2006 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER VIN: JTEDW21A260007068

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Damage
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VIN JTEDW21A260007068 Decoding Toyota Vin Decoder

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Make

TOYOTA

Manufacturer Name

TOYOTA MOTOR NORTH AMERICA, INC

Model

Highlander

Model Year

2006

Plant City

MIYAWAKA

Series

MHU23L/MHU28L

Trim

STD

Vehicle Type

MULTIPURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLE (MPV)

Plant Country

JAPAN

Plant Company Name

Toyota Motor Kyusyu, Inc.

Plant State

FUKUOKA

Series2

Wagon body

Note

GVWR=5710 lbs.

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

Number of Seats

7

Drive Type

4x2

Engine Number of Cylinders

6

Displacement (CC)

3300.0

Displacement (CI)

201.37835551261

Displacement (L)

3.3

Engine Model

3MZ-FE + 1JM, 2FM

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Engine Configuration

V-Shaped

Fuel Type - Secondary

Electric

Electrification Level

Strong HEV (Hybrid Electric Vehicle)

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

2006 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%

2006 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
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
Torso Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Yes

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 JTEDW21A260007068

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

November 29, 2010
NHTSA ID Number: 10369429
Consumer Location: IRVINE, CA
VIN: JTEDW21A260****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER HYBRID. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 55 MPH WHEN THE BEGAN VEHICLE LOOSING POWER. THE HYBRID WARNING LIGHT WAS ILLUMINATED AND THE VEHICLE THEN STALLED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED AS A FAILURE IN THE BATTERY CELL. THE DEALER ADVISED THE CONTACT THAT THE INVERTER WOULD NEED TO BE REPLACED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE DEALER HAD REPLACED THE BATTERY A FEW MONTHS PRIOR TO THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER ENGINEER INSPECTED THE VEHICLE AND ADVISED THAT THE TOWING COMPANY CAUSED MORE DAMAGED TO THE VEHICLE BATTERY WHILE ATTEMPTING TO GET THE VEHICLE STARTED. THE FAILURE AND THE CURRENT MILEAGE WAS 29,500.

Components: STEERING

September 30, 2009
NHTSA ID Number: 10286107
Consumer Location: BLOOMINGTON, IN
VIN: JTEDW21A260****

Summary of Complaint

TL*THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER HYBRID. WHILE DRIVING 25 MPH HE LOST POWER STEERING. AS A CONSEQUENCE, IT BECAME DIFFICULT TO CONTROL THE STEERING WHEEL. THE DEALER WAS NOTIFIED AND A TECHNICIAN CONCLUDED THAT THE RACK AND PINION, AND ELECTRICAL MOTOR NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE FAILURE AND CURRENT MILEAGES WERE 61,000.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL SERVICE BRAKES

December 18, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11413884
Consumer Location: BAKERSFIELD, CA
VIN: JTEDW21A460****

Summary of Complaint

THE BRAKE ACTUATOR IS FAILING AND IS MAKING LOUD NOISES. THE CAR DOES NOT BRAKE NORMALLY. I HAVE REPORTED BRAKING PROBLEMS SINCE I BOUGHT THE VEHICLE IN 2007. WHEN IT HITS A BUMP IT ACCELERATES AND I MUST STAND ON THE BRAKES SO I DO NOT HIT SOMEONE. IT LURCHES FORWARD WHEN IT HITS A POTHOLE OR SOME KIND OF OBSTRUCTION IN THE ROAD. WHEN I WORKED DOWN NEAR THE BUS STATION I WOULD HIT THE AREAS IN THE ROAD WHERE THE BUSES CREATED BUMPS IN THE ROADWAY AND IT WOULD LURCH FORWARD. I REPORTED THIS NUMEROUS TIMES AT NORTH BAKERSFIELD TOYOTA. I RECENTLY WENT IN TO REPORT THE NOISE I WAS HEARING AND THEY FINALLY FIGURED OUT THAT THE BRAKE ACTUATOR IS FAILING. I WAS TOLD THAT IT WAS NOT A HAZARD BUT THEY COULD NOT TELL ME WHEN IT WILL TOTALLY FAIL. I BELIEVE IT IS A SAFETY HAZARD AND THERE HAS BEEN A PROBLEM FROM DAY ONE

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

January 01, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 11413142
Consumer Location: EULESS, TX
VIN: JTEGD21A060****

