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2004 Toyota 4Runner
Problems & Complaints
CarComplaints.com Notes: Although it has a stellar record in terms of vehicle problems, the reason the 2002 - 2009 4Runner didn't receive our top "Seal of Awesome" rating is because it received poor crash test ratings for rear occupant protection.
Worst 2004 4Runner Problems by Category
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- interior accessories problems20NHTSA complaints: 9
- wheels / hubs problems5NHTSA complaints: 6
- body / paint problems2NHTSA complaints: 23
- brakes problems2NHTSA complaints: 36
- AC / heater problems1
- drivetrain problems1NHTSA complaints: 9
- exhaust system problems1NHTSA complaints: 4
- seat belts / air bags problems1NHTSA complaints: 23
- engine problemsNHTSA: 30
- exterior accessories problemsNHTSA: 8
- electrical problemsNHTSA: 8
- windows / windshield problemsNHTSA: 7
- transmission problemsNHTSA: 6
- steering problemsNHTSA: 5
- suspension problemsNHTSA: 5
- fuel system problemsNHTSA: 4
- miscellaneous problemsNHTSA: 2
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