CarComplaints.com 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.

6.0

fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
$60
Average Mileage:
174,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replaced steering shaft (1 reports)
2005 Toyota 4Runner steering problems

steering problem

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2005 Toyota 4Runner Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 282019

4Runner SR5 V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 174,000 miles

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

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hard to turn

Within the matter of a week, steering went from smooth (normal) to fighting the steering wheel just to make a turn. Steering fluid is normal levels. No signs of leaks anywhere.

Update from Jul 23, 2019: Problem was a rusted lower steering shaft. I’d post a picture but I can’t. Part was inexpensive from 1aauto. $59.95. https://cdn.1aauto.com/partimage/STC/1ASTC00197/a34d0c970bf44399850d8ae6643844de_490.jpg

- Reel N., Madison, WI, US

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