers and passengers sides. 

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2011 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

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

101000 mi

US $440
Replaced contacts in starter motor 
58000 mi

US $140
Battery died, dealer replaced 
1220 mi Wiring harness under dash came loose 
38000 mi Air bag malfunction. Replaced/repaired at no cost 

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2010 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

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

30000 mi

US $676
30K work up. Driver seat lumbar support not working. Lumbar motor to be replaced at no cost to me (warranty). 
220000 mi

US $70
Battery died. Texas weather is tough on batteries. 

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2010 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

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

34500 mi

US $900
Warranty work on alternator. 
1800 mi Replaced blown fuse for stereo. 
40300 mi The passenger seat belt chime and airbag on symbol Were active when no passenger was in seat 

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2010 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

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

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. 
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. 
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. 
33000 mi A/C motor was making a fluttering noise. Entire motor was replaced with new part. 
45000 mi Driver's side door lock actuator malfunction. Door would not lock or unlock properly. Dealer replaced actuator under warranty. 
71000 mi

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

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2009 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

260-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed automatic AWD w/low range

96000 mi

US $890
Fixed electric short to rear hatch control module. 

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2008 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

260-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed automatic AWD w/low range

67000 mi drivers side door lock actuator motor failed. replacement motor installed. 
93000 mi Navigation unit - cd changer stopped working. 
86000 mi Driver door remote lock/unlock failed 
90000 mi Replaced right front door remote operated door lock. Replaced home link garage door opener. 

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2008 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

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

125500 mi

US $299
Was getting ABS/Trac/VSC error lights and systems would shut off, fixed by replacing both a brake light switch and relay 
12400 mi Main heating circuit board needed to be replaced. 1400$ for part alone. Under warranty. 
27000 mi Stock radio replaced under warranty. 
114000 mi

US $22
Lights in climate control display burned out and needed to be replaced. 
79000 mi replaced passenger side front power window switch 
69000 mi a/c was not cold 
101000 mi

US $135
Battery needed to be replaced. Original battery was 7 hrs old with 100k+ miles on it. 
8000 mi Factory installed TomTom GPS was shorted out by TomTom.  
37000 mi Several harnesses failed or improperly installed. Battery and voltage regulator replaced.  
41000 mi

US $101
Relay on harness repaired in September for the air bag, traction, and turn signals went out 

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2007 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

260-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed automatic AWD w/low range

39000 mi

US $135
battery failed; replaced 
125200 mi

C $550
Shorted and burning alternator/generator that was worth it to pay a trusted shop to do. Dealer quoted 3.3, shop quoted 1.3 and my estimated DIY job would have been 4 hours. 
20000 mi Passenger airbag light intermittently turning on/off. 
55000 mi

US $100
rear hatch button melted and failed. 
15500 mi Remove of Ipod feature. Didn't work properly and is a waste of money. 

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2007 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

236-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

36000 mi Two center console lights under the climate control knobs. Got a quote for $200 for those. I will likely go without. 
47000 mi Not repaired - license plate light, front marker light, I'll be doing those myself, possibly with LED replacements just to try them. 
51000 mi Replaced a headlight. 
62000 mi

US $100
Three bulbs in dash replaced 
128000 mi

US $500
Alternator went out, replaced alternator and belts 
31000 mi Premium audio system would eject a CD when starting on a hot day. Also intermittant radio display when interior was hot. Radio/CD player was replaced with new unit. 
32000 mi Park Assist system intermittantly alarms while in reverse although there is nothing in the way. 
63500 mi

US $77
Lift gate switch failure. 
110000 mi

US $700
Replaced alternator and battery. 

