2017 Toyota Highlander Power Train problems, defects and reviews. Updated December 18, 2018.

Toyota Highlander Power Train problems and reviews: 10.

Are you driving a 2017 Toyota HIGHLANDER, or planning to buy one? Review reported Power Train problems and defects.

Power Train Toyota 2017
Toyota
Location
Montreat, NC
Model Highlander
System Power Train
Speed

The Contact Owns A 2017 toyota highlander. While Attempting To Accelerate From A Stop, The Vehicle Would Not Drive Forward And Rolled Backwards. The Vehicle Was Towed To The Dealer Where It Was Diagnosed That The Rear Axle Shaft Support Bearing Retaining Ring Failed And Caused The Axle To Separate From The Trans Axle. The Vehicle Was Repaired. The Manufacturer Was Not Notified Of The Failure. The Failure Mileage Was 192.

Mileage was 192 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDZARFH3HS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2017 problem was reported in MONTREAT, NC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Apr 04, 2017

Power Train Toyota 2017
Toyota
Location
Wesley Chapel, FL
Model Highlander
System Power Train
Speed 72

Driving Approximately 72 Mph When Vehicle Died Causing A Potentially Very Hazardous Situation – Check Engine Light Came On, Master Warning Light Came On, See Dealer For Repair Message Displayed. Was Able To Limp To Side Of Road And Had Vehicle Towed To Dealership. After 2 Days Of Diagnostic Testing The Engine Control Module (ecm) Was Replaced Under Warranty (less Than 12,000 Miles On Vehicle). The Vehicle Is Running, However, Now Notice A Decrease In Gas Mileage And Difference In Transmission Shifting Since Replacement.

Mileage was 11980 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDYZRFH0HS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2017 problem was reported in WESLEY CHAPEL, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 72 mph.

Nov 26, 2017

Power Train Toyota 2017
Toyota
Location
Bend, OR
Model Highlander
System Power Train
Speed 72

While Driving Up The I-5 Grapevine At 72 Mph The Car Suddenly Slowed Without Any Warning To Under 20 Mph. The Check Engine Light Turned On And The Dash Said Awd System Disengaged Or Error Or Some Similar Message And To Take To The Dealer. I Was Barely Able To Accelerate To Get Off The Road. I Pulled Off, Turned The Car Off And Back On, And It Started Running Again. I’m Lucky I Was Not Rear Ended.

Mileage was 7000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDDZRFH6HS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2017 problem was reported in BEND, OR. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 72 mph.

Dec 22, 2017

Power Train Toyota 2017
Toyota
Location
Rosemont, PA
Model Highlander
System Power Train
Speed 5

As I Was Turning Left At A Green Arrow Across A Divided Highway, The Car Stopped Moving In The Middle Of The Intersection. There Were No Warning Lights Or Alarms In Advance Of The Stop, Nor Were There Any Crunching Or Grinding Sounds At The Time The Car Stopped. I Could Tell When I Stepped On The Accelerator At The Time The Light Turned Green That Something Wasn’t Right. After The Car Stopped, I Tried To Re-start 2x In The Intersection, Then Pushed The Car Out Of The Intersection. The Lights And Electrical Came On, But When I Put It In Gear And Hit The Accelerator, The Engine Revved And The Rpms Went Up, But The Tires Did Not Engage. toyota Dealership With Calls To toyota Engineering Took 2 Days To Diagnose It As A Transmission ” Production Error” That Required A “countermanded” Replacement. They Have Had The Car In For Service For Over 30 Days. I Was Contacted Last Friday The 12th To Be Told That The Replacement Part Was In, But Have Not Been Contacted To Pick Up.

Mileage was 20000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDJZRFH0HS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2017 problem was reported in ROSEMONT, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph.

Dec 11, 2017

Power Train Toyota 2017
Toyota
Location
Bennington, NE
Model Highlander
System Power Train
Speed 45

4 Weeks Ago There Was A Noticeable High Pitched Whine During Acceleration From 40 Mph And Up. The Whine’s Pitch Would Change Up Or Down When The Automatic Transmission Changed Gears And The Vehicle’s Speed Changed. On 2/12/2018, The Transmission Let Go (the Engine Would Rev, But No power To The Wheels) While My Wife Was Driving On A Busy 45 Mph Street. Fortunately, The Person Behind Here Didn’t Rear-end Her And My Wife Was Able To Pull The Vehicle Into A Turning Lane And Stop With Flashers On. She Turned The Vehicle Off And On. The Transmission Engaged And She Was Able To Drive The Vehicle Home. Right Before The Transmission Let Go, She Heard A Grinding Noise. When I Drove The Vehicle To The Dealership, The Whine Was Gone On Acceleration, But Now It Would Whine On Deceleration! The Mechanic At The Dealership Determined The Transmission Needed To Be Replaced Due To An Internal Clip That Becomes Unseated. The Clip Can Cause Internal Damage To The Transmission. They Were Working On Another highlander With The Exact Same Problem. There Is A Conversation Published On Edmunds.com With Other People Reporting The Same Issue I Had With My highlander‘s 8-speed Automatic Transmission. My highlander Had 13.200 Miles On It When I Took It To The Shop. It Took 9 Calendar Days To Get The Vehicle Fixed Due To Limited Availability Of The Transmission. The Dealership Told Me My Replacement Transmission Was The Only One In The Country (usa) When They Ordered It! If This Is Happening With So Many highlanders With This 8-speed Automatic Transmission, It’s Just A Matter Of Time Before A Serious Accident Results From The Transmission Failing On Someone Else.

Mileage was 13200 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDJZRFH2HS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2017 problem was reported in BENNINGTON, NE. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

Feb 12, 2018

Power Train Toyota 2017
Toyota
Location
Chester, NJ
Model Highlander
System Power Train
Speed 20

At About 11,000 Miles, A High Pitch Whining Sound Appeared During Acceleration. The Dealer Identified A Problem That Requires A New Transmission. The Parts Are Back Ordered. I Was Advised To Continue To Drive The Car Until toyota Approved The Repair And The Parts Were Available. Research Indicated That This Issue Is Common And May Lead To Complete Transmission Failure Presenting A Safety Issue.

Mileage was 11000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDDZRFH2HS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2017 problem was reported in CHESTER, NJ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph.

