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Toyota 4Runner Electrical Problems

1016 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Toyota 4Runner. 107 of these members (10.5%) have reported electrical repairs for their car. A total of 159 electrical repairs to Toyota 4Runners--an average of 0.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently Toyota 4Runner problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Percentage of Toyota 4Runner repairs by problem area

Chart based on 754 repairs.

Toyota 4Runner electrical repair cost distribution

Chart based on 117 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten Toyota 4Runner repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.

2007 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

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

20000 mi   Passenger airbag light intermittently turning on/off. 

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2007 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

236-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

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   Park Assist system intermittantly alarms while in reverse although there is nothing in the way. 
63500 US $77 Lift gate switch failure. 

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2006 Toyota 4Runner 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 4WD

46500 mi   Cold air from AC not blowing through driverīs side, only blowing through passenger side. 

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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   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   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. 

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2004 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

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

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. 
141800   Alternator died. 

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2003 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

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

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   Lumbar support motor replaced. Took extra day because Toyota sent Carmax the wrong part. But had free rental car. 
132000 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 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   Some "Electrical Relay" failed in Air conditioning system. So it stopped working. Relay had to be replaced and "Computer Reset" 
63240 C $306 AC would not operate. 

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2003 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

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

48000 mi   a/c went out, discovered prob was in tsb, fixed. 
146000 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. 

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