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2007 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

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

92000 mi

US $100
AC making grinding noise and not blowing cold air out of driver and passenger side. Now blowing cold out both sides, but still making some noise on clutch engage. 
92400 mi

C $40
interior bulb for dash display 

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2006 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

260-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed automatic RWD

72700 mi

US $79
Only had cold air coming out of right two a/c vents. 
82000 mi

US $80
a/c not cold. found small leak. Added freon! 
170000 mi

US $100
Starter motor failure 

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2006 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

260-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed automatic AWD w/low range

92000 mi Replaced backlight for the climate control LCD. Factory Amplifier failed. 
110000 mi

US $1200
Replace alternator 
94500 mi

US $250
Replaced starter with fac. rebuilt Denso. Difficult install with 4WD but perfect fit and operation. 
60000 mi Blown subwoofer HVAC control module needed to be replaced due to failed back light 
118000 mi

US $5
Backlight in multi-functional display panel burned out. thought it would be a major problem, but it turned out to be an easy, ten-minute fix (from Youtube) and a light bulb cost of about $5. Dealer charges an hour. 
77500 mi

C $2200
air conditioner compressor failure 
177500 mi

US $175
Turn Signals ceased operation. Bad Emergency Flasher Switch. 
135000 mi

US $265
Alternator failed. Replaced with toyota remanufactured. 

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2006 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

236-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

123000 mi

US $150
Brake Light switch replacement 
115300 mi

US $430
alternator failed. 
38000 mi Clogged condensation drain. 

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2006 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

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

118000 mi

US $15
Dashboard bulb 
160000 mi

US $695
Truck failed to start sometimes 
147300 mi

US $400
Replaced alternator and serpentine belt. It seems that it was long overdue with 10 years and over 145K miles on it. 
86000 mi

US $10
Replaced LED backlight bulbs (burnt out) 
163000 mi It needs a new control panel for heating/air conditioning and the lock control is beginning to fail (the controls which lock and unlock all the door at once). At this point, going to drive the truck until something breaks that sidelines the truck. 
63000 mi

US $240
Put in new head lights, battery, spark plugs. 
45000 mi

US $250
Front left window regulator replaced. 
143000 mi

US $400
Alternator went out 

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2006 Toyota 4Runner 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 4WD

46500 mi Cold air from AC not blowing through driver´s side, only blowing through passenger side. 

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2005 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

270-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed automatic RWD

128000 mi

US $140
Alternator failed and was replaced. 

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2005 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

270-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed automatic AWD w/low range

109000 mi

US $500
Alternator died. Battery warning light was on all day, but ignored until it was too late. 
12000 mi Defective tailgate control module replaced. Apparently affected many of this model year. 
81000 mi Tire sensor needed reprogramming. 
187000 mi Only unrepaired problem I knew of and disclosed to buyer was that the rear hatch window switch on console would put window down, but not up. Dealer wanted $200 to repair. Window still worked by using key in rear hatch, so it wasn’t the motor. 
152000 mi Turn signal stopped working. Replaced bulb. Lasted about 15 minutes of driving. Blew bulb again. Then other side blew as well. Haven't had time to find a fix, but it should be simply replacing the connectors in addition to the bulbs. 
26000 mi Replaced valve readers as low pressure tire light kept coming on.  

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2005 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

245-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

38800 mi

US $1200
Tire pressure valves failed and replace. Not covered under extended warranty by Toyota. It is a safety item but not to Toyota. Nuff said. Been having this problem since 30k miles. Window on driver door failed and not working correctly. Loose in the door 
39000 mi

US $300
TPMS has serious problems on my tires. Had to pay for it myself...even though I have extended warranty and problem was handled prior to 30k miles. Also, all windows are rattling in the doors and no assistance from the dealer or Toyota. No Toyota again. 
40000 mi

US $60
TPMS keeps malfunctioning. Had to haved it repaired elsewhere. Even with ext. warranty.. Toyota Dealer told me to go to pound sand, more of less. 
124000 mi

US $800
Rear door would not open. Probably caused my accidentally driving the car on dusty roads without the rear door being secure. Rear window would not open 
155000 mi

US $400
slight delay in starting engine due to bad spot on starter motor armature. 
159000 mi Heater fan/blower under the dash has debris rubbing against housing causing squealing noise or stalled fan at some fan settings. Interference and noise stopped by itself after changing fan speeds and maintaining one mid fan speed. 

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2005 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

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

106500 mi

US $225
Air conditioning not cooling. No leak detected, over half the refrigerant capacity was added and worked fine thereafter. 
145000 mi

US $430
Alternator failed 
151000 mi

US $370
air bag sensor tripped 
154500 mi

US $240
air condition weak 
111000 mi

US $200
A/C re-charge 
293000 mi

US $400
It needed a new A/C compressor 
95000 mi

US $800
AC evaporator replaced. 

