Last post on Mar 20, 2013 at 9:25 AM
You are in the Toyota 4Runner
What is this discussion about?
Toyota 4Runner, SUV
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#1398 of 2606 Re: Toyota windshields [robm2]
Nov 25, 2005 (7:35 am)
I too have a 2005 4Runner, with 12000miles on it, and run 70-100miles per day on freeway. The windshield is covered in pit marks and the glass has that aged/warped look when viewed from an angle or moving your vision up and down while focused on an object.
It is in the shop again today for lock up slipping on overdrive, they too have replaced front tires at 2500 miles but shuddering persists until the tires warm up. I have the sulphur smell issue, steering shake, twitchy breaks and an engine vibration at low temps.
I dont think its unreasonable at all to expect compensation but fighting would ultimately leave me out of pocket so we sit back and be complacent hoping that nothing 'serious' goes wrong after the warranty runs out!
#1399 of 2606 Re: 2005 Limited Heated Seats [tadp01e]
Nov 25, 2005 (8:02 am)
On my 2003 Limited, I start out with them at their highest setting, but then turn it down after 10 min. or so.
Perhaps there's a problem with your seat heater.
#1401 of 2606 Re: Toyota 4Runner: Problems and Solutions [steve_]
Nov 26, 2005 (3:41 pm)
1998 4Runner 103,000 miles - recently developed brake problems. Had everything changed out front / rear plus master cylinder and I am still left with spongy brakes with little room when braking. I took it back to the repair shop and they bled the brakes but without improvement. The brake pedal has been adjusted as well. Any suggestions? Thanks
#1402 of 2606 Re: Toyota windshields [wulffman1]
Nov 26, 2005 (4:00 pm)
"complacent hoping that nothing 'serious' goes wrong after the warranty runs out!"
Perhaps you should consider a Toyota extended warranty. don't sit back and hope, be proactive and cover yourself! If you want the info, I have picked up several dealer's names from this board and elsewhere who you could contact.
#1403 of 2606 CARGO COVER
Nov 26, 2005 (9:58 pm)
I recently bought a 2005 SR5 with seating for 7. I have removed the rear seats & would like to install a retractable cargo cover (as available in other models without the seats) Has anyone had any success with this? I went to local dealer but the price for the cover alone is $600+ I use the cargo area to carry items that if seen might make someone want to grab (guitars/etc) so would like to protect from view from outside.
#1404 of 2606 Re: Toyota windshields [chuck1]
Nov 26, 2005 (10:03 pm)
You can go directly to Toyota Financial website for info and pricing on extended warranties, however, they usually do NOT cover body concerns. Toyota is usually very good about factory involvement to remedy a concern that occurs during the warranty period. If you do nt receive an answer from the dealer contact Toyota directly.
#1405 of 2606 Re: 2004 4Runner - Which Coolant to Use? [robster]
Nov 26, 2005 (10:11 pm)
Stick with the Toyota red coolant it is a non-silicate coolant (sand & acidics present in most other coolants). I have spent many years working in the dealership environment with Toyota & have seen the damage caused by other coolants in Toyota vehicles. Toyota is very specific about what they have engineered in and for their vehicles.
Silicates work like sandpaper flowing through the system. That coolant is designed to go 100,000 miles though changing earlier should be ok as long as correct coolant is used.
#1406 of 2606 Re: 2005 trany shifting down? [md4runnerman]
Nov 26, 2005 (10:22 pm)
What you are feeling is a combination of many sensors working together to maximize performance & a lock up torque convertor that acts/feels like a clutch engagement during different functions of the transmission. It is a normal function and is constantly measured by your computer based on vehicle speed, brake & accel pedal postion, outside temperature, altitude, etc. It's amazing that it all works so well.