2nd Generation (2008—2013) Highlander Hybrid Problems

Highlander Hybrid owners with a 2008—2013 model year have the most problems with the brakes (53%), engine (15%), and the electrical (9%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. ABS Light Is On 22 complaints at an average of 118,510 miles in the 2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid.
  2. Check Brake Alert On 10 complaints at an average of 130,800 miles in the 2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid.
  3. Brake Booster Actuator/pump Failure 1 complaints at an average of 69,000 miles in the 2010 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 2008 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2013 5 0 100 2.98
2012 3 0 88 1.69
2011 0 1 81 0.0
2010 3 4 71 3.46
2009 2 4 59 1.4
2008 52 8 56 21.02

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