1st Generation (2006—2007) Highlander Hybrid Problems

Highlander Hybrid owners with a 2006—2007 model year have the most problems with the brakes (31%), electrical (25%), and the engine (21%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Inverter of Hybrid Engine Failed 4 complaints at an average of 118,250 miles in the 2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid.
  2. Hybrid Inverter Failed 3 complaints at an average of 109,667 miles in the 2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid.
  3. Brake Actuator Assembly Defect 5 complaints at an average of 123,800 miles in the 2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

What Highlander Hybrid Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Toyota model years.

Watch out for the 2006 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2007 3 2 45 3.01
2006 29 6 39 17.13

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