The 4Runner is among the best off-road-ready SUVs in this price range. Despite retaining a body-on-frame construction, the 4Runner rides better than some car-based SUVs. While its cabin is very roomy and quiet, the 4Runner doesn't provide the nimble, carlike handling of car-based models. Still, it is sound and secure. Side- and curtain-airbags are standard.
Alerts
There are 2 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit.
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.
Emissions
Greenhouse Gas Greenhouse Gas The Greenhouse Gas Rating represents the amount of carbon dioxide the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
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Smog Rating Smog Rating The Smog Rating represents the amount of health-damaging and smog-forming airborne pollutants the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
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Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A 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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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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Transmission Minor Transmission Minor Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.
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Drive System Drive System Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.
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Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A 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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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS available; standard from 2001. ESC standard from 2001. Side and head protection air bags available from 2003, standard from 2008.
Road Test

The 4Runner is among the best off-road-ready SUVs in this price range. Despite retaining a body-on-frame construction, the 4Runner rides better than some car-based SUVs. While its cabin is very roomy and quiet, the 4Runner doesn't provide the nimble, carlike handling of car-based models. Still, it is sound and secure. Side- and curtain-airbags are standard.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear, 2 third
Drive Wheels
4WD , Rear
Warranty
Coverage varies among versions of this vehicle

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
4-door SUV
Transmissions Available
  • 5-speed Automatic
  • 4-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 4-liter V6 (239 hp)
  • 4.7-liter V8 (235 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2004 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)

"Fails as a single unit. Replacement cost is > $3200"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"abs computer failure"

George F., PA (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)

"abs ecm failed @ another $1000."

Anonymous, (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)
Calipers

"I've had two calipers freeze up in the last 12 months"

Frederick G., MI (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.7-L V8)

"Calipers regularly seize up and cause rotors to warp"

Anonymous, MA (2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0-L V6)

"The left rear caliper froze on my 4Runner, causing my wheel and hub assembly to get very, very hot and change color to a shade of light blue due to the heat created by the frozen caliper assembly. I have had a lot of problems with the calipers on the front and rear of my 4 Runner corroding, freezing the pistons in place or not releasing the pads easily, and have had to replace them multiple times during my 14 years of ownership as the original owner of this vehicle"

Anonymous, ME (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"rear calipers seized but they had lasted nearly 2 yrs..just past warranty"

Anonymous, ON (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)

"Back passenger side caliper didn't fully release and got hot from driving. Was able to get to a repair facility in my town. I had both rear calipers replaced. Brake pads were ok"

Anonymous, MO (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)

"The calipers seized up causing a squeaking sound once the systems heated up. I noted the squeaking, but dealer did not address problem until I went on a drive with the mgr. The problem caused premature brake wear. Calipers and brakes were replaced"

Anonymous, OR (2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.7-L V8)

"Corrosion caused partial locking"

Anonymous, MA (2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.7-L V8)

"Seizure of calipers"

Anonymous, ME (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)

"caliper froze causing rotor to warp"

Anonymous, NJ (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"One caliper was stuck in the closed position and worn down my brake pad on that side"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.7-L V8)

"front calipers needed replacement at 110,000 cost $1200.00"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)

"Replaced both front calipers due to rusted pistons"

Anonymous, PA (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)

"Calipers have seized regularly over the past several years requiring expensive replacement of calipers, pads and rotors"

Anonymous, NJ (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)

"Needed replacement due to low vehicle usage"

Barry C., MD (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)

"freezing up"

Joe W., NJ (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"front caliper pistons stuck causing wear to rotors and hard stopping."

Anonymous, PA (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"Same as previous questions. Caused vibration when breaking at high speeds. Fixed at brake service about 6 months after the problem started."

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.7-L V8)
Master cylinder

"master cylinder failed while driving. Very expensive to replace using factory parts. Found a used one from a junk yard"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"master/booster/abs is motor driven and motor provides all the power brake boost. system wears out and can only be serviced in a full unit priced near $3000 just for parts."

Anonymous, (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)

"The vacuum assist module failed."

