While almost every other midsized SUV had moved to car-based construction, the 4Runner remained an old-school, body-on-frame SUV, which was great for off-roading but not much else. The ride is unsettled and handling is mediocre at best. Limited trim versions have a sport suspension package with somewhat better control, but a stiffer ride. Off-road is where the 4Runner excels.
Alerts
There are 7 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

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 329,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2020 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 2014 Toyota 4Runner owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

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

Display screen freezes up

"While driving the screen freezes. Can't change channels, more or volume. Can not reset until engine is. Turned off."

Anonymous, FL (2014 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"The entire Toyota software program regularly just freezes up. The radio might start blaring at max volume with no way to turn it off nor turn down the volume (none of the dials respond when the software freezes everything). Toyota can't fix it, and they won't offer anything to compensate for it. Unfortunately, these issue don't qualify for "lemon car" status in Florida."

Anonymous, FL (2014 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"The navigation system/audio system/phone system on this vehicle has repeatedly failed to provide consistent, reliable service. Random freezing of display screen, rebooting at inconvenient time, and occasional failure of messaging have been a continuing problem on this vehicle. Software updates have not solved the problem. The GPS system has stopped operating at critical times and proven unreliable. From Day 1, the dealer has not been helpful in solving these issues."

Anonymous, NJ (2014 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"I spend a lot of time in the vehicle so my bluetooth hands free functions are very important allowing me to be on the phone. The system would randomly reboot itself with no regularity and sometimes multiple times in the same 30-min. Very inconvenient but not unsafe. They were able to correct it on the 2nd visit. I can tell you my 2008 4runner had the same issue and I ended up replacing the unit/display with an aftermarket product because Toyota couldn't fix it. So clearly an opportunity for Toyota. However, the vehicle is amazing and the resale incredible."

Anonymous, CO (2014 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"While driving, the display screen freezes. The radio stops playing, and all functions freeze. The after about 5-8 minutes it seems to just re-boot and all is fine. Happened 5 times in 4 months"

Art M., MD (2014 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"Entire system freezes occasionally and requires reboot to work again"

Anonymous, CO (2014 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"The display screen freezes at least once while driving. Since everything is linked through Entune, you can't do anything with your nav system or radio until the entire system resets. Toyota was very difficult to work with even after bringing up this software problem multiple times and the issue still hasn't been fixed!! I love my Toyota but I want to drive it off a cliff every time the display screen freezes"

Amanda P., NC (2014 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"Head unit was replaced last month because navigation had failed and would not locate car. New head unit freezes at random, especially when using satellite radio. New head unit ordered, waiting for parts"

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Toyota 4Runner Trail 4.0-L V6)

"I will program favorite radio stations and when I turn the car off and back on the screen has erased my choices."

Anonymous, TX (2014 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)

"eventually it reboots and works"

Anonymous, OH (2014 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"periodically the sound system freezes up. You cannot change stations, volume, etc. The only way to fix it is to turn off the car, or depress the on/off knob for about 10 seconds so that it performs a soft reboot."

Anonymous, SC (2014 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"Freeze occurs when using multiple apps. Resets automatically and you must manually start over with navigation entry"

Mark S., WI (2014 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"Causes problems with navigation and phone."

Richard B., TN (2014 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"Display screen freezes up where controls don’t work, then system goes blank and reboots itself- happens periodically and is very irritating- have heard on forums that this is a common problem that Toyota will not acknowledge or fix!"

Anonymous, AL (2014 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"Screen freezes randomly. I've seen the issue on forum posts online. There does not appear to be a fix from Toyota yet. Will occur several times a month."

Luke G., CA (2014 Toyota 4Runner Trail 4.0-L V6)
Display screen goes blank

"Twice in two years, the Navigation screen has locked up. Upon car restart,it blanks out the navigation screen, after several weeks it started working again."

Anonymous, NM (2014 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)

"Part of the freezing up problem. It just gets stuck. Must restart to fix."

