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.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,000 miles

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2010 Toyota Highlander wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2010 Toyota Highlander Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 112011


  • 15,000 miles


The flares that are attached to the fenders keep coming off while driving. They have come off four times now and pose a safety threat to me and others on the highway. I currently have three flares taped to the vehicle to prevent their coming off while driving. If these flares come off it is possible they could hit other vehicles on the highway posing a threat to their safety.

- Hamburg, AR, USA

problem #2

Jul 092011


  • 7,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Toyota Highlander. While driving approximately 35 mph the contact smelled a burning odor. The vehicle began to vibrate causing the contact to stop the vehicle on the shoulder of the road. The contact noticed the rear passenger side tire appeared to have small holes in it and was extremely worn. The contact replaced the tire with the spare tire and drove the vehicle to the dealer. The technicians stated the failure may have occurred due to excessive temperatures. The contact stated the wheel may be defective and caused the tire to wear excessively. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 7,000.

- Milford, DE, USA

problem #1

Jan 112011


  • 5,000 miles
I purchased a 2010 Toyota Highlander from fredericksburg, Virginia location. The vehicle rode smooth until I had its first serviced at Toyota. The vehicle rode like a Jeep, rock and rolling, at normal driving speed and highly at low speed. All this started after the first vehicle service. I traded in my 2006 for 2010 and it had the same problem. For the 2006, I purchased new rims, tires, lugs, wheel balancing and full front end alignment. The vehicle still rode the same rocking and rolling. In the past, I have work as system engineer on a military project. The vehicle had problems with its tracks, the problem the lugs not being adjusted the same on each wheel resulting in track breaking or damage. The same for any vehicle that has lugs and wheel. Back to my 2010, bottom line is each wheel must be torque the same. If each wheel is torque different or each tug, than the vehicle will have a rocking and rolling affect. All vehicle service says, it's the wheel, but no one ever torque the lugs resulting in the same rock and rolling affect. Understanding the basics of lug adjustment can save customers, money, time and easy fit. [xxx] parts of this document have been redacted to protect personally identifiable information pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Spotsylvania, VA, USA

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