The 4Runner remains a sound choice among mid-sized SUVs, especially with its available stability-control system. But its pickup-truck ancestry is still apparent. You get a stiff, jittery ride and a tight cockpit with a high floor and low roof. Improved emergency handling, capable off-road ability help offset those flaws, however.
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Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 420,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2019 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2000 Toyota 4Runner owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"Continual brake issues on this 4Runner. Have had brake issues since I owned it. Not sure if it is related to this car or just coincidental"

Anonymous, FL (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2.7-L 4 Cyl)
Calipers

"Front wheel calipers were replaced at 223,000"

H H., OR (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)

"Calipers were sticking and were not releasing - caused damage to rotors. Decided to replace all calipers and rotors"

William W., VA (2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4-L V6)

"Calipers were/are sticking and causing vibration and the rotors and break pads to wear out prematurely"

Anonymous, CT (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)
Master cylinder

"leaking and replacement"

Jackie S., CA (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"it needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, FL (2000 Toyota 4Runner Base 3.4-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

"Experienced rufe braking when stopping or slowing down"

Anonymous, OR (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)

"Breaks needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)

"Front brake calipers and pads were replaced at 223,000 miles"

H H., OR (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)

"brakes wear unevenly"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4-L V6)

"brakes lock up"

David D., CA (2000 Toyota 4Runner 3.4-L V6)

"Routine brake msintainence"

Jonathan F., GA (2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4-L V6)

"I thought the trouble with the rotors was "normal" ware"

Anonymous, TX (2000 Toyota 4Runner Base)

"Do it myself"

Anonymous, FL (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)
Parking brake

"parking brake does not work. Always have to leave it in gear. Mechanics have never fixed it"

Jackie S., CA (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2.7-L 4 Cyl)
Premature brake wear

"Seals leaked on to brake pads which I had to repair"

Anonymous, AZ (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)

"right front brake wears prematurely every few months for last several years. tried machining to hub angle, re-adjusting system, etc. Next will be full re-build"

Anonymous, CO (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)
Rotors

"I had a bad wobble when I applied the brakes. I had the rotors turned and , tho it wasn't absolutely necessary, I replaced the brake pads"

Dan W., TX (2000 Toyota 4Runner Base 3.4-L V6)

"Brake rotors warped, needed replacement"

Scott A., CT (2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4-L V6)

"Again, the calipers caused scarring on the rotors. The rotors had been turned previously and I decided to have them replaced entirely rather than simply grind them down....not sure if the rotors had warped"

William W., VA (2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4-L V6)

"Front rotors keep warping have had them replaced 3x in about 30000 miles at a local mechanic. Scheduled to take them to Toyota"

David B., WV (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)

"New rotors had to be replaced in less that 12 months"

Anonymous, FL (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)

"Vibration or "judder" during application of the brakes. Have repaired 3 times but the problem keeps returning"

Anonymous, BC (2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4-L V6)

"I has been several months, but the was "shimming" when I applied the brakes going over 50. My husband said take it in"

Anonymous, TX (2000 Toyota 4Runner Base)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"Charcoal canister needed to be replaced. No aftermarket parts available so expensive, even at a local garage, not dealership"

John B., TX (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)

"replaced MAP"

R P., TN (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)

"Numerous emission parts wer changed, lght continues to go on"

Robert D., NJ (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)

"catalytic converters check engine light would not go off"

Anonymous, MA (2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4-L V6)

"Replaced catalytic converter and co2 sensors due to malfunction"

Anneli E., PA (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)

"The EGR valve seems to not last very long on this vehicle, causing the check engine light to stay on and requires attention more frequently than expected, I expected the OEM part to last at least 3 years, and it does not"

Anonymous, NY (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)
Fuel injection system

"Runs rough (chugging) for first 5-10 minutes of driving"

Anonymous, WA (2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4-L V6)

"It has been missing and need fuel injector"

Anonymous, NJ (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)

"The dealership is "pretty sure" that my fuel injectors are clogged, but they will not guaranty this is the problem. I have already spent over $1,000 for O2 sensors, which I believe were probably fine, as they seem to be guessing due to the vague cod"

Anonymous, WA (2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4-L V6)

"1 cylinder was missing, was repaired as a fuel injection problem"

Tyman S., CA (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)

"Caused very rough driving"

Anonymous, SC (2000 Toyota 4Runner Base 3.4-L V6)

"I could drive my vehicle but it acted as if it was missing. The computer diagnostic machine kept pointing to Cylinder 2, and everything else checked out fine. Eventually, the mechanic was able to determine it was the fuel ejector for that cylinder."

