3.5

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,842 miles

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2014 Toyota 4Runner steering problems

steering problem

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2014 Toyota 4Runner Owner Comments

problem #6

Oct 052021

4Runner

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The steering became almost unresponsive and I could not turn the steering wheel while driving. I brought it to a repair shop and they said the intermediate steering shaft and u-joints were rotted out and rusted to where it seized up. The vehicle only has 55k miles on it and I don-t live by the ocean. The parts were repaired by a shop and steering feels like new again. Had this seized up on the highway or at high speeds it could have been very bad. There were no warning lamps or issues with steering before

- Wilmington, MA, USA

problem #5

May 122021

4Runner

  • 71,000 miles
When applying the brakes, the vehicle / steering wheel shakes "violently". almost to the point that it is hard to hold on to the steering wheel. And if I'm driving at highway speeds the vehicle is extremely hard to stop. I have had to swerve around the vehicle in front of me numerous times because my brakes could not stop my vehicle in time. In an attempt to fix this issue I have had a certified mechanic replace the front rotors at 71K miles, 83K miles, 100K miles with the last time being with genuine Toyota rotors. Each time the vehicle will drive great for about 10K miles and than go back to the violent shaking. Even with the last set of genuine Toyota rotors, the violent shaking started after about 15K - 18K miles. Luckily with covid I don't have to drive on the highway much, but even at city speeds it still really shakes. So here I am still looking for a permanent solution to my problem

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #4

Feb 272020

4Runner

  • 130,000 miles
My 2014 Toyota 4 runner has what I call a death wobble. As you start down the road and get up to speed, 55-65 mph, the front end shakes violently and pulls to the right. I am almost scared to drive it. I have had a few mechanic shops look at it and no one can figure it out. They have done alignments, checked transfer case (4WD), cv axles on front, control arm bushings, swapped tires, replaced rotors and road force balanced tires. The last mechanic said I should park it until it's figured out but I cannot afford another vehicle as I'm still paying on this one and it's my only vehicle. I have never owned a vehicle that does this and I have had about 20 vehicles! I looked online to see what others have reported on this issue and there are a bunch of the exact same problems in online 2010-2018 4 runner forums. This seriously needs to be addressed and is apparently an issue with the front end. Someone is going to wreck because of this. Toyota needs to be made aware of and look into the problem. The dealerships isn't any help at all. They cannot figure out the problem either and just pawn it off until a warranty runs out. Please please please help figure this out. I love my vehicle but I'm really starting to be scared to drive it.

- Odenville, AL, USA

problem #3

Dec 012016

4Runner

  • 26,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Vehicle shakes "violently" upon putting brakes while driving at or above 60 mph. I took my vehicle in to Toyota several times for this same problem and they keep telling me it's a brake pad/rotor problem. The first time I took this in to Toyota my vehicle had maybe 28,000 miles, I took it in today 3/20/17 and it has 35,000 and they said the same thing so I took it to a brake repair shop and explained what Toyota had said, the employee and actual owner of the shop told me "I would love to take your money however it will not fix the problem because your brakes and rotors are perfect. That is actually what the another shop employee told me when I took it in back in 2016. I am hoping if anyone else out there has this same problem they will find a solution before something terrible happens to anyone

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #2

Feb 282014

4Runner

  • miles
Vehicle handles poorly, worse above 55 mph, raining, or windy. Vehicle wanders and requires constant course corrections to stay in lane. Tires are feathering on outside edges and are prematurely worn out at under 10,000 miles. According to Toyota everything is perfect.

- Jackson, NJ, USA

problem #1

Nov 142013

4Runner 6-cyl

  • 49 miles
Steering wheel vibrates, flutters at highway speed. Most noticeable driving over 60 mph.

- Annandale , VA, USA

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