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.

6.8

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,422 miles

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2008 Toyota 4Runner engine problems

engine problem

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2008 Toyota 4Runner Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 212010

4Runner

  • 9,422 miles

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

Started my 2008 Toyota 4runner. Never touched the accelerator pedal. Engine raced uncontrollably to around 7-8000 RPM and shuddered terribly. Immediately turned the engine off and then tried it again. Did same thing. Took vehicle to the dealership where they said they couldn't duplicate the symptoms and said there weren't any codes stored in the computer. Was told they would call Toyota technical to report issue. Never have been contacted. This incident only reinforces the belief that Toyota has issues other than the "recall fix". I believe that it is an electrical/computer problem. It should be noted that my vehicle is not even on the recall list.

- Deltona, FL, USA

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