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2012 Toyota 4Runner repairs by problem area

Engine (17%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (0%)

Brakes and Traction Control (0%)

Suspension and Steering (8%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (25%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (42%)

Other (8%)

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2012 Toyota 4Runner repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (0%)

$100 - $499 (13%)

< $100 (88%)

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Chart based on 8 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2012 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

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

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

36000 mi
Electric running boards sticking in out position 
Apr 2016

40500 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

Toyota 4Runner in Michigan, United States
Oct 2013 - Jun 2018
Dec 2014

17000 mi
Plastic panel by right side of windshield (outside)loose. Repaired at no cost by dealer. Number of cosmetic/other issues: antenna occasionally makes noise at highway speed. Seats fabric showing signs of white stains not present when this used vehicle purchased. 
Sep 2015

22000 mi
Rear mirror loose, repaired and days later mirror rips off window taking piece of windshield glass. Likely due to improper installation when window replaced prior to purchase of this used vehicle 
Toyota 4Runner in Colorado, United States
Oct 2012 - Jun 2018
Nov 2012

200 mi
dealer checked steering but could not replicate the issue. 
Feb 2014

23300 mi
Windshield makes piping noises at certian tempatures. Dealer did my regular mtx but did not have time to look at the windshield. I will have to bring it back. Not a major issue but can be very annoying. 
Toyota 4Runner in California, United States
Oct 2013 - Jun 2018
Jul 2015

121700 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

Toyota 4Runner in Texas, United States
Oct 2012 - Apr 2016
Oct 2012

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 
Feb 2014

30400 mi
seat foam failed on drivers seat. Replaced it for free 
Apr 2016

68000 mi
Fuel Sending unit shorted out disabling the vehicle. The dealer replaced it under the extended warranty. The dealer didn't fix the 4Runner correctly. Left me stranded a few hours after picking it up. Traded it. 

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