2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

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Available in 2 styles:  2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 4dr AWD shown
Asking Price Range
$15,995–$31,487
Estimated MPG

27 city / 25 hwy

NHTSA Vehicle Safety Recalls

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Highlander Hybrid

AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE

Recall number: 14V168000
Recall date: 04/09/2014

Problem Summary:

TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006-2008 RAV4, 2006-2010 YARIS, 2008-2010 HIGHLANDER, AND 2009-2010 TACOMA, COROLLA, COROLLA MATRIX AND GENERAL MOTORS PONTIAC VIBE VEHICLES. IN THE AFFECTED VEHICLES, THE STEERING COLUMN ASSEMBLY CONTAINS ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS TO THE DRIVER'S AIRBAG MODULE HOUSED IN A SPIRAL CABLE ASSEMBLY, WHICH INCLUDES A FLEXIBLE FLAT CABLE (FFC). DUE TO THE SHAPE AND LOCATION OF THE FFC'S RETAINER, THE FFC COULD BECOME DAMAGED WHEN THE STEERING WHEEL IS TURNED.

Consequence:

IF THE FFC IS DAMAGED, CONNECTIVITY TO THE DRIVER'S AIR BAG MODULE COULD BE LOST AND THE AIR BAG DEACTIVATED. THE FAILURE OF THE DRIVER'S AIR BAG TO DEPLOY IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH THAT TYPICALLY NECESSITATES DEPLOYMENT INCREASES THE RISK OF INJURY TO THE DRIVER.

Corrective Action:

TOYOTA WILL NOTIFY THE TOYOTA VEHICLE OWNERS, AND GENERAL MOTORS WILL NOTIFY THE PONTIAC VIBE OWNERS. TOYOTA WILL SEND THEIR OWNERS AN INTERIM NOTIFICATION LETTER IN LATE APRIL 2014 TO ADVISE OWNERS OF THE RECALL, AND WILL MAIL OWNERS A SECOND LETTER WHEN REMEDY PARTS ARE AVAILABLE. GENERAL MOTORS HAS NOT YET PROVIDED A NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE FOR THE PONTIAC VIBE OWNERS. WHEN THE PARTS ARE AVAILABLE, DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE SPIRAL CABLE ASSEMBLY, FREE OF CHARGE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331. OWNERS MAY CONTACT GENERAL MOTORS AT 1-800-762-2737.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 03/06/2007 and 07/07/2010.


HYBRID PROPULSION SYSTEM: INVERTER

Recall number: 13V396000
Recall date: 09/04/2013

Problem Summary:

TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006-2010 HIGHLANDER HYBRID VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FEBRUARY 16, 2005, THROUGH JULY 29, 2010; AND MODEL YEAR 2006-2008 LEXUS RX400H VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FEBRUARY 23, 2005, THROUGH DECEMBER 2, 2008. THE INTELLIGENT POWER MODULE (IPM) INSIDE THE INVERTER MODULE MAY CONTAIN TRANSISTORS THAT HAVE HIGHER OPERATING TEMPERATURES THAN THE SOLDER CAN SUPPORT AND THE TRANSISTORS MAY BE HEAT DAMAGED BY THE SOLDER. IF THIS OCCURS, VARIOUS WARNING LAMPS, INCLUDING THE MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LAMP, SLIP INDICATOR LIGHT, BRAKE SYSTEM WARNING LIGHT, AND MASTER WARNING LIGHT, WILL BE ILLUMINATED ON THE INSTRUMENT PANEL.

Consequence:

THE VEHICLE MAY ENTER A FAIL-SAFE/LIMP-HOME MODE THAT LIMITS THE DRIVABILITY OF THE VEHICLE. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THE HYBRID SYSTEM WILL SHUT DOWN WHILE THE VEHICLE IS BEING DRIVEN, CAUSING THE VEHICLE TO STALL UNEXPECTEDLY, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:

TOYOTA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE IPM FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN IN LATE SEPTEMBER 2013. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331. VEHICLES THAT HAD THEIR IPM REPLACED UNDER RECALL 11V-342 ARE NOT AFFECTED BY THIS CAMPAIGN.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 02/16/2005 and 07/29/2010.


