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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,750 miles

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2001 Toyota Highlander miscellaneous problems

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2001 Toyota Highlander Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 012011


  • 95,000 miles


Driver's side sunshade does not stay up when placed in the up position. Prior to this, it would stay up for an undetermined amount of time and suddenly fall down, hitting the driver's head and blocking the view.

- Cerritos, CA, USA

problem #3

Mar 262010

(reported on)


  • miles
2001 Toyota Highlander recall request the consumer stated there have been a number of recalls on her vehicle, but she isn't sure if they have been corrected, because she is not the original owner. The consumer would like to know is there a way to verify recall work?

- Unknown, DC, USA

problem #2

May 012001

Highlander 4WD

  • miles
Tinny sound from dashboard (like defective speaker) even at low volume. Loose component or poorly installed dash is considered normal by Toyota. Extra $595 for "premium" sound system is a questionable investment.

- Fairfield, OH, USA

problem #1

Apr 012001


  • miles
When drving 30 mph and over, the right back window on the passenger side was the only window open, driver was subject to a very painful vacuum sound and pressure to left ear, which was alleviated when window was rolled up or when the driver and front passenger window was also open.

- Bethesda, MD, USA

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