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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,036 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Toyota Highlander brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Toyota Highlander Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 012010

Highlander 6-cyl

  • miles


Wiring problem with passenger side brake light. Kept replacing bulb, then replacing socket, now going to put a whole kit. Toyota neglected to tell me this in the first place, even after several tickets and wasted money on different things telling me it would fix the problem.

- Pompano Beach, FL, USA

problem #1

Oct 092013


  • 72,071 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Toyota Highlander. The contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph, the brake pedal had to be applied forcefully in order for the vehicle to respond. The failure recurred numerous times. The contact referenced NHTSA campaign id number: 01V228000 (service brakes, hydraulic) however, the manufacturer informed the contact that the vehicle was previously repaired under the recall. The dealer's records indicated that there was no remedy repair performed. The recall was not honored and the vehicle had not been repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 72,071.

- Maples, FL, USA

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