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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
119,000 miles

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2002 Toyota 4Runner suspension problems

suspension problem

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2002 Toyota 4Runner Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 222014


  • 86,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Toyota 4runner. The contact stated that the rear axle was corroded and caused the frame to detach. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the frame and rear end needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 86,000.

- Spotsylvania , VA, USA

problem #1

Jul 012011


  • 152,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Toyota 4runner. The contact stated that the rear axle was leaking fluid. The vehicle was taken to an independent repair shop where the contact was informed that the rear axle was severely corroded and needed to be replaced. As a result, fluids were leaking through the rear axle. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 152,000.

- Burlington , VT, USA

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