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2006 Toyota 4Runner repairs by problem area

Engine (20%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (13%)

Brakes and Traction Control (23%)

Suspension and Steering (15%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (16%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (5%)

Other (8%)

Chart based on 118 repairs.

2006 Toyota 4Runner repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (13%)

$500 - $999 (29%)

$100 - $499 (48%)

< $100 (10%)

Chart based on 31 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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2006 Toyota 4Runner

Engine not specified

Toyota in Virginia, United States
Feb 2008 - Mar 2010
Mar 2008

34000 mi

US $30
Driver's side front strut was ruptured and replaced under warranty. 
Toyota 4Runner in Virginia, United States
Dec 2012 - Dec 2013
Oct 2013

111700 mi

US $450
calipers front 

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2006 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

260-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed automatic RWD

Toyota 4Runner in Florida, United States
Aug 2009 - Apr 2012
Aug 2011

54000 mi

US $300
Replaced brake pads 
Toyota 4Runner in Florida, United States
Feb 2009 - Mar 2012
Jul 2010

72700 mi

US $79
Only had cold air coming out of right two a/c vents. 
Jan 2011

82000 mi

US $80
a/c not cold. found small leak. Added freon! 
Mar 2012

101000 mi
Rear differential noisy and going bad. 
Toyota 4Runner in Florida, United States
Aug 2012 - Dec 2015
Oct 2015

79300 mi

US $400
Power steering pump replaced, was making noise 
Toyota 4Runner in Oklahoma, United States
Feb 2008 - Nov 2015
Sep 2015

136000 mi

US $1100
Needed a brake job all around plus front rotors. 

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2006 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

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

Toyota 4Runner in Florida, United States
Feb 2014 - Oct 2014
Mar 2014

60000 mi
Blown subwoofer HVAC control module needed to be replaced due to failed back light Clunking was heard in drive train, required lubrication through onboard zerk fittings. 
Toyota 4Runner in Arizona, United States
Jan 2010 - Feb 2016
Nov 2010

70000 mi

US $100
Replaced all five window seals because original ones were dry rotted.  
Toyota 4Runner in Arizona, United States
Jul 2014 - Jul 2015
Jul 2014

110000 mi

US $1200
Replace alternator 
Toyota 4Runner in Alabama, United States
Dec 2012 - Jun 2016
Jan 2013

92000 mi
Replaced backlight for the climate control LCD. Factory Amplifier failed. 
Jul 2013

97300 mi

US $50
Replaced bad water inlet seal and thermostat. Roof rack cap fell off. 
Toyota 4Runner in Saskatchewan, Canada
Feb 2011 - Jul 2016
Jun 2014

99200 mi

C $240
Broken parking brake cable pin on rear right wheel. 
Dec 2014

105400 mi

C $1200
Right rear brake calliper broken. Replaced. 
Jul 2016

117800 mi

C $90
Loose/rusted heat shield above muffler 
Toyota 4Runner in Georgia, United States
May 2011 - Jun 2016
Apr 2015

114000 mi

US $68
passenger side cv axle boot was torn. Bought complete new cv axle and installed myself. 
Toyota 4Runner in Montana, United States
Sep 2015 - Oct 2015
Oct 2015

142000 mi

US $100
Thermostat Stuck open. Flushed system and replaced Thermostat 
Toyota 4Runner in Iowa, United States
Apr 2013 - Mar 2016
Dec 2015

89000 mi

US $120
Waterpump / Timing belt replacement (90K Service) water pump had small leak. Lower skid plate shield bolts snapped during oil change due to oxidation. 
Mar 2016

90000 mi

US $450
Paint blistering off of wheels. Blasted and powdercoated. 
Toyota 4Runner in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2016 - Aug 2016
Aug 2016

184000 mi

US $500
Frozen brake calipers. Replaced all four. Replaced front brake lines. 
Toyota 4Runner in California, United States
Dec 2014 - Jun 2016
Aug 2015

127700 mi

US $50
CV boot ripped. Service plan offered to replace axel and CV boot. $50 deductible 
Dec 2015

