really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
650 miles

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2006 Toyota Highlander brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Toyota Highlander Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 302006


  • miles


2006 Toyota Highlander hybrid had problems with brakes and steering going out at the same time*** the vehicle was involved in an accident. When the consumer slammed on the brakes there was no pulsating sensation, as expected when the ABS activates. The consumer believes the brakes and steering failed at the same time. The vehicle coasted about 150 feet until it impacted another vehicle.

- Vancouver, WA, USA

problem #1

Sep 302006

Highlander 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,300 miles
: the contact stated while making an emergency stop after traveling 25 mph, the steering wheel locked up when the brakes were applied. The steering remained locked after the collision, although there was insufficient damage to interfere with the wheels. No injuries were sustained. A police report was taken and the vehicle was towed to the service dealer. The manufacturer was notified and an investigator was sent to inspect the vehicle. Updated 10/30/06. The consumer the ECU has bee replaced three times. The last replacement occurred on February 9, 2009. The consumer also remembered when he slammed on the brake, there was no pulsating sensation in the pedal as there should have been with a vehicle that has ABS. Updated 04/08/10.

- Vancouver, WA, USA

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