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2002 Toyota Highlander Repair Histories

51 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2002 Toyota Highlander. 16 of these members (31.4%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 39 repairs to 2002 Toyota Highlanders--an average of 0.8 per vehicle--have been reported.

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2002 Toyota Highlander repair cost distribution

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2002 Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV

220-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

Toyota Highlander in North Carolina, United States
Jul 2013 - Jan 2015
131000 mi US $2506 Left front hub bearing. I asked Toyota to replace the remaining 3 hub bearings because I still heard the same noise that I heard the first time I took the car in; thinking it was another bearing. However after doing all that I still hear the noise when slowing down 
148000   Water pump replacement, belts, ignition work, battery. 
Toyota Highlander in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2008 - May 2011
58548 mi US $300 Replace Bank 1 Sensor 1 O2 Sensor 
64329   Car wouldn't hold idle. Cleaned Throttle body and FI system. No cause found. 
78000   Required new front calipers + pads and rotors all around. 3 days in the shop-first 2 days at dealer who couldn't diagnose a vibration/grumble problem. 
79000   AC light would blink when the car drove through very rainy conditions, and the AC would cut off for a few seconds. Supposedly was some sort of accessory belt clutch relay, but a new relay never solved the problem. In very cold temps (below 10-15 degrees F) the Airbag light would come on until the car got warmed up. Supposedly this indicated that there was a faulty airbag sensor, but Toyota never really fixed it. "Couldn't reproduce" was their usual diagnosis. Slight squeak from the steering column in cold temps. 
Toyota Highlander in Montana, United States
Nov 2011 - Mar 2015
120000 mi US $768 Replaced front brake pads 
155000   Replacement (non-OEM) parking brake broke apart and required replacement. 
Toyota Highlander in West Virginia, United States
May 2010 - Mar 2011
220000 mi US $400 replace fuel sensor 
Toyota Highlander in Oregon, United States
Jul 2010 - Sep 2010
101000 mi US $425 Service indicated the check engine light came on due to a damaged gas cap which was replaced. Light is now back on again so the car is going back in tomorrow. Vacuum hose was not attached correctly causing the check engine light to come on. No charge for resolution. 

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2002 Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV

155-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Toyota Highlander in Ohio, United States
Dec 2010 - Mar 2015
121000 mi   AC/Heat would blow intermittent, and flip back between hot and cold. $600+ repair quoted to replace circuit board. Self repair performed by pulling off AC control knob and tightening a very loose nut. No intermittent problems since. 
130000 US $603 P0420 and P0430 engine light codes. Replaced O2 sensors. 
157000   Engine header bolts worn to where required torque not possible. Machinest bore new holes into engine block so that new bolts could take hold. The overall problem caused by this was engine coolant leaking all over. Old and worn out water pump replaced. 
Toyota Highlander in New Jersey, United States
Jul 2010 - Jun 2013
109000 mi US $600 One oxygen sensor failed. 
142000   Car emits puff of white smoke on cold start 
Toyota Highlander in Texas, United States
Jan 2011 - Mar 2015
156000 mi   My AC was blowing hot and cold. An internet search suggested that the most common reason for this is a broken temperature control knob cable. Sure enough that was my issue and was resolved for $0. 
170000 US $200 Changed Oxygen Sensor Bank 1 Sensor 2.rnStill has not resolved all the Engine codes being reported. 

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2002 Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV

155-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

Toyota Highlander in New Jersey, United States
May 2010 - Sep 2013
105000 mi US $600 calipers sticking, causing car to wobble when braking plus rotors wore out as a result. 
134000   One of the ignition coils required replacement 
141000   one of ignition coils required replacement 
143000   ignition coil replaced last January was defective. replaced again. 
146000   replaced drive belt 

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2001.5 Toyota Highlander

Engine not specified

Toyota Highlander in Victoria, Australia
May 2010 - Jun 2012
76880 mi A $1000 Break rotor become really thin and need to be replaced. 

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