Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. 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.


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
90,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace tpms sensors (1 reports)
2004 Toyota 4Runner wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2004 Toyota 4Runner Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 122013

4Runner Limited 4.0L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles


Tire Pressure Monitor batteries drain and causes a fault in the TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System). The TPMS light in the instrument cluster stays on. "Fix" is to replace all TPMS sensors at the cost of $75 for the sensor + removing and reinstalling the tires.

This is expensive and not worth the cost to have the soccer mom sensors work. Easier just to check the tire pressure each month like a responsible adult.

- , San Antonio, TX, Texas, USA

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