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Total Complaints:
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2003 Toyota Highlander electrical problems

electrical problem

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2003 Toyota Highlander Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 132010

Highlander LX 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 112,000 miles


The car has been fine until last week, when it failed to start after having been shut off for approximately 20 minutes. It had to be towed to an auto shop, where it started fine during a period of 24 hours and the mechanic could not find any cause for the non-start. I retrieved the car and drove it for a whole week, when it failed to start again. This time it did start during the period I waited for the tow, so I drove it to a different auto shop. The car started fine repeatedly and the mechanin thought that it was, most likely, an issue with the key, which was not recognized by the ignition. I drove the car to a Toyota dealership, where it sits right now, and whose mechanics again cannot find any proglem because it starts fine. Is there a solution or do I have to exorcise the car of its demons? HELP

- , Norristown, PA, USA

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