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2018 Toyota Highlander repairs by problem area

Engine (0%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (20%)

Brakes and Traction Control (0%)

Suspension and Steering (0%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (40%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (20%)

Other (20%)

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2018 Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV

295-horsepower 3.5L V6 8-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Toyota Highlander in Alabama, United States
Jan 2018 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

1000 mi
Transmission is not as smooth as I would like, especially when vehicle is cold. I haven't taken in for a check yet, but think public should be aware of this issue if they are considering this vehicle. 

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2018 Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV

295-horsepower 3.5L V6 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Toyota Highlander in British Columbia, Canada
Jun 2018 - Jan 2020
Oct 2019

12438 mi
Front grill chrome finish was faulty, replaced grill under warranty. 
Toyota Highlander in Washington, United States
Feb 2018 - Feb 2020
Feb 2020

22000 mi

US $180
Replace battery. Not really routine at 22K miles, but that was the problem. 
Toyota Highlander in Nebraska, United States
Dec 2017 - Sep 2018
Mar 2018

2000 mi
Broken liftgate arm that damaged inside of vehicle upon closing. Repaired arm and paint damage. 

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2018 Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV

257-horsepower 3.5L V6 Hybrid CVT AWD

Toyota Highlander in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2018 - Nov 2018
Nov 2018

6000 mi
Entune navigation system randomly reboots while driving. Dealer said no faults found. 

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2017 Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV

295-horsepower 3.5L V6 8-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Toyota Highlander in Washington, United States
Apr 2017 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

14000 mi
Replaced transmission AND transaxle of car purchased new. 13,998 miles. Lemon Law qualified. Additionally DEALER SCRATCHED THE HOOD AND TORE BODY MOLDING FROM VEHICLE. While waiting for body parts, a vibration while driving was discovered. Repaired body and CORRECTLY REASSEMBLED THE EXHAUST. All caused by the dealer. 
May 2018

16000 mi
Centered steering wheel and complete alignment. This should have been done as part of the transmission and transaxle replacement. 

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2017 Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV

295-horsepower 3.5L V6 8-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Toyota Highlander in Michigan, United States
Jan 2017 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

31800 mi
fuel vapor re-circulation valve stuck open 
Toyota Highlander in Kentucky, United States
Jun 2017 - Apr 2018
Apr 2018

22000 mi
At 22,000 miles on the odometer, the check engine lights and skid lights came on. I had reduced power. A local auto parts store released the engine from Limp Mode which allowed me to drive it to the dealership where a computer chip was reset. At least, that is what I was told. 
Toyota Highlander in Indiana, United States
Jul 2017 - Jun 2018
Jan 2018

5000 mi
Weatherstrip around sunroof had buckled requiring the replacement of the sunroof glass. 
Toyota Highlander in Saskatchewan, Canada
Dec 2016 - Jul 2018
Sep 2017

7440 mi
Aftermarket electric brake control causes error to appear on screen. Also caused cruise control to stop working. All safety sense to stop working. They say they need to run tests with my trailer attached to do a proper diagnostic. The problem is that my trailer is in storage 4 hours away, so it'll have to wait until spring. I'm pretty sure that they are full of crap, but I don't have the energy to fight with them. 
Jul 2018

12400 mi
Finally fixed electronic brake controller. 
Toyota Highlander in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2016 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

6000 mi
Computer / software had to be reset for engine valve to function correctly. Under warranty. 
Toyota Highlander in Ohio, United States
Jan 2017 - Jan 2018
May 2017

3000 mi
Harsh shifting, lack of power. Updated the software for the transmission as mine was built before a certain date which had the problem as noted in a Toyota TSB 
Toyota Highlander in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2017 - Jun 2018
Jan 2018

2000 mi
Audio/Video in-dash radio display stopped working. Screen is off, no settings or backup camera etc. They had to order new in-dash display/radio from manufacturer NOT toyota. 
Toyota Highlander in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2017 - Jun 2018
Apr 2017

93 mi
Tire pressure warning light will not turn off. Must return for sensor replacement. 
May 2017

62 mi
The tire pressure warning sensor light would not turn off. The technician re-registered the sensor with main computer model. 
Mar 2018

3720 mi
The tire pressure warning light comes on regularly when the temperature falls below freezing. It goes off when it gets a bit warmer. 
Toyota Highlander in Ontario, Canada
May 2017 - Jun 2018
Jan 2018

4340 mi
Control arm replacement, both sides rear. Replaced due to noise. Unresolved. 
Toyota Highlander in New York, United States
Feb 2017 - Mar 2018
Mar 2018

10000 mi
Rattle or creak in middle of dash by base of windshield. Not fixed. Only reproducible when it’s cold. Very loud. 

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