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2001 Toyota Highlander electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Toyota Highlander Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 192001

(reported on)


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This is a great vehicle; but trying to read or see the gauges or instruments in the dash cluster is almost impossible. These include the speedometer, odometer, temperature, gas and clock gauges. In fact all gauges are difficult to see on a bright day. Note: The D to indicate drive for the shift lever is a bright green which reads easy; if only the others were that good. The night viewing of the dash cluster is great. Driving requires full attention to the road and you should not have concentrate on the dash to get information. Trying to read this dash can place the driver, passengers andother drivers in jeprody. Toyota should have a recall to correct this safety defect in an otherwise excellent vehicle. If I can pull this form off the computer I wiil send a copy to Toyota and ask for their comment. I have contacted the dealer and the Toyota corporation regarding this matter in the past and as late as 12/18/01 when I spoke to james at 1800 331 4331 who said there were not enough complaints from customers to warrant Toyota doing anythig about it.temperature, gas and clock gauges.

- Leesburg, FL, USA

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