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.

10.0

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

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2003 Toyota 4Runner engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Toyota 4Runner Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 052011

4Runner

  • miles

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

The check engine light came on and the vsc trac turned off, the day after the light came on and the traction turned off...the Toyota 2003 4runner flipped over. The vsc traction should not be turned off when a check engine light comes on because it provides the necessary stability of the vehicle that a SUV needs no matter what is wrong with the car. The car is now totaled and one passenger still suffering from injuries from the accident.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

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