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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,153 miles

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2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 102012

Highlander Hybrid

  • 41,006 miles


The front passenger side assist handle broke in two places. This handle is attached over the door, inside the car, near the edge of the roof. The cause appears to be metal fatigue due to significant stress on the handle over (3+) years of use by the passenger while entering and exiting.

- Rhinebeck, NY, USA

problem #1

Dec 012008

Highlander Hybrid

  • 1,300 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Highlander hybrid. The vehicle was purchased new in December of 2008. The contact noticed paint chipping from the driver's side door and rear door. She also noticed corrosion underneath the paint. She took the vehicle to the dealer and they stated that the corrosion was caused by brake dust. They stated that they could give the vehicle an acid wash. The contact will notify the manufacturer. The failure mileage was 1,300 and current mileage was 15,000.

- Holden , MA, USA

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