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#2425 of 2607 Extended Warranty?
Feb 03, 2009 (12:15 pm)
I just bought a 2006 4Runner with a little under 39,000 miles.
I am on the fence about an extended warranty.
Part of me says it's a Toyota! and you won't have to worry about anything for a long time... but then the peace of mind is nice too.
After checking around a bit I have heard that the warranty companies try to find any loophole or technicality to get out of paying, and they require that all factory maintenance schedules are followed or they don't pay.
What is the consensus on the third party extended warranties?
#2426 of 2607 Re: Extended Warranty? [rburleson1]
Feb 03, 2009 (2:19 pm)
I would pass on the warranty. I purchased a 2006 4Runner Limited V8 new and did pay $1,400+ for a 72 month 120,000 warranty, which I thought was from Toyota, but was from one of these insurance companies. I was so tried after negotiating a great deal on the truck that I got talked into the extended warranty. I suspect if I do have a claim, it will be difficult to collect. I have 65K on the 4Runner and I've had no problems. I typically keep my vehicles (Honda/Toyota) for 10-12 years. Traded a 12 year old, 4 cylinder, Honda Accord with 187K miles, which was still running fine for the 4Runner. I was just tired of driving it. I do have the 4Runner serviced at the dealership and follow the maintenance schedule to a tee. It's a Toyota manufactured in Japan! Save the money and spend it on the scheduled maintenance
#2427 of 2607 Re: Extended Warranty? [rburleson1]
Feb 03, 2009 (3:01 pm)
You can't buy a Toyota Warranty on a used car after you drive it off the lot. The third party warranties are not worth the price of a postage stamp.
A word to the wise...any 4Runner equipped with a sunroof or the X-Reas suspension should be purchased with a warranty. Both are trouble items. One shock for the X-Reas cost $600.00.
I know, Toyota had to replace one of mine and I had the extended warranty!
#2428 of 2607 Re: Vibration in Roof of 04 4Runner [canddmeyer]
Feb 03, 2009 (3:36 pm)
So I finally got a chance to adjust the roof rack rails, and the noise has stopped. Thanks for the info really appreciate the help.
#2429 of 2607 Re: Vibration in Roof of 04 4Runner [boats3]
Feb 08, 2009 (1:01 pm)
You're welcome. Glad I could help. Enjoy your ride.
#2430 of 2607 Alarm & engine kill
Feb 11, 2009 (1:59 pm)
I have a 2006 4Runner i am repairing. When hook up the battery the alarm goes off and a theft deterrant appears to be stopping the engine from starting...it turns over fine but will not start. I do not have a key fob with this vehicle. I tried putting the key in on position before hooking up the batter, help with alarm but not the engine kill. is there something i can do to reset this?
#2431 of 2607 30,000 Service checkup Cost?
Mar 02, 2009 (1:00 pm)
My 2008 SR5 is at 30,000 and I'm about to take a road trip. The dealership near me is offering the service for $671.00 (with a free rental for the day). Does this sound reasonable?
#2432 of 2607 Re: 30,000 Service checkup Cost? [christiec6]
Mar 02, 2009 (1:11 pm)
Ask them specifically what they are doing for the 30,000 mile service.
#2433 of 2607 Re: 30,000 Service checkup Cost? [boats3]
Mar 02, 2009 (2:08 pm)
I have the entire list:
-Tighten nuts & bolts on Chassis
-Re-torque propeller shaft bolt
-Replace front difference oil (4WD)
-Replace Engine Air filter
-Replace rear difference oil
-Replace transfer case oil (4WD)
-Lubricate propeller shaft (4WD)
-Replace spark plugs
Then the inspect the following: exhaust pipes and mountings, drive shaft boots (4WD), Steering linkage and boots, stering gear box, ball joins and dust covers, brake lines and hoses, fuel tank cap gasket, Automatic transmission fluid, brake linings/discs and brake pads/discs, fuel lines/connections/tank band, etc, inspect radiator, condenser and/or intercooler and engine coolant.
I also told him I want them to wash my car. (even though it is snowing here).
Thank you for any advice you can give.
Mar 02, 2009 (2:16 pm)
At a dealer I would say anywhere between $600-$900.