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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
4 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,500 miles

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2001 Toyota Highlander seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2001 Toyota Highlander Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 122010

Highlander 6-cyl

  • 10,000 miles


I was in a car accident in August 2010 in my Toyota Highlander. The airbags did not deploy on impact even though I was going 45-50 mph. My seat belt did not restrain me from hitting my steering wheel was a hard impact to my chest. I sent pics to Toyota and spoke to them several times about my complaint of the failing airbags and seatbelt. They said that the car did what it was designed to do on impact and therefore I had no complaint. My car was totaled in the collision.

- Midlothian, VA, USA

problem #3

Jun 292003


  • miles
Driver was hit on left front side of vehicle by oncoming car in excess of 40 mph and airbags did not deply.

- Centennial, CO, USA

problem #2

Jun 302003

(reported on)


  • miles
Consumer states while traveling 10 mph rear ended another vehicle, and air bags did not deploy.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #1

Dec 222001


  • miles
While at a stop another vehicle traveling about 45 mph, hit consumer's vehicle in the rear. Impact forced consumer into a ditch. Vehicle was totalled. Upon impact, airbags failed to deploy, and driver sustained some injuries.

- Rodchester, MN, USA

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