Feb 01, 2018

Power Train Toyota 2017
Toyota
Location
Arlington, VA
Model Highlander
System Power Train
Speed 7

Since I Leased By highlander I Have Noticed That The Car Shifts Very Hard, Sometimes Sputtering Between 5-10mph And Then Accelerating. Dealer Reflashed The Computer Based On Technical Bulletin Tsb-0194-17. They Have Now Had The Car For 3 Days And Have Replicated The Issue And I Am Awaiting Guidance. The Vehicle Has 13,000 Miles On It, There Should Not Be Major Transmission Issues. My Complaint Doesn’t Seem Isolated.

Mileage was 13000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDJZRFH6HS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2017 problem was reported in ARLINGTON, VA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 7 mph.

July 09, 2018

Power Train Toyota 2017
Toyota
Location
Astoria, NY
Model Highlander
System Power Train
Speed 65

Hello, There. I Want To Share My Experience About highlander Problem. My Wife And Me Went To Mystic,ct From My Home For Pleasure August 8. I Used Cruise Control With 65 Mph On Highway. After I Finished Traveling There, I Tried To Use The Same Cruise Control On The Way Home. And Then Suddenly My Car Made Problem In The Middle Of Driving On Highway. Rpm Went Up To Over 3000 And Rpm Needle On Dashboard Started Dancing. And I Watched

2015 Toyota Highlander Power Train problems, defects and reviews. Updated December 18, 2018.

Toyota Highlander Power Train problems and reviews: 2.

Are you driving a 2015 Toyota HIGHLANDER, or planning to buy one? Review reported Power Train problems and defects.

Power Train Toyota 2015
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 In The Performance Of The Vehicle. It Has Been Documented By The Caldwell toyota Dealership In Conway, Ar Usa And I Have Also Been Told That It 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 2015 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 2015 drive type:FWD.

Jan 15, 2015

Power Train Toyota 2015
Toyota
Location
Winchester, MA
Model Highlander
System Power Train
Speed 30

When Driving My highlander The Following Error Messages Appeared, Error Keeping The Start Button Pressed Will Cause An Emergency Stop. I Dismissed This. Then It Popped Up A Message That Car Cannot Drive While Brake And Accelerator Are Pressed Simultaneously. I Lost Ability To Accelerate So Tried To Pull Of Busy Road, Pressing The Brake Pedal Restored Acceleration. Then When I Stopped In Traffic Or At Lights The Car Shut Itself Down And Had To Be Restarted. These Error Messages Kept Coming On While I Drove To The Dealer. I Switched Off The Car At The Shop And It Wouldnt Repeat The Problem, No Codes Have Been Recorded By The Vehicles Computer Because The Check Engine Light Never Came On. toyota And The Dealership Want To Wait Until It Happens Again. Since It Happened Before, Also While It Was Driving I Am Uncomfortable As It Is A Safety Concern. I Don’t Want It To Happen On A Busy Highway. I Believe The Intelligent power Module Of The Car Is Shorting Out And Causing The Car To Go Into Failsafe Mode And Shut Down Creating Hazardous Driving Conditions.

Mileage was 66670 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDJKRFH8FS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2015 problem was reported in WINCHESTER, MA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

Nov 16, 2018

2015 Toyota Highlander problems and complaints, up-to-date recall information and reviews. If you are researching a used Toyota Highlander, driving a 2015 Toyota Highlander, or if you are planning to purchase one, review owner-reported Power Train problems and defects.

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.

2013 Toyota Highlander Power Train problems, defects and reviews. Updated December 18, 2018.

Toyota Highlander Power Train problems and reviews: 10.

Are you driving a 2013 Toyota HIGHLANDER, or planning to buy one? Review reported Power Train problems and defects.

Power Train Toyota 2013
Toyota
Location
Parker, CO
Model Highlander
System Power Train
Speed 30

I Bought A 2013 toyota highlander In October 2012 And Never Noticed Any Problem Until Early In 2014. When I Try To Accelerate On A Small Incline, The Accelerator Would Not Respond. It Acted As If I Am Not Pressing The Gas Pedal. I Am Not Talking About Going To The Mountains But Just A Small Incline When I Drive Home From Work Everyday. I Took It Into The Dealer In March 2014 And They Responded Same As Other People On This Website, No Errors On The Diagnostic Machine And No Posting From toyota. They Advised Me To Put In Premium Fuel And I Did But That Did Not Make A Difference. Very Disappointing From A toyota With A V6 Engine. The Dealer Also Tries To Say It Is Due To Cvt Transmission. However, I Have A Subaru With Cvt As Well And That Car Can Accelerate Uphill When Needed. I Have Had A toyota Celica, Tercel, And A toyota Truck In My Life And None Had This Type Of Problems. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 1500 miles. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2013 problem was reported in PARKER, CO. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

Jan 20, 2014

Power Train Toyota 2013
Toyota
Location
Vicksburg, MS
Model Highlander
System Power Train
Speed 10

I Purchased A New 2013 toyota highlander Limited In November 2013. A Few Days Later, Upon Accelerating From A Stop Into A Left Turn, The Engine Cut Off For A Few Seconds While Entering Traffic. This Happened A Couple More Times Before The First Checkup, At Which Time I Informed The Service Technician, Problem Was Noted On Service Sheet, But When Service Was Completed, They Said They Could Find No Problem. The Hesitation Continued, Quite Randomly, And Seemed To Happen In Left Turn, Accelerating Situations. At Next Service And Checkup (different Dealer) I Told Them About The Problem And It Was Written Up Again With Same Result, No Problem Could Be Found. This Has Been Reported To Dealer At Least Three Times, No Results, No Action Taken, No Problem Found. I Consider This A Dangerous Situation, Especially When Merging Into Traffic. Based On Information I Have Seen, It Appears That toyota Should Address This Problem Asap. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 300 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDYK3EHXDS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2013 problem was reported in VICKSBURG, MS. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

Nov 12, 2013

Power Train Toyota 2013
Toyota
Location
Indianapolis, IN
Model Highlander
System Power Train
Speed 30

