Toyota 4Runner owners have reported 230 problems related to suspension (under the suspension category).
As I was driving down the interstate I crossed a bridge and rear end of vehicle was going all over the road. The passenger side sway arm and ripped away from the frame. The frame to me seems to made out of too thin of metal. Never had a vehicle frame do that ever.
See all problems of the 1999 Toyota 4Runner.
Frame rusted out where the rear axle arm attaches. Arm mount broken loose from frame. Vehichle is undriveable and virtually not repairable. (frame replacement) ridiculous Toyota!!! you know about this problem, make it right to your customers!. Myself and fmaily own 7 Toyotas. Might reconsider ever buying another!.
See all problems of the 1997 Toyota 4Runner.
I bought the vehicle recently and was taking it to have it safety inspected. Driving down a curvy road, the vehicle became difficult to steer straight. A loud thunking noise was coming from the passenger rear quarter. Upon inspection it became apparent that the passenger side rear lower 4 link frame attachment tower (just forward of the passenger side rear wheel and tire) had detached from the frame. This condition seems to have been caused by severe metal deterioration from the inside out, hiding itself until it perforated the frame. On further inspection the frame was found to be perforated all along the lower inside wall - from the 4 link tower to the middle crossmember attach point . This area of the frame is adjacent to the muffler and is exposed to exaggerated thermal cycling on a daily basis. Some metallurgical reaction to this condition is causing extreme corrosion of the frame rails to the point of failure. This is happening to a lot of 1999 to 2003 4runners in the same exact spot and it's going to get someone seriously hurt or killed. Many people are unaware anything is amiss until they poke around the area of the inside frame rail.
See all problems of the 2000 Toyota 4Runner.
My 2000 4runner only has 123k mils on it and the frame is so rusted it might be unsafe to drive. I tried to get new shocks on it and was told they can't due to the bad rust. The rest of the truck is in perfect condition!.
Frame rusting underneath the rear of vehicle. Happened within the last year because when the auto was inspected in 5/2016 the rust was not there.
See all problems of the 2003 Toyota 4Runner.
Excessive rusts on frame with concentrations around mountings of critical components like suspension, gas lines, brake lines etc.
See all problems of the 2008 Toyota 4Runner.
Excessive rust on frame with jeopardized integrity at joins connecting brakes, fuel lines and suspensions system.
See all problems of the 2009 Toyota 4Runner.
Frame badly rotted crossmember for transmission and left rear are worst .
See all problems of the 1996 Toyota 4Runner.
It's been close to a year since my name was put on a list to have the leaf springs inspected,called the dealership today and still have four more months to wait. The person that I talked to said they are not getting the parts fast enough. They are doing about 12 cars a month. For a recall this is not right?.
See all problems of the 2007 Toyota 4Runner.
�purchased car in boulder 3/22/2017 �2006 Toyota 4 runner VIN # jtebt14r060063571 �rust damage / dealer stated rust was because car was from NY, but would not get worse and was just superficial rust. �purchased car and set an appt. With pueblo Toyota 3/24/2017 to mount spare tire and do an inspection �Toyota could not mount spare tire and stated vehicle was in good condition except for severe rust damage, could not install spare tire, and informed me that it may cost double to do repairs in the future because of rust damage. �took car to pro-masters auto body shop on 3/24/2017 and they informed my son that the rust was severe and they would not attempt to repair, but estimated costs to repair the rear end to be $6,000 to $7,000 �reviewed on internet and there were several complaints about rust damage on 2006 Toyota 4-runners, tundra�s, and tacoma�s from n. E. States. Comments were also made that the vehicle with severe rust damage could be unsafe to drive. �took car to individual who restores cars and he said the rust was so severe and car was not worth repairing and unsafe and he would not let his wife or family drive it. �took car to custom care repair shop to review rust and install spare tire and they concurred that the rust was severe and unsafe and could not install spare tire. �I called pro-masters auto body shop to confirm what they had inspected and if I could give his name and phone number if asked. Ohe informed me that rust was so severe that if he attempted to secure spare tire, that the frame holding it was so thin he could not guarantee it would not fall off. Ohe also informed me that as the vehicle gets wet the frame becomes weaker and could start to crumble.
See all problems of the 2006 Toyota 4Runner.
