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I also have a 2001 that has the paint on the hood chipping terribly. I contacted Toyota and they said they did not have any other complaints regarding the paint on the hood. I think they lied. I would love to hear from anyone else that has had a problem with the paint peeling. I love my car and would buy another in a heartbeat if I won the lottery. The other problem I have is with the check engine light. I have replaced 3 sensors and the last one replaced did not turn the light off. Mechanic says it's fine the car is ok but he cannot figure out why the light will not go out. Anyone else have this problem???Report it
I agree with you. I have a 2001 XL, that I purchased in 2003 with 15,000 miles. The brakes were bad. I took it back to the dealer, who turned the rotors and new linings. I was never impressed with its stopping ability. Later I spent over $1,200 in 3 trips to Midas. They blamed the failure to have smooth brakes on Toyota. It had a buzz in the windshield, so loud my wife and I had difficulty conversing. This ended when I replaced the windshield. The front driver fender sounds like a train whistle when a cold strong wind batters it. The auto up driver window goes up and then back down half way, this after 3 trips to the Toyota dealer with failed repairs. The transmission is not smooth in shifting and clunks at a downshift when coming to a stop, even though Toyota "reset" it. The headliner has fallen/hanging down over the rear passengers, embarrassing. The car is noisy around the moonroof. Vasoline on the rubber seals offers amazing results. The ride is good. It is roomy, but not good on gas mileage (26-27 best on hiway). I now have slightly under 139,000 miles with alternator replaced recently and ignition switch failing.Report it
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