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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,000 miles

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2005 Toyota Highlander steering problems

steering problem

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2005 Toyota Highlander Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 152008

Highlander 4WD 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,000 miles


I can't believe there hasn't been a recall on 2005 Toyota Highlander intermediate steering shaft problem. I notice it has a NHTSA item number 10019873. When my car was getting a state inspection, the inspector noticed the slight noise when the wheel was turned. I find out later at the Toyota dealer that the shaft was "binding" and continued driving could cause steering failure. If the gas station hadn't noticed the subtle noise, we would have continued driving it until the steering failed. I would call that a safety issue warranting a recall.

- Wenham, MA, USA

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