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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,376 miles

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2015 Toyota 4Runner brakes problems

brakes problem

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2015 Toyota 4Runner Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 202018


  • 47,000 miles


At 20,202 the SUV's steering wheel would shake when brakes were applied. The dealer noted that the rotors were warped, glazed and had heat spots. Vehicle qualified for replacement brakes under warranty, replaced brake pads and rotors front only. Since repair, the front wheel started to shake again - dealer said to get new tires to solve problem. Got new tires at ~47,000. Problem still existed, and took to dealer for regular service and to address brake pulsation when applying pedal. The dealer, northridge Toyota, declared that "the pulsation is a wear or driving pattern issue" refusing to fix this obviously defective braking system. Recommending the same rotor and pad replacement at a cost of over $660. Many documented complaints of this same problem on this NHTSA website.

- Chatsworth, CA, USA

problem #3

Oct 052017


  • 57,000 miles
While braking aggressively on a dry street in a straight line, the ABS system kicked in for a brief second and then it released the brakes all together - resulting in complete loss of all braking capability. Braking capability was restored after the pedals was released all together and re applied. This happened twice over the past 6 months. On 2017/10/13 I took the vehicle in for a comprehensive inspection of the braking system by a Toyota authorized dealer but they had not identified any faults and claim the system is operating as expected.

- Poway, CA, USA

problem #2

May 262017


  • 15,000 miles
Brakes are not adequate for model. Rotors warp around 15K and keep warping when replaced or resurfaced. Braking is not solid, is slow, and steering wheel shake results when warping occurs. Brakes do not adequately grab. Brakes also are slow to react with ABS on corners, make sounds and brakes are substandard for model. All of this has happened under at 15K and 23K in my car. Dealer said it''s a known issue and tells people to downshift (in an automatic!) instead of brake. Many complaints in internet formula regarding the same. People could get seriously hurt with these issues. Needs to be recalled for brakes and a stronger braking system issued.

- Englewood, CO, USA

problem #1

Apr 252015


  • 2,505 miles
Approaching stop lite (40mph.) applying brakes, accelerator went up to 3000 RPM, S with brakes applied.pumped brakes finally rpms came down.there is nothing blocking accelerator(floor mat). Separate incident same day backing out of parking spot went into traction control mode with brakes vibrating and clicking on dry pavement.

- Milliken, CO, USA

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