SEATS

Recall number: 13V014000
Recall date: 01/16/2013

Problem Summary:

SOUTHEAST TOYOTA DISTRIBUTORS, LLC (SET) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODELS INTERSPERSED THROUGH MODEL YEARS 2009 THROUGH 2013 AS FOLLOWS: MODEL YEAR 2009-2012 TACOMA, 4RUNNER, CAMRY, CAMRY HYBRID, PRIUS, AND RAV4; MODEL YEAR 2009-2010 AVALON, FJ CRUISER, AND HIGHLANDER HYBRID; MODEL YEAR 2010-2013 MODEL YEAR COROLLA, SIENNA AND TUNDRA; MODEL YEAR 2009-2013 HIGHLANDER AND VENZA; MODEL YEAR 2012 PRIUS V; AND MODEL YEAR 2010-2012 SEQUOIA. DURING MODIFICATION BY SET TO INCLUDE ACCESSORIES SUCH AS LEATHER SEAT COVERS, SEAT HEATERS OR HEADREST DVD SYSTEMS, THESE VEHICLES MAY NOT HAVE HAD THE PASSENGER SEAT OCCUPANT SENSING SYSTEM CALIBRATION TESTED. WITHOUT PASSING THE CALIBRATION TEST, THE OCCUPANT SENSING SYSTEM MAY NOT OPERATE AS DESIGNED.

Consequence:

IF THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT OCCUPANT SENSING SYSTEM IS OUT OF CALIBRATION, THE FRONT PASSENGER AIRBAGS MAY NOT DEPLOY OR THEY MAY DEPLOY INAPPROPRIATELY FOR THE PASSENGER'S SIZE AND POSITION. THIS COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY DURING THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH NECESSITATING AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT.

Corrective Action:

SOUTHEAST TOYOTA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL TEST THE SENSITIVITY OF THE OCCUPANT DETECTION SENSORS, AND RECALIBRATE THEM AS NECESSARY. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING FEBRUARY 2013. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SOUTHEAST TOYOTA AT 1-800-301-6859.


AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE

Recall number: 13V014000
Recall date: 01/16/2013

Problem Summary:

SOUTHEAST TOYOTA DISTRIBUTORS, LLC (SET) IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODELS INTERSPERSED THROUGH MODEL YEARS 2009 THROUGH 2013 AS FOLLOWS: MODEL YEAR 2009-2012 TACOMA, 4RUNNER, CAMRY, CAMRY HYBRID, PRIUS, AND RAV4; MODEL YEAR 2009-2010 AVALON, FJ CRUISER, AND HIGHLANDER HYBRID; MODEL YEAR 2010-2013 MODEL YEAR COROLLA, SIENNA AND TUNDRA; MODEL YEAR 2009-2013 HIGHLANDER AND VENZA; MODEL YEAR 2012 PRIUS V; AND MODEL YEAR 2010-2012 SEQUOIA. DURING MODIFICATION BY SET TO INCLUDE ACCESSORIES SUCH AS LEATHER SEAT COVERS, SEAT HEATERS OR HEADREST DVD SYSTEMS, THESE VEHICLES MAY NOT HAVE HAD THE PASSENGER SEAT OCCUPANT SENSING SYSTEM CALIBRATION TESTED. WITHOUT PASSING THE CALIBRATION TEST, THE OCCUPANT SENSING SYSTEM MAY NOT OPERATE AS DESIGNED.

Consequence:

IF THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT OCCUPANT SENSING SYSTEM IS OUT OF CALIBRATION, THE FRONT PASSENGER AIRBAGS MAY NOT DEPLOY OR THEY MAY DEPLOY INAPPROPRIATELY FOR THE PASSENGER'S SIZE AND POSITION. THIS COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY DURING THE EVENT OF A VEHICLE CRASH NECESSITATING AIRBAG DEPLOYMENT.

Corrective Action:

SOUTHEAST TOYOTA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS, AND DEALERS WILL TEST THE SENSITIVITY OF THE OCCUPANT DETECTION SENSORS, AND RECALIBRATE THEM AS NECESSARY. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING FEBRUARY 2013. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SOUTHEAST TOYOTA AT 1-800-301-6859.


EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

Recall number: 10V036000
Recall date: 02/03/2010

Problem Summary:

SOUTHEAST TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006-2009 SIENNA PASSENGER VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS." THESE VEHICLES WERE SOLD BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 1, 2005 AND JUNE 2, 2008 WITHOUT THE REQUISITE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABELS.

