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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,000 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Toyota Highlander Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 252005

Highlander 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles


In 30 mph highway traffic, several cars stopped suddenly. I quickly stomped on the brake pedal. It seemed like the wheels locked up, especially the left front (like skating on ice and applying your toe pick (brake)). The vehicle would not stop. Came very close to hitting the person in front of me and getting hit from behind. There is no driver control of the brakes in sudden stops. This has happened more than once and is very scary.

- Burbank, CA, USA

problem #1

Aug 102002


  • miles
Consumer was driving 30mph and slammed on brakes to avoid a collision. Anti-lock brake system did not work properly. Consumer heard a grinding noise, and vehcile skidded and collided with another vehicle. Consumer had about 5 car lengths between his vehicle and other vehicle.

- Tulsa, OK, USA

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