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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.

2.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,050 miles

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2007 Toyota 4Runner body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2007 Toyota 4Runner Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 102014

4Runner

  • 58,050 miles

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

The rubber on the inside the tailgate handle has melted and eroded. It is sticky to the touch and consists of a black tar-like substance. Year round the handle is difficult to latch and may cause tailgate to open unexpectedly. This complaint involves the 2007 4-runner. This may pose a serious safety issue should the tailgate open while transporting cargo on the road. This is an obvious faulty part on the vehicle. Understanding that this model year is out of warranty, it should still be corrected as the manufacturer is well aware of this issue.

- El Segundo, CA, USA

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