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2004 Toyota 4Runner

Engine not specified

67000 mi The AC and heat both worked, but either full heat or full cold. Replaced HVAC distributor, didn't fix problem. 
75000 mi Never had problem fixed because didn't want to have the instrument panel ripped open. 

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2004 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

245-horsepower 4.0L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

80000 mi

US $300
servo motor stripped on vent flap that controls the AC temperature 
129000 mi

US $165
AC evap coil drain line with clogged and water was leaking onto passenger floor. They also replaced the cabin air filter, and replaced a AC switch that was specified by a Toyota dealer service bulletin 
136000 mi

US $2871
The alternator failed, the wiring melted down on it, and damaged the entire engine wiring harness. I have had 14 Toyotas and never even replaced an alternator. This was a very unwelcome repair 
165000 mi

US $85
Replaced HVAC fan/blower. Old one very noisy 

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2004 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

245-horsepower 4.0L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

238000 mi

US $115
Battery died. Replaced battery 
99000 mi AC/Heat was blowing only hot air. Bad Wiper Motor Front turn signal out, caused by a cracked housing holding the bulb. Bulb and socket replaced. 
149800 mi Alternator died. 
95000 mi

US $190
light behind information screen burned out 
81300 mi

US $475
battery light on dash came on in Georgia on my way home from Florida. Went to AutoZone for battery check and alternator dead. Replaced at TireKingdom late Saturday afternoon. 475.00 brutal, but stuck till Tuesday(toyota dealer had to orderpart)worse! 

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2004 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

235-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed automatic RWD

114000 mi had NAV/CD module go out...dealer wanted too much to replace unit...over $600 so we didn't do the repair. 
142000 mi CD component in NAV unit quit working. $400 to repair. Didn't repair it. 
58000 mi wiper motor. Wipers would not work in delay switch postiton; wipers would not 'park' when switched off 
133000 mi

US $500
Air mix servo motor bad. Replaced. 

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2004 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

235-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed automatic AWD w/low range

117800 mi

C $1050
Heater fan capacitor/ amplifier burned out and needed replacement. Part alone was close to 900 dollars with taxes. 
118620 mi

C $1200
Changed TPMS sensors for all four wheels. 
130200 mi

C $800
Wiring repair. 
135360 mi

C $900
Alternator replacement. 
27000 mi When backing up & parking my car trailer on two separate occasions the "Check Engine" came on. The "D" and "R" indicators were both lit dimly. The 4Runner's on board computer recorded and stored an error code. Replaced Park/Neutral POS Switch Assembly. 
29000 mi CD Player not working correctly. Unit removed during this visit and sent in to be serviced by Audio Service Center. 
29700 mi Repaired CD Player received from service center. Dealer reinstalled unit. It works as it should. 
238120 mi

C $200
The electric rear hatch lock would not stay in the closed position. After looking through 4Runner forums, I ordered the part (#69110-35090 Rear Gate Latch) through Amazon and did the replacement myself. Works fine. 
6774 mi Heater blowing cold air - diagnosed as fault with dealer installed block heater - replaced under warranty 
44460 mi

C $25
Light fitting on passenger side indicator failed - needed socket replacing as well as bulb 
76274 mi

C $415
Alternator failed - towed to dealer. Replaced with rebuilt unit. Battery tested and confirmed ok. 

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2003 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

245-horsepower 4.0L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

65000 mi

US $450
A/C blew warm air intermittently - replaced o-ring and recharged. 
83000 mi Seat Belt tensioner system on drivers side. Still wainting on parts to repair. 
86000 mi

US $691
Airbag warning sensor was blinking. Found out the seat belt retracter sensor went bad and damaged the air bag sensor. Previously had replaced the seat belt sensor but had to wait for the air bag sensor. Replaced the air bag sensor. 
145700 mi

C $375
rear hatch power window regulator rusted out and inoperative 
63240 mi

C $306
AC would not operate. 
100000 mi Fixed a switch that was not lighting up. Repairs: all paid for by carmax! I LOVE carmax and don't think i will ever buy a new car again!!! 
102000 mi Lumbar support motor replaced. Took extra day because Toyota sent Carmax the wrong part. But had free rental car. 
132000 mi

