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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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.

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2001 Toyota Highlander brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Toyota Highlander Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 292001


  • miles


Brake master cylinder failed prior to recall notice 01V-228 resulting in an accident the dealer denied any brake failure and the vehicle was returned to the consumer, a few weeks later the dealer called the consumer to brin the vehicle back to repair the brakes. Nlm

- Knoxville, TN, USA

problem #2

Jun 302001

Highlander 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Brakes feel spongy whenever they are applied, no extended braking distance has been noticed.

- Lacrosse, WI, USA

problem #1

Feb 052002


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While traveling at 20 mph driver applied brakes and pedal went to floor, consumer pressed again and vehicle stopped. Driver turned to avoid hitting another vheicle. This caused an air release noise and feel before vehicle finally stopped.

- Oxnard, CA, USA

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