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:
2,165 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2007 Toyota 4Runner steering problems

steering problem

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2007 Toyota 4Runner Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 072016


  • miles


Very hard steering stiff steering wheel to the point the wheel was locking

- Clinton, NY, USA

problem #2

Oct 232007

4Runner 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
2007 Toyota 4runner has a shimmy in the steering wheel at freeway speed. Took problem to the dealer and they indicated it was a normal characteristic of the 4runner.

- Laguna Niguel, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 272007

4Runner 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,495 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota 4runner. While driving between 45-70, the contact felt a vibration in the steering wheel. No warning lights were present. The contact spoke with the dealer and they stated that it was a normal characteristic of the vehicle. The current mileage was 2,500 and the failure mileage as 1,495. The consumer stated the dealer tried to fix the vibration defect multiple times but to no avail. Updated 12/12/07

- North Granby, CT, USA

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