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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,335 miles

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2005 Toyota Highlander body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2005 Toyota Highlander Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 312006

Highlander 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,000 miles


: the contact stated while the rear windows were down and the vehicle was driven at speeds above 60 mph, the vehicle shuttered. The manufacturer determined this was a normal condition for the vehicle. Updated 4/19/2006 -

- Derry, NH, USA

problem #2

Jan 062006

Highlander 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5 miles
: the contact stated since purchase of the vehicle the dashboard panel was black during the day. Shining a flash light on the dash is the only way the dashboard gauges can be seen. The gauges are not digital. The dealership determined the dashboard panel was not able to be read but this is how the vehicle was made. The dashboard worked properly at night. Updated 01/25/06.

- Greenwood, AR, USA

problem #1

Feb 012005


  • miles
I have just purchased a 2005 Toyota Highlander limited. I find that in the bright Florida sunshine, the instrument cluster (speedometer etc.) is so deeply recessed into the dash, they are dark and impossible to read -- especially with sun glasses. This is rather disconcerting when I cannot see/read the speedometer! I have reported this to Toyota but they have not responded to date.

- Marathon, FL, USA

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