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.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,000 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Toyota Highlander accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2002 Toyota Highlander:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2002 Toyota Highlander Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 142006

Highlander 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Toyota Highlander. The contact attempted to change the front driver's side tire with the jack provided by the manufacturer. The jack bent forward and caused the vehicle to lean towards him. He believed that this was due to metal fatigue of the jack. As a result, the tire landed on his left foot and trapped it underneath the vehicle. When he contacted the manufacturer, they sent him a letter stating that the vehicle's weight caused the jack to fail. No other offers, explanations, or remedies have been made. The current mileage is 55,500, and failure mileage was 48,000. Updated 06/06/07

- Endwell, NY, USA

Not what you are looking for?