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:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
8,650 miles

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2006 Toyota 4Runner seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2006 Toyota 4Runner Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 202007

4Runner 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Toyota 4runner. While driving 35 mph, the front end of the contact's vehicle crashed into another vehicle. The air bags failed to deploy. The front end of the vehicle was damaged and towed. A police report was filed. The driver was wearing a seat belt, but sustained injuries to his head due to it striking the steering wheel. The cause of the failure was unknown. The failure mileage was 7,000 and current mileage was 21,000.

- Sherevsport , LA, USA

problem #1

Feb 102007

4Runner 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,300 miles
While reviewing the 2006 Toyota 4runner complaints I found that consumer complaint: ODI case number: 10179170 is actually a complaint for a 2006 Toyota rav4 and is misfiled and may want to be corrected. Thanks--- dave cizek

- Norfolk, NE, USA

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