2004 Toyota Highlander Consumer Review: Expensive to maintain

2004 Toyota Highlander - Consumer Review

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Base 4dr SUV (3.3L V6 AWD 5-speed Automatic w/3rd Row)

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Expensive to maintain
By doug128 on


2004 Toyota Highlander AWD 4dr SUV w/3rd Row (3.3L 6cyl 5A)


I enjoy driving the Highlander but I have found it very expensive to maintain. I have had to replace 7 wheel bearings and the drive shaft to the rear wheels because of the bearings. It has 93,000 miles on it now. Brakes have also been expensive as it seems the ABS sensor are quite sensitive to failure and have had to replace some with the brakes which makes it very costly. I bought the Toyota as it was rated as a reliable car. It has turned out to be very expensive!

Best Features

Fun to drive. Good in snow. Lots of room to haul items and people.

Worst Features

I think Toyota should find better bearings and go back to replacable U-joints in the drive shaft.
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