Anonymous, HI (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"beware to diagnose which sensor's bad or it can be a very expensive repair"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)

"Sensors indicating intermittent catalytic converter malfunction faults and check engine light on"

Anonymous, CT (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)

"replaced"

Anonymous, MA (2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4-L V6)

"Have had to replace the O2 sensors four times so far in this vehicle. Bought in California, so has the extra California compliant emissions package. Expensive, finally started replacing them myself"

Nancy W., CA (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)

"The check engine light has tended to light on two or three different occasions. Trouble turned out to be a bad cat converter which needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, CO (2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4-L V6)

"Why does it keep failing? And why is a Toyota fix so expensive, when it must be a Toyota design problem that causes this failure? Fortunately, I have found a reliable and trustworthy non-Toyota repair person. My Toyota service manager is the one w"

Anonymous, AZ (2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4-L V6)

"Replaced fueltank due to rust htrough. Replaced fuel pump as cautionary measure, not needed"

Anneli E., PA (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)

"The mass air flow sensor failed."

Anonymous, CO (2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4-L V6)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"It is a 1998 4runner and you did not have a category. The AC is not working and I will need to put some money into it to fix it...otherwise aside from oil leak it runs great. My daughter uses it for college"

Anonymous, TN (2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4-L V6)

"Just froze up and broke the drive belt."

Kenneth B., KY (2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4-L V6)
Automatic climate control

"A/C heater temperature sensing unit failed"

Anonymous, CO (2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4-L V6)

"Dial temperature indicator does not change as you turn dial. Sometimes have to turn off and then back on to get the A/C to come on"

Anonymous, SC (2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4-L V6)

"The panel that controls the temp, fan, vent ports, stopped working"

Anonymous, GA (2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4-L V6)

"The controller does not work, made a clicking noise when temperature was adjusted with no change in actual temperature"

Daniel K., WA (2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4-L V6)
Blower (fan) motor

"Low speed does not work."

George S., FL (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)
Condenser

"The O rings needed to be replaced Cost $50"

Anonymous, NM (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)
Heater system

"Heater core clogged. Poor heat. Rear heater lines rusted through, so were disconnected."

George S., IL (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)

"The heating core is getting the hot coolant from the engine but is not generating much heat. The heating core appears to have a partial blockage limiting its heat output"

George H., AZ (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

"The Toyota technician said there was an oring problem that's why I lost freon"

Anonymous, MO (2000 Toyota 4Runner)

"No refrigerant"

Jose M., PR (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)

"Original A/C compressor was replaced by Toyota dealership several years ago. It began leaking refrigerant shortly after warranty expired. It now requires recharging several times per season."

Jack B., NC (2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4-L V6)

"I need to add refrigerant every six months."

George S., FL (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)

"Loses"

Anonymous, FL (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)

"I have to add refrigerant to the system about every few months"

Anonymous, FL (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Alignment

"I had to replace tires that were wearing unevenly due to poor road maintenance in Los Angeles County (specifically the city of Torrance) and they recommended I get a dealer alignment. Dealer did the alignment and said hydraulics needed work. As I said, I LOVE my 4 Runner and I do recommended maintenance"

Patricia H., CA (2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"My beloved 4Runner has to put up with a driver (me) who sometimes goes over/into a curb and I'm sure that is what affects the alignment, shocks etc."

Robert H., CA (2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4-L V6)

"Alignment and suspension issues are prevalent for those of us who drive city roads constantly under repair (or not) and this is hard on cars because of the constant up and down torquing. I have great tires and I think that helps."

Patricia H., CA (2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 2.7-L 4 Cyl)
Ball joints

"Considering the miles on my beloved 4Runner, it is not a surprise that we had to have work done in this area. The streets are always torn up, driving over road repair areas is wearing on the suspension of cars. I always service my car at the dealer and that is why it is in such great shape."

