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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,500 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2013 Toyota 4Runner engine problems

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2013 Toyota 4Runner Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 072016


  • 24,000 miles


Upon quick acceleration from a stop position sulfur exhaust fumes enter the passenger cabin and dissipate after 30 to 60 seconds. This is a regular event. Took vehicle to dealer to have the exhaust system checked, they said they did not find anything wrong. I contacted the dealer with a survey of my service experience and told them I know the mechanic did not test drive the vehicle or tell me he could not find anything wrong. I told cavender Toyota service department their mechanic did not test drive the vehicle to duplicate what I experience upon quick/rapid acceleration.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #1

Oct 252014


  • 49,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Toyota 4runner. While driving at approximately 60 mph, the vehicle began to jerk. The accelerator pedal was depressed, but the vehicle did not accelerate. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the throttle emission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The approximate failure mileage was 49,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Silva, NC, USA

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