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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
196,349 miles

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2001 Toyota Highlander engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Toyota Highlander Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 042013


  • 160,000 miles


On wed, 4 Sep 2013 at approximately 12:00, I parked my car in the driveway and got out of the car to pick up mail. After picking up the mail, I returned to the car and leaned over the car to retrieve my purse from the passenger seat when my SUV started rolling backwards. My car which was on an incline in my driveway kept rolling backwards. I fell on my back on the concrete driveway and the front tire of my car rolled over my left thigh. The car rolled back and stopped in the middle of the street. My neighbor across the street called 911.

- Melbourne, FL, 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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