Anonymous, FL (2014 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"Radio would lock up and turn off and turn back on again and any GPS was lost. Did factory updates 3 times before issues seemed to be good for the most part. Took 3 months and videos of issue to get resolution. Still not confident in solution long term. Poor service and support by Toyots"

Anonymous, NC (2014 Toyota 4Runner Trail 4.0-L V6)

"It simply goes blank, the music goes off, and after a while it resumes working"

Mary O., OR (2014 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)

"The entire system has been a pain point since we bought this 4Runner. It may freeze with music, it may stop responding while giving gps directions, it may freeze while answering a call. Once it freezes, nothing actively fixes it. Even turning off the truck and then restarting it does not fix the issue. Toyota has been worthless in even acknowledging the issue exists, they repeatedly tell us we are using it wrong and that it’s up to date!"

Douglas H., FL (2014 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"When making a phone call the entire system reboots. This occurs ~80% of the time."

Daniel T., CA (2014 Toyota 4Runner Trail 4.0-L V6)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"iPod freezes and must be rebooted constantly when connected to stereo system"

Michael H., CA (2014 Toyota 4Runner Trail 4.0-L V6)

"Infotainment system does not pair often. Plays music even when paused."

Luke G., CA (2014 Toyota 4Runner Trail 4.0-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"Constant problems with GPS freezing or going blank"

Danny T., TX (2014 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)

"The instruction book does not work for my system. My system has a different method for entering a location, which, by the way is so tedious as to be unusable. The instructions for turning off the voice do not work. I cannot get the right scale on the map. I don't use it. Maps are better, and I don't mean Google maps, I mean paper maps"

Mary O., OR (2014 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)

"Music,GPS, locks up then goes blank. It reboots but goes off again shortly thereafter. Very unsettling when depending on GPS directions"

Anonymous, AB (2014 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"The navigation is difficult to update and has frozen up on me several times during navigation without any external input. It seems random"

Daniel T., AE (2014 Toyota 4Runner Trail 4.0-L V6)

"Several time during the last year while using the navigation system during trips it would quit working while driving. The screen would freeze up and the system would shut down and reboot. When it came back on it was necessary for me to reenter dest"

Dave N., WV (2014 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)

"2x last year infotainment/Nav stopped working for approx. 2 weeks, then without doing anything started working agian with no faults."

David G., NM (2014 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"My phone is randomly dropped from the connection both during and no during phone calls"

Daniel T., AE (2014 Toyota 4Runner Trail 4.0-L V6)

"Before a requested update, the system was unreliable in pairing with different phones"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)

"Bluetooth will disconnect at random."

Anonymous, TX (2014 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)
Radio

"This just reflects my previous issue with display freeze and radio stopped playing"

Art M., MD (2014 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)
Software update fixes

"The screen freezes, and then reboots itself after a few minutes."

Anonymous, ON (2014 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)

"We have taken this 4Runner to Toyota at least 5 times to fix all of the issues we have with the Toyota entune software. After multiple updates and software flashes, we still have the same issues. Toyota claims they can't fix it."

Anonymous, FL (2014 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"Software updates of Entune Navigation/Radio system do not improve the operation of this system. Many of the road descriptions are out of date or erroneous. The system randomly reboots and makes it difficult to navigate when GPS is needed. At times, none of the controls will operate and the only fix is to stop the car and restart the engine. The updates to the system are to primarily remove some of the services that were originally functional, such as Pandora, but removed when Toyota could not cut a good licencing agreement with the provider. This represents a loss of value to me, without compensation from Toyota."

Anonymous, NJ (2014 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)
Voice control commands

"Voice recognition is awful. It maybe gets 1 of 5 words correct, even after trying to use it for 2 years"

Amanda P., NC (2014 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"If braking hard/fast the brakes tend to lock up and skid, especially on wet surfaces. Never had a vehicle that does this"

Eddie C., TX (2014 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"Less power assist in braking than when car was new. Need to pump the brake pedal to increase stopping ability of car, which results in premature activation of ABS system."

