fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,386 miles

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2011 Toyota 4Runner brakes problems

brakes problem

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2011 Toyota 4Runner Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 012010


  • 4,500 miles


The contact owns a 2011 Toyota 4runner. While driving approximately 35 mph, the brakes locked and the contact lost control of the vehicle. The failure occurred numerous times and at different speeds. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 4,500.

- Scotch Plains , NJ, USA

problem #2

Sep 132012


  • 15,047 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Toyota 4runner. The contact stated that while decelerating from 60 mph, the brakes failed to engage. The contact continued to depress the brakes with force until the antilock braking system engaged. The vehicle continued to move and the contact was able to turn the vehicle to the right and moved away from oncoming traffic. The failure was experienced several times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and a diagnostic was performed, which was unable to locate a failure code. The vehicle was also test driven and the failure was not duplicated. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 15,047 and the current mileage was 23,203.

- Cedar Park , TX, USA

problem #1

Dec 022012

4Runner 6-cyl

  • 14,611 miles
Brakes applied at 45 mph, vsc activated, rear brakes locked on and would not release. Vehicle was driven to a safe location off the highway and was transported to owners home via flatbed. The rear brakes were very hot and grabbing as I exited the highway. The parking brake light in the console lit. And the audio beeper sounded continuously. Incident was reported to the Toyota dealer. They did not request to inspect the vehicle.

- Sandwich, MA, USA

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