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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
210,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace the rear drive shaft (1 reports)
2004 Toyota Highlander drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2004 Toyota Highlander Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 162015

Highlander 3.3L 6 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 210,000 miles


The car started to have vibration when accelerating at about 21000 miles, otherwise in good condition. the vibration was slight and only noticeable at low speed between 20-40 mph, it developed into a major shaking a few months later, especially when speed is above 40 mph.

The dealer mechanics checked the problem and showed me a loose U-joint in the front part of the rear drive shaft(4wd), but they said the U-joint cannot be replaced, must replace the whole drive shaft. The repair cost is about $1800 including tax, with the part accounting about $1200.

- , Plainsboro, NJ, USA

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