Toyota 4Runner Problem Trends and Complaints

Based on 12 problem areas, owners have reported the following issues with this vehicle that range in severity ratings from low to high.

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Worst toyota I have owned....

Model Year:

2010

Manufacturer:

Toyota

Model:

4Runner

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

I bought my 2010 4 runner to replace an amazing 2006 4 runner. That was a big mistake..... The 2010 is bigger inside, is a little more comfortable, but compare to my 2006, is a piece of junk! Everything is cute rate compare to the previous generation... The engine /

Review submitted by:ruthabagah

Pros:Bigger interior than previous generation.

Cons:Everything... This is a do not buy car.

Most uncomfortable vehicle ever

Model Year:

2012

Manufacturer:

Toyota

Model:

4Runner

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Understand our last 10 vehicles have been Toyotas - I used to be a Toyota fan, but no more as the cons far outweigh the pros - Seats hard as a rock Leather is perforated (little wholes) - which hold dust, debris and leather conditioner Carpeting is like a cheap

Review submitted by:CisS

Pros:The steering while is nice

Cons:See below

Seats are an issue

Model Year:

2016

Manufacturer:

Toyota

Model:

4Runner

I like the Four Runner. However it is evident that the cloth seats are not going to hold up. After only 2100 miles the drivers seat has a wear mark starting on the seat edge from getting in and out. I am normal weight guy, so its not that. I

Review submitted by:Lee M

Pros:Rugged good looks, very reliable, decent stereo

Cons:Cloth seats are cheap, gas hog, floats on highway

Overrated

Model Year:

2016

Manufacturer:

Toyota

Model:

4Runner

Have TPE 2016, not happy with lots of things: - Paint, engine, roof rack, underbody protection, poor mileage, uncomfortable seats if driving 2 hours or more, display is too small, stock tires are a joke.

Review submitted by:creek55

Pros:Body on frame

Cons:Everything else

Not as happy as I thought I'd be

Model Year:

2016

Manufacturer:

Toyota

Model:

4Runner

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

After owning a 2006 Highlander and then a 2013 Nissan Armada, we decided to go a little smaller again, but, with the truck feel and therefore bought the 2016 4Runner Limited edition. LIMITED ? We thought we had all the options that SHOULD come with a Limited edition ( as

Review submitted by:Disappointed1

Pros:It's a pretty car/truck and it drives well

Cons:It's totally lacking in technology

Don't be fooled, it isn't what it claims to be...

Model Year:

2015

Manufacturer:

Toyota

Model:

4Runner

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Having been a loyal 4-Runner owner for over 20 years I was excited to supposedly upgrade to a newer version having read many positive reviews. I enjoyed taking my old 4-Runner into the Colorado mountains skiing, hiking, camping and moderate off-roading. It was reliable and would go anywhere. A few

Review submitted by:Al.R

Pros:Cargo space, heated seats

Cons:Underpowered, horrible mpg, not off road ready

Does not match up to the 2005 4Runner.

Model Year:

2014

Manufacturer:

Toyota

Model:

4Runner

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

I have just had the first oil change on my 2014 4Runner Trail 4WD for which I traded my 2005 4Runner 4WD Sport. There are a large number of things I do not like about the 2014 model when compared to the 2005. It seems many things were cheapened. LIKES:

Review submitted by:SARJoe

Pros:Good Handlng; Smooth ride; Roomy;

Cons:OEM tires; ECO display; Sun Visor; Underpowered;

Too bad, could have been perfect...

Model Year:

2012

Manufacturer:

Toyota

Model:

4Runner

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

I traded-in this car about 1 year after I bought it. Never done that with any car before. So let's see: Pros: solid build, nice exterior looks, one of the most reliable vehicles you can find on the market, good re-sale value, great off-road capability (or so they say...). Cons:

Review submitted by:C3Dg

Pros:Great quality, good looks

Cons:Poor driving and handling, useless 4WD

Less than expected, disappointing

Model Year:

2020

Manufacturer:

Toyota

Model:

4Runner

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

The car came wrapped in plastic - brand new. The android auto is unreliable and finicky. The engine is louder than I think is necessary. The brakes now squeak. Right off the lot something under the dash was rattling, the dealer tried to fix but it came back 6 days

Review submitted by:LindaW

Pros:Great in snow, comfortable.

Cons:Rattle, breaks squeak, loud engine, remote start

Dissapointed - Did not become a Toyota Groupie

Model Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Toyota

Model:

4Runner

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

We never did use the off road capabilities of our TRD Premium but the daily & highway driving was disappointing, Fuel mileage for a relatively small vehicle with a V-6 was terrible. Best I could get on the highway driving the speed limits was 18 and it has to downshift

Review submitted by:Texan4Life

Pros:Value, Appearance, Reliability

Cons:Low power, Poor Fuel mileage, noisey.

Glad it’s gone

Model Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Toyota

Model:

4Runner

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

This thing was way under powered and cheap trim. Cheap paint job scratched easy and looks thin....didn’t like backup camera a lot of times not visible with the sunlight or shadows ...uncomfortable factory leather seats and ride, scratched badly on all surfaces everywhere except leather from anything. Difficult to clean

Review submitted by:Carpenter

Pros:Off road and getting wet inside, coffee cup holder

Cons:Under powered and cheap trim

Most UNCOMFORTABLE Vehicle I have ever owned

Model Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Toyota

Model:

4Runner

I must say the 4Runner is Pretty! I allowed that to influence our decision when looking for a new vehicle. We have a Chevy Tahoe with almost 300,000 miles and it is the most comfortable vehicle we have ever owned. Unfortunately we could not afford a New Tahoe. Prices are

Review submitted by:ilex

Pros:Pretty

Cons:UNCOMFORTABLE and bad storage compartments!

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