Anonymous, (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)
Normal routine brake wear

"Needed brakes plus rotors and my third set of tires"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0-L V6)

"replaced front brakes left and right"

Anonymous, VA (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"Normal brake wear"

Larry D., IL (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)

"Had to have the rotors turned, pads replaced. Not unexpected at 230K miles, but the dealer charged over $1100 to do this"

Anonymous, TX (2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.7-L V8)

"I had to replace front and rear brakes - normal brake wear. I did also have to replace the front calipers"

John C., BC (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)

"needed new brake pads"

Anonymous, CO (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)

"It was time to replace the pads and grind the rotors"

Laurence J., CA (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)

"How do I explain normal? I'm not a shrink."

Anonymous, (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"Under routine maintenance, found brakes needed replacement, not an extensive repair, though"

Anonymous, (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.7-L V8)
Parking brake

"Parking Brake pedal continues to loosen. Needed to tear apart console to tighten. Parking brake not adjusted during normal rear brake maintenance."

Terry B., OR (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.7-L V8)

"Parking brakes needs to be readjusted frequently"

Sherry B., TN (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)
Premature brake wear

"Breaks wear very quickly since I've owned the car"

Robin K., NJ (2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0-L V6)

"Brake pistons tend to freeze and cause the brake pads to wear too fast. Replace pads every 6 months (7500 miles) and calipers about every 18 minths"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"brake ware do to defective caliper"

Joe W., NJ (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)
Pulsation or vibration

"The brakes were hot and left locked overnight in below zero weather, which warped the rotors. But I still drive it"

Anonymous, ID (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)

"caliper was locked up. Replaced."

Anonymous, (2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0-L V6)

"Pulsation or vibration when braking at high speeds. Happened infrequently for about 6 months before I decided it was time for a brake service. Resolved completely at that service."

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.7-L V8)
Rotors

"ROTORS WERE WORN THIN, HAD TO BE REPLACED"

Thomas S., UT (2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0-L V6)

"The rear breaks were warned out & had to be replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0-L V6)

"Warped rotors was the reason for the vibration during breaking"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.7-L V8)

"Normal brake wear, just had to vist several different mechanics to resolve a pulsing issue when brake pedal presssed"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)

"all in all ok vehicle"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"Pulsing while braking"

Michael K., IN (2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0-L V6)

"warped due to seized caliper"

Anonymous, NJ (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"Rotors on both my Toyotas have been problematic"

Anonymous, PA (2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0-L V6)
Squeaking

"Had routine replacement of brakes. Afterward the brakes squealed each morning as I backed out of the garage. My neighbors did not need an alarm clock. After 3 visits to the dealer I took the car to a different mechanic and he corrected the problem."

Donald P., ID (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)

"Squeaking is a helpful hint that brakes services are needed"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0-L V6)

"Have had car in 3 times and I still have squealing of brakes when backing out of garage"

Donald P., ID (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)

"prior installed ceramic brake pads worn out prematurely"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"Made the mistake of replacing original brakes with non-Toyota replacements"

Anonymous, ON (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited)

"I noted squeaking on several consecutive maintenance visits to the Toyota dealership and their inspections did not turn up any source. The squeaking was due to the calipers seizing up and thus prematurely wearing out the brake pads"

Anonymous, OR (2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.7-L V8)

"Just before 1000,000 miles brakes began squealing when backing out of garage in the morning or any time first driven during the day. Had rotors and pads replaced with quality NAPA products. Brakes squealed even worse after a couple of months. Another"

Steve E., SC (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.7-L V8)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"The trim is dried up around all the windows. The car was manufactured in 2093"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0-L V6)

"The rubber molding around the rear hatch window deteriorate to the point that water would flood the inner section of the hatch (where the hatch window recedes when rolled down) when driving in the rain. The rubber molding had to be replaced."

Anonymous, WA (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"Dashboard material has cracked and is peeling off - received a letter from Toyota saying they will replace defective material"

Anonymous, TX (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"The paint is peeling on doors under the windows"

Anonymous, KY (2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.7-L V8)

"Paint fade I suspect due to being left outside in the Florida sunshine"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Toyota 4Runner 4.7-L V8)

"right front fender is cracking"

Anonymous, OR (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"Though the vehicle is not garaged, but has regular washing and hand-wax care, the paint has noticeably faded and oxidized over the 11 years I have owned it. When I purchased this SUV new, I purposely chose the color white to try to avoid this problem"

Anonymous, CO (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"tops of fenders and front bumper have faded; paint has been "soft", easily nicked or scratched from beginning: titanium white metallic"

John A., NV (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"Paint is flaking, chipping and fading off vehicle everywhere"

Anonymous, AZ (2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport)

"Silver paint fades and oxidizes too quickly"

Anonymous, NV (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)

"Paint on the plastic bumpers and plastic trim over the wheel wells is faded and the wheel well trim has a rough brushed look about it"

Anonymous, OR (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"Toyota seems to have problems when it comes to paints. My vehicle looks that it has a disease in the hood and the roof A new paint job will cost me around 2500 to repair."

