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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,333 miles

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2005 Toyota Highlander accessories - exterior problems

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2005 Toyota Highlander Owner Comments

problem #3

May 052014


  • miles


There are 2 malfunctions happening on this vehicle:1) the door lock on the drivers side stop working with keyless about 4 months ago, it works if you do it manually. 2) both visors-driver's and passengers visor has gotten progressively looser, there are no adjustment screws, what makes this such a hazard, if you hit a bump and you're in speeding traffic sometimes the visor just drops down and blocks your line of sight.

- Honolulu, HI, USA

problem #2

Sep 032012

Highlander 6-cyl

  • miles
For a few days the driver side door lock hesitated opening with remote key access. After a few days, it would not unlock at all. The key does not unlock the door either. I must enter on the passenger side to unlock driver side door.

- Mableton, GA, USA

problem #1

Aug 022012

Highlander 6-cyl

  • 64,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Highlander. The contact stated that the front driver side power door locks failed to operate when accessing the interior and exterior door. In addition, the remote key fob failed to function. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer for inspection where they informed the contact that the power door lock actuator would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the defect. The approximate failure mileage was 64,000. Updated 12/12/12 the consumer stated the fob works on the passenger and back doors, but not the driver's side. Updated 12/12/12

- Albany, NY, USA

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