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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
6 / 0
Average Mileage:
151,750 miles

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2001 Toyota 4Runner seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Toyota 4Runner Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 152015


  • 160,000 miles


The contact owned a 2001 Toyota 4runner. While driving approximately 45 to 50 mph, another vehicle crashed into the front center of the contact's vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. The vehicle was destroyed and towed away by state farm. A police report was filed. The contact was injured and received medical attention. The approximate failure mileage was 160,000.

- Hamilton, AL, USA

problem #3

Feb 082013

4Runner 6-cyl

  • 109,000 miles
My fuse for my windows blew, then we found out that my wiring harness in the backseat had burned up. Further inspection revealed that the main wiring harness was also fried. Three different mechanics determined that the cause was a malfunction of the airbag wiring. There was no sign of wear and tear or outside influence. The airbags created the problem, are now compromised and are completely unsafe. I can no longer drive the car and even if repaired, the airbags are now compromised forever rendering the car useless. Toyota denies any responsibility. They claim that the car is too old to be their problem. This is a major safety issue that needs attention so that nobody else has the same experience or worse, is killed due to airbags deploying at will.

- Snowmass, CO, USA

problem #2

Jul 132011


  • 246,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Toyota 4 runner. The contact stated that she was driving 40 mph when she attempted to avoid crashing into a deer and crashed into a ditch. As a result, the vehicle went airborne approximately 40 feet and then crashed into a tree before hitting the ground, rendering the contact unconscious. During the crash, none of the airbags deployed. The contact was the only person injured and a police report was filed. The vehicle was not diagnosed for the air bag failure. The current and failure mileages were 246,000.

- Sperryville, VA, USA

problem #1

Aug 092010


  • 92,000 miles
The contact owned a 2001 Toyota 4runner. The driver was traveling 45 mph when she was involved in a crash with another vehicle. Both vehicles were destroyed. The air bags did not deploy. Four passengers were injured. A police report was available. The manufacturer offered no assistance. The contact was not in the vehicle at the time of the crash. The failure mileage was approximately 92,000.

- West Hills, CA, USA

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