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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,300 miles

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2012 Toyota 4Runner suspension problems

suspension problem

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2012 Toyota 4Runner Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 302012

4Runner 6-cyl

  • 1,300 miles


Applied brakes firmly at yellow light and vehicle nose dived, brakes locked and vehicle stated to skid. Let up on pedal and applied brakes again and vehicle stopped without further drama. Did not feel the antilock brake system pulse the pedal or hear the system growl. Second time this has happened under same circumstances. Plenty of room to stop before the light changed from yellow to red. Light brake application always required to avoid vehicle nose diving. Light application of brakes doesn't slow it very well. Brakes seem to be very touchy. Last vehicle was a Toyota highlander which had no brake problems.

- Idaho Falls, ID, USA

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