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.

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3.1

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,367 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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2012 Toyota 4Runner Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 112016

4Runner

  • 47,100 miles

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

Got code P2440 and was quoted 2000. For repair and only just 47107 miles

- Bonham, TX, USA

problem #2

Jan 102015

4Runner

  • 49,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Toyota 4runner. The contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed, an abnormal smell emitted into the vehicle and it became extremely hot around his feet. The contact stated that the vehicle made a loud pop noise and after merging to the side of the road he noticed flames coming from the front passenger side of the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to a dealer. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 49,000.

- Napoleonville, LA, USA

problem #1

Oct 152014

4Runner 6-cyl

  • 37,000 miles
Toyota uses new green (environment friendly) wiring that is tasty to rodents and other pest- they are aware that it can attract animals to eat the wiring and electrical systems on their vehicles and refuse to cover the damages incurred on the warranty - they refer the customers to seek monetary aide from their insurance company - in my case it was $3000 in damages to my vehicle for a rat eating the wires /electrical system. My insurance paid for it - but how can I be assured it will not occur again. ?? Toyota needs to be responsible.

- San Antonio , TX, USA

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