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Toyota Highlander repairs by problem area

Engine (27%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (5%)

Brakes and Traction Control (18%)

Suspension and Steering (14%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (22%)

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

Other (8%)

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Toyota Highlander electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (5%)

$1000 - $2499 (8%)

$500 - $999 (28%)

$100 - $499 (42%)

< $100 (16%)

Chart based on 97 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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2008 Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV

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

58000 mi

US $20
intermittent problems with console features turning off at random. mechanic found a loose connection and problem seems to be fixed.  
3720 mi Passenger seat airbag not working, seat was replaced. 
15000 mi Had a TSB installed to fix problem with alarm system intermittenly going off. Dealer replaced good latch sensor. 
96000 mi

US $900
Alternator and battery needed replacement 
6000 mi Smell emitted from air vents. Akin to mulch smell. Dealer replaced Hepa filter and treated system with Ozium. 
23000 mi Radio volume would not function with dial. It did function with steering wheel buttons. Dealer replaced radio under warranty. 

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2006 Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV

208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid CVT FWD

36000 mi Adjusted brake pedal for brake light switch to activate. 

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2005 Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV

230-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

46500 mi

C $3200
We found the heater to blow cooler air on passenger side than the drivers side to repair it was quoted at 3200.00. for a new one so, never fixed it. 

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2004 Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV

230-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

94860 mi

C $35
Air conditioner stops working. Added refrigerant with anti-leak. 
95480 mi

C $120
A/C failure did not last for a long time after repair. Will take it to shop this or next month. 
98580 mi

C $300
A/C system cleaned by shop, filled out with sealant and leak detector (UV dye). 
203360 mi

C $826
condencer replaced; eletrical issue with compressor is fixed 

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2004 Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV

160-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

100000 mi

US $250
Air temperature problem. Cold air blew out vents all time. Mechanic said it needed new computer board at cost of $1200. I ended up disconnecting actuator from air damper and now control air temp. by manually adjusting damper. 

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2001 Toyota Highlander

Engine not specified

142000 mi

US $1150
AC not coooling 

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2001 Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV

220-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

172000 mi

US $500
A/C condenser leak, replaced 
198000 mi

US $110
Reported AC inop, shop recharged system and found no obvious leaks. Dye was included in the refrigerant and an additional visit will be needed to check. 
200000 mi

US $400
Replaced leaking condenser 
200300 mi

US $500
Replaced AC compressor 
201000 mi AC not working, shop found that evaporator coil was cracked. Estimate of over $800, decided not to perform the repair. 
203000 mi AC never fixed. 

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Toyota Highlander Electrical Problems

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