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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,329 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2006 Toyota 4Runner wheels / hubs problems

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2006 Toyota 4Runner Owner Comments

problem #8

May 092011


  • 127,347 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Toyota 4runner equipped with dunlop grand trek 8320 tires. Tire size: 256/65/R17, dot; eu7Y-2kar3907. While driving 55 mph, the contact stated that the right passenger side tire blew out. The tire manufacturer replaced the tire. The dealer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 127,347 and the current mileage was 132,000.

- Saint Pertersburg, FL, USA

problem #7

Jun 012011


  • 148,985 miles
Rear driver sidewall of my discoverer ht plus tire split in half. Tire store told me it was an impact tear when nothing was hit/runover needs to be checked into thankfully I was only going 30 miles per hour and stability control had to take over after the tire deflated.

- Hamilton, GA, USA

problem #6

May 012010

4Runner 8-cyl

  • 41,411 miles
2006 Toyota 4runner. Consumer writes regarding tires the consumer stated as he was driving, he heard a loud pop sound come from the vehicle. He exited the vehicle, but did not see anything wrong. Later, a light illuminated on the dash board alerting the consumer of low tire pressure. Soon after, the consumer experienced a tire blow out on the left rear tire. The consumer stated the tire should have been replaced under Bridgestone's warranty.

- Little Torch Key, FL, USA

problem #5

Jul 172010


  • miles


Tire with approx 35K miles has multiple cracks along area between the tread and the sidewall.

- Columbus, GA, USA

problem #4

May 052010

4Runner 4WD

  • 47,000 miles
2006 Toyota 4runner sport, 4.0L 4WD. Vibration felt via steering wheel, which occurs during acceleration/deceleration and across wide speed range. Higher frequency, low amplitude quality. Felt when vehicle is traveling in straight line, but has changed speed and is felt when steering wheel is turned slightly off center as in small course corrections. When accelerating or decelerating, there seems to be resonant feedback felt through the steering wheel as if there is directing contacting the steering rod. Dealer attempted to correct with an alignment of the frontend and rotation and balance of the tires/wheels. The result is that the original sensation is still present and the corrective attempt was not effective.

- Mount Vernon, IA, USA

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problem #3

May 122009


  • 22,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Toyota 4runner. The vehicle has dunlop grand trek tires, size P265/65/R17. The contact took the vehicle in for a routine oil inspection and was advised that all four tires had dry rotted. The tires have not been replaced. The contact is in the process of notifying the manufacturer of the tires. The failure and current mileages were 22,000.

- Cape Coral, FL, USA

problem #2

Jul 212006

4Runner 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,488 miles
My Toyota SR5 was bought in Feb 06, I have 7400 miles on it. My right rear tire split open on tread and was splitting around the edge and sidewall. Last Saturday on my weekly inspection of the truck the tires had no defect. Luckily it was caught before an accident occured. The dealer has ordered a replacement tire and statede it ws a defective tire. The tire was made by Bridgestone, K0305 D840Z P265/65R17 tubeless steel belted radial. My concern is that is made from a defective lot and that my other tires and tires currently sold have major safety problems.

- Centerville, GA, USA

problem #1

Jan 192006

4Runner 4WD 6-cyl Diesel

  • Automatic transmission
  • 400 miles
Had a tire blowout on a newly purchased 2006, , Toyota 4runner with Michelin cross terrain tires, P265/65-17R with 400 total miles on the vehicle. Blowout was from tread to bead with no signs of impact dammage. Purchased replacement tire. Old tire not available - pictures are available.

- Silver Spring, MD, USA

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