Patricia H., CA (2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 2.7-L 4 Cyl)
Bushings

"wheel alignment was not possible due to worn bushing on the upper and lower control arms. The parts were inexpensive but there was a lot of labor to replace them"

George H., AZ (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)
Power steering leaks

"RACK & PIN STEARING,VERY SMALL LEAK.USED POWER STEARING FLUID WITH STIO LEAK IN IT.STOPPED THE LEAK"

Wayne Y., IL (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)
Shocks or struts

"Needed replacement but originals lasted 190000 miles"

Christopher D., CA (2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4-L V6)

"I have put 190000 miles on my beloved 4Runner and the roads here are horrible so it is to be expected that one might have to have alignment done and suspension work--- my local Toyota dealer keeps me going. I do regular maintenance"

Patricia H., CA (2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"I am a 78 yr old gramma who is the uber in this family. I drive a lot and my faithful fabulous 4Runner puts up with the fact that I sometimes hit a curb backing up to turn around. I guess doing an alignment every other year isn't so bad as long as I keep my car in good condition."

Robert H., CA (2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4-L V6)

"Worn out front shocks"

Anonymous, AZ (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)

"Shocks wore out and needed replacement.... and one of the replacement shocks from the Toyota dealer failed within 10 months and needed to be replaced a second time"

Anonymous, CT (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)
Springs or torsion bars

"Rear suspension rod rusted out from frame"

T B., CT (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)

"Front torsion bar link rods rusted and fractured. Design allows water catchment in upper part of link rod, leading to rust and eventual fracture"

Anonymous, CT (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"replaced steering rack at 190000 when my mechanic showed it had too much play. Almost the first time to replace a non maintenance item"

Christopher D., CA (2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4-L V6)

"Power steering brackets were worn out and had to be replaced"

Aaron G., GA (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)

"Just wear. Was not broken but beginning to be noticeable."

Dorothy C., VA (2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4-L V6)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"with the high mileage they had to be replaced to pass inspection"

Anonymous, NY (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)

"Failed, had to replace"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)

"Check engine light has been coming on and going off for years. Diagnostics received a weak signal indicating it may be the catalytic converter. Finally it did not pass emissions testing. There are 2 catalytic converters. $3000 to replace both"

David D., OR (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)

"Seems like this is an issue every couple of years with this 4Runner"

Anonymous, NC (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)

"My check engine light came on so I took my car to my local parts dealer to have .the problem diagnosed. I originally replaced the O2 sensor but about a month later my warning light came on again so I replaced the catalytic converter. My car has been trouble free since."

Dan W., TX (2000 Toyota 4Runner Base 3.4-L V6)
Exhaust leaks

"Exhaust leak heated floor behind back seat and actually burned carpet"

Edward B., VA (2000 Toyota 4Runner 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Two new oxygen sensors"

Ken S., CA (2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4-L V6)
Muffler

"Rusted out. Just old. Too many birthdays"

Robert W., MN (2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4-L V6)

"The muffler and tailpipe separated due to corrosion and had to be replaced in 2016. These were original parts so they lasted quite long"

Anonymous, NY (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)

"Muffler rusted. Leaks. Replaced with oem type, and hasn't sounded any better."

George S., IL (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)

"Muffler rusted through so it got very noisey"

Anonymous, FL (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)

"Exit muffler pipe broke at Union to tail pipe"

Anonymous, QC (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)

"Not often an issue but sometimes"

Anonymous, NC (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)
Pipes

"Catalytic convertor was stolen and replaced approx. 4 years ago. Noticed this winter that I have two exhaust plumbs, the normal rear tailpipe and another just in front of the passenger rear tire. Suspect either a rust spot or failure where new conv"

Anonymous, MO (2000 Toyota 4Runner)

"Dirty air intake sensor. Freq. needs cleaning"

Anonymous, QC (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

CV joint

"car was making funny clunking noise, upon inspection by mechanic, CV and other components needed replacement"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4-L V6)
Differential

"Differential failed and had to be replaced. This was a major and unexpected expense. Toyota repairs are higher than GM or Ford. This was the first differential that I have ever had problems with"

Anonymous, GA (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)
Driveline vibration

