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.

1.4

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
125,000 miles

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2003 Toyota 4Runner fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2003 Toyota 4Runner Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 302009

4Runner

  • 125,000 miles

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

Check engine light was on, failed my emission test. The computer printed out a paper that stated there was a recall defect # 2059 from Toyota. When I called Toyota they cant find a recall that matches my VIN and told me there not responsible.

- Ashburnham, MA, USA

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