Purchased 2013 toyota highlander 11/24/12; Transmission Has Malfunctioned Approximately 16 Times Since Date Of Purchase. When Reducing Speed To Approximately 30 To10 M.p.h. And Then Try To Accelerate, The Transmission Appears To Go Into Neutral; The Drive Stick Remains In Drive! When This Happens, I Shift Drive Stick To Neutral And Then Back To Drive And Then Transmission Continues To Work Fine. I Don’t Think You Have To Extend Your Imagination Too Far To Realize The Possibility Of Serious Injury Or Death When Making A Turn Or Trying To Pass Someone! Dealer Will Not Acknowledge There Is A Problem With Transmission. The Initial Response From Dealer Was The Transmission Has To Adjust To My Driving Habits? If You Check Carcomplaints.com Or Edmonds.com, You Will See I Am Not The Only One With This Problem. It Appears This Problem Has Existed Since 2004. It Would Be Interesting To Review Past Head On Collisions And Turn Accidents To Consider If It Was “driver Error” Vs “transmission Failure” I Would Like To Be Contacted To Have Further Discussion On This Problem. Thank You *tr Updated 02/20/2015 *js

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 3500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDZK3EH8DS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2013 problem was reported in INDIANAPOLIS, IN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

Jan 24, 2013

Power Train Toyota 2013
Toyota
Location
Hartland, WI
Model Highlander
System Power Train
Speed

The Contact Owns A 2013 toyota highlander. While Attempting To Accelerate From A Stop, The Accelerator Pedal Was Depressed But The Vehicle Hesitated. The Vehicle Was Taken To A Dealer Who Was Unable To Diagnose Or Repair The Vehicle. The Failure Recurred On Numerous Occasions. The Manufacturer Was Notified Of The Failure. The Failure Mileage Was 16,000. Ma 10/25/15

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 16000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDBK3EH1DS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2013 problem was reported in HARTLAND, WI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Oct 01, 2014

Power Train Toyota 2013
Toyota
Location
Kankakee, IL
Model Highlander
System Power Train
Speed

The Contact Owns A 2013 toyota highlander. The Contact Stated That The Vehicle Hesitated When Accelerating From A Stop Or A Break Without Warning. The Failure Recurred Several Times And, Each Time, The Contact Had To Pump The Accelerator Pedal Up To Three Times In Order To Accelerate. The Vehicle Was Taken To A Local Dealer Who Diagnosed That One Of The Computer Modules That Regulated Acceleration Was Faulty. The Dealer Could Not Determine Which Of The Modules Was Faulty; Therefore, The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Manufacturer Was Notified Of The Failure And Issued A Case Number To Take To The Dealer. The Failure Mileage Was 17,000.

Mileage was 17000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDDK3EH8DS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2013 problem was reported in KANKAKEE, IL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Oct 06, 2015

Power Train Toyota 2013
Toyota
Location
Spanaway, WA
Model Highlander
System Power Train
Speed

From Stop (at Traffic Light, Merging, Etc), Press On Gas Pedal For Acceleration And Vehicle Does Not Go, Hesitates, Then Does Accelerate. This Has Happened Multiple Times, Intermittently, And Has Been Reported To Titus Will toyota Dealership. Since They Have Not Duplicated It, Problem Continues Intermittently. Never Know When This Will Occur. It Is Very Disconcerting And Dangerous. This Vehicle Has A Lot Of “computer” Glitches With Gps Mapping, Bluetooth, Auto Lights, Etc. Maybe Related?

Mileage was 16000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDDK3EH8DS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2013 problem was reported in SPANAWAY, WA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

June 26, 2015

Power Train Toyota 2013
Toyota
Location
St Michaels, MN
Model Highlander
System Power Train
Speed 75

The Contact Owns A 2013 toyota highlander. The Contact Stated That While Driving At Approximately 75 Mph, There Was An Abnormal Noise Coming From The Transmission. In Addition, The Failure Occurred When Driving 40 Mph Or Higher. The Contact Mentioned That The Vehicle Was Serviced Under A Manufacturer Warranty For The Transmission In November Of 2015. The Contact Stated That The Transmission Utilized Was Rebuilt. The Dealer Diagnosed That The Transmission Utilized For The Repair Met The Manufacturer Standards. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Manufacturer Was Notified Of The Failure. The Approximate Failure Mileage Was 200.

Mileage was 200 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDBK3EH5DS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2013 problem was reported in ST MICHAELS, MN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 75 mph.

Nov 16, 2015

Power Train Toyota 2013
Toyota
Location
Kernersville, NC
Model Highlander
System Power Train
Speed

The Contact Owns A 2013 toyota highlander. While The Vehicle Was Being Reversed, The Hatchback Open Warning Light Illuminated. The Contact Stated That The Gear Shift Lever Was Placed In Park Before Exiting The Vehicle. While Attempting To Close The Hatch, The Vehicle Started To Roll Backwards And Knocked The Contact To The Ground. The Vehicle Rolled Down An Embankment And Crashed Into A Tree. The Contact Sustained Injuries To The Hip And Arms, Which Did Not Require Medical Attention. A Police Report Was Not Filed. The Vehicle Was Not Towed From The Crash Site. The Manufacturer Was Notified Of The Failure. The Approximate Failure Mileage Was 39,000. Updated 09/01/16*lj

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. Mileage was 39000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDBK3EH4DS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2013 problem was reported in KERNERSVILLE, NC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

July 12, 2016

Power Train Toyota 2013
Toyota
Location
Seattle, WA
Model Highlander
System Power Train
Speed 0

I Am Asking That The Nhtsa Investigate The 2013 highlander Limited For The Ability To Turn Off The Car While In “drive” After Parking. We Purchased Our Car New Form The Dealer, And Ever Since We Have Been Able To Turn The Car Off The Vehicle After Parking But In “drive” Which Has Led To The Car Unintentionally Rolling Downhill On Several Times. On Two Occasions It Has Led To The Car Not Restarting. We Have Asked Our Local Dealer And Service People, At toyota Of Seattle, About This Several Times And Have Been Told, Albeit With Inconstant Reasoning, That The Car Was Designed To Have This Capability. We Have Two Small Children And To Us This Seem Extremely Dangerous, As The Only Way To Be Alerted To The Fact That You’ve Left The Car In “drive”, Other Than The Vehicle Rolling, Is A Beep Sound. However, This Beep Is The Exact Same Sound Alert You Get When Your Lights Are On, Or A Door Is Open, Or You’re Running Out Of Gas — Making It A Common Sound That Does Not Signify A Dangerous Situation. Also, Often This Sound Does Not Register In The Brain Until You Are Out Of The Vehicle, Because The Same Sound Is Used To Alert That A Door Has Been Opened Before The Car Was Turned Off. In Which Case, The Noise Goes Away After You Get Out And Close The Door. We Have Had Several Occasions Where Our Children Have Gotten Out Of The Parked Vehicle While We’re Trying To Determine The Source Of The Beep And Then The Car Will Start Rolling. I Am A Careful Person, So Given My Innumerable Close Calls With This Issue I Encourage You To Investigate This Issue Before Someone Is Killed. Thank You Of Your Time. Sincerely, [xxx] Information Redacted Pursuant To The Freedom Of Information Act (foia), 5 U.s.c. 552(b)(6). *tr