Summary of Complaint

HAVE HAD BRAKE ACTUATOR MALFUNCTION/FAILURE FOR A VERY LONG TIME. STARTED WITH NOISES AND HAS PROGRESSED TO WARNING LIGHTS AND ALMOST COMPLETE BRAKE FAILURE. HAVE CONTACTED LEXUS BC IT A RX400H AND NOT A HIGHLANDER BIT THEY RESPECTFULLY DECLINE TO GET INVOLVED. HAD CALLED OVER A YEAR AGO. HAD CATASTROPHIC BRAKE FAILURE THAT ALMOST CAUSED AN ACCIDENT WITH OTHER MOTORIST AND AM NOW PAYING 3000 TO HAVE THE BRAKE ACTUATOR REPLACED THAT THEY HAVE BEEN TOLD ABOUT FOR YEARS AND REFUSED TO FIX AND CONSISTENTLY REMIND ME I DON'T SERVICE MY VEHICLE AT A DEALERSHIP FOR NORMAL MAINTENANCE. THE PREVIOUS OWNER NEVER RECIEVED NOTICE OR A WARRANTY CAMPAIGN AND ULTIMATELY RID THEMSELVES OF IT BECAUSE OF THE ISSUE AND PRICE OF THE BRAKE ACTUATOR TO BE FIXED.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES FORWARD COLLISION AVOIDANCE

April 19, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11412982
Consumer Location: OLD FORT, TN
VIN: JTEEW21A860****

Summary of Complaint

MY ABS, VSC, (I), AND EMERGENCY BRAKE DASH LIGHTS ARE ON CONTINUOUSLY. IT IS VERY HARD TO STOP THE CAR AS IT FEELS LIKE THE BRAKE ISN'T ENGAGING. WHEN IT DOES ENGAGE YOU ARE JERKED FORWARD.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL SERVICE BRAKES

March 24, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11405584
Consumer Location: FLEMING ISLAND, FL
VIN: JTEEW21A460****

Summary of Complaint

THE VSC LIGHT, ABS LIGHT, CHECK ENGINE LIGHT AND SOUND IS ARE ON. THE CODE IS BACK AS WELL C1391 FOR THIS BRAKE ACTUATOR. IT IS A WELL KNOWN PROBLEM WITH TOYOTAS . THIS WAS FIXED ONCE ALREADY BY TOYOTA DEALER AND FAILED AFTER 40K MILES AGAIN. HOW CAN A PART HAS FAILED AGAIN IN SUCH A SHORT TIME AND MILES? THIS IS A COMMON PROBLEM AND WE CAN'T GET HELP FROM TOYOTA COMPANY OTHER THAN TO PAY FOR THEIR LACK OF QUALITY ON PARTS? I CAN'T AFFORD $4000 PLUST TO FIX A PART THAT ONLY LASTED 40,000 MILES. WHEN IS TOYOTA GOING TO DO A RECALL ON THIS PART AND FIX IT FOR GOOD?

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

February 23, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11404407
Consumer Location: POUGHKEEPSIE, NY
VIN: JTEEW21A260****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING 25 MPH DOWN A HILL, WHILE DEPRESSING THE BRAKE PEDAL, THE BRAKE PEDAL WENT TO THE FLOOR AND THE VEHICLE HESITATED AND STARTED MAKING AN ABNORMAL SOUND. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THERE WAS NO WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT REGAINED CONTROL AND STOPPED THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO DCH WAPPINGERS FALLS TOYOTA (1349 U.S. 9, WAPPINGERS FALLS, NY 12590, (845) 288-0892) WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED WITH NEEDING THE BRAKE ACTUATOR TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS INFORMED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 191,000.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

February 26, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11399721
Consumer Location: PARIS, TX
VIN: JTEDW21A360****

Summary of Complaint

THE VSC LIGHT, ABS LIGHT AND NOW THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT IS ON. THE CODE COMES BACK TO C1391 WHICH IS THE BRAKE ACTUATOR. IT IS A KNOWN PROBLEM WITH TOYOTA THAT OCCURS @118,000 MILES. I WAS TOLD IT WAS GOING TO COST $4,000, BUT THEY FINALLY ONLY MADE ME PAY FOR THE LABOR AND TAX. HOWEVER, IT HAS NOW BEEN 30,000 MILES LATER AND THAT PART HAS FAILED AGAIN. I CAN'T AFFORD $2500-$4000 TO FIX A PART THAT ONLY LASTS 30,000 MILES. I HAVE SEEN THIS COMPLAINT OVER AND OVER. CAN WE GET SOME HELP??