Consequence:

A DRIVER MAY OVERLOAD A VEHICLE WHICH MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION (ADDENDUM) LABEL FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SOUTHEAST TOYOTA AT 1-954-420-2000.


EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

Recall number: 10V035000
Recall date: 02/03/2010

Problem Summary:

GULF STATES TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2010 VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS." THESE VEHICLES WERE SOLD BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 1, 2005 AND JUNE 2, 2008 WITHOUT THE REQUISITE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABELS.

Consequence:

THIS DOES NOT MEET THE STANDARD REQUIREMENTS.

Corrective Action:

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE CERTIFICATION LABEL, THE TIRE AND LOADING INFORMATION LABEL, AND THE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION (ADDENDUM) LABEL FREE OF CHARGE. DEALERS WILL ALSO CORRECT THE OWNER'S MANUAL. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT GULF STATES TOYOTA AT 713-580-3300.


VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL

Recall number: 10V023000
Recall date: 01/27/2010

Problem Summary:

TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008-2010 HIGHLANDER, MODEL YEAR 2009-2010 COROLLA, VENZA AND MATRIX PASSENGER VEHICLES. THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL CAN GET STUCK IN THE WIDE OPEN POSITION DUE TO ITS BEING TRAPPED BY AN UNSECURED OR INCOMPATIBLE DRIVER'S FLOOR MAT. THIS RECALL IS AN EXPANSION OF A CAMPAIGN OF 3.8 MILLION OTHER TOYOTA VEHICLES ANNOUNCED IN 2009 FOR THE SAME ISSUE (SEE 09V-388).

Consequence:

A STUCK OPEN ACCELERATOR PEDAL MAY RESULT IN VERY HIGH VEHICLE SPEEDS AND MAKE IT DIFFICULT TO STOP THE VEHICLE, WHICH COULD CAUSE A CRASH, SERIOUS INJURY OR DEATH.

Corrective Action:

TOYOTA WILL MODIFY OR REPLACE THE ACCELERATOR PEDALS ON THE SUBJECT VEHICLES. FLOOR SURFACE MODIFICATIONS ARE ALSO BEING CONSIDERED AND WILL BE INCLUDED FOR ANY MODEL FOR WHICH IT IS DEEMED APPROPRIATE. INITIALLY, DEALERS WILL BE INSTRUCTED ON HOW TO RESHAPE THE ACCELERATOR PEDAL FOR THE REPAIR. AS REPLACEMENT PARTS WITH THE SAME SHAPE AS THE MODIFIED PEDAL BECOME AVAILABLE, THEY WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO THE DEALERS FOR THE REPAIR. CUSTOMERS WHO HAVE HAD THE PEDAL RESHAPE REMEDY COMPLETED WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO RECEIVE A NEW PEDAL IF THEY DESIRE, AFTER REPLACEMENT PEDALS BECOME AVAILABLE. IN ADDITION, TOYOTA WILL REPLACE ANY TOYOTA ALL-WEATHER FLOOR MAT IN A SUBJECT VEHICLE WITH A NEWLY DESIGNED MAT, FREE OF CHARGE. FOR THOSE CUSTOMERS WHO HAVE THE PREVIOUS DESIGN ALL-WEATHER FLOOR MAT BUT DO NOT NEED OR WANT THE NEWLY DESIGNED ALL-WEATHER FLOOR MAT, TOYOTA WILL RECOVER THE PREVIOUS DESIGN ALL-WEATHER FLOOR MAT AND REIMBURSE ITS PRICE. TOYOTA HAS NOT YET PROVIDED AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.


EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

Recall number: 09V223000
Recall date: 06/15/2009

Problem Summary:

TOYOTA IS RECALLING 1,348 MODEL YEAR 2009 AND 2010 PASSENGER CARS BUILT FROM JUNE 2, 2008 TO MAY 4, 2009. THESE VEHICLES WERE NOT EQUIPPED WITH LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABELS WHICH FAILS TO CONFORM WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS.

Consequence:

INCORRECT LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABELS COULD RESULT IN THE VEHICLE BEING OVERLOADED, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.

Corrective Action:

TOYOTA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND PROVIDE THEM WITH A NEW, ACCURATE LABEL TO BE INSTALLED OVER THE INACCURATE LABEL FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING JUNE 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-888-270-9371.

This recall affects vehicles manufactured between 06/02/2008 and 05/04/2009.


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