2009 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER VIN: JTEDA41A492002246

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Condition
Run & Drive
Damage
Collision
Title
Salvage

VIN JTEDA41A492002246 Decoding Toyota Vin Decoder

Error Text

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Make

TOYOTA

Manufacturer Name

TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC

Model

Highlander

Model Year

2009

Plant City

KYUSHU

Series

GSU40L/GSU45L/MHU48L/ASU40L

Trim

Base

Vehicle Type

MULTIPURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLE (MPV)

Plant Country

JAPAN

Plant Company Name

Toyota Motor Kyushu, Inc

Series2

Wagon body style

Note

Model: Highlander and Highlander Hybrid.

Body Class

Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV)/Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV)

Doors

5

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating From

Class 1D: 5,001 - 6,000 lb (2,268 - 2,722 kg)

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Drive Type

4x2

Engine Number of Cylinders

4

Displacement (CC)

2400.0

Displacement (CI)

146.45698582735

Displacement (L)

2.4

Engine Model

1AR-FE

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Engine Configuration

In-Line

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Type

Direct

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2009 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER Crash Test Score

0

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating 4x4
Rollover Star Rating 4x2
Rollover Risk:
17.4%

2009 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Standard
Head Restraint Not Available
Advanced Belt Feature Not Available
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Not Available
Seat Belt Reminder System Driver

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Curtain Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat, 3rd row
Torso Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements No

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Standard
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN JTEDA41A492002246

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

September 07, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11437828
Consumer Location: ALTON, KS
VIN: JTEEW44A292****

Summary of Complaint

Brake Actuator and Pump Assembly. If I drive the car Toyota has told me it could be catastrophic when the brakes stop while I’m driving. Yes, Toyota inspected and gave the quote to me. This vehicle had 446,000 others fixed (2008-2010) under a “warranty” instead of a “recall”! The car has not stopped yet working, it’s parked because I don’t want to die or kill anyone. I can still drive it maybe 20 mph without using any brakes. The closest store to buy food is 16 miles one way! Yes I have on the middle console screen: “BRAKE (in red) Brake Malfunction” which then says underneath that “Stop the vehicle in a safe place immediately, and contact a dealer.” “ABS Check ABS” and “Check Brake System” both of which say “Have your vehicle checked by a Dealer“. And on the dashboard it shows Lights (warning light in yellow with a !,) BRAKE in red, ABS (!), there’s actually a circle around the ! between the two ( ). Than the anti-brake symbol is on which is yellow with a car symbol and skidmarks behind it. I have attached the photo of the inspection bill and the text from the Toyota rep of how much it’s going to cost to repair. I did speak with the service manager, Steve, who told me that the NTSB is who decides if there should be a recall on this type of thing or not. I feel like if there were 446,000 cars fixed this is a huge issue! Mine should be included! I cannot drive the car so therefore I am stranded!

Components: ENGINE

July 30, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11427968
Consumer Location: MUSCATINE, IA
VIN: JTEES42AX92****

Summary of Complaint

Engine oil filler cap had interior motor part , melt through while driving , almost hurling all the way through , 2 inch cylindrical part viewed when opening hood to inspect damage . Braking , trac and vsc engaged and motor failed almost dieing , abs allowed brake pedal to go to floor with vehicle just stopping enough to move from traffic . No injuries and No collisions happened due to violent engine combusting or braking disabled , incident happened at 10 mph entering a parking lot .

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

December 15, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11422522
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: JTEEW41A192****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE OWNED MY 2009 HIGHLANDER HYBRID SINCE I PURCHASED NEW FROM DEALER IN JULY 2009. IN MID DECEMBER 2020 I NOTICED ON TWO SEPARATE OCCASIONS THAT WITH MY FOOT FIRMLY ON THE BRAKE PEDAL THE VEHICLE WOULD STILL BE MOVING A FEW FEET BEFORE STOPPING. NO WARNING LIGHTS SO I FIGURED NO BIG PROBLEM. IN JANUARY 2021 A WARNING LIGHT FLASHED ON FOR MAYBE 5 SECONDS REGARDING BRAKE PROBLEM. ON FEBRUARY 2ND I BROUGHT IT TO MY LOCAL TOYOTA DEALER TO ASSESS. THEY SCANNED IT AND DIDN'T RECEIVE ANY DTC CODES. I WAS ADVISED THAT MY FRONT BRAKE PADS WERE AT 4MM AND SHOULD BE REPLACED SOON. I DID THAT. VEHICLE DROVE WITHOUT INCIDENT UNTIL JUNE 20TH WHEN SEVERAL WARNING LIGHTS LIT UP. ABS, TIRE PRESSURE, BRAKES AND TRACTION. THE WARNING LIGHTS STAYED ON SO I BROUGHT MY HIGHLANDER BACK TO MY LOCAL TOYOTA DEALER. THIS TIME I WAS TOLD THAT DTC C1391 CAME UP. ABNORMAL LEAK IN ACCUMULATOR, REPLACE BRAKE ACTUATOR AND PUMP ASSEMBLY. THAT WOULD COME OUT TO $2901.24. TOYOTA HAD ISSUED A CUSTOMER SUPPORT PROGRAM BULLETIN REGARDING THE BRAKE ACTUATOR AND BRAKE BOOSTER PUMP ASSEMBLY. BUT FOR SOME UNKNOWN REASON, GIVEN THE DANGEROUS CONDITION A FAILURE WOULD PRESENT, THAT 100% COVERAGE OF REPLACEMENT EXPIRED ON DECEMBER 31, 2020. TOYOTA IS NOT MAKING ANY EXCEPTIONS ON THIS MATTER. IT APPEARS THAT TOYOTA IS PUTTING THEIR REPUTATION AS WELL AS DOLLARS AND CENTS AHEAD OF THEIR CUSTOMERS.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