Carmelo R., PR (2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0-L V6)

"Clear coat deteriorated causing blotching and fading. Problem started to appear about 4 1/2 to 5 years ago when car was 11-12 years old. I have never contacted Toyota about this issue."

Anonymous, NY (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)

"Started fading and looking warn over wheel area maybe 4 years ago. I have not had it repaired."

Anonymous, CO (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"I have had three Toyota's and all of them have the paint cracking and fading in the roof and the front hood."

Anonymous, PR (2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0-L V6)
Rust

"Under the vehicle we had to have a new piece of metal installed to hold the body up"

Anonymous, MD (2004 Toyota 4Runner 4.0-L V6)

"Rust on the frame of vehicle"

James S., VA (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"the frame rotted out so badly the vehicle is unuseable. this is a common problem on all toyotas built on a frame. tundras, tacomas, and sequoias have been recalled, but tough luck if you bought a 4-runner. CR should warn its readers about this issue on otherwise reliable vehicles. this makes them unacceptable no matter how reliable the rest of the vehicle is. a great running vehicle is now a useless paper weight. they probably got a great buy on some cheap chinese steel"

Anonymous, PA (2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.7-L V8)

"Toyota replaced frame at no cost"

Anonymous, MA (2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.7-L V8)

"A rust spot in the outside paint near the rear back hatch window, has grown to about a 1/4 inch in diameter with no apparent cause, during the past 3-4 years. Several other smaller rust spots have appeared in the painted surface of the top and back h"

Anonymous, CO (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"Hitch area is rusting within several years of purchase, windshield cracked with several months of purchase and exterior luggage trim place came off within 5 years of purchase"

Anonymous, CO (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"Rusted frame replaced by Toyota as a goodwill gesture not a recall. I paid about $ 1700.00 as my share of a $12000.00 job. Excellent service"

Anonymous, ME (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.7-L V8)

"Significant frame rust and tailgate rust"

Anonymous, MA (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"I have had issues with rust on the rear hatch, even after the entire hatch was replaced, the new hatch had paint that chipped around the Toyota emblem, and now the entire rear hatch has to be repainted again. Also, there are places in the wheel wells that have rust in the front of and in the rear of the rear 2 tire wells. Toyota had replaced the entire frame under a campaign, and now I do not feel able to drive this vehicle in salty winter road conditions for fear that the frame will rot out again. Toyota has some major vehicle rust issues that they need to address company-wide with their vehicles."

Anonymous, ME (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"Aside from clear-coat paint cracking and fading, my main concern is rust in frame. The frame has rusted to a point where dealer told me it was unsafe to tow or drive. I thought they might offer to correct or give me some kind of credit toward new vehicle, but no offers to repair or credit."

Anonymous, NY (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)

"Part of the vehicle's frame had significant rust and was rusted about half-way through in one area. I had to have it repaired by having rust removed and the frame treated, and a new piece of steel had to be welded onto the portion of the frame that had significant rust damage."

Anonymous, WA (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-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

Ball joints

"Joints rusted out and required replacement"

Anonymous, ON (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)

"not ball joints, had to replace rubber boots"

Jerry N., CA (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)

"In CA, Toyota OEM parts cost double what they do in the U.S. This makes upkeep with OEM parts unaffordable. After paying this much for the vehicle, this price gouging is hard to take. I can see a 20% premium, but 100% is far too excessive"

Claude S., AB (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)

"Worn out rubber causing grease leakage. Replaced CV axle"

Terje D., AL (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)
Bushings

"The bushings or similar which are on the end of the sway bar were recently replaced to correct a "clunking" sound coming from the front end when driving over bumps at an angle."

