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3.0

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,371 miles

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2011 Toyota Highlander Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #23

Mar 282016

Highlander

  • 40,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The driver side window is off the track and unable to roll up. Prior to the window falling off the track, the driver side window would make a popping noise and would rattle when going up or down. The issue is exactly like the 2010 NHTSA reference #10037962 and tsb reference #T-sb-0010-11.

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #22

Jan 012015

Highlander

  • 40,000 miles
Driver's side visor is broken and stuck at a 45 degree angle, and will not stay in the upright position, obstructing visibility when driving. This appears to be a design issue of this particular model, as there are many similar complaints once doing a simple internet search.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #21

Jul 242015

Highlander

  • 39,530 miles
Driver's side visor won't stay close to the ceiling.

- King City , OR, USA

problem #20

Apr 112015

Highlander

  • 69,125 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

As I attempted to lower the visor on the drivers side, the mechanism broke and it would neither stay or or down - blocking visibility. I know a couple of my friends who own Highlanders have had the same problem and the dealership I went to said that Toyota was going to do some type of "extended warranty" to cover the cost. How do I apply for that?

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #19

Jun 012015

Highlander 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,603 miles
The driver's side visor is stuck in the down position. This is creating difficulty seeing and I have hit my head on the visor a few times. I took the vehicle to Toyota expecting it to be covered under my extended warranty only to be told that the cost was roughly $230 for the part and an additional $30 to install. Clearly with this creating a visibility hazard and the sheer number of complaints this should be a factory recall....updated08/20/15 updated 11/27/15

- Pbg, FL, USA

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problem #18

Feb 102015

Highlander 6-cyl

  • 63,454 miles
The sun visor on the driver side failed and flipped down, it has since remained in the down position and no longer locks in place. I am taller than my wife so it is a problem for me when I drive her car. I just checked the forums and this is such a common problem that you can't even order replacement sun visors since they sellout very quickly.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #17

Oct 062014

Highlander

  • 70,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The sun visor popped when I was pulling it down to sheild my eyes and now it will not return to original position. Concern as it gets in my way when driving. This is the drivers side visor which I tend to hit my head on and have to move my seat lower in order to see properly. I took it to my dealership and they told me it would be $300 to fix. That is ridiculous as I feel this is a faulty part that could be a hazardous situation if not taken care of. Recal may be in order to correct this issue.

- Holyoke, MA, USA

problem #16

Dec 132014

Highlander 6-cyl

  • 20,000 miles
The driver side sun visor spring broke preventing the visor from either folding back up or coming down completely, causing a visibility problem and a safety hazard.

- Los Altos, CA, USA

problem #15

Nov 032014

Highlander 6-cyl

  • 35,200 miles
The driver side sun visor spring is broke so that visor blocks driver's vision causing potential safety issue. Stays in partially down position. Contacted dealer and Toyota customer care. There were over 300 sun visors on back order with no delivery promise date as production of visor has been halted. There are no repairs. Interesting to note that 17 of the 66 complaints in data base for Highlander are sun visor issues. Toyota customer care says no recalls, service bulletins. Dealer wants over $300 to repair, if he could get a visor. This clearly a generic issue with safety implications!

- Malta , NY, USA

problem #14

Aug 102014

Highlander 6-cyl

  • 63,000 miles
Driver-side sun visor broke and failed to stay in up position, blocking driver's view of road and creating a distraction. Car was brought into dealership for repairs on 16 August but service personnel indicated that they had no visors in stock. Ordered one that day but could not get the part until mid Sept. People at the dealership indicated that they were having trouble getting the part because this was a nationwide problem and supplier could not keep up with demand.

- Athens, GA, USA

problem #13

Sep 282013

Highlander 6-cyl

  • 32,800 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Driver side sun visor suddenly drops blocking view almost hitting a deer on the road. Sun visor (not use often) is now loose and will not go back in place. Sun visor now blocks view which dramatically increase the probability of an accident that could be fatal.

- Spokane, WA, USA

problem #12

Mar 312014

Highlander

  • 100,000 miles
The rear hatch door sensor goes off when the car makes a turn or is driven over bump. The dealership said the door sensor system must be replaced at an estimated cost of more than $700. Also, driver's side visor does not stay up. Cost to replace, $300.

- Huntingtown, MD, USA

problem #11

Jun 042014

Highlander 6-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
Driver side visor hangs down and will not return to up position. There have been several concerns of this type noted a on this database and this should be addressed as a safety recall issue since it obstructs driver visibility.

- South Weymouth, MA, USA

problem #10

Dec 252013

Highlander 6-cyl

  • 52,211 miles
Driver side visor will not stay up. Blocks drivers vision. Appears to be widespread failure since 2002. Toyota will not cover out of warrant, wants $650 for replacement part!!

- Columbia City , OR, USA

problem #9

Jan 152014

Highlander 6-cyl

  • miles
Driver side sun visor will no longer go up all the way. It is stuck partially up and has resistance. It is now only down and blocking my view of driving. This is safety issues and a recall ordered.

- N. Chelsmford , MA, USA

problem #8

Jan 162014

Highlander 6-cyl

  • miles
Driver side sun visor will no longer go up all the way. It is stuck partially up and has resistance. It is now only down and blocking my view of driving. This is a safety issue and need to be recalled.

- N. Chelmsford , MA, USA

problem #7

Dec 192013

Highlander

  • 63,000 miles
Sun visor will no longer go up all the way. It is stuck partially up and has resistance. It is now only down and blocking my view of driving.

- Elkhart, IN, USA

problem #6

Nov 292013

Highlander 6-cyl

  • 43,000 miles
The driver's side visor no longer stays up...it falls down halfway which is blocking my vision. This is a very dangerous safety concern. I called the dealer and was told it would have to be replaced for a cost of $318. This is outrageous and Toyota should be ashamed for not posting a recall on something so dangerous when there are so many complaints.

- Elgin, SC, USA

problem #5

Apr 182013

Highlander 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
Drivers side visor is broken & will not stay up! only remedy from Toyota dealership is to pay for another (probably defective) visor (parts & installation). This is definitely a safety hazard & Toyota needs to be professional enough to fix this problem (without charging their customers)! I'm extremely disappointed in this lack of quality from Toyota.

- Northport, AL, USA

problem #4

Oct 282013

Highlander

  • 46,230 miles
Drivers side visor is broken & will not stay up! only remedy from Toyota dealership is to pay for another (probably defective) visor (parts & installation). This is definitely a safety hazard & Toyota needs to be professional enough to fix this problem (without charging their customers)! I'm extremely disappointed in this lack of quality from Toyota.

- Grand Prairie, TX, USA

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