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: The 2010 Highlander's rear liftgate thinks it's open when it's closed and then once it's actually open, you might not be able to shut it again. Remember folks, if your liftgate is stuck open for more than 4 hours, consult your mechanic.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
43,874 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.

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2010 Toyota Highlander Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #7

Apr 042013

Highlander 6-cyl

  • 34,782 miles


The other day I lowered the driver's side sun visor on my 2010 Toyota Highlander. When I tried to move the visor back to the up position I heard something pop or snap. As a result, the visor will no longer stay in the up position, unnecessarily obstructing my vision while driving. The service rep at the Toyota dealership told me the hinge was broken and that it will cost $300 (parts and labor) to replace the visor. When I checked the internet I learned that other people are reporting the same such problem.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #6

Mar 102013

Highlander 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
The driver's side sun visor fell down while driving and now won't stay up. This almost caused an accident as my visibility was cut off. Now I am unable to drive unless I somehow prop it up. This car is less than 3 years old and seems to be a problem for many Highlanders. This is a serious safety issue.

- Cumberland , ME, USA

problem #5

Feb 162013

Highlander 6-cyl

  • 58,000 miles
The driver side visor will not stay in position and falls down obstructing driver's view of the road. The vehicle is well maintained. Based on an internet search, this appears to be an issue with other Toyota as well.

- Valencia, CA, USA

problem #4

Jan 302013

Highlander 6-cyl

  • 32,000 miles


Driver side sun visor spring seems to be defective and the sun visor keeps falling down (does not stay in up position) blocking the visibility of the road. I called the dealer to verify if this was a recall issue and I was told that it is a common issue but not enough for a recall. The cost of replacing is an absurd!!!

- Hackensack, NJ, USA

problem #3

Jan 072013

Highlander 6-cyl

  • 38,225 miles
The spring in the visor no longer works it is falling down in the sightline of the driver. After looking on line this looks to be a common problem with Toyota.

- Weatherford, TX, USA

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problem #2

Jul 182012

Highlander 6-cyl

  • 43,000 miles
Drivers side sun visor drops down and will not stay in the up position obstructing my visibility.

- Middletown, DE, USA

problem #1

Jan 022012

Highlander 4-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
When driving on freeway my visor was brought down and it hung well below its normal position. This obstructs my vision when driving. Also, the visor does not return to its normal position when not in use. It hangs below its normal position by about two inches.

- Tujunga , CA, USA

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