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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,000 miles

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2006 Toyota 4Runner accessories - exterior problems

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2006 Toyota 4Runner Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 092014


  • 44,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Toyota 4runner. The contact stated that the trunk failed to remain closed. The dealer stated that the latch mechanism was completely rusted and needed to be replaced. In addition, there was extensive rust under the hood, which prevented the installation of the two bolts to secure the bug visor on the hood. The front calipers were rusted and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 44,000.

- Chesapeake, VA, USA

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