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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,748 miles

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2014 Toyota Highlander engine problems

engine problem

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2014 Toyota Highlander Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 222015


  • 12,748 miles


Purchased vehicle 5/26/14. At first had a popping noise from right rear break; took to dealership stating could find problem, so lived with it. At 10,000 + miles dealer found front breaks warped, so had them replaced. Around same 10K + miles dealer had to drop engine to replace leaking oil found around timing cover area, stating factory install did not allow proper sealing. On 7/22/15, @ 12,748 miles noticed oil leak same area, and informed by dealer that engine has to be dropped for the 2nd time to repair oil leak. Above does not include other issues such as replacing middle row cup holder and front passenger seat recushion. Sounds like I purchased a 2014 Highlander limited considered a lemon. My three previous cars - '06 avalon; '02 4runner; & '90 4runner never had extreme issues, such as the 2014 Highlander.

- Oceanside, CA, USA

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