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

February 06, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11395172
Consumer Location: TODD, NC
VIN: JTEEW21A160****

Summary of Complaint

LOUD CONTINUOUS BEEP BEGAN IN CAR WITH NO INDICATION AS TO WHAT IT WAS. WAS DRIVING AT 40 MPH, LET OFF GAS TO GET READY FOR TURN, HIT BRAKES AND THERE WEREN'T ANY. WAS ABLE TO SAFELY MERGE BACK INTO TRAFFIC AND DECELERATE ENOUGH TO TURN ONTO THE NEXT STREET. DIAGNOSED AS FAILED BRAKE ACTUATOR ASSEMBLY.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

January 10, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11388955
Consumer Location: CHICAGO, IL
VIN: JTEEW21A460****

Summary of Complaint

BRAKES ARE FAILING AND WHEN I BRAKE AT A STOP LIGHT, THE BRAKES SEEM LIKE THEY ARE NOT ACTIVATING AND ARE DANGEROUS BECAUSE I CANNOT STOP IN TIME. TOYOTA MUST REPLACE THIS OTHERWISE IT IS A HUGE SAFETY ISSUE IF BRAKES FAIL.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

January 04, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11387048
Consumer Location: JENSEN BEACH, FL
VIN: JTEEW21AX60****

Summary of Complaint

VSC LIGHTS CAME ON. EVENTUALLY LOST ALL BRAKES. THE ABS ACTUATOR ASSEMBLY HAD FAILED. I WAS DRIVING SLOW ENOUGH TO BE ABLE TO PULL OVER SAFELY. THIS HAS BEEN REPORTED SO MANY TIMES HERE BY DIFFERENT PEOPLE, WHERE IS THE RECALL ON THIS PART?!?! TOYOTA HAD ISSUED AN EXTENDED WARRANTY COVERING THIS PART BECAUSE THEY KNEW THERE WERE PROBLEMS WITH IT. THANK GOD THERE WASN'T AN ACCIDENT, GRATEFUL NO ONE WAS HURT. SICKENED I WASTED MY MONEY ON THIS VEHICLE. NEVER BUYING ANOTHER TOYOTA.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ENGINE

January 04, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11386550
Consumer Location: LITTLE NECK, NY
VIN: JTEEW54A860****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS ON THE HIGHWAY DRIVING AND ALL THE DASH LIGHT CAME ON AND THE CAR STALLED WHILE I WAS GOING 60MPH.

Components: POWER TRAIN ELECTRICAL SYSTEM FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

April 12, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11385175
Consumer Location: PHILADELPHIA, PA
VIN: JTEEW21A160****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING MY VEHICLE ALL THE LIGHTS ON MY DASHBOARD ILLUMINATED. MY VEHICLE LOST POWER AND I HAD TO PULL OVER. IT DIED THERE. I WAS ON BELFIELD AVE AND GRATZ STREET IN PHILADELPHIA, PA . I SUBSEQUENTLY HAD IT TOWEDBACK TO MY RESIDENCE.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

September 07, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11376015
Consumer Location: NEW MARKET, AL
VIN: JTEDP21A860****

Summary of Complaint

AFTER BEING DRIVEN OR IDLING FOR AWHILE, THE CAR STARTS CUTTING OUT. IT ACTS LIKE IT ISN'T GETTING GAS. I HAVE TO PUMP THE ACCELERATOR OR PUSH IT TO THE FLOOR. HILLS ESPECIALLY CAUSE IT TO STALL. IT WAS SO BAD, I HAD IT TOWED. THE SCAN SHOWED A OXYGEN SENSOR PROBLEM. HAD THAT REPLACED. IT DROVE OK FOR AWHILE. IT HAS RESUMED THE STALLING. WHEN I READ THE RECALL, IT SOUNDED LIKE MY CAR WOULD BE INCLUDED. THE VIN # SHOWS IT NOT BEING ON THE LIST. PLEASE VERIFY BECAUSE IT CUTS OUT, ACTING LIKE IT ISN'T GETTING FUEL. THE AREA I WAS IN WAS A COUNTRY ROAD WITH NO SHOULDERS TO PULL OFF ON. IT ALSO HAPPENED ON A 4 LANE HIGHWAY. IF IT IS NOT A RECALL, ANY SUGGESTION WILL BE APPRECIATED. THE EXACT DAYS IN SEPTEMBER ARE AN EDUCATED GUESS. THANK YOU.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

October 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11363458
Consumer Location: KEAAU, HI
VIN: JTEEW21A760****

