by 6paul11 on Mar 27, 2013 Vehicle: 2001 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4WD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
The 2001 4Runner is an outstanding SUV. Reliable, excellent in bad weather, and built to last through the apocalypse. Ever seen the Top Gear episode with the indestructable Toyota? This is the cousin of the Hilux, the car featured in that show. Nothing can take this beast down. Problems are few and far between. 140,000 miles of service life and many more to go.
by maine4runner on Dec 28, 2012 Vehicle: 2001 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4WD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
Been a good vehicle to date, but the latest issue is major.
by muffler which will not pass inspection without getting fixed.
This is at 112K miles and 11 years.
Beside the chrome bumpers which I just replaced, the rest of the car is perfect.
Toyota response is a case #, and will not tell me how many cases have been reported.
The local dealer has had a few come in with the same issue.
Searching the internet, I find many people with similiar issues.
Anybody having similiar experiance.
by pschumacher on Nov 17, 2011 Vehicle: 2001 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4WD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)
Before you purchase any used Toyota with the 3.4 V6, research: "Toyota Oil Sludge" problems. Also read up on the massive recall Toyota launched to replace thousands of engines. Unfortunately, this recall did not show up in the reliability section of my trusted vehicle review sites. I bought an amazingly attractive clunker
I am not alone
I loved my 4Runner, but it will be the last Toyota I own. At 110,000 careful and certified serviced miles I need an new $6000 engine. The Toyota Service Advisor admitted there is a design issue.
But nothing they can do at this time.
Base models have been dropped, leaving Limited and SR5 trim levels equipped with a standard automatic transmission, Vehicle Skid Control (VSC), traction control and ABS with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution and BrakeAssist. All 4Runners have power door locks this year, as well as a prewired trailer hitch harness, a modified grille design and freshened taillights. New wheels for Limited and Sport debut, and a new premium 3-in-1 audio system with a CD changer is available. Revised sun visors with extensions and a HomeLink programmable transmitter come standard on Limited and can be ordered on SR5. Limited also gets a new color of wood trim, and standard front seat heaters. There's bad news for hard-core off-roaders -- the optional differential lock has been discontinued with the demise of the manual transmission. Three new colors replace two old ones on the color chart.