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:
70,020 miles

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2007 Toyota 4Runner windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2007 Toyota 4Runner Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 312011


  • 70,020 miles


My vehicle, 2007 Toyota 4runner, has been experiencing some issues when the temperature drops below freezing. Living in Maine, this happens more often than any human would like. In any event, my HVAC blower motor continues to literally freeze up and will not work. Toyota has issued a tsb (AC002-07) on this exact issue. Since my vehicle is out of warranty I'm told by the local dealer and by Toyota directly that I need to assume all costs for repair, yet if the vehicle was "in warranty" these repairs would be covered. The vehicle was driven in warm climates for the duration of the warranty period and this issue was not discovered until a recent move. I'm unclear how this issue is not seen as a direct safety issue and has not become a standard vehicle recall for repair. This is an obvious design flaw with the vehicle which can impair the vehicle's ability to perform safely. I have not driven my vehicle in over a week due to the fact that it is unsafe to drive in a freezing cold vehicle, but more importantly, I cannot get air movement to defrost my windshield. With no heat, or the ability to defrost your windshield in inclement weather there exists an absolute safety issue. Additionally, I have a 20 month old child and operating a vehicle with no mechanism for warming itself is in my eyes "unsafe" thank you for your time an consideration.

- South Portland, ME, USA

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