hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
68,872 miles

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2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid suspension problems

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2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 032011

Highlander Hybrid 6-cyl

  • 82,117 miles


I am the original owner of this vehicle. This vehicle is used on standard Suburban and highway paved roads. No dirt or special condition driving. In March 2011 at about 82,000 miles, the front wheels started making a grinding noise which was noticeable at speeds of 35mph or greater. The dealer replaced the right front hub and bearing assembly. This solved the problem. Then at 87,943 miles in September 2011, the same grinding noise happened to the rear wheels. The dealer replaced the left and right rear hub assemblies and bearings. This solved the problem. I have never owned a car that had 3 out of 4 wheel hub assemblies and bearings break.

- Westlake, OH, USA

problem #2

Sep 082010

Highlander Hybrid

  • 124,500 miles
Have a Toyota 2006 Highlander hybrid and was driving the car less than a week ago and was on the parkway doing 65 in the middle lane and car started to decelerate, lost the power steering, could not brake nor was I able to push the pedal for the gas. Able to get to the shoulder and car stopped. Put it in drive and went to restart car, would not turn on the entire dashboard lit up with check hybrid system, check vsh, brake light etc..... brought to a Toyota dealership Thursday, still no word. States it might be an electrical problem part is approximate. 1500 to start. Theycannot even evaluate the car till they place this part in. Sounds costly to me. Went on another website, appears that other owners of the 2006 Highlander hybrid have had similar problems when they are over 100,000 miles. October 4 email:"finally got my car back after 3 weeks. They put in a new control panel and inverter, I paid $1400 for the control panel and was compensated for the $8800 inverter. Plus they fixed a steering wheel recall and the rear brakes were shot (my fault). [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Croton On Hudson, NY, USA

problem #1

Jul 112009

Highlander Hybrid

  • miles
2006 Toyota highlander hv. Consumer writes to inform of complaint regarding just tires and the work carried out on her vehicle the consumer purchased four new tires from just tires at a cost of $612.12. Nine months later, after experiencing the tires sliding in the rain, the consumer took the vehicle to a Toyota dealership to be inspected. The dealership informed the consumer the tires were completely bald and too dangerous to drive on. The consumer then returned to just tires and she was told the cause for the wear was due to the wheels not being aligned. However, according to the original paperwork, it stated check vehicle for alignment which was to be a free service included in the tire purchase and no one mentioned to her there was an alignment problem. The consumer is seeking a refund, however Goodyear offered her $292 which was less than half of what she spent. Updated 06/21/10.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

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