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2009 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

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

Toyota 4Runner in Wisconsin, United States
- Jul 2015
Dec 2012

60020 mi

US $55
A suspected water leak was really normal drainage. 
Jul 2015

96000 mi

US $890
Fixed electric short to rear hatch control module. 

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2009 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

236-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

Toyota 4Runner in North Carolina, United States
- Oct 2011
Oct 2011

35200 mi

US $5
Oil seep/leak developed on right front near timing chain seal. Repaired under warranty. I included $5 for gas in cost to drive to/from dealer 

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2009 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

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

Toyota 4Runner in South Carolina, United States
- Dec 2015
Dec 2015

91000 mi

US $33
Check engine light showed small EVAP leak. Replaced fuel cap and reset light. 

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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
Jul 2011

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 Nebraska, United States
Jul 2014 - Jun 2018
Nov 2014

74300 mi

US $50
Engine light came on 1 week after dealer completed routine maintenance. Took it in, they told me the seal was worn out on the gas cap and wanted $150. Most of that was running the computer. car was certified used I only had to pay $50. 
May 2015

82000 mi

US $170
Rack and pinion leaking, dealership service completely replaced. Was covered by certified used warranty, but I had to pay flush. 
Toyota 4Runner in Washington, United States
Feb 2014 - Feb 2014
Feb 2014

100000 mi

US $1500
new calipers 
Toyota 4Runner in Minnesota, United States
Mar 2013 - Mar 2014
May 2013

60000 mi

US $750
Clunk noise when stopping and starting 
Toyota 4Runner in Texas, United States
Nov 2010 - Jun 2018
Aug 2016

100000 mi

US $680
Right front wheel bearing noisy 
Toyota 4Runner in North Carolina, United States
Nov 2013 - Dec 2015
Nov 2015

70600 mi

US $1100
Water pump failed and leaked coolant. Pump itself is only a couple hundred bucks but it is driven by timing belt which is labor intensive (timing belt replaced as well) 
Toyota 4Runner in California, United States
Oct 2008 - Mar 2016
Mar 2011

38000 mi

US $3600
Clean varnish from heads and replace one valve. Dealer claims problem caused by "bad gas" and would not honor warranty. 
Mar 2014

86000 mi
Driver door remote lock/unlock failed 
Jun 2014

90000 mi
Replaced right front door remote operated door lock. Replaced home link garage door opener. 
Feb 2016

121000 mi

US $300
Replaced left front axle shaft 
Toyota 4Runner in Georgia, United States
May 2008 - Mar 2017
Jun 2008

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. 
May 2009

20000 mi
Driver's seat continues to squeak/rattle when truck flexes. 
Jun 2009

20000 mi
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. 
Jan 2010

33000 mi
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. 
Mar 2010

35000 mi
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. 
Apr 2010

36000 mi
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. 
May 2010

38000 mi
Replaced Passenger seat frame because of clicking and popping from seat frame. 
Dec 2010

47000 mi
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. 
Jul 2011

58000 mi

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. 
Mar 2012

67000 mi
drivers side door lock actuator motor failed. replacement motor installed. 
Mar 2013

77000 mi
Gas cap not sealing properly. 3rd trip to the dealer for this issue. They pressure tested the system and replaced the gas cap (again). 
Feb 2014

86100 mi
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. 
Dec 2014

93000 mi
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 Texas, United States
Mar 2017 - Mar 2018
Feb 2018

111000 mi

US $1100
normal maintenance [brakes] 
Toyota 4Runner in California, United States
Sep 2013 - Dec 2017
Jul 2014

93300 mi
Back hatch handle had become gummy and sticky to the touch over time. Finally had it replaced. 
Toyota 4Runner in North Carolina, United States
Oct 2008 - Sep 2010
Jun 2009

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. 
Jul 2009

11000 mi
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 Delaware, United States
May 2008 - Feb 2016
Mar 2014

114000 mi

US $22
Lights in climate control display burned out and needed to be replaced. 
Feb 2016

135000 mi
Wet passenger side floor mat after rain. Rumble strip vibration between 4th and 5th gear under light load. 
Toyota 4Runner in Massachusetts, United States
May 2008 - Aug 2015
Aug 2008

14000 mi
Emblem came off driver side door ( the "L" in Limited ) 
Dec 2014

120000 mi

US $1100
Full front brakes with rotors and calipers 
Jun 2015

127000 mi

US $650
Transmission hose leak 
Toyota 4Runner in Nova Scotia, Canada
Nov 2010 - Dec 2016
Dec 2010

12400 mi
Main heating circuit board needed to be replaced. 1400$ for part alone. Under warranty. 
Aug 2014

57320 mi

C $1800
Two front calipers seized at certain extent. Replaced both. 
Jul 2016

89560 mi

C $700
both cv axcls were leaking. struts were bouncy. changed two front axcleside and all 4 shocks and struts. 
Toyota 4Runner in Michigan, United States
Jan 2009 - Sep 2018
Sep 2009

8000 mi
Factory installed TomTom GPS was shorted out by TomTom.  
Jan 2011

84500 mi
Leather on driver seat threads unraveling, major cracking and spliting on top and side of seat 
Sep 2011

37000 mi
Several harnesses failed or improperly installed. Battery and voltage regulator replaced.  Seat cushion replaced. 
Dec 2011

41000 mi

US $101
Relay on harness repaired in September for the air bag, traction, and turn signals went out 
Apr 2016

100800 mi

US $1200
water pump, drive belt, radiator, recall 
Jul 2016

105200 mi

US $589
Replace front driver axle 
Oct 2016

106300 mi

US $628
replace other half of front axle 
Sep 2017

116000 mi

US $100
brackets along muffler and frame broken 
Dec 2017

123000 mi

US $20
Left turn signal bulb. Mybe 15 to 20 minutes. The battery had to be removed. Maintenance light. 
Jun 2018

128000 mi

US $60
A bracket that held part of the pipe running into muffler. It just broke.It was not rusted or anything . 
Sep 2018

131000 mi

US $967
Brake repair  with axle parts 
Toyota 4Runner in Montana, United States
Jan 2009 - Jul 2016
Sep 2010

27000 mi
Stock radio replaced under warranty. 
Oct 2015

122500 mi

US $400
both rear axles were replaced 
Jul 2016

146000 mi

US $4000
Car stopped running in July. Over fueling, dumping too much fuel into catalytic converter, cause as yet to be determined, possible computer or timing chain issue. Through January mechanic has put over $3,000 into it, and will be buying it when done. 
Toyota 4Runner in Nebraska, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2018
Feb 2011

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. 
Nov 2012

105500 mi

US $240
Replaced a leaking LR axle seal 
Sep 2013

113000 mi
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. Noise from new replacement struts, most likely due to improper tightening of top nut. 
Feb 2015

125800 mi

US $299
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 
Toyota 4Runner in Minnesota, United States
Aug 2010 - Mar 2015
Dec 2013

79000 mi
replaced passenger side front power window switch 
Toyota 4Runner in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2012 - Jun 2018
Sep 2016

32240 mi

C $150
Calipers 
Toyota 4Runner in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2008 - Oct 2015
Oct 2015

101000 mi

US $135
Battery needed to be replaced. Original battery was 7 hrs old with 100k+ miles on it. 
Toyota 4Runner in Florida, United States
Aug 2017 - Jan 2019
Sep 2017

101000 mi
Sun roof leaking into interior cab. Substantial rust around sun roof inside the vehicle. Dealer replaced entire assembly as part of purchase. 
Jan 2018

105000 mi

US $2100
Had to replace both engine knock sensors after receiving error code P0327. Also replaced a leaking water pump and serpentine belt. 
Toyota 4Runner in Utah, United States
Jan 2017 - Jun 2018
Jul 2017

151000 mi

US $400
Both front CV Axles were replaced because the shop said they showed wear and grease was leaking and would soon be dry and cause problems. 
Oct 2017

154000 mi

US $400
Replaced a leaking water pump and radiator. 
Toyota 4Runner in Colorado, United States
Dec 2012 - Jun 2018
Oct 2017

124000 mi

US $300
Replace CV shafts 
Toyota 4Runner in Colorado, United States
Dec 2011 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

179000 mi

US $13
Rubber tailgate latch cover was turning to mush, ordered a new one on amazon for $13 and two screws later back to new. 
Toyota 4Runner in New Jersey, United States
Jun 2014 - Jun 2018
Jun 2014

69000 mi
a/c was not cold 
Toyota 4Runner in Alabama, United States
Dec 2012 - Jul 2016
Nov 2012

45000 mi

US $125
Check Engine Light was related to a faulty fuel cap that allowed oxygen to enter the engine and set of check engine light. Replaced Fuel Cap 
Toyota 4Runner in Illinois, United States
Dec 2008 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

154000 mi

US $500
Front passenger side axle outer boot torn. Dealer replaced complete passenger side axle (claimed cheaper than just boot replacement). 
Toyota 4Runner in Illinois, United States
Oct 2015 - Jun 2016
Nov 2015

85000 mi

US $560
water pump was starting to leak. 
Jun 2016

90000 mi

US $600
drivers side front cv joint leaking grease. total replace 
Toyota 4Runner in Ohio, United States
May 2016 - Jun 2018
May 2016

95000 mi

US $70
The front stabilizer links were worn out. 
Toyota 4Runner in Utah, United States
Dec 2015 - Jun 2018
Jun 2016

136000 mi

US $156
There was a noise on turning to left or right. A bolt was missing. 
Dec 2017

140000 mi

US $150
there was a leak. 
Toyota 4Runner in Pennsylvania, United States
Apr 2015 - Jun 2018
Jun 2015

105000 mi

US $80
While replacing brake pads and rotors, found that the front passenger caliper had a seized piston (the inner rearward piston). Bought new brake calipers for all the wheels to head off any further issues. Everything is good now. 
May 2017

167000 mi

US $80
Found the front driver side brake caliper had a seized piston. (Previously the passenger side was seized.) Replaced both front brake calipers. 
Aug 2017

172000 mi

US $3245
4 wheel drive high would not actuate while in motion and would not actuate into 4 low at all. Replaced the 4wd actuator motor on the transfer case and the actuator switch on the front differential. 4 high and 4 low will both actuate, but still will not engage properly while in motion. Still to diagnose this last issue which is probably related to the collision with the dump truck in 2016. Boots on front half shafts were blown on the inboard CV. Replaced the half shafts. Grinding noise from front of car. Noise went away when cornering to one side. Replaced both front wheel hubs with pre-assembled Dorman hubs. 
May 2018

206000 mi

US $300
Had to replace front shock eye bushings on both sides. The rubber had worn and the bolt was no longer centered. This was to save the Xreas shocks. This time the driver rear and the passenger front calipers had seized pistons. Replaced all calipers with Stoptech branded ones. Painted all calipers and made sure to grease around all piston boots during Stoptech Z36 pad installation. Hope this lasts longer than one year... 
Toyota 4Runner in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2011 - Jun 2019
Jun 2017

87000 mi

US $450
Sunroof gasket improperly sealed to glass and frame assembly, resulting in rust of the frame the holds the glass. Rust expanded the seals resulting in binding of the sunroof mechanism. 

