Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: Although it has a stellar record in terms of vehicle problems, initially the 4th generation (2003 - 2009) 4Runner didn't earn our top "Seal of Awesome" rating because it received poor crash test ratings for rear impacts. However it's proven to have one of the lowest driver death rates out of all vehicles (not just SUVs), so we've bumped it back up to our top award.


definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
55,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2003 Toyota 4Runner accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2003 Toyota 4Runner Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 012013

4Runner Limited 4.7L V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles


I cannot get anyone at either the dealership or the factory to give me a straight answer. They want me to bring the car several times even though they have identified the defect and issued a recall. Dealers do not have parts, and I can't get a supervisor at Toyota to help me. I am concerned that this substance that Toyota acknowledges exists, may be toxic.

- , Los Angeles, USA

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