CarComplaints.com Notes: 2008 is the first year of the 2nd generation Highlander, & it may be a model year to avoid as Toyota most likely worked out some production quality issues with the new model.

The 2009 Highlander is the has far fewer complaints.

7.3

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
$4,400
Average Mileage:
65,350 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. put in new timing kit (1 reports)
2008 Toyota Highlander engine problems

engine problem

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2008 Toyota Highlander Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 172015

Highlander Limited V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I took my 2008 Highlander for an oil change July 6. I was thinking about a new car but kept my car. On July 17 my engine died. I don't trust the service department. I was thinking about a newer car but I won't support crooks. I will shop at a more honest and reliable dealership. STAY AWAY from Westbury Toyota!!!!!

- maaleka, Lynbrook, NY, USA

problem #2

Jan 122015

Highlander Sport 3.2L

  • Manual transmission
  • 37,282 miles

No help at dealership, just ongoing, excuses but no resolution.

- lui21fl, Panama City, FL, USA

problem #1

Sep 062011

Highlander ES 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,667 miles

If your oil baffle brakes off on a Toyota and damages the engine Toyota will not cover any of the repairs.

- danswanson, Winter Park, FL, USA

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