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2007 Toyota 4Runner

Engine not specified

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 AWD w/low range

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 California, United States
Jul 2008 - Apr 2017
Nov 2013

33000 mi
OHV cam gear problem 
Jun 2015

39000 mi

US $135
battery failed; replaced 
Toyota 4Runner in Alberta, Canada
Sep 2015 - Sep 2016
May 2016

125000 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 Maryland, United States
Jun 2016 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

104000 mi

US $700
Stuck front calipers, replaced both front calipers 
Toyota 4Runner in Texas, United States
Nov 2011 - Jun 2018
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

141000 mi

US $350
Transfer case front output seal leak. 
Jul 2017

172000 mi

US $380
Belt tensioner broken. 
Mar 2018

184000 mi

US $1100
Charcoal filter was replaced, but the 5 engine codes re-appeared 3 days after filter replacement. Next move will be to replace the fuel tank. 
Jun 2018

191000 mi

US $100
Rear window no longer rolls down or up due to rear door locking motor pushing door back out. The repair attempt by the mechanic was unsuccessful. Issue remains. 
Toyota 4Runner in New York, United States
Apr 2012 - Mar 2018
Sep 2012

71000 mi

US $500
wheel bearing and bushings 
Sep 2013

89000 mi

US $760
seal in transfer case leaked 
Nov 2014

97000 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. 
Sep 2017

129000 mi

US $667
Secondary air intake bank a and b stuck open 
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 - Feb 2018
Feb 2015

145700 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. :-) 
Feb 2016

155700 mi

US $350
Rear calipers were shot. Replaced both rear calipers with new loaded calipers and bled brake system. 
Mar 2017

170000 mi

US $800
Alternator went. Must have been going for a little while because it took out the battery, rubbed the serpentine belt.  Mechanic also found tensioner and idler pulley were also highly worn and needed replaced. 
Feb 2018

180000 mi

US $540
Front calipers were replaced. Replaced front rotors and pads. 
Toyota 4Runner in Ohio, United States
Jun 2012 - Jun 2018
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. 
Mar 2018

152000 mi

US $1550
Had front axles repaired Had rear shocks replaced 
Toyota 4Runner in British Columbia, Canada
Feb 2009 - Jun 2011
Jun 2011

29760 mi

C $600
Brakes, front axle. 
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 - Jun 2018
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 South Carolina, United States
Mar 2015 - Jun 2018
Dec 2017

117000 mi

US $1900
Air injection pump and valves. 
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 Illinois, United States
May 2014 - Mar 2018
Mar 2018

91000 mi

US $2400
CV axles replaced up front (left and right) as they were leaking 
Toyota 4Runner in Kansas, United States
Sep 2013 - Jun 2018
Aug 2014

66400 mi

US $20
Faulty fuel cap. Set codes and MIL concerning evap emissions system. Second OEM fuel cap to fail since bought new. 
Feb 2018

108000 mi

US $20
Faulty fuel cap. Set codes and MIL concerning evap emissions system. Third OEM fuel cap to fail since car bought new in 2007. 
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

105800 mi

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

109280 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 California, United States
Jun 2011 - Apr 2012
Aug 2011

57300 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 Colorado, United States
Oct 2016 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

132000 mi

US $725
cv axles 
Toyota 4Runner in Ontario, Canada
May 2014 - Jul 2018
Oct 2017

113460 mi
engine failure, car is still at shop, sensor and computer replacements unsuccessful. looking for a replacement engine, but hard to find nearby with reasonable mileage. 
Jul 2018

113460 mi

C $1600
camshaft position sensor replaced, adjust timing belt and camshaft positions, problems caused by another shop new ECU installed 

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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 Ohio, United States
Mar 2011 - Jun 2018
Jul 2013

84200 mi

US $320
During brake pad replacement the calipers could not open wide enough for the new pads...new calipers were installed. 
Oct 2017

122000 mi

US $900
brakes and rotors and calipers 
Toyota 4Runner in California, United States
Jul 2009 - Apr 2018
May 2016

42000 mi

US $20
just replace the four tires. I probably entered it twice. But only done one time 
Jul 2016

42000 mi
The back door switch for open and close has a rubber cover. That rubber cover is actually melted - when I open or close the back door, push that feeling like pushing in a electrician's putty. 
Nov 2016

42500 mi

US $850
two sensors for tires needed to be replaced. All four tires seriously cracked and leaked air (9 years tires with 42K miles) 
Toyota 4Runner in Georgia (nation)
Aug 2017 - Sep 2018
Aug 2018

136400 mi

$700
Replaced rear differential assembly 
Toyota 4Runner in California, United States
Jul 2014 - Mar 2017
Jun 2015

110000 mi

US $700
Replaced alternator and battery. 
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 Hawaii, United States
Oct 2007 - Jun 2018
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
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 
Aug 2017

80000 mi

US $400
Blower motor replaced 
Toyota 4Runner in Louisiana, United States
May 2007 - Mar 2010
Toyota 4Runner in Texas, United States
Jun 2015 - Jun 2018
Sep 2016

128000 mi

US $500
Alternator went out, replaced alternator and belts 
Toyota 4Runner in Florida, United States
Jan 2009 - Jun 2018
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. While in shop for park assist problem, technician disconnected the cable to the fuel door release so fuel could not be added. Service writer fixed the problem during return trip. 
Nov 2012

63700 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
front wheel bearing that was replaced earlier in year had failed. Earlier replacement was with OEM parts. 
Mar 2017

100000 mi

US $150
Check engine, ABS, Traction, & stability lights on. Problem was worn gas cap which was replaced. 
Mar 2018

104000 mi

US $600
Power steering pressure hose was leaking fluid. 
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 Tennessee, United States
Jun 2015 - Jul 2018
May 2016

124700 mi

US $1400
Both front bearing assemblies replaced. Making a loud hum from front left. 
Oct 2017

185000 mi

US $2300
Front brakes with both calipers and rotors replaced. Passenger side stabilizer bar bent. Replaced 

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2007 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

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

Toyota 4Runner in Illinois, United States
Sep 2009 - Apr 2018
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. 
Mar 2017

114000 mi

US $450
Front brake lower piston rusted and seized in the caliper. I had to replace both front calipers. Appears to be know problem with this Gen 4runner 
Aug 2017

180000 mi

US $486
Alternator was not charging the battery 
Toyota 4Runner in Alberta, Canada
Nov 2009 - Jun 2018
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. 
Jun 2018

110980 mi
Replaced water pump grease leaking, [tie rod] replaced 
Toyota 4Runner in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2007 - Jun 2018
Jan 2011

98300 mi

US $650
Wheel bearing 
Nov 2014

99000 mi

US $108
Rf wheel bearing replaced. Unusual wear due to hard off roading. 
Toyota 4Runner in California, United States
Nov 2007 - Jun 2018
Dec 2007

1000 mi
over-torqued and fractured lug bolts 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 Colorado, United States
Oct 2007 - Jun 2018
Feb 2009

20000 mi
Sound coming from front right suspension. Could not replicate. Owner thinks it might be a CV joint. 
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

67240 mi

C $1050
Changed radiator Boot 
Toyota 4Runner in Colorado, United States
Oct 2007 - Jun 2018
Feb 2013

49500 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). 
Mar 2018

70000 mi

US $800
Leaking rear shock Leaking water pump 
Toyota 4Runner in New York, United States
Nov 2008 - Jun 2018
Jul 2017

81000 mi

US $250
Radiator was leaking on drivers side, lower. Replaced with Denso, new hoses, t-stat, cap and new Toyota fluid. Pump had no leaks. 
Aug 2017

81000 mi

US $664
Drivers Inner boot was torn on smaller clamp side and leaking. Replaced inner and outer boot with Toyota parts. Very messy job but got it done. Pass. side is still fine but will need to be replaced at some point as the boot is dry rotted and slightly cracking. Car has been wandering and handling fairly badly for a little while. Mostly noticeable on longer highway drives. Entire front end (ball joints, bushings, wheel bearings, etc) was checked with no issues. Steering rack bushings are a bit worn. Replaced all 4 shocks with aftermarket. Seemed to help for a week and then the problem was noticed again. Should have replaced the coils as well. 
Toyota 4Runner in New York, United States
Mar 2014 - Sep 2017
Mar 2017

116000 mi

US $45
Replaced rear door open button (located below the license plate light). 
Toyota 4Runner in Connecticut, United States
Feb 2017 - Sep 2018
Apr 2017

104000 mi

US $45
Replace rear window weatherstripping 
Sep 2017

112000 mi

US $110
OEM battery showing signs of leakage. Found casing cracked under retainer strap. Also replace positive terminal clamp on cable, as it had been significantly corroded away. I believe the battery retainer strap was over tightened by mechanic when the battery was changed. 
Nov 2017

120000 mi

US $20
Track fault in TPMS system. Light constantly on. Added jumper to ECU harness to turn light off until this spring when getting new rims, tpms sensors and tires. 
Dec 2017

120000 mi

US $350
Replace leaking radiator Flush cooling system 
Sep 2018

136000 mi

US $900
New pads, rotors and calipers in front L&R Replace both front half shafts. Outers had torn, ran them until noisy and had replaced. Saved labor on front end work as system repairs overlap. 
Toyota 4Runner in New Jersey, United States
May 2013 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

68000 mi

US $700
calipers 
Toyota 4Runner in Michigan, United States
Jul 2017 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

73000 mi

US $100
Had to free up 4wd/low range actuators. Lack of use under the previous ownership left them sticky and immovable. Fixed with electricity and logic; I applied 15v direct to the actuator motors via the computer control harness. I win... I rule. 
Mar 2018

181000 mi

US $10
These vehicles are known to be corrosion-prone, especially the frames, and my Michigan-all-its-life example sure shows that. I try and stay on top of it with CorrosionX and it's mostly working, but ongoing effort is required. 
Toyota 4Runner in Washington, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2013
Feb 2013

101400 mi
replace rear differential 
Toyota 4Runner in Colorado, United States
Mar 2010 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

165000 mi

US $475
Replaced all four rubber boots on front axel including two CV boots, aligned front end. 
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 Minnesota, United States
Jan 2012 - Jun 2018
Jan 2018

112000 mi

US $250
CV boot leaking, CV axle shaft replaced 
Toyota 4Runner in California, United States
Jun 2011 - Jun 2017
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 Georgia, United States
Sep 2011 - Sep 2012
Nov 2011

54000 mi

US $700
Power steering pump went out 
Toyota 4Runner in Saskatchewan, Canada
Apr 2011 - Jul 2018
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

92000 mi

C $40
interior bulb for dash display 
Feb 2017

130200 mi

C $500
Needed new pads, rotors machined, front and back brakes crank seal leak, new gasket, oil leak from gasket led to replacement of idle tensioners on belt (shop did not inform me of problem, I noticed noise from failing tensioner after their initial work) 
Jul 2018

153760 mi

C $210
driver seat side bolster was blown out upholstery new leather panel sewn in 
Toyota 4Runner in Tennessee, United States
Oct 2015 - Jul 2019
Feb 2016

146000 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. 
Sep 2017

168000 mi

US $50
Rear shocks went out after having been replaced at 120,000 miles. May be due to heavy towing combined with off-road use. Gas strut broke off the rear hatch sending the strut through window shattering it. The strut was replaced preventatively only 10,000 miles prior. Needless to say I'm trying a non-Toyota sourced part this time. 
Nov 2018

179000 mi

US $100
Driver rear axel seal. Replaced axel seal for drained and filled the rear differential. 
Toyota 4Runner in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2011 - Dec 2017
May 2012

67000 mi

US $175
Oxygen sensor replaced. 
Dec 2014

95000 mi

US $250
Stuck left front caliper 
Toyota 4Runner in Saskatchewan, Canada
Feb 2015 - Jun 2018
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 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, 
Mar 2017

157480 mi

C $120
Rear right brake caliper seized. Replaced caliper and pads. 
Dec 2017

173600 mi

C $1000
Lower control arm replaced followed by alignment. Had bad front left lower ball joint. 
Feb 2018

178560 mi

C $700
oil seals Stabilizer bar bushings loose, replaced. Made clonking/rattling noise from time to time on drivers side front. 
Apr 2018

179800 mi

C $110
rear right caliper seized. NAPA part fitted a year ago 
Toyota 4Runner in California, United States
Dec 2011 - Mar 2019
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. 
Jan 2019

102000 mi

US $131
Replaced exterior window belt trim for all 4 windows due to the front ones wearing due to age. 
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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2006 Toyota 4Runner

Engine not specified

Toyota 4Runner in Virginia, United States
Dec 2012 - Dec 2013
Oct 2013

111300 mi

US $450
calipers front 
Toyota 4Runner 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 Texas, United States
- Apr 2008
Apr 2008 Steering shaft replaced under warranty 

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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 - Jul 2017
Jul 2017

93000 mi

US $300
O-2 sensor 
Toyota 4Runner in Florida, United States
Feb 2009 - Mar 2012
Jul 2010

71800 mi

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

63200 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 - Jun 2018
Oct 2015

79200 mi

US $400
Power steering pump replaced, was making noise 

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2006 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

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

Toyota 4Runner in Alabama, United States
Dec 2012 - Jun 2018
Jan 2013

120700 mi
Replaced backlight for the climate control LCD. Factory Amplifier failed. 
Jul 2013

