really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,398 miles

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2012 Toyota Highlander body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2012 Toyota Highlander Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 072014

Highlander 6-cyl

  • 35,000 miles


Toyota Highlander was crossing intersection with green light and was struck on the middle side by oncoming vehicle running a red light. Toyota Highlander rolled 1.25 times. Toyota Highlander had second row set up in bench configuration with center console unit stowed as manual indicated under center seat. Center console unit dislodged during impact and/or roll and flew through rear passenger area, striking two children on the head and causing head/brain injury (concussion and loss of consciousness).

- Mount Kisco, NY, USA

problem #1

Nov 122012


  • 9,796 miles
After driving aprox 1200 miles from Massachusetts to Florida noticed that the floor mats under the drivers and passenger seats were sopping wet. Brought the car back to arlington Toyota in jacksonville, Florida on 12/27/2012 to have the problem looked into. Since I did not have a "repair appointment" it was necessary to return on a later date. Returned on 01/23/2013 and submitted the car for repair. I was told that the probable cause was foreign debris had entered the A/C system and clogged the drain. This problem has repeated itself three additional times since the initial repair with a diagnosis of spiders blocking the drain tube. The wet floors in the car and the resulting mold has triggered an allergic reaction and caused a sinus infection. This is a continuing problem.

- Fernandina Beach, FL, USA

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