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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,000 miles

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2004 Toyota Highlander exhaust system problems

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2004 Toyota Highlander Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 112005

Highlander 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,000 miles


The contact stated while pulling into a parking slot heard a grinding noise followed by the vehicle lurching into another parked vehicle. He took the vehicle to the dealer. The dealer could not duplicate the sudden acceleration. The dealer replaced the mass air flow sensor, oxygen sensor, and reprogrammed the ECU. The dealer could not determine what caused this problem.

- Bloomington , IL, USA

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