96700 mi

US $50
Replaced bad water inlet seal and thermostat. Roof rack cap fell off. 
Mar 2018

148000 mi

US $700
Power steering leak. Power steering hoses were replaced. 
Jun 2018

152000 mi

US $1000
Leaking steering rack replaced. 
Toyota 4Runner in California, United States
Dec 2014 - Jun 2018
Aug 2015

127300 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 
Nov 2016

154100 mi

US $500
cracked radiator. replaced with aftermarket. 
Toyota 4Runner in Florida, United States
Feb 2014 - Sep 2018
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. 
Sep 2018

111000 mi

US $100
TPMS sensor ran out of batteries, replaced sensor 
Toyota 4Runner in California, United States
May 2013 - Jun 2018
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 Iowa, United States
Apr 2013 - Oct 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 Alaska, United States
Feb 2008 - Jun 2013
Mar 2009

10000 mi
Replaced catalytic converters due to sulfur smell. 
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 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 
Toyota 4Runner in Washington, United States
Aug 2008 - Jun 2018
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. 
Apr 2012

67000 mi
The 4 bolts on the engine skid plate had been stripped from use of air wrench to remove and replace them during oil changes. 11 of 13 services had been done by selling dealer. They re-tapped and/or re-configure 3 of the 4 bolts at no charge. 
May 2016

107300 mi

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

196400 mi

US $1500
EGR air pump and valve failure 
Toyota 4Runner in Saskatchewan, Canada
Feb 2011 - Jun 2018
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

118000 mi

C $90
Loose/rusted heat shield above muffler 
Sep 2017

133300 mi

C $450
Front right axle replaced due to failed cv boot 
Mar 2018

139500 mi

C $500
Seized rear caliper. Replaced both rear calipers, discs and pads. 
Toyota 4Runner in Georgia, United States
May 2011 - Jun 2018
Apr 2015

113500 mi

US $68
passenger side cv axle boot was torn. Bought complete new cv axle and installed myself. 
Sep 2016

135000 mi

US $265
Alternator failed. Replaced with toyota remanufactured. 
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 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 Pennsylvania, United States
May 2016 - Oct 2016
Aug 2016

184000 mi

US $500
Frozen brake calipers. Replaced all four. Replaced front brake lines. 
Oct 2016

185000 mi

US $100
Rusted hardware. Needed replacement. 

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2006 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

236-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

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 California, United States
Mar 2015 - Jun 2017
Jul 2016

94000 mi

US $832
oil leak, valve gasket and oil pan gasket replaced 
Toyota 4Runner in Arizona, United States
Oct 2012 - Jun 2016
Aug 2013

123000 mi

US $150
Brake Light switch replacement 
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
Mar 2017 - Sep 2018
May 2018

290000 mi

US $500
New brake rotors & pads.  New brackets for drivetrain. 
Toyota 4Runner in California, United States
Dec 2015 - Jun 2018
Jun 2017

172000 mi

US $100
Frozen Calipers 
Toyota 4Runner in Texas, United States
Sep 2015 - Nov 2017
Oct 2017

149000 mi

US $1500
DTC codes saying heated O2 sensor, actually two bad Cats. Cats and headers are 1 piece. Previous repair to Cats and welds from different metals, Possible air leak into exhaust flow damaged Cat's. Bought a set of Flowmater Cats installed as replacement. Should have done this repair earlier. Engine runs like new. 
Toyota 4Runner in Texas, United States
Jul 2009 - Jun 2018
Feb 2013

80000 mi

US $650
broken strut 
May 2016

115100 mi

US $430
alternator failed. 
Toyota 4Runner in Texas, United States
Sep 2010 - Dec 2013
Oct 2010

38000 mi
Clogged condensation drain. 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. 

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2006 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

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

Toyota 4Runner in Tennessee, United States
Feb 2012 - Jun 2019
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

141300 mi

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

143000 mi

US $440
Upstream o2 sensor- different than the one previously replaced, but on same side 
Sep 2017

151500 mi

US $500
Refreshed the A/C system. Blowing ice cold now. First time I've had to do this 
Jan 2018

155500 mi

US $995
Both front wheel bearings were replaced. They were grinding pretty hard for a few hundred miles. I only thought the passenger side was bad as it grinded harder when I turned left, but the maintenance guy replaced the passenger one first and it only lessened the noise a little bit. After replacing both it feels like a new car. Rear brake pads/rotors done at same time. Ready for another 100k miles now! 
Feb 2018

155000 mi

US $375
Alternator went bad. Lots of whining from the engine bay and the battery warning light came on. Drop in MPG as well. Fixed now! 
May 2019

167000 mi

US $2000
Replace calipers, lines, rotors, and pads all around. Majority of calipers were sticking (known issue on front calipers). Also topped off AC. 
Toyota 4Runner in California, United States
Feb 2008 - Jun 2018
Aug 2016

101000 mi

US $460
Radiator Replaced 
Toyota 4Runner in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2012 - Sep 2012
Sep 2012

143000 mi
Inner CV boot ripped Transmission cooler line ft under radiator, Radiator, Transmission fluid. Heat shield above muffler, Exhaust gasket all had to be replaced 
Toyota 4Runner in Kansas, United States
Oct 2011 - Sep 2016
Apr 2013

115800 mi

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

124700 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

148500 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 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 Ontario, Canada
Aug 2010 - May 2013
Dec 2012

104160 mi

C $200
The shields over the catalytic converter needed replacing. 
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 New Jersey, United States
Dec 2010 - Sep 2017
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. 
Apr 2017

144000 mi

US $1100
Frozen front calipers - again. Both front calipers pads and rotors replaced, rear pads and fluid flush. While apart I had a front CV axle replaced which had a torn boot for about 2 years (but was still driving fine). 
Toyota 4Runner in Ohio, United States
Feb 2008 - Dec 2015
May 2014

150600 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 Arizona, United States
Jan 2016 - Jun 2018
Jun 2017

137000 mi

US $500
CV Joint boots completely torn open. Replaced both axles. 
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 2018
Nov 2011

86000 mi

US $10
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) 
Jun 2017

141000 mi

US $300
Replaced exhaust 
Toyota 4Runner in Washington, United States
Mar 2017 - Apr 2018
Mar 2017

110000 mi
Brakes make squeaking noise while braking lightly. Replaced "caliper parts kit". Fixed for approx 3-4 weeks. Vehicle will be returning for repair again. 
May 2017

112000 mi

US $1200
Brake noise was diagnosed as a failing wheel bearing that bent an axle shaft. Axle shaft and wheel bearing replaced, problem seems to be resolved. 
Apr 2018

117000 mi

US $100
Alternator failed, replaced with OEM refurbished 
Toyota 4Runner in New Jersey, United States
Sep 2014 - Jun 2018
Oct 2014

87200 mi

US $600
Driver and Passenger axles needed replace. 
Toyota 4Runner in Colorado, United States
Sep 2009 - Jun 2011
Oct 2009

45000 mi

US $250
Remove and replace front tie rod ends Front left window regulator replaced. 
Toyota 4Runner in California, United States
Mar 2009 - Mar 2010
Apr 2009

47000 mi
replaced shocks. All four were leaking fluid. 
Toyota 4Runner in California, United States
Jul 2014 - Jul 2018
Feb 2015

125000 mi

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

141300 mi

US $400
Alternator went out 
May 2016

151600 mi

US $350
Rotors warped, calipers seized 
Jul 2018

169000 mi

US $650
XREAS system was shot, replaced entire suspension with conventional shocks/struts 3/4 CV boots leaking. Replaced both CV axles with OEM remanufactured axles Lower control arms replaced. Cam bolts seized 
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

113700 mi

US $400
Replace driver side front wheel bearing 
Toyota 4Runner in New Mexico, United States
Mar 2014 - Apr 2017
Oct 2015

147200 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 Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2015 - Apr 2017
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

150700 mi

US $80
Heat shield for catalytic converter finally rusted off and fell into the drive shaft cavity, causing a horrible scraping sound. 
Sep 2016

160000 mi

US $695
Slipping, shuddering. Tech found shards of metal in transmission fluid Truck failed to start sometimes 
Dec 2016

180000 mi

US $180
Boot on axle ripped and exposed U-joint. Axle replaced. 
Toyota 4Runner in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2016 - Jul 2019
May 2016

73320 mi

C $150
pulsating in brakes caused by seized caliper (one of four pistons). replaced with new pads. pulsating is gone.  
Feb 2017

93000 mi

C $60
seized rear caliper replaced & pads 
Oct 2017

99820 mi
bypassed leaking cooler line under front skid plate. trans ran fine even though was down 2L! topped up & ran new copper line in place of steel 
Jan 2018

107880 mi

C $250
1 caliper seized. Brakes pulsating so new rotors & pads 
Toyota 4Runner in Texas, United States
Feb 2009 - Apr 2017
Mar 2013

118000 mi

US $15
Dashboard bulb 
Dec 2016

163000 mi

US $450
Front wheel bearings and hubs 
Toyota 4Runner in California, United States
Apr 2016 - Feb 2018
Apr 2016

158000 mi

US $1700
Head gasket, exhaust manifold 
Dec 2016

167000 mi

US $20
door actuator on 2 doors, I did the repair myself, this would have cost $1000 at the dealer FYI. 
May 2017

172000 mi

US $900
CV boot 
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 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 Hampshire, United States
Jul 2008 - Jul 2018
Jul 2018

60000 mi

US $1000
Brake Calipers replacement 
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

62200 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 Michigan, United States
Aug 2008 - Mar 2015
Mar 2013

81000 mi

US $40
Exhaust tip rusted off muffler. 
Nov 2013

86100 mi
Drivers side Tie-rod replaced 
Apr 2014

89500 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 Iowa, United States
Sep 2013 - Sep 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 Oregon, United States
Jul 2014 - Jun 2018
Jan 2017

128802 mi

US $150
LEDs in left tail light were going out 

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2006 Toyota 4Runner 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 4WD

Toyota 4Runner in Peru
Mar 2008 - Mar 2010
Apr 2008

46500 mi
Cold air from AC not blowing through driver´s side, only blowing through passenger side. 

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2005 Toyota 4Runner

Engine not specified

Toyota 4Runner in California, United States
Nov 2007 - Mar 2010
Dec 2007

36000 mi
sunroof rattle, replaced new by manufacturer 

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2005 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

270-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed automatic RWD

Toyota 4Runner in Michigan, United States
Jul 2015 - Jun 2018
Oct 2016

128200 mi

US $140
Alternator failed and was replaced. 

