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3.9

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,012 miles

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2004 Toyota Highlander suspension problems

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2004 Toyota Highlander Owner Comments

problem #2

May 012007

Highlander 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2004 Toyota Highlander. While driving 25-40 mph, the traction control warning signal illuminated and the brakes pulsated. The traffic control light should have illuminated when there was wheel slippage. The contact stated that the failure occurred during dry road conditions and especially when turning at low speeds. The dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 60,000 and current mileage was 70,700. Updated 03/10/08. *ljthe driver side windshield wiper stopped working.

- Westchester, OH, USA

problem #1

Mar 172005

Highlander 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,025 miles
On 3/17/05 I drove my Toyota 2004 Highlander, 2,025 mileage, onto a main street at about 5 mph. A beeping sounded, the slip indicator light blinked slightly, and horrible crunching and clanging sounds occured underneath the front of the vehicle. It felt like the front brakes locked up. I tried to slowly resume driving several times, but the car was inoperable and the dealer sent a tow truck. They said it was a problem within the vehicle stability control system which interacts with the yaw and steering angle sensors, and the brake system. There is also suppose to be a G-sensor according to Toyota's web site glossary. (the dealer never heard of the G-sensor). They said it was a bad steering angle sensor and had seen this problem several times. The sensor was replaced at the dealership and since I've only driven it a few miles, I don't know if it's okay. What if the replacement sensor is also bad? I often drive in the mountains alone, and am extremely worried about it. I am retired and bought the vehicle for safety and security, relying on Toyota's expertise, or so I thought! the vsc situation is very serious and should be a recall issue. I now wish I had bought a Honda Pilot.

- Denver, CO, USA

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