1995 Toyota 4 RUNNER Engine And Engine Cooling Engine problems & defects.

Toyota 4 RUNNER Engine And Engine Cooling Engine problems : 53.

Valves Failed. *dh

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT3VN39W1S8. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 problem was reported in TEMECULA, CA. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

July 11, 1996

Cylinder Head Replaced Twice. *dh

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT3VN39W1S8. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 problem was reported in TEMECULA, CA. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Sept 26, 1995

While Driving About 35 Mph engine Check Light Came On/off. Consumer Took Vehicle To Dealer Because The engine Light Did Not Go Off, The Mechanic Told Consumer engine Head Gasket Was Broken And Needed To Be Repaired And They Did. Consumer Received Two Recall Notices Concerning engine Head Gasket. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT3VN39W0S0. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 problem was reported in OCEAN SIDE, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Mar 06, 1999

Consumer Was Driving Approx. 55-60 Mph When The Power Of Vehicle Was Fading, She Noticed White Smoke In Rear Area, Then The Front Started To Steam Out. Mechanic Checked Coolant For Leak Check Head Gasket Remove Cylinder Head Reserviced And Balbe Grind It And Install Cylinder Head With New Gasket , Timing Belt And Water Pump.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT3VN29VXS0. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 problem was reported in WALNUT, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Head Gasket Failed Resulting In Loss Of Coolant, Overheating, engine Misses And Discharge Of White Smoke, Service Campaign Was Issued But Consumer Vehicle Not Included. Nlm

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JTEVN29VXS0. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 problem was reported in WALNUT, CA. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Mar 23, 1999

Vehicle Experienced A Blown engine Head Gasket. It Was Discovered By An Indendent Repairs Shop. Dealer/manufacturer Notified, And Informed Consumerthat Vehicle Was Not Under A Manufacturer’s Recall. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT3VN39WVS8. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 problem was reported in SACRAMENTO, CA. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Jan 20, 1999

Head Gasket Was Leaking Oil Causing The engine To Blow Up. Yh

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT3VN39W050. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 problem was reported in TEMECULA, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 19980228. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

Feb 01, 1999

Head Gasket Failure Known To toyota But Fails To Compensate Consumer For Repairs. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT3VN39W9S8. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 problem was reported in LOS GATOS, CA. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Anti-freeze Goes Into A Block engine Because Of A Bad Head Gasket, And Causes Anti-freeze To Become A Toxic Gas. Consumer Can Smell And Taste Anti-freeze When It Comes Out Of The Vent. Consumer Feels The Are Being Poisened. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT3VN39W8S0. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 problem was reported in BETHLEHEM, PA. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Apr 09, 2000

engine Head Gasket Blew. No Advance Warning Was Given. While Consumer Was Driving Oil Started To Drop, And The Temperature Went Up. Also There Was A Loud Noise. After Being Reviewed By A Mechanic, Entire engine Had To Be Rebuilt. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT3VN39WXFS. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 problem was reported in SHERMAN OAKS, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Blown Head Gasket Resulted In Contamination Of Oil, engine Failure. Blown Head Gasket Resulted In Contamination Of Oil By Coolant, Which Eventually Caused engine Failure. engine Needs New Short Block, At Cost Of $5,200-$6,200. toyota Says “it’s Not Our Problem.” Head Gasket Repaired Under Warranty At 58,652 Miles. Now engine Fails. Have Learned Independently Of Possible Coolant Contamination Of The Oil And Serious Damage To engine (e.g. Crankshaft Bearings) When Head Gasket Failed. Customer Never Notified Of Head Gasket Defect Or Recall Until Mine Failed. Never Told Of Possible Damage To engine. Independent Mechanics Have Advised That The Short Block Should Have Been Replaced At Time Head Gasket Was Replaced Because Of Probable Coolant Contamination Of Oil, Which Damages Bearings And Eventually Results In engine Failure. toyota Only Replaced The Head Gasket. Now Unwilling To Cover Resulting Damage To engine B/c Outside Of 100,000 Mile Warranty And They Deny Related To Head Gasket Failure.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT3VN39W4S0. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 problem was reported in SANTA CRUZ, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 19961101. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Oct 20, 2000

