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2006 Toyota Highlander repairs by problem area

Engine (32%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (13%)

Suspension and Steering (15%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (21%)

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

Other (10%)

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2006 Toyota Highlander brake repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (27%)

$500 - $999 (9%)

$100 - $499 (0%)

< $100 (64%)

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.

2014 Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV

270-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

15500 mi the car keep rolling back with the parking brake 

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2013 Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV

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

101000.0 mi

US $400
Rear brake job. 

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2013 Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV

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

12340 mi Brake booster noisy. Brake booster noisy. Replaced unit. 

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2013 Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV

245-horsepower 3.5L V6 Hybrid CVT AWD

47500.0 mi

US $729
One rear brake caliper was sticking causing rotor to overheat. Replaced 2 calipers, 2 rotors, and pads. 

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2012 Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV

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

111700 mi

US $420
Brought it in to have the tires rotated and a brake component got bent and they needed to replace the brakes for the noise to go away. 
81840 mi

C $150
Replaced rear brakes 

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2011 Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV

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

2000 mi 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. 
82000.0 mi

US $800
Pads and rotors replaced 
15500 mi foot brake was going to the floor replacing foot brake parts 

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2011 Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV

245-horsepower 3.5L V6 Hybrid CVT AWD

111600 mi

C $1200
Since leaving dealer shop ABS, AWD Traction Control lights come on and off. 

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2007 Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV

215-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

145700 mi

US $2000
Replaced calipers and rotors in front wheels 
62000 mi

C $1400
Squeaks from wheel while moving 
93000 mi

US $750
Right Rear Caliper was frozen an inoperable. Both Rear Brakes, Rotors and Calipers Replaced. 
154700 mi

US $755
Car exhibited intermittent vibrations at various speeds. Car was sometimes reluctant to move forward in idle on flat surface or slight incline. Driver caliper found to be sticking. Caliper/rotor replaced. 
138300 mi

US $700
Rear caliper frozen/sticking. Replaced rear calipers, pads, and rotors. 

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2007 Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV

208-horsepower 3.3L V6 Hybrid CVT AWD

135000 mi

US $100
Left rear brake backer plate was bent and rubbing on something moving. They removed it. They told me that putting a new one back on will be expensive. 
93000 mi

US $780
Replacement of rear brakes, rotors & calipers 
96000 mi

US $1400
tHE FRONT BRAKE SYSTEM WAS REPAIRED/REPLACED AND SOMETHING ELSE WAS DONE (I DON'T KNOW WHAT HE SAID). 

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2007 Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV

155-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

112700 mi

US $167
Noise in front brakes, replaced left front caliper, adjusted brakes. 

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2006 Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV

215-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

31000 mi

C $523
Replaced rear brake pads and calipers and refinished rotors. 
165500 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. 
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

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. 
22000 mi VSC light and message on dashboard. Dealer stated "brake accumulator" needed replacing. 
38500.0 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. 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. 

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2005 Toyota Highlander

Engine not specified

79000 mi Brakes needed routine maintenance brake pads were replaced upon driving unexpectedly breaks locked up in order to gain control pumps brakes several times only for this to reoccur and eventually cause smoking of rear brakes 

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2005 Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV

230-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed automatic FWD

120000 mi

US $149
Heard brakes squealing intermittently. Also noticed when parking brake engaged, car still moved and squealing was louder. R/R rear pads, R/F brake fluid, caliper and rotor inspected - determined still good, Parking brake reset. 
242000 mi

US $160
Bad brake pads, stuck caliper 

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2005 Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV

230-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

59000 mi Park brake cable jammed, locking rear wheel. Fixed by owner. 
161000 mi

US $1147
R front caliper froze. Replaced calipers (both), pads, turned both rotors.  
51300 mi "frozen" caliper rear brake; replaced under Toyota extended warranty. 
67000 mi

US $900
frozen caliper (right front) 
73700 mi

US $200
Right rear caliper pins "frozen" 
90000 mi

US $2200
Rear brakes rusted rotors, rt rear sliding pins frozen. 
118000 mi

US $200
Rear calipers "frozen". 
104000 mi Some sensors were replaced under used car sale warranty. 
76000 mi

US $1780
Brakes shuddered upon firm application. Three calipers/pistons were found siezed. All calipers plus rotors replaced. Possible factor was non-usage of the vehicle for days or more last winter after driving over salted, slushy roads. 
113000.0 mi

US $732
Replaced calipers, discs, and pads on both rear wheels. 

