If you own or lease a 2016-2017 Toyota 4Runner SUV, you should be aware of recent safety concerns regarding braking system failures in these vehicles. Many customers have reported troubling and frustrating issues with the braking system, such as failure in the brake master cylinder and brake pedals that fail to respond when depressed. So far, the manufacturer has announced five distinct safety recalls impacting this make and model, but not one of these recalls pertains to braking system issues.
The owner of a 2017 Toyota 4Runner SUV stated that their vehicle has experienced braking system issues on many occasions. They described an event in which they attempted to slow their vehicle on the freeway in response to the vehicle in front of them slowing down. However, the brake pedal was soft and fell to the floor when depressed, failing to engage the brakes at all. Fortunately, the driver was able to steer the vehicle to the shoulder, narrowly avoiding a collision. Similar reports of harrowing events continue to arise, with Toyota drivers calling on the manufacturer to acknowledge these persistent issues.
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