engine Head Gaskets Blew Caused The Anti-freeze To Get Into The Spark Plugs Which Caused The Vehicle To Idle Rough On A Cold Start. My Vehicle Was Not Included In The Recall To Replace The Head Gaskets.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT3VN29V9S0. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 problem was reported in FORT WORTH, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19950401. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Sept 22, 2000

engine Head Gasket Failure Causing Large Amount Of Smoke Formed From Fuel Exhaust And engine Coolant Mixed. Car Would Not Start After Failure Because Of Build Up Of Coolant Inside The Cynlinder So Piston Would Not Compress And Car Would Not Start. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT3VN29V9S0. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 problem was reported in WOODSTOCK, GA. Original Owner. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Jan 28, 2001

I Have Several Complaints About The Gasket Defect/problem, When Or Will There Be A Recall On This Part!?*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT3VN29V4S0. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 problem was reported in MARINA, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19950701. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 drive type:FWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Dec 02, 2000

While Driving At 20-25 Mph And When Pulling Out Of A Parking Lot Vehicle Was Driving Very Rough. Also, Smoke Was Coming From Exhaust Pipe. Contacted Dealer, Dealer Noticed That Head Gasket Had Failed. Please Provide Any Further Details.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT3VN39W5S0. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 problem was reported in SPRINGFIELD, VA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

While Driving engine Overheated And Radiator Blewout. Consumer Was Forced To Drive Off Road, And Saw Stain Coming Out Of Tail Pipe. Then, Saw A Leak Caused By A Blown Out Head Gasket.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT3VN39W6S8. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 problem was reported in WATKINSVILLE, GA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Apr 03, 2001

Head Gasket Failure, Potential Fire.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT3VN39W8S0. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 problem was reported in HANSON, MA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19980801. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Apr 06, 2001

Independent Repair Shop Indicated Head Gasket May Be Blown. Coolant Loss Caused Engin To Overheat. Waterpump And Pullies Froze Breaking Timing Belt. Dealer Fixed Water Pump, Pullies And Timing Belt. Said Headgasket Not Covered By Current Recall And Coolant Loss Is Due To Bad Radiator Cap. engine Running Rough On Cold Start. Dealer Said They Forgot To Correctly Gap Spark Plugs- Did Not Fix Running Rough. engine Still Loosing Coolant 1 Gal/week. Appears To Be Headgasket Problem But toyota Says Thicker Headgasket Was Installed In All V6 4-runners After 10/94 And That Is Why 1995‘s Are Not Included. This Is A Major Problem That Needs To Be Addressed By Nhtsa To toyota. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT3VN39W3S8. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 problem was reported in GERMANTOWN, MD. Vehicle was purchased on 19980501. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

Apr 01, 2001

Independent Repair Shop Indicated Head Gasket May Be Blown. Coolant Loss Caused Engin To Overheat. Waterpump And Pullies Froze Breaking Timing Belt. Dealer Fixed Water Pump, Pullies And Timing Belt. Said Headgasket Not Covered By Current Recall And Coolant Loss Is Due To Bad Radiator Cap. engine Running Rough On Cold Start. Dealer Said They Forgot To Correctly Gap Spark Plugs- Did Not Fix Running Rough. engine Still Loosing Coolant 1 Gal/week. Appears To Be Headgasket Problem But toyota Says Thicker Headgasket Was Installed In All V6 4-runners After 10/94 And That Is Why 1995‘s Are Not Included. This Is A Major Problem That Needs To Be Addressed By Nhtsa To toyota. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT3VN39W3S8. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 problem was reported in GERMANTOWN, MD. Vehicle was purchased on 19980501. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

Apr 01, 2001

Blown engine Head Gasket. Check engine Light Came On And Vehicle Was Taken To Dealership For engine Diagnostics. Blown Head Gasket Identified. I Checked With Manufacturer Regarding Recall And Was Told That Head Gasket Recall Is By Vin Number Only And That My Vehicle Vin Number Is Not Part Of The Recall. It Is Very Unusual For A Head Gasket To Prematurely Fail At 100k Miles. And It Seems That This Problem Is Prevalent On toyota 4runners And The Recall Should Not Be By Vin Number But A Total Recall.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT3VN29V4S0. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 problem was reported in SAN DIEGO, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19950601. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 15 mph.