November 12, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11390681
Consumer Location: AURORA, CO
VIN: JTEEW44A492****

Summary of Complaint

SEVERAL WARNING LIGHTS ILLUMINATED, TIRE PRESSURE, BRAKES, ABS, TRACTION, THEY ALL STAYED ON FOR A FEW MINUTES AND THEN WENT OFF. THE CAR SEEMED TO BE DRIVING NORMALLY. THIS HAPPENED A COUPLE TIMES, IT WAS NOT ALARMING, THE FIRST TIME THE LIGHT ILLUMINATED WAS APPROXIMATELY NOVEMBER 12TH, THE LIGHTS STAYED OFF FOR WEEKS AND IT HAPPENED AGAIN AROUND DECEMBER 11TH, THE THIRD TIME, JAN 14TH, I GOT THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALERSHIP. IT TURNED OUT TO BE THAT THE BRAKE ACTUATOR WAS LEAKING AND THE WHOLE BRAKE SYSTEM COULD FAIL. IT SEEMS HAZARDOUS AND EXTREMELY DANGEROUS THAT THE LIGHTS DID NOT STAY ILLUMINATED TO REFLECT THE SEVERITY OF THE SITUATION AND NOT A LOOSE FUSE OR TIRE PRESSURE ISSUE. I ASSUMED THAT SINCE THE LIGHTS WENT OFF, THERE WAS NO ISSUE WITH THE VEHICLE. IT IS A VERY COSTLY PART AND REPAIR AND TOYOTA IS AWARE THAT THE PART HAS BEEN PROBLEMATIC. THEY HAVE NOT NOTIFIED CUSTOMERS OF THE ISSUE SO TO LOOK OUT FOR THIS DANGEROUS ISSUE. THEY HAD EXTENDED THE WARRANTY ON THE PART YET GAVE NO NOTICE THAT THE PART WAS PROBLEMATIC AND TO BE AWARE OF THE ISSUE AND TAKE IT IN AT ONCE IF THE LIGHT EVER COMES ON. IT IS A SERIOUS ISSUE AND IT SEEMS THAT MORE SHOULD BE DONE ON TOYOTA'S PART TO ENSURE DRIVERS SAFETY. TO TOP IT ALL OFF THE WARRANTY EXPIRED DECEMBER 31ST, 2020. I GOT THE VEHICLE TO THE DEALERSHIP JAN 14TH 2021. TOYOTA IS MAKING NO EXCEPTIONS TO DELAYS WARRANTY COVERAGE CAUSED BY THE PANDEMIC. IT SEEMS LIKE THEY ARE PUTTING MONEY AHEAD OF SAFETY ON MORE THAN ONE LEVEL AND AHEAD OF CUSTOMERS.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ENGINE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

November 03, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11376111
Consumer Location: KINGSTON, NY
VIN: JTEEW44A692****

Summary of Complaint

3 TIMES OVER THE LAST MONTH, WHILE I WAS DRIVING MY VEHICLE, THE CAR SUDDENLY LOST POWER WHILE I WAS DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAY. ALL THE DASHBOARD LIGHTS FLASHED ON, CHECK ENGINE LIGHT AND WARNING LIGHTS ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE LOST POWER, THE ACCELERATOR WAS NOT WORKING, AND I WAS JUST BARELY ABLE TO PULL THE CAR OVER TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. CAR TURNED OFF AND WAS ABLE TO TURN BACK ON, NOW WITH ILLUMINATED CHECK ENGINE LIGHT AND CHECK HYBRID SYSTEM WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THIS IS A BIG SAFETY ISSUE AS THE CAR IS LOSING POWER IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD WHILE MY FOOT IS ON THE ACCELERATOR. THE FIRST TIME THIS HAPPENED I WAS ABLE TO PULL A COUPLE CODES FROM THE CODE READER. CODES WERE: U0001 & U0100 THE SECOND AND 3RD TIME THIS HAPPENED THERE WERE NO CODES COMING UP ON THE CODE READER.

