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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,000 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 262010


  • 100,000 miles


Passenger side break light failure on 2002 Toyota Highlander. This is a safety issue when other drivers cannot see you break particularly from the right angle. This is an issue that has happened to many drivers of the same model year. See the web posts at I am convinced it is a defect in the 2002 model and as such should be recalled. I have brought to the Toyota dealer in manchester nh 5 times replacing lamp sockets and other attempts and it still does not work. I have to bring in again. There should be a standard way to fix it.

- Goffstown, NH, USA

problem #1

May 082010


  • miles
2002 Toyota Highlander. Consumer states brake failure causing an accident the consumer stated the brake failure caused her to roll down a hill and flipping over three times. She was trapped upside down in the vehicle.

- Gaithersburg, MD, USA

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