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2011 Toyota Highlander Problems and Repair Histories

46 TrueDelta members own a 2011 Toyota Highlander. 16 of these members (34.8%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 18 repairs to 2011 Toyota Highlanders--an average of 0.4 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2011 Toyota Highlander problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2011 Toyota Highlander problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2011 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 2011 Toyota Highlander repairs by problem area

6% of the 2011 Toyota Highlander repairs were to the transmission, 6% to the brakes, 11% to the suspension, 17% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 44% to the body and trim, and 17% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 18 repairs.
Non-members can see only ten 2011 Toyota Highlander problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2011 Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV

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

Toyota Highlander in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2010 0    
45300 500 driver side locking mechanism/electrical motor quit working. Was covered under warranty. 
57000  
Toyota Highlander in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2010 2000    
16000 0 Clunking noise with sharp turn 
17000  
Toyota Highlander in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2012 29000    
39000 250 Moulding coming loose around driver's door and rear hatch windows. 
63000  

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2011 Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV

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

Toyota Highlander in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2011 23000    
62700 669 Vehicle made a 'whump whump whump' sound that paced the speed the vehicle was at, started at 30mph and continued through highway speeds. Drivers side wheel bearing hub assembly was replaced. 
95000  
Toyota Highlander in New Jersey, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2011 0    
27300 0 Headlight failure 
33300 0 Rear hatch automatic opener/closer failed & dislodged from mounting point resulting in part replacement & body work 
35000  
Toyota Highlander in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2011 6000    
24000 0 bolt which holds drivers side window track fell out 
 
Toyota Highlander in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2011 0    
2000 0 Loud clicking noise in left front wheel area when shifting from park to reverse and accelerating. Was told that because of the torque, the calipers may shift a little and that it is common in the newer highlanders and tacomas. 
Toyota Highlander in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2010 1000    
14000 0 Alarm system goes off by itself. Dealer said that was due to the sensor on the hood latch. 
16000  
Toyota Highlander in Wisconsin, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2010 0    
25000 0 Driver's side window had developed a rattling noise at speed, so I took it in to get it diagnosed and fixed. 
25500 0 Rattle was still occurring in driver's side window. Took the car back to the dealer, took them with me on a test drive so they could hear the noise for themselves, and then had them fix it. Had a weird metal-on-metal scraping sound at times when braking quickly. Took the car to the dealer, reproduced the noise for them on a test drive, and then had them diagnose and fix it. 
29000  

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2011 Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV

187-horsepower 2.7L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Toyota Highlander in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2010 0    
26000 0 Loose roof trim. Long piece of rubber trim under passenger of roof. Under the roof-rack 
27000 0 Loose roof trim. Long piece of rubber trim under passenger of roof. Under the roof-rack 
39000  

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