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.

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.

8.0

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$805.00
Average Mileage:
80,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace alternator (1 reports)
2003 Toyota 4Runner electrical problems

electrical problem

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2003 Toyota 4Runner Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 172008

4Runner V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

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

Battery light came on, indicating a charging problem. Then I made the mistake of taking the car to the Dealership to have it fixed. Looking back I would have either replaced the alternator myself or taken it to Meinike. $805 to replace the alternator, serpentine belt, and add a protective plate. The newer 4Runners have a protective plate to keep water and debris out of the alternator. Merry Christmas Toyota!!

- , Kankakee, IL, USA

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