Summary of Complaint

UNLIKE TRADITIONAL VEHICLES WHERE YOU STILL HAVE SOME STOPPING ABILITY WHEN POWER BRAKING FAILS THIS HYBRID HAS NO BRAKES. WHAT HAPPENED? THAT'S PRETTY SIMPLE I WAS DRIVING AND THEN I HAD NO BRAKES WHILE I WAS STILL MOVING. I WAS GOING 25 MILES AN HOUR AND ALL THE OTHER CARS WERE GOING 25 MILES PER HOUR. THE CAR IN FRONT OF ME STOPPED TO LOOK AT THE FLOWERS AND I LAID ON MY HORN LUCKILY THE ONCOMING CAR RECOGNIZED THE SITUATION AND PULLED OVER JUST ENOUGH TO ALLOW ME TO STRADDLE THE YELLOW LINE AND PASS THE STOPPED CAR WITHOUT CRASHING. THE PARKING BRAKE DIDN'T HELP MUCH BUT EVENTUALLY STOPPED ME ABOUT A QUARTER-MILE LATER DOWN A SLIGHT HILL. DEALER WANTS $3,500 TO REPLACE THE BRAKE ACTUATOR WHICH THEY HAD ORIGINALLY OFFERED TO REPLACE FREE AS AN EXTENDED WARRANTY BUT THE PROBLEM DIDN'T CREEP UP UNTIL THE EXTENDED WARRANTY EXPIRED. I HAVE NO DOUBT PEOPLE ARE DYING BECAUSE OF TOYOTA'S DESIGN FLAW.

Components: ENGINE

September 30, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11362166
Consumer Location: NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR
VIN: JTEEW21AX60****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT AN UNDISCLOSED SPEED, THE VEHICLE LOSS MOTIVE POWER AND STALLED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE FORWARD GEARS WERE INOPERABLE HOWEVER, THE REVERSE GEAR WORKED AS DESIGNED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO MARK MCLARTY TOYOTA 4336 LANDERS RD, NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR 72117 (501) 753-0400 BUT WAS NOT DIAGNOSED NOR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 150,000.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

September 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11355346
Consumer Location: ELIZABETH, NJ
VIN: JTEEW21A760****

Summary of Complaint

ABS ACCUMATOR STOPPED WORKING

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM VISIBILITY/WIPER

April 15, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11352174
Consumer Location: YUMA, AZ
VIN: JTEDP21A560****

Summary of Complaint

MY 2008 HIGHLANDER ONLY HAS 130,000 MILES, YET THE DRIVER'S SIDE VISOR DROPS AND FALLS UNEXPECTEDLY WHILE DRIVING, THUS CAUSING A DRIVING SAFETY HAZARDTHE VEHICLE IS ACCIDENT FREE. I HAVE CODES CHECK ENGINE, VSC AND TRAC OFF. GAS CAP WAS REPLACED WITH NEW OFFICIAL TOYOTA MATCHED PART & SYSTEM CHECKED BUT PROBLEM FOUND - THIS DISPLAY LIGHT COMBINATION IS COMMON ON TOYOTAS AROUND THIS TIME.. MY GAS MILEAGE & ACCELERATION PERFORMANCE IS NEGATIVELY AFFECTED. INABILITY TO PROPERLY ACCELERATE CREATES A DANGER FOR INABILITY TO AVOID COLLISIONS.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

August 11, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11348947
Consumer Location: MOREHEAD, KY
VIN: JTEEW21A760****

Summary of Complaint

ABOUT A WEEK AGO, I WAS DRIVING MY TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2006 AND EVERYTHING WAS PERFECT. ON MONDAY, OUT OF THE SUDDEN THE DASH TURNED TO A CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTS + VSC SYSTEM. I WAS TERRIFIED SO I CALLED MY LOCAL TOYOTA DEALERSHIP AND TOOK AN APPOINTMENT. WENT THERE THE NEXT DAY AND THEY MADE ME WAIT 6 HOURS AND TOLD ME IT HAS BRAKE ACTUATOR ASSEMBLY PROBLEM AND TO GET IT FIXED, I HAVE TO PAY $2,246. AS A COLLEGE STUDENT THIS IS VERY PRICY. IT PUTS ME IN A MAJOR STRESS. AFTER I TOLD THEM I CAN'T OFFERED IT, I WAS TOLD IT'S SAFE TO DRIVE IT, NOTHING GOING TO HAPPENED BUT A A WEIRD FEELING ON THE BRAKE. AFTER RESEARCHING, I FOUND OUT IT'S VERY DANGEROUS TO DRIVE IT LIKE THAT. I FELT LIKE TOYOTA WANTED ME TO PUT MYSELF IN DANGER. I'M SCARED TO DRIVE THIS CAR RIGHT NOW. I LOST MY FATHER LAST WEEK AND WITH THIS PROBLEM, I FEEL VERY BAD. PLEASE HELP.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

July 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11344162
Consumer Location: PITTSBURGH, PA
VIN: JTEEW21A960****

Summary of Complaint

THE ABS ACTUATOR MAKES LOUD NOISE ANYTIME YOU STEP ON BRAKES. MAKES SOUND STATIONARY OR IN MOTION.