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2005 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

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

Toyota 4Runner in Massachusetts, United States
Sep 2009 - Mar 2016
Dec 2015

129000 mi

US $550
Right outer tie-rod had play & was replaced cracked exhaust manifolds finally replaced. 
Mar 2016

131000 mi
Frozen front caliper (again), inboard lower piston seized. Replaced caliper under warranty. 
Toyota 4Runner in New York, United States
Nov 2007 - Jun 2017
Mar 2014

100000 mi

US $80
Mud flap detached, scraping tire. Harsh NE winter. 
Feb 2016

121000 mi

US $90
CEL, VSC, VDC lights on. New gas cap required. 
Feb 2017

130000 mi

US $1599
Exhaust pipe from manifold rotted through. 
Toyota 4Runner in Louisiana, United States
May 2007 - Apr 2017
Mar 2007

34000 mi
Upon acceleration from stop or at braking stop bang noise accompanied by a thud as if rear ended happens intermittently. Dealer unable to duplicate even though Lexus has recall for same problem.  
Dec 2010

84291 mi
Dealer says Toyota is aware of transmission yoke problem (bang sound rear ended feel). Dealer says no fix. Outright lie.  
May 2013

112500 mi
Binding driveshaft. 
Jun 2013

112000 mi

US $1700
Water Pump, coolant flush, belts(timing, alternator)and pulleys, spark plugs etc.  radiator grill paint (noticed after warranty period)peeled and cracked on radiator grill cover. 
Toyota 4Runner in Wisconsin, United States
Feb 2010 - Aug 2011
Oct 2010

73000 mi

US $100
Windshield cracked nearly all the way across the lower portion. Local autoglass guys replaced it in an hour in my driveway. No idea what happened, just one morning it was cracked and had been facing the garage overnight. Transmission vibrating (google 'rumble strip transmission issue') between 40 and 45 mph under light acceleration. Only happens if shifter in 'D,' never in '4'. Drained and refilled fluid 4x. Probably need to replace torque converter. 
Apr 2011

79000 mi
Driver side rear window shattered for no apparent reason. No one was in the truck at the time. The glass appeared to have broke from the inside of the truck out. The truck was in my driveway and it was during the day. Replaced it myself. Symptoms gradually went away after the last transmission fluid drain and fill. I consider the problem solved as I have not had the symptom for several months now. 
Aug 2011

83000 mi
Very noticeable ticking sound when engine cold, can be heard very easily outside truck or from inside with windows down when taking off from a stop. I believe it's the dreaded Toyota V8 cracked exhaust manifold problem on the passenger side. 
Toyota 4Runner in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2009 - Sep 2016
May 2014

105100 mi

US $900
Right front axle boot was torn and axle needed to be replaced. 
Feb 2015

109900 mi

US $600
Boot cover ripped - Replaced right axle 
Toyota 4Runner in California, United States
Aug 2008 - Jun 2014
Jul 2011

32000 mi

US $103
Sunroof got stuck open. Originally told $2700 to replace entire unit, but they subsequently got it working again. 
Toyota 4Runner in New York, United States
Dec 2008 - Jun 2011
Jul 2009

26000 mi
Replaced valve readers as low pressure tire light kept coming on.  
Apr 2010

31000 mi

US $400
very small clip on bottom of rear window clipping two rubber ends together. 
Toyota 4Runner in Kentucky, United States
Feb 2009 - Dec 2018
Mar 2010

59000 mi

US $80
Skid plate bolts rusted tight. Needed to be drilled out and tapped. 
Oct 2010

65000 mi

US $50
Took to shop due to squeak from chassis - unknown cause. Mechanic discovered leaking, non-functioning shock absorber. 
Dec 2010

66000 mi

US $300
Mechanic diagnosed broken right front strut causing suspension noise. The car was driveable for local trips. I ordered two new front struts and replaced them myself. 
Jun 2016

107000 mi

US $600
All four brake calipers had one or more seized pistons and had to be replaced. Wear items were not included in the cost. 
Aug 2016

109000 mi

US $1569
Secondary Air Injection Pump and related valve assembly. Symptom: Howling sound at startup. Endemic problem with 4.7 engine. Toyota extended the warranty for this on the Lexus GX 470 & Tundra 4.7 but has done nothing for 4Runner V8 owners. 
Oct 2016

109700 mi

US $500
Alternator died. Battery warning light was on all day, but ignored until it was too late. 
Nov 2016

110700 mi
ABS, Stability & Check Engine light on. ABS and stability control disabled. Checked codes & showed "evaporative". Fixed by replacing old gas cap with new and clearing codes. 
Toyota 4Runner in British Columbia, Canada
Feb 2011 - Jun 2018
Jul 2015

76880 mi

C $1400
Replaced front calipers, rotors and pads. Stuck Piston in caliper 
Toyota 4Runner in Kansas, United States
Apr 2006 - Feb 2014
Jan 2006

12000 mi
Defective tailgate control module replaced. Apparently affected many of this model year. 
Jan 2012

81000 mi
Tire sensor needed reprogramming. 
Toyota 4Runner in North Carolina, United States
May 2007 - Mar 2010
Jun 2007

32000 mi
Rear U joint replaced under warranty 
Toyota 4Runner in Colorado, United States
Dec 2015 - Mar 2017
Feb 2017

167000 mi

US $300
Injection system 
Toyota 4Runner in Missouri, United States
Mar 2018 - Jul 2018
Feb 2018

89463 mi

US $650
Replace front axle boots 
Mar 2018

90637 mi

US $103
Replaced TPMS sensor 
Toyota 4Runner in Utah, United States
May 2016 - Dec 2016
Oct 2016

152000 mi

US $5
Turn signal stopped working. Replaced bulb. Lasted about 15 minutes of driving. Blew bulb again. Then other side blew as well. Haven't had time to find a fix, but it should be simply replacing the connectors in addition to the bulbs. Fixed the turn signals by removing bulbs and repositioning them in the socket. Then I sold the vehicle. 
Toyota 4Runner in Connecticut, United States
Nov 2014 - Sep 2015
Dec 2014

34000 mi
Frame of car has extensive rust. Mechanic said he never seen anything like it on a Toyota. Said to take it to the dealer. Dealer said from winter driving. Wife's car, Mitsubishi Montero, no rust. 
Mar 2015

35000 mi

US $2600
4Runner has hydraulic cross suspension. Worth it but expensive. Brakes needed calipers to be replaced. 
Toyota 4Runner in North Carolina, United States
Oct 2011 - Sep 2012
Sep 2012

144000 mi

US $430
Both emission control valves (heads) were stuck closed and had to be replaced. The third emission control valve had to be replaced. 
Toyota 4Runner in Virginia, United States
Apr 2014 - Jul 2017
Feb 2015

109000 mi

US $652
Calipers frozen on front. 
Toyota 4Runner in California, United States
Aug 2014 - Jun 2018
Oct 2015

142500 mi
Got a letter from Toyota saying they were repairing cracked or sticky dashboards for certain year 4runner Avalon etc Replaced radiator, found to be leaking when I took the car in to see if it qualified for the dash repair. Parts for both ordered on one trip, replaced on a second. 
Sep 2016

155000 mi

US $500
Transmission hose blew. Replaced 3 hoses. 
May 2017

169000 mi

US $400
CV boots were cracked. Never been replaced and were just old. A few other maintenance items such as fluids 
Toyota 4Runner in Washington, United States
Dec 2009 - Jun 2018
Feb 2018

129000 mi

US $235
Replaced front driver side drive linkage because CV boot was torn and leaking grease. 

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2005 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

245-horsepower 4.0L V6 5-speed automatic RWD

Toyota 4Runner in Colorado, United States
Jun 2017 - Apr 2018
Apr 2018

124000 mi

US $50
emissions related lights issue 
Toyota 4Runner in Tennessee, United States
Feb 2009 - Jul 2013
Jan 2010

63700 mi
4runner took 4-5 full seconds to start when weather was cooler. This is the 3rd time it's been in for this but they always claimed it was normal. They replaced the entire fuel pump after noticing a fuel pressure drop as the car sat parked. 
Toyota 4Runner in Arizona, United States
May 2008 - Mar 2013
May 2008

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 
Jun 2009

39000 mi

US $300
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. 
Jul 2009

40000 mi

US $60
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. 
Feb 2010

47000 mi

US $887
Had to replace the rear shocks. They failed very early in the life of the auto. 
Jul 2011

61000 mi
Had to replace the Front Struts @ $600.00 
Toyota 4Runner in Nevada, United States
Aug 2015 - Jul 2016
Nov 2015

124000 mi

US $800
Rear door would not open. Probably caused my accidentally driving the car on dusty roads without the rear door being secure. Rear window would not open 
Jan 2016

US $350
Rear door latch now working 
Toyota 4Runner in Georgia, United States
Aug 2012 - Jun 2018
Oct 2012

223800 mi

US $8
Head gasket leak into #6 cylinder. I fixed it with GM stop leak tablets. It hasn't leaked since putting in the tablets. 

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2005 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

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

Toyota 4Runner in Texas, United States
Sep 2009 - Jun 2015
Jun 2010

72000 mi

US $20
Replaced the trim piece that runs along the lower surround of the rear window. The existing piece simply had degraded due to years of exposure to the sun here in south Texas. 
Feb 2012

91000 mi

US $1200
Front brake calipers suffered frozen pistons, a known issue for these units. Cost includes pads, rotors and brake hoses (preventive) as well. 
Mar 2013

106000 mi
Fuel filler cap failed and no longer would remain firmly seated, resulting in activation of "check engine" lights, and warning lights indication deactivation of stability and traction control systems. 
Aug 2013

113600 mi

US $100
Replaced rear shock absorbers with upgraded Bilstein units. Rear units worn, performing poorly. 
Toyota 4Runner in California, United States
Jan 2015 - Jun 2018
Nov 2017

140000 mi

US $300
Right front wheel bearing replaced. 
Toyota 4Runner in Florida, United States
Oct 2009 - Sep 2014
Dec 2009

100000 mi

US $387
Front hub bearings replaced. 
Toyota 4Runner in South Carolina, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2011
Dec 2009

58000 mi
Originally, the steering rack was bad, new one ordered.  
Feb 2010

59800 mi

US $2000
When I brought car in for the new rack, the pwr steering pump had gone bad due to over working from the binding rack. Then the power steering high pressure line was rusted to the rack. Had to replace all. 
Mar 2010

59000 mi

US $266
Replaced seized brake caliper Brake caliper had siezed causing excessive heat and friction. Replaced caliper.  
Toyota 4Runner in Minnesota, United States
Mar 2016 - Jun 2018
Apr 2017

181000 mi

US $1700
Front struts (one completely shot), back shocks (one completely shot) Sway bar links Brake line and caliper due to seepage of fluid Replaced front right (passenger) axle due to ripped boot and bad bearings due to ripped boot. 
Toyota 4Runner in California, United States
May 2010 - Jun 2018
Oct 2016

164700 mi
Caliper piston stuck 
Dec 2016

168000 mi

US $450
Front wheel bearing noise. Replaced both front wheel bearings 
Apr 2018

186000 mi

US $200
Replace both front calipers and pads, replace rear pads, both front and rear rotors turned. 
Toyota 4Runner in Indiana, United States
Feb 2008 - Jun 2018
Jan 2014

166000 mi

US $350
Noisy right front wheel bearing replaced. 
Jun 2017

190000 mi
Toyota issued recall for cracked dashboard on 4Runner. Had entire dash cover replaced with a new one. Repair took one day but had to wait two weeks to receive parts to begin repair. 
Toyota 4Runner in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2007 - Apr 2012
Aug 2010

60000 mi

US $350
Needed front brakes done. Said R & L calipers needed replaced. Inner piston frozen. Rotors fine. Bought rebuilt lifetime warranty calipers. Saved $500. 
Dec 2011

78000 mi

US $260
Driver side front 1/2 axle replaced because grease boot leaking. 
Jan 2012

80000 mi

US $449
The steering wheel felt very heavy to turn. First the replaced steering fluid to no resolve, and then returned with problem worse and they replaced lower steering shaft. Bad u joint. 
Mar 2012

82000 mi

US $75
Front calpers went bad lower piston sticking on both left in right side. purchase aftermarket parts previously so this time warranty on parts just paid labor 
Toyota 4Runner in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2016 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

200000 mi

US $100
Starter started to fail and needed to be replaced. 
Toyota 4Runner in Missouri, United States
Nov 2007 - Sep 2013
Sep 2013

126000 mi

US $3500
Blown head gasket, replaced head gasket and re-machined the left and right head. 
Toyota 4Runner in California, United States
Nov 2007 - Dec 2016
Feb 2011

126500 mi

US $800
front differential oil seal leak on driver's side 
Apr 2011

129000 mi

US $245
right front differential oil seal was slowly weeping gear oil 
Jul 2015

209000 mi

US $564
Right front wheel bearing broke and damaged the hub. Otherwise the repair would have cost much less. 
Dec 2015

214000 mi

US $190
Radiator with small leak. Easily replaced 
Toyota 4Runner in Wisconsin, United States
Feb 2008 - Sep 2015
Sep 2015

130000 mi

US $3300
Leaking head gasket 
Toyota 4Runner in California, United States
Jul 2012 - Jan 2017
Jan 2015

152000 mi

US $225
Replaced CV boot on the driver's side 
Toyota 4Runner in Maryland, United States
Jan 2011 - Sep 2016
Feb 2011

100000 mi

US $410
Check engine light. I bought code reader and code was for oxygen sensor. Dealer came to same conclusion independently and replaced the sensor. No more problems. 
Aug 2011

104300 mi

US $225
Air conditioning not cooling. No leak detected, over half the refrigerant capacity was added and worked fine thereafter. 
Feb 2013

119200 mi

US $700
Replaced O2 Sensor Changed Spark Plugs 
Mar 2015

140000 mi

US $500
retaining clip for cv boot leaking on one side and missing on the other. 
Toyota 4Runner in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2016 - Oct 2017
Jun 2017

