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Suspension Problems of Toyota 4Runner - part 1

Toyota 4Runner owners have reported 219 problems related to suspension (under the suspension category).

car image   Suspension problem of the 1996 Toyota 4Runner 1
Failure Date: 04/07/2017

Frame badly rotted crossmember for transmission and left rear are worst .

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car image   Suspension problem of the 2007 Toyota 4Runner 2
Failure Date: 03/24/2017

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?.

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car image   Suspension problem of the 2008 Toyota 4Runner 3
Failure Date: 03/01/2017

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.

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car image   Suspension problem of the 2003 Toyota 4Runner 4
Failure Date: 02/21/2017

2003 4runner failed inspection due to rotting frame. Recall was available on the tundra's tacoma's and sequoia's. Why not the 4runners?.

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car image   Suspension problem of the 2012 Toyota 4Runner 5
Failure Date: 02/04/2017

I was driving in the freeway beltway 08 when tehran trasmision of my car run out last Saturday 02/04/2018.

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car image   Suspension problem of the 2004 Toyota 4Runner 6
Failure Date: 12/23/2016

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.

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car image   Suspension problem of the 1998 Toyota 4Runner 7
Failure Date: 12/14/2016

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.

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car image   Suspension problem of the 2016 Toyota 4Runner 8
Failure Date: 12/07/2016

Whenever I go over potholes and bumps my car makes clunking noises and sounds horrible.

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car image   Suspension problem of the 2014 Toyota 4Runner 9
Failure Date: 12/01/2016

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.

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car image   Suspension problem of the 2001 Toyota 4Runner 10
Failure Date: 11/11/2016

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.

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car image   Suspension problem of the 2005 Toyota 4Runner 11
Failure Date: 10/10/2016

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.

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car image   Suspension problem of the 2003 Toyota 4Runner 12
Failure Date: 10/01/2016

Frame and suspension attached to the frame corroded early. The attachments for the rear shocks are almost corroded through.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2015 Toyota 4Runner 13
Failure Date: 10/01/2016

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.

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car image   Suspension problem of the 2000 Toyota 4Runner 14
Failure Date: 09/15/2016

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.

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car image   Suspension problem of the 1999 Toyota 4Runner 15
Failure Date: 09/15/2016

1- the seatbelt threads become loose and broke. 2- at 50 m/h the car is bouncing left to right.

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car image   Suspension problem of the 1997 Toyota 4Runner 16
Failure Date: 09/08/2016

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.

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car image   Suspension problem of the 2006 Toyota 4Runner 17
Failure Date: 09/07/2016

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.

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car image   Suspension problem of the 2000 Toyota 4Runner 18
Failure Date: 08/31/2016

I am the original owner. . . Normal driving. Regular maintenance. Last few times I had a truck in the shop (different ones) they recommend I contact somebody, about the frame. . . It is basically rusted all the way thru. It is rusting from the inside out, seems like. . . Had many Toyota's in the past (and present). . . Had never seen anything like it.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2006 Toyota 4Runner 19
Failure Date: 08/20/2016

1. ) while driving the vehicle is very difficult to steer. The lastest incident occurred while traveling on the highway. The was constantly swaying and pulling to direction forcing me to grip the steering wheel ; pulling it in opposite direction so tightly that my wrist were throbbing. Once I exited the highway and came to a stop, the steering wheel turned almost 180 degrees by itself. I took it to a sears service center and the mechanic could not find anything wrong. Prior to my road trip, I had my vehicle checked out and nothing was found out of sorts. This as occurred on several other occasions. 2. ) my vehicle will lose power if the key is left in the ignition for a brief period of time without the vehicle being started. It will also loose power if the vehicle doors are open, even if the keys are not in the ignition. I have to get a "jump start" often. I've had my battery replaced and the problem checked out at the my local Toyota dealer but the cause of the problem could not be detected. The latest incident occurred while I was waiting for a service representative to assist me at the Toyota dealership. I pulled into the service area, waiting for the service representative with the key in the ignition, but the car was not running. It could've been more than 5 minutes before the the representative got in my truck and tried to start it; but it was dead. It had to be jumped started. The battery was checked , as it usually is when this occurs; and it had full power.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2003 Toyota 4Runner 20
Failure Date: 08/12/2016

My 2003 Toyota 4 runner has massive frame rot. I fixed what I could, but still fighting with the problem. I know Toyota recalled their pick up trucks because of frame issues, they should do the same for their 4 runners.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2002 Toyota 4Runner 21
Failure Date: 07/18/2016

Traction control system malfunctions intermittently while driving around curves. Several times while driving approximately 30-40 miles per hour on a mountain road, the anti skid light illuminates without warning on a dry paved road with a subsequent sudden pull to the right and "grinding" noise. This has happened multiple times without warning. The Toyota dealer can not help, since he can not replicate the problem. The latest occurrence pulled the vehicle across the center line into the oncoming traffic lane. (had there been oncoming traffic this would have been a serious accident).

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car image   Suspension problem of the 2004 Toyota 4Runner 22
Failure Date: 07/07/2016

Well maintained vehicle failed nh state safety inspection based on significant frame rust. Rust points around radiator support mounts, and passenger side rail, near muffler mount, and rear suspension mount point. With damage, car is unsafe to drive. Toyota states no resolution option exists. Similar year tacomas frames are being replaced with identical damage.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2001 Toyota 4Runner 23
Failure Date: 05/19/2016

We were told today that our 2001` Toyota 4-runner has frame rot that is inconsistent with the age of the vehicle and the condition of all the other parts on it. Frame rot that constitutes a danger to our safety when driving it. The repair technicians advised us to determine if it was part of Toyota's frame rot recall with the tacomas and other vehicles because the frame rot rust was consistent with the pattern of damage they had seen on other recalled vehicles. When we looked up our 4-runner in the recall information, supposedly Toyota hasn't included our truck in the recall. We were advised by our auto repair specialist that the recall covered damage in trucks that were the same age and overall condition, so it's not as though the rest of the truck is eaten up by rust and we just happened to complain about the frame rot. The frame rot pattern found on our 4-runner is consistent with the frame rot found on recalled Toyota trucks and inconsistent with the rest of the vehicle's stability. Because this is such a dangerous situation, and because the frame rot is a known problem, it's important for other consumers to know that regardless of their care of the vehicle, the frame may rot at a rate that is inconsistent with the rest of the vehicle, and it costs lots of money to repair. 4-runner owners should have their vehicles checked for premature frame rot, and Toyota should do the right thing and fix the frame rot in the 4-runners. Just thought that after we were made aware, so should other consumers and safety organizations.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2004 Toyota 4Runner 24
Failure Date: 04/20/2016

Looks like the fran around and in front of the front suspension is rusting in two.

car image   Suspension problem of the 2004 Toyota 4Runner 25
Failure Date: 04/10/2016

Rust eat my frame into.