US $50
An AC circuit went out, It's a very common issue with this year and it was as simple as replacing a fuse. The fuse is over $100 so I used my $50 deductible on an extented warranty. 
34000 mi

US $125
Rear windshield wiper. The arm became brittle and broke off. Both the arm and wiper blade needed to be replaced. (Parts + Labor $125) 
41000 mi

US $165
Some "Electrical Relay" failed in Air conditioning system. So it stopped working. Relay had to be replaced and "Computer Reset" 

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2003 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

235-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed automatic RWD

172000 mi

US $200
battery, tires 
18000 mi Dealer replaced under warranty 2 front door lock actuators. 
25000 mi Dealer replaced the 2 back door actuators. 
40000 mi All 4 door actuators began misoperating intermittently. They would not electrically lock or unlock. Dealer refused to fix this problem as I was just out of mileage warranty - all failed and they remain broken today. Est. repair cost - $1600 
75000 mi

US $950
Replaced AC compressor due to failed sensor that is built into the compressor.  
99000 mi Air conditioner fan intermittently refused to come up to proper speed and often would produce little or no air flow. Problem could not be diagnosed although removing glove box and jiggling connectors seemed to improve operation. 
105000 mi

US $180
Replaced climate control panel with used part via parts dealer. New part was $900 but I paid $180 for good used part. Microswitch appeared to break in old unit and no repair was effective without the replacement part. 
110000 mi

US $20
Replaced relay that engages the AC compressor clutch. Failed relays were common on this model according to internet research that provided the insight to this problem. 
118000 mi All 4 electric door lock actuators out when traded - would cost $1000 in parts or possibly about $1800 total repair bill. 

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2003 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

235-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed automatic AWD w/low range

146000 mi

US $71
A/C clutch compressor relay went bad. Flashing a/c light inside the cabin, alerted me of the problem. The a/c was not blowing cold air. Online forums were searched and the problem was found. 
99200 mi

C $1000
Low beam headlight harness melt. 
119020 mi HVAC lights 
48000 mi a/c went out, discovered prob was in tsb, fixed. 
178500 mi

US $15
Ac relay failed, quick swap to a new one 
193500 mi

US $90
Power door lock fail 
194000 mi

US $90
2nd power door lock failure 
197000 mi

US $60
3rd power door lock failure 
57000 mi

US $50
A/C Compressor Sensor - Replaced myself 
53940 mi

C $50
Defective AC relay that was on a TSB but the vehicle is out of warranty and the extended warranty doesn't cover it. 

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2002 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

183-horsepower 3.4L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

55500 mi

US $20
Replaced RR door sensor 
223000 mi The compressor was dead (so no AC). The windows were no longer functioning. 

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2001 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

183-horsepower 3.4L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

103000 mi Failed driver's side front door lock actuator 

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2001 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

183-horsepower 3.4L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

160000 mi

US $300
new plugs, cables and "ignition controller" (computer that controls timing - one per side of engine) - all other PM has been every 6k (e.g. LOFs, tire rotations, etc.) 

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2000 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

183-horsepower 3.4L V6 5-speed manual 4WD, part-time w/low range

125000 mi

US $300
Windshield wiper control progressively worsening. Steering wheel column multi-switch replaced. Problem fixed. 
71300 mi

C $2
Antenna Mast broken and got stuck in motor housing. Common problem for older 4Runner. Here is the DIY, I rather paid. http://forum.ih8mud.com/95-gen-toyota-trucks/188950-01-3rd-gen-4runner-power-antenna-replacement.html 

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2000 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

183-horsepower 3.4L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

229000 mi

US $2500
replaced starter,  
115000 mi

US $300
Damper servo for HVAC system stopped working, automatic HVAC cannot introduce cold air into car. HVAC panel does not respond well to input. Dealer confirmed customer diagnosis, offered to order replacement part. Customer ordered replacement. 
140300 mi

US $500
Original alternator replaced 
97000 mi

US $900
Replaced climate control unit. The original unit became intermittent and would not function when pressing control bottons for defrost/AC/automatic temp. control. 
279000 mi

US $537
Starter went and I was able to get it in to my garage.  My battery stopped charging as I was driving on the Mass Pike. I was able to pull over and got towed. The battery and alternator had to be replaced. The repair place was so happy to do the work, they threw in a free $50.00 oil change. 
116000 mi

US $250
Batttery dead 
178300 mi

US $90
Trailer harness shorting out. Charged for diagnostic, did not fix. 