Mileage was 50000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDDK3EH6DS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2013 problem was reported in SEATTLE, WA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2013 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Apr 26, 2018

Power Train Toyota 2013
Toyota
Location
Ashburn, VA
Model Highlander
System Power Train
Speed

Head Gasket Leaked Car Less Than 100k Miles And Less Than 5 Years. Google Search Showed Similar Problems With Other highlanders.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDDK3EH4DS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2013 problem was reported in ASHBURN, VA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Aug 01, 2018

2013 Toyota Highlander problems and complaints, up-to-date recall information and reviews. If you are researching a used Toyota Highlander, driving a 2013 Toyota Highlander, or if you are planning to purchase one, review owner-reported Power Train problems and defects.

2012 Toyota Highlander Power Train problems, defects and reviews. Updated December 18, 2018.

Toyota Highlander Power Train problems and reviews: 5.

Are you driving a 2012 Toyota HIGHLANDER, or planning to buy one? Review reported Power Train problems and defects.

Power Train Toyota 2012
Toyota
Location
Salem, OR
Model Highlander
System Power Train
Speed 10

After Pulling Into A Parking Space, Then Braking, I Backed Up To Realign The Vehicle Better. When I Pulled In This Time And Brake, The Vehicle Did Not Stop. I Continued To Put My Foot On The Brake Repeatedly, But The Vehicle Still Did Not Stop. The Engine Then Revved Up And Accelerated. At This Same Time The Gear Shift Went Into Neutral And Then Back Into Drive. The Vehicle Finally Came To A Stop As It Hit The Building In Front Of Me, Causing Damage To The Building, And The Front Of My Vehicle. I Was Able To Back Up The Vehicle And Park It In The Parking Space, With Not Problem Braking It To Stop This Time. *tr

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 4989 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDBK3EH2CS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2012 problem was reported in SALEM, OR. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

July 17, 2012

Power Train Toyota 2012
Toyota
Location
San Rafael, CA
Model Highlander
System Power Train
Speed 40

The Contact Owns A 2012 toyota highlander. The Contact Stated That While Driving 40 Mph, She Attempted To Brake But The Vehicle Accelerated Rapidly Instead. She Attempted To Apply The Brake However The Brake Pedal Had Become Very Stiff. She Had To Apply Extreme Pressure To The Brake And The Vehicle Stopped 15 Feet Later. She Shifted Into Neutral And Turned The Vehicle Off. The Vehicle Was Taken To The Dealer For Diagnosis Where The Contact Was Informed That There Was An Idle Up Clutch Defect, Which Occurred At Low Speeds And When The Air Conditioner Was Activated. The Dealer Would Not Repair The Vehicle. The Manufacturer Was Notified But Offered No Assistance. The Vehicle Had Not Been Repaired. The Failure Mileage Was 6,200 And Current Mileage Was 6,800. Updated 08/28/12*lj The Consumer Stated The Vehicle Began To Move Forward And The Engine Reached 1600 Rpm Even Though She Was Only Driving 10 Mph. The Brake Pedal Became Hard And The Vehicle Would Not Stop. She Shifted Into Neutral And Applied The Brakes Again And The Vehicle Stopped. She Then Shut Off The Ignition And Waited About 7-10 Minutes.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 6200 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDZA3EH7CS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2012 problem was reported in SAN RAFAEL, CA. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20120101. Vehicle was using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was using Cruise Control.Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2012 drive type:RWD. FUEL SYSTEM:Fuel injection. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph. DEALER’S NAME: MOMENTUM TOYOTA . DEALER’S CITY: FAIRFIELD . DEALER’S STATE CODE: CA.

June 29, 2012

Power Train Toyota 2012
Toyota
Location
Grand Prairie, TX
Model Highlander
System Power Train
Speed 0

I Was Stopped At An Intersection (red Light) And Was Needing To Make A Left Turn. The Light Turned Green But This Intersection Does Not Have A Green Arrow So You Have To Yield To The Oncoming Traffic. As I Proceeded Forwarded A Little Bit Into The Middle Of The Intersection So I Could Make My Left Turn, I Slowed Down To Almost A Stop Because There Were Too Many Cars And I Couldn’t Turn At That Moment. Then There Was A Window Of Opportunity For Me To Turn Shortly After I Slowed Down Almost To A Stop And I Stepped On The Gas To Go, Then Nothing Happened. The Vehicle Just Paused For About 2 Or 3 Seconds And Then Suddenly Jumped Forward. My Wife Was In The Car And She Thought It Was Me Mashing On The Accelerator Pedal But I Didn’t, It’s Just That The Vehicle Didn’t Do Anything And Then Suddenly Jumped Forward! Luckily When This Delay Happened, I Wasn’t In The Oncoming Traffics Lane, Nor Were There Any Oncoming Traffic Close At That Moment. At The Time This Happened, I Even Thought Maybe It Was Me Not Giving The Vehicle Enough Gas, But It Happened Again About A Month Later. This Is When I Did A Google Search For Delayed Acceleration And I Came Upon Other’s Who Have Mentioned The Exact Same Thing Happening With Their toyota Vehicles As Well. Please Look Into This As This Is Very Dangerous. This Vehicle Is Less Than Two Years Old And I’ve Read That Others Have Had This Problem With Their Older toyota Vehicles. I’ve Even Read That toyota Knows Of The Issue Already But They Have No Fix????? *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 18800 miles. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2012 problem was reported in GRAND PRAIRIE, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

