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Why does the 2018 and many other 4 runners not have the grab handle on the a pillar??

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by fixer5000, Dec 30, 2017.

  1. Dec 30, 2017 at 9:52 AM
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    fixer5000

    fixer5000 [OP] the logical one

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    i really miss that coming from a tacoma with one on both sides and not just the passenger side. any way to add one???
     
  2. Dec 30, 2017 at 10:59 AM
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    The 2016+ Tacomas don’t have the driver side grab handle either. Would be nice, though, huh? Since they don’t really obstruct the driver’s view, it’s probably $$$ related.
     
  3. Dec 30, 2017 at 2:35 PM
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    fixer5000 [OP] the logical one

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    you are probably right. kinda sux but for a 45 grand truck ya know?? it wouldnt be so bad but the running boards on the limited you can hardly get your toes on too!! i suppose its them little things lol hello toyota?? listening?
     
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  4. Jan 2, 2018 at 3:10 PM
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    i found out today the sequoia has both of them on it. dang...minds working hmm maybe itll fit....
     
  5. Jan 2, 2018 at 3:46 PM
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    My Tundra Pro doesn't have it either. Really sucks too. So I just grab the steering wheel. Maybe that's why I'm out of alignment lol.
     
  6. Jan 2, 2018 at 6:14 PM
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    I'm disappointed in this same thing. Although a 3" lift is minimal, the grab handle saved my seat from wear. I used it in my Tacoma every day! I have adjusted to life without it in the 4Runner, it sucks not to have the grab handle but all the other features far outweigh what my 2005 Tacoma had.
     
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  7. Jan 3, 2018 at 3:46 PM
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    just for shits and grins i sent an inquiry to toyota about this. lets see what they have to say about it.
     
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  8. Jan 9, 2018 at 11:38 PM
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    it looks like no joy from toyota.

    Thank you for contacting Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. and congratulations on your recent purchase of the 2018 Toyota 4Runner Limited!

    We appreciate your feedback and the opportunity to address your concern.

    We apologize as we do not recommend or assist with modifying our vehicles from the original factory specifications and cannot advise if a grab handle can be attached to the driver's side of the vehicle.

    Toyota's warranty covers repairs and adjustments needed to correct defects in materials or workmanship of any part supplied by Toyota. Modifications to your vehicle could affect the performance, safety or durability, and may violate government regulations. Non-Toyota parts, or any damage or failures resulting from their use, are not covered by any Toyota warranty.

    We appreciate your feedback, as genuine consumer insight serves as a primary and rich resource regarding our product quality and customer expectations. Toyota researches the market in advance in effort to place the highest quality vehicles possible on the road. We do so through conducting interviews, issuing surveys, and maintaining focus groups, among other actions. However, there is no better source than a vehicle owner who takes time to share valid insight.

    Toyota respects your opinions on the matter, and we have documented your comments at our National Headquarters, where they remain available for review from the appropriate departments. It is through feedback such as yours we are able to monitor and improve upon the quality of our products and services.

    Your email has been documented at our National Headquarters. If we can be of further assistance, please feel free to contact us.

    Sincerely,

    Christina C.
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