138000 mi

US $755
Left shock needed replacement Right cv boot torn 
Toyota 4Runner in California, United States
May 2013 - Jun 2016
Dec 2015

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. 
Toyota 4Runner in West Virginia, United States
Nov 2013 - Mar 2014
Nov 2013

151000 mi

US $475
Overdrive gear has gone out 
Dec 2013

153000 mi

US $250
Wheel bearings in both front wheels 
Toyota 4Runner in Washington, United States
Aug 2008 - Jun 2016
Nov 2008

29000 mi
Broken tab on right front driver's seat mount cover, therefore the plastic cover would not stay on. Dealer ordered a new part under warranty. Dealer will install when we return to WA from current trip. 
Dec 2008

32000 mi
Previously ordered interior trim part was installed by dealer. 
May 2016

107000 mi

US $500
Replaced leaking crank seal. 
Toyota 4Runner in California, United States
May 2008 - Mar 2015
Jun 2008

60000 mi

US $60
Routine Disk Brake Pad replacement 
Feb 2015

198300 mi

US $1500
EGR air pump and valve failure 
Toyota 4Runner in Alaska, United States
Feb 2008 - Jun 2013
Mar 2009

10000 mi
Replaced catalytic converters due to sulfur smell. 
Toyota 4Runner in Alberta, Canada
Feb 2010 - Mar 2012
Jan 2010

44020 mi
Exaust maifold replace. Bought the vehicle used from the dealership and they said there was a small leak so they are replacing it so I do not know the cost. 
Dec 2010

61380 mi

C $1200
Pneumatic cylinder on air ride suspension corrosion extend warranty would not cover 
Oct 2011

68200 mi

C $500
Right side exhaust manifold replaced. Found out that the left side was also replace prior to me purchasing the vehicle. 
Mar 2012

77500 mi

C $2200
air conditioner compressor failure 

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2006 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

236-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

Toyota 4Runner in Texas, United States
Jul 2009 - Jun 2016
Feb 2013

81300 mi

US $650
broken strut 
May 2016

115300 mi

US $430
alternator failed. 
Toyota 4Runner in Georgia, United States
- Jun 2007
May 2007

30246 mi
Lots of rattles in the car. TSB front driver's seat to fix rattles. Did not work. Dealer replaced the seat frame - this worked. Center console replaced twice. The second console fixed the problems. Light stalk replaced - brights didn't work. 
Jun 2007

32122 mi
TSB for sulfur smell performed. Worked pretty well, but not all of the smell has been eliminated. 
Toyota 4Runner in Arizona, United States
Oct 2012 - Jun 2016
Aug 2013

123000 mi

US $150
Brake Light switch replacement 
Oct 2014

147700 mi

US $225
Bleed, turn rotors and replaced pads on all four whhels 
Feb 2016

183000 mi

US $611
Steering angle sensor was failing and needed to be replaced 
Jun 2016

185000 mi

US $650
Rear axel sagging 
Toyota 4Runner in Texas, United States
Sep 2010 - Dec 2013
Oct 2010

38000 mi
Clogged condensation drain. 
Mar 2011

48000 mi
Continuously clogging evaporator drain hose. Son had the idea to put something in the tube to prevent the clogging. Bent a nail and held in place with hose. No further clogs as of yet. 
Sep 2012

67000 mi

US $80
Replace pads 

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2006 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

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

Toyota 4Runner in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2010 - May 2013
Mar 2012

92380 mi

C $889
brakes 
Dec 2012

104160 mi

C $200
The shields over the catalytic converter needed replacing. 
Toyota 4Runner in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2016 - Jun 2016
May 2016

74120 mi

C $150
pulsating in brakes caused by seized caliper (one of four pistons). replaced with new pads. pulsating is gone.  
Toyota 4Runner in Illinois, United States
Mar 2010 - Jun 2015
Mar 2013

119000 mi

US $300
front caliper pistons siezed. damaged rotors and brake pads. 
Jun 2013

125000 mi

US $186
Cooling system Radiator leaking at tank seam. Replace radiator and coolant. 
Mar 2015

