pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,500 miles

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2011 Toyota 4Runner engine problems

engine problem

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2011 Toyota 4Runner Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 202016


  • miles


The contact owns a 2011 Toyota 4runner. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 16V577000 (engine and engine cooling) and 16V340000 (air bags); however, the parts for the recall repairs were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repairs. The contact had not experienced a failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. Parts distribution disconnect and VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Tupelo, MS, USA

problem #1

Jan 062013

4Runner 6-cyl

  • 9,000 miles
Just as I put my new Toyota 4-runner in reverse in a crowded parking lot, the engine races wildly. Fortunately my foot was firmly on the brake, and I was able to get it back into "park" - whereupon the engine raced even more wildly, until I turned off the ignition. I checked to make sure that nothing was against the accelerator pedal - and there wasn't... I checked to make sure the accelerator pedal was in its correct position and working freely - and it was. So I restarted the car, it seemed fine, and drove home - and a little bit yesterday (Monday) morning - the day after the incident. All was fine... but, but, this was a very crowded parking lot where the incident took place - literally hundreds of people - including children - walking around, and many hundreds of other cars and trucks nearby... I am a life-long Toyota owner - and this will not change this. But, clearly this "uncontrolled acceleration" problem with Toyota's of late, still exists and must be corrected immediately!!!

- Mckinney, TX, USA

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