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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
81,675 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.

2005 Toyota Highlander accessories - exterior problems

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2005 Toyota Highlander Owner Comments

problem #8

Jan 012013


  • 100,000 miles


The driver side visor is drooping more and more. Now it is partly in my line of sight (I'm 6'3") and when I hit a bump it drops down even further and blocks about half of my vision out the windshield. Very dangerous. Before I start driving, I can gently raise it and slowly let it drop to where it stops where it only partially blocks my vision. As long as I can avoid bumps/potholes, it will stay but it doesn't take much of a bump to knock it loose to where it drops down further and becomes a safety hazard by blocking too much of my vision. This started some years ago and has steadily gotten worse.

- Bethlehem, PA, USA

problem #7

Oct 012014


  • miles
Hewllo my complaint is about the drivers side sun wont stay up and hasnt for about a year. I have read that a lot of Highlander owners are having this problem and it makes it very hard to see.a new costs about 175.00!

- Lucerne Vajjey, CA, USA

problem #6

Mar 072007


  • miles
Driver's side sun visor falls down, obstructing view, unpredictably, despite having nothing on it.

- Milner, GA, USA

problem #5

Mar 072015


  • 197,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Toyota Highlander. The contact stated that while driving approximately 65 mph, the entire sunroof separated from the vehicle. The contact mentioned that the area was completely rusted. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 197,000.

- Mechanicsville , VA, USA

problem #4

Mar 222014


  • 100,000 miles
Driver's side sun visor falls down, won't stay up, and obstructs view while driving.

- El Dorado Hills, CA, USA

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problem #3

Sep 122013

Highlander 6-cyl

  • 115,400 miles
Drivers side sunvisor will not stay up, it just falls down and blocks drivers view any time and at the worst time! now it will not stay up!

- Stewartsville, NJ, USA

problem #2

Aug 092013

Highlander 4-cyl

  • 105,000 miles
The driver's side visor drops down randomly and obstruct my vision. I have had many near accidents due to this problem.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #1

Dec 232010

Highlander 6-cyl

  • 36,000 miles
The driver side sun visor does not stay in place when it is all the way up. Because of the inherent design problem and possibly because of weight and or vibration of the visor it falls down may be up to 30 degrees. There are two possible consequences of this issue: 1. safety issue: It partially blocks the vision of the driver on the road while driving which is dangerous. 2. physical injury: While the driver is exiting out of the car or when the driver moves his head forward, there are chances that he/she may bump their forehead to the visor.

- Kendall Park, NJ, USA

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