2018 Toyota Highlander Steering problems, defects and reviews. Updated December 18, 2018.

Toyota Highlander Steering problems and reviews: 1.

Are you driving a 2018 Toyota HIGHLANDER, or planning to buy one? Review reported Steering problems and defects.

Steering Toyota 2018
Toyota
Location
Daisytown, PA
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed 45

My Vehicle Cannot Be Aligned. This Is A Very Dangerous Driving Condition. Especially On Wet Roads. toyota Has Had 5 Plus Attempts To Correct This.vehicle Was Driven By 2 toyota Headquarters Specialist. They Deemed The Vehicle Safe To Drive. 48hrs After It Was Taken To Another Dealership. This Dealership Found The Front Driver Side Wheel Toe Out Severely. They Corrected The Misalignment. At Least On Paper Thats The Way It Looked Until On My Way Home From The Dealership This Vehicle Pulled Me Into On Coming Traffic.

Mileage was 7616 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDBZRFH1JS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2018 problem was reported in DAISYTOWN, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

June 02, 2018

2018 Toyota Highlander problems and complaints, up-to-date recall information and reviews. If you are researching a used Toyota Highlander, driving a 2018 Toyota Highlander, or if you are planning to purchase one, review owner-reported Steering problems and defects.

2016 Toyota Highlander Steering problems, defects and reviews. Updated December 18, 2018.

Toyota Highlander Steering problems and reviews: 2.

Are you driving a 2016 Toyota HIGHLANDER, or planning to buy one? Review reported Steering problems and defects.

Steering Toyota 2016
Toyota
Location
San Diego, CA
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed 5

Brand New Car In The Shop Twice During First Week. Following Refueling (not Topped Off – Stopped At First Click) The Car Starts Stalling At Red Lights Or At Low Speeds. Has Done This A Dozen Times. On The Highway Car Stutters, Check Engine Light Comes On And Traction Control Becomes Disabled. The Dealership Says This Is Due To Overfilling The Gas Tank And Changed The Carbon Cartridge For The Evac This Is Definitely Not The Case. A Second Refill After The Repair Confirmed That The Problem Exists Even When Filling Up Very Carefully. If Gasoline Is Filling Up This Component Then There Is Something Seriously Wrong With This Vehicle And Its Dangerous To Drive. Again This Car Is Only 9 Days Old And In The Shop Twice For The Same Reason. Losing Power At A Busy Intersection Is Dangerous As This Has Happened In Areas Where Cars Are Moving Quite Fast. I Was Almost Rear Ended When My Car Stalled.

Mileage was 100 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDZARFH4GS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2016 problem was reported in SAN DIEGO, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph.

Apr 11, 2016

Steering Toyota 2016
Toyota
Location
Erie, PA
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed 10

I Was Just Proceeding From A Stop At A 4 Way Intersection Go Very Slowly When I Received A Warning On My Dashboard Saying “eps Failure, Steering Wheel Harder To Turn”. I Was Then Physically Unable To Turn The Steering Wheel, Almost As If The Power Steering Was Disabled. This Was At An Extremely Busy Intersection And I Almost Hit A Telephone Pole. Even When Trying To Back Up And Turn, My Vehicle Was Unable To Steer Other Than Going Straight Forward And Back. After Turning The Vehicle Off And Restarting It, The Error Went Away And My Steering Resumed As Normal, But I Smelled A Burning Smell. This Was A Very Scary Incident And I Could Have Been Seriously Injured If I Had Hit The Telephone Pole, If I Had Been Going Faster, Or Someone In The Intersection Could Have Hit Me. There Was A Recall For This Exact Issue In The 2015 Model And It Should Probably Be Expanded As This Issue Seems To Exist With The 2016 Model As Well.

Mileage was 41000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDDKRFH7GS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2016 problem was reported in ERIE, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

Nov 01, 2018

2016 Toyota Highlander problems and complaints, up-to-date recall information and reviews. If you are researching a used Toyota Highlander, driving a 2016 Toyota Highlander, or if you are planning to purchase one, review owner-reported Steering problems and defects.

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

Toyota Highlander Steering problems and reviews: 16.

