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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,500 miles

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2006 Toyota 4Runner Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 072006

4Runner 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 4,500 miles


: the contact stated when the rear lift gate was opened the automatic open/close mechanism failed and closed on the contact's right hand. The 4th and 5th digits of the ring finger and pinky were crushed and the 5th digit of the pinky of the right hand was hyperextended and may have been dislocated. There was possible nerve damage to the fingers and swelling to the right arm. The contact went to the emergency room. A photo and X-rays were taken. The manufacturer was notified.

- Allentown, NJ, USA

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