200880 mi
ignition coils malfunctioning 
Aug 2017

201580 mi

C $2000
Turned out it was not the coils at all. Took it to a different Toyota dealer. It was a leaky head gasket. Now replaced and running fine so far. 
Sep 2017

203360 mi

C $2000
head gasket replacement 
Oct 2017

203360 mi

C $250
tail gate latch motor had to be replaced. car is sold now. 
Toyota 4Runner in North Carolina, United States
Feb 2015 - Mar 2018
Dec 2015

173000 mi

US $504
Replaced front left hub assemblv, bearing and seal. Replaced rear inner pinion bearing and seal Drain and fill rear axle. 
Nov 2016

175800 mi
Replaced dashboard. Replaced bearings in rear end. 
Jan 2017

180000 mi
Rear end problem again. Replacing same rear end parts. 
Toyota 4Runner in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2015 - Jun 2019
Apr 2015

139000 mi

US $1000
shop notice the left axle broken in addition to rear brakes worn. left rear caliper was broken too 
Jul 2015

140000 mi

US $700
inability to power steer to the right had to turn wheel with both hands mechanic says steering wheel knuckle failure require a new part 
Sep 2015

141000 mi

US $1300
oxygen sensors replaced with original parts front and back all 4 of them In addition joints of cat converter were rusted and emitting exhaust onto the o2 sensors- required new weld joints 
Nov 2015

143000 mi

US $1000
vacuum switch failure - inability to shift from 2wd to 4wd stuck on 2wd- dealer charged $450 for diagnostics and another $550 for install of the new switch 
Dec 2015

142000 mi

US $700
air bag sensor faulty 
Apr 2016

149000 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
faulty air bag sensor on steering wheel tripped 
Aug 2016

155500 mi

US $240
muffler gone bad rear shocks leaking air condition weak 
Feb 2017

163000 mi

US $300
environment console - leds bulbs blown for environment control mechanic claims new console required 
Jun 2017

163000 mi

US $15
drilled screws to remove rear registration plate rusted led holders. replaced led bulbs and new screws. i used youtube for instruction to replace in 30mins after mechanic wanted $100 
Aug 2017

166000 mi

US $24
drop in 50% engine performance on pedal acceleration- 5 sec delay reaction. 10oz of lucas upper cylinder treatment on next gas tank fill - problem went away engines with over 100k milleage has worn piston rings which create friction - lucas fuel treatment addresses this 
Jun 2018

174020 mi

US $228
p0306 diagnostic code - car shakes for 5 secs when started but ok after that/ can hear liquid moving on start / very poor fuel efficiency/ low coolant level but no visible leak or white smoke on tail pipe/ no smell of anifreeze in cabin/ mechanic replace foul plug on cylinder 6 and replaced coil at cylinder 6 - $220.00 - on replace coil and foul plug cylinder 6 , p0306 warning lights returned - added two Genuine GM Flui Cooling System Seal Tablets into radiator p0306 warning lights disappeared again as recommended by someone from this forum - cost $8, this slowed the leak - it a a total of 5 GM tablets to stop the leak on the car - i will leaving the tablets in till the next coolant flush 
Jul 2018

174050 mi

US $15
persisted coolant loss after adding gm coolant tablets which slowed down coolant loss. replaced old with new radiator cap 27$ bottom rear door starting to rust 
Aug 2018

176000 mi

US $10
heat-shield bolts underneath driver side rusted thru causing rattle -purchased stainless zip ties to hold the heat-shield in place 
Jan 2019

180000 mi

US $479
exhaust leaks on gaskets between the catalytic converters causing excessive noise and poor gas mileage old gaskets replaced with new gaskets sway bar repair and rear brakes pads and rotor 
May 2019

183000 mi

US $540
center muffler and rear muffler replacement due to rust brake lines replacement  and replace rear shovks 
Jun 2019

186000 mi

US $6700
blown head gasket leak cylinder 6 p306 sealed with gm tablets lasted 12 month before failing again in June Have replaced my bad design 2005 runner engine with 2011 tacoma engine - This is a very expensive repair but no way around it without risk of an overheat Replace radiator/thermostat/water pump, all belts/condense/oil change/air con recharge/alternator/starter 
Toyota 4Runner in Minnesota, United States
Jan 2016 - Jun 2018
Nov 2016

146300 mi

US $430
Alternator failed 
Toyota 4Runner in Massachusetts, United States
Jan 2016 - Jun 2018
Dec 2016

84000 mi

US $200
Check Engine Light - timing adjustment. Still a problem. 
Mar 2017

88000 mi

US $300
Alternator replaced. Battery replaced. Both OEM. 
Apr 2017

88000 mi

US $800
Check Engine Light, which equals no Inspection Sticker. Fuel control Solenoid. Cleaning done, then replacement guidelines from Shop manual followed. Still not fixed. No known solution. 
Jun 2018

97000 mi

US $3000
Was showing P022 bank 2 error code. Turned out to be a bad casting from the factory. Engine should never have been assembled with the casting defect. Dealer - Prime Motors Boston - screwed me and previous owner. Never reporting a problem, that existed for 13 years. Replaced with a used head. 
Toyota 4Runner in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2014 - Nov 2016
Mar 2016

102000 mi

US $3000
4wd actuator failed. Needed replacement. Finally fixed on third visit. 
Jun 2016

111000 mi

US $200
A/C re-charge 
Toyota 4Runner in Michigan, United States
Jul 2015 - Jul 2018
Aug 2015

113000 mi

US $4500
Head gasket went out and engine was severely over-heated while under previous owner. I replaced with a used engine, new radiator, and new water pump. 
Dec 2015

116000 mi

US $150
Stuck front caliper, replaced pads, rotors, and calipers. Replaced driver side CV axle, and re-greased and replaced clamps on passenger side CV axle. 
Sep 2016

121000 mi

US $350
Humming sound from front end. Replaced both front wheel bearings, passenger side was damaged and causing the noise. 
Nov 2017

128000 mi

US $100
Replaced alternator 
Jan 2018

130000 mi

US $120
Replaced downstream O2 sensors. Check engine light with code P0430 had occured 3 times in 3 months. 
Jul 2018

131000 mi

US $650
Replaced rear catalytic convertes (left and right), muffler, resonator, exhaust pipe, and all gaskets, hardware, and hangers. Original components had rusted out resulting in leaks and P0430 code with check engine light. 
Toyota 4Runner in Indiana, United States
Dec 2013 - Jun 2018
Aug 2015

158700 mi

US $150
Replaced rotors, calipers, pads. Bled brake lines. Left axle had torn boot. Replaced entire left axle. 
May 2016

171700 mi
Company recall to replace the dash. It took two trips because they didn't properly reconnect the odometer reset button. 
May 2017

182000 mi

US $80
LF caliper froze. Replaced caliper and rotor on the drivers side only. 
Toyota 4Runner in Michigan, United States
Sep 2012 - Jun 2014
Mar 2013

98000 mi

US $165
Stuck RF brake caliper. Replaced them both. 
May 2014

112000 mi
My left front brake caliper seized again. I replaced it under warranty, but had to do a complete brake job (rotors and all) because the rotor was so hot it became warped. It pretty much needed pads anyway (40%) but annoying about the caliper 
Toyota 4Runner in California, United States
Jun 2013 - Jun 2014
May 2014

116000 mi

US $75
front passenger lock mechanism replaced with rebuilt unit from ebay. 
Toyota 4Runner in Connecticut, United States
May 2013 - Mar 2016
Nov 2015

113600 mi

US $700
Muffler and tail pipe replaced 
Toyota 4Runner in Tennessee, United States
Dec 2013 - Feb 2016
Dec 2014

95000 mi

US $800
AC evaporator replaced. 
Jul 2015

101000 mi

US $500
Cv axles needed to be replaced. 

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2005 Toyota 4Runner 4-door

8-cylinder automatic 4WD

Toyota 4Runner in New York, United States
Nov 2007 - Apr 2008
Feb 2008

65000 mi

US $665
Bad filter set engine light killed traction control. Part replaced. 

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2004 Toyota 4Runner

Engine not specified

Toyota 4Runner in Florida, United States
Aug 2013 - Sep 2013
Sep 2013

137000 mi

US $400
Left front wheel bearing replace.. grinding noise 
Toyota 4Runner in Minnesota, United States
May 2014 - Jun 2014
Jun 2014

123000 mi

US $2000
Substandard factory calipers warp rotors on all 4 wheels. Had to replace calipers, rotors and pads on all 4 wheels. 
Toyota 4Runner in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2009 - Oct 2009
Mar 2009

67000 mi
The AC and heat both worked, but either full heat or full cold. Replaced HVAC distributor, didn't fix problem. 
Oct 2009

74000 mi
Never had problem fixed because didn't want to have the instrument panel ripped open. 
Toyota 4Runner in Kentucky, United States
Feb 2010 - Jan 2012
Mar 2010

63000 mi

US $800
Brake calipers froze. One in the front and one in the rear. 
Jan 2012

92000 mi

US $3200
4wheel drive transfer gear 
Toyota 4Runner in Virginia, United States
Feb 2011 - Dec 2011
Mar 2011

149000 mi

US $550
Replaced both front axles. 

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2004 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

245-horsepower 4.0L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

Toyota 4Runner in Florida, United States
Jan 2015 - Dec 2016
Jun 2016

80000 mi

US $300
servo motor stripped on vent flap that controls the AC temperature 
Toyota 4Runner in Texas, United States
Jul 2016 - Jun 2018
Nov 2017

176000 mi

US $300
Replaced Front Rotors and Pads. 
Jan 2018

176000 mi

US $400
Damaged ABS sensor wire after Strut Install 
Toyota 4Runner in Texas, United States
Nov 2012 - Jun 2018
Jun 2013

129000 mi

US $165
AC evap coil drain line with clogged and water was leaking onto passenger floor. They also replaced the cabin air filter, and replaced a AC switch that was specified by a Toyota dealer service bulletin 
Jan 2014

US $2871
The alternator failed, the wiring melted down on it, and damaged the entire engine wiring harness. I have had 14 Toyotas and never even replaced an alternator. This was a very unwelcome repair 
Dec 2014

144000 mi

US $830
brake pads, rotors and one caliper 
Dec 2015

165000 mi

US $85
Replaced HVAC fan/blower. Old one very noisy 
Jun 2016

172000 mi

US $2800
Rotors and calipers were badly corroded due to salt from car being in snow belt area of NY for 4 winters.  Also needed wheel bearings which required the hub going to a machine shop. My mechanic said Toyota designs their bearings making them... 
Toyota 4Runner in California, United States
Nov 2009 - Mar 2010
Jan 2010

US $529
water pump replacement 
Toyota 4Runner in Texas, United States
Sep 2015 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

182000 mi
Rear hatch wouldn’t close/lock. 
Toyota 4Runner in Louisiana, United States
Jun 2011 - Jun 2018
Oct 2015

153500 mi

US $550
Water pump was leaking. Replaced and get new thermostat as well. 
Toyota 4Runner in California, United States
Nov 2011 - May 2019
Dec 2011

96000 mi

US $100
Squeaking noise, changed accessory belt tensioner and idler pulley. 
Mar 2014

126000 mi

US $2500
DTC P0306 - found a leak on the Cylinder head gasket on #6 area/side. 

