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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2004 Toyota Highlander accessories - interior problems

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2004 Toyota Highlander Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 012008


  • 60,000 miles


I have a 2004 4 cyl Highlander, and I can completely understand the other complainers situation as I am experiencing the same problem. It happened at around 60K miles and the dealer said it would cost about $600. To fix. I didn't. I just had to play around with the knob when I need to use it.

- Milpitas, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 012008


  • 50,000 miles
The gps in my 2004 Toyota Highlander goes on and off without warning. When it does it disables the defroster, ac and heat. I don't care about the gps, but when it disables my defroster, it is a safety issue. It should have been a recall from the manufacturer. Toyota has informed me a new gps will cost $5,000. I can put a used one in for $1,500. This is an unfair price to have a necessary safety function, the defroster, to work. Defroster are required for state inspection. Do you have any suggestions for Toyota to address this issue?

- Portsmouth, VA, USA

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