Is anyone else having this problem? I lived with it for about 6 months now because neither I nor the Toyota service department knew what the issue was. The AC runs fine for a week or two and then the AC stops working and the indicator light blinks off and on for a while.
I just recently became a full fledged member to this wonderful site and discovered the TSB, which details the issue. The only problem is that the TSB was only just created this month and is only covered if the vehicle has less than 36K miles!!
I printed out the TSB and spoke to the Toy Tech, who said that this would probably cost around 1,500 to fix since TSB recommends replacing all of the parts involved. He did however say that he may be able to fix the problem by just replacing the magnetic clutch.
What kind of world are we living in when a 30K+ 4runner requires 1500 worth of work to a AC when the vehicle is only two and a half years old!!??!!
Anyways, thats it for my rant. If you or anyone you know has had this issue, please post. I plan on callling Toyota after the Tech gives me a quote for the repairs.