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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.

3.8

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,831 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.

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2007 Toyota 4Runner brakes problems

brakes problem

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2007 Toyota 4Runner Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 232009

4Runner

  • 42,662 miles

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

No brakes: Brake pedal went all the way to the floor without vehicle stopping. Upon my personal inspection at time of incident, I found the brake fluid reservoir to be full and no brake fluid leaks, anywhere, were found. The Toyota service manager where I bought the vehicle stated that cause was a defective master brake cylinder assembly. I believe this is a manufacturing quality issue as I have not heard of a master brake cylinder assembly malfunctioning within a two year time frame.

- Deer Park, TX, USA

problem #1

Jun 012008

4Runner

  • 23,000 miles
Purchased pre-owned 4 runner "certified? from russel Toyota 12/07 with approx 21K miles. Complained of unusual brake performance immediately but was told the vehicle was ?performing to factory specs? brake performance issues including aggressive stopping, stiff pedal, loss of pressure, and random ?anti-skid system? responses nearly caused a few accidents. On 3/14, approx 23K miles, complete brake failure, no pressure, accident avoided and coasted vehicle to a stop, pressure did not return. 4runner towed to dealer, master cylinder was ?internally leaking" and replaced. Symptoms continue and vehicle is completely unsafe. Numerous attempts have failed to re-produce the intermittent problem at the dealer and therefore the dealer keeps saying there is nothing wrong. Vehicle is unsafe and Toyota unwilling to help and referred us to ncds dispute resolution program or told us we can file a suit. This vehicle is unsafe and should be replaced. Breaks continue to fail/malfunction approximately 1 time per week. Dealer always says no problems found.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

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