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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,667 miles

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2002 Toyota Highlander windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2002 Toyota Highlander Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 172008

Highlander 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,000 miles


The driver side sun visor (w/ lighted mirror and homelink) on my 2002 Toyota Highlander will not stay up and drops down when driving which is a serious hazard. I understand that this is a very common problem with this vehicle and the cost for only the replacement part is over $700. It is obviously a design issue and serious hazard that Toyota will not address.

- Garwood, NJ, USA

problem #2

May 012002

Highlander 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When both rear side windows are rolled down, sound is deafening. Dealer was aware of the problem, there was nothing he could do. Consumer was told it was a design flaw and that it could not be corrected. To control the noise consumer has to open the moon roof or the front windows.

- Worcester, MA, USA

problem #1

Jan 082002


  • miles
While driving a Toyota Highlander, that we leased on 01/08/2002, we noticed that the vehicle has a problem: When the windows on the rear doors are lowered, the vehicle makes a very loud turbulance noise and vibration occurs, that makes the vehicle difficult to steer. On 01/12/2002, accompanied by my brother-in-law, we visited Toyota of cerritos, where I had leased the Toyota Highlander, and advised them of this problem. The sales manager dale pogoda, said " they have received many complaints in regards to all of the Toyota Highlanders and it is manufacturers defect, and that all that they are worried about is getting the vehicles off there lot". I have contacted the customer service manager at Toyota of cerritos, crown Toyota's service department, Toyota regional office case no. 200201160431, and followed the arbitration process. They advised us that this is a normal condition of the Toyota Highlander due to the shape of the vehicle. I have driven many SUV's like the Dodge durango, Ford Expedition and Chevy Tahoe's. and none of these vehicles have this problem, I feel that I have a true issue that needs to be addressed before an vehicle accident occurs due to this problem. Thank you for your time.

- Fontana, CA, USA

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