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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.

1.5

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
112,000 miles

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2004 Toyota 4Runner suspension problems

suspension problem

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2004 Toyota 4Runner Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 012011

4Runner

  • 112,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2004 Toyota 4-runner. While driving approximately 15 mph, the contact attempted to engage the 4-wheel drive but it would not engage. The vehicle was brought to a stop and she then attempted to engage the 4-wheel drive again but to no avail. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where she was advised that the transfer hose was fractured and both rear axles were leaking. The failure would only occur when attempting to engage the 4-wheel drive. The vehicle had not been repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 112,000 and the current mileage was 113,000. Updated 1/5/12

- Chicago, IL, USA

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