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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,500 miles

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2001 Toyota Highlander body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2001 Toyota Highlander Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 012003

Highlander 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 25,000 miles


Gasket behind rear hatch logo/keyhole garnish is protruding. Dealer replaced under warranty.

- Monrovia, CA, USA

problem #1

Jun 102002

Highlander 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles
Frequently when the brake pedal was depressed the pedal went to the floor, which caused the brakes not to stop immediately in a panic or emergency situation. Dealership indicated that this was normal for the brake system for this vehicle. Three different mechanics inspected the brake system, and determined that the master cylinder was not functioning correctly. The master cylinder needed to be constantly replenished with brake fluid. Also, the brake system had to be bled because air got in it. Dealership indicated that the brake system was designed for a passenger vehicle and not an SUV. Repairs were also performed on vehicle due to premature wear on pads and rotors, and on vehicle's front door weather stripping due to premature wear. Recall#01V228000. The brake problem had been a problem since purchase.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

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