May 18, 2013

Power Train Toyota 2012
Toyota
Location
Saint Charles, IL
Model Highlander
System Power Train
Speed 20

We Were Driving In A Parking Lot With Our 2 Small Children When All Of The Sudden The Car Jerked Like We Were Rear Ended. I Pushed The Gas Pedal Again To Have It Only Happen Multiple Times. It Was Very Scary. If We Were On The Road We Would Have Definitely Been In An Accident. We Called Roadside Assistance And Had To Have The Vehicle Towed To The Nearest toyota Dealer Which Was Very Far From Our Home. The Dealer Put In A New Transmission After Finding Metal Debris In The Fluid. After A Few Days The Car Started Acting Up Again And Was Brought To Another Dealer. That Dealer Ordered Yet Another Transmission And Put In A Second One Making Sure It Was Calibrated. toyota Corporate Out Of California Was Involved The Whole Time. They Responded And Was On Top Of Everything That Had Occurred With The Defective Vehicle. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 1500 miles. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2012 problem was reported in SAINT CHARLES, IL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph.

Sept 01, 2012

Power Train Toyota 2012
Toyota
Location
Chester, NJ
Model Highlander
System Power Train
Speed 0

Placed Vehicle In Park In Garage And Took Foot Off Brake. I Opened The Car Door To Make Sure In Was Parked Straight, And The Car Began Rolling Backwards. Them Car Rolled About A Foot, With The Door Striking A Garage Pillar Before I Could Apply The Brakes. Damage To The Vehicle Was Only Cosmetic, But The Event Was Unnerving And Potentially Very Dangerous.

Mileage was 37000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDBK3EH9CS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2012 problem was reported in CHESTER, NJ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Oct 01, 2015

2012 Toyota Highlander problems and complaints, up-to-date recall information and reviews. If you are researching a used Toyota Highlander, driving a 2012 Toyota Highlander, or if you are planning to purchase one, review owner-reported Power Train problems and defects.

2011 Toyota Highlander Power Train problems, defects and reviews. Updated December 18, 2018.

Toyota Highlander Power Train problems and reviews: 9.

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Power Train Toyota 2011
Toyota
Location
Hudson, NH
Model Highlander
System Power Train
Speed 40

Vehicle Makes A Very Noticeable, Irritating Whine Or Whistle Noise When Accelerating At 40mph. Stops When Gas Pedal Is Released. Very Constant And Annoying. Did Not Happen When Car Was First Purchased. Have Been Told By toyota That It Was The Transfer Case, Which They Replaced. Did Not Fix The Problem. Now They Tell Me It Is Normal. Test Drove Another Vehicle From Their Lot Of The Same Exact Year, Make, Model. No Noise At All. This Is Not Normal. toyota Knows About The Problem, But They Are Denying It. Other toyota Vehicles (i.e. Rav4, Tundra) Had/have The Same Problem. Forums Tell Me It Is The Transmission. Waiting On Appointment For A Field Tech From toyota To Examine It. *tr

Mileage was 9000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDBK3EHXBS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2011 problem was reported in HUDSON, NH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

Oct 01, 2011

Power Train Toyota 2011
Toyota
Location
Tucson, AZ
Model Highlander
System Power Train
Speed 3

The Following Email/report Was Sent To The toyota Dealership From Whom I Had Purchased This New Vehicle: I Am Writing To Report An Abnormal Incident, Which May Or May Not Be Related To The Stall Problem I Had Encountered, And Which You Inspected During My Last Visit. In This Incident, I Was Very Gently Trying To Move The Car Into My Garage From A Stationary Position (there Is A Small 10 To 15 Degree Grade Over A 3 Ft Distance Before The Garage Floor Became Level Again). As I Slowly Pressed Down On The Accelerator, The Car Started To Move Slowly In A Normal Fashion, But After Moving Half Way Into The Garage, It Suddenly Accelerated, Almost At Full Throttle… I Had To Slam On The Brake As Hard As I Could React, Missing A Crash By Only A Few Inches. As I Tried To Analyze What Happened, The Only Thing That I Can Think Of Is That As I Was Moving Slowly Enough Where Most Likely Only The Electric Motor Was Moving The Car, But Then Very Suddenly That Electric Motor Sourced Its Absolute Full power To Accelerate The Wheels —almost As If The Sw Decided To Ignore My Very Soft Pressure On The Gas Pedal And Source Maximum power. Please Advise When Your toyota Engineers Will Be Visiting You Again So That They May Review This Latest Abnormality. I Am Also Forwarding This Message To The National Auto Safety Department, Since I Am Now Quite Concerned About Safety. *tr

Mileage was 5930 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JTEDC3EH1B2. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2011 problem was reported in TUCSON, AZ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: HYBRID ELECTRIC. VEHICLE SPEED: 3 mph.

May 01, 2012

Power Train Toyota 2011
Toyota
Location
Elmhurst, NY
Model Highlander
System Power Train
Speed

I Only Have 7k Miles In My Car I Own The Car For Only 1 Year. I Notice That The Steering Wheel Is Not Balance At All. At Least 5-10 Degree To The Right. I Have My Car Service Every 6 Months With toyota It Should Be Balanced And Done The Tire Rotation??? Also The Transmission Occasionally Stall About 1-2 Second When I Accelerate To 30-40 Mph. I Am Afraid That The Transmission Will Have Problem Within This 2-3 Years. Like Honda Transmission Failure On Odyssey. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 5000 miles. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2011 problem was reported in ELMHURST, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Apr 18, 2012

Power Train Toyota 2011
Toyota
Location
Troutville, VA
Model Highlander
System Power Train
Speed 10

At Low Speed, The Auto Has A Serious Delay When You Press Down On The Gas Pedal To Enter A Lane Of Traffic Such As Entering An Interstate From An Entrance Ramp. After The Delay The Auto Then Surges Into The Traffic Lane. toyota Officials Claim It Is Caused By A Communication Problem Between The Computer And The Transmission. They Told Me That It Cannot Be Corrected. I Feel That The Delay And Surge Is Not Safe. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 8500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDDK3EH3BS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2011 problem was reported in TROUTVILLE, VA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

Aug 10, 2011

Power Train Toyota 2011
Toyota
Location
Manlius, NY
Model Highlander
System Power Train
Speed 65

