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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 5 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.

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.
Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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

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
Engines Available
  • 4-liter V6 (236 hp)
  • 4.7-liter V8 (260 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2007 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

Calipers

“Front calipers were "sticking" and required replacement at dealer”

Graham B., MD (2007 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.7-L V8)

“Left front brake caliper cylinder was hanging up, and not properly retracting resulting in uneven pad & rotor wear. Probably attributed to my multiple off-road trips to the Outer Banks, NC. Ended up having to replace both calipers, and of course the rotors, and brake pads. Total cost about $450”

Leon-Eleanor N., PA (2007 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0-L V6)

“Expensive repair with Toyota parts. Around $800 for parts I believe”

Ed R., WI (2007 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)

“Calipers on front left has seized twice in past year”

Anonymous, NH (2007 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0-L V6)

“have routine maintenance and regular inspection of this system. Problem should have been detected befor expensive repain was necessary”

Anonymous, PA (2007 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Left caliper was sticking. This was the original caliper. The symptom was uneven braking”

S A., MO (2007 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0-L V6)

“Both rear calipers were found to be not functioning when routine pad replacement was done”

John R., MA (2007 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

“I needed a $1000 repair to fix my front brakes. They said something about the part failed that engages the rotors to the pads”

Drew L., PA (2007 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)

“Premature seizure of 2 calipers, had to replace... no point in keeping faded rotors as that would have led to vibration etc. so replaced them (4) as well”

Jonathan L., ON (2007 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0-L V6)

“Was not installed correct”

Anonymous, OK (2007 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0-L V6)

“Premature brake wear probably due to additional weight of the 4 wheel drive transfer case and differential”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)
Rotors

“third time rotors replaced on rear wheels”

Anonymous, PA (2007 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Needed replacing”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)

“Rotors were warped and had to be milled flat”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

“Needed replacement”

Anonymous, OH (2007 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)

“it was just normal wear”

Anonymous, PA (2007 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)
Squeaking

“normal brake wear”

Anonymous, CO (2007 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)

“Probably a side result of the premature brake wear”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

“squeaked when you applied brakes. Had them replaced. Normal wear and tear”

Anonymous, ME (2007 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)

“engineering defects, by design, at the beginning of the pedal push break pads are 80% full, many owners complain, thinking to go with ceramic”

Dmitriy K., AL (2007 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)
Antilock system (ABS)

“Brakes would not work. Emergency light was on”

Holly P., MO (2007 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.7-L V8)

“Routine wear and tear with LA freeway driving demands, standard full maintenance and brake relining to ensure maximum safety”

Ian H., CA (2007 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

“original breaks needed replacing”

Anonymous, ME (2007 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)

“replace pads”

John R., MA (2007 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

“Different braking release points”

Chris V., OR (2007 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0-L V6)

“I experienced a modest vibration in the steering wheel when I applied the brakes to slow down when traveling at a highway speed, from about 55 mph to get to a stop or slow to 25 or so. I took the car to a repair shop of trust, and they examined the”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-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

Gauges

“Various lights have burned out”

Patrick M., ID (2007 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

“Lights on the dash light up and there is nothing wrong with that problem. They try to fix it and charge ever time but it is never resolved”

Anonymous, AB (2007 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0-L V6)

“LED LIGHTS when out on the THE GAS AND TEMP MOMITER”

Anonymous, TX (2007 Toyota 4Runner Limited Unsure)
Headlights

“Low beams have never adequately illuminated the road. Bulbs burn out too frequently. Exterior headlight lenses yellow quickly, requiring frequent restoration. This is especially problematic due to the fact that the lights are too dim when the lenses are clear”

Ken R., NC (2007 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0-L V6)

“Left headlight would randomly cut out. Pulling/reinstalling the low beam bulb got it working again, until the next time. Still tracking down problem. Just replaced bulb to see if that solves it”

Gary S., NC (2007 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.7-L V8)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

“Left directional signal bulb burned out and had to be replaced”

Anonymous, WI (2007 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)