Components: ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL SERVICE BRAKES

July 20, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11343839
Consumer Location: JOPLIN, MO
VIN: JTEEW21A060****

Summary of Complaint

THE BRAKE ACCUMULATOR/ACTUATOR IS A DEFECTIVE PART AND TOYOTA HAS REFUSED TO HONOR THE REPAIR. THEY MANIPULATED OWNERS BY HAVING A WARRENTY SUPPORT PROGRAM WITH END DATES, INSTEAD OF HAVING A RECALL ON IT. WHICH IS WHY WHEN I RESEARCHED BEFORE I BOUGHT, IS NOT LISTED ON CAR FAX. THE WARRANTY SUPPORT WAS BEFORE I PURCHASED VEHICLE AND PREVIOUSLY IT WAS EITHER IGNORED OR MISSED BETWEEN OWNERS. THEY HAVE HAD MANY OF THESE AND GET AWAY WITH IT. RIGHT NOW THERE IS A CLASS ACTION FILED IN OHIO OVER THIS SAME ISSUE WITH OTHER CARS. IT IS A $3000 DOLLAR PART AND NOT A KNOB ON RADIO. IT IS A SAFETY ISSUE DUE TO IT BEING PART OF THE BRAKING SYSTEM. I'VE SEEN WHERE THE SUPPORT PROGRAM SAID MILES DIDN'T MATTER BUT WHEN TALKING TO TOYOTA THEY SAY 114,000 MILES. THE CAR IS A 2006, YEAH THAT'S REASONABLE, EVEN FOR 2017/18 LETTER. WHILE DRIVING THE VSC ALARM SYSTEM COMES ON AND THE BRAKING BECOMES DIFFICULT. THE PUMP HAS ALWAYS MADE A SOUND BUT WAS TOLD BY DEALER IT WAS THE SECURITY ALARM SYSTEM MAKING THE NOISE. IT HAPPENED IN 2019 ALSO, THE ALARM, BUT REPAIR SHOP SAID IT WAS CALIPERS, SO PAID $800 TO HAVE THEM REPLACED WITH PADS. ITS ALWAYS MADE NOISE BUT THE ALARM SYSTEM STARTED BACK UP AGAIN LAST MONTH. NOW WITH RESEARCH ON MY OWN, I KNOW EXACTLY WHAT IT IS BUT TOYOTA SAID THEY SENT LETTER TO PREVIOUS OWNER AND SORRY ABOUT MY LUCK! THIS HAS RENDERED THIS VEHICLE WORTH $5500, WORTHLESS. CANT TRADE IN A VEHICLE LIKE THIS AND LOST MY INCOME FROM DELIVERY WITH IT. I HAVE CHECKED OFF EVERYTHING THAT WOULD APPLY IF IT WAS A RECALL BUT SINCE THE SUPPORT PROGRAM HAS AN END DATE TO GET OUT OF TOYOTA EVER BEING RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR DEFECTIVE PART, THEY PUSH IT OFF ON OWNERS. I'M JUST LUCKY, I HAVE A CDL AND GOOD DRIVER AND HAVE NOT HAD AN ACCIDENT WITH IT. I FILED A COMPLAINT WITH TOYOTA AND THEY JUST SWIPED ME AWAY AS ANOTHER POOR SUCKER THAT DIDN'T FIGURE IT OUT BEFORE I PURCHASED.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

July 31, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11342837
Consumer Location: LINCOLNWOOD, IL
VIN: JTEDW21A160****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE BEEN HAVING PROBLEMS WITH THE BRAKE ACTUATOR, ABS WHICH FAILED PREMATURELY. I HAVE CONTACTED TOYOTA IN JULY 2019 AND WAS TOLD THE EXTENDER WARRANTY CAMPAIGN EXPIRED IN DEC 2018. THE REFUSED TO COVERED THE COST OF THE REPAIR. $1,186.19 FOR THE PART PLUS $653. 00 FRO THE INSTALLATION. AFTER THE REPAIR WAS DONE THE NEW BRAKE ACTUATOR PUMP STILL DOESNT WORK PROPERLY. WHEN TRYING TO BRAKE ON UNEVEN ROAD , MANHOLE COVERS OR OVER BUMPS FEELS LIKE WHEN I BRAKE I AM HITTING ACCELERATOR AND BRAKE TAKES TIME TO KICK IN..I HAVE FOUND MYSELF IN DANGEROUS SITUATIONS. THIS CAR WAS PURCHASE FOR MY 16 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER AND I DONT FEEL COMFORTABLE LETTING HER DRIVE THIS CAR.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

March 15, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11340353
Consumer Location: SANDY, UT
VIN: JTEEW21A660****

Summary of Complaint

BRAKE ACTUATOR WENT OUT, I HAD READ THIS IS AM ONGOING ISSUE WITH THIS VEHICLE. I TRIED TO SEE IF I QUALIFIED FOR A COVERED REPAIR AND WAS TOLD IT HAD ENDED.

