3rd Generation (2014—2019) Highlander Problems

This generations ranks 63rd out of 86 Toyota generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the interior (35%), body (16%), and the hvac (9%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Extremely Uncomfortable Seats 12 complaints at an average of 4,333 miles in the 2015 Toyota Highlander.
  2. Wiring Chewed by Rodent 1 complaints at an average of 1,222 miles in the 2018 Toyota Highlander.
  3. Excessive Wind Noise 9 complaints at an average of 4,709 miles in the 2015 Toyota Highlander.

What Highlander 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 2015 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2019 0 0 7 0.0
2018 2 3 59 3.67
2017 10 3 90 3.65
2016 20 3 129 11.29
2015 68 2 199 17.14
2014 42 5 302 14.41

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