"Worn u-joints. Vibration at 60-70 mph"

Anonymous, NC (2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4-L V6)

"Driveshaft universals had been replaced, shaft badly out of balance, had repaired by adding weights"

Anonymous, FL (2000 Toyota 4Runner Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Vibration from the front of the car resulted in replacing all four tyres. When that did not solve the problem, I replaced the VC joints, when that did not solve the problem, I finally replaced the drive shaft"

Oscar G., TX (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)

"U-Joints went bad. When they were replaced an internal driveshaft balancer had come loose that would have required replacement of the complete drive shaft at a cost of $1500. Due to limited use of the vehicle I elected to replace the U-Joints and t"

Anonymous, MS (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2.7-L 4 Cyl)
Driveshaft or axle

"Axle seals failed and were leaking. Necessitated disassembly of the axle to repair, which was complex, and also required servicing of the rear brakes due to oil contamination. Overall expense approximately $1700"

Anonymous, BC (2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4-L V6)

"Leaking oil seals in the rear axle required an overhaul of the axle plus refresh of rear brakes. Expensive"

Anonymous, BC (2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4-L V6)

"replaced the rear axle seals and rotors"

John W., CA (2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4-L V6)

"One ear axle seal was leaking grease onto the rear brake causing brake to stick. Both seals were replaced, new brake pads installed and the drum was turned and refaced"

Anonymous, WA (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)

"see previous"

Anonymous, FL (2000 Toyota 4Runner Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Severe front vibration leads to UJ replacement; severe noise from rear of car at 60MPH leads to drive shaft replacement"

Oscar G., TX (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)
Electrical failure

"The panel that controls the climate has mostly gone out. We can make the temperature go up or down a few degrees, but we can't change mode or anything else and it's not lit up anymore, so we can't see it in the dark"

Maureen M., MO (2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4-L V6)
Stability control (ESC)

"Broken stabilizer link bar"

James R., NJ (2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Clutch replacement

"Clutch was replaced as SOP because transmission was removed for the repair"

Anonymous, PA (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)
Torque converter

"Problems skipping"

Anonymous, FL (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Check Engine Light came on and tripped a Diagnostic Trouble Code P0770 which leads to transmission issue possibly involving torque converter, valve body and or shift solenoid. Cleared code and it set again within 24 hours. Independent Transmission shop as well as local Toyota dealer said this is a hard code and most likely was a mechanical issue. Due to age and mileage on vehicle; I chose to have our local Toyota dealer install an remanufactured transmission. This is the same dealer where th"

Randall B., GA (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)

"Did not expect the automatic transmission to go out @ 198000 miles"

Anonymous, OR (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)

"i have been told by my mechanic that the transmission needs to be rebuilt"

Anonymous, CO (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)

"I LOVE my 4 Runner. I have put over 100,000 miles on it. It is a driving pleasure; yet, as with all aging high mileage autos, some parts need replacing. I had to replace the transmission and I went to the dealership and did it with no complaints"

Patricia H., CA (2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"The transmission would jump out of first gear when starting"

Anonymous, PA (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)

"Transmission had 400,000 miles on it. Was slow to engage. Just seemed like it was time for a replacement."

John B., TX (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)

"Reverse and lower gears were grinding, and I had the transmission replaced with a used transmission. The total cost was about $1,500."

Anonymous, GA (2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4-L V6)

"Had to replace the transmission completely which seemed premature based on the SUV's mileage"

Anonymous, OR (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Accessory belts or pulleys

"I had one belt that was worn badly so I replaced all three;alternator, power steering, and water pump"

Dan W., TX (2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4-L V6)
Engine knock or ping

"First instance caused by bad coil; second instance was caused by failure of fuel injector at #3 cylinder"

John B., TX (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)
Oil leaks

"The gasket was old and leaking. Once replaced, all is well"

Anonymous, NC (2000 Toyota 4Runner 3.4-L V6)

"Motor oilleak"

Jose M., PR (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)

"Valve cover gaskets began leaking and were replaced this year."

