10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
13 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,856 miles

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2003 Toyota Highlander Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #3

Aug 262004

Highlander 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles

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

My 2003 Toyota Highlander accelerated at a high rate of speed while the brake was fully applied as I turned into a parking spot. Luckily, it happened when I was 60% or so into the space, as I only accelerated into a brick wall, not another car or person.

- Mill Valley, CA, USA

problem #2

Mar 112004

(reported on)

Highlander

  • miles
While the brakes were being applied vehicle surged forward abruptly. Vehicle jumped an embankment and went through a fence.

- Watertown, WI, USA

problem #1

Feb 242004

Highlander 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,709 miles
Sudden acceleration while brake was depressed. Vehicle went up a two foot embankment and thru a chain link fence. Vehicle was stopped by placing into park. This all happened while brake was depressed fully.

- Watertown, WI, USA

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