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2008 Toyota 4Runner Repair Histories

83 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2008 Toyota 4Runner. 20 of these members (24.1%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 50 repairs to 2008 Toyota 4Runners--an average of 0.6 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Percentage of 2008 Toyota 4Runner repairs by problem area

Chart based on 50 repairs.

2008 Toyota 4Runner repair cost distribution

Chart based on 9 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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2008 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

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

Toyota 4Runner in Missouri, United States
Feb 2011 - Jan 2012
57000 mi US $25 seat was popping and clicking and a little loose going around curves. Had to threaten by calling toyota north america but seat bracket was finally replaced and problem seems to have subsided. 
Toyota 4Runner in California, United States
Oct 2008 - Mar 2015
38000 mi US $3600 Clean varnish from heads and replace one valve. Dealer claims problem caused by "bad gas" and would not honor warranty. 
86000   Driver door remote lock/unlock failed 
90000   Replaced right front door remote operated door lock. Replaced home link garage door opener. 
Toyota 4Runner in Minnesota, United States
Mar 2013 - Mar 2014
60000 mi US $750 Clunk noise when stopping and starting 
Toyota 4Runner in Georgia, United States
May 2008 - Mar 2015
4000 mi   Seat made noise when my truck flexed such as when it turned, etc... The dealer replaced the drivers set track and the problem seems to be fixed. 
20000   Driver's seat continues to squeak/rattle when truck flexes. 
20000   drivers seat squeaks and pops. The entire drivers seat was replaced including the leather. so far, after 500 miles the squeak/popping hasn't returned. 
33000   passenger seat starting to pop, click and rattle like the driver seat did. The dealer replaced some foam in the lumbar support, which decrerased the noise, but I need to take it back. 
35000   Passenger seat still noisy when car flexes during curves. Dealer attempted to fix, but was not successful, so they ordered a new seat frame to be installed when it comes in. rattling noise from the sunroof. Dealer tightened "several plastic" parts and it's better. Not 100% gone, but better. Now it makes noise when closing like the plastic parts might be too tight... we'll see what happens. 
36000   Passenger seat creaked and popped when turning corner (car flexes) when someone is in the seat. passenger side of the sunroof rattles when the sunroof is open in the back (the back side of the sunroof is up and open.) They tightened some bolts or plastic - I don't know exactly what they tightened, but it continues to rattle. Back to dealer. 
38000   Replaced Passenger seat frame because of clicking and popping from seat frame. 
47000   Engine check light and several other error lights were on. Caused by the gas cap not sealing correctly. Toyota dealer tested the cap and sensors, replaced the cap and reset the error messages. 
58000 US $26 engine check light and 2 others (VSC and slipping) flashing. Gas cap not sealing correctly. I had this problem last year when the gas cap was faulty and didn't lock and seal correctly. I replaced the gas cap and the error lights went away. 
67000   drivers side door lock actuator motor failed. replacement motor installed. 
77000   Gas cap not sealing properly. 3rd trip to the dealer for this issue. They pressure tested the system and replaced the gas cap (again). 
86300   Gas cap stopped locking and didn't seal. This is #4 gas cap for this truck. Dealer reported they installed a defective gas cap last year when the gas cap was replaced for the 3rd time. 
93000   Navigation unit - cd changer stopped working. 

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2008 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

236-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

Toyota 4Runner in North Carolina, United States
Oct 2008 - Sep 2010
10000 mi US $1 Driver's seat:annoying pop/crack noise when turning or braking. Dealer tightened "lean back clamps" but noise re-appeared after 100 miles. 4runner blog reveals a lot of 4runners have same seat noise issue. Toyota techs don't have a successful fix process. 
11000   Driver's seat continues to make a pop/crack noise when turning or braking. Toyota tech could not duplicate by driving the car around the dealer parking lot. Guess I'll live with this annoynace. 

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2008 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

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

Toyota 4Runner in Montana, United States
Jan 2009 - Jan 2013
27000 mi   Stock radio replaced under warranty. 
Toyota 4Runner in Nova Scotia, Canada
Nov 2010 - Dec 2012
12400 mi   Main heating circuit board needed to be replaced. 1400$ for part alone. Under warranty. 
Toyota 4Runner in Massachusetts, United States
May 2008 - Mar 2015
14000 mi   Emblem came off driver side door ( the "L" in Limited ) 
120000 US $1100 Full front brakes with rotors and calipers 
Toyota 4Runner in Michigan, United States
Jan 2009 - Mar 2015
8000 mi   Factory installed TomTom GPS was shorted out by TomTom.  
26300   Leather on driver seat threads unraveling, major cracking and spliting on top and side of seat 
37000   Several harnesses failed or improperly installed. Battery and voltage regulator replaced.  Seat cushion replaced. 
41000 US $101 Relay on harness repaired in September for the air bag, traction, and turn signals went out 
Toyota 4Runner in Nebraska, United States
Jul 2010 - Mar 2015
84000 mi US $30 reoccurring EVAP very small leak MIL, which also causes traction and stability control to shut off. Replaced fuel cap with aftermarket OEM replacement cap. 
105500   Replaced a leaking LR axle seal 
113000   Leaking front strut with tire wear. Since equipped with X-REAS system dealer said that all 4 struts and hydraulic lines must be replaced at the same time ($2300). Instead installed 4 aftermarket struts and removed X-REAS. 
125500   replaced leaking water pump replaced both front CV boots due to cracking Was getting ABS/Trac/VSC error lights and systems would shut off, fixed by replacing both a brake light switch and relay 

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