Components: ENGINE

September 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11353224
Consumer Location: HANOVER PARK, IL
VIN: JTEDA41A292****

Summary of Complaint

BRIEF ENGINE KNOCK/RATTLE NOISE AT COLD STARTUP (1AR2AR) VDS(S):DA41A,ZA3EH WM(S)5TD

Components: ENGINE

May 15, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11339363
Consumer Location: GRAND RAPIDS, MI
VIN: JTEES43A592****

Summary of Complaint

OIL COOLER CONNECTED TO ENGINE BLOCK WITH A RUBBER HOSE. HOSE FAILED WITH OIL LEAK WHICH CAUSED LOSS OF ENGINE OIL. CAR TOWED AND REPAIRED BEFORE ENGINE SEIZED. IT APPEARS RUBBER HOSE WAS NOT PROTECTED FROM HEAT OF CATALYTIC CONVERTER AND RUBBER DEGRADED. VEHICLE WAS IN MOTION ON INTERSTATE HIGHWAY WHEN FIRST NOTICED LOSS OF OIL PRESSURE. ADDED OIL BUT OIL LOSS CONTINUED. WHEN WARNING LIGHT WENT ON SECOND TIME STOPPED VEHICLE AND TOWED TO SERVICE. EVENT OCCURRED ON MAY 15, 2020.

Components: STEERING

March 19, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11320422
Consumer Location: ASHLAND, KY
VIN: JTEES41A392****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2009 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE REVERSING OUT OF THE DRIVEWAY, THE STEERING CEASED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT ADDED EFFORT WAS NEEDED TO TURN THE STEERING WHEEL. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE OF A POWER STEERING FLUID LEAK. TOYOTA OF ASHLAND (3503 WINCHESTER AVE, ASHLAND, KY 41101 606-744-2727) WAS CONTACTED AND THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS EQUIPPED WITH AN ELECTRONIC POWER STEERING. THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE WIRING HARNESS AND STEERING MODULE NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS INFORMED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 127,000. *BF*TP

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

January 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11312122
Consumer Location: TOANO, VA
VIN: JTEEW44A092****

Summary of Complaint

FAULTY BRAKE ACTUATOR. THIS IS CAUSING THE VEHICLE CALIBERS TO ENGAGE WITHOUT TOUCHING THE BRAKE PEDAL..THE BRAKE STAYS STUCK CAUSING ONE OF THE FOUR TIRES TO DRAG.THIS IS A VERY DANGEROUS MALFUNCTION AND COULD CAUSE DEATH OR BODILY INJURY.

Components: ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL SERVICE BRAKES

February 03, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11308266
Consumer Location: LEBANON, TN
VIN: JTEEW44A792****

Summary of Complaint

ABS, TRACTION CONTROL, BRAKE MALFUNCTION LIGHT ON IN DASH DUE TO THE ABS BRAKE PUMP AND ACTUATOR NOT HAVING ENOUGH POWER AND A ABNORMAL LEAK. THE LIGHTS STAY ON FOR A DAY OR 2 AND GO OFF FOR ABOUT THE SAME TIME FIRST TIME LIGHTS CAME ON I HIT POUNDING WATER ON INTERSTATE ON MY WAY HOME FROM WORK AT AROUND 7PM AN LOST CONTROL OF THE VEHICLE. LUCKILY I DIDNT HIT ANYTHING. THE TRACTION CONTROL, ABS IS NOT WORKING. I HAVE SEEN WHERE THE 2008 MODELS HAVE BEEN RECALLED FOR THE SAME ISSUE.

Components: STEERING SEATS

January 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11299120
Consumer Location: KATY, TX
VIN: JTEES42A992****

Summary of Complaint

I KEEP MY CAR VERY GOOD IN MY LIFE . RECENTLY MY LIMITED HIGHLANDER 09 WITH 42.000 MILES START CLUNKING NOISE WHEN I MAKE A SLOW TURNING RIGHT , LEFT TO PARKING LOT AND EVERY WHERE WHEN I MAKE A TURN SLOWLY IT HAVE A CLUNKING SOUND. I THINK THAT I CAN PAY THE PART AND TOYOTA HAVE TO HAVE RECALL AND HELP ME TO FIX IT . IT IS DEFECT FROM TOYOTA.

