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2007 Toyota 4Runner repairs by problem area

Engine (26%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (16%)

Brakes and Traction Control (15%)

Suspension and Steering (11%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (19%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (6%)

Other (7%)

Chart based on 96 repairs.
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2007 Toyota 4Runner repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (11%)

$500 - $999 (41%)

$100 - $499 (41%)

< $100 (8%)

Chart based on 37 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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2007 Toyota 4Runner

Engine not specified

Toyota 4Runner in Georgia, United States
Dec 2015 - Apr 2016
Apr 2016

187000 mi

US $350
needed new pads, normal wear item 
Toyota 4Runner in Arizona, United States
Nov 2009 - Mar 2010
Dec 2009

33000 mi
Sunroof Rattle 

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2007 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

260-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed automatic RWD

Toyota 4Runner in Maryland, United States
Jun 2016 - Dec 2016
Dec 2016

104000 mi

US $700
Stuck front calipers, replaced both front calipers 

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2007 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

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

Toyota 4Runner in Minnesota, United States
May 2007 - Oct 2011
Aug 2011

53000 mi
Leaky water pump - replaced. Vehicle has vibration at 1400 rpms. Found out later service bulletin fixes sister vehicle (Lexus), but not the Toyota. 
Toyota 4Runner in California, United States
Jun 2011 - Apr 2012
Aug 2011

57500 mi

US $430
Knocking noise at idle in mornings (1st start of the day). Turned out to be Fuel Pulsation Dampener, also Fuel Pump not holding pressure. Fuel pump covered by warranty. Also got the gas pedal recall done, and the TSB for sulfur smell, replaced catalytic converter. 
Toyota 4Runner in British Columbia, Canada
Feb 2009 - Jun 2011
Jun 2011

29760 mi

C $600
Brakes, front axle. 
Toyota 4Runner in Alberta, Canada
Oct 2009 - Oct 2015
Aug 2009

15500 mi
Remove of Ipod feature. Didn't work properly and is a waste of money. 
Jun 2013

93000 mi

C $2136
Water Pump replaced. Driver side strut leaking rear axel shaft seal replaced. 
Jan 2014

106200 mi

C $1000
Catalytic converters need to be replaced. 
May 2014

109980 mi

C $1000
Catalytic converters needed to be replaced. Installed an aftermarket exhaust and punched out the cats. Getting better gas mileage so I don't know what is worse for the environment. More gas or no cats. 
Jan 2015

112840 mi

C $2400
Brake pads were less than 2mm and bearings needed to be replaced. Waiting 2 months to do the repairs. 
Oct 2015

119040 mi
Never repaired catalytic converter. 
Toyota 4Runner in New York, United States
Apr 2012 - Dec 2016
Sep 2012

71000 mi

US $500
wheel bearing and bushings 
Sep 2013

89000 mi

US $760
seal in transfer case leaked 
Nov 2014

95000 mi

US $100
Check engine light came on. Dealer did code check. ($65). Said it was the gas cap, they replaced it and reset the code. Around($100). 
Sep 2016

120000 mi

US $740
Needed cv boots both sides. And I replaced the calipers and pads. l added ss break lines. 
Toyota 4Runner in Alberta, Canada
Sep 2015 - Sep 2016
May 2016

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. 
Toyota 4Runner in Texas, United States
Nov 2011 - Dec 2016
Sep 2012

107000 mi

US $50
Rubber latch on SUV backdoor had melted, a known issue with 4Runners. Replaced the latch unit with a OEM part that now has superior rubber. 
Oct 2015

142000 mi

US $350
Transfer case front output seal leak. 
Toyota 4Runner in Illinois, United States
May 2015 - Aug 2016
Feb 2016

131000 mi

US $876
CV Boots leaking and were replaced. 
Toyota 4Runner in Texas, United States
Sep 2009 - Jan 2017
Oct 2010

55000 mi

US $100
rear hatch button melted and failed. 
Jun 2014

80000 mi

US $700
Replaced both front CV shafts 
Dec 2016

103000 mi

US $1800
Secondary air injection pump failure. 
Toyota 4Runner in New York, United States
Feb 2008 - Mar 2016
Nov 2008

20000 mi
Passenger airbag light intermittently turning on/off. 
Toyota 4Runner in Florida, United States
Dec 2010 - Jan 2011
Jul 2010

24000 mi
Drive train has a binding problem that is COMMON on this Sport V8 edition, 2007. It feels like a bump after you come to a complete stop. There is no fix and Toyota is aware of the problem and will not fix it! All they'll do is lube it. 
Toyota 4Runner in Ohio, United States
Jan 2015 - Dec 2016
Feb 2015