The Contact Owns A 2011 toyota highlander. The Contact Stated That The Check Engine Warning Light Illuminated Constantly And The Engine Exhibited An Abnormal Roaring Noise. The Vehicle Was Taken Back To The Dealer Several Times For The Failure Who Advised The Contact That Nothing Was Wrong With The Engine And The Noise The Engine Was Exhibiting Was A Normal Occurrence. The Contact Stated That In August 2012 While Driving 65 Mph, The Vehicle Made A Clucking Noise And The Vehicle Stalled Without Warning. The Contact Was Able To Place The Gear Into Reverse And Into A Parking Area. The Vehicle Was Towed To The Dealer Who Located The Failure As The Transmission Solenoid Clutch Assembly. The Transmission Solenoid Clutch Assembly Was Replaced However, The Failure Was Not Corrected. The Vehicle Would Not Accelerate And The Abnormal Noise Persisted. The Failure Mileage Was 3,467 And The Current Mileage Was 20,896. Updated 10/03/12*lj Updated 10/3/2012*js

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 3467 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDBK3EH8BS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2011 problem was reported in MANLIUS, NY. Original Owner. Vehicle was purchased on 20110728. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2011 drive type:AWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph. DEALER’S NAME: ROMANO TOYOTA . DEALER’S TELEPHONE NUMBER: 315-445-2152 . DEALER’S CITY: EAST SYRACUSE . DEALER’S STATE CODE: NY. DEALER’S ZIPCODE: 13057 .

Sept 23, 2011

Power Train Toyota 2011
Toyota
Location
Cary, NC
Model Highlander
System Power Train
Speed 5

When Making A Left Or Right Hand Turn From A Stop Or Barely Moving And Applying The Gas Pedal Slowly, The Car Acts Like It Going To Stall. I Say “acts” Because If The Engine Stalls, It Would Be Difficult To Brake Or Steer. The Engine Has Not Stopped In These Cases; It Seems Like The Transmission Is Trying To Shift Up Or Down But Cannot Make Up Its Mind And Just Coasts (scary If Oncoming Traffic Is Closing The Gap). Making Left Hand Turns Are The Most Dangerous Since You Are Looking For A Break In The Oncoming Traffic Before Completing The Turn; Oncoming Cars Tend Not To Slow Down When They See You Making A Turn In Front Of Them. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 25000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDZK3EH6BS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2011 problem was reported in CARY, NC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2011 drive type:FWD. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph.

Oct 02, 2013

Power Train Toyota 2011
Toyota
Location
Mckinney, TX
Model Highlander
System Power Train
Speed 0

T-sb-0201-11 From toyota States “some Vehicles Equipped With 2gr-fe/fxe Towing Package Engines May Exhibit An Oil Seep From The Engine Oil Cooler Pipes.” This Tsb Affects toyota And Lexus Vehicles Going Back To At Least 2008-present. This Is A Major Issue, And I Feel This Should Be Handled As A Recall Instead Of A Tsb Due To The Severity Of The Issue If/when The Pipe Breaks. I Recently Elected To Have My Vehicle Repaired On My Own Just So I Wouldn’t Have To Worry About This Issue Happening To Me Or My Wife, And Thus Blowing Up My highlander‘s Engine Causing Thousands Of Dollars In Damages. Seems Pretty Bad That A Recall Can Be Issued For Floor Mats And Accelerator Issues, But No Recall Is Issued For This Issue Which Can Drain The Oil From Your Engine In A Minute, Blow Up Your Engine, And Then Possibly Wreck Your Vehicle. Consumer’s Engines Are Now Being Destroyed, And This Is Showing Up In Different Online Forums. I Feel That The Nhtsa Needs To Force toyota To Replace All Of The Defective Engine Oil Cooler Pipes With The Newer Metal Ones That The Tsb Addresses. They Should Also Be Forced To Reimburse All Costs To Those Individuals That Either Needed To Have The Repair Done, Or Decided To Preventatively Have The Repair Done On Their Own Before Those Pipes Burst On Their Own. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 73682 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDBK3EH4BS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2011 problem was reported in MCKINNEY, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2011 drive type:AWD. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Jan 05, 2015

Power Train Toyota 2011
Toyota
Location
Matawan, NJ
Model Highlander
System Power Train
Speed 38

When Car Goes Above 38 Mph A Abnormal Whine Noise Emanates From The Transmission

Mileage was 49000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDDK3EH6BS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2011 problem was reported in MATAWAN, NJ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 38 mph.

July 07, 2017

Power Train Toyota 2011
Toyota
Location
Garnet Valley, PA
Model Highlander
System Power Train
Speed 40

When Car Goes Above Around 35-45 Mph A Abnormal Whine Noise Emanates From The Transmission

Mileage was 95000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDBK3EH6BS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2011 problem was reported in GARNET VALLEY, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

Apr 02, 2018

2011 Toyota Highlander problems and complaints, up-to-date recall information and reviews. If you are researching a used Toyota Highlander, driving a 2011 Toyota Highlander, or if you are planning to purchase one, review owner-reported Power Train problems and defects.

2010 Toyota Highlander Power Train problems, defects and reviews. Updated December 18, 2018.

Toyota Highlander Power Train problems and reviews: 6.

Are you driving a 2010 Toyota HIGHLANDER, or planning to buy one? Review reported Power Train problems and defects.

Power Train Toyota 2010
Toyota
Location
Dunfries, VA
Model Highlander
System Power Train
Speed 58

We Have A Brand New toyota highlander (2010) With Only 2200 Miles On It, We Have Recently Noticed That At Highway Speeds Between 58 – 64 Mph, It Consistently Makes A Very Noticeable, Resonating Vibration Sound. Car Is Under Warranty And We Took It To A toyota Dealer To Have It Checked On 7/15/10. They Confirmed The Problem But Could Not Identify Why It Is Occurring. They Drove Another Brand New highlander From Their Lot For Comparison Purposes And Told Us That The Other highlander Had The Exact Same Issue. We Were Told That toyota Might Issue A Technical Safety Bulletin (tsb) About The Problem And A Proposed Solution, We Were Then Advised That We Should Ask About A Tsb Every Time We Bring The Car In For Routine Service. Bottom Line – The Issue Still Exists And Noone Seems To Know Why. We Were Told To Drive The Car Because There Was Nothing To Be Concerned About That Was Obvious. So, We Are Now Driving The Car – And Still Listening To It Vibrate Between 58 – 64 Mph. I Have Been A Lifelong toyota Owner And Bought This New highlander Even Though toyota Was Receiving So Much Bad Press. We Have Had A Number Of Annoying Quality Control Issues With It – But This One Is Perplexing And Disconcerting. I Am Hoping That Nhtsa Might Get toyota‘s Attention On This Matter As It Is Highly Unusual And Unexplainable By toyota‘s Own Technicians. Thanks For Any Assistance You Can Offer. I Would Be Happy To Cooperate With Any Follow-up Action Nhtsa Might Choose To Take. *tr

Mileage was 2250 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDJK3EH3AS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2010 problem was reported in DUNFRIES, VA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 58 mph.

