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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
75,000 miles

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2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid accessories - exterior problems

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2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 012011

Highlander Hybrid 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles


The front window defroster and heater controller potentiometer assembly is defective. Ice build-up on the front window is known to impair a driver's visibility and cause an accident. The nut on my temperature controller was several turns loose! the original multi-stranded wires soldered to the temp-controller potentiometer were rigid because they were too well tinned with solder and broke from vibration fatigue; due to the loose nut on the temp-controller potentiometer shaft. Toyota or sumitomo (vendor) should cover this under an extended warranty due to the loose nuts (poor workmanship)! the problem is well documented with photos at "". over 385 people have left comments there; several other websites document the same problem.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

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