Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
72,000 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.

2011 Toyota Highlander Hybrid engine problems

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2011 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #1

May 032014

Highlander Hybrid 6-cyl

  • 72,000 miles


My Highlander hybrid: Pushed start button, and behaved normally. Upon being placed in gear, the vehicle attempted to accelerate as if the gas pedal was pushed to the floor. Only heavy brake pressure prevented a seriously dangerousness condition of full acceleration in a small parking lot. When placed in park, the throttle reduced to idle. I repeated the action of placing the car in gear (either reverse or drive), and again, the throttle advanced to a full acceleration mode. Again, only very heavy pressure on the brake prevented uncontrolled acceleration. I parked the vehicle, and called my local Toyota dealer. After being placed on hold several times, I left a voice mail with the service department. I also went online to Toyota to the customer hotline, and left a detailed email with VIN, problem description, and expressed a concern for a serious safety defect.

- San Carlos, CA, USA

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