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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
76,667 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Toyota 4Runner brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Toyota 4Runner Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 042014


  • miles


My 4 runner shakes while on freeway going passed speed limit of 50mph it feels like I can tip over if going to fast. Some of the electrical things work then not work. It is mostly the shaking back and forth. I have to hold firmly to get it under control somewhat. People notice it when driving behind me. I am scared for my children and I.

- Shelton, WA, USA

problem #2

Nov 142010


  • 140,000 miles
While driving the accelerator pedal gave out. Motor was stilling running. I opened the hood to rev the motor from the throttle itself and nothng happened. I turned the car off and restarted and it seemed to reset whatever was wrong. I began driving and shortly thereafter the same thng happened. I pressed the pedal all the way to the floor and was able to get some speed. The next day it did not happened. Days later in traffic it happened again. The car losses speed almost instantly. This is very dangerous. If I were not able to press the pedal all the way to the floor and get some speed the out some would not be good. I found out that the accelerator position sensor is faulty and is the reason for the instant lose of speed. In searching the internet I found that many, many people have this same issue. Toyota should recall this is definitely a hazard!

- Metairie, LA, USA

problem #1

Feb 042001


  • 90,000 miles
On the evening of 2-4-10, I was traveling on an angled, curved, on-ramp to a freeway, when the vsc (vehicle skid control) suddenly and automatically applied the vehicle brakes. The vehicle speed was approx. The recommended speed for the turn. The conditions were wet, as it had been raining off and on all day. A beeping sound was heard, and simultaneously the vehicle lost traction, and traveled in a tangent/straight direction to the curved on-ramp. I had zero control of the vehicle for ~3 long seconds, and ended up sideways on the shoulder of the road. Luckily, no one was hurt nor close by. This could easily happen on a yield turn, causing a blind-sided T-bone collision, or rear-ended collision. This faulty system needs immediate fixing, and should be considered an extreme safety hazard.

- San Diego, CA, USA

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