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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
161,349 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 engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Toyota Highlander Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 132013

Highlander 4-cyl

  • 90,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Toyota had a problem with there 4 cylinder engines in Camry and Highlander with engine mountain threads pulling away for a three or four year period. My car started leaking oil about 90,000 miles when I took in to a dealer he told me about the problem and Toyota did not issue a recall. I was told only fix is a new engine. They also had a problem with the catalytic converter also again no recall.

- Columbus, OH, USA

problem #1

Dec 192012

Highlander 6-cyl

  • 232,698 miles
I am the original owner of our 2001toyota 3.0 Highlander. I also own a 2008 Toyota Tundra pickup and a 2008 Lexus ES 350. Our Highlander has been exceptional vehicle. I have performed all the required maintenance on our vehicles since their purchase, oil changes, fluids levels, serpentine and power steering belts replacements, tire rotation, air and fuel filters replacement, wipers, struts, and miscellaneous items. The only service that was performed by technicians was coolant and transmission oil service. On Tuesday, December 11, 2012 while my way home from work, I noticed that my check engine light activated. When I got home, I use my obd code reader and obtained the fault code of P1349. It should be noted that my vehicle appeared to be running normally. After reading the possible causes, I took it to a local service center and had an oil change performed. I did this because I had a coupon for an oil change and filter for $14.99. I reset the check engine light and then drove the vehicle work. On the way home, I noticed that my check engine light and my low oil pressure light had activated. As I attempted to make it off the freeway, I noticed that the motor start messing. By the time I got to the off ramp, the engine was emitting loud banging sounds and was struggling. By the time is able to safely park the vehicle, the motor had ceased. As an original owner, I do not recall ever receiving a notice regarding oil jelly. I am requesting that my motor failure be covered the oil gel settlement. [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Morgan Hill, CA, USA

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