146000 mi

US $27
Check engine would illuminate. Tightening the gas cap would correct the problem for a little while. Replaced the gas cap. Suspected defective season on gas cap. Problem has not returned. 
Sep 2015

153000 mi
2 of 3 Heat shield fasteners worn through above the muffler. Removed the fasteners (10mm nuts) and placed fender washers behind them. Replaced fasteners. Total cost - 45 minutes in the garage. :-) 
Dec 2015

154000 mi

US $25
Front caliper bolts were seized. Shop needed to heat treat the bolts and use an impact wrench to get them loose. 
Feb 2016

156000 mi

US $350
Rear calipers were shot. Replaced both rear calipers with new loaded calipers and bled brake system. 
Toyota 4Runner in Ohio, United States
Jun 2012 - Dec 2016
Dec 2014

111000 mi

US $200
One week after an upgrade to install enhanced braking software, the idiot lights for the brake related systems came on. The dealer installed a new purge valve and gas cap to resolve the problem. 
Jul 2015

116000 mi

US $325
Replaced rear brake pads. 
Toyota 4Runner in California, United States
Jul 2008 - Dec 2016
Nov 2013

33000 mi
OHV cam gear problem 
Jun 2015

39000 mi

US $135
battery failed; replaced 
Toyota 4Runner in Kansas, United States
Sep 2013 - Dec 2016
Aug 2014

65000 mi

US $20
Faulty fuel cap. Set codes and MIL concerning evap emissions system. Second OEM fuel cap to fail since bought new. 

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2007 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

236-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

Toyota 4Runner in Kentucky, United States
Nov 2011 - Dec 2012
Dec 2012

70000 mi

US $300
warning lights 
Toyota 4Runner in California, United States
Jul 2014 - Jun 2015
Jun 2015

110000 mi

US $700
Replaced alternator and battery. 
Toyota 4Runner in Ohio, United States
Mar 2011 - Dec 2016
Jul 2013

84300 mi

US $320
During brake pad replacement the calipers could not open wide enough for the new pads...new calipers were installed. 
Toyota 4Runner in Texas, United States
Jun 2015 - Dec 2016
Sep 2016

128000 mi

US $500
Alternator went out, replaced alternator and belts 
Toyota 4Runner in California, United States
Jul 2009 - Nov 2016
Nov 2016

42000 mi

US $850
two senses for tires needed to be replaced. All four tires seriously cracked and leaked air (9 years tires with 42K miles) 
Toyota 4Runner in Florida, United States
Jan 2009 - Dec 2016
Feb 2009

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. 
Mar 2009

32000 mi
Park Assist system intermittantly alarms while in reverse although there is nothing in the way. 
Nov 2012

63500 mi

US $77
Lift gate switch failure. 
Mar 2013

67000 mi

US $550
Both front wheel bearings were worn out 
Dec 2013

73000 mi

US $279
aftermarket rotors installed earlier in same year failed. replaced with OEM parts. front wheel bearing that was replaced earlier in year had failed. Earlier replacement was with OEM parts. 
Toyota 4Runner in Oklahoma, United States
May 2007 - Nov 2014
Nov 2008

10000 mi
Hood latch lever became disengaged from mounting. Reinstalled. No parts required, snapped back in place.  
Toyota 4Runner in Texas, United States
Dec 2008 - Apr 2011
Sep 2010

51000 mi
Lift gate handle area started to become sticky and gummy. Material was breaking down and would turn fingers black when you touched it. Part was ordered to replace it.  
Toyota 4Runner in Hawaii, United States
Oct 2007 - Dec 2016
Mar 2010

36000 mi
Two center console lights under the climate control knobs. Got a quote for $200 for those. I will likely go without. 
Mar 2011

47000 mi
VSC TRAC light. They said VSC TRAC was the front brakes and turned the rotors and put on new pads. I think it was a simple reset and the other work was gravy for them. New gas cap for the CHECK ENGINE. Not repaired - license plate light, front marker light, I'll be doing those myself, possibly with LED replacements just to try them. 
Sep 2011

51000 mi
Replaced a headlight. 
Sep 2012

62000 mi

US $100
Three bulbs in dash replaced 
Dec 2016

70000 mi

US $20
Leaking gas cap 
Toyota 4Runner in Tennessee, United States
Jun 2015 - Oct 2016
May 2016

125000 mi

US $1400
Both front bearing assemblies replaced. Making a loud hum from front left. 

