5th Generation (2018—2019) 4Runner Problems

4Runner owners with a 2018—2019 model year have the most problems with the interior (0%), brakes (0%), and the electrical (0%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Airbag Failed to Deploy in Accident 2 complaints at an average of 15,307 miles in the 2015 Toyota 4Runner.
  2. Wires Chewed by Rodents 2 complaints at an average of 5,000 miles in the 2016 Toyota 4Runner.
  3. Auto Door Locks Not Working 6 complaints at an average of 35,752 miles in the 2014 Toyota 4Runner.

What 4Runner Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Toyota model years.

Watch out for the 2015 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2019 0 1 4
2018 0 3 42 0.0
2017 2 5 62 0.95
2016 8 6 109 7.81
2015 24 6 167 15.98
2014 20 4 255 9.72
2013 18 4 196 5.47
2012 12 6 229 4.35
2011 12 8 165 7.5
2010 4 10 164 1.37

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