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TOYOTA HIGHLANDER Problems with Electrical System, Visibility

 
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2005 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER Problems & Complaints

Read complaint(s) filed for the 2005 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER. These complaints & problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. You may file your own complaint for the 2005 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER by calling the NHTSA Monday-Friday 8am to 8pm at (888) 327-4236, TTY: (800) 424-9153. You can also file your complaint online.

Vehicle Information (214 Complaints)
Date reported Aug 04, 2013
Location WILLIAMSBURG, VA
Manufacturer TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION
Vehicle 2005 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER
Transmission Not Specified
Drivetrain Not Specified
Fuel type Gas
Occurences 1
Crash involved N
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source NHTSA Website
All Complaints

THIS PROBLEM WAS FOR THE HEATING AND A\C. THIS WEBSITE TELLS OF THE PROBLEM IN THE MANUFACTURE OF THE VEHICLE: WWW.DEVALCOURT.COM/2010/03/FIXING-2004-TOYOTA-HIGHLANDER-AC-AND-HEAT-ISSUE/ . THE WAY TOYOTA MADE THE WIRING (TOO SHORT FOR THE DIAL) WAS FAULTY IN THAT, AFTER REPEATED USE (WHO DOESN'T USE THEIR HEATING AND A/C REGULARLY?) THE WIRES WOULD BREAK OFF CAUSING A SHORT. WHENEVER WE DRIVE OVER A BUMP IN THE ROAD, THE A/C SHIFTS TO HEAT OR THE HEAT SHIFTS TO A/C. WE USED TO REMOVE THE COVER OF THE KNOB AND TIGHTEN THE HEX NUT THERE, BUT NOW THAT DOESN'T WORK. THIS IS ESPECIALLY WORRISOME IN THE WINTER WHEN THE DEFROST SHIFTS TO A/C AND THE FRONT WINDOW STARTS TO "FOG" UP. THIS MAKES FOR EXTREMELY DANGEROUS DRIVING AND INHIBITS YOUR ABILITY TO SEE CLEARLY AND NAVIGATE THE ROADS. THIS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED A DESIGN FLAW BY TOYOTA AND SHOULD BE RECALLED. PLEASE NOTE, ON THE WEBSITE MENTIONED ABOVE -- THERE ARE MANY MORE YEAR MODELS (2001, 2004 WERE ALSO MENTIONED) THAT ARE AFFECTED BY THIS. THANK YOU!

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