May 04, 2001

Head Gasket Failed Resulting In engine Misses. Service Campaign Issued For Same Mk/model But Excludes This Vin.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT3VN39W2S0. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 problem was reported in OLYMPIA, WA. Vehicle was purchased on 19970701. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Nov 02, 2001

While Driving There Was A Dull Bang Noise From engine, And Heavy Grey Smoke Came From Exhaust. engine Had Gasket Blew Out. Vehicle Had To Be Towed. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT4VN36H9S0. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 problem was reported in ANNAPOLIS, MD. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Dec 01, 2001

Head Gasket Failure: Dull Bang Occurs In engine, Excessive White Smoke Billows From Exhaust. Exhaust Smells Sweet From Anti-freeze. engine Ran Rough From One Cylinder Misfiring. Coolant Is Being Blown From Radiator Cap. Had To Pull Over Immediatly In Heavy Traffic. Vehicle Towed To Home. Test On engine Oil Finds That Coolant Has Mixed With engine Lubricating Oil. Discussion With toyota Certified Mechanic Result: This Is A Common Problem With The New Head Gaskets And Is Usually Catastrophic Needing engine Rebuld/replacement As The engine Block Usually Needs Re-decking(milling) Beyond Maximum Allowable Tolerances; Coolant Gallery Comes Too Close To Cylinder Wall At Head. Contacted Dealer, Refered To toyota National Service Hotline (800-331-4331) And Was Told That The Prior Years Head Gasket Recall Did Not Include My Year, And Was Resolved For My Year Vehicle By Installing Heavier Head Gaskets At Point Of engine Manufacture. No Assistance From toyota National Service, But If I Was Willing To Purchase A New toyota That toyota National Sales Would Offer Assistance After The Sale Was Made. The Estimate To Replace The engine Is $5,300.00 With Rebuild (jasper Or Other). Seeking Financing To Repair/replace engine.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT4VN36H9S0. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 problem was reported in ANNAPOLIS, MD. Vehicle was purchased on 20010301. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph.

Dec 02, 2001

The Head Gasket Were Replaced Under The toyota Special Service Bulletin Vo6 At 62000mi. They Are Now Failing Again At 155,980. It Is A Danger To The Ocupants Of The Vehicle To Have The engine “blow” And The Back Wheels Stop On A Busy Road. This Problem Is Going To Happen And Is In A Large Number Of These Vehicles As They Aproch The 155000mi Mark And Will Have To Be Fixed Again, This Time With Their Own Money. This Part Should Not Fail A Second Time There Is Still A Defect In The engine, Gasket, Or The Procedure To Re-assembling The engine Will Making The Repair. toyota Needs To Admit That It Is Still Not Fixed And Make Sure All That Have This Problem Can Have It Repaired Under The “no Age, No Mileage” Clause In The Service Document. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT3VN39W7S0. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 problem was reported in HARVARD, MA. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

Feb 24, 2002

Had Vehicle Parked. Noticed Beneath Vehicle A Small Puddle Under engine Area. Took To Private Mechanic. Was Informed Head Gaskets Had Blown And Were Leaking. Also A Service Bulletin For Head Gaskets. Owner Contacted Both Manufacturer And Dealership. Informed Campaign Was For Head Gaskets, But Not Vehicle.*ak *tt

TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 problem was reported in CATASAUGUA, PA. Vehicle was purchased on 20000402. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Jan 01, 2001

White Smoke Was Coming From Manifold Pipe, And Vehicle’s Temperature Gauge Registered Hot. Dealership Was Aware Of Problem.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT3VN29VAS0. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 problem was reported in NORCO, CA. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

May 01, 2002

Head Gaskets Caused Vehicle To Overheat. Also, Radiator Constantly Leaked Water Out. Deaelr Was Notified. Please Provide More Information.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):NOT AVAILAB. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 problem was reported in GLENWOOD, AR. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