In my own words, I have a 2008 Toyota 4runner 4x4 with only 27,000 original miles and the chassis is completely rusted thru, with huge big holes on the chassis. Toyota used some very cheap metal and didn't spray any chassis pretection from rust. The rear driver side shock mount rusted completely that the shock fell off while I was driving, now there is no mount for the shock now. I almost lost control on a curve that was a little bumpy, as I passed the curve my 4runner felt like the back kept sliding, I felt like it was almost about to flip over. There are recalls for all other Toyota SUV but not for Toyota 4runner what's the difference if they used the same metal to make the chassis. My chassis is even more rusted on the front passenger side where the air conditioner has a small drip rubber tube where the air conditioner drops any ac condensation. I don't feel safe driving my 2008 4runner but it only has less than 27,000 original miles. . . Can you. Relive that. I even have pictures and videos to prove it. Smh and I really like my 4runner.
2003 4runner failed inspection due to rotting frame. Recall was available on the tundra's tacoma's and sequoia's. Why not the 4runners?.
I was driving in the freeway beltway 08 when tehran trasmision of my car run out last Saturday 02/04/2018.
See all problems of the 2012 Toyota 4Runner.
My 2004 4runner, with less than 80,000 miles, has significant and overwhelming under carriage rust. There is a frame rot hole. One of the trailing arm brackets on the axle has rusted to the point where the trailing arm was no longer connected. This is one of the points where the axel is connected to the vehicle and keeps the axel from rotating. There are front suspension parts completely rusted to the point my vehicle can no longer receive a successful front end alignment. These are the biggest problems, there are several other issues due to unbelievable rust.
See all problems of the 2004 Toyota 4Runner.
Frame rusted out and rear axle support detached from frame while driving, causing vehicle to sway uncontrollably almost rolling over. Found that manufacturer has recall on trucks with similar frame for rust issue, but not this vehicle because there are not enough complaints or deaths.
See all problems of the 1998 Toyota 4Runner.
Whenever I go over potholes and bumps my car makes clunking noises and sounds horrible.
See all problems of the 2016 Toyota 4Runner.
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.
See all problems of the 2014 Toyota 4Runner.
Brought the car in for rear end repair and had 2 reputable mechanics refuse to repair the truck because they said the frame was so badly rusted that it would be a hazard to even drive the truck irregardless of any repair that they could perform.
See all problems of the 2001 Toyota 4Runner.
Frame rust - problem is the same as what has happened to same year Toyota tacoma pickups. These vehicles should also be recalled and have the same fix applied to them as was applied to the tacoma pickup. Purchased vehicle used in October and had shop put it up on a lift 2 months later for routine maintenance. They said frame rusted and unsafe to drive.
See all problems of the 2005 Toyota 4Runner.
Frame and suspension attached to the frame corroded early. The attachments for the rear shocks are almost corroded through.
The contact owns a 2015 Toyota 4runner. While driving 65 mph, the vehicle vibrated and the steering wheel shook and made a chattering noise. The tires were replaced because the contact thought they were the cause of the failure; however, the failure continued. The dealer was notified. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was 27,000.
See all problems of the 2015 Toyota 4Runner.
I own a 2000 Toyota 4runner sr5. The frame is very badly rusted and is beginning to fail. I have been notified by my mechanic that I should consider replacing the frame for safety issues. Toyota has recalled and replaced the same frame on the Toyota tacoma but has yet to issue a recall on the 4runner.
1- the seatbelt threads become loose and broke. 2- at 50 m/h the car is bouncing left to right.
Frame rotted apart have to have several mechanics look at it and told me not to drive it any longer I need my vehicle fixed cannot afford another vehicle at this time not in our budget my wife and I both work not financially set. . Driving this vehicle is very dangerous totally rotted frame needs replacing.
I have a 2006 Toyota 4 runner that has been developing excessive rust flaking on the rear axle housing,brake components, frame and rear suspension componets. We have had warranty work performed approx. 1 year ago and the mechanics at Toyota stated they needed to replace or repair various transmission lines before they would return the vehicle to my wife. I asked them what am I suppose to do about all the rust problems and they really didnt have a answer and said I need to talk to the service manager that was not there at the time. I have made every attempt to radicate this issue that has been getting worse over time. Vehicle is garage kept and was purchased new as we are the only owner of this vehicle. Myself and everyone else know Toyota knows about this problem and refused to do anything about it. My fear is that we are on a trip and have catastrophic failure of one or more components and getting in a accident. There was no accident yet.
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Front Suspension Control Arm problems||
|Rear Suspension problems||
|Front Suspension Lower Ball Joint problems||
|Front Suspension problems||
|Sway Bar problems||
|Suspension Noise problems||
|Front Suspension Stabilizer Bar problems||
|Rear Suspension Axle problems||
|Front Suspension Upper Ball Joint problems||