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:
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Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
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2006 Toyota 4Runner Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 032010

(reported on)


  • miles


2006 Toyota 4 runner. Consumer states accelerator issues similar to recall. Consumer states the problem is intermittent. The consumer stated he along with his wife own a 2006 Toyota 4runner but their vehicles were not a part of the recall. The consumer and his wife experienced acceleration issues. The consumer stated when backing up or going forward and preparing to stop, he let his foot off the accelerator and then applied the brakes at a very low speed, but the vehicle did not slow down. The consumer had to use both feet in order to get the vehicle to slow down. At times, the vehicle lurched forward as the brakes were applied. The consumer believed the problem was electronic and not mechanical.

- Lafayette, LA, USA

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