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2001 4RUNNER FRAME CORROSION
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By maine4runner
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2001 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4WD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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Been a good vehicle to date, but the latest issue is major.
Frame corrosion
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.


Best Features

The rest of the vehicle has been very reliable.


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OIL SLUDGE COVER UP
6 of 41 people found this review helpful
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By pschumacher
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2001 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4WD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


Review

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
BEWARE

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.



Best Features

Tight and Quiet


Worst Features

The Toyota V6 engine has been plagued with design flaws since the beginning. From head gasket issues, to engine failure.


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244,000 and still going strong
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Barb
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2001 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4WD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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Bought my 4runner w/ 50,000 miles in 2002 and it now has over 244,000. Amazing. Absolutely nothing major has ever gone wrong on this truck; typical oil changes, tires, etc. The MOST reliable vehicle I have ever owned. Still looks and sounds like a champ!


Best Features

Reliability. It has never let me down.


Worst Features

Interior design/comfort.


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Solid truck
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By best ever
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2001 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2WD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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I brought it used at 73,000 about 5 yrs ago. I currently have 155,000, the only major problem I've had was that the transmission had to rebuilt at 96,000, but it has been running sound ever since.


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Transmission Problems
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By A. Jackson
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2001 Toyota 4Runner SR5 2WD 4dr SUV (3.4L 6cyl 4A)


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At 100k miles needed transmission replaced. Driver's seat fabric separating at seam. Driver's seat belt retractor sluggish so belt buckle gets caught in door.


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