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

Steering Toyota 2015
Toyota
Location
Mercer Island, WA
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed 0

I Received A Recall Notice In The Mail On May 12 About A Possible Defective Circuit Board For The Electric Power Steering. I Took The Car To A toyota Dealer On May 13, And Was Told Later That Day That My Car Did Indeed Have One Of The Units Deemed Defective. I Was Given A Loaner Car At No Charge. Everything Seemed Ok, But Now It Is 10 Days Later, And No Replacement Part Has Arrived. Not Only That But Both The Dealer And The National Customer Service Number Are Completely Unable To Predict When Any Replacement Parts Will Be Available. Is There Any Way To Make toyota More Responsive? Is There Any Way To Get toyota To Put More Pressure On The Manufacturer Of The Circuit Board In Question? What Constitutes A “reasonable Time” For toyota To Remedy This Defect?

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 4700 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDDCRFHXFS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2015 problem was reported in MERCER ISLAND, WA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

May 13, 2015

Steering Toyota 2015
Toyota
Location
Chula Vista, CA
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed

A Safety Recall On A Possible Defective Circuit Board For The Electric Power Steering, I Was Told That There Is No Parts Available To Replace The Defective Parts And They Don’t Even Know When Is The Parts Will Be Available.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDKKRFH5FS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2015 problem was reported in CHULA VISTA, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

May 23, 2015

Steering Toyota 2015
Toyota
Location
Colorado Springs, CO
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed

The Contact Owns A 2015 toyota highlander. The Contact Received Notification Of Nhtsa Campaign Number: 15v144000(steering) However, The Part To Do The Repair Was Unavailable. The Contact Stated That The Manufacturer Exceeded A Reasonable Amount Of Time For The Recall Repair. The Manufacturer Was Not Made Aware Of The Issue. The Contact Had Not Experienced A Failure.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDDKRFH8FS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2015 problem was reported in COLORADO SPRINGS, CO. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

May 14, 2015

Steering Toyota 2015
Toyota
Location
Raleigh, NC
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed 0

I Took My 2015 toyota highlander To Fred Anderson toyota In Raleigh For A Recall On The Ciruit Board For The Electric Power Steering. They Found That My Car Contained The Defecctive Part And Were Unable To Provide Me An Eta On The Replacement Part. The Dealershiip Provided A Camry Rental Car, Not A Comparable Vehicle. The Entire Reason I Purchased The highlander Was Becuase My Family Need A Large Suv. I Traded In A Car For An Suv And Have Received A Car Back From Them. I Have Left Messages For The Rental Car Manager And He Has Not Returned My Calls. The Service Department Indicates Thatt Several highlanders Have Been Waiting For This Part For Over A Month Now, Which Is Unacceptable. It Could Be Over A Month Before I Get My Brand New Vehicle Back (no One Can Tell Me), And I’m Stuck With A Vehicle That Does Not Meet My Families Daily Needs. I Called toyota Corporate And They Have Offered No Further Assistance.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 6000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDKKRFH4FS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2015 problem was reported in RALEIGH, NC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

May 29, 2015

Steering Toyota 2015
Toyota
Location
Marenisco, MI
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed

I Received My Recall Letter For The Eps Ecu Unit 5/13. Inspection Would Take 1.5 Hours, Replacement 2.5 Hours Or Longer Depending On The Dealer’s Work Schedule. The First Available Appt At The Dealership Was 5/20. On 5/20 I Drove To The Dealership For A Morning Appointment And It Was Confirmed That My Vehicle Had The Problem. I Was Told They Had To Order The Part, Would Keep My Vehicle And They Would Provide A Loaner. I Called The Dealership On 5/27 For An Update. Was Told The Part Did Not Arrive But It Was Expected The Next Day. They Would Call With An Update On 5/28. No Call From The Dealership On 5/28 So I Called The toyota Customer Experience Center (cec) And Was Given A Case Number. On 6/1, I Called The Dealership And Was Told The Part Still Had Not Arrived But Had Been Shipped. I Called My Cec Rep And Complained About The Delay. I Was Informed That The Repair Parts Have Been On Back Order Since Last Month And They Are Scheduled To Begin Arriving Sometime During The Month Of June. I Asked For An Explanation Of The Information Disconnect Between The Letter, toyota Corporate And The Dealership On The Part Availability For This Recall . I Also Asked What toyota‘s Definition Of A Reasonable Amount Of Time Was For Addressing This Recall And My Rep Was Unable To Provide An Answer Suggesting That The Time Varied By State. Day 13 Has Passed And Neither My Dealership Nor toyota Seem Have A Clue When This Will Be Resolved. In Addition, Both The Dealership And toyota Were Informed During Our Inital Conversations That I Have A Cross-country Relocation Scheduled For 6/8. My Rep Said She Would Call Me On June 4 To See How Things Are Progressing. We Were Led To Believe In The Recall Letter This Was Less Than A One Day Project When Indeed There Is And Has Been A Serious Supply Chain Problem. Honesty From toyota On Day One Would Have Been Nice.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDJKRFH4FS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2015 problem was reported in MARENISCO, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