June 10, 2002

Took Truck In To Get Oil Changed And Get A Tune-up, Mechanic Tells Me I Have A Blown Gasket. Talked To The toyota Dealership Near Me, Said That It Was A Rare Problem And It Was Going To Cost At Least $1500 To Repair. Called An Independent Mechanic, Said It Happens All The Time. Called toyota‘s “customer Service” After Reading On The Internet About At “secret Warranty” For This Problem. “customer Service” Indicated My Vin Was Not Part Of The Campaign To Fix The Problem.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT3VN39W4S0. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 problem was reported in TEMECULA, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 20960801. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

July 01, 2002

Head Gasket Blewout While Driving. Consumer Feels Unsafe To Drive Due To Previous Head Gasket Recall. This Vehicle Not Included In Recall. *ak

TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 problem was reported in SACRAMENTO, CA. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Aug 14, 2002

My Mechanic States That The Head Gaskets Were Recalled, And They Think It Should Be Covered. toyota Says That My Vin # Is Not Eligible For This Recall.*ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT3VN39W8S0. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 problem was reported in CUPERTINO, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20960201. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

Aug 30, 2002

Consumer States That While Driving On Freeway Vehicle Overheated. Head Gaskets Were Damaged. *mr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):GT3VN39W9S0. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 problem was reported in CALABASAS, CA. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Aug 14, 2002

Blown Head Gasket. Was Told Vin Number Does Not Fall In Range For “campaign” Sscv06 Or Before The 10/94 Manufactured Date (vehicle Has 12/94 Manufactured Date). Causing Overheating, Coolant Consumption, Rough Starting, And Expensive Damage/repair.

Mileage was 141000 miles. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 problem was reported in RAYMOND, NH. Vehicle was purchased on 19971211. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

Jan 01, 2003

There Was An Oil Leak From The Gasket Through engine And Coming Out Of The Exhaust.*jb

TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 problem was reported in LAWRENCEVILLE, GA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Feb 01, 2003

The Head Gasket Failed.*jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT3VN29V8S0. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 problem was reported in WOODLAND HILLS, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Feb 11, 2003

The Vehicle Stalled, And Did Not Restart.*jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):FULLFILL. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 problem was reported in ORANGEBURG, SC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Dec 15, 2002

With No Prior Warning, Consumer’s Car Emitted Continuously Large Amount Of White Smoke From Tail Pipe. Smoke Smelled Of Burnt Antifreeze. Car Idled Roughly. It Was Noticed That Coolant Level Was Extremely Low. When Consumer Attempted To Drive Car To Dealership To Be Serviced, Car Overheated. It Was Observed That Steam Was Also Coming Out Of Anterior Of Radiator Near The Cap. Car Was Stopped Immediately And Towed To Dealer The Next Day. Informed By Dealership It Was Blown Head Gasket. Talked To toyota In Torrance Ca, Was Informed That Car Was Not Part Of Recall Or Extended Service Warranty, And Therefore Will Not Offer Any Assistance In Repair. Consumer Has Friend With The Same Year Car That Had The Same Thing Happen. Consumer’s Car Was Manufactured Nov 94, The Month Following The End Of Special Policy Adjustment That Covered 1990-early1995 4runner. Car Was Repaired At Independant Mechanic For $2600. Mechanic Was Then Working On Another 4runner With Blown Head Gasket. Consumer Later Found Out Another Friend With 96 4runner Also Had Blown Head Gasket. She Was Lucky That Her Car Was Covered By The 1996 Through Early 1997 4runner Head Gasket Special Service Campaign. It Seems Like Everyone With The 4runner Has The Same Thing Happen To. In Fact, Consumer Does Not Know Anyone With 4runner Who Doesn’t Have Same Problem. Obviously Whatever Changes Instituted Was Not Sufficient Since The Gaskets Continue To Fail. toyota Should Just Admit The Problem And Make It Right To Save Its Good Name.

Mileage was 77850 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT3VN39WXS0. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 problem was reported in ENCINITAS, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19941229. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph. DEALER’S NAME: TOYOTA CARLSBAD . DEALER’S CITY: CARLSBAD . DEALER’S STATE CODE: CA.