“Left taillight would randomly cut out. Associated with the headlight problem. Pulling/reinstalling headlight low beam bulb got things working again. Just replaced headlight bulb to see if that solves the problem”

Gary S., NC (2007 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Brake light switch failed”

Anonymous, IL (2007 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

“LED stop light on the back spoiler dosen't work”

Anonymous, PR (2007 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0-L V6)

“The dashboard light failed and I cannot see the time or the temperate. The shop said it would be very expensive to replace”

Drew L., PA (2007 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)

“One half of the dash panel lights that happens to display the clock has burned out. My mechanic said that they would need to replace the whole module and it would be expensive. I have not been to the dealer. It's annoying”

D D., CA (2007 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)

“Interior lights behind console burn out making it difficult (nearly impossible at night) to use the computer and clock”

Anonymous, MA (2007 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)

“Tire pressure sensors are beginning to die. I wasn't aware that they are battery operated and last up to 10 years. They are very expensive to replace ($100 per tire and there are 5)”

D D., CA (2007 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)

“Tire pressure monitors are not efficatious. Some things should remain the responsibility of the vehicle operator. Sensors fail, and the cost to correct is ridiculous (comparable to tire replacement cost). I now drive forever with an illuminated low pressure warning light. I am considering disabling the system. People who can't maintain adequate pressure in their tires shouldn't be allowed to drive. Manufacturers should put their time and money into developing a system that won't let drivers”

Ken R., NC (2007 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0-L V6)

“Needs battery in tire pressure sensor”

Robert V., CA (2007 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)

“The tire pressure gage light comes on and remains on even after ensuring adequate pressure of the tire”

Anonymous, ND (2007 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)

“The monitor is malfunctioned twice and is very expensive to fix”

Kennard Y., TN (2007 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)

“Seems to come on when the outside air temp is colder. May just be compression of air?”

Anonymous, AK (2007 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)
Warning lights

“The tire pressure sensors are going out. The tire pressure warning light continues to blink and there is no way to turn it off easily. I placed electrical tape over the blinking light on the dash”

D D., CA (2007 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)

“mice had made a nest in engine compartment-chewed through wiring and insulation”

Greg S., FL (2007 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0-L V6)

“Lights lit up saying my 4 wheel drive was not working, plus a few other lights - have engine checked - turned out to be gas cap wire - it was replaced and all is well since”

Janis D., CT (2007 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)
Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

“Alarm would go off randomly. Took 2 dealers and about 6 months to correct the problem. Problem was a faulty switch under the hood and a loose connector in the dash”

Anonymous, IL (2007 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)
Clock

“lighting has gone out. can't see items at night”

Anonymous, MA (2007 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)
Keyless entry

“The exterior rear lift gate latch cover has melted and will not open. There is no other method to open the rear lift gate other than this latch. The latch is protected from the elements and the part should have a recall issued. Very dissatisfied”

Randall G., VA (2007 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

“The ECU for the keyless entry stopped working and will no longer open the door lock actuators. The only way to open the doors is via the driver's side keyed lock”

Anonymous, NC (2007 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

“2 pieces of exterior molding are loose”

Anonymous, CO (2007 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

“The fit and finish of the trim pieces are nowhere close to the Toyota standards that we are accustomed to. This is our second 4Runner and it's built like an American car, not a Toyota”

Kennard Y., TN (2007 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)
Loose interior trim or moldings

“This is one of the worst Toyota's that we have ever owned in regards to fit-and-finish. Toyota is well-known for it's quality but this 4Runner has a lot of interior squeaks around the dash and where the rear seats latch. Also, the sunroof rattles as we drive on uneaten surfaces”

Kennard Y., TN (2007 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)

“many of interior parts in rear fall off easily or do not stay on. around 6th & 7th seat hardware, corner access covers, seatbelt hardware covers”

Dean I., CT (2007 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Alloy wheels finished bubbled and came off, Toyota refused to correct. Cost me $500 to have my wheels refinished at a custom shop in my area”

