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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
56,000 miles

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2005 Toyota Highlander seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Toyota Highlander Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 072009


  • 56,000 miles


The side airbags failed to deploy. The Toyota Highlander was initially struck on the front passenger side near the front end of vehicle. The vehicle was then struck (T-ed) on the driver's side by a large pickup truck (approx speed 60 mph). The impact dented the doors to the seats and both driver's side doors would not open due to the impact. Vsc, ABS were engaged as evidenced by the panel lights on at the end of thee crash, however no airbags deployed resulting in traumatic brain injury (closed head injury), post concussive syndrome, grand mal seizure, retrograde amnesia for driver. Vehicle also had a third impact as it was pushed into barrier wall.

- Santa Ana, CA, USA

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