hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
58,500 miles

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2001 Toyota Highlander engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Toyota Highlander Owner Comments

problem #2

May 102006

Highlander 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75,000 miles


We bought our Highlander just over a year ago and we have to constantly put oil into vehicle. It only has 80,000 on it, and we have to put about a liter of oil into it every other week. The manufacturer of our area checked it twice, and determined that we need another engine, but the cost was around $7000 in Canadian that engine would come from Japan, and it would be a used one, and would only warranty that for 1 year. Then what am completely disgusted!! we plan on getting rid of this thing as fast as possible and will never buy another Toyota again..do yourselves a favor and tell people about this so no one goes this.

- Cambridge, 00, USA

problem #1

Sep 012004

Highlander 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 42,000 miles
Purchased the vehicle used at about 42,000 miles. It burned oil (1 quart per 1,000 miles) from the first day I had it. The Toyota dealership has been monitoring the oil every 1,000 miles for about 6 months and agreed it has a problem but it will cost me $2,600 for them to tear down the engine to see if they can find out what's wrong. They report there is "sludge" in the engine and I should have changed the oil more often. They won't determine a problem or do anything else for free even though they say I do have a problem and they know the warranty is up in about 2,500 more miles which should cover the engine and drivetrain. Please help.

- Lafayette, CA, USA

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