pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,626 miles

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2006 Toyota Highlander engine problems

engine problem

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2006 Toyota Highlander Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 052011

Highlander 6-cyl

  • miles


Toyota or the dealer has failed to remedy the defect (accelerator pedal) within a reasonable time for my 2006 Highlander.

- Roseville, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 082007

Highlander 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,252 miles
I accelerated to avoid a collision at low speed in an intersection. The car hesitated about 2 seconds after I pressed the gas pedal, then lurched forward, spinning the drive wheels. The length of delay or hesitation in response to accelerator input is frequently there, but is somewhat unpredictable, making stop-and-go traffic performance dangerous. Poor performance of the cruise control function is probably related to this defect. The car was returned to the dealer for service at 1500 miles. The dealer did a thorough check of the equipment and found no defective parts. Dealer states that there are no service bulletins for this problem, in spite of the fact that Toyota has acknowledged this problem and promised to fix it since December 2004. This is a serious problem. Had the pavement been wet, I could have lost control of the vehicle. Fortunately, in the incident described, the other driver was able to avoid a collision. Next time, I might not be so lucky.

- Bellevue, WA, USA

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