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:
37,000 miles

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2010 Toyota Highlander lights problems

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2010 Toyota Highlander Owner Comments

problem #4

May 042015


  • 54,000 miles


When stationary or driving, dashboard door-open light stays on. All dome lights stay on when driving unless turned completely off on dashboard but they will still flicker and warning sound will go on and off when driving, turning a corner, or going over a bump on any road. When locking the car with the door-remote, the warning sound goes on and stays on until car is unlocked. Car must be locked by hand to stop warning sound. Car was sent to Toyota repair center for electrical repairs, but this warning light issue was not repaired. There is a bump in the rear hatch from backing up in a garage. Service dept. Said rear door needed to be repaired because rear hatch would not close correctly. However, rear hatch has always closed and still closed. Toyota could not guarantee a new hatch or repaired body work would fix the problem. Warning lights problem started months before rear door issue. Toyota offered to turn warning sound off, but I feel it is a safety issue. I routinely checked if any door is open.

- Annapolis, MD, USA

problem #3

Sep 012015


  • 53,000 miles
Door sensors show door open, door chimes, and interior lights flash when in motion driving over light bump on all roads, highway or city streets. And/or when driving from the street into driveway at 1mph at all times as up over slight curb. Happens when I shift the gears into motion. Started in Sept. 2015 to current date.

- Annapolis, MD, USA

problem #2

May 302014

Highlander 6-cyl

  • 39,000 miles
We have a 2010 Toyota Highlander and the dome lights turn on & the door ajar alarm sounds while turning left & sometimes while turning right. This has also happened when rolling up or down the passengers side window. Took it to dealer & they could not diagnosed or repair it.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #1

May 182010


  • 2,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Toyota Highlander. The contact stated when the vehicle was parked he was notified that his headlights and brake lights were illuminated. The contact was able to shut the lights off; however, they came back on after they were shut off. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The failure and current mileages were approximately 2,000.

- Lisle , IL, USA

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