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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
29,178 miles

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2002 Toyota Highlander body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2002 Toyota Highlander Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #3

Jan 012002

Highlander 4WD

  • miles


On two occasions while driving the sunlight would shine through the front passenger side window, reflecting off the shiny wood like panel over the glove compartment blinding the driver, this occured for over an hour on both occasions, consumer tried and held newspapers and road maps against the window to block the sun rays, but the trim in the car was too long and recaptured the sunlight as the highway curved, manufacturer has been notified of this design flaw. The consumer is requesting information in writing, from the design engineer of Toyota, and feels that this warrants an immediate design change due to vehicle hazard.

- Stamford, CT, USA

problem #2

Oct 302002

(reported on)


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While in motion and going over 45 mph, with the back windows down and all other windows up, there is severe turbulance that occurs within the vehicle. The turbulence creates pain to the ears which could distract the driver causing an accident.

- Lumberton, NC, USA

problem #1

Sep 012002


  • miles
While traveling on highway with the windows down, there is a vibration and trembling noise, the dealership is aware of the problem. Nlm

- Lumberton, NC, USA

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