Anonymous, NJ (2014 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)
Calipers

"Calipers were stuck and had to be replaced with only 65000 miles"

Anonymous, NH (2014 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)

"Brakes gradually began to become less effective, with increased pedal travel, and required much harder pedal force to stop the vehicle. Pumping the pedal caused the braking system to go into emergency mode, activating the anti-locking system, thereby stopping the vehicle abruptly. This made the passengers uncomfortable and vehicles following the 4Runner to make panic stops. Dealer inspection indicated glazed pads that were in need of immediate replacement. My inspection indicated severe rusting of caliper hardware, causing the calipers to wear unevenly and freeze in position. Replacement of pads was difficult due to rusting (in place) of retaining pins and associated hardware, which severely restricted movement of calipers and resulted poor (and unsafe) braking performance. Such extreme rusting of brake components should not occur on a vehicle with low mileage. Dubious brake design/metallurgical selection on this vehicle."

Anonymous, NJ (2014 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)
Master cylinder

"Very soft pedal that almost goes to the floor. Dealership has not addressed issue yet"

Anonymous, OH (2014 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)
Premature brake wear

"Damage from driving on beach"

Alice O., TX (2014 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)
Pulsation or vibration

"The 4runner has vibration problems caused by the breaks from time to time. I have to have it looked at and repaired because it seems dangerous when you have to break suddenly."

Anonymous, CO (2014 Toyota 4Runner Trail 4.0-L V6)
Rotors

"The rotors had to be replaced the last time the brakes were looked at and repaired."

Anonymous, CO (2014 Toyota 4Runner Trail 4.0-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

"Rear Sliding window weather stripping has dry rotted. Haven't gotten it fixed, just annoying to look at."

Anonymous, (2014 Toyota 4Runner Trail 4.0-L V6)

"Weather stripping around back hatch was loose from factory. Brought it back to dealer three times for repair, still isn't right"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Toyota 4Runner Trail 4.0-L V6)

"weather stripping on rear passenger door was not installed correctly from factory. had a hassle getting dealer to fix"

Douglas B., UT (2014 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

"Front-end suspension noise during low speed turns. Sound like creaky bed springs or creaky door hinge. Replaced lower control arms but the problem continues."

Anonymous, (2014 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)

"dash board seems really cheap and every bump causes the sections on the dash to rub and squeak. super annoying"

Douglas B., UT (2014 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)

"Driver window rattle"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)

"Don't know what it is. Dealer can't find it. Only hear rattle when I close driver's door after driving it an hour or more. Never happened on any prior 4Runner and I have owned 4Runners since 1990"

Art H., CO (2014 Toyota 4Runner Trail 4.0-L V6)

"Driver's seat back lumbar support pops and snaps when pressure changes (e.g. hitting a bump or taking a turn.) Infuriating. Has been "repaired" 3x, waiting to meet with Toyota regional rep to escalate and get resolved under warranty"

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Toyota 4Runner Trail 4.0-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

4WD/AWD components

"when driving in 4wheel drive mode i hear and feel a rubbing noise when i make a sharp turn"

Edwin M., IL (2014 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)
CV joint

"Slight leak from the CV joint boot. No damage. Boot was re-clamped at minimal cost."

Anonymous, CO (2014 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"CV joint boot with minor leak. Was re-sealed the year before, but leaked again last year and the boot was replaced."

Anonymous, CO (2014 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)
Differential

"Differential sounded like my 1948 Nash.... made lots of noise when you let up on the gas"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)
Stability control (ESC)

"Warning light is on but mechanic cannot tell if the ESC is inoperable"

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)
Traction control

"Anytime the traction control activates, a very loud noise is heard toward the front of the vehicle"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)
Transfer case

"A small oil leak developed and the case cover had to be resealed (not a gasket) by the Toyota dealer. It has been dry ever since."

Anonymous, FL (2014 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

Blower (fan) motor

"The blower motor is a variable speed type and would periodically stop working, with no air flowing through the vents. Had the dealership look at it and was told to kick the bottom of the dash to allow the motor to start working again. I replaced the motor with an aftermarket version"

Anonymous, AR (2014 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)

"very low airflow in either heating or cooling operations, even on highest selectable speed. Difficult to heat cvar in winter and difficult to cool car in summer"

Robert G., CO (2014 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"The blower motor would stop blowing at times. I went ahead and replaced the blower motor myself since it was no longer under warranty."

