hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,556 miles

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2005 Toyota Highlander windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2005 Toyota Highlander Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 122014

Highlander 6-cyl

  • 110,113 miles


Both power rear windows came out of their pwr window tracks. This allows the window to fall to the fully open position. When this happened it caused severe air buffeting inside the vehicle. It's so severe that it feels like the vehicle is vibrating apart. This extremely loud painful sound causes panic as to what happened and sever ear pain. The only way to stop the buffeting is to quickly pull off the road and stop. The open window also exposed occupants and pets in the rear seat area to falling out. According to the dealer this is a common defect as the track on the bottom of the window that connects to the power window motor arm migrates slowly along the bottom of the window each time the window is operated until the motor arm falls out of the track. Then the window is free to fall down and cannot be closed until the vehicle is stopped. There is no service bulletin covering this. I received a chuckle from the dealer as he told me about this common $250 per window fix.

- Nevada City, CA, USA

problem #1

Mar 232007

Highlander 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,000 miles
Purchased new Toyota Highlander 2005 model year in July 2005. Vehicle was parked in driveway since. Vehicle only has 23,000 miles. Corrossion developed within 9 months of purchase in these areas: Base of antenna, antenna mast, window frames, and aluminum or alloy wheels show bubbling in the surface that are increasing in size and diameter.* dealership and Toyota were contacted to remedy problems with wheels without success. Dealership repainted corroded windows. Dealership and Toyota claim corrosion is due to environment - I have had 2 other vehicles parked in the same location without visible signs of corrossion. I am concern that the continued expansion of the bubbles and corrossion on the wheels will create a safety hazard if it weakens the structural integrity of the whees.

- Pacifica, CA, USA

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