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2007 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

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

Toyota 4Runner in Tennessee, United States
Oct 2015 - Oct 2016
Feb 2016

146700 mi

US $120
Truck produced a slight shudder before shifting out of over drive at slow speeds. Exchanged all trans fluid with factory fluid; no leaks detected; appears prior owner under-filled trans at recent drain and fill. Problem solved. 
Toyota 4Runner in California, United States
Aug 2010 - Mar 2015
Jan 2010

23000 mi
Heavy Mechanical "clunking" sound when pulling a hard left turn. Defect was present since new. After 2 routine maintenance services, they have not been able to identify the root cause. 
Toyota 4Runner in Illinois, United States
Sep 2009 - Sep 2016
May 2015

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. 
Toyota 4Runner in Saskatchewan, Canada
Feb 2015 - Jan 2017
Sep 2016

146320 mi

C $700
Rattling underneath: exhaust heat shield loose, Caused by rusted bolts Front CV joint boots torn, gravel in joints. Replaced front axles. Detected during maintenance inspection (slight groaning noise prompted inspection). NB: This vehicle run about 30 percent on gravel roads - high wear. 
Dec 2016

152520 mi
Tailgate latch ordered 
Jan 2017

152520 mi
Tailgate: replaced latch (seized up, could not clean/repair). Also replaced rear wiper motor and arm: the shaft to which the arm attaches was broken long ago - as tailgate was opened for the latch, good time to replace, 
Toyota 4Runner in Arizona, United States
May 2012 - Sep 2016
Jan 2016

110000 mi

US $500
Brakes felt squishy 
Toyota 4Runner in Washington, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2013
Feb 2013

99300 mi
replace rear differential 
Toyota 4Runner in Alberta, Canada
Nov 2009 - Mar 2010
Dec 2009

17360 mi
VSA light on, check engine light on, VSA off light on; because of the gas tank cap rubber seal need to be replaced. 
Toyota 4Runner in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2007 - Dec 2016
Jan 2011

68700 mi

US $650
Wheel bearing Rotors and pads replaced 
Nov 2014

99000 mi

US $108
Rf wheel bearing replaced. Unusual wear due to hard off roading. 
Toyota 4Runner in Quebec, Canada
Aug 2009 - Jun 2015
Sep 2009

17360 mi
fog light replace bc of condensation in the light 
Mar 2010

22320 mi
rust on the tail gate.  
Mar 2011

33480 mi
replaced rear differential due to leak that was not able to be sealed 
Feb 2015

67540 mi

C $1050
Changed radiator Boot 
Toyota 4Runner in Colorado, United States
Oct 2007 - Dec 2016
Feb 2009

20000 mi
Sound coming from front right suspension. Could not replicate. Owner thinks it might be a CV joint. 
Toyota 4Runner in California, United States
Nov 2007 - Dec 2016
Dec 2007

1000 mi
broken wheel lugbolt- overtorqued 
May 2015

34000 mi

US $90
Faulty gas cap seal tripped check engine light Ran diagnostic, replaced gas cap 
Toyota 4Runner in Georgia, United States
Sep 2011 - Sep 2012
Nov 2011

54000 mi

US $700
Power steering pump went out 
Toyota 4Runner in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2011 - Sep 2016
May 2012

67700 mi

US $175
Oxygen sensor replaced. 
Dec 2014

95000 mi

US $250
Stuck left front caliper 
Toyota 4Runner in California, United States
Jun 2011 - Dec 2016
Jun 2013

56000 mi

US $130
Noticed dried coolant below water pump during routine inspection. Replaced water pump. Noticed hundreds black flecks in Toyota's "10-year/100k mi" factory filled coolant so flushed and refilled with Zerex Asian Vehicle coolant. 
Toyota 4Runner in California, United States
Dec 2011 - Dec 2016
Nov 2013

78000 mi
Rear hatch rubber sensor melted. Door wouldnt open as obstacle was jammed in door jamb. Latch still works, but sticky rubber residue on it. Also rigged a manual emergency opener incase latch gives way. 
Toyota 4Runner in Washington, United States
May 2007 - Apr 2014
Jun 2007

4000 mi
Excessive brake squeal Excessive brake squeal 
Toyota 4Runner in Colorado, United States
Oct 2007 - Dec 2016
Feb 2013

50000 mi

US $800
When I brought the truck in for a routine oil change, the tech noticed that the water pump was leaking. I'm out of warranty by time but it since I only had 49,000 miles, they tried to convince Toyota to warranty it. They didn't. 
Jun 2016

65000 mi

US $200
Thermostat gasket was leaking, required removing the intake manifold (and replacing that gasket too). 
Toyota 4Runner in Saskatchewan, Canada
Apr 2011 - Feb 2017
Aug 2012

68440 mi

C $250
Windshield on drivers side had a leak just below the grab handle. While raining for any duration longer than an hour it would begin to dribble in water (very small amount) on to the dash area. 
Feb 2014

92400 mi

C $40
interior bulb for dash display 
Toyota 4Runner in Florida, United States
Jan 2014 - Dec 2014
Jun 2014

135000 mi

US $40
The rear wheel seal required replacement. The gear oil was replaced at the same time. 

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