CarComplaints.com 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.

6.0

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
$1,800.00
Average Mileage:
140,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace seal on transfer case actuator (1 reports)
2003 Toyota 4Runner drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2003 Toyota 4Runner Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 012011

4Runner SR5 V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 140,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

$1800 to replace a faulty $3 seal. The entire transfer case has to be dropped and opened to replace it.

- , Frederick, MD, USA

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