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Toyota Highlander Electrical Problems

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1033 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Toyota Highlander. 92 of these members (8.9%) have reported electrical repairs for their car. A total of 117 electrical repairs to Toyota Highlanders--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Toyota Highlander electrical repair cost distribution

Chart based on 88 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   Passenger seat airbag not working, seat was replaced. 
15000   Had a TSB installed to fix problem with alarm system intermittenly going off. Dealer replaced good latch sensor. 
96000 US $900 Alternator and battery needed replacement 
6000   Smell emitted from air vents. Akin to mulch smell. Dealer replaced Hepa filter and treated system with Ozium. 
23000   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   A/C failure did not last for a long time after repair. Will take it to shop this or next month. 
98580   A/C system cleaned by shop, filled out with sealant and leak detector (UV dye). 
203360   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   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   Replaced leaking condenser 
200300   Replaced AC compressor 
201000   AC not working, shop found that evaporator coil was cracked. Estimate of over $800, decided not to perform the repair. 
203000   AC never fixed. 

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