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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,000 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 steering problems

steering problem

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2004 Toyota Highlander Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 062008

Highlander 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles


2004 Toyota Highlander limited steering system looseness, clunking. The steering system exhibits excessive freeplay and clunking. A defective part was replaced under warranty but needs to be replaced again. The vehicle has less than 30,000 miles on it.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #1

Mar 062007

Highlander 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,000 miles
The contact owns a 2004 Toyota Highlander. When making a left turn the contact heard a clicking noise near the steering column. The contact stated that under normal driving conditions the vehicle swerved while driving forward. The dealer replaced the steering shaft and the clicking stopped, however, the swerving continued. The dealer stated that the power steering rack needed to be replaced. The current mileage is 46,000, and failure mileage was 41,000.

- Baden, PA, USA

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