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Toyota Highlander Hybrid Problems

Engine -- Verified

When changing the air filter, it is easy to knock off a hose on the air filter housing, which is part of the emission control system. If the vehicle is driven with this hose disconnected, the Check Engine Light will illuminate.

Toyota Highlander Hybrid Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., September 18, 2009

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The load carrying capacity modification label may be missing from the vehicle. This information provides maximum load carrying weights as well as information about required tires and wheels. If not present, an inappropriate load may be carried in the vehicle, increasing a safety risk. Toyota has supplied customers with a new label to affix to the vehicle. This recall began on August 18, 2009.

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Body, Interior & Misc., May 27, 2010

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These vehicle were sold without the required load carrying captivity modification label. Dealers will mail the corrected label to vehicle owners. Owners have the option of requesting that the dealer install the label. This recall is expected to begin on May 27, 2010.

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Body, Interior & Misc., December 18, 2008

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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. It will not switch back to emergency locking retractor (ELR) until the belt has been fully retracted. On two of the third row seating positions, the seat belt will switch back to an ELR mode before the belt webbing is fully retracted, which could affect the stability of a child restraint and increase the risk of personal injury. Dealers will install a newly designed seat belt component free of charge. The recall began December 18, 2008. The Toyota recall number is 80D.

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Body, Interior & Misc., March 30, 2010

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Toyota is recalling certain 2008-2010 Highlander, and 2009-2010 Corolla, Venza, and Matrix models because an unsecured or incompatible floor mat may cause the accelerator pedal to get stuck in the wide open position. This can cause high vehicle speeds and may make the vehicle difficult to stop, which can lead to a crash. Toyota will modify or replace the accelerators on the affected vehicles.

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Body, Interior & Misc., February 5, 2010

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Toyota is recalling 2005–2010 Avalon; 2007–2010 Camry, 2009–2010 Corolla, Corolla Matrix, and Rav4; 2010 Highlander; 2008–2010 Sequoia; and 2007–2010 Tundra models because the sliding surface of the friction lever may become smooth during operation, which can cause condensation. This may cause the accelerator pedal to become harder to depress, slower to return, or to become stuck in a partially depressed position, which can increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will install a reinforcement bar in the accelerator pedal so it will operate smoothly.

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Toyota Highlander Hybrid Questions and Answers

hybridtk, 2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Longmont, CO

This dash message appeared, car has shut down.

lymanl, 2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, 3.3L V6, Ludington, MI

for bout 2 years I have had surprises when I tried to start the car and there was no electric -- the car would not start: jumping the battery fixed it for a while. yesterday I turned the engine o...

taketheleadd, 2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, 3.3L V6, Stuart, FL

when we folded down the seats in the second row they somehow got locked and no matter how hard we pull on the switch and pull at the seat it will not come back up, how do we fix it?

tabithahogue, 2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, 3.3L V6, Lake Isabella, CA

while accelerating something snapped or popped and then stopped driving. Car turns on but won't accelerate now. Please Help?

tabithahogue, 2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, 3.3L V6, Lake Isabella, CA

If the driving belt breaks what will happen or what are the symptoms? My husband thinks that may be the problem with our car, you can start it but it wont go anywhere when you press the gas. He was...

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Toyota Highlander Hybrid Reviews

This vehicle is my first Toyota . It functions as advertised but it really doesn't have that technology leap that I expected buying a "hybrid". its has obtained an average overall MPG of approx. 21.4. The hybrid system performs better in warmer weather (a function of the battery electrolyte reaction) than cold. Its run as an electric vehicle (EV) for less than a mile at speeds less than 15 mph in traffic congestion but battery depletes an it take time to regenerate sufficient energy levels to drive in EV mode again. The EV mode is more of a novelty than really functional. The suggested EPA MPG rating is optimistic at best. Overall impression so far is that its a bit pricey ($45000) and has never really measures up to hybrid standards. Its a stop gap "hybrid" that falls short of real world green expectations.

I love the way it handles and I get really good gas millage for an SUV (28-30MPG) . My only complaint is that the battery is not very strong. I can barely run the radio and charge my phone before it dies and needs charging. Besides that, overall it is a great vehicle.

I am very satisfied with this vehicle. The gas mileage for highway and city is 3-4 miles less than the factory estimate. For a mid sized crossover SUV this car performs very well.