Frank P., IA (2007 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)

“Slight chalking”

James P., NV (2007 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0-L V6)

“Finish is peeling off all 4 tire rims”

Anonymous, MA (2007 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)

“Super white paint is fading. I have had Toyotas al my life and this is the first to fade”

Anonymous, PR (2007 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0-L V6)

“The non-metal areas scratch very easily. The car looks at scratched up in these areas, meanwhile, the rest of the car is pristine”

Anonymous, FL (2007 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)
Rust

“Rust forming around trim pieces & rear door latch. This appears to be a common problem. This vehicle is well maintained & the previous owners appeared to take good care of it. This definitely should not be happening”

Patrick M., ID (2007 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

“Surface rust on the tailgate”

Anonymous, OH (2007 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0-L V6)

“Rust caused hole in rear lift gate”

Gerald O., CT (2007 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

“Several areas of exterior body are starting to rust. May be due to living in Colorado with road mag chloride”

Anonymous, CO (2007 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

“Paint bubbled up and now is rusting. Hard to find anyone willing to take on the project of sanding and repainting”

Anonymous, IL (2007 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

“On tailgate on each side of long metal toyota emblem there is rust. obviously casued by the metal logo rubbing against paint on the corners of the logo. noticed in first year but had get fixed before it got too bad and ugly - in shop now in fact”

Dean I., CT (2007 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.7-L V8)

“Very small bits of rust popped thru the paint on the tailgate. We've had it repaired”

Marjorie V., CO (2007 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.7-L V8)

“There are a few rust spots on the tailgate on the vehicle near the license plate. The car is garaged, is regularly washed, and is waxed yearly. Other 4Runner owners have the same problems, Toyota dealer didn't really bother, saying "it's normal."”

Anonymous, CO (2007 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

“Rust develops on the back swing gate door. Small rust spots on either side of the window”

Tim M., SK (2007 Toyota 4Runner Limited 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

Power steering leaks

“Crack in hose resulted in power steering fluid leakage”

Andrew K., ME (2007 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)
Shocks or struts

“Front struts had a slow leak, needed replacement”

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

“Replaced the sway bar ends”

Andrew K., ME (2007 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

“expenive repairs and replacement”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0-L V6)

“Routine wear and tear, resulting in replacement after 7 years of use”

Ian H., CA (2007 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

“Needed to replace front struts at 96K. Don't know if this was unusual but it was $600!”

L K., CO (2007 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

“Front struts indicate a slight leak. Been advised that all shocks and struts be replaced at the same time. Researching repair centers for replacement”

Scott D., IL (2007 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)

“Front shocks required replacement in the past two weeks. Not bad, considering age and mileage”

Anonymous, TX (2007 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)

“The special sport suspension failed and was replaced with a non-sport conversion, which works just as well”

Anonymous, NM (2007 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.7-L V8)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

“The universal joint (on the mid shaft) in the steering corroded to the point where it was difficult to turn the steering wheel”

Eugene D., ON (2007 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0-L V6)

“intermediate steering shaft. u joint seized. cost $1000 repair”

Anonymous, ON (2007 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)

“Difficulty turning the steering wheel prevented the vehicle from passing inspection. Repairman said off road use and harsh winter weather combined to cause problem”

Elliott B., NY (2007 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)
Ball joints

“twice in the last 3 years I've replaced wheel bearings on this vehicle. This is my second 4 Runner, 4th Toyota vehicle in 35 years (>1,000,000 miles) and never before have I had these kind of issues with wheels/suspension”

Anonymous, WI (2007 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

“Seals on the ball joints needed replacement. About $800”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.7-L V8)
Electronic or air suspension

“The special sport suspension was replaced with a non-sport conversion which works just as well. The system includes struts and shocks”

Anonymous, NM (2007 Toyota 4Runner Sport 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

Driveshaft or axle

“bad bearing.... $1000 bill”

Robert J., IL (2007 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

“Front axel replaced”

