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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
100,000 miles

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2002 Toyota 4Runner exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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2002 Toyota 4Runner Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 212010


  • 100,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Toyota 4 runner. While driving approximately 50 mph with the brakes engaged, the power steering failed. The vehicle spun around and crashed into a guard rail. No one was injured. The police were not notified. The rear and front bumper were damaged. The estimated repair cost was $3000. The vehicle was driven to the dealer who stated that the vehicle needed a catalytic converter. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted and referred them back to the dealer for repairs. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 100,000.

- Kittery, ME, USA

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