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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,326 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 engine problems

engine problem

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2005 Toyota Highlander Owner Comments

problem #3

Apr 022012

Highlander 6-cyl

  • miles


2005 Toyota Highlander. Consumer writes in regards to vehicle recall notice the consumer stated on two separate occasions, when he arrived at the dealer to have the recall performed, he was advised the parts were not available.

- Port Charlotte, FL, USA

problem #2

Feb 232012

Highlander 6-cyl

  • 103,979 miles
While driving to school to pick up kids, the engine got overheated. Coolant is full in the radiator. Nothing wrong with the brakes.

- Watkinsville, GA, USA

problem #1

Feb 012005

Highlander 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,000 miles
: the contact stated while driving 2 mph towards a stop, the vehicle would not accelerate. There were no warning signals prior to the incident. The vehicle was taken to the service dealer who performed diagnostic testing and temporarily recalibrated the ECM engine. Additionally, the service dealer was unable to duplicate the problem. The manufacturer was not contacted.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

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