really awful
Crashes / Fires:
11 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
7 / 4
Average Mileage:
66,366 miles

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problem #7

Nov 042008


  • 50,000 miles
Accelerator does not respond when pushed, the failure occurs regularly when passing vehicle wont accelerate, the dealer acknowledge this is a problem with these vehicles than can be repaired for $1200.

- San Juan, PR, USA

problem #6

Nov 182006

Highlander 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles
: the contact stated while pulling into a parking space at 10 mph, upon applying brake pressure, the vehicle lurched forward without warning, and crashed into a parked vehicle. The contact was wearing a seat belt, and no injuries were sustained. There was moderate damage to the front of the vehicle. The police were alerted, but a report was not taken. The vehicle was towed to an independent repair shop for inspection of the body damage. The manufacturer was alerted. Updated 12/12/06.

- San Marcos, CA, USA

problem #5

Feb 102004


  • 15,000 miles
While pulling into a parking area, and when consumer depressed the brakes vehicle surged forward. While trying to control the vehicle and avoid pedestrians vehicle collided with a cement pole in the parking lot. Consumer suffered severe head and knee injuries. The police issued a report on the collision.

- Nashua, NH, USA

problem #4

Aug 262003

Highlander 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,731 miles
Driver made a left turn with foot on brake pedal and rolled into a parking spot within a parking lot, estimated speed to be 2 mph. The engine surged and the car ran over 3 small trees, went up an incline approximately 3 ft. Higher than the parking lot, then proceeded approximately 8 feet into the adjacent property then struck the brick chimney of a house and bounced back into the parking lot. The brakes were depressed during this occurrence but did not stop the car.

- Greenville, SC, USA

problem #3

Jun 062003


  • miles
Engaged from park to drive and suddenly acceleration happened, damaging many other cars. Dealer notified.

- Harlan, KY, USA

problem #2

Apr 272003

Highlander 4WD

  • miles
Vehicle accelerated on its on causing vehicle to start up steep hill where the front end slid to the right where vehicle proceeded to go up a drive/carport striking a porch and rock wall

- Harlan, KY, USA

problem #1

Aug 102002


  • miles
Consumer states that while driving the throttle will stick. Dealer notified.

- La Habra, CA, USA