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2005 Toyota 4Runner
Problems & Complaints
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.
Worst 2005 4Runner Problems by Category
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- interior accessories problems16NHTSA complaints: 5
- engine problems6NHTSA complaints: 39
- body / paint problems4NHTSA complaints: 40
- brakes problems2NHTSA complaints: 27
- exhaust system problems2NHTSA complaints: 3
- AC / heater problems1
- exterior accessories problems1NHTSA complaints: 7
- cooling system problems1
- fuel system problems1NHTSA complaints: 2
- transmission problems1NHTSA complaints: 2
- windows / windshield problems1NHTSA complaints: 2
- wheels / hubs problemsNHTSA: 17
- suspension problemsNHTSA: 15
- seat belts / air bags problemsNHTSA: 15
- drivetrain problemsNHTSA: 15
- miscellaneous problemsNHTSA: 11
- steering problemsNHTSA: 7
- electrical problemsNHTSA: 2
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