really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
103,108 miles

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2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid electrical problems

electrical problem

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2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #5

May 302012

Highlander Hybrid 6-cyl

  • 93,800 miles


While driving vehicle had a loud pop sound occurred while driving 40/mph. Within 2 seconds vehicle slowed to about 5/mph allowing just enough time to get to the bike lane before coming to a complete stop. No vehicles were on same side of road allowed to jump to bike lane. Toyota of kearny mesa (san diego, ca) ran diagnostic on vehicle to determine that the hybrid inverter deadĚ. at this time they are still attempting to fix the vehicle.

- Anaheim, CA, USA

problem #4

Nov 192010

Highlander Hybrid

  • 25,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Highlander hybrid. While stopped at a railroad crossing, the contact stated that the vehicle stalled causing a train to hit it. The dealer was notified and the vehicle was awaiting inspection. The contact called the manufacturer who arranged an inspection. The vehicle had not been repaired. The current and failure mileages were approximately 25,000.

- Los Altos, CA, USA

problem #3

Oct 142010

Highlander Hybrid

  • 178,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Highlander hybrid. While driving approximately between 25-30 mph, the contact smelled a burning odor and noticed smoke emitting from the front driver side door. The vehicle was driven to the side of the road. Immediately the driver side door was opened and the automatic window switch exhibited severe melting. The wires were disabled and removed from the switch. The vehicle was being taken to the dealer for diagnosis. The failure mileage was 178,000.

- Springfield, VA, USA

problem #2

Nov 152009

Highlander Hybrid

  • 25,000 miles
My SUV starts itself without anyone or the key fob being anywhere near the vehicle. It has done this at least 9 times and happens anywhere and at any time of day or night. It is too dangerous to park in my garage so I leave it outside all the time. Toyota factory nor dealer have offered any suggestions to correct the problem. I want it recalled or bought back. It is unsafe to have a car that does this. Car has done this since Nov 2009 that I have noticed.

- Huntsville, AL, USA

problem #1

Apr 082010

Highlander Hybrid

  • miles
Toyota Highlander hybrid 2008 requires frequent jumping due to dead battery, this has been since I bought it, but more recently I have had to jump the car once a week.

- Pembroke, MA, USA

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