152000 mi

US $95
replace right front caliper due to seized pistons. 
Toyota 4Runner in California, United States
Mar 2009 - Mar 2010
Apr 2009

47000 mi
replaced shocks. All four were leaking fluid. 
Toyota 4Runner in Colorado, United States
Sep 2009 - Jun 2011
Oct 2009

45000 mi

US $550
Remove and replace front tie rod ends Front left window regulator replaced. 
Toyota 4Runner in Tennessee, United States
Feb 2012 - Jun 2016
Nov 2015

135000 mi

US $640
Lower piston on driver side front brake caliper froze. Likely cause is rust due to operation in mid-west winter road conditions. 
Apr 2016

141500 mi

US $150
O2 sensor fault- sensor 1 bank 1 
Jun 2016

142000 mi

US $440
Upstream o2 sensor- different than the one previously replaced, but on same side 
Toyota 4Runner in California, United States
Apr 2016 - Apr 2016
Apr 2016

158000 mi

US $1700
Head gasket, exhaust manifold 
Toyota 4Runner in Illinois, United States
Sep 2015 - Jun 2016
Jun 2016

109000 mi

US $750
front pads and rotor and rear pad replaced 
Toyota 4Runner in Kansas, United States
Oct 2011 - Dec 2015
Apr 2013

116300 mi

US $60
Worn out passenger front cv boot. Replaced cv axle. 
Oct 2013

125500 mi

US $500
Replaced front and rear shocks. 
Dec 2013

128000 mi

US $12
Replaced broken wheel stud. Replaced all 6 on passenger front hub. While the stud might have been over-tightened, they seem to be made of overly soft metal. 
Apr 2015

149000 mi

US $150
Stiff steering. I did a Power steering fluid flush with Toyota ATF. Did not help. Took the vehicle to Toyota. They agreed that the steering effort was above average. Replaced Power Steering pump. Intermediate shaft u-joint not rusty. 
Toyota 4Runner in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2012 - Sep 2012
Sep 2012

143000 mi
Inner CV boot ripped Pads and roters replaced Transmission cooler line ft under radiator, Radiator, Transmission fluid. Heat shield above muffler, Exhaust gasket all had to be replaced 
Toyota 4Runner in Texas, United States
May 2008 - Mar 2012
Aug 2008

14000 mi
ABS, VSC and other brake related warning lights came on. Also had trouble getting out of 4WD with center differential locked. Dealer found no problem and reset computer. 
Oct 2008

17000 mi
Check engine and all brake lights came on. The problem was the carbon canister which was replaced. 
Toyota 4Runner in California, United States
Feb 2008 - Aug 2016
Aug 2016

101000 mi

US $460
Radiator Replaced 
Toyota 4Runner in New York, United States
Jul 2016 - Aug 2016
Aug 2016

113000 mi

US $1500
Heavy vibration in rear, pinion bearings and gears. Seal blew. Rear needed to be replaced. 
Toyota 4Runner in New Jersey, United States
Dec 2010 - Jun 2016
Dec 2013

93000 mi

US $525
Both driver side and pass. front caliper pistons were seized up. This is the 2nd time the driver-front has been replaced. Well known weak spot on 4th gen 4runners. 
Toyota 4Runner in New Mexico, United States
Mar 2014 - Jun 2016
Oct 2015

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. 
Toyota 4Runner in New Jersey, United States
Sep 2014 - Jun 2016
Oct 2014

87300 mi

US $600
Driver and Passenger axles needed replace. 
Toyota 4Runner in Iowa, United States
Sep 2013 - Jun 2016
Sep 2013

91000 mi
Upon doing 100k mile service it was noted there was small leak in the radiator when filled FULL. If kept a little under full there was no issue. 
Toyota 4Runner in New York, United States
Jun 2010 - Jul 2013
Mar 2011

54000 mi

US $100
Light bulb housing for page side fog light rusted. Light assembly ordered 
Jul 2012

