Notes: The 2010 Highlander's rear liftgate thinks it's open when it's closed and then once it's actually open, you might not be able to shut it again. Remember folks, if your liftgate is stuck open for more than 4 hours, consult your mechanic.


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

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2010 Toyota Highlander brakes problems

brakes problem

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2010 Toyota Highlander Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 132010


  • 400 miles


My wife and I have noticed that our new 2010 Highlander hybrid limited has a delay from the time you push the brakes to the time the brakes respond. This occurs consistently, especially at low speeds like when parking or stopping at a stop sign. I would guess that this is the same issue that the prius has. This could be a real safety issue--especially for pedestrians since the car takes more distance to stop due to this gap. My wife actually experiences a small surge prior to the gap in braking. I just did a quick web search and saw dozens of similar complaints from other Highlander hybrid owners. Thanks.

- Highland Park , IL, USA

problem #1

Feb 032010


  • 17 miles
2010 Toyota Highlander limited hybrid--braking problems. When the brakes are first applied, they are soft and mushy. If you slam on the brakes in an emergency, they stop, but in everyday stop and go traffic, the brake pedal goes down but doesn't seem to engage until you really put some weight on it. This has been going on since I bought the car 2 months ago.

- Greeley, CO, USA

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