Jan 15, 2003

Vehicle Was Taken To Privately Owned Service And Owner Was Told That A Cylinder Is Blown And That The Vehicle Needs A New engine, This Was Due To Head Gasket Problem With The Vehicle. The Owner Had The Head Gasket Replaced During The Limited Recall, But Has Since Had Oil Leakage, engine Was Sluggish, The engine Check Light Was On Continuously, White/toxic Billowing Smoke From Exhaust Among Other Problems. I Do Not Feel That It Is My Financial Responsibility To Replace engine Or Any Other Components Involved Due To toyota‘s Head Gasket Problems. I Was Told That The Problem Was Taken Care Of On The First Replacement Of Head Gasket And Now I Find Out That The Problem Is Not. Otherwise, Vehicle Is In Excellent Shape. Also, Never Received Recall Notice, Happened To Run Into Another Recall Victim At Enterprise Rentals And Looked Into The Matter As A Result Of The Conversation. I Am Definitely Not Recommending toyota As A Reliable/consumer Sensitive Company Anymore. A Solution To This Problem Would Change My Mind. As Of Now, My Vehicle Is Failing And I Do Not Feel Safe Driving It. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 119000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT3VN39W4S8. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 problem was reported in OAKLAND, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19941229. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph. DEALER’S NAME: STEVENS CREEK TOYOTA . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 408-984-2311 . DEALER’S CITY: SAN JOSE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 95129 .

Jan 29, 2003

The Head Gasket Blew Causing Antifreeze To Leak Into The Radiator. At The Time I Was In A Remote Location In Montana. Both Mechanic And Myself Called toyota And Both Were Told There Was A Recall On ’95 4-runner, But I Was Off By 1 Vehicle Identification Number, Which Excluded Me From The Recall. Gasket Replaced, Then At 89,129 Miles. engine Rod Blew. The Entire engine Had To Be Replaced. At That Time I Was 30 Miles Outside Missoula, Montana, So Vehicle Was Towed To toyota Dealer In Missoula. (purchase Was From Classic toyota In Mentor, Oh.) I Was Told By Dealer That Once Again, My Vehicle Identification Number Did Not Fit Recall. toyota Service Mechanic Offered To Buy Vehicle From Me For $5000, Told Me It Would Cost 4,500-4,900 To Fix. Once Again Took Back To Same Indiana Mechanic, Calls Were Again Made To toyota By Him Again (also By Myself), Told Sorry Wrong Vehicle Identification Number, Off By A Digit. engine Was Replaced Then At 124,096 Miles engine Blew Again. No Other Problems Have Been Encountered With This Car-just The Same engine/gasket Component. It Should Also Be Noted That Oil Changes And Dealer Recommended Routine Care Was Taken. I Can Not Even Give The Car Away, It Has Been Sitting In My Driveway Since September 2002. toyota Has Not Proven To Be Helpful Or Courteous In This Issue. I Will Never Buy A toyota Product Again. *jb

0 person(s) died. Mileage was 89129 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT3VN39W2S0. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 problem was reported in TIMBERLAKE, OH. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19951203. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph. DEALER’S NAME: CLASSIC TOYOTA . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 4409530910 . DEALER’S CITY: MENTOR . DEALER’S STATE CODE: OH. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 44060 .

Apr 12, 2001

Head Gasket Blown, White Smoke, Loss Of Coolant, Very Costly Repair. As Reported By Numerous Others On This Web Site, toyota Does Not Cover The Cost To Repair This Vehicle Because They Have Fixed The Problem On Later Model 1995 3.0l V6. Because Vehicle Was Manufactured In November 1995 It Is Not Covered. The Defect Is Exactly The Same As Those Manufactured Prior To November, And Those Are Covered. It Is Obvious That The Number Of Complaints For The Later Model 1995 4 Runners Indicate The Defect Was Not Corrected.*jb

Mileage was 130000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT3VN39W8S0. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 problem was reported in PLAINWELL, MI. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Mar 11, 2003

