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2002 Toyota Highlander Ratings, Reviews and Analysis

Ratings & Reviews

5 star
P.PH.PHD writes:
PERFECT VEHICLE

THE HIGHLANDER IS THE PERFECT SIZE, COMFORTABLE, RELIABLE, BEAUTIFUL, WHAT MORE IS THERE TO SAY? WE KEEP UP THE MAINTENANCE ON THE CAR - TIRES, BRAKES, REGULAR OIL CHANGES AND BASIC WASHES AND VACUUM. IT'S LIKE A MEMBER OF THE FAMILY. WE LOVE IT.

Pricing Trends

The average listing price for a 2002 Toyota Highlander:
  • LemonFree $9,423
  • In California $9,915
Pricing difference by year:
  • 2003 $9,865 + $442
Average price by trim:
  • Base $9,568
  • LE $6,800
  • Limited $9,614
  • Sport $6,950

Safety Ratings and Recalls

Safety

2002 Toyota Highlander

Front Crash Driver Side
Front Crash Passenger Side
Side Crash Driver Side
Side Crash Passenger Side
Rollover

Recall Notices

2002 Toyota Highlander (4/15/2004)

Campaign Number: 04V181000
Component Name: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH
Manufacturer: Toyota Motor Corporation
Description: CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES HAVE A CHILD PROTECTION LOCK (CPL) SYSTEM ON BOTH OF THE REAR SIDE DOORS. WHEN AN OPERATOR OF THE VEHICLE CLOSES THE DOOR VERY HARD WITH THE CPL LEVER SET TO THE LOCK POSITION, THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT THE LEVER MAY CONTACT THE BODY PANEL, CAUSING THE CPL LEVER TO MOVE INTO THE UNLOCK POSITION.
Defect: THIS CONDITION COULD ALLOW THE DOOR TO BE OPENED WITH THE INSIDE WHILE THE OPERATOR BELIEVES THAT THE CPL WAS ACTIVATED. IF THE DOOR WERE OPENED FROM THE INSIDE WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS IN MOTION, AN OCCUPANT COULD FALL OUT AND BE INJURED.
Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL SHORTEN THE CPL LEVER. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MAY 7, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.

2002 Toyota Highlander (7/30/2002)

Campaign Number: 02V208000
Component Name: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:STORAGE:TANK ASSEMBLY:MOUNTING
Manufacturer: Toyota Motor Corporation
Description: ON SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES, THERE IS A BREATHER HOSE THAT ATTACHES TO THE NOZZLE OF THE ON-BOARD REFUELING VAPOR RECOVERY (ORVR) VALVE, WHICH IS LOCATED ON THE TOPSIDE OF THE FUEL TANK. THE BREATHER HOSE IS ATTACHED WITH A CLAMP, WHOSE "TABS" FACE IN THE UPWARD DIRECTION. WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS CRASHED UNDER THE NEW CAR ASSESSMENT PROGRAM (NCAP) TEST (I.E., 35 MPH FRONTAL BARRIER CRASH), THE CLAMP "TABS" CONTACTED THE UNDERSIDE OF THE BODY DUE TO MOVEMENT OF THE FUEL TANK, CAUSING THE NOZZLE TO BREAK.
Defect: IN THE WORST CASE, NOZZLE BREAKAGE COULD RESULT IN FUEL LEAKAGE IF THE VEHICLE ROLLS-OVER AFTER A HIGH SPEED FRONTAL CRASH.
Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL ROTATE THE SPECIFIED CLAMP. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN SEPTEMBER 23, 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.