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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
100,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. new engine (2 reports)
2001 Toyota Highlander engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Toyota Highlander Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 152013

Highlander LE 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles


Toyota knew they had a problem with this happening with the highlander and Camry 4 cylinder and did nothing to fix the problem. This is what a dealer told me. Put a $7,000 engine in a car that looks great only has a 135,000 miles on it but is worth $5.000. They also told me they had problems with the catalytic converter which I also have. My check engine light has been on 2 years. Car leaks about a qt. of oil a month.

- , Columbus, OH, USA

problem #1

Feb 102012

Highlander LX 2.4L 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles

Wow, I guess Toyota Hylanders are only good for 110K miles or so. Then the threads in the engine block pull out and basically have to get a new engine. Unbelievable. A major defect in the Hylander since so many other people are having this same issue. Thanks Toyota.

- , Eagan, MN, USA

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