2003 Toyota Highlander Consumer Review: Stripped Head-Bolts

2003 Toyota Highlander - Consumer Review

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Base 4dr SUV (2.4L 4-cyl. 4-speed Automatic)

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Stripped Head-Bolts
By lsthkr on


2003 Toyota Highlander Fwd 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


Never had a problem with this vehicle until Jan 25 2011 as I was driving across town. Coolant leak brought me to a dead stop. I discovered a common problem with this engine (2.4L 4cyl). Just Google Highlander stripped head-bolts to see how many of these engines are dying and how expensive the fix is. Mine had only 126,000 miles on it. I am the original owner. The dealer will not help with repair costs even though this is a manufacturing and or design issue.

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Was a very comfortable, roomy vehicle.

Worst Features

This is easy...better quality Toyota
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