1997 Toyota 4 RUNNER Power Train Axle Assembly Axle Shaft Seal problems & defects.

Toyota 4 RUNNER Power Train Axle Assembly Axle Shaft Seal problems : 10.

The Rear Axle Seal Leaked Oil, Contaminating Rear Brakes, And Causing Rear Brakes To Become Inoperative. Also And Premature Wear Of Front Brake Rotors. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT3HN87R8V0. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1997 problem was reported in GROVE CITY, OH. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970415. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Apr 30, 1999

Upon Depressing The Brake Pedal Brakes Are Not Effective, And Cause Extended Stopping Distance. Also, Rear Axle Seals Leak Fluid. Consumer Has Contacted The Dealer, Dealer Has Made Four Different Attempts To Correct The Problem. However, Problem Still Occurs. Please Provide Any Further Details. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT3GN86R3V0. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1997 problem was reported in LITHONIA, GA. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

The Seals On The Rear Axle Blew Out, Saturating The Rear Brakes With Differential, Rendering Them Useless. The Emergency Brakes Would Not Hold Either. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT3HN87R1V0. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1997 problem was reported in FRESH MEADOWS, NY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970101. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Aug 01, 1999

Rear Axle Seals Leaking Requiring Replacement Of Seals & Rear Brake Pads. Defogger Is Inoperable Due To Linkage Disengaged. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT3GN87R5E0. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1997 problem was reported in SAN ANTONIO, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970901. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1997 drive type:RWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Feb 11, 2001

Vehicle Locked Up When Brakes Were Appled And Would Not Move. It Has Been To Dealer Three Times And Nothing Has Changed. Also, Rear Axle Seal Was Defective And Replaced. Brake Pads Were Cleaned. If Problem Reoccurred Dealer Was Suppose To Replace Pads. When It Happened Again, They Were Just Cleaned. Consumer Was Very Fustrated At This Point Because There Seemed To Be No Remedy. *ak

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT3HN86R5V0. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1997 problem was reported in MARS, PA. Original Owner. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO.

Dec 10, 2000

Initially, Both Left And Right Rear Axle Seals Leaked. Axle Fluid Soaked Rear Brakes, Causing Dangerous Braking And Excessive Wear To The Front Brakes. After 11 Repair Visits, Including Numerous Axle Seal Replacements, Brake Replacements, And Axle Replacement, This Dangerous Defect Persists. I.e. Fluid Still Visibly Leaking Onto Rear Brake (passenger Side), Causing Car To Veer To The Right When Braking, Causing Excessive Heating Of Front Brakes, And Causing Vibration.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT3HN86R0V0. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1997 problem was reported in LEBANON, KY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19961201. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:N/A. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Oct 27, 2000

Both Of The Seals On The Rear Axle Blew Out, Saturating The Rear Brakes With Differential Fluid, Rendering Them Useless. *jb

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 60000 miles. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1997 problem was reported in BOUNTIFUL, UT. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Nov 24, 2002

On Feb 24 2004 I Was Advised By Andrew toyota (glendale Wi) That I Again Needed To Replace Both Rear Axle Seals And Rear Brakes (due To Leakage) On My 1997 4runner. Three Prior Times, I Have Replaced The Rear Axle Seals And Rear Brakes On This 4runner Since 2001: 1. Mar 7, 2001-mileage 71,411. 2. Dec 18, 2001-mileage 83,044. 3. Nov 14, 2002-mileage 90303 I Provided Dealer With Copies Of Nhtsa Printouts Showing Others’ Identical Problems With This Year/model 4runner, But , Of Course, Service Magager At Dealer Duane Domagalski Said He And toyota Rep (beaumont) Do Not Think There Is A Problem. And, Since It’s Out The Warranty Period There Wasnt Anything They Could Do For Me. They Gave Me The Impression, Repeatedly, That toyota Could Not Care Less About The Nhtsa Or About Peoples’ Complaints, And That If The Dot Thought There Was A Problem Dot Would Issue A Recall! Leaking Axle Seals Make My Rear Brakes Less Efficient And This Is A Real Safety Concern. Dealer And toyota Seemed Annoyed That I Would Dare To Complain About The 4runner Rear Axle Seals. *ak

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 66352 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT3HN86R3V0. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1997 problem was reported in FOX POINT, WI. Vehicle was purchased on 19960930. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: ANDREW TOYOTA . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 414-228-1450 . DEALER’S CITY: MILWAUKEE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: WI. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 53209 .

Feb 24, 2004

My Rear Axle Seal Is Leaking On The Brake Shoes. I Have Already Replaced It Twice. Once In The Winter Of 2002 And Again In The Spring Of 2003. The First Time It Happened I Had An Accident Where My Brakes Failed And I Rear Ended Somebody. The Rear Brake Shoes Were Saturated With Axle Grease. I Recently Took It To A Shop And They Need To Be Replaced Again. The Mechanic Said They Wouldn’t Touch It And I Have To Take It A Dealer. They Think I Might Have To Go As Far As Replacing The Axle In Order To Stop The Problem From Recurring. *jb

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 75000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT3HN86R5V0. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1997 problem was reported in PHILADELPHIA, PA. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was purchased on 19970515. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: MAN . VEHICLE SPEED: 15 mph. DEALER’S NAME: TOYOTA OF KENNESAW GA . DEALER’S CITY: KENNESAW . DEALER’S STATE CODE: GA.

Dec 21, 2004

Dt: 1997 toyota 4 Runner. The Consumer Stated There Were Two Different Major Braking Problems With The Braking System. The Vehicle Started Having Braking Problems At 19,900 Miles. When The Brakes Were Applied They Became Weak. This Took 6 Months To Diagnose, The Master Cylinder Was Leaking. She Was Then Informed The Vehicle Was Unsafe To Drive. This Was Replaced At 24,000 Miles. She Has Also Been Experiencing Problems Since Late 2003. When Checked She Was Told There Was Nothing Wrong. When The Brakes Were Applied, Especially On Wet Pavement, The Vehicle Would Slide. She Was Told It Was Probably The Abs, She States It Was Braking Differently Than Prior To The Problem. She Took The Vehicle To Dealer On August 19, 2005. The Parking Brake Handle Was Pulling Up Higher Than Usual. This Was Checked, And They Found The Rear Brake Pads Were Soaked In Oil. This Required The Seals, Bearings, Retainers, Sensor Rings And The Rear Brake Shoes To Be Replaced. She Felt There Was A Design Flaw In The Rear Axle. *jb

Mileage was 19900 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JT3HN87R6V0. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1997 problem was reported in SALT LAKE CITY, UT. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 19970526. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1997 drive type:4WD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 1997 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. DEALER’S NAME: LARRY H MILLER TOYOTA . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 801-264-3850 . DEALER’S CITY: MURRAY . DEALER’S STATE CODE: UT.

Aug 10, 1999

1997 Toyota 4 RUNNER problems and complaints, and up-to-date recall information. If you are researching a used Toyota 4 RUNNER, driving a 1997 Toyota 4 RUNNER, or if you are planning to purchase one, review owner-reported Power Train Axle Assembly Axle Shaft Seal problems and defects.

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