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5.3

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,000 miles

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2013 Toyota 4Runner drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2013 Toyota 4Runner Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 142016

4Runner

  • 36,000 miles

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

I find the engine (RPM's) tend to accelerate at times when traveling in either going up or down inclines or declines that are minimal. It corrects itself within a few seconds after tapping the brakes. It has happened numerous times, the last one I've noted below

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #2

Aug 012014

4Runner

  • 17,000 miles
My '13 te has had a vibration issue become more and more noticable lately. It's probably been happening to some extent for awhile, but now that I'm dealing with slow highway traffic more often, it's much more noticable and violent. Between 5-10mph (and sometimes up to 15mph) the front end shakes violently and eventually spreads to the cabin. I can replicate this at any time I wish on any type of road. Tires are balanced and vehicle is properly aligned. The steering does feel loose and like it's shaking at times while going over bumps or rough roads. So far the shaking happens: In 4WD in 2wd in 1st and 2nd gear in neutral in 4WD neutral under braking under acceleration in neutral with the engine off under braking in neutral with the engine off and in 4WD neutral with the engine off

- Denver, CO, USA

problem #1

Jan 292013

4Runner

  • 1,000 miles
When entering highway from acceleration lane, the truck would not accelerate past 45mph. When the pedal was pushed towards the floor when going 45, the engine would lose power and the vehicle would start to decrease in speed. I continued to drive to the next exit 2 miles away and then the power returned to exceed 45 mph. Never repeated the issue until 9/15/13. Same scenario, accelerating onto the highway. Loss of power at 45mph. Had to pull over to the emergency lane as traffic was coming up behind me at 70+mph. Accelerated after a full stop and reentered the highway. The truck then ran normally. Took it to the dealer and they could not duplicate the problem. Dealer stated that if it happened again, they would establish a case with Toyota. I have avoided an accident on both previous occasions but now I have to be conscious of avoiding other traffic at any moment. I purchased new to avoid this kind of headache.

- Richmond, VA, USA

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