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)
Shocks or struts

"Still running on original equipment and the ride is pretty good, but this needs attention soon"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)

"I am not sure whether the problem was in this area we had boots of some sort that were leaking"

Jackie W., MI (2004 Toyota 4Runner 4.7-L V8)

"Front struts needed to be replaced. Over 110,000 miles"

Robert R., GA (2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0-L V6)

"The shocks have had to be replaced three times since OEM. Very annoying,"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.7-L V8)

"One shock is leaking and because of linked RES system will need to replace system with 4 new independently working shocks, expensive and a pain"

Berta G., CA (2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.7-L V8)

"Same comment about parts prices being double the U.S. applies to the control arms"

Claude S., AB (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)

"I was told regular wear after 120k miles and replaced the Struts, but the repairs were inexpensive of about $300"

Scott M., IL (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)

"Tires were showing uneven wear. Needed new shocks and an alignment"

Laurence J., CA (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)

"worn shocks & struts, replaced at a cost of $1200"

David A., NC (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"Shocks were leaking. Acording to dealer the whole x-system? had to be replaced at $3300 estimated cost. Had independent 4 wheel drive shop remove system and replaced with standard 4x4 shocks for $1100. Drives very nice with standard system. Even with the x shocks shot it drove well, though the x system (where fluid is shared across shocks seems to be a bit of overengineering as shocks with large reservoirs appear to a good ride without all the added expense. Dealer would not remove old system as requested so I went independent."

Anonymous, CO (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)

"Had to replace suspension (shocks and struts) to keep car driving smoothly."

Carolyn M., NM (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"Not sure problem was S or S. Driver reported loud driving noise and S and S was one thing mechanic did seeking to alleviate the problem."

Anonymous, OK (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)

"They just need to be replaced old and worn out along with CV joints. I have not had the repairs done."

Anonymous, CO (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"The u-joint in the steering column wore out and needed to be replaced. Caused difficult and uneven turning pressure which created a safety issue. The u-joint was replaced and works now"

Anonymous, NJ (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)
Steering wheel vibration

"Related to Monroe shock/strut used to replace Toyota original. Express Tire facility service error"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)
Tie rods

"Toyota replaced boots on right first and then left. We questioned one because in had already been replaced and Toyota did not charge because it wore out too soon."

Anonymous, (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)
Tire wear is uneven

"Due to worn front lower control arms bushings. Bushing replacement corrected the tire wear issue."

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)
Wheel bearings

"Noise"

Anonymous, MN (2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.7-L V8)

"Rear wheel bearings were in very bad shape and had to be replaced. This was a very difficult problem to diagnose, but when we did it, the noise was drastically reduced"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)

"Both front bearings started making noise. I took it to the dealer. They identified the problem as worn out bearings and replaced them"

Chris M., OH (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.7-L V8)

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

4WD/AWD components

"Would not go into 4 wheel drive. Estimated $3000 to fix. Did not fix -- simply driving in 2WD"

Anonymous, IL (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)

"Broken front drive shaft prevents driving in 4WD mode. Too expensive to repair. Car still works in 2WD."

Terje D., AL (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"Transfer case problem is causing more 4wd issues"

Kris L., MI (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.7-L V8)

"Won't shift into 4wd low, but works fine otherwise"

Anonymous, PA (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"Shifting into and out of 4WD is hard to do. Does not want to engage and after it does it is hard to disengage"

Leslie H., NC (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)

"4WD would not engage"

Anonymous, OH (2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0-L V6)
Differential

"rear end differential needed replacement after 200000 miles...not a big deal...only problem ever had with my 13 yr old 4 runner"

Anonymous, NC (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"Had to replace all of the bearings in and around the Differential"

Anonymous, TX (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)

"Started making high pitched noise. Had to replace entire differential assembly."

Anonymous, TX (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)
Driveshaft or axle

"front wheel bearing noisy. Cv joint boots leaking"

Anonymous, MD (2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0-L V6)

"left front drive axle had to be replaced due to seizure of its mounted bearing on it."

Anonymous, PA (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)
Stability control (ESC)

"Stability control failed, but did not bother to have it fixed"

Terje D., AL (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"The ESC used to have a beeping sound when it took control of the brakes and throttle to do its job, but I have not heard this beeping for a few years. All I hear is the rapid-fire application of the ABS brakes through the brake pedal and braking system components"

Anonymous, ME (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)
Traction control

"Traction Control was disabled because of a Warning Light issue"

Anonymous, TX (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)
Transfer case

"Transfer case leaks and has grinding. Needs to be replaced"

Kris L., MI (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.7-L V8)

"won't shift into 4wd low. But works fine otherwise"

Anonymous, PA (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"actuator motor rods seized up"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)

"Loud clunking noise engaging and disengaging 4WD. Dealer said transfer case needs to be replaced for $5100"

Anonymous, NH (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"The 4WD low actuator motor seems to accumulate water during use, and seizes. This is a bog-standard motor that costs about $5. The cost to replace it, however, is over $1000."