Components: ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL SERVICE BRAKES

July 06, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11338207
Consumer Location: COLFAX, WA
VIN: JTEDW21A060****

Summary of Complaint

THE BRAKE ACTUATOR ASSEMBLY HAS GONE OUT AT 135000 MILES. IT INTERFERS WITH BRAKING. THE BRAKES LOCK UP FREQUENTLY AND CAR WILL ALMOST HOP TO A HALT. IT IS QUITE CONCERNING AND SCARY WHEN IT OCCURS.

Components: STEERING VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

May 21, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11325484
Consumer Location: AUGUSTA, GA
VIN: JTEDW21A860****

Summary of Complaint

ONCE AFTER PARKING AND THEN TWICE WHILE DRIVING ON A HIGHWAY, THE CHECK HYBRID SYSTEM LIGHT, THE VSC LIGHT, THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT, AND THE CAUTION LIGHT ALL ILLUMINATED AND THE VEHICLE LOST ALL POWER INCLUDING STEERING ASSISTANCE . EACH TIME REQUIRING MULTIPLE KEY TURNS TO RESTART THE VEHICLE INTO LIMP HOME MODE. THIS VEHICLE HAS BEEN REPAIRED ONCE BEFORE FOR A SIMILAR ISSUE WHICH OCCURRED WHILE DRIVING UP A HILL IN MODERATE TRAFFIC. THE TANK IS FULL OF FUEL, THE TIRES ARE LESS THAN A YEAR OLD, AND THE VEHICLE UNDERGOES REGULAR MAINTENANCE(WHICH INCLUDES A NEW BATTERY AS THE ONE BOUGHT FROM TOYOTA HAD A FEW DEAD CELLS AFTER ONLY A YEAR OR TWO). I'VE READ MULTIPLE COMPLAINTS ABOUT THIS ONLINE WHILE SEARCHING FOR THE UNDERLYING ISSUE AND THERE SEEMS TO BE A RELATED RECALL THAT DOESN'T INCLUDE MY VIN. *TR

Components: SUSPENSION STRUCTURE

May 13, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11324451
Consumer Location: WEYMOUTH, MA
VIN: JTEEP21A360****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS VERY WELL KEPT AND THAT THE UNDERCARRIAGE OF THE VEHICLE WAS REGULARLY WASHED AND SERVICED HOWEVER, THE UNDERCARRIAGE BECAME VERY CORRODED. THE SUBFRAME AND FRONT SUSPENSION OF THE VEHICLE SHOWED AN EXCESSIVE AMOUNT OF RUST. NEITHER THE DEALER NOR THE MANUFACTURER WERE NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 256,000.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

May 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11323617
Consumer Location: FEDERALSBURG, MD
VIN: JTEDW21A160****

Summary of Complaint

MY 2006 HIGHLANDER HYBRID BRAKE LIGHTS CAME ON AND HAD NO BRAKES. TOOK TO A MECHANIC WHO CLEARED THE CODES AND AFTER 24 HOURS THEY CAME BACK ON. CALLED TOYOTA AND THEY SAID THE WARRANTY EXPIRED IN 2017 FOR THAT EXTENDED WARRANTY. I WAS QUOTED ALMOST $2500.00 TO GET IT FIXED. TOYOTA SAID THEY CAN'T DO ANYTHING ABOUT THE PRICE. NOW I HAVE A VEHICLE I AM MAKING PAYMENTS ON THAT ISN'T SAFE TO DRIVE CAUSE I HAVE NO BRAKES. *TR

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

April 17, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11321849
Consumer Location: SAN DIEGO, CA
VIN: JTEDW21A960****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN DRIVING DOWN HIGHWAY AND NEEDING TO SUDDENLY BRAKE, ABS LIGHT AND CHECK VSC SYSTEM LIGHTS CAME ON, THE CAR DID BRAKE IN TIME. HOWEVER, SOON AFTERWARDS THE BRAKES DID NOT IMMEDIATELY ENGAGE WHEN REVERSING OUT OF PARKING SPACE OR ANYTIME WHEN PRESSING BRAKES WHILE REVERSING.

