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2.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,400 miles

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2003 Toyota Highlander accessories - interior problems

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2003 Toyota Highlander Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 262007

Highlander 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,400 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2003 Toyota Highlander. The contact stated that Toyota is placing new brake pads on vehicles which last longer, but get so hot that they warp the vehicle's rotors. She stated that formerly it would cost $60 to replace the brake pads, but now it costs $300, not including the replacement of the warped rotors. The warped rotors cause the steering wheel to shake uncontrollably when applying the brakes at 60 mph or greater. The current and failure mileages were 58,400. On September 14, 2007, during an oil change, the dealer checked the tire tread and brake pads and the brake pads are operating normally. The contact stated that the vehicle is still shaking at 50mph because the rotors are damaged due to the front brake pads. The dealer and mechanic stated that the newly designed brake pads don¿T wear as fast; however, it causes friction and the rotors to warp. The front brakes were replaced in April. The dealer stated on the invoice that the rear brakes are operating normally. The contact is aware of the safety risk involved. Updated 02-01-08. The consumer also stated there is a sever issue concerning the seats. The consumer stated she has experienced extreme hip and back pain from the seats. The consumer stated she can't adjust the seat anymore, because then she will not be able to reach the steering wheel.

- Southbury, CT, USA

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