2014 Toyota Highlander: Why You Shouldn't Always Rely on Technology
April 28, 2015
Here's a good reminder that no matter how useful the latest technology can be, it's always best to rely on your own senses first. In this case, I mindlessly backed our 2014 Toyota Highlander into a sprinkler pipe because I relied on the backup monitor instead of turning my head first.
You may not be able to see in this picture, but the backup camera on the Highlander sits just below the emblem and above the license plate. It gives the camera a great view of the ground behind the Highlander, but it doesn't show much above the waist height of an average adult.
We were able to get a window replacement installed the next day as there wasn't any other damage beyond the broken glass. After all was said and done, it was an $865 reminder to always look first before you back anything up, no matter how many cameras are looking out for you.
Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor @ 20,622 miles