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2.2

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,900 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 windows / windshield problems

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2004 Toyota Highlander Owner Comments

problem #10

Dec 072013

Highlander 6-cyl

  • 149,495 miles

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

I was driving on an interstate at approximately 65 mph when I heard a noise from the moonroof. When I opened up the moonroof shade the moonroof was gone. The moonroof had been ripped away from the glue and flew up into the air.

- Salisbury, NC, USA

problem #9

Oct 052007

Highlander

  • 49,000 miles
Sun visor (driver side) fell down while I was driving on the freeway with a speed of about 65mph.. it blocked my view. Thank god I was able to pull over to a safe place. The visor is holding in place by a rubber band and a stick but the problem is that when my car is park the heat inside the car melts the rubber band and the visor falls over again. I talked to Toyota dealer about this problem several times. Their response was that my extended warranty is over and that the only solution was to buy a new visor for about $500 (+ installation fees and extra electronic mirror cable). Toyota needs to address this problem, it is a driving hazard. It should be a recall item.

- Valencia, CA, USA

problem #8

Jun 202011

Highlander 6-cyl

  • 125,000 miles
Driver sun visor defect has caused numerous safety issues and near accidents. Visor will not remain up while driving in 2004 toyata Highlander.

- Fort Mill, SC, USA

problem #7

Apr 192011

Highlander 4WD 6-cyl

  • 55,000 miles

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

2004 Toyota Highlander......driver sun visor does not stay up. Blocks vision. Toyota will not fix at their expense. Research shows that there are numerous complaints of the same nature. This is a design flaw and Toyota needs to step up.

- 92705, CA, USA

problem #6

Mar 102008

Highlander

  • 42,000 miles
Driver's sun visor drops unexpectedly or won't stay up out of range of vision replaced before by Toyota under warranty... now a $750 repair"?"

- Tukwila, WA, USA

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problem #5

Aug 012008

Highlander

  • 60,000 miles
Vehicle blows hot air when ventilation system is turned on, even while A/C is on.

- Apopka, FL, USA

problem #4

Jan 152009

Highlander

  • 78,000 miles

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

The vehicle's heating and air system causes me to have to "joggle" the knob several times prior to it beginning to perform the specified need.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #3

Dec 202008

Highlander

  • 48,000 miles
The heater inside my car won't turn off. I have hot air blowing continuously, even when the air system is turned off! this makes the car dangerous to drive for very long. (T>100 most of time) there was no accident or incident, it just started. The problem is well documented on various car forums online due to wire defect.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #2

Dec 182004

Highlander

  • 66,500 miles
Complete lost of heat from defroster and heater. Seem to be a generic problem will all Toyota Highlanders or many.

- Greensburg, PA, USA

problem #1

Apr 292005

Highlander 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,000 miles
While driving the normal vibration of the vehicle causes the driver's side visor to fall down obstructing the view of the road. This occurs frequently especially if the road is uneven and on the freeway. The visor contains a factory garage door opener built in. I am 6'1" tall; thus, the view of the road is mostly obstructed. This first occurred as I was driving at freeway speeds, fortunantly I was not involed in an accident. If I was in heavy traffic there was a good chance of this causing an accident. I have contacted Toyota requesting information on a quick fix, if applicable, and asked if they are willing to cover the cost of repairing the defect as the warranty of the vehicle has expired.

- Escondido, CA, USA

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