Anonymous, AR (2014 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)
Heater system

"The rear window heater stopped working.. have Toyota care, will take it in when this Corona thing is better"

Anonymous, NJ (2014 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

"Symptoms of blowing hot air started abruptly. Mechanic could not find the problem but put dye in the system and refilled the refrigerant. Within a few days the problem occurred again and he was able to find it and repair it with a new refigerant line."

Anonymous, TX (2014 Toyota 4Runner Trail 4.0-L V6)

"Continuing problem with regulating refrigerant level"

Doug T., VA (2014 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

Keyless entry

"Keyless entry does not work and the cost to repair it is too expensive."

Anonymous, IN (2014 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"Had to replace the soleniids in every door. I have owned many toyotas and they have all had intermittent solenoid problems. Otherwise they have all been great cars"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

"Driver door remote entry stopped working. $600 to repair on a 3.5 year old car seems a bit extreme."

Anonymous, KY (2014 Toyota 4Runner Trail 4.0-L V6)
USB port

"The USB ports have burned out twice already in our 4 runner. Toyota claims its due to electrical surges but won’t fix it a 3rd time and is not willing to look into the real root cause."

Douglas H., FL (2014 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)
Wiper motor or washer

"Rear wiper is not working now"

Anonymous, NJ (2014 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

"Wears out too fast"

Anonymous, (2014 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)
Shocks or struts

"During a routine oil change the technician noticed that both of my front shock/struts were leaking. This occurred at approximately 50k miles. These were special electronically controlled suspension types of shocks. Still drivable but they would be completely inoperable in a short period of time. The quote to replace them was seemed incredibly expensive to me at 1500.00 dollars. I did some research on an extended warranty I had purchased direct from Toyota when I purchased the vehicle and found they were covered. This item is not usually covered under most extended warranties. Scheduled the repair for a couple of days later and the dealer had the vehicle in and out the same day as promised."

Anonymous, TX (2014 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)

"The shocks have an automatic system to reduce "lean" when turning, by readjusting pressure in the shocks when turning. There was a "leak" in the system, and all four shocks had to be replaced. The dealer wanted $4,000 for the repair. I told the agent that I was outraged, that we had had 8 Toyota products over 30 years and had never had such a failure. We settled for $1,700. We will probably continue to buy Toyota products. The problem occured at about 44,000 miles, and the dealer wanted about $4,000 to repair it. I was outraged. since this was our 8th Toyota product over about 30 years, and never had a failure like this. ."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)

"During a normal service visit (60,000 mi)it was discovered the 4Runner had leakage in 2 of the 4 shocks. The fix, according to the dlrshp was to replace all 4 shocks, indicating that it was a balanced system. I accepted the fix from the dlrshp."

Anonymous, (2014 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Steering shaft and u joint had corroded so much it required replacement. Was causing vehicle to steer with difficulty."

Craig H., NH (2014 Toyota 4Runner Trail 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

Gear selector or linkage

"Gear selector became difficult to operate. I was out of town and took the car to a dealer who fixed it, but 4 months later the same thing happened again and I took it to the original dealer who fixed the problem permanently."

Anonymous, NY (2014 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)
Rough shifting

"It was finally time to have the fluid changed."

Anonymous, CA (2014 Toyota 4Runner 4.0-L V6)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

"In a stretch of extreme temperature (heat), the transmission slipped due to a diagnosed park neutral safety swtch issue."

Anonymous, ON (2014 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Roof rack moulding Double sided tape replaced / repaired by dealer No problem"

Michael M., WA (2014 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"fading metallic paint on hood and roof"

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4.0-L V6)

"Paint peeling in lower front panel."