Jack B., NC (2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4-L V6)

"valve cover gaskets"

R P., TN (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)

"Lots of oil leaking. Still need to take it in"

Tamra C., CA (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)

"Leaks around the valve covers"

Anonymous, AZ (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)

"Just had oil changed and it leaks slightly...will take to repair. Must check oil levels every couple of days. This car was a gift to my daughter 5 years ago"

Anonymous, TN (2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4-L V6)

"Had to have a lot of seals replaced to stop the leaks"

Glennis O., SC (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"The top coat of the top luggage rack is peeling. The paint on the top of front bumper is showing wear. Most of the paint of the body is holding up well considering the age of the SUV"

Douglas W., NV (2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint beginning to fade in areas most exposed to sun, including over the front windshield"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)

"The paint is peeling along the driver and passenger sides of the vehicle. Considering the age of the car, this is not bad for the biggest issue we've had, but it's definitely starting to ware. The interior dash and seats are starting to desolve as well, largely I suspect due to the amount of time the vehicle has spent in the Arizona heat"

Jonathan M., AZ (2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4-L V6)

"Hood paint faded so I had repainted"

Anonymous, FL (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2.7-L 4 Cyl)
Rust

"Under body rust, excessive frame rust ( which I contacted Toyota and they were of no help)"

Robert D., NJ (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)

"Both front and back bumpers are rusting in multiple places. Rusting started from the inside to out, in the hard to clean or flush areas"

Anonymous, MO (2000 Toyota 4Runner)

"Older model Toyota's are known for exterior rust especially around wheel wells and tailgate and this vehicle did"

Anonymous, WI (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Alternator

"Stopped charging the battery so it had to be replaced"

O P., CA (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)
Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"Battery was over 7 Years old, and it would not take a full 12 volt charge"

W C., TN (2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4-L V6)
Coil

"Engine light came on and called AAA and had it towed to the nearest Toyota dealer. Mechanic said it was wise to have it towed instead of driving it any distance."

Anonymous, SC (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)

"Engine starts running VERY rough; needed to have coil replaced (second one). Can't complain though at 338k miles!"

John B., TX (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)
Spark plugs or wires failure

"Bad Wiring made the engine run rough"

Donald L., NC (2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4-L V6)
Starter

"when the starter goes out it looks like a bad battery. Changing the battery should be part of the procedure none the less as the bad starter can damage the battery"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)

"Will not turn over when key is turned to start position after sitting in sun for a while. Have to turn the key back to off and start up to 100 times for it to finally start. Not sure if it is the Starter or the Ignition Switch"

Nancy W., CA (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Radio

"Replaced antenna motor"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)

"I heard a loud bang twice in two minutes. The radio went dead, lights and all. Had to replace it."

Veronica L., NY (2000 Toyota 4Runner)

"Sound adjustments (bass, treble, etc.) fail to work"

Jim B., KY (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)

"Radio FM died and to get this back would be cost prohibitive"

Anonymous, FL (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)

"The radio antenna stopped responding when the radio is turned on"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota 4Runner Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Radiator

"The core was beginning to leak and show signs of failing; the radiator was replaced at the last service interval."

Anonymous, OR (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)
Water pump

"Water pump lasted only 50,000 mikes"

Anonymous, UT (2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4-L V6)

"Water pump failed leading to overheating."

Scott A., CT (2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4-L V6)

"Replaced as part of timing belt replacement to avoid future excessive repair costs"

W S., CA (2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4-L V6)

"just normal wear"

Anonymous, OR (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Locks and latches

"Automatic locks stop working once the outside temperature exceeds 90 degrees"

Jonathan M., AZ (2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4-L V6)

"During the winter the locks freeze and it is difficult to get into the car"

Anonymous, WA (2000 Toyota 4Runner 3.4-L V6)

"Hatch lock came loose and fell to the inside of hatch. Also, the lock mechanism wore through time and has not operated properly when electronically locked"

Anonymous, NV (2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4-L V6)
Sunroof

"We get water inside the right front floor board in a heavy rain. I suspect it is a sun roof issue but do not know. The drains have been checked and are clear."

