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2013 Toyota Highlander repairs by problem area

Engine (11%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (15%)

Brakes and Traction Control (11%)

Suspension and Steering (4%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (44%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (7%)

Other (7%)

Chart based on 27 repairs.
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2013 Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV

270-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Toyota Highlander in Wisconsin, United States
Sep 2015 - Dec 2016
Jun 2016

55000 mi
Drivers side window noisy when closing. Window drive mounting bolts needed tightening 
Toyota Highlander in California, United States
Sep 2015 - Dec 2016
Feb 2016

31700 mi
computer 
Toyota Highlander in Texas, United States
Dec 2013 - Aug 2014
May 2014

2000 mi
Battery had to be replaced 
Toyota Highlander in Wisconsin, United States
Feb 2013 - Dec 2016
Jun 2015

55000 mi
Water pump failed Rear wiper failed. Replaced 
Dec 2016

94000 mi

US $300
Front brake job. They were worn out. 
Toyota Highlander in Florida, United States
Jan 2013 - Dec 2016
Jan 2014

11700 mi
Defective windshield replaced under warranty. Windshield cracked from the edge up toward the center and left under the rear view mirror. Windshield was either defective glass or damaged during manufacture. Replaced without any problems. 

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2013 Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV

270-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Toyota Highlander in Colorado, United States
Mar 2014 - Apr 2016
Apr 2016

36000 mi
Bad battery cell. Dealer replaced battery under warranty. 
Toyota Highlander in Washington, United States
Nov 2013 - Dec 2016
Dec 2015

55000 mi
Rear differential pinion seal replaced. Could see fluid blowback upon inspection 3 months earlier; subsequent visit showed it to be quite wet. Sign of a problem applies, but there were no non-visual/mechanical symptoms. 
Toyota Highlander in California, United States
Jan 2013 - Dec 2016
Dec 2013

12000 mi
Tire pressure monitoring system required recalibration for persistent warning light 
Dec 2016

62000 mi

US $175
Driver side window motor 
Toyota Highlander in Ontario, Canada
May 2015 - Dec 2016
Jul 2016

35940 mi

C $850
Rear brake replacement and rotor servicing 
Toyota Highlander in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2013 - Dec 2016
Jul 2016

35800 mi
Rear strut failed. Both were leaking fluid. Both rear struts replaced under warranty. 
Toyota Highlander in New York, United States
Jan 2013 - Mar 2016
Jul 2013

5700 mi
door locks not working properly 
Toyota Highlander in Alabama, United States
Aug 2015 - Aug 2015
Aug 2015

50000 mi
Lots of air noise from day one 
Toyota Highlander in New York, United States
Dec 2013 - Sep 2016
Jun 2015

35000 mi
Replaced rear wiper motor 
Toyota Highlander in Connecticut, United States
Nov 2012 - Mar 2016
Jan 2015

31700 mi

US $60
battery terminals excessively corroded leaving a white mess on each. Mechanic said it was due to 2 different metals in contact with each other while acid leaked from battery. Told me Toyota does not support a sealed battery for vehicle. 
Toyota Highlander in Virginia, United States
Nov 2013 - Dec 2016
Jan 2015

24700 mi
Speaker passenger side sounds broken especially when using cell phone over system. 
Dec 2016

56000 mi
Tsb for whine around 40 mph. Transmission replaced under warranty. 
Toyota Highlander in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2013 - Dec 2016
Nov 2013

3720 mi
Replace loose driver's side grip assist handle, adjust top of driver's side door to eliminate wind noise. 
Aug 2014

13040 mi
Brake booster noisy. 
Sep 2014

14260 mi
Headlight assy. defect required replacement and trim piece due to corrosion. 
Jul 2015

24760 mi
Rear wiper seized, replaced linkage and motor. 

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2013 Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV

245-horsepower 3.5L V6 Hybrid CVT AWD

Toyota Highlander in New York, United States
Oct 2013 - Dec 2016
Feb 2014

3000 mi
Check Engine Light came on with message on display to "Check Hybrid System". 
Toyota Highlander in Wisconsin, United States
Feb 2013 - Dec 2016
Sep 2014

18000 mi
Auxiliary battery shorted out 
Toyota Highlander in Montana, United States
Dec 2014 - Dec 2016
Dec 2016

32000 mi
Loud whine from hybrid drive train under light load, speeds 35 to 50 mph. Dealer acknowledges noise but says it is not sufficient to warrant repair. Pursuing with Toyota national now. 

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2013 Toyota Highlander Repair Histories

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