Anonymous, ON (2014 Toyota 4Runner Limited 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

"Toyotas have always had a problem with getting the last two gallons of fuel into the tank...includes previously owned 2000 Tundra, 2003, 2004, 2008, and 2014 4-Runners"

Robert G., CO (2014 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)
Engine knock or ping

"On start up the engine had loud knock until it warmed up some of the time (one start out of 10)"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

"Passenger airbag recall."

Anonymous, TX (2014 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4.0-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Torque converter

"Chattering"

Anonymous, ON (2014 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

Locks and latches

"Drivers electric door lock had to be replaced as stopped locking"

Anonymous, AK (2014 Toyota 4Runner Trail 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

"Ended up being the oil pump noise and failure, did not have a category to list this issue. Dealer said it was alternator but it was oil pump making loud whining noise. Toyota would not respond to issue when it started at 65K. Ignored me the whole time"

Anonymous, NC (2014 Toyota 4Runner Trail 4.0-L V6)

Engine Cooling

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

Engine Major

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

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.

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Recalls
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FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP
Jan 13 2020
If the fuel pump fails, the engine can stall while driving, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) recalled certain 2018-2019 4Runner, Highlander, Camry, Land Cruiser, Sequoia, Sienna, Tacoma and Tundra, and Lexus RC 300, RC 350, GS 350, GX 460, IS 300, LC 500, LS 500, LX 570, RX 350L, and 2019 Toyota Avalon and Corolla, and certain Lexus NX 300, and ES 350 vehicles on January 13, 2020. On March 4, 2020, Toyota expanded the recall to include certain 2014-2015 Toyota 4Runner and Land Cruiser, 2018 Avalon, Corolla, 2014 FJ Cruiser, 2017 Sienna and Lexus 2018 ES 350, 2018-2019 GS 300, 2013-2014 GS350, 2014-2015 GX 460, IS 350 and LX 570, 2014 IS F, 2018-2019 IS 350, LC 500H and LS 500H, 2013-2015 LS 460, 2015 NX 200T and RC350, 2017 RC 200T and RX 350. Toyota also removed the 2018-2019 Toyota 4Runner and Land Cruiser and 2018-2019 Lexus GX 460 and LX 570 and 2019 NX300 from inclusion in this recall. On March 19, 2020, Toyota expanded the recall to include 2015 Lexus GS350 vehicles. The low-pressure fuel pump inside the fuel tank may fail.
What should you do:
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel pump, free of charge. The recall began May 4, 2020. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371 or Lexus customer service at 1-800-255-3987. Toyota's numbers for this recall are 20TB02 and 20TA02 for Toyota vehicles and 20LB01 and 20LA01 for Lexus vehicles.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 20V012000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1830752
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE
Oct 17 2019
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2010-2016 4Runner, 2003-2006 Tundra, 2003-2013 Corolla, 2009-2010 Corolla Matrix, 2004-2005 RAV4, 2002-2007 Sequoia, 2011-2013 Sienna, 2008-2012 Scion xB, 2008-2009 Lexus IS-F, 2007-2012 Yaris and Lexus ES350, 2010-2017 Lexus GX460, 2002-2010 Lexus SC430, 2006-2012 Lexus IS250 and IS350 and 2010-2015 Lexus IS250C and IS350C vehicles. These vehicles had their driver or passenger frontal air bag inflators previously replaced under a prior recall using inflators of the same design. The inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Toyota will notify owners. Depending on the vehicle model, dealers will replace the front driver inflator, front passenger airbag inflator, the airbag assembly, or the front passenger airbag sub-assembly and inflator. The recall began November 20, 2019. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371 or Lexus customer service at 1-800-255-3987. Toyota's numbers for this recall are J0A, J0B, and J0C. Lexus' numbers for this recall are JLI, JLJ, and JLK.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V741000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 928220
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:PASSENGER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE
Jan 09 2019