July 15, 2010

Power Train Toyota 2010
Toyota
Location
Granada Hills, CA
Model Highlander
System Power Train
Speed

When Steering Either Left Or Right During Forward Or Reverse Movement Of The Vehicle, There’s A Loud Clunk Noise. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDKK3EH6AS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2010 problem was reported in GRANADA HILLS, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Apr 10, 2014

Power Train Toyota 2010
Toyota
Location
Denton, TX
Model Highlander
System Power Train
Speed 4

Twice In September 2014, As I Was Approaching A Stop Light, I Pressed The Brakes And Slowed To Nearly A Stop. The Engine Suddenly Accelerated Very High, And If I Had Not Already Had A Foot On The Brakes, I Would Have Gone Into An Intersection. The Engine Was Running So High That It Was Difficult To Keep It From Moving. I Shifted Into Neutral, Came To A Complete Stop, And While The Transmission Was In Neutral, Took My Foot Off The Brake Pedal. The Engine Immediately Returned To Normal Idle. This Same Sequence Happened Both Times. This Has Happened Twice This Month, But These Are The First Occurrences Since I Purchased The Vehicle New. I Called The toyota Dealer, And The Service Person Said That If The Vehicle Isn’t Demonstrating That Behavior When I Bring It In, They Would Not Be Able To Find What Caused It. They Indicated That The Vehicle Data Recorder Would Not Record Such An Event. They Said They Would Add A Note About This To The Record They Have On This Vehicle (they Have Done All The Service Since I Purchased It From Them). I Have Already Decided That Should It Happen Again, I Will Trade The Vehicle. I Don’t Like Having To Keep My Hand On The Gearshift, Ready To Shift Into Neutral. I Saw A Report In Usatoday That Sudden Acceleration In toyotas Is Being Investigated Again. I Wanted To Add My Experience To The Mix. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 31000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDYK3EH5AS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2010 problem was reported in DENTON, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2010 drive type:FWD. VEHICLE SPEED: 4 mph.

Sept 01, 2014

Power Train Toyota 2010
Toyota
Location
Fallston, MD
Model Highlander
System Power Train
Speed 25

The Transmission Exhibits Transmission Flare And Extremely Rough Shifting. As The Problem Progressed I Was Told I Needed A New Transmission.

Mileage was 66000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDDK3EH9AS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2010 problem was reported in FALLSTON, MD. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph.

June 27, 2013

Power Train Toyota 2010
Toyota
Location
Chesapeake, VA
Model Highlander
System Power Train
Speed 35

When Turning Steering Wheel A Clicking Noise Is Heard. There Is A Tsb Out On This Problem While Vehicle Is In Motion A Noise Was Heard, And A Loud Humming Noise Is Coming From The Rear. Vehicle Was Inspected To Find Problem And Differential Assembly Need To Be Replaced. There Is A Tsb Out On This Problem

Mileage was 100100 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDDK3EHXAS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2010 problem was reported in CHESAPEAKE, VA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

Oct 19, 2017

Power Train Toyota 2010
Toyota
Location
Indianapolis, IN
Model Highlander
System Power Train
Speed

Failure Of Torque Converter Clutch Solenoid. Solution Torque Converter Replacement. ~80,000 Miles On toyota U760e 6-speed Transmission. Same Transmission Used In toyota Camry (u760e) Was Covered By Warranty Enhancement Program – Ze5. Manufacturer Will Not Cover Any Cost Of This Transmission Failure.

Mileage was 83000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JTEZA3EH6A2. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2010 problem was reported in INDIANAPOLIS, IN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Apr 30, 2018

2010 Toyota Highlander problems and complaints, up-to-date recall information and reviews. If you are researching a used Toyota Highlander, driving a 2010 Toyota Highlander, or if you are planning to purchase one, review owner-reported Power Train problems and defects.

2019 Toyota Camry Power Train problems, defects and reviews. Updated December 18, 2018.

Toyota Camry Power Train problems and reviews: 1.

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Power Train Toyota 2019
Toyota
Location
Stockton, CA
Model Camry
System Power Train
Speed 65

Engine Exhaust Leak.engine Knocking Loud .idle Air Controller Not Work Struck Open.rpm High And Low At Stop Signal

Mileage was 289 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4T1B11HK8KU. TOYOTA CAMRY 2019 problem was reported in STOCKTON, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Dec 03, 2018

2019 Toyota Camry problems and complaints, up-to-date recall information and reviews. If you are researching a used Toyota Camry, driving a 2019 Toyota Camry, or if you are planning to purchase one, review owner-reported Power Train problems and defects.

2017 Toyota Camry Power Train problems, defects and reviews. Updated December 18, 2018.

Toyota Camry Power Train problems and reviews: 1.

Are you driving a 2017 Toyota CAMRY, or planning to buy one? Review reported Power Train problems and defects.

Power Train Toyota 2017
Toyota
Location
Philadelphia, PA
Model Camry
System Power Train
Speed 60

I Been Experiencing Unintended Acceleration On The Highway Maybe About 3 To 5 Hours Into Driving. The Car Jerks And Picks Up Speed A Few Miles Per Hour. As You Can See In The Attached Photo. I Have Many Attempts With The Dealer To Take A Look At It But The Problem Hasn’t Been Duplicated. The Car Also Has A Sluggish Take Off Intermittently And You Can Hear The Transmission Dragging At Times. I Also Have Video Footage And More Photos. The Vehicle Dashboard Also Gives Incorrect Speed Ratings.

