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2006 Toyota Highlander Brakes Problems and Repair Histories

99 TrueDelta members own a 2006 Toyota Highlander. 12 of these members (12.1%) have reported brakes and traction control repairs for their car. A total of 14 brakes and traction control repairs to 2006 Toyota Highlanders--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2006 Toyota Highlander problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2006 Toyota Highlander problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2006 Toyota Highlander problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2006 Toyota Highlander repairs by problem area

24% of the 2006 Toyota Highlander repairs were to the engine, 7% to the transmission, 30% to the brakes, 13% to the suspension, 13% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 2% to the body and trim, and 11% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 46 repairs.

2006 Toyota Highlander brakes and traction control repair cost distribution

Of the 2006 Toyota Highlander brakes and traction control repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 17% cost less than $100, 17% between $100 and $499, 33% between $500 and $999, 17% between $1000 and $2499, and 17% more than $2500.

Chart based on 6 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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Repair costs are in local units.

2006 Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV

215-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

Toyota Highlander in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2007 15500    
31000 523 Replaced rear brake pads and calipers and refinished rotors. 
 

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2006 Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV

208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid CVT AWD

Toyota Highlander in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
50 Purged brake actuator as recommended by Toyota dealer to address actuator squeak issue. Process was not successful. Was informed I need a new actuator at ~$2000 repair cost. 
82000  
Toyota Highlander in Washington, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2009 21000    
22000 0 VSC light and message on dashboard. Dealer stated "brake accumulator" needed replacing. 
49000  
Toyota Highlander in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2007 26000    
27000 0 ALL brake warning lights appeared on the dashboard along with "CHECK VSC SYSTEM". I had only manual (push pedal HARD) brakes. Dealer replaced ABS Actuator under warranty and paid 2 days of rental under warranty. 
81000  
Toyota Highlander in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 25000    
30000 0 TSB on brake actuator getting air trapped a causing it to clunk during braking. Bleading of the brake system provided a temporary fix, but it will need to be redone again as the noise has returned. 
31000 0 Brake Actuator is still having issues with trapped air causing a malfunction. 
35000 0 Brake Actuator is still having issues with trapped air and Toyota has not fix in place. I have been told it's a non-safety issue and can not be repaired. 
83000  

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