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1.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
108,849 miles

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2007 Toyota Highlander Hybrid electrical problems

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2007 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #10

Dec 312013

Highlander Hybrid

  • 110,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Highlander hybrid. The contact stated that the hybrid system shut down and the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was repaired under NHTSA campaign number: 13V396000 (hybrid propulsion system), but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 110,000.

- Idaho Falls , ID, USA

problem #9

Jul 022013

Highlander Hybrid

  • 137,000 miles
Driving approximately 65 mph on a busy southern California freeway when I hear a popping sound and my car died. Was in the fast lane and had to move over to the right shoulder. Dangerous!!! could have gotten in a accident, but made it ok. Had to have the car towed. Was told that the hybrid inverter needed replacing. Never knew that Toyota was having a problem with the inverter, and have now been told that there was a recall on some 2007's, but my VIN number was not included in the recall and therefore not covered. Cost to replace inverter $9,000 to $11,000. Why wasn't my car included in the recall!! very obvious that the recall should have gone further to include mine. My problem is the same as everyone else is having. Please consider extending the recall.

- San Dimas, CA, USA

problem #8

Jun 172013

Highlander Hybrid 6-cyl

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Highlander hybrid. The contact stated that while driving approximately 25 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the hybrid inverter needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 100,000.

- San Gronimo, CA, USA

problem #7

Jun 112013

Highlander Hybrid

  • 120,000 miles

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

NHTSA action number : PE11005 exact same situation. This issue kills the car immediately with no time to prepare. I was very lucky as I was just entering onto the freeway. I drifted over to the right median. If I was in the middle or far left lane this would have been a major safety concern. There are more highlanders hybrids in my VIN range that are coming of age and should have these defective inverter assembly parts replaced asap.

- Thousand Oaks, CA, USA

problem #6

Aug 192012

Highlander Hybrid

  • 107,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Highlander hybrid. The contact was driving 50 mph when the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnosis and the contact was informed that the inverter failed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified but offered no assistance. The VIN was unavailable. The failure and current mileages were 107,000.

- San Francisco, CA, USA

problem #5

Aug 122012

Highlander Hybrid

  • 106,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Highlander hybrid. The contact stated that while driving 20 mph the vehicle stalled and failed to restart. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the hybrid inverter failed and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages was 106,000.

- Foster City, CA, USA

problem #4

Apr 262012

Highlander Hybrid

  • 113,990 miles

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

The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Highlander hybrid. The contact stated while driving 5 mph the vehicle stalled. The check vsc warning and power steering warning lamps illuminated immediately after the failure occurred. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who diagnosed that the inverter was defective and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and did not offer any assistance. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 113,990 and the current mileage was 114,000.

- San Diego , CA, USA

problem #3

Aug 302011

Highlander Hybrid 6-cyl

  • 127,000 miles
Driving on the 94 freeway West, the "check hybrid system" warning light came on. Car suddenly died unexpectedly. Was able to coast to the nearby exit - nearly hit by numerous vehicles. At the exit, the car was blocking traffic. People helped push the highlander to the side, where I called aaa. The highlander was towed to the Toyota el cajon dealership for repair. Toyota informed me the inverter had died. It would cost $9600 to repair because out of warranty. Toyota head office refuses to help. At 3.5 years old, the repair is worth more than the car. Other Highlander hybrids from 2007 were recalled for the same problem. The car cost $40,000 new at purchase in 2007. It should last more than 3.5 years. The inverter problem could have had deadly consequences.

- El Cajon, CA, USA

problem #2

Aug 152011

Highlander Hybrid

  • 119,500 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Toyota Highlander hybrid. The contact stated that while driving 35 mph, he heard a loud noise and the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer, who diagnosed that the inverter was defective and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but did not offer any assistance because the vehicle was not included in any recalls. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 119,500.

- Gaithersburg, MD, USA

problem #1

Jun 232011

Highlander Hybrid 6-cyl

  • 48,000 miles
While accelerating to approximately 40 mph from a standing stop at a traffic light in a zone merging 2 lanes to 1, my 2007 Toyota Highlander hybrid (`48,000 miles on odometer, I am original owner) experienced sudden and total power loss. I was able to pull off the road and had vehicle towed to dealer. They reported a failed inverter in the hybrid system and I am awaiting the part and repair. From my online research I understand this has been a problem with the 2006 and early 2007 models and that NHTSA may be investigating. Although no accident ensued this failure at speed in a lane merge was frightening, occurred without warning and could easily have resulted in a crash.

- Media, PA, USA

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