William D., OR (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"Transfer case leaking."

Richard A., TN (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.7-L V8)

"Had to have the transmission rebuilt."

Anonymous, (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)

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

Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

"Car does not lock automatically when put into reverse or drive. It used to do that"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited)
Clock

"Clock stopped working. Would not allow reset or restart"

Anonymous, VA (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)
Gauges

"unsure"

Anonymous, TX (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"some heater dial lights were out. was told that job to replace was very expensive. Went to you tube ,followed video directions and replaced bulbs in 45 minutes and $15"

Anonymous, CO (2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.7-L V8)

"light bulbs (or fuses) providing back-lit illumination to HVAC dashboard controls don't work. can't see what is on or off"

Anonymous, VA (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)
Headlights

"Headlights were not giving enough lite to drive. Took the 4run to Toyota dealer, they fixed it saying it was a Headlight restoration. They also replaced the water pump, thermostat, and drive-belt."

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0-L V6)

"condensation inside headlight on right side of auto caused by slots in wheel well allowing water to be thrown onto back of headlight from tire rotation"

Theodore M., WI (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.7-L V8)

"LF light bulb has repeatedly burned out in recent months"

Anonymous, VA (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"2nd time front running lights have shorted out"

Anonymous, TX (2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0-L V6)

"I have had to have both front headlight units polished to remove the yellowing on the plastic. I needed to do this so that the vehicle would pass the Maine State Motor Vehicle Inspection. I have had to have these headlights polished 2 separate times by my Toyota dealer, and yet the headlights have a yellowed appearance again. Toyota should replace these headlight units under a recall because all 4Runners of this year and model design have been plagued with this safety issue."

Anonymous, ME (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)
Interior lights

"Entire internal electrical system went out"

Anonymous, VA (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)

"Toyota wanted several hundred dollars to repair the interior front panel lights because they had to remove the entire front panel. I went to the internet found the repair needed, bought a light for $12 and installed it. They guys are crooks"

George C., TN (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"lights on the dash like the a/c fan, temp control, etc busted"

Maria E., CA (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"One of the dashboard lights behind the clock burnt out. it is cost prohibitive to replace the $2. bulb because the entire front of the cd, radio, clock, and cassette unit has to be removed to replace the light bulb"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited)

"I have had the fuse blow and lost interior lights three times"

Anonymous, ID (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)
Remote engine starter

"Car would suddenly stop running. We eventually had the remote starter removed"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)
Tire pressure monitor

"The TPI giving faulty readings resulting in the dashlight staying on all the time, which in turn triggered the dash maintenance light. Tires had to be replaced with new sensors to correct the flashing dashlight which my wife had temporarily solved by sticking a piece of tape over it"

Neil T., OK (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)

"Spare tire sensor was a continuing problem"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)
Warning lights

"oil pressure warning lite on. Problem was electrical wiring iissue"

Anonymous, OR (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)

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

"a/c clutch failing to engage......"

Neil T., OK (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)

"Compressor cycle. Spasmodic cycling resulting in compressor replacement"

Neil T., OK (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)

"Compressor Clutch Relay"

Anonymous, MN (2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.7-L V8)

"compressor could not be activated due to defective switch in the compressor unit"

Maria E., CA (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"Refrigerant leak"

Anonymous, VA (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"Just one day, A/C did not cool, fan worked though."

Anonymous, (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.7-L V8)
Automatic climate control

"makes noises at times"

Anonymous, OK (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)
Blower (fan) motor

"The blower motor went out and had to be replaced, it looks like the resistor is going too, should have replaced both at the same time"

Gilbert B., IL (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"Blower fan works but squeaks constantly. I replaced it in under 15 minutes for a total cost of less than $50.00"

Anonymous, (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)
Condenser

"condenser leaking. Too expensive to replace. Recharged AC"

Anonymous, MD (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)
Evaporator

"The evaporator began to leak inside dash. Expensive repair"

Anonymous, TN (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.7-L V8)
Refrigerant leaks

"It just started warming up in this part of the country, and when I went to use my AC for the first time this year, it did not blow cold air."

