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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
96 miles

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2003 Toyota Highlander body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2003 Toyota Highlander Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 252003

Highlander 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 0 miles


Wind noise inside vehicle with windows open makes a drumming noise that borders on being painful at any speed over 30 mph. Opening one of the front windows lessens the noise but does not eliminate it. It is virtually impossible to drive the car with one or more windows open.

- St. Charles, MO, USA

problem #1

Jan 042003

Highlander 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 193 miles
Passenger side doors (front & back) become off balanced. Then the doors have to be closed very hard.

- Riverside, CA, USA

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