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2003 Toyota Highlander fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2003 Toyota Highlander Owner Comments

problem #1

May 202003


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


While driving. A loud noise was heard as if the vehicle had ran over something large in the road. The consumer noticed a liquid spraying out from the vehicle, once he pulled over, the vehicle was towed to the dealership and the consumer was informed a hole was in the gas tank. However, one month later the same loud noise was heard and the consumer discovered the gas tank had a deep indentation in it. The consumer requested reimbursement for the gas tank.

- Middle Village, NY, USA

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