Rick B., CA (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"Toyota recharged my system at the cost of $129 for refrigerant. They say I may have a pinhole leak in the system. If this is the case, the system is self-enclosed so possibly the whole system would have to be replaced at a substantial cost"

Linda H., FL (2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0-L V6)

"schrader valve leaks. Valves replaced"

Anonymous, FL (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"I think the oxygen sensor failed and destroyed the catalytic converter"

A E., NV (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"The converter is part of the exhaust manifold system and you can't replace just the converter. As a result the parts and labor to fix cost $1,500.00"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"Had to replace both of them - somehow vsc lights etc kept coming on"

Robert C., VA (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)

"at 165000 I had to replace the entire exhaust system including all 4 catalytic converters along with 4 oxy sensors."

Anonymous, MN (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)
Exhaust leaks

"had to be replaced"

William S., NJ (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)
Exhaust manifold

"the exhaust manifold was cracked, a very expensive repair, and also a common problem on the v-8 engine that toyota should have paid the repairs. maybe its me, but I believe if it is a common problem, then it is a defect, and a reputable company should stand behind their product and fix it"

Anonymous, PA (2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.7-L V8)

"The manifold cracked around the welds, and now leaks, which sets off the oxygen sensor. The manifolds are very expensive because they are only sold as a unit including the first of three catalytic converters. The upside is that it does not effect the"

Anonymous, MI (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.7-L V8)
Loose/rattling heat shield

"The bolts on the heat shield broke off one by one over time by the dealer tightening them too much with air wrenches following an oil change"

Chris M., OH (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.7-L V8)

"Like exhaust impacted by salt on roadways and poorly made replacement parts"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)
Muffler

"The muffler developed a hole in it and was replaced"

Anonymous, VA (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"Every 3 years exhaust goes bad ie muffler and pipes. Live in northeast with salt on rodes"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)
Other/unsure

"Recalled, replaced and work8ng perfectly."

Robert B., VA (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)
Pipes

"Age, weather related rust through from manifold to pipe"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)

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)

"Had to replace both upstream catalytic converters"

Anonymous, NC (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Check Engine Light"

Anonymous, MN (2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.7-L V8)

"As described, the O2 sensor failed and destroyed the converter. HUGELY expensive"

A E., NV (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"had to be replaced"

William S., NJ (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"All of the O@ sensors (4; front and back) went out in a 2-year period and needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, WA (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"Replaced up and downstream O2 sensors on both sides"

Anonymous, NC (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)

"These sensors are terrible. I have 2 Toyotas and have replaced 4 of the 6 total sensors"

Anonymous, PA (2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0-L V6)

"Ended up having t replace both catalytic converters for $3,900 + couple hundred for sensors"

R C., VA (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)

"I had to replace all 4 oxy sensors and I found that going with aftermarket sensors is a crapshoot. They may or may not work. Stick with OEM Toyota sensors."

Anonymous, MN (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-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

"My daughter drives this car to school 60 miles a day and she never checked oil or water. Mechanic said the car ran out of oil and anti-freeze."

Gonjiss D., NY (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"Toyota wouldn't tell me they just replaced it"

Anonymous, PA (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"Due to a known defect with the 4.0 liter V6 head gasket, the engine overheated and seized. This problem, as we discovered afterwards, is common in 2003 thru 2005 model year of vehicles using this engine. This occurred at about 161000 miles."

Anonymous, VA (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)
Head gasket

"Was determined that the head gasket needed to be rebuilt for close to the cost of the vehicle. Very expensive repair and seems like this is an issue with the 2004 V6 4Runner."

Kyle W., CA (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"head gasket leakage causing rough idle"

Anonymous, NE (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)

"overheating. both gaekets replaced"

Roy E., MA (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)

"The Cylinder head/head gasket leak (between coolant and combustion chamber) appears to be a common problem if one searches the online forums. However, Toyota does not seem to acknowledge that. It's also expensive to fix."