Anonymous, MA (2007 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

“Had to replace rest axle due to extremely loud noise”

Anonymous, NC (2007 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

“Universal joint in driveshaft failed and the whole driveshaft had to be replaced”

Anonymous, AL (2007 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)

“The dealership had to replace the driveshaft due to the error of the tire company for installing the wrong size tires on the front of my 4WD when it was engaged. The car bogged down and would not release the 4WD. I could smell burned oil”

C B., CA (2007 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)
Electrical failure

“Completely stopped working while driving”

Anonymous, LA (2007 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.7-L V8)
4WD/AWD components

“We haven't used the 4 wheel drive in a couple of years and it didn't work this year when I tried it. A Toyota dealer wanted to replace an expensive part to fix it”

Anonymous, NY (2007 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0-L V6)

“4WD actuator freezes up. Must be operated monthly to keep from locking up. The sleeve bearing is the main culprit for this problem”

Randall G., VA (2007 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

“I bought new tires for the front of my car. The tire company put on the wrong size tires. As a result, I lost the rear components of my car when it was engaged in 4WD. The dealership replaced axel, rear differential, etc”

C B., CA (2007 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)

“At about 82000 mi the rear axle began "whining" and the noise got worse until replaced. I replaced it with a used rear diff (they use another term i've forgotten) with fewer miles and have had no more problems”

Mike B., NM (2007 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)
CV joint

“CV boot leaking”

Anonymous, VA (2007 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-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

CD player

“stopped working”

Anonymous, TN (2007 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.7-L V8)

“CD player won't play CDs”

Anonymous, GA (2007 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)

“After purchasing the vehicle the CD changer got stuck and won't accept or eject our CDs. Was repaired by Toyota, but the CD player again broke”

Anonymous, CO (2007 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)
Display screen difficult to see

“The in-dash light that illuminates the clock, temperature, and other things stopped working”

Anonymous, KS (2007 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

“Half of the screen indicating the time and radio information has lost its backlight and is only visible in daylight”

Anonymous, CO (2007 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

“Map DVD will not load so there is no navigation system”

Richard O., NJ (2007 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)
Radio

“one of the light bulbs for clock burned out, would have to buy a new radio $500 to correct”

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)
Speakers

“fuzzy sound”

Anonymous, TN (2007 Toyota 4Runner SR5 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)

“The catalitic converter is failing”

Frank B., AB (2007 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)

“Service engine light, and Vehicle Stability Control System trouble lights illuminated. Root casuse was a malfunctioning fuel filler vent at the top of the filler neck. Since the emissions system was not happy, then the engine system was not happy, which then appears as Service Engine and also Vehicle Stability Control trouble lights. Very misleading. It took a smoke generator machine test at my local garage (not a dealership) to find the malfunctioning filler neck vent to get to the bottom of th”

Leon-Eleanor N., PA (2007 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0-L V6)

“Faulty fuel cap caused numerous emissions issues”

Anonymous, UT (2007 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.7-L V8)

“Car ran rough--service center finally replaced the fuel cap after two visits”

Emmett W., KS (2007 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)

“I had a check engine light and the dealership told me the fuel cap had to be replaced. I have a new fuel cap and no check engine light now”

David S., TX (2007 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)

“Fuel cap failed 3 years ago (evap failure, 3 MIL's on dash, multiple codes set on ECM). New OEM cap lasted ~2 years. Replaced again with an OEM cap”

Michael A., KS (2007 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.7-L V8)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

“Needed replaced”

Emmett W., KS (2007 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)

“sensor failed causing check engine light to come on”

Anonymous, UT (2007 Toyota 4Runner Sport 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

“Radiator Replaced”

Anonymous, NY (2007 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

“Luggage rack vibrates buzz really bad in the wind or on the highway”

Anonymous, MO (2007 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)

“Sunroof/moonroof rattles ridiculously. Wind noise loud”

Carla G., AZ (2007 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

“There is a creaking by the driver's seat. I had this problem in the past and the dealer replaced the whole driver seat. The problem came back years later. Not happy with the quality of this car”