Ben D., GA (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"Clips inside tailgate rusted/broke resulting in window not working"

Anonymous, WI (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Clutch adjustment

"vehicle did not perform when changes from 2'4 gears was sluggish"

Anonymous, AZ (2000 Toyota 4Runner 3.4-L V6)
Hydraulics (clutch master or slave cylinder)

"Clutch was replaced in 2018 but hydraulics in replacement clutch stopped working properly. Clutch pedal would not return after being depressed or transmission would engage with the clutch depressed. Dealer was able to repair the hydraulics without replacing the clutch."

Mike H., TX (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)
Transmission leaks

"transmission cooler in radiator broke apart"

Anonymous, NJ (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

"During the summer of 2016 the car developed erratic shifting. My research indicated that the most likely cause was one or more of the the three shift solenoids failing. I purchased and installed all three shift solenoids, changed the fluid and filter. Transmission worked fine until April 2017 when we had a remanufactured transmission installed"

Randall B., GA (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)

"Stuck in 4WD Low. just involved a part replacement"

Anonymous, IN (2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4-L V6)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Engine rebuild or replacement

"No compression in cylinder 3. Mechanic could not tell me why w/o complete engine tear down. Got a "new" engine block with 160,000 miles on it"

John B., TX (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)

"Replaced engine with used engine due to cracked cylinder heads at 289279 miles"

Anonymous, CA (2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4-L V6)
Head gasket

"Needed to be replaced due to leakage"

O P., CA (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)
Scheduled timing belt replacement

"Used all genuine Toyota parts. Replaced timing belt, idler pulley, belt tensioner, water pump, and spark plugs at an independent repair shop. Big hit to the wallet but hundreds cheaper than the dealer quote"

Anonymous, AZ (2000 Toyota 4Runner)
Timing belt or chain

"Previously replaced timing belt failed before regularly scheduled maintenance"

W S., CA (2000 Toyota 4Runner Limited 3.4-L V6)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"had to replace a fog light due to rock damage"

David J., LA (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)
Keyless entry

"The remote does not always open the door and trunk locks; it's sometimes okay and other times I must use the key for entry. Even then, when I open the driver's door with the key, it doesn't always open the rear doors"

Kurt R., CA (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Car leaks when it rains. Car smells musty after the water comes in. I'm not sure exactly where the leak is"

Richard L., SC (2000 Toyota 4Runner Base 2.7-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

"seems that as the auto is aging the noises are getting worse"

Glennis O., SC (2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 3.4-L V6)

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Recalls
PROVIDED BY
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
May 24 2006
WITHOUT THE AMBER REFLECTORS, THE VEHICLE WILL BE POORLY ILLUMINATED, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
Summary:
CERTAIN CK MOTORSPORTS COMBINATION HEADLIGHTS, CLEAR CORNER, BUMPER, AND SIDE MARKER LIGHTS SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON THE PASSENGER VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. SOME COMBINATION LAMPS THAT ARE NOT EQUIPPED WITH AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS FAIL TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.
What should you do:
CK MOTORSPORT WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE NONCOMPLIANT LAMPS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON JULY 1, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CK MOTORSPORT AT 1-909-610-7211.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO AFTERMARKET REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BY THE VEHICLE MANUFACTURERS.FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE LAMP MODEL NUMBERS, CLICK ON DOCUMENT SEARCH AND VIEW DOCUMENT TITLED "LAMP MODEL NUMBERS."CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06E049000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 27176
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Mar 23 2006
WITHOUT THE AMBER REFLECTORS, THE VEHICLE WILL BE POORLY ILLUMINATED, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
Summary:
CERTAIN PRO-A MOTORS CORNER LAMPS, TURN SIGNALS, AND HEADLIGHTS SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. SOME COMBINATION LAMPS THAT ARE NOT EQUIPPED WITH AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS FAIL TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.
What should you do:
PRO-A MOTORS WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER TO REPURCHASE THE LAMPS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON APRIL 3, 2006. OWNERS MAY CONTACT PRO-A MOTORS AT 323-838-2988.
For more information:
THIS RECALL ONLY PERTAINS TO PRO-A MOTORS AFTERMARKET LAMPS AND HAS NO RELATION TO ANY ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT INSTALLED ON THE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES.FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE LAMP MODEL NUMBERS, CLICK ON DOCUMENT SEARCH AND VIEW DOCUMENT TITLED "LAMP MODEL NUMBERS."CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 06E026000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 61944
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