May 20, 2015

Steering Toyota 2015
Toyota
Location
Baltimore, MD
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed

The Contact Owns A 2015 toyota highlander. The Contact Stated That While At A Stop Light, The Steering Wheel Seized And Became Difficult To Maneuver When Making A Right Or Left Turn. The Eps Warning Light Illuminated. The Failure Recurred Numerous Times. The Vehicle Was Taken To A Dealer But Was Not Diagnosed Or Repaired. The Manufacturer Was Made Aware Of The Failure. The Failure Mileage Was 38,040.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 38040 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDDKRFH4FS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2015 problem was reported in BALTIMORE, MD. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

May 29, 2015

Steering Toyota 2015
Toyota
Location
Vancouver, WA
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed 0

Received Recall Notice. Scheduled Service On Vehicle For Saturday The 22nd Of September 2015, 0930. Documentation Indicated The Recall Would Take A Total Of Approximately 4 Hours To Complete. Recall Was For Eps Ecu, Urgent Safety Recall. At About 1445, Received Call From Dealer That They Would Have To Order The Part And My Vehicle Would Not Be Ready Until The Part Was In On Tuesday The 25th And Repairs Completed. Why Did They Not Have The Part On Hand At The Dealer If This Was An Urgent Recall? Called toyota, Ref # 1508221403 And They Indicated They Only Send The Part When The Vehicle Has Been Identified As Needing The Repair. This Is Not “within A Reasonable Time” For An Urgent Safety Recall.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 9784 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDDKRFH0FS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2015 problem was reported in VANCOUVER, WA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Aug 22, 2015

Steering Toyota 2015
Toyota
Location
Lexington, SC
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed 40

While Driving On A City Street, The Steering Became Extremely Difficult As If Power Steering Shut Down. “eps Failure, Steering Wheel Harder To Turn” Warning Appeared On The Dash Cluster. We Pulled Over, Turned Off The Vehicle, Then Turned It Back On — The Warning Disappeared And Steering Was Normal Again. Our highlander Was Manufactured In 3/15. My Vin Was Not In The Recall For Nhtsa Campaign Number: 15v144000. toyota Replaced The Steering Computer Under Warranty, At No Charge. I’m Writing To Suggest The Extent Of Condition Needs To Be Expanded To Include Additional Vehicles.

Mileage was 14638 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDYKRFH3FS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2015 problem was reported in LEXINGTON, SC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

Dec 14, 2015

Steering Toyota 2015
Toyota
Location
Crozet, VA
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed 0

Two Or Three Times Now, While Paused In Traffic, I Look At The Radio Instrument Panel And It Has Completely Shut Off And Reboots, It Then Causes All Previously Programmed Information In The System To Be Changed. In Addition At The Same Time, The Steering Feels Like It “pauses”. I Checked My Vin It Is Not In The Recall But I Will Be Taking It To The Dealer As Soon As Possible. Once The Electrical Radio/entertainment System Rebooted While Traveling On The Highway, I Only Noticed It Because The Radio Shut Off. I Did Not Notice Anything At That Time With The Steering And I Thought It Was A Fluke, But Now After Three Times, I Am Bringing To The Dealer

Mileage was 65500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDJKRFH7FS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2015 problem was reported in CROZET, VA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Oct 08, 2016

Steering Toyota 2015
Toyota
Location
College Station, TX
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed

