2004 Toyota Highlander - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge Common problems of the 2004 Toyota Highlander

325 problems have been reported for the 2004 Toyota Highlander. The following chart shows the 22 most common problems for 2004 Toyota Highlander. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's power train with 57 problems. The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's vehicle speed control (37 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2004 Toyota Highlander

small car iamge PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

In our research we use the PPMY index to compare the reliability of vehicles. The PPMY index of a certain model is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. The total sales of the 2004 Toyota Highlander in the United States are 123,726 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Toyota Highlander owners in the last 14 years is 325, and the age of the vehicle is 14, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

      PPMY Index = 325 / 123,726 / 14 * 1000 = 0.19.

For more information, refer to this page: A study of reliability comparison across Toyota Highlander model year vehicles.

The following chart shows the number of problems reported during each of the service years since the debut of the 2004 Toyota Highlander in 2004.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year Number of Problems
  2018
0
  2017
5
  2016
6
  2015
9
  2014
17
  2013
16
  2012
15
  2011
24
  2010
34
  2009
18
  2008
34
  2007
25
  2006
27
  2005
38
  2004
57

small car iamge Compare the 2004 Toyota Highlander with Other Model Years

When making the decision between buying a new or used Toyota Highlander, the following table can be used to compare the 2004 Toyota Highlander with the Toyota Highlander from other model years. Note that the number of problems reported for the 2004 Highlander is 325 while the average number of problems reported for the 19 model years of the Toyota Highlander is 158.

Table 3. Compare the 2004 Toyota Highlander with other model years



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