3rd Generation (1990—1997) Land Cruiser Problems

This generations ranks 9th out of 86 Toyota generations in reliability and is one of the safer bets out there. Owners have the most complaints about the engine (33%), lights (33%), and the suspension (33%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. No Lights Inside or Outside of Vechile 1 complaints at an average of 255,606 miles in the 1991 Toyota Land Cruiser.
  2. Engine Turns Over, Won\"start 1 complaints at an average of 255,606 miles in the 1991 Toyota Land Cruiser.
  3. Wheels Pop When Turning 1 complaints at an average of 350,000 miles in the 1992 Toyota Land Cruiser.

What Land Cruiser 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 1991 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
1997 0 0 31 0.0
1996 0 0 23 0.0
1995 0 0 21 0.0
1994 0 0 23 0.0
1993 0 1 23 0.0
1992 1 1 20 0.07
1991 2 1 19 0.29
1990 0 1 18 0.0

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