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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
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2008 Toyota Highlander seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2008 Toyota Highlander Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 112011

Highlander 6-cyl

  • miles


2008 Toyota Highlander. Attorney representing consumer writes in regards to seat belt malfunction and requests an investigation and reimbursement. As the consumer was driving on the highway, her son was secured in his car seat, playing quietly with the attached seat belt. At the point, the seat belt wrapped around his neck. The consumer pulled over and attempted to free her son from choking, she was unable to do so, although loosening the belt sufficiently allowed him to breath. First responders had difficulty removing the belt, finally they had to cut the seat belt to permit her son to be taken out of the seat.

- Hartford, CT, USA

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