62300 mi

US $680
Replaced brake pads and rotor in front. Rebuilt calipers (jammed) front and back. Bolt to fasten heat shield between muffler and underbody of car rusted. Heat shield fell onto muffler. Needed to be removed by dealer. 
Toyota 4Runner in Colorado, United States
Dec 2010 - Jul 2013
Oct 2011

63000 mi

US $240
Put in new head lights, battery, spark plugs. Replaced rear wheel speed sensor. 
Toyota 4Runner in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2011 - Jun 2015
Nov 2011

86000 mi

US $860
Replaced all four rotors, brake pads, both front brake calipers (seized). Replaced LED backlight bulbs (burnt out) 
Jul 2013

103000 mi

US $400
Front calipers froze (2nd time). Replaced calipers, rotors, and pads. Transmission cooling lines corroded, leaking. 
Jun 2015

120000 mi

US $800
Replaced both front axles (torn CV boot) 
Toyota 4Runner in Michigan, United States
Aug 2008 - Mar 2015
Oct 2011

69000 mi
brake pads / rotors 
Mar 2013

81000 mi

US $40
Exhaust tip rusted off muffler. 
Nov 2013

86300 mi
Drivers side Tie-rod replaced 
Apr 2014

90000 mi

US $350
Replaced Driver side and Passenger side Lower Control arms. Replaced Passenger side Tie Rod 
Sep 2014

94000 mi

US $250
Lower Piston on the calipers were frozen. Had to replace both Drivers and passenger side calipers 
Toyota 4Runner in Massachusetts, United States
Oct 2009 - Mar 2010
Dec 2009

50000 mi

US $600
Seized calipers on front rotors. 
Toyota 4Runner in Georgia, United States
Feb 2010 - Jun 2015
Oct 2014

114300 mi

US $400
Replace driver side front wheel bearing 
Toyota 4Runner in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2015 - Jun 2016
Mar 2015

137000 mi
Muffler failed days after taking delivery of used vehicle. Implied 30 day warranty for state of Massachusetts on sale of used vehicle. 
Jun 2015

142000 mi

US $650
Passenger side front strut failed. Replaced both. 
Nov 2015

148000 mi

US $300
Oxygen sensor replaced 
Feb 2016

151000 mi

US $80
Heat shield for catalytic converter finally rusted off and fell into the drive shaft cavity, causing a horrible scraping sound. 
Toyota 4Runner in Texas, United States
Feb 2009 - Mar 2013
Mar 2013

118000 mi

US $15
Dashboard bulb 
Toyota 4Runner in Ohio, United States
Feb 2008 - Dec 2015
May 2014

150700 mi

US $500
Leaking gasket. 
Oct 2014

158000 mi

US $400
Front passenger wheel bearing had been making shuddering noise for several months. Replaced. 
Toyota 4Runner in Missouri, United States
Apr 2011 - Sep 2012
Mar 2012

72000 mi

US $50
Hood shocks went bad. Hood would not stay open. 
Toyota 4Runner in California, United States
Jul 2014 - Jun 2016
Feb 2015

125000 mi

US $300
Boot had slight leak, cv joint still good so boots replaced only 
Aug 2015

143000 mi

US $400
Alternator went out 
May 2016

153000 mi

US $350
Rotors warped, calipers seized 

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2006 Toyota 4Runner 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 4WD

Toyota in Peru
Mar 2008 - Mar 2010
Apr 2008

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 4WD w/low range

Toyota 4Runner in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2015 - Aug 2016
Dec 2015

142000 mi

US $700
vacuum switch failure - inability to shift from 2wd to 4wd inability to power steer to the right 
Apr 2016

148300 mi

US $1500
radiator has started rusting at the bottom-replace serpentine belt beginning to squeal-replace right differential leaking replaced at same time water pump spark plugs 
Jun 2016

149000 mi

US $480
muffler and tail pipe replacement 
Jul 2016

154000 mi

US $370
air bag sensor tripped 
Aug 2016

154000 mi

US $1140
mufler gone bad rear shocks leaking air condition weak 

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