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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,867 miles

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2002 Toyota Highlander seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2002 Toyota Highlander Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 102011

Highlander 6-cyl

  • miles


2002 Toyota Highlander. Consumer states air bags did not deploy during a collision the consumer stated a van pulled out in front of husband while traveling approximately 55 mph. The impact was at 45-50 mph. The consumer's husband hit his head on the steering wheel and suffered amnesia and the consumer suffered a neck injury.

- Sequim, WA, USA

problem #2

Mar 092005

Highlander 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 47,100 miles
Head on collision of an abandonned vehicle at 30-35 mph in a 2002 Toyota Highlander-airbags did not deploy.

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #1

Mar 252004

(reported on)


  • 33,500 miles
The vehicle was in an accident and was hit head on. The vehicle was moving at approximately 30-35 mph at impact. The front air bags failed to deploy. Provide further details.

- Murrieta, CA, USA

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