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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.

1.1

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
164,000 miles

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2006 Toyota 4Runner windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2006 Toyota 4Runner Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 112014

4Runner

  • 164,000 miles

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

Driving approx 40 mph towards home and rear window exploded, shattered glass all over. It sounded like an M80 in the back of my truck. Had window repair guys come and they showed me defroster connectors were burnt out. I did have defroster setting on at the time of incident. I called Toyota but they wouldn't do anything to assist. My concern was if my dogs were in the back, as we usually take them to the park, they could have been seriously injured. I did have a major anxiety attack. If this happened on the highway it could have easily caused an accident.

- Myrtle Beach, SC, USA

problem #1

Sep 112014

4Runner 6-cyl

  • 164,000 miles
Driving approx 40 mph towards home and rear window exploded, shattered glass all over. It sounded like an M80 in the back of my truck. Had window repair guys come and they showed me defroster connectors were burnt out. I did have defroster setting on at the time of incident. I called Toyota but they wouldn't do anything to assist. My concern was if my dogs were in the back, as we usually take them to the park, they could have been seriously injured. I did have a major anxiety attack. If this happened on the highway it could have easily caused an accident.

- Myrtle Beach, SC, USA

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