Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: 2008 is the first year of the 2nd generation Highlander, & it may be a model year to avoid as Toyota most likely worked out some production quality issues with the new model.

The 2009 Highlander is the has far fewer complaints.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2008 Toyota Highlander accessories - interior problems

accessories - interior problem

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2008 Toyota Highlander Owner Comments

problem #1

May 012011


  • miles


I have a sunshine kids radian 80sl. Model US18500. Serial 090900106 03565. My latch strap does not remain tight. I can loosen it with one finger, which means my daughter climbing in and out can bump it and loosen it. It also has loosened over time on it's on. When I first install it, it is a completely rock solid install, but if you pull back and forth on the seat a few times you can feel it loosening. I do not feel like my daughter is safe in this seat in a crash. (related vehicle information: Model year=2008, make=Toyota, model=Highlander).

- Prairieville, LA, USA

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