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.

9.3

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,500 miles

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2004 Toyota 4Runner steering problems

steering problem

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2004 Toyota 4Runner Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 292008

4Runner 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,500 miles

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

Vibration is felt in steering wheel at highway speeds (55 mph or higher). This is especially present when steering wheel is turned slightly to the right. Have had tires rebalanced with no change in vibration. Problem has been with vehicle since purchase. Tire replacement and rotation does not correct vibration.

- Columbia, MD, USA

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