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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
60,200 miles

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2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 132012

Highlander Hybrid 6-cyl

  • 60,200 miles


Depressed accelerator after being stopped at traffic light. Car jerked forward, stopped and would not restart. Warning messages for the hybrid system (message was 'stop immediately and notify dealer'), brake system and 4 wheel drive. Car was towed to dealer who determined it was failure of hybrid inverter requiring complete replacement. I'm concerned because this sound similar to issues reported for 2006 and 2007 highlander models.

- Gig Harbor, WA, USA

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