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2004 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

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

Toyota 4Runner in New York, United States
May 2012 - Apr 2017
Jan 2014

139000 mi

US $310
Bad cornering, noticeable sound left front end bumps and tight turns at low speed. Stabilizer bar links worn DS,orig.from 2004.Replaced both sides with superior MOOG link kits.Much better than OEM crap. 
Sep 2015

157000 mi

US $100
Exhaust shroud cracked, re-welded 
Toyota 4Runner in California, United States
May 2012 - May 2012
May 2012

133000 mi

US $2655
Head gasket failed, which caused cylinder #6 to misfire due to coolant leaking into combustion chamber. 
Toyota 4Runner in Oregon, United States
Nov 2010 - Jul 2013
Jun 2013

79000 mi
needed new tie rod end for passenger front 
Toyota 4Runner in Texas, United States
Jan 2012 - Mar 2013
Jul 2012

125500 mi
problem with the cv boot leaking, was noted on a routine oil change, warranty covered the repair, dealer reported that the boots clamps were faulty but replaced all the items instead of just the clamps. new warranty period of 12 mos extended 
Toyota 4Runner in Colorado, United States
Apr 2009 - Sep 2018
Jul 2014

138700 mi
While doing brakejob noticed both front inner small caliper pistons were sticking. Ordered new AM (German) calipers for $180 both, replaced myself. 
Dec 2015

171000 mi

US $45
Replaced both hood struts. 
May 2016

185000 mi

US $180
Both front wheel bearings had play. Replaced bearings (Timkin) and seals only, saved hubs. The bearings had to be replaced but did not represent immediate danger. Did work myself. 
Nov 2017

210000 mi

US $130
Driver's side O2 sensor replaced. 
Dec 2017

212000 mi

US $50
#3 ignition coil failed, replaced in less than 10 minutes, part cost $50. 
May 2018

213000 mi

US $25
Muffler pipe broke off. Replaced with AM part in less than an hour. AC was empty, no leak seen. Charged myself with dye refrigerant, three weeks later holds charge, no leaks. 
Aug 2018

215000 mi

US $200
Found small leak @ AC condenser, replaced. While looking for AC leak, noticed seepage at the radiator - replaced both AC condenser and radiator at the same time. 
Toyota 4Runner in Washington, United States
May 2008 - Jun 2018
Aug 2008

40000 mi

US $120
Electric sunroof was binding and needed manual assistance to get it to close. Dealer found no broken or worn parts, cleaned and lubed all accessible components, now seems to be working fine. 
Aug 2011

70000 mi

US $120
Yaw sensor recalibration. Was caused by battery change at non-Toyota repair shop. 
Oct 2012

82000 mi

US $1000
Water pump was leaking slightly - enough so I could smell coolant when parking, and the coolant level would drop a few ounces over the course of a month or so. The water pump was replaced along with thermostat and some hoses and fittings. 
Dec 2015

103000 mi

US $129
The "brake switch" was faulty, making it difficult to get the car out of Park when facing uphill; also caused the ABS, TRAC and VSC warning lights to come on after stopping. The transmission override always worked to get the car out of Park. 
Jun 2017

111000 mi

US $600
Front CV joint was leaking grease from axle clamp (boot was not torn). CV joint replaced. 
Oct 2017

113000 mi

US $607
Tailgate latch ceased to function. Latch motor would run but would not open the latch. The latch/motor assembly was replaced. 
Toyota 4Runner in New York, United States
May 2008 - Oct 2014
Jun 2010

39000 mi

US $450
Frozen front calipers, both sides. 
Oct 2012

51200 mi

US $385
Both front calipers had frozen pistons, so they were replaced with remanufactured calipers. 
Toyota 4Runner in New York, United States
Mar 2009 - Dec 2016
Apr 2009

99000 mi
AC/Heat was blowing only hot air. Bad Wiper Motor Broken clip on a heat shield caused a constant rattle. Front turn signal out, caused by a cracked housing holding the bulb. Bulb and socket replaced. 
Dec 2010

126000 mi

US $175
Major transmission leak, car would often not shift into first. 
Jan 2011

127000 mi

US $616
Radiator Leak. Replaced. 
Aug 2011

135000 mi
Alternator died. 
Feb 2013

165400 mi

US $650
Both brake lines blew, at same time. CV replaced - front. 
Jan 2015

204000 mi

US $380
Rear passenger stabilizer broke broke loose and had to be welded back on. 
Toyota 4Runner in Florida, United States
Mar 2017 - Jun 2018
Oct 2017

138500 mi

US $450
Replaced shocks, differential fluid Replaced driver front wheel bearing 
Jun 2018

154000 mi

US $850
Frozen brake caliper- replaced pads, rotors and calipers 
Toyota 4Runner in New Hampshire, United States
Aug 2008 - Jun 2011
Jul 2009

73000 mi

US $50000
Steering rod rusted and steering felt very heavy, replacement was made under 100k zero deductable ext. warranty.took a week because first part defective from toyo parts(bent) and second part was in another region, so shipping and install longer. now good. 
Nov 2009

78000 mi

US $600
front calipers worn out both sides, replaced. 
Jan 2010

US $84
battery light on dash came on in Georgia on my way home from Florida. Went to AutoZone for battery check and alternator dead. Replaced at TireKingdom late Saturday afternoon. 475.00 brutal, but stuck till Tuesday(toyota dealer had to orderpart)worse! In Virginia heard strange vibration sound when letting off the gas at highway speeds, thought maybe flat tire, but no. Mechanic in Potomac Md. looked over and tail pipe had separated from muffler, thus backpressure was causing problem. Fixed in NH. 
Toyota 4Runner in Idaho, United States
Feb 2009 - Mar 2018
Jul 2014

66700 mi

US $250
Water pump was replaced. That vehicle was sitting without being driven regularly fro a long time, that caused the water pump leak. 
Jan 2018

118000 mi

US $750
120K Tune up, trani fluid replaced, NEEDED NEW RADIATOR!!! 
Toyota 4Runner in Maryland, United States
Nov 2008 - Oct 2011
Dec 2008

82000 mi

US $200
Front passenger wheel bearing started buzzing when the car was being driven straight or making a right turn. Replaced wheel bearing with OEM part which fixed the problem. The mechanic suspects the problem was caused by the tire hitting a curb. 
Toyota 4Runner in New York, United States
Feb 2010 - Oct 2014
Sep 2011

90000 mi

US $200
Stuck Caliper 
Dec 2011

92000 mi

US $300
Sway Bar Bushings, Tie Rods 
Feb 2012

95000 mi

US $190
light behind information screen burned out 
Jun 2012

97000 mi
2 caliper pins replaced 
Jun 2014

118000 mi

US $2500
Failed head gasket at cylinder 6. 
Toyota 4Runner in Michigan, United States
May 2008 - Aug 2015
Jun 2014

111000 mi

US $100
Owner noticed rattling sound in front suspension. Shop inspection reveled wore sway bar bushings. Replacing bushings resolved problem. 
Jun 2015

124000 mi

US $450
Replaced frozen front brake caliper and both front rotors 
Toyota 4Runner in Quebec, Canada
Oct 2014 - Feb 2019
Jan 2015

C $140
wipers pivots jammned by rust front right side link kit replaced - very loose 
Apr 2015

143000 mi

C $475
oxygen sensor replaced 
Aug 2015

145980 mi

C $360
replaced cracked boots constant speed joints at front checked parking brake cables - to be replaced later rear door mechanism spîngs replaced and grease the mechanism 
Jun 2016

C $501
replaced muffler and maintenance oil antifreeze etc 
Aug 2016

C $384
gas tank support straps replaced rusted 
Jun 2018

159960 mi

C $226
replaced engine oil pressure sensor and liquids 
Jul 2018

160360 mi

C $283
transmissiom piping replaced and maintenance 
Sep 2018

162440 mi

C $149
fixed replacement tire support mechanism rusted 
Oct 2018

162940 mi

C $1317
replaced all brakes calipers and pads cleaned brake cables 
Toyota 4Runner in Colorado, United States
Mar 2014 - Mar 2015
Jan 2015

US $200
Replaced both front wheel bearing/hub assemblies. Replaced leaking radiator. Protectively replaced your/lower hoses and thermostat. Replaced rear end links 
Toyota 4Runner in Washington, United States
May 2015 - Oct 2016
Jul 2015

135700 mi

US $2100
Two front caliper pistons were frozen 
Toyota 4Runner in Pennsylvania, United States
- Aug 2011
Jul 2011

82000 mi

US $85
Transmission cooler lines rusted through 
Aug 2011

84000 mi

US $350
Replaced Idler Pulley with NAPA version $40. Toyota version was $140 Front caliper pistons were frozen. One piston on each Replaces all 4 rotors and pads Front skidplate rusted through. Bought BudBilt one 
Toyota 4Runner in New York, United States
- May 2009
Jan 2009

63000 mi
Replace 2 o2 sensors 
May 2009

66000 mi
Replaced timing chain tensioner that was broken in pieces. Pieces of tensioner fell into timing chain cover. 
Toyota 4Runner in Texas, United States
Oct 2015 - Mar 2016
Nov 2015

139000 mi

US $100
Dashboard cracked, replaced under extended warranty program Transfer case would not switch to 4lo. Shop got it working again - not sure how 
Toyota 4Runner in Missouri, United States
Sep 2015 - Feb 2016
Feb 2016

174000 mi
Something with the rear suspension. Did not have it repaired prior to selling. Making unsettling noises and poor feeling over bumps. 
Toyota 4Runner in Georgia, United States
Aug 2013 - Sep 2015
Jun 2014

238000 mi

US $115
Battery died. Replaced battery 
Toyota 4Runner in Michigan, United States
Jul 2016 - Aug 2019
Dec 2016

189000 mi

US $200
Rear Gate latch broke. Replaced with new latch. Self installed. Part cost $200 online. 
Jun 2017

193000 mi

US $700
Front springs/shocks 
Jun 2018

201000 mi

US $8
Had to replace small bulbs behind heat display. 
Toyota 4Runner in Indiana, United States
Jan 2014 - Feb 2015
Dec 2014

155000 mi

US $230
stability and traction control lights stay on. Dealer reset system 
Toyota 4Runner in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2017 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

164000 mi

US $480
Radiator leak. Radiator replaced. 
Jun 2018

166 mi

US $138
Thermostat replaced 

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2004 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

235-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed automatic RWD

Toyota 4Runner in Georgia, United States
Jul 2009 - Jun 2018
Dec 2009

58000 mi
wiper motor. Wipers would not work in delay switch postiton; wipers would not 'park' when switched off 
Apr 2012

86700 mi

US $1500
Timing Belt replaced. Water pump replaced as well. Radiator also found to have leak. 
Apr 2015

118300 mi

US $500
Right front caliper frozen. Replaced caliper, and performed routine brake service 
Nov 2016

133700 mi

US $500
Air mix servo motor bad. Replaced. 
Toyota 4Runner in California, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2013
Aug 2010

113500 mi
had NAV/CD module go out...dealer wanted too much to replace unit...over $600 so we didn't do the repair. 
Sep 2011

138000 mi
Developed oil leak from oil pan. Probably gasket. Repair not done at this time. 
Jan 2012

141000 mi

US $200
I initially reported this as an oil pan leak, but it turned out to be the rear seal on the transfer case. 
Feb 2012

141500 mi
seal on torque converter leaked. did't replace, just did temp repair with silicone and new seal. Will require major work in future to replace damaged gear in T/C. Estimated cost will be $1500. CD component in NAV unit quit working. $400 to repair. Didn't repair it. 

