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.


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,000 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 272011

Highlander 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Highlander. While the vehicle was parked the contact stated he was attempting to reposition the front passenger side tire with the jack holding the vehicle up. The jack slipped from underneath the vehicle while the contact was underneath the vehicle. The contact was not injured. The passenger side fender and the bottom molding were damaged. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and a case was filed. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000. Updated 07/08/11 the repairs were completed on June 2, 2011

- Lakewood, CO, USA

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