When Pulling Out Onto The Highway, I Notice A Big Cloud Of Smoke Coming From The Exhaust And After Awhile It Disapated. This Happened A Couple More Times And I Noticed The Vehicle Running A Little Rough. When I Took It To My Mechanic, He Discovered The Head Gasket Was Leaking Near The #6 Cylinder. When I Contacted toyota, They Explained To Me That The Head Gasket “recall” Didn’t Apply To Me Because My Vin Number Wasn’t Included In The Recall. It Sounds To Me Like toyota Has A Defective Product That They Are Not Backing Up. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 92000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT3VN39W8S0. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 problem was reported in CASPAR, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 20000118. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Feb 03, 2003

The Manufacturer Of toyota‘s Has A Manufacture Initiated Recall Covering Blown Head Gaskets For Vehicles (trucks With V6 engines) Manufactured January 1990 To October 1994 (5 Years). I Have A toyota 4 Runner Manufactured In June 1995 That Has The Same Problem. But My Vehicle Does Not Fall In The Coverage Period Of Dates, It Is Only Out By 6 Months From The Range. I Feel The Coverage Period Were /are Not Wide Enough To Resolve An Existing Problem. *nlm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 143888 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT3VN29V0S0. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 problem was reported in ORANGE, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 20030521. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: TOYOTA OF ORANGE . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: (714) 639-6750 . DEALER’S CITY: ORANGE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 92867 .

June 16, 2003

My toyota 4 Runner Had Its Head Gasket Changed 5 Months Ago And It Has To Be Done Again. I Was Told When I Bought The Car That Going By My Vin Number, toyota Had Resolved The Head Gasket Problems They Had Been Plagued With. Now, Not Only Have I Had The Head Gasket Changed Once But Twice In 5 Months. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 101200 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT3VN39W8S0. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 problem was reported in CASPAR, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 20000118. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Sept 01, 2003

1995 toyota 4runner, V6 3.0 Liter: engine Light Came On, Took Vehicle To Independent Shop And They Identified Possible Head Gasket Leak. Brought It To toyota Dealership, They Confirmed Leaks At Valves 1 And 6, And Found Erosion On Both Cylinder Heads. They Also Informed Me That My Vehicle Was Manufactured After The Date Range For The “head Gasket Special Service Campaign”, So I Was Told The Repairs Would Not Be Covered By toyota. However, The Dealership Managed To Get toyota To Cover engine Parts (head Gasket, Cylinder Heads, And Valves). I Paid For Labor, Approximately $2,200. (the Dealership Said The Parts Would Have Been Approximately Another $1,800.00). *la

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 104500 miles. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 problem was reported in SUNNYVALE, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19950620. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN .

Nov 16, 2003

In Sept 2003, 1995 toyota 4runner (3v2-e -v6) Experienced Loss Of Power, Poor Gas Mileage. San Fransicso toyota Investigated And Recommended Transmission Replacement At $10,000. (paperwork Available.) Took To Independent Shop For Rebuilt For $3000. In December 2003, 1995 toyota 4runner Continues Loss Of Power. Palo Alto toyota Investigates And Discovers Head Gasket Leak For Valve #6. I Inquired About 4runner Head Gasket Recall. Informed That Service Notice Does Not Cover My Vehicle Vin, Even Though toyota Campaign Notice Is Consistent With Head Gasket Failure. Dealer Does Not Provide Any Service Breaks From Mfg. Total Price Paid Was $3800, And Dealer Provided No Car Rental. I Believe First toyota Dealer Incorrectly Diagnosed The Problem And All Car Failure Are Consistent With toyota Service Campaign Notices For Head Gaskets For Vehicle. toyota Should Cover Cost Of Head Gasket Parts And Labor And Initial Incorrect Diagnosis By San Francisco toyota.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 89000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT3VN39W3S0. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 problem was reported in SAN FRANCISCO, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19960830. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: SAN FRANCISCO TOYOTA .

