Recall List for the 2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Official recalls have been issued for the 2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.

Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local Toyota service department immediately!

If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call Toyota customer service.

  1. 2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM: INVERTER NHTSA Campaign #13V396000

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 04, 2013
    • Vehicles Affected: 133,081

    Summary: Toyota is recalling certain model year 2006-2010 Highlander hybrid vehicles manufactured February 16, 2005, through July 29, 2010; and model year 2006-2008 Lexus RX400h vehicles manufactured February 23, 2005, through December 2, 2008. The Intelligent Power Module (IPM) inside the inverter module may contain transistors that have higher operating temperatures than the solder can support and the transistors may be heat damaged by the solder. If this occurs, various warning lamps, including the malfunction indicator lamp, slip indicator light, brake system warning light, and master warning light, will be illuminated on the instrument panel.

    Consequence: The vehicle may enter a fail-safe/limp-home mode that limits the drivability of the vehicle. It is possible that the hybrid system will shut down while the vehicle is being driven, causing the vehicle to stall unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will replace the IPM free of charge. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331. Vehicles that had their IPM replaced under recall 11V-342 are not affected by this campaign. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #13V396000 »

  2. 2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING NHTSA Campaign #11V539000

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 09, 2011
    • Vehicles Affected: 420,326

    Summary: Toyota is recalling certain model year 2004 avalon vehicles; 2004 and 2005 Camry, Camry Solara, highlander, and sienna vehicles, 2006 Highlander hybrid; 2004 and 2005 Lexus ES330 and RX330; and 2006 Lexus rx400H vehicles manufactured from June 1, 2004 through March 31, 2005, equipped with the 1mz-fe or 3mz-fe engine. The amount of adhesive agent applied between the outer ring and the torsional rubber damper (inner ring) in the crankshaft pulley may be inadequate. If the adhesive is insufficient, there is a possibility that the outer ring may become misaligned and it may not properly rotate with the inner ring, causing noise and/or illumination of the battery discharge indicator light.

    Consequence: In some cases, the belt for the power steering pump may become detached from the pulley which could result in a loss of power steering and a sudden increase in steering effort, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will check the crankshaft pulley to identify whether it was produced by the U.S. supplier. If so, the dealer will replace the pulley with a new one at no charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during early January 2012. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #11V539000 »

  3. 2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid ELECTRICAL SYSTEM NHTSA Campaign #11V342000

    • Date Announced: JUNE 29, 2011
    • Vehicles Affected: 82,273

    Summary: Toyota is recalling certain model year 2006-2007 Highlander hybrid and Lexus rx400H passenger cars manufactured from February 16, 2005, through August 30, 2006. A module inside the inverter module may contain inadequately soldered transistors that during high-load driving, may be damaged by heat caused by the large current. If this occurs, various warning lamps, including the malfunction indicator lamp, slip indicator light, brake system warning light, and master warning light, will be illuminated on the instrument panel.

    Consequence: The vehicle may enter a fail-safe/limp-home mode that limits the drivability of the vehicle. It is possible that the hybrid system will shut down while the vehicle is being driven, causing the vehicle to stall unexpectedly, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Toyota/Lexus mailed an interim owner notification on July 19, 2011 to advise owners of this recall and the fact that they will receive a future notice when parts become available to complete repairs. Toyota dealers will inspect the hybrid inverter production number to determine whether the inverter contains suspect transistors and replace the module free of charge. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #11V342000 »

  4. 2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL NHTSA Campaign #11V112000

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 24, 2011
    • Vehicles Affected: 769,379

    Summary: Toyota is recalling certain model year 2004-2006 highlander, Highlander hybrid, and model year 2004-2007 Lexus RX330, RX350, and rx400H vehicles. If the forward retention clip used to secure the floor carpet cover, which is located in front of the center console, is not installed properly the cover may lean toward the accelerator pedal and interfere with the accelerator pedal arm.

    Consequence: If this occurs, the accelerator pedal may temporarily become stuck in a partially depressed position rather than return to the idle position. A stuck accelerator pedal may result in unintended and sustained vehicle speeds and make it difficult to stop, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

    Actions: Dealers will replace the floor carpet cover with a newly designed one free or charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during March 2011. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #11V112000 »

  5. 2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS NHTSA Campaign #09V223000

    • Date Announced: JUNE 15, 2009
    • Vehicles Affected: 27,080

    Summary: Toyota is recalling 27,080 model year 2005 through 2010 passenger cars built from September 1, 2005 to May 4, 2009. These vehicles were not equipped with load carrying capacity modification labels which fails to conform with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 110, "tire selection and rims."

    Consequence: Incorrect load carrying capacity modification labels could result in the vehicle being overloaded, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Toyota will notify owners and provide them with a new, accurate label to be installed over the inaccurate label free of charge. The safety recall began on August 18, 2009. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-888-270-9371. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #09V223000 »

  6. 2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL NHTSA Campaign #06V253000

    • Date Announced: JULY 13, 2006
    • Vehicles Affected: 367,594

    Summary: On certain sport utility and hybrid vehicles, the two retaining clips for the driver's side forward center console can become loose. If both clips separate from the floor carpet cover, the cover may lean toward the accelerator pedal, causing interference with the accelerator pedal rod.

    Consequence: This condition may interfere with the accelerator pedal returning to the idle position increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Dealers will replace the two floor carpet cover retaining clips free of charge. The recall began on July 24, 2006, and should be completed by early September 2006. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331 or Lexus at 1-800-255-3987. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #06V253000 »

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