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:
55,260 miles

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2005 Toyota 4Runner wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2005 Toyota 4Runner Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 152012


  • 52,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Toyota 4runner, equipped with cooper discoverer atr tires, size: 265/65/17. The contact was traveling 55 mph when a vibrating sound emitted from the tires. The contact confirmed that the front passenger side tire was flat. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The dealer confirmed the failure was caused by tread separation. The manufacturer was not contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 52,000.

- Johnstown, PA, USA

problem #2

May 092011


  • 47,241 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota 4-runner. The contact noticed a metal cap attached to the valve stems was frozen, preventing him from removing them. As a result, he was unable to add air to the tires. The contact expressed concern over possibly losing control of the vehicle and crashing due to the tires being under inflated. An authorized dealer refused to remove the frozen caps and informed the contact the tire sensors would fracture if they did so, and he would be responsible for the repairs. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and was going to contact the dealer on the contact's behalf. The failure and current mileages were 47,241.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #1

Sep 262008


  • 66,540 miles
Tire stem valve caps are unable to be removed due to a defect in manufacturing (all 4 tires plus the spare). I am unable to add or remove air from the tires causing a safety hazard. The manufacturer acknowledges the problem but refuses to repair or replace at no charge. The only option offered by the manufacturer is they have offered to break the part off and charge us to replace it (>$500 repair). No accident has yet been caused.

- Toledo, OH, USA

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