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2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Recalls

RepairPal Expert Overview on October 22, 2015

The driver's side power window master switch may overheat and melt, causing a possible fire hazard.

Recalls on your General Motors, Toyota or Scion vehicle must be performed by a General Motors, Toyota or Scion dealership, respectively. General Motors, Toyota and Scion will notify their respective owners of affected vehicles in December 2015. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of the respective manufacturer dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on September 4, 2013

Various warning lamps may illuminate, drivability concerns could be encountered, or the the hybrid drive system could shut down causing the vehicle to stall unexpectedly increasing the risk of a crash.

Toyota will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning late September 2013. If don't receive notification and you feel you should, please contact your dealer for further instruction. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call. Please note: Vehicles that had their Intelligent Power Module (IPM) replaced as part of recall 11V-342 are not affected by this recall.

RepairPal Expert Overview on October 10, 2012

The power window master switch may overheat, melt, or possibly catch fire.

As of this writing, the manufactures have not released a notification schedule for this recall. If you are experiencing problems with the master window switch, or you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It’s helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on April 21, 2011

The airbag warning light may illuminate, and the curtain shield airbag and seat belt pretensioner could be inadvertently activated. Inadvertent activation of airbag system components can cause injury to a vehicle occupant.

Consider this a high priority recall; airbag system components could be activated unexpectedly. Please contact your Toyota dealer; they will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on May 27, 2010

The load carrying capacity modification label may be missing.

This could be considered a medium priority recall; this would change to high if your vehicle is subject to carrying heavy loads. Please contact your Toyota dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on September 18, 2009

All vehicles require certain informational labels. One of these required labels indicates the load carrying capacity of the vehicle, tires, and rims. This information is important to be noted so that the vehicle does not get overloaded with weight and become unsafe to drive.

We at RepairPal have designated this a medium priority recall. Please contact your Toyota dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on May 4, 2009
RepairPal Expert Overview on December 18, 2008

Seat belts for non-driver seating positions have a feature for child seats where they will switch to an automatic locking retractor (ALR) when the belt is pulled all the way out. On two of the third row seating positions, the seat belt will switch off this mode unintentionally, which could affect the stability of a child restraint and increase the risk of personal injury.

This could be considered a medium priority recall; this would change to high if the third row seating positions are used for child seats. Please contact your Toyota dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.