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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,000 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.

2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid brakes problems

brakes problem

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2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 042010

Highlander Hybrid 6-cyl

  • 5,000 miles


I have a 2008 Toyota Highlander hybrid. Ever since it was new, it has inconsistent braking at slow speeds, like 20 mph and slower. When braking at slow speeds, if I hit even a small bump or pothole, the brakes momentarily release, and then will re-apply but will require much greater pedal pressure to get the same braking force. I had the dealer look at it but said nothing was wrong.

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #1

Jan 012009

Highlander Hybrid 6-cyl

  • 1,000 miles
Toyota Highlander hybrid 2008... brakes feel like they are not catching, especially if going over a bump. Happens frequently since first got the car new, one year ago. No accident.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

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