William D., OR (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)
Timing belt or chain

"timing belt and water pump catastrophic failure, with no audible notice from the car what so ever, just a small dim yellow light at the bottom of the panel to let me know I was about to spend $5,000, I only noticed after the burning smell, and the t"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)

Body Integrity

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

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"Water leaks when washing car. Some through sunroof and can hear water inside roof. Some inside panel of passenger side door, Not sure of entry"

Anonymous, SC (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)
Other/unsure

"We live on a gravel road with steep hills. Brakes were used a great deal. Downhill assist gears were not properly used"

Anonymous, CO (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.7-L V8)
Squeaks or rattles

"wheels squeak while driving .squeak stops when appling brakes"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"sun roof, etc"

Anonymous, OK (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)

"Noise from a loose item in the undercarriage. After spending $3000 at the dealership for axles and bus hinging the noise returned. Local mechanic identified problem and fixed for less than $100"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)

"heat shield corrosion"

Andy W., NJ (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Overheating

"I took my 4runner in for maintenance, the dealership installed a "new" computer application on the cars systems, and since that install my car has had engine lights on, over heats, steering wheel is shaking during driving and multiple other problems"

Anonymous, CA (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"replaced the fan assembly that lasted six months and overheated started again"

Anonymous, PA (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"Replaced radiator and thermostat which helped -"

Andrew P., TX (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)
Radiator

"pin hole leak in radiator without incident"

Anonymous, NE (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)

"Original radiator developed a leak and had to be replaced"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)
Water pump

"Leakage"

Neil T., OK (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)

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

CD player

"CD player stopped working"

Anonymous, MN (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)

"My fault for feeding CD into the player too fast. Replaced radio system with an aftermarket one"

D T., NM (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)

"Became noisy and stopped working"

Anonymous, AZ (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)
Display screen goes blank

"The radiator and temperature gauge stopped working, was told due to a sensor"

Orlando S., FL (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)
Radio

"Vvolume control leaps to 20-25 whenever you try to adjust it and trying to turn it down works intermittently"

Norman D., TX (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)
Speakers

"The subwoofer and the speakers in the upper rear corners of the vehicle are torn or ripped"

Naomi G., HI (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)

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

"Driver door lock fails to unlock when opening door with door lever . Have to use the unlock button to release the lock before opening door"

Anonymous, NV (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)
Seat controls - movement

"Motor for driver's lumbar support adjustment died. Replacement cost would be $1500+"

Anonymous, TX (2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.7-L V8)
Sunroof

"stopped working... over $2500 to fix"

Anonymous, MD (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"Tailgate is difficult to open"

Anonymous, KY (2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.7-L V8)

"Can't open tailgate"

Anonymous, ON (2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.7-L V8)

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

Slipping transmission

"Transmission started slipping in reverse. After you warm up the vehicle then it will run all day with no problem. But if not you have to wait for the transmission to engage."

Carmelo R., PR (2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0-L V6)
Transmission leaks

"transmission seal was seeping"

Anonymous, OK (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)

"Slow transfer case leak. No need to repair yet, but it will be a substantial cost in the future"

Anonymous, AZ (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)

"replaced transmission fluids and replaced transmission lines"

Anonymous, VA (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

"The 4-LO switch/actuator/sensor on the transferase is a common problem with these 4-Runners. The part is about $20, but the labor for replacement is around $2000"

William D., OR (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Difficult to fill up gas tank

"hard to fill gas tank because when filling tank the gasoline foams up to top of the filler neck causing the pump handle to shut off, then I have to wait for the foam to settle down the filler neck to begin filling again, then repeat same over and ov"

Theodore M., WI (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.7-L V8)
Oil leaks

"oil pan plug and steering components"

Neil T., OK (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)

"haven't been able to determine what's leaking or where it's leaking from"

Gilbert B., IL (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"Rear tranny seal drip. Hard to diagnose. Difficult to get to. Constant, causes messy driveway. Because of location, unable at this point to make time for repairman to fix."

Anonymous, OK (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)

"Valve cover gasket leaks. Transfer case leaks also."

Anonymous, TN (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.7-L V8)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Tranny ok, it's the transfer case failed/inop. $2500 to fix a $20 part inside the case. Can NOT replace part, have to buy new transfer case plus related part. Bad design/concept"

Johan K., MI (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"Transmission simply failed at about 125000 km, which I thought was rather premature"

Chris S., BC (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"4-wheel drive did not engage"

Anonymous, MA (2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0-L V6)

"Even though I got a good price on rebuilding it, Toyota seems to have a certain mileage point for the failure of its transmissions."

Anonymous, PR (2004 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0-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

"Alternator had corroded away. Large cracks, etc and just stopped working"

Anonymous, VA (2004 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.7-L V8)

"Failure, due to age, where battery indicator displayed. Without operational system, stranded / dead car possible"

Anonymous, NY (2004 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)
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