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2004 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

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

Toyota 4Runner in Alberta, Canada
May 2008 - Jun 2019
Sep 2010

143220 mi

C $337
A technician noticed a leak coming from the right inner cv boot during an oil change. After inspecting it, a crack was found in the boot. I brought the vehicle back a few weeks later and the dealer replaced the part at my cost. 
Jul 2011

159960 mi

C $364
The caliper on the front passenger side was seized and needed to be replaced. The brakes were beginning to audibly squeal most of the time when I took it in. 
Jul 2012

183280 mi

C $1485
The bushings on the sway were worn out and replaced. The total cost for this repair includes a complete fluids replacement and a timing belt change. 
Jul 2014

237120 mi

C $200
The electric rear hatch lock would not stay in the closed position. After looking through 4Runner forums, I ordered the part (#69110-35090 Rear Gate Latch) through Amazon and did the replacement myself. Works fine. 
Mar 2015

250480 mi

C $774
Replaced left front c/v axle shaft. Replaced inner tie rod; wheel alignment. 
Aug 2015

256020 mi

C $360
Replaced both front sway bar bushings at the dealer. 
May 2016

261640 mi

C $200
Front right caliper seized; replaced. Date of repair: May 25, 2016 
Jan 2018

288920 mi

C $799
Crack in radiator where the upper hose attaches. Replaced radiator and upper hose. The lower hose was reused. 
Jun 2018

298840 mi

C $1700
Replaced front ball joint,  brake pads, rotors, and one front caliper. 
Toyota 4Runner in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2008 - Dec 2011
May 2009

27000 mi
When backing up & parking my car trailer on two separate occasions the "Check Engine" came on. The "D" and "R" indicators were both lit dimly. The 4Runner's on board computer recorded and stored an error code. Replaced Park/Neutral POS Switch Assembly. 
Dec 2009

29000 mi
CD Player not working correctly. Unit removed during this visit and sent in to be serviced by Audio Service Center. 
Jan 2010

36600 mi
Repaired CD Player received from service center. Dealer reinstalled unit. It works as it should. 
Sep 2010

35000 mi

US $571
Replaced Seized Driver Side Front Brake Caliper under extended warranty. Replaced brake pads on all wheels. Turned all brake rotors. Brake Fluid Changed. Cost listed does not inlude cost of warranty repair. 
Oct 2011

42000 mi
Frozen Passenger Side Brake Caliper. Caliper replaced. Brake Pads and Brake Rotor were not replaced since they were not worn or damaged. 
Toyota 4Runner in Tennessee, United States
Jul 2013 - Jun 2018
May 2017

148000 mi

US $1300
AC stopped Cooling. Removal of the entire Dash and replace expansion valve and evaporator. 
Toyota 4Runner in Kentucky, United States
Aug 2015 - Jun 2018
Oct 2015

161200 mi

US $600
Replaced both front axles 
Feb 2016

162000 mi

US $60
Check Engine Code: O2 sensor, bank 1 sensor 1 R&R; cleared code. 
May 2016

162000 mi

US $1500
Pulsating brakes: replaced front rotors & calipers 
Toyota 4Runner in Indiana, United States
Feb 2017 - Jun 2018
Mar 2017

205070 mi

US $80
Left Front Spring worn out. Rear shocks leaking. Replaced front and rear springs/shocks with KYB replacements. Alignment after suspension work 
Oct 2017

215000 mi

US $250
Replace both automatic temp adjustment motors. Both were hunting and making noise but not failed when replaced. 
Dec 2017

217000 mi

US $40
Blower motor was starting to squeak, so replaced. 
Toyota 4Runner in Alberta, Canada
Jul 2008 - Dec 2015
Mar 2015

106640 mi

C $180
Sway bar bushings were worn, suspension "clunked" when hitting bumps etc. Easy/cheap repair. 
Toyota 4Runner in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2008 - Oct 2015
Jan 2009

74400 mi
Front skid plate got loose, and was rubbing against the left tire, when steering wheel is cranked all the way. 
Oct 2009

84320 mi

C $60
Repaired and re-attached heat shield that had gotten loose.  Replaced clamp on front axle boot, was cracked, and boot was starting to spray grease on undercarriage. 
Sep 2012

117800 mi

C $1050
Heater fan capacitor/ amplifier burned out and needed replacement. Part alone was close to 900 dollars with taxes. 
Jan 2013

118400 mi

C $1200
Changed TPMS sensors for all four wheels. 
Jun 2014

130200 mi

C $800
Wiring repair. 
Jul 2015

135360 mi

C $900
Alternator replacement. 
Toyota 4Runner in Michigan, United States
Sep 2011 - May 2016
Jan 2013

156000 mi

US $25
Welded loose heat shield. 
Jun 2014

153000 mi

US $900
brake rotors, calipers, pads replaced 
Toyota 4Runner in California, United States
Nov 2013 - Jun 2018
May 2018

195000 mi

US $975
Lower control arm bushings New radiator 
Toyota 4Runner in Iowa, United States
Jan 2014 - Jun 2018
May 2014

88000 mi

US $483
Front left caliper rubbing constantly. Replaced. Also replaced both rear brake rotors and pads as a maintenance issue. 
Feb 2018

145000 mi

US $1100
Rack replacement plus a connector. 
Toyota 4Runner in Maryland, United States
Sep 2012 - Jun 2018
Mar 2016

219000 mi
Replace X-Reas with traditional shocks 
Sep 2016

227000 mi
Caliper was not releasing, generating a lot of heat. Replaced calipers, rotors and pads 
Mar 2017

236000 mi

US $700
Front calipers sticking again, replaced and also new pads. 
Toyota 4Runner in Wisconsin, United States
Feb 2013 - Jan 2015
Apr 2014

205200 mi

US $1250
Repaired leaky oil seal on transaxle. 
Toyota 4Runner in Minnesota, United States
Apr 2009 - Oct 2012
Oct 2012

82000 mi

US $10
CV Boot clamps broke causing grease to coat suspension components. Unsuccessful repair. 
Toyota 4Runner in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2005 - Sep 2011
Feb 2005

6774 mi
Heater blowing cold air - diagnosed as fault with dealer installed block heater - replaced under warranty 
Jun 2007

37180 mi

C $410
Front calipers seized. Calipers and front rotors replaced under warranty. Front and rear Pads and rear rotors replaced at own expense. 
Nov 2007

44460 mi

C $25
Light fitting on passenger side indicator failed - needed socket replacing as well as bulb 
Apr 2008

50220 mi

C $311
Windshield replacement (damaged when loading lumber inside vehicle - my fault) 
Jan 2010

76274 mi

C $415
Check engine light came on - dealer checked codes and reset after concluding no problem Check engine on again - dealer took vehicle for the day and identified leaking gasket on exhaust. Gasket replaced and CEL reset. Problem resolved Alternator failed - towed to dealer. Replaced with rebuilt unit. Battery tested and confirmed ok. 
Aug 2010

84963 mi
Service tech pierced radiator when replacing timing belt and water pump. Towed to dealership and radiator replaced at their expense. 
Oct 2010

88040 mi

C $345
Windshield replacement - cracked by stone thrown up by vehicle travelling in opposite direction. 
Dec 2010

90472 mi

C $576
LH CV axle replaced and front right caliper replaced (identified at routine service in December) 
Jan 2011

93000 mi

C $650
Heavy steering, felt notchy. Diagnosed as requiring a replacement Intermediate shaft in steering column - part on back order Replaced intermediate shaft - heavy steering issue resolved 
Mar 2011

94860 mi

C $780
Noise from under vehicle. Parts showed exhaust had sheared at entry point to baffle box. Could not be welded - was not corroded - part just broke at what is a weak point. Related exhaust parts replaced. Dealer gave 15% discount  
Toyota 4Runner in Colorado, United States
Jun 2011 - Jun 2018
Aug 2011

99000 mi

US $3
Replaced windshield due to stone damage. The overhead console came loose a few days later and I needed to repalce two clips to get in back in. Part number 90468-05125 $1.25 each. 
Aug 2013

127900 mi

US $26
Check engine light came on. Code P0442 (small pressure leak) replaced gas cap reset engine light. 
Jul 2014

145300 mi

US $79
Inner boots throwing grease. Replaced clamps. 
Dec 2014

149000 mi

US $1600
Replaced 2 front axles to repair leak from boots.  Replaced seal on transfer case to repair leak. 
Toyota 4Runner in Washington, United States
Jul 2014 - Jun 2018
Sep 2014

84000 mi

US $600
Spark Plugs 
Nov 2014

85000 mi

US $250
Leaking Water Pump, Timing Belt Replaced damaged sway bar. No symptoms, mechanic found during buyers inspection. Replaced damaged CV joint, 
Sep 2015

95000 mi

US $700
Throttle case cleaned 
Mar 2016

100000 mi

US $400
Worn ball-joints, control arm bushings 
Toyota 4Runner in Pennsylvania, United States
Aug 2009 - Jun 2018
Sep 2009

63000 mi

US $400
Front caliper seized, both rotors turned, new pads. Extended warranty only paid for one side rotor/pads, but both sides had to be replaced at once. 
Feb 2010

65000 mi
Power steering pump failed. Replaced by extended warranty 
Mar 2010

67000 mi

US $233
Windshield cracked across entire width. Safelite installed new windshield. Never noticed an impact, and no crater, just the crack. Happened while the car was parked overnight. I think the '06+ 4Runners have thicker glass because of complaints. 
Aug 2010

70700 mi

US $114
Right rear caliper rebuilt, not covered by warranty. Power steering intermittent failure 
Oct 2010

74000 mi
Heatshield over muffler rusted and broke off where it bolts on. This caused a very loud noise as the shield was rubbing the driveshaft. I used bailing wire to hold it in place until I can get the truck up on a lift for a proper repair 
Mar 2012

85000 mi

US $60
Oxygen sensor in front of cat on passanger side failed. Replaced with part from Amazon (cheapest found). Highly recommend 7/8" O2 sensor socket. Old O2 sensor caused Check Engine Light + VSC TRAC + VSC off lights 
Oct 2012

93300 mi

US $80
Previously installed Denso O2 sensor from amazon failed in same fashion (heater element) 
Mar 2017

110000 mi
Dash replaced under warranty due to minimal cracking 
Jan 2018

109999 mi

US $80
Old sway bar bushings worn out. Sway bar heavily corroded. Replaced with poly greasable bushings. 
Toyota 4Runner in British Columbia, Canada
Feb 2015 - May 2017
Feb 2015

161200 mi
oxygen sensor 
Apr 2016

175020 mi

C $164
Tail gate closing and locking mechanism 
Jun 2016

178560 mi

C $2400
Rear shocks worn out, minor leak of rear axle (fill hole), a new radiator (small leak). front new calipers, rotors, break pads, running board bracket repair (rock damage)Total tax included $ 2,400 CA 
Oct 2016

182060 mi

C $150
Oxygen sensor 
Toyota 4Runner in Michigan, United States
Nov 2009 - Oct 2015
Jun 2013

89000 mi

US $5
Gasket between passenger side cat and exhaust worn. Gave CEL with #2 O2 sensor error. 
Oct 2013

90300 mi

US $866
Catalytic converter on bank 2 went out. CEL giving P0420 code. $600 for parts and $266.00 for labor. Fixed. 
Oct 2015

115000 mi

US $200
Left wheel bearing needed replacement. 
Toyota 4Runner in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2009 - Dec 2015
Mar 2009

82000 mi
replaced two seized front brake calipers 
Jun 2012

121000 mi

US $295
passenger front wheel bearing was loose and had to be replaced. 
Oct 2013

128700 mi

US $400
Rear calipers seized 

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2003 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

245-horsepower 4.0L V6 4-speed automatic RWD

Toyota 4Runner in Arizona, United States
- Jan 2006
Jan 2006

23000 mi

US $150
Replacement of both front struts. Under the extended warantee, but with deductable. 
Toyota 4Runner in Alabama, United States
Jul 2017 - Jun 2018
Oct 2017

233000 mi

US $12000
idler bearings, water pump, radiator 

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2003 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

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

Toyota 4Runner in Illinois, United States
Aug 2009 - Sep 2012
Dec 2009

79000 mi

US $2400
They use some sort of 4 prong caliper in the brakes for the 4 Runner along with some Lexus models. The calipers on both wheels dug into the drum ruining the pad, rotor etc. Entire new brake assemblies had to be ordered. About $1200 for just the brakes. 
Toyota 4Runner in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2009 - Jun 2011
Dec 2009

97960 mi

C $851
Replaced steering shaft 
Jun 2010

106020 mi

C $550
front calipers replaced for the 3rd time! 
Dec 2010

109120 mi
rear oxygen sensor malfunction; will live with check engine light for a bit 
Toyota 4Runner in New Mexico, United States
Dec 2010 - Apr 2012
Jan 2011

121000 mi
Bad O2 sensor 
Toyota 4Runner in Utah, United States
Jul 2013 - Mar 2018
Mar 2015

100000 mi

US $430
Had front struts replaced. 
Mar 2018

130000 mi

US $395
Brake pads were worn and needed replaced 
Toyota 4Runner in Arizona, United States
Jun 2009 - Oct 2012
Oct 2010

70000 mi

US $2100
Broke the rear differential pinion gear. My 4runner is heavily modified for 4wheeling and runs on oversized tires, so failure was not a big surprise. Gave me the opportunity to upgrade gearing to 4.88 
Toyota 4Runner in British Columbia, Canada
Jun 2013 - Jul 2013
Jun 2013

88598 mi

C $80
only diagnose was done, no repair attempted. only diagnose was done, no repair attempted. 
Jul 2013

88660 mi

C $2300
Transmission failed and a full rebuild has to be done. Transmission failed and a full rebuild has to be done. 
Toyota 4Runner in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2010 - Oct 2015
Jun 2011