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2000 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

183-horsepower 3.4L V6 4-speed automatic 4WD w/low range

119500 mi

US $64
Headlights Replaced 
120000 mi

US $98
Fuel Sending Unit replaced 
140000 mi

US $300
AC recharge. Manual re-set on heating system, due to broken Climate Control unit in dash. 

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1999 Toyota 4Runner

Engine not specified

153000 mi radio power antennae mast cable broke. Replaced mast assy 
159000 mi

US $160
Battery dying. The transmission was sluggish when first moving because the battery was too weak to move valves as i understand it. Bought a new optima battery $160 
167700 mi

US $130
Alternator failed 

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1999 Toyota 4Runner 4-door

6-cylinder manual 4WD

190000 mi

US $850
Recharged AC 
181000 mi Power rear window rolled down automatically after switch in rear hatch key/lock developed continuity between the contacts which roll the window down (with the key). With the switch removed & disconnected, the window was able to be closed. 

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1999 Toyota 4Runner 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 4WD

102300 mi

C $350
A/C not cold 
99000 mi

US $150
Intermittent starter engagement. 
334000 mi

US $750
Charging system light on, drained battery. Mechanic indicated the battery sent high voltage to alternator and caused failure. 
208500 mi

US $150
Climate control started flaking out. Most buttons not responding. Removed and shipped climate conrol to a repair shop in TN for a refirb. Common problem on 3rd gen 4runner digital climate control systems. 

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1999 Toyota 4Runner 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

235000 mi Fuel level sensor failure; tank reads half full when empty. 
589000 mi

US $285
Replaced starter. 
614000 mi

US $850
Replaced Air conditioner compressor.  
620000 mi

US $250
Replaced burnt out dash lights. Some backordered. 
631000 mi

US $1100
Installed new windshield, and replaced additional burnt out dash bulbs that were back ordered from previous visit. 

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1998 Toyota 4Runner 4-door

6-cylinder manual 4WD

176000 mi

US $200
antenna motor unplugged, already burned out. 

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1998 Toyota 4Runner 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 4WD

265000 mi

US $130
Alternator replacement 
160700 mi

US $550
High pitched noise and limited battery recharging. 

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1998 Toyota 4Runner 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

178000 mi

US $10
headlight relay stuck, lights wouldn't turn off. replaced relay 

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1998 Toyota 4Runner 4-door

4-cylinder manual 4WD

120900 mi

C $150
towing package fault causing short in brake lights 

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1998 Toyota 4Runner 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 4WD

210000 mi

US $745
Replaced Starter motor 
245000 mi RF Passenger door window switch "down" function ceased. Swapped with un-used LR Passenger door switch. 

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1997 Toyota 4Runner

Engine not specified

227000 mi

US $325
Engine wouldn't turn over occasionally. Instead of turning over, would hear single click. Self diagnosed as starter and replaced at dealer. 
134000 mi

US $721
Car in for A/C system making a clicking noise. New belts placed on car which caused theh A/C to bind and die. Had been making noise for a few months. 
189000 mi

US $1000
Front right passenger door lock actuator needed to be replaced. Door lock functioned as intended, but the factory key fob and door lock button on the driver's side door could not activate or deactivate the lock - had to be locked manually. 

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1997 Toyota 4Runner 4-door

supercharged 6-cylinder manual 4WD

150000 mi

US $500
Cracked the high pressure line from the Air Conditioner and to the compressor. 

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1997 Toyota 4Runner 4-door

6-cylinder manual 4WD

153000 mi

US $400
Would not always start Bad starter contacts. Contacts replaced.  

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1997 Toyota 4Runner 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 4WD

306000 mi

US $550
alternator went out. Car towed to mechanic and repaired same day. 
177000 mi

US $336
Had the original starter, contacts were bad, replaced with a rebuilt one. 
248000 mi

US $85
car refused to start, then after 3 attempts did start. 

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1997 Toyota 4Runner 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

198000 mi

US $125
Starter intermittently malfunctioning. Second reman starter since 100,000 miles. 

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Toyota 4Runner Electrical Problems

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