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.


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,000 miles

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2010 Toyota Highlander electrical problems

electrical problem

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2010 Toyota Highlander Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 152011

Highlander 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Toyota Highlander. The contact stated that the battery died prematurely. The dealer made two attempts to duplicate the failure by changing the battery. On the third occasion, the contact notified the manufacturer who advise that the vehicle needed to be driven at least 15 miles per day to prevent the battery from going dead because of the dessert-like climate in which the contact resided. The vehicle was not further repaired. The current mileage was 11,200 and the approximate failure mileage was 8,000. Updated 01/05/12 the consumer stated Toyota finally inspected the vehicle and determined the battery needed to be recharged.

- Palm Desert, CA, USA

problem #1

Feb 102010


  • miles
2010 Toyota Highlander. S10 appropriate handling- letter from regarding Toyota problems the consumer stated the vehicle was delivered to him and his wife during the sales suspension period of Toyota vehicles without the accelerator recall work being completed. Also, after owning the vehicle for five days, the vehicle would not start. The dealer stated the battery was defective and needed to be replaced.

- Brookfield, WI, USA

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