Components: ENGINE

March 05, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11317248
Consumer Location: VICTORVILLE, CA
VIN: JTEEW21AX60****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT 75 MPH, THE VEHICLE STALLED WITH SEVERAL UNKNOWN WARNING LIGHTS ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE POWER STEERING AND BRAKES STILL OPERATED AS INTENDED HOWEVER, THE VEHICLE FAILED TO RESPOND WHEN THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED. THE CONTACT COASTED TO THE SHOULDER AND CHECKED THE FLUID LEVELS IN THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT RESTARTED THE VEHICLE AND THE VEHICLE OPERATED AS INTENDED. THE VEHICLE WAS DIAGNOSED BY AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC HOWEVER, THE FAILURE COULD NOT BE DUPLICATED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE ENGINE WAS REPLACED SEVERAL MONTHS PRIOR TO THE FAILURE. NEITHER THE DEALER NOR THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 290,000.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

January 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11315824
Consumer Location: CUMMING, GA
VIN: JTEDW21A660****

Summary of Complaint

THE ABS PUMP AND MODULE ARE DEFECTIVE

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

October 10, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11310179
Consumer Location: SUMMERFIELD, NC
VIN: JTEEW21A560****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WITH THE VEHICLE IN REVERSE, THE BRAKE PEDAL WAS DEPRESSED BUT FAILED TO OPERATE AS INTENDED. THE BRAKE FAILURE WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED AND REMAINED ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS SHIFTED INTO PARK TO STOP THE VEHICLE. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO (RICE TOYOTA 2630 BATTLEGROUND AVE, GREENSBORO, NC 27408) TO BE DIAGNOSED. THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE BRAKE ASSENTURA NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE CONTACT WAS ALSO INFORMED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS NO LONGER UNDER WARRANTY SINCE THE 150,000 MILES HAD BEEN EXCEEDED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE INFORMED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS UNKNOWN.

Components: VISIBILITY/WIPER

February 01, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11306848
Consumer Location: LAS VEGAS, NV
VIN: JTEDP21A260****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE SUN VISOR FAILED. THE CONTACT ADVISED THAT THE SUN VISOR WAS PREVIOUSLY REPLACED. HOWEVER THE REPAIR DID NOT CORRECT THE FAILURE. THE SUN VISOR FAILED TO STAY SECURED AND OBSTRUCTED THE DRIVER'S VIEW. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AUTO NATION TOYOTA DEALER (6300 WEST SAHARA AVENUE, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89146, PHONE NUMBER (866)-314-3304). FOR INSPECTION THE DEALER ADVISED THAT THE SUN VISOR ASSEMBLY NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS CONTACTED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

April 07, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 11302901
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: JTEDW21A360****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2006 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING AT VARIOUS SPEEDS THE VEHICLE MADE AN ABNORMAL SOUND AND WHILE DEPRESSING THE BRAKE PEDAL. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE LUNGED FORWARD. THE CONTACT ALSO STATED THAT THE SOUND WAS PRESENT WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS STOPPED WITH THE GEAR SHIFT LEVER IN THE PARK POSITION. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A CERTIFIED TOYOTA MECHANIC TO BE DIAGNOSED. THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE FAILURE WAS DUE TO A FAILED BRAKE ACTUATOR ASSEMBLY. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THIS ISSUE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 65,000.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

January 06, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11299058
Consumer Location: MARTINEZ, CA
VIN: JTEDW21A760****

Summary of Complaint

06 HIGHLANDER HYBRID AND AM UNABLE TO FILL GAS TANK WITHOUT NOZZLE CLICKING OFF THIRTY OR MORE TIMES. DOESN'T SEEM TO MATTER WHAT ANGLE, BRAND OF GAS OR DISTANCE. -- MY TECHNICIAN SAID A NEW GAS TANK NEED TO BE REPLACE AND IT COST $1700... THIS PARTS SHOULD BE A SAFETY MEASURE AND WORK DURING THE LIVE OF THE VEHICLE.... TOYOTA SELL ME DEFECTIVE FUEL TANK.

