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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,767 miles

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2003 Toyota Highlander wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2003 Toyota Highlander Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 272006

Highlander 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,500 miles


My 2003 Toyota Highlander has only 20600 miles on it. I have noticed that all 4 Bridgestone dueller H/ T P225 70R 16 tires are so worn out that I am having trouble stopping in the rain. I am going to replace all 4 tires but I believe that this of concern since I do maintain the tires at proper inflation and they have been rotated at least twice. The wear is equal on all 4 tires. This tires where rated for at least 60,000 miles and to only get a third of that and the expense is terrible. I have also noticed this on other Highlanders and even rav4S.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #2

Nov 282005

Highlander 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,800 miles
I have original equipment toyo transpath-A11 tires on my 2003 Highlander. I have 15000 miles and the tires are worn out. The maintenance is complete and the local Toyota dealership inspected alignment and suspension and air pressure..everything was good. I have been told by several toyo tire dealers that the early wear is because the A-11's should never have been on my truck because they are passenger tires, not SUV tires. Toyo states that the Toyota Highlander is classified as a passenger car and not a SUV, therefore Toyota specs a passenger tire for the Highlander. There is a loophole here that is allowing Toyota to spec a tire that will wear out quickly on the Highlander.

- Berea, OH, USA

problem #1

Sep 062004

Highlander 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles
I purchase a new Toyota Highlander August 2003. Had a flat tire 6 September 2004. Went to get the tire repaired and the tire dealer found a patch on the inside of the tire. Dot of the tire is M65L B3dr 0603. This tire was installed on a new vehicle with a patch. I am concerned about my safety, my wife's safety, and my grandchildren's safety using this methodology. How many other tire that I have, have patches. I don't think this should be allowed. I feel it is a grave safety concern. I am purchasing a tire without a patch but don't know about my other tires.

- Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA

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