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2014-2016 Toyota 4Runner, 2014-2015 Scion xB, Lexus IS350C, IS250C, 2014 Toyota Sienna, Lexus IS-F, and 2014-2017 Lexus GX460 vehicles sold, or ever registered in the states of Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands or "Zone A." Toyota is also recalling certain 2011-2013 Toyota Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Lexus IS250, IS350, 2011-2016 4Runner, 2011-2015 Scion xB, Lexus IS350C, IS250C, 2011-2014 Toyota Sienna, Lexus IS-F, 2011-2017 Lexus GX460, and 2011-2012 Lexus ES350 vehicles ever registered in the states of Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia or "Zone B." Toyota is also recalling certain 2010-2013 Toyota Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Lexus IS350, 2010-2016 4Runner, 2010-2013 Lexus IS250, 2010-2015 Scion xB, Lexus IS350C, IS250C, 2010-2017 Lexus GX460, 2010-2014 Lexus IS-F, and 2010-2012 Lexus ES350 vehicles ever registered in the states of Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming or "Zone C." These vehicles are equipped with air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, used as original equipment or replacement equipment (such as after a vehicle crash necessitating replacement of the original air bags), that may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Toyota will notify owners. Depending on the vehicle model, dealers will replace the front passenger air bag inflator, or replace the air bag assembly. The recall began February 15, 2019. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota's numbers for this recall are "Zone A" Toyota: G0P, Lexus: GLG; "Zone B" Toyota: G0R, Lexus GLH; "Zone C" Toyota: H0A, and Lexus: HLA.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V005000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1299448
STRUCTURE:BODY:HOOD:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS
Jul 03 2017
If the hood scoop detaches, it may become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain 2011-2016 Toyota Tacoma and 4Runner vehicles equipped with accessory hood scoops installed by SET or SET dealers. The adhesive attaching the hood scoop may weaken, allowing the hood scoop to detach from the vehicle.
What should you do:
SET will notify owners, and dealers will mechanically fasten the scoop to the hood, free of charge. The recall began on September 1, 2017. Owners may contact SET customer service at 1-954-429-2000. SET's number for this recall is SET17B.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 17V425000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3547
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:MANIFOLD/HEADER/MUFFLER/TAIL PIPE
Aug 03 2016
Contact with an exhaust tip may result in personal injury.
Summary:
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain model year 2010-2015 Toyota 4Runner vehicles manufactured September 3, 2009, to December 1, 2014. The affected vehicles may be equipped with accessory exhaust tips installed by SET or SET dealers that may contact people and possibly burn them while they are standing behind the vehicle.
What should you do:
SET will notify owners, and dealers will install a re-designed exhaust tip that is smaller in diameter and is more recessed behind the bumper, free of charge. The recall began September 15, 2016. Owners may contact SET customer service at 1-866-405-4226. SET's number for this recall is SET16D.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 16V577000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 425
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:EXHAUST SYSTEM:MANIFOLD/HEADER/MUFFLER/TAIL PIPE
Aug 13 2015
Contact with an exhaust tip may result in personal injury.
Summary:
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain model year 2010-2015 Toyota 4Runner vehicles manufactured March 29, 2010, to July 30, 2015. The affected vehicles may be equipped with accessory exhaust tips installed by SET or SET dealers that may contact people and possibly burn them while they are standing behind the vehicle.
What should you do:
SET will notify owners, and dealers will install a re-designed exhaust tip that is smaller in diameter and is more recessed behind the bumper, free of charge. The recall began on September 22, 2015. Owners may contact SET customer service at 1-866-405-4226. SET's number for the recall is SET15D.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 15V515000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2530
EQUIPMENT
Dec 30 2014
Accessories that detach from a vehicle may result in a vehicle crash and/or personal injury.
Summary:
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Toyota 4Runner, Tacoma, FJ Cruiser, Land Cruiser, RAV4, Scion FRS, and XB vehicles. The affected vehicles may have accessories installed by SET, such as running boards or other items, that were incorrectly installed. The accessory attaching fasteners were not tightened with the proper torque, possibly causing the accessory to detach from the vehicle.
What should you do:
SET will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and tighten the affected bolts, free of charge. The recall began February 23, 2015. Owners may contact SET customer service at 1-866-405-4226. SET's number for this recall is SET-14B.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 14V828000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 3958
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