126480 mi

C $200
replaced transmission cooler lines.rusted out and leaking 
Dec 2011

133920 mi

C $60
spare tire carrier seized,most likely due to non use. had to cut it off and repair with new cable.new assy at dealer too expensive.added grease fittings to prevent problem again. should be there from new. 
Apr 2012

138260 mi

C $400
center exhaust section replaced.(muffler) replaced front pads rotors and calipers. calipers siezed. service rear e-brake shoes and rear calipers. 
Dec 2012

145700 mi
rear hatch power window regulator rusted out and inoperative vsc lights on after emission test.test erased settings in ecm and required a dealer reset.zero point calibration..after several calls to dealer and drive clean was cost covered 
May 2014

159340 mi
free up stuck caliper slider pins on both front calipers 
Jun 2014

159340 mi

C $450
repl front calipers again...seized and service rear,repl all brake fluid 
Dec 2014

164300 mi
fluid hose fell off washer pump.trimmed the end and reinstalled hose and replaced lost fluid.all good. 
Mar 2015

167400 mi
another washer fluid hose off pump.trimmed and reinstalled with zip-tie 
Toyota 4Runner in Arizona, United States
Jan 2009 - Sep 2014
Jul 2014

170500 mi
Rear brakes were dragging. Pins in callipers were replaced. 
Toyota 4Runner in Alberta, Canada
Dec 2013 - Jun 2016
Jun 2014

150040 mi

C $300
front passenger side CV joint leaked, bought a remanufactured CV joint and had it installed by mechanic. 
Feb 2016

159340 mi

C $50
Visual check of Serpentine belt discovered minor crack, which caused squeaking sound when first started the car, replaced the serpentine belt by myself, took 20 minutes 
Toyota 4Runner in Alberta, Canada
Mar 2008 - Jun 2011
Jun 2009

63240 mi

C $306
AC would not operate. 
Toyota 4Runner in Michigan, United States
Feb 2008 - Apr 2010
Jan 2009

115000 mi

US $400
Vehicle stability control light on, dealer replaced sensor $165 plus labor 
Toyota 4Runner in New York, United States
Feb 2008 - Jun 2015
Jul 2008

34000 mi

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) 
May 2009

41000 mi

US $165
Some "Electrical Relay" failed in Air conditioning system. So it stopped working. Relay had to be replaced and "Computer Reset" 
Mar 2011

60000 mi

US $1450
Brake Rotors and Drums damaged. Front Caliper seized. No brake warning light was ever noticed. Took car to Mechanic because braking took longer. 
Jan 2012

84000 mi

US $50
Traction control and stability control lights were on. Mechanic diagnosed the code and reset the computer 
Oct 2013

84500 mi

US $600
Pulleys needed to be replaced because there was a lot of noise when engine runs 
Oct 2014

93200 mi

US $1500
Check engine light. Traction control stability control stopped working. 
Jun 2015

95000 mi
Right side Catalytic Converter abd Exhaust failure 
Toyota 4Runner in California, United States
Feb 2009 - Nov 2010
Mar 2009

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!!! 
Apr 2009

102000 mi
Lumbar support motor replaced. Took extra day because Toyota sent Carmax the wrong part. But had free rental car. 
Nov 2010

127000 mi

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. 
Toyota 4Runner in Colorado, United States
Feb 2008 - Mar 2010
Jan 2008

60000 mi

US $45
rear oxygen sensor, this is first repair ever for this vehicle 
Dec 2009

85000 mi

US $400
4wd actuator on front differential failed. Dealer diagnosed problem, owner bought part and did the labor. 
Toyota 4Runner in Nevada, United States
Apr 2009 - Jun 2012
Sep 2010

83000 mi
Seat Belt tensioner system on drivers side. Still wainting on parts to repair. 
Jan 2011

86000 mi

US $691
Airbag warning sensor was blinking. Found out the seat belt retracter sensor went bad and damaged the air bag sensor. Previously had replaced the seat belt sensor but had to wait for the air bag sensor. Replaced the air bag sensor. 
Toyota 4Runner in Michigan, United States
Jun 2016 - Sep 2017
Mar 2017

272000 mi

US $400
Head gasket replacement 
Toyota 4Runner in Colorado, United States
Mar 2007 - Mar 2014
May 2007

65000 mi

US $450
A/C blew warm air intermittently - replaced o-ring and recharged. 
Toyota 4Runner in Missouri, United States
- Jun 2007
Jun 2007

130000 mi

US $1500
Had to replace two front catalytic converters. 
Toyota 4Runner in Idaho, United States
Jan 2015 - Mar 2015
Jan 2015

124000 mi

US $500
cv boot tear 
Toyota 4Runner in West Virginia, United States
Sep 2006 - Oct 2011
Oct 2006

38000 mi
Part of drivers seat weld broke. Dealership fixed out of base warranty at no cost. As of 67,500 (5 years old) miles, this has been the ONLY repair to this vehicle. 

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2003 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

235-horsepower 4.7L V8 5-speed automatic RWD

Toyota 4Runner in Texas, United States
Jan 2008 - Jun 2018
Feb 2008

64000 mi

US $1500
The sport model has a hydraulicly boosted suspension which had a leak. Eventually the fluid would all leak out and the suspension would be terrible. 
Toyota 4Runner in Louisiana, United States
May 2004 - Aug 2010
Jul 2004

18000 mi
Dealer replaced under warranty 2 front door lock actuators. 
Sep 2005

25000 mi
Dealer replaced the 2 back door actuators. 
Nov 2005

40000 mi
All 4 door actuators began misoperating intermittently. They would not electrically lock or unlock. Dealer refused to fix this problem as I was just out of mileage warranty - all failed and they remain broken today. Est. repair cost - $1600 
Aug 2008

75000 mi

US $950
Replaced AC compressor due to failed sensor that is built into the compressor.  
Sep 2009

99000 mi
Air conditioner fan intermittently refused to come up to proper speed and often would produce little or no air flow. Problem could not be diagnosed although removing glove box and jiggling connectors seemed to improve operation. 
Jan 2010

105000 mi

US $180
Replaced climate control panel with used part via parts dealer. New part was $900 but I paid $180 for good used part. Microswitch appeared to break in old unit and no repair was effective without the replacement part. 
Mar 2010

110000 mi

US $20
Replaced relay that engages the AC compressor clutch. Failed relays were common on this model according to internet research that provided the insight to this problem. 
Aug 2010

118000 mi
All 4 electric door lock actuators out when traded - would cost $1000 in parts or possibly about $1800 total repair bill. 
Toyota 4Runner in Texas, United States
Jun 2014 - Jun 2018
Oct 2015

170000 mi

US $80
Bank 1 upstream o2 sensor went out. 
Sep 2016

172000 mi

US $200
battery, tires 
Feb 2017

175000 mi
Tensioner Pully Hood lift drivers side went bad 

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2003 Toyota 4Runner 4dr SUV

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

Toyota 4Runner in Massachusetts, United States
Mar 2008 - Mar 2010
May 2008

95000 mi

US $1200
Right and left front brake calipers replaced. Remanufactured parts used. 
Toyota 4Runner in Kentucky, United States
Sep 2017 - Jun 2018
Oct 2017

73000 mi

US $20
AC relay was replaced. AC was blowing warm air out of one side of vents. Ordered part from Amazon. 
Toyota 4Runner in Massachusetts, United States
Jan 2017 - May 2018
Apr 2018

103000 mi

US $600
front calipers seized again.. 2nd time owning vehicle, 
Toyota 4Runner in British Columbia, Canada
Feb 2008 - Oct 2014
May 2008

93000 mi

C $650
seized RF caliper 
Jul 2011

91760 mi
Front suspension rubber isolators on top of shocks. Requires disassemble front suspension. Decided not to pursue. Living with noise. 
Apr 2012

99200 mi

C $1000
Hood struts.  Front suspension noise. Nothing wrong found, clunking noise persists. E-brake adjustment. Low beam headlight harness melt. 
Aug 2012

116020 mi
HVAC lights 
Jul 2013

153000 mi

C $400
water pump leak + timing belt 
Oct 2014

170500 mi

C $450
seized right front caliper outside bushings replaced 
Toyota 4Runner in California, United States
Jan 2008 - Aug 2016
Jul 2008

48000 mi
a/c went out, discovered prob was in tsb, fixed. 
Jun 2013

56000 mi
sunroof would not close 
Toyota 4Runner in New York, United States
Feb 2008 - Oct 2011
Oct 2011

68000 mi
Sunroof stuck open. Dealer wanted $3,400 to fix it, though only that the teeth on the belt had worn away so there was no way to even crank the dang thing closed. Dealer was willing to let us trade it for full blue-book, so did, for a 2011. 
Toyota 4Runner in Ohio, United States
Aug 2017 - Jul 2019
Jun 2018

171000 mi

US $200
AC recharge, but evaporator is leaking. Looking at a 2,000 repair 
Jan 2019

176000 mi

US $2200
Full AC replacement 
Toyota 4Runner in Connecticut, United States
Feb 2009 - Jun 2011
Mar 2009

119000 mi

US $260
Left CV boot leaking grease. After having brakes flushed, ABS and Traction control lights came on. 
Oct 2010

155000 mi

US $400
Replaced Front Right wheel bearing. Replaced Hub and seals during bearing replacement. 
Toyota 4Runner in Georgia, United States
Jan 2008 - Jun 2018
Jul 2008

146000 mi

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. 
Jan 2010

165 mi

US $459
Replace driver side front wheel bearings. 
Toyota 4Runner in New Jersey, United States
Mar 2007 - Jun 2016
Jun 2007

57000 mi

US $50
A/C Compressor Sensor - Replaced myself 
Toyota 4Runner in California, United States
Mar 2013 - Jun 2018
Apr 2014

177500 mi

US $15
Ac relay failed, quick swap to a new one 
Oct 2015

193300 mi

US $90
Power door lock fail 
Nov 2015

194000 mi

US $90
2nd power door lock failure 
Mar 2016

197000 mi

US $60
3rd power door lock failure 
Apr 2017

210000 mi
Dealer replaced dash for free due to cracking 
Nov 2017

215000 mi

US $500
Replaced CV joint with CVJ 4th power door lock replaced 
Toyota 4Runner in New Jersey, United States
Sep 2013 - Jun 2018
Jan 2015 Rear liftgate lock assembly was replaced Damage to lock likely caused by water/condensation in hatch due to water entering near rear power window. 
Sep 2015

178000 mi

US $303
2 oxygen sensors replaced. 
Toyota 4Runner in Massachusetts, United States
Oct 2014 - Mar 2015
Nov 2014

151000 mi

US $500
Right wheel bearing replaced. 
Dec 2014

152000 mi

US $3000
Frame replaced due to rust. Replace driver side seat belt buckle. Replaced shocks, tie rods, etc. 
Toyota 4Runner in Ohio, United States
Oct 2013 - Sep 2014
Sep 2014

167000 mi

US $460
Boots on both front axles were shot. I had both axles replaced 
Toyota 4Runner in California, United States
Jun 2012 - Mar 2016
Mar 2015

155000 mi

US $193
moon roof malfunctions 
Toyota 4Runner in South Dakota, United States
Apr 2011 - May 2015
Oct 2014

146700 mi

US $238
CV Boot on Driver's side was ripped, and it is as much for labor to change out the whole half shaft, so it is the proper way to do it. 
Apr 2015

154000 mi

US $240
Replaced Passenger Front Half Shaft 
Toyota 4Runner in British Columbia, Canada
- Nov 2007
Nov 2007

53940 mi

C $50
Defective AC relay that was on a TSB but the vehicle is out of warranty and the extended warranty doesn't cover it. 
Toyota 4Runner in Minnesota, United States
Mar 2010 - Apr 2012
Sep 2011

154000 mi

US $189
cracked CV boot replaced 
Toyota 4Runner in California, United States
Jan 2006 - Oct 2017
Oct 2006

65000 mi

US $400
Differential seal replacement 
Toyota 4Runner in Wyoming, United States
Dec 2015 - Apr 2017
Mar 2016

214000 mi

US $1500
Piston ring seized and scored cylinder wall. 
Toyota 4Runner in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2016 - Jun 2017
May 2017

90520 mi

C $500
Rust repair to liftgate and rear right wheelwell 

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