fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
94,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. replace with aftermarket liftgate latch (1 reports)
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problem #1

Nov 102022

4Runner Limited

  • Automatic transmission
  • 94,000 miles

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rear liftgate latch won't stay closed

One day the rear liftgate latch stopped working -- it wouldn't latch closed. Annoying because alarms go off while driving each time you hit a bump.

We have the 3rd row seats & it's a safety hazard, if kids were sitting in back they could fall out. Disappointed that it first started happening when the vehicle was only 5 years old. Been great otherwise.

A replacement liftgate latch actuator from Toyota is pretty expensive, well over $200. Found an aftermarket latch on Amazon for $70. Was pretty easy to swap out the broken latch once I figured out how to get to it. So far so good.

- Mike W., South Hero, VT, US