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

June 12, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11298826
Consumer Location: SILVER SPRING, MD
VIN: JTEEW44A892****

Summary of Complaint

THE LIFE SPAN OF MY HEADLIGHTS AND HIGH BEAM IS VERY SHORT. I CHANGE THE BULBS AND AFTER 2-3 WEEKS, THEY STOP WORKING.

Components: ENGINE

July 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11258486
Consumer Location: DUMFRIES, VA
VIN: JTEDA41AX92****

Summary of Complaint

VVTI CAM GEAR ISSUE, MAKING GRINDING NOISE.VEHICLE JUST HIT 60,000 AND OUT OF WARRANTY. EARLIER TSB FROM TOYOTA DIDN'T COVER THIS SINCE THE VEHICLE DIDN'T SHOW ANY SIGNS.

Components: ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL SERVICE BRAKES

September 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11253911
Consumer Location: FORT BENNING, GA
VIN: JTEEW44A292****

Summary of Complaint

THIS IS FOR A 2009 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER HYBRID LIMITED WITH ABOUT 142000 MILES. THE VEHICLE HAS NOT BEEN IN ANY ACCIDENTS AND IS NOT ABUSED IN ANY WAY. ALL MAINTENANCE ARE UP TO DATE WITH THE MAJOR TIMING KIT REPLACED MOST RECENTLY AT ABOUT 140000. WHILE DRIVING THE VEHICLE ON NORMAL ROADS (SOMETIMES HIGHWAY, SOMETIME CITY ROADS), I GET THREE WARNINGS THAT POP UP AT THE CENTER SCREEN BETWEEN THE AIR VENTS; 1) CHECK ABS, 2) CHECK BRAKE SYSTEM, AND 3) BRAKE MALFUNCTION. FOR THE FIRST TWO WARNINGS, IT IS FOLLOWED BY "HAVE YOUR VEHICLE CHECKED BY DEALER." BUT, FOR THE THIRD WARNING, IT IS ACCOMPANIED BY "STOP THE VEHICLE IN A SAFE PLACE IMMEDIATELY AND CONTACT DEALER." THESE WARNINGS ALSO CORRESPOND TO THREE LIGHTS THAT POP UP BY THE SPEEDOMETER; 1) VSC, 2) ABS, AND 3) BRAKE. THE LIGHTS STAY ON FOR TWO TO THREE DAYS AT A TIME AND THEN WILL GO AWAY WITHOUT ANY REASONABLE EXPLAINATION. THIS HAPPENS ABOUT EVERY OTHER WEEK. I WAS UNABLE TO BRING IT TO A DEALERSHIP WHEN THE LIGHT IS ON AS I LIVE VERY FAR AWAY FROM THE DEALERSHIP. WHEN I CALL AND DESCRIBE THE WARNINGS, I AM TOLD THAT THIS MAY BE A PROBLEM WITH THE ACTUATOR AND IT IS COMMON. THE DEALER ESTIMATED THE COST TO BE AROUND $3500. I DID A QUICK SEARCH ONLINE AND FIND THAT THIS IS A COMMON PROBLEM AMONG SAME GENERATION HIGHLANDERS. I SHOULD NOT HAVE TO PAY FOR THIS AND THE MANUFACTURER NEEDS TO GET THE VEHICLE RIGHT. I FEEL UNSAFE DRIVING THIS VEHICLE WITH THE UNCERTAINTY OF BEING ABLE TO STOP SAFELY WHEN NECESSARY. I UNDERSTAND THAT TOYOTA HAD A RECALL ON THE BRAKE SYSTEM FOR THE PRIUS AND CAMRY, BUT DID NOT INCLUDE THE HIGHLANDER. THEY SHOULD HAVE SINCE THIS IS A SAFETY PROBLEM THAT IS COMMON WITH THE FIRST AND SECOND GENERATION HIGHLANDERS. PLEASE GET TOYOTA TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY BEFORE AN ACCIDENTS OCCURS. BRAKES ARE AN IMPORTANT SAFETY FEATURE THAT SHOULD NOT BE COMPROMISED.

Components: STEERING

September 05, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11253498
Consumer Location: APALACHIN, NY
VIN: JTEES41A992****

Summary of Complaint

A CLUNKING OR THUMPING NOISE COMES FROM THE LOWER STEERING COLUMN AS YOU MAKE A LEFT OR RIGHT HAND TURN. THE THUMPING NOISE HAS BEEN STEADILY INCREASING OVER THE PAST WEEKS.

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