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2004 Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV

230-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed automatic AWD

84000 mi

US $325
Front right brake caliper seized, resulting in need for replacement of calipers, rotor turning, new front brake pads and brake flush. 
66000 mi

US $1400
Frozen caliper; rusted discs. 
137888 mi

C $250
Caliper replacement Caliper replacement 
203360 mi

C $4300
Replace parking shoes and cables. 
226300 mi

C $600
one of the calipers 
275900 mi Front Calipers 
101300 mi

US $250
wheel speed sensor 
40000 mi

US $200
Replaced brake master cylinder seal. 
131000 mi

US $970
Rear brake pads/rotors/calipers were replaced. One side was frozen. Belts needed replacing, they were getting very noisy. 
234000 mi

US $235
caliper slide stuck and inside pad was grinding on rotor 
71500 mi

US $485
Calipers failed requiring pads, rotors and calipers to be replaced, on both sides in the rear. 
152000 mi

US $210
replaced front rotors and pads with caliper pins and seals due to sticking brake caliper pin. Rotor warping and reduced fuel economy as a secondary symptom of stuck caliper. 
172000 mi

US $150
Caliper and pad replacement. The front calipers were sticking and causing poor fuel economy and poor braking. 
180900 mi

US $400
Shop said that my front brake caliper and drum needed replacing. 

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2003 Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV

220-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

279000 mi

US $615
Routine brake maintenance, calipers replaced on rear, pads and rotor machining on front 
84000 mi

US $500
Stuck caliper wasted left rotor. Full front brake job + one caliper 

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2003 Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV

220-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

195000 mi

US $1060
Rear pistons frozen; pads, rotors, calipers needed replaced. 
113000 mi

US $260
The area around the rear anti-lock brake sensors was rusty, and was creating a mechanical situation where the antilock brakes were activating each time the car stopped. My mechanic was able to diagnose the problem and fix it. 

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2003 Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV

155-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

175000 mi

US $40
RR caliper overheating. Removed, cleaned and greased sliders. Seems better. 
240800 mi

US $275
LR wheel ABS sensor failed. It is less expensive to replace the whole axle hub. Brake backing plate had to be replace due to rust.Job took longer than it should due to frozen bolts and corrosion on the backing plate. 

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2002 Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV

220-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

119700 mi

US $300
Replaced noisy/misaligned driver side rear brake caliper. 120,000 mile maintenance done on same trip. 
78000 mi

US $850
Required new front calipers + pads and rotors all around. 3 days in the shop-first 2 days at dealer who couldn't diagnose a vibration/grumble problem. 
154100 mi

US $650
Replacement (non-OEM) parking brake broke apart and required replacement. 
177000 mi

US $536
Rotors, pads, calipers 
116300 mi

US $200
Rear calipers were seized, rear brakes were not working at all, replaced both rear calipers and rotors, replaced rear pads as well. 
128000 mi

US $390
Serpentine belt replacement; drivers' side front caliper seized and replaced. 

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2002 Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV

155-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

105000 mi

US $600
calipers sticking, causing car to wobble when braking plus rotors wore out as a result. 

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2001 Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV

220-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic FWD

42000 mi

US $70
check lights for skid control and tracking turned on. 

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2001 Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV

220-horsepower 3.0L V6 4-speed automatic AWD

80000 mi

US $350
Caliper stuck on right side. 
136500 mi

US $440
change frozen brake calipers. 
143000 mi

US $284
Now the front calipers locked up. Just paid for the rears last year 
196000 mi

US $70
Repaired sticking/inoperative parking brake 

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2001 Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV

155-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic AWD

66960 mi

C $300
parking brake needed new cable 

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