Mileage was 59 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4T1BF1FK1HU. TOYOTA CAMRY 2017 problem was reported in PHILADELPHIA, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

Feb 15, 2017

2017 Toyota Camry problems and complaints, up-to-date recall information and reviews. If you are researching a used Toyota Camry, driving a 2017 Toyota Camry, or if you are planning to purchase one, review owner-reported Power Train problems and defects.

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

Toyota Camry Power Train problems and reviews: 39.

Are you driving a 2018 Toyota CAMRY, or planning to buy one? Review reported Power Train problems and defects.

Power Train Toyota 2018
Toyota
Location
Copperas Cove, TX
Model Camry
System Power Train
Speed 30

The Transmission Clunks When The Lower Forward Transmission Gear Engages When Accelerating On To The Highway. This Transmission Defect Can Also Be Described As A Thud That Gives The Driver The Impression The camry Transmission Will Fail Should The Driver Continue To Apply Pressure On The Accelerator Pedal.

Mileage was 450 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4T1B11HK1JU. TOYOTA CAMRY 2018 problem was reported in COPPERAS COVE, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

Jan 30, 2018

Power Train Toyota 2018
Toyota
Location
Brooklyn, NY
Model Camry
System Power Train
Speed 45

The Car Has Acceleration/speed Problems. The Car Has Only 200 Miles, Took It In Te Highway And Takes Too Long To Reach Highway Speed. It Rarely Reaches And Stays At Lower Speed. Like Others It Seems This camry Will Have A Lot Rear-end Accidents Due To The Lack Of Speed Performance. I Feel Scare To Drive This Car, Too Difficult To Change Lanes, Too Difficult To Keep Up With Traffic. If Cars Are Approaching At Highway Speed And You Are Changing Lines You More Than Likely Will End Up Rear- End. It Took Me Two And A Half Hours To Complete A 1 Hour Trip Due To Lack Of Speed, Car Not Responding And Fear Of Getting Rear-end By Other Cars Who Were Hurning Because Car Wouldn’t Speed Up. Car Is Too Unsafe. I Don’t Know What Happened To toyota. Worst Car Ever.

Mileage was 200 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4T1B61HK4JU. TOYOTA CAMRY 2018 problem was reported in BROOKLYN, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

Feb 22, 2018

Power Train Toyota 2018
Toyota
Location
San Francisco, CA
Model Camry
System Power Train
Speed

I Purchased Brand New 2018 camry Se November 2017 About A Week After Purchase I Noticed The Car Shifts Into Gear Roughly And Jerks A Lot When Driving Similar To Driving A Manual Transmission Car So I Attempted To Contact The Salesman Who Sold Me The Car Only To Get The Runaround About Who To Talk To Finally When I Took My Car In They Checked All 20 Something Computers On The Car And Said They Saw No Errors Being Reported Went For A Test Drive Nothing So They Sent Me On My Way Car Was Still Doing The Same Thing So I Tried A Different toyota Dealer Left The Car All Day They Checked Systems Said It Was Updated And That I Probably Need To Drive The Car More So It Can Get Acclimated With My Driving So I Had This Car For 3 Months And It Still Does The Same Thing Hesitation When Stepping On The Gas, Revs Up Pretty High Before Switching Gears, Hard Shifts Into Gears, And Jerking Excessively This Car So Far Has Been A Nightmare Im Very Unsatisfied With My New Car Purchase

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JTNB11HK9J3. TOYOTA CAMRY 2018 problem was reported in SAN FRANCISCO, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Nov 07, 2017

Power Train Toyota 2018
Toyota
Location
Windsor Heights, IA
Model Camry
System Power Train
Speed

2018 camry Xse V6 – If The Car Is Not Fully Warmed Up And You Accelerate From A Stop, The Shift From 1st To 2nd Gear Is Very Rough. It Is More Pronounced If You Are Accelerating Up A Hill. The Only Way To Get Rid Of The Rough 1st To 2nd Gear Shift Before The Car Is Fully Warmed Up Is To Apply Excessive Throttle.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4T1BZ1HK4JU. TOYOTA CAMRY 2018 problem was reported in WINDSOR HEIGHTS, IA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Jan 01, 2018

Power Train Toyota 2018
Toyota
Location
Mt Prospect, IL
Model Camry
System Power Train
Speed 20

The powertrain Is Very Rough At Low Speed. When Pedal Is Pumped Slowly The Gear Changes With A Thud And Jerking. This Feels Worse Than A Manual Gear Car. The Car Drove Around 7500miles. Complaint The Dealership And They Notified It May Be Due To Car Computer Issue.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JTNB11HK3J3. TOYOTA CAMRY 2018 problem was reported in MT PROSPECT, IL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph.

Oct 01, 2017

Power Train Toyota 2018
Toyota
Location
Vancouver, WA
Model Camry
System Power Train
Speed

The Transmission In The 2018 Xse V6 Is Junk. It Is Jerky On Acceleration (like Driving A Manual Transmission) And When Shifting From 1st To 2nd The Shifts Are Hard, And Clunky. Even Worse When Cold. When Coming To A Stop, The Shift From 2nd To 1st Happens With A Huge Thud. Had Dealer Take A Look And They Told Me Nothing Was Wrong After Hooking It Up To Their Computers. Pretty Disappointed In The Way This Brand New Car Drives. Major Hesitations When Accelerating. Causes Entire Car To Jerk Until The Motor Smooths Out. This Loyal toyota Owner For Over 30 Years Is Strongly Thinking About Switching Brands. 5k Miles On Car.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4T1BZ1HK0JU. TOYOTA CAMRY 2018 problem was reported in VANCOUVER, WA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Mar 26, 2018

Power Train Toyota 2018
Toyota
Location
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Model Camry
System Power Train
Speed

Car Is Hesitating/sluggish When Accelerating From A Stop/rolling Stop. Takes Forever To Get To Highway Speeds, Which Is Extremely Dangerous. When There Is Traffic On A Highway, Changing Lanes Into A Lane In Which Traffic Is Going Faster Is Extremely Hard Due To Fear Being Rear-ended. Car Struggles To Get From 0-45 And Will Only Do So When The Accelerator Is Stepped Down All The Way. Transmission Shifts Are Very Jerky. Seems Like The Transmission Doesn