Dec 20, 2003

Head Gasket Blew While Driving Up A Long Grade On The Highway. Temperature Gauge Read Normal. I Realized It Was Overheating When Anti-freeze Started Spraying On My Windshield. Blown Head Gasket Caused engine To Overheat And Crack Block. Had To Replace engine At $8,000.*ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 104000 miles. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 problem was reported in WEST SACRAMENTO, CA. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

July 04, 2003

The Consumer Took The Vehicle To The Dealer And Was Told By The Service Technician That The Head Gasket Needed To Be Replaced. The Cost Was Over 1000.00. Provide Further Details. *jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT3VN39W2S0. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 problem was reported in PEKIN, IL. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

June 12, 2004

I Purchased A 1995 toyota 4 Runner With A V6 In July Of 2003 During Summertime. When Winter Approached, It Appeared The Thermostat Had Been Stuck Open (heater Was Not Working). Later Found Out That The Thermostat Had Been Removed Prior To My Purchase (dealer Apparently Didn’t Know) Because The Head Gasket Was Blown. Replaced The Head Gaskets At $2500 And Now The engine Burns Oil Consistently And The Power Of The V6 Is Just Not There. I Am Extremely Disappointed With toyota By Not Repairing Or Taking Responsibility For All Of Their Problems. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 122000 miles. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 problem was reported in YREKA, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 20030701. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: PALO CEDRO MOTORS . DEALER’S CITY: REDDING . DEALER’S STATE CODE: CA. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 96001 .

Sept 01, 2003

Blown Head Gasket In 3.0l V6 1995 toyota 4runner. A “known Problem” Corporate Rep At Toy Says The Vin # Does Not Fall In Their ‘identified Population.’ The Rep Told Me It Covered From Late 1990 To Early 1995 (my Vehicle Was Built In April 1995. My Question Is If It Took toyota Years To Acknowledge This Defect And Issue A Service Recall, How Is It They Feel This Vehicle , Manufactured In Early 1995, With The Same, Known Head Gasket Problem…..should Not Be Included In Their ‘population’???*jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT3VN39W1S0. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 problem was reported in FAYETTEVILLE, NC. Vehicle was purchased on 20001020. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Feb 03, 2005

Head Gasket Leaking At 93000 Emailed toyota With Vin # They State My Vehicle Not Part Of Recall Even Though Recall Was For Same Year,same engine And Same Problem. *ak

Mileage was 93000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT3VN39W3S0. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 problem was reported in CANTON, OH. Vehicle was purchased on 20020804. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Mar 06, 2005

engine On 1995 toyota 4runner Overheated. Discovered Water In Oil, Mechanic Advised Possible Failed Head Gasket “it’s Common To This Vehicle” But Would Have To Remove Heads To Confirm. toyota Stated My Vin # Is Not Covered As I See Many Many Others Are Not As Well. Dealer Estimated $2,300 To Fix, If There Was Not Head Damage. Manufacture Data Is March 1995 Why Are So Many 4runners That Are Having The Same Problems Not Covered?

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 158140 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT3VN29V1S0. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 problem was reported in MANVEL, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19950510. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph. DEALER’S NAME: RON CARTER . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 281-331-8111 . DEALER’S CITY: ALVIN . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TX. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 77511 .

Apr 16, 2005

engine Head Gasket Failed. Water Entered engine And engine Stopped Causing Owner To Have To Have Head Rebuilt And Head Gasket Replaced. Cost To Owner To Repair engine Was $1,071. *nm

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 100050 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT3VN39W0S0. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 problem was reported in FAIRVIEW, OR. Vehicle was purchased on 20010629. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. DEALER’S NAME: RON TONKIN TOYOTA . DEALER’S CITY: PORTLAND . DEALER’S STATE CODE: OR. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 97230 .

May 16, 2004

engine Head Gasket Problem. *jb

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT3VN29V3S0. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 problem was reported in POWAY, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Nov 14, 2004

Dt*: The Contact Stated While Parked, A Lack Of Compression Was Noticed When The Accelerator Was Depressed. The Vehicle Was Taken To The Dealership Who Tested The engine And Determined The Head Gasket Had To Be Replaced. The Vehicle Remained Inoperable Waiting For A Solution From The Manufacturer.

Mileage was 98000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):GT3VN39W7S8. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 problem was reported in SACRAMENTO, CA. Vehicle was purchased on 20050709. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1995 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph. DEALER’S NAME: UNKNOWN .

Aug 10, 2006

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