Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
120,000 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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2002 Toyota Highlander accessories - interior problems

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2002 Toyota Highlander Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 152005

Highlander 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles


Ac/heat temperature control switch malfunction. This is a problem that Toyota is aware of and chooses to disregard, since it tends to fail after the warranty on the new part and replacement parts expires before the problem. A small, soldered wire which connects the switch to a circuit board in the dash fails. Should be an easy fix, but Toyota dealers will only replace the entire panel for $800 - 1200. This has happened twice to me on this same vehicle. First time I paid $800, the second time I got a local guy to solder the wire on the old part and replaced myself. Total cost about $10. Shame on Toyota.

- Hotel, GA, USA

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