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2006 Toyota Highlander repairs by problem area

Engine (31%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (13%)

Suspension and Steering (15%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (23%)

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

Other (9%)

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2006 Toyota Highlander brake repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (25%)

$500 - $999 (17%)

$100 - $499 (0%)

< $100 (58%)

Chart based on 12 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2006 Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV

215-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

165800 mi Reported leak in ABS module - waiting to determine the extent before repairing. 
31000 mi

C $523
Replaced rear brake pads and calipers and refinished rotors. 
152000 mi

US $640
also front rotors were warped a bit so replaced them and new brake pads 

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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. 
93400 mi

$1000
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. 

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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. 
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. 
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. 
140000 mi

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

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2006 Toyota Highlander Brake Problems

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