Components: STEERING

November 15, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11297554
Consumer Location: BRANCHBURG, NJ
VIN: JTEEP21AX60****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING, WE (MULTIPLE DRIVERS) EXPERIENCE INTERMITTENT LOSS OF POWER STEERING AT SLOW TO MODERATE SPEEDS (BELOW 30 MPH). WE HAVE CHECKED THE FLUIDS AND ALL LOOKS GOOD. THE MECHANIC CANNOT PINPOINT THE ISSUE AND I'VE NOTED THAT MULTIPLE PEOPLE ON THE INTERNET HAVE EXPERIENCED THE SAME ISSUE. THE ISSUE OCCURS VERY SPORADICALLY AND MAY GO DAYS WITHOUT RECURRENCE. IT HAS OCCURRED DURING TURNS AROUND THE CORNER AS WELL AS DURING LANE CHANGES.

Components: ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL SERVICE BRAKES

December 16, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11297471
Consumer Location: CHESAPEAKE, VA
VIN: JTEDW21AX60****

Summary of Complaint

ONGOING ISSUE WITH GENERATION 1 HIGHLANDER HYBRIDS AND PRIUS FROM SAME DATE RANGES. A WARRANTY ADJUSTMENT HAS ALREADY BEEN ISSUED AND ENDED. THE ABS BRAKE ACCUMULATOR GETS AN INTERNAL LEAK CODE C1391. REDUCED BRAKING, ESC, BRAKE AND OTHER LIGHTS COME ON. MANY OF THOSE REPAIRED UNDER WARRANTY ARE ALREADY FAILING A SECOND TIME. VEHICLE IS DANGEROUS TO DRIVE SINCE IT CAN BE DRIVING PERFECTLY AND FAIL WHILE IN MOTION CAUSING DANGEROUS BRAKING CONDITIONS.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES

July 25, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11281213
Consumer Location: NEW BRAUNFELS, TX
VIN: JTEEW21A660****

Summary of Complaint

I PURCHASED THIS VEHICLE FROM A PRIVATE USED CAR LOT. THEY TOLD ME ALL SERVICE WAS COMPLETED THROUGH TOYOTA SO I HAD FAITH IN TOYOTA REPAIRING ANY PROBLEMS, WITHIN THE FIRST YEAR THE ABS SYSTEM STARTED MAKEING STRAINGE NOICES AND THE BREAKS WERE NOT VERY EFFEECTIVE, I HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO CONTINUE DRIVING SINCE THIS IS MY FAMILY PRIMARY VEHICLE AS A RETIRED DISABLE VET, I CALLED TOYOTA AND THEY TOLD ME TOO BAD THAT THE PREVIOUS OWNER COULD OF HAD THE EXTENDED WARENTIY BUT THEY DIDNT DO IT, NOW IM STUCK DRIVING A DANGERIOUS VEHICLE WITH MY FAMILY WHICH INCLUDES 2 BOYS THAT ARE SPECIAL NEEDS AND MYSELF A 100% DISABLED VET. NOT HAPPY WITH TOYOTA.

Components: AIR BAGS

April 03, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11194517
Consumer Location: DURHAM, NC
VIN: JTEGP21A560****

Summary of Complaint

MY 2006 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER'S AIRBAGS DID NOT DEPLOY IN ACCIDENT.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM VISIBILITY/WIPER

September 03, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 11192100
Consumer Location: MILLIS, MA
VIN: JTEGD21A560****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN IS THERE GOING TO BE A RECALL FOR THE POWER WINDOWS??? THERE WAS A RECALL FOR 2007 HIGHLANDERS- IN 2012, 2 MONTHS BEFORE I COMPLAINED TO TOYOTA, THEY HAD NO COMPLAINTS !!THIS IS A SAFETY HAZARD, THERE ARE SOOO MANY COMPLAINTS. I CURRENTLY HAVE 2 WINDOWS THAT DON'T WORK,THEY WERE STUCK IN THE DOWN POSITION, BOTH OF THE MOTORS HAVE BEEN DISCONNECTED. THE 3RD WINDOW WORKS WHEN IT WANTS TO. MY CAR CURRENTLY HAS @ 88,000 MILES. THE VISORS DON'T STAY UP, ANOTHER SAFETY HAZARD !!! ALSO WAY TOO MANY COMPLAINTS.

Components: ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL SERVICE BRAKES

March 08, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11185662
Consumer Location: SPRING, TX
VIN: JTEDW21AX60****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING STRAIGHT ON THE MAIN ROAD COMING TO A STOP LIGHT.THE VEHICLE WOULD NOT STOP AFTER PRESSING ON THE BRAKES SEVERAL TIMES. THERE ARE SEVERAL LIGHTS ON THE DASH:BRAKES,TRACTION CONTROL, 2 YELLOW EXCLAMATION MARKS ONE INSIDE A TRIANGLE AND THE ,ABS. THE MECHANIC IS SAYING THE BRAKE ACTUATOR IS FAULTY AND NEEDS TO REPLACED.

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