Toyota 4 RUNNER Steering Hydraulic Power Assist System problems : 1.
This Is An E-mail I Sent toyota Headquarters: I Have Had My New 2004 4runner Limited Back To The Dealership (ron Carter, Alvin, Tx.) 4 Times Before I Even Had 500 Miles On The Vehicle. The Reason Is Because Of Steering Wheel Oscillation/vehicle Vibrations Between 55 And 70 Mph. The Dealership Re-balanced The Wheels And Tires That Came With The Vehicle (dunlap Grandtrek At20) Twice Without Any Luck. I Then Had Them Upgrade The Tires (for And Additional $420) To Michelin Tires. This Didn’t Solve The Problem Either. I Then Brought Vehicle Back In One More Time The Following Monday For Another Attempt To Fix The Problem. No Luck Again. All Of This Took Place Within 7 Days Of Me Taking Ownership Of The Vehicle. Every Time I Took It In For This Investigation, The Service Department Told Me That The Problem Was Fixed (all 4 Times). It Was Not Fixed! I Had The Technician Who Balanced The Tires (his Name Was Tracy) Drive The Vehicle And He Too Noticed The Steering Wheel Oscillation/shimmy. One Of The Service Advisors (her Name Was Kim) Also Drove The Vehicle After A Different Attempt To Solve The Problem And Noticed The Same Concern. 9/8/04 I’m Still Waiting On The toyota Regional Office To Contact Me Back Like They Promised To Get This Problem Resolved. I Really Like This Vehicle And Would Like To Get This Problem Fixed. I’m Not Sure What To Do Next (lemon Law?). I Am Writing toyota To See What Else Can Be Done To Solve This Issue That The Dealership Could Not. Fyi – The More I Drive The Vehicle In This Condition, The More Damage It’s Doing To My “new” Tires As Well As Premature Wear To The Steering/suspension Components. Fyi-still Waiting For Them To Contact Me Back For Resolution.*ak
0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 50 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JTEZT17R040. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 2004 problem was reported in PEARLAND, TX. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20040809. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 8 CYLINDERS. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 2004 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. TOYOTA 4 RUNNER 2004 TRANSMISSION TYPE: AUTO. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph. DEALER’S NAME: RON CARTER TOYOTA . DEALER’S CITY: ALVIN . DEALER’S STATE CODE: TX.
Aug 10, 2004
2004 Toyota 4 RUNNER problems and complaints, and up-to-date recall information. If you are researching a used Toyota 4 RUNNER, driving a 2004 Toyota 4 RUNNER, or if you are planning to purchase one, review owner-reported Steering Hydraulic Power Assist System problems and defects.