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:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45 miles

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2007 Toyota 4Runner seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2007 Toyota 4Runner Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 202006

4Runner 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45 miles


: the contact stated while driving at any speed or at rest and on normal road condition, the passenger side air bag illuminated off. The vehicle was taken to the dealership, who indicated when the rear seat was folded and the front passenger seat touched the rear seat, the front passenger air bag becomes deactivated. The owner manual also indicated in page 92 of this characteristic. The dealership determined this was the way the air bag system was designed. The dealership recommended when the space was required for cargo instead of folding the rear seat, it should be removed or the front seat should be pulled forward to avoid contact with the rear seat, however this suggestion was not practical because it made the passenger very uncomfortable. The manufacturer was contacted, but the customer service line did not know anything about this air bag defect. Updated 12/28/2006 -

- Aspen, CO, USA

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