D D., CA (2007 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)
Wind noise

“luggage rack vibrates bad”

Anonymous, MO (2007 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)

“Roof rack”

Anonymous, OH (2007 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)

“Right after I bought it I noticed a lot of wind noise from the driver side window. I told them about it, they replaced all the rubber around the window but the wind noise didn't go away”

Anonymous, NV (2007 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

“Repaired once under warranty and has failed again. Toyota doesn't seem to think this is unusual”

Greg M., ON (2007 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.7-L V8)
Exhaust manifold

“The manifold developed cracks and a leak. Unfortunately Toyota decided to make the manifold pipe part of the catalytic converter. So replacing the manifold pipe ended up costing me $1500. Had they been separate, like they should have been, it would have been far less expensive”

Anonymous, PA (2007 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)

“Told have 2000 miles till a 3000$ repair”

Collin F., VT (2007 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.7-L V8)
Muffler

“break in muffler pipe joint”

Anonymous, ON (2007 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)
Pipes

“Tail pipe broke off at rear end of muffler”

Anonymous, PA (2007 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

Rough shifting

“The rough down shifting happens when you come to a stop. There is a loud clunk that you can hear and feel that sounds like it's coming from the rear differential. Our last 4Runner did it also but this one it worse. The dealership said, "This is normal and the 'some of them do it worse than others.'"”

Kennard Y., TN (2007 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)

“Car trembling with initial acceleration at each shift”

Clifford P., NC (2007 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

“Transmission shutters between 30 mph and 45mph when the overdrive is on”

Anonymous, TN (2007 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)
Slipping transmission

“Does not shift smoothly in lower gears”

Robert R., PA (2007 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Torque converter

“Does not shift smoothly in the lower gears”

Robert R., PA (2007 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

“This was an unexpected part replacement with no known cause”

Anonymous, NC (2007 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

“Had excessive metal in transmission fluid. Appears water also got into transmission. Not sure how. Had to replace transmission”

Anonymous, OR (2007 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

“There is no recommended service interval on the transmission. The area Toyota dealerships would not service the transmission. The torque converter and 2 solenoids failed due to "old" transmission fluid even though the original fluid is synthetic”

Anonymous, NC (2007 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-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

Sunroof

“It leaks”

Alexis K., NY (2007 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.7-L V8)

“Poor design of hydraulics and water remaining in the tailgate area after rain or washing. Needed new hydraulic lifts”

Anonymous, IL (2007 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

“Tailgate closing system failed: mechanical, not electric. Had to replace for $400. Easy to dismantle and install new one”

Jonathan L., ON (2007 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0-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

“Dragging idler”

Anonymous, TX (2007 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)
Oil leaks

“Oil seals”

Anonymous, NY (2007 Toyota 4Runner Sport 4.0-L V6)
Engine computer

“After timing chains replaced and valves replaced, latter would not seat or something else, and engine would throttle down and run roughly after 15-20 min driving. Shut off and restart solved problem until another 15 min. or so, then repeat, at least”

Anonymous, AK (2007 Toyota 4Runner)

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

“It failed to start once for the first time, test revealed alternator problem, replaced - no further problem”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.7-L V8)
Electronic ignition

“hesitation when driving thru 30-40mph”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota 4Runner Sport 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

Timing belt or chain

“Would not remain running smoothly enough to drive. Determined timing chains stretched - ascribed to cold temperature and poor oil distribution. Timing chains replaced and valves replaced but still not running well. In shop with good mechanic 10 mo”

Anonymous, AK (2007 Toyota 4Runner)

“Check Engine light indicated valve timing issue - needed timing chain replacement costing $4000”

Richard P., ON (2007 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

Climate System

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

What Owners Say

Refrigerant leaks

“Lost refrigerant one time, refilled and further leaks”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Radiator

“A small leak got progressively worse. The car never overheated. Dealer replaced the radiator. Problem solved”

Anonymous, MD (2007 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)
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