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2006 Toyota Highlander repairs by problem area

Engine (28%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (22%)

Suspension and Steering (12%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (19%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (2%)

Other (11%)

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2006 Toyota Highlander brake repair cost distribution

$2500+ (9%)

$1000 - $2499 (27%)

$500 - $999 (27%)

$100 - $499 (27%)

< $100 (9%)

Chart based on 11 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2006 Toyota Highlander

Engine not specified

51000 mi

US $2500
Brake pads replaced and Rotors surfaced. Cost almost twice what you said it would for the brake repair.  

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2006 Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV

215-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

57440 mi

C $600
Uneven break pad wear in the rear. Needed new rear disks and pads. 
31000 mi

C $523
Replaced rear brake pads and calipers and refinished rotors. 
76000 mi

US $80
Brake pads needed to be replaced at 75000 miles. 
166500 mi Reported leak in ABS module - waiting to determine the extent before repairing. 

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2006 Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV

208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid CVT FWD

91000 mi

US $1600
Break actuator fail again in a year. 
93600 mi

My ABS started malfunctioning, driving was ok except for odd noises and choppy brakes at very low speeds. Had to replace the ABS which is very costly at the dealership, so I bought it used instead. 
156000 mi

US $75
Replaced front brake pads. 
162000 mi

US $600
Rear brakes due. 
153000 mi

US $250
Had to replace all four brake pads, retuned rotors. First time to do any brake work. 
53000 mi

US $600
Repair Front and Rear brakes. This was the first set. Lots of city driving. Mechanics avg 35-40k before first pair. 

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2006 Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV

208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid CVT AWD

38500 mi

US $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. 
140000 mi

US $1200
3 of the 4 brake calipers seized. had to replace all pads, rotors, and 3 calipers. 
120000 mi

US $550
pads replaced, rotor resurfaced 
30000 mi 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 mi Brake Actuator is still having issues with trapped air causing a malfunction. 
35000 mi 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. 
26000 mi

US $450
Front brake pads worn 
37000 mi

US $500
Rear rotors and pads had to be replaced due to rust due to infrequent use of vehicle. 
22000 mi VSC light and message on dashboard. Dealer stated "brake accumulator" needed replacing. 
27000 mi 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. 

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