2014 Toyota Highlander Power Train problems, defects and reviews. Updated December 18, 2018.

Toyota Highlander Power Train problems and reviews: 4.

Are you driving a 2014 Toyota HIGHLANDER, or planning to buy one? Review reported Power Train problems and defects.

Power Train Toyota 2014
Toyota
Location
Homosassa, FL
Model Highlander
System Power Train
Speed 40

This Complaint Relates To Transmission Shift Sequences. When Starting Out, The Transmission Is In Fourth Gear. If You Are At Say A Traffic Light And Are Making A Left Turn, And Then Need To Make A Rapid Acceleration, The Transmission Shifts Down To A Lower Gear, Probably 1st Gear. When This Happens, There Is A Significant Torque Steer That An Inexperienced Driver Would Find Very Disturbing. Also, When Traveling 60 – 70 Miles Per Hour And You Shift From “drive” To “s” Position, The Transmission Goes Into Fourth Gear With A Resultant Significant Increase In Rpm’s. It Would Seem Logical That When You Shift From “drive” To “s”, You Should Reflect The Same Gear That “drive” Was In. When I Took It In For A 5,000 Mile Check Up, My Dealer Said There Was Nothing He Could Do Related To Transmission Programming. Second Issue, Same Vehicle, Refers To The Installation Of Muffler And Tailpipe, Which Causes Tailpipe To Be The Lowest Item Under Vehicle Resulting In It Dragging The Ground In Certain Instances; I.e., Going Up A Steep Driveway. Dealer Confirmed That They Could Do Nothing To Raise Muffler/tailpipe. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 100 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDZKRFH8ES. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2014 problem was reported in HOMOSASSA, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2014 drive type:FWD. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

July 30, 2014

Power Train Toyota 2014
Toyota
Location
Perryville, AR
Model Highlander
System Power Train
Speed

The Transmission Has A Flutter When Trying To Shift Up Or Down To Different Gears. It Causes A Hesitancy. It Has Been Documented By The Caldwell toyota Dealership In Conway, Ar Usa And I Have Also Been Told That Is In Other highlanders. I Request A Recall To Have This Fixed. Thank You *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDZARFH9ES. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2014 problem was reported in PERRYVILLE, AR. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2014 drive type:FWD.

Jan 15, 2015

Power Train Toyota 2014
Toyota
Location
Seattle, WA
Model Highlander
System Power Train
Speed 30

Vehicle Shut Off During Driving, Causing All Electrical Systems To Fail Including The Electronic Steering, Which Since Vehicle Also Turned Off, Caused The Steering Column To Lock Up. Since The Problem Occurred At Speed And Infact While Making A Turn, A Near Collision Occured. The Problem Occured Multiple Times In Succession And Was Also Intermittent With Much Time Elapsing Between Episodes. Two Other Types Of Related Occurrences During This Timeframe Were The (1) Vehicle Also Cycling Off And On And (2) Would Also Turn On Itself If The Key Was In The Vicinity Of The Vehicle. toyota Of Seattle Experienced The Issues When The Vehicle Was Brought In And Diagnosed The Issue To Be A Loose Bolted Connection Of The Negative Electrical Wire From The Battery To The Frame Of The Vehicle. Though The Vehicle Has Experienced Similar Issues Since Tightening Of The Negative Wire Bolts. Ongoing Issues Include The Electrical System Cycling Off And On While Driving Including The Navigation And Front Console Display. The Vehicle Was Bought In September 2014 And Had Less Than 25k Miles As Of April 2016. On Two Prior Instances Electrical Issues Were Identified And Documented To toyota Of Seattle And The Vehicle Was Kept For Testing. The First Electrical Issue Occured With The Adaptive Cruise Control Failing And Thereby Requiring Passenger Intervention To Avoid Collision. This Cruise Control Failure First Seemed To Occur In December 2015. toyota Of Seattle Did Not Find Any Fault And Sent Me Away. The Second Prior Electrical Issue Of The Battery Prematurely Failing Occurred In March 2016. The Readings Indicated Some Odd Draws. toyota Of Seattle Replaced The Battery And Sent Me Away Without Addressing The Odd Draws. The Vehicle’s Safety Remains Suspect With Ongoing Electrical Cycling Off And On While Driving.

Mileage was 24000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDDKRFH0ES. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2014 problem was reported in SEATTLE, WA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

May 16, 2016

Power Train Toyota 2014
Toyota
Location
Leesburg, FL
Model Highlander
System Power Train
Speed

The Contact Owns A 2014 toyota highlander. The Contact Stated That The Vehicle Was Taken Back To The Dealer More Than Once Because It Hesitated When The Accelerator Pedal Was Depressed. This Was A Safety Concern While Driving On The Highway Or Various Rates Of Speed. The Dealer Was Unable To Replicate And Diagnose The Failure. The Manufacturer Was Notified Of The Failure And The Contact Was Waiting To Determine If They Had A Service Campaign Or Solution To Remedy The Failure. The Vin And Failure Mileage Were Not Available.

TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2014 problem was reported in LEESBURG, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

May 01, 2017

2014 Toyota Highlander problems and complaints, up-to-date recall information and reviews. If you are researching a used Toyota Highlander, driving a 2014 Toyota Highlander, or if you are planning to purchase one, review owner-reported Power Train problems and defects.

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