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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
62,000 miles

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2004 Toyota 4Runner fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2004 Toyota 4Runner Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 122010


  • 62,000 miles


The contact owns a 2004 Toyota 4runner. The contact was driving 30 mph when the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was towed to a local repair facility where the vehicle was diagnosed and the mechanic located the failure at the fuel pump. The fuel pump was fractured and had metal pieces within the pump. The mechanic replaced the fuel pump. The manufacturer advised the contact that if they received enough complaints regarding the fuel pump failure in his year, make and model then they could possibly open an investigation. No further assistance was offered. The failure mileage was 62,000 and the current mileage was 63,000.

- Brandford , CT, USA

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