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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2003 Toyota Highlander AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2003 Toyota Highlander Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 162004

Highlander 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16,500 miles


I have now had my air conditioner's blower unit go bad twice in the past 6 months. In October of 2003, the air conditioner began making a rattling noise and within a day or so, the blower completely died. The Toyota dealer looked at it and had to order a part. A week later, they replaced the blower unit.... now, the exact same thing has happened again. The rattling noise started yesterday and today, the blower is completely dead. I have to take it back to the dealer again!

- Alpharetta, GA, USA

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