When Accelerating From A Stop And Especially When Turning, Say At A Stop Sign, One Looses Control Of Steering. The Car Is Also Difficult To Steer When Going Into Passing Gear. I Fear That Losing Control Is A Major Safety Problem. My toyota Dealership Will Not Do Anything About This Problem. This Happens Repeatedly, Even Though I Drive Conservatively And Has Since I Bought The Car In December 2014.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDYKRFHGF5. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2015 problem was reported in COLLEGE STATION, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Dec 29, 2014

Steering Toyota 2015
Toyota
Location
Houston, TX
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed 60

This Vehicle Has Severe Torque Steer When Accelerating At Highway Speed. The Vehicle Pulls Hard Left And You Have To Fight The Wheel To Maintain Control. It Is Very Dangerous , Especially When Trying To Pass Another Vehicle. My Complaints To The Dealership Were Waved Aside – One Tech Told Me “all Our Front Wheel Drive Cars Do It”

Mileage was 165 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDKKRFH8FS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2015 problem was reported in HOUSTON, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

Apr 20, 2015

Steering Toyota 2015
Toyota
Location
Baconton, GA
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed 50

The Contact Owned A 2015 toyota highlander. While Driving Approximately 50 Mph On A Winding Road, The Steering Wheel Locked Up And Prevented The Contact From Maintaining Control. As A Result, The Vehicle Drove Into A Ditch And Flipped Over. The Air Bags Deployed. The Vehicle Was Destroyed And Towed. A Police Report Was Filed. The Contact Received Injuries To The Face And Leg. Medical Attention Was Not Needed. The Dealer Stated That The Vehicle Was Included In And Repaired Per Nhtsa Campaign Number: 15v144000 (steering). The Contact Stated That They Were Never Informed Of The Recall Or The Repair. The Manufacturer Was Not Made Aware Of The Failure. The Failure Mileage Was 15,425.

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 15425 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDKKRFH8FS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2015 problem was reported in BACONTON, GA. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph.

Apr 08, 2016

Steering Toyota 2015
Toyota
Location
Brooklyn, NY
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed

It Is Hard To Turn Wheel On Low Speed. Both Directions

Mileage was 88000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDBKRFH3FS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2015 problem was reported in BROOKLYN, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Feb 16, 2018

Steering Toyota 2015
Toyota
Location
Centerport, NY
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed 50

An Intermittent Squeaking Noise Occurs When Turning The Steering Wheel Left Or Right. I Have Noticed This When Driving On A Highway As Well As On Local Roads

Mileage was 35000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDJKRFH3FS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2015 problem was reported in CENTERPORT, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph.

May 17, 2018

Steering Toyota 2015
Toyota
Location
Cornelius, NC
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed

The Contact Owns A 2015 toyota highlander. While The Contact’s Son Was Driving At An Unknown Speed, The Steering Warning Indicator Illuminated And The Steering Wheel Seized. The Contact Stated That The Vehicle Exhibited The Same Symptoms As Listed In Nhtsa Campaign Number: 15v144000 (steering). The Vehicle Was Not Taken To A Dealer To Have It Diagnosed Or Repaired. The Manufacturer Was Notified And Stated That The Vehicle Was Not Included In A Recall. The Failure Mileage Was Approximately 43,000. The Vin Was Not Available.

Mileage was 43000 miles. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2015 problem was reported in CORNELIUS, NC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

July 09, 2018

Steering Toyota 2015
Toyota
Location
Valley View, PA
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed

Light On Cruise Control Lever On Steering Column Flickers Off And On If Vehicle Is In Motion And Steering Column Is In Use. Alternator In Car Already Required Replacement At 73,000. Dealership Was Advised Of Issue And I Was Told There Was Nothing Wrong With The Lever.

Mileage was 1000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDDKRFH0FS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2015 problem was reported in VALLEY VIEW, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

June 01, 2015

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 Steering problems and defects.

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

Toyota Highlander Steering problems and reviews: 3.

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

Steering Toyota 2014
Toyota
Location
Hemmingway, SC
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed 0

I Was Backing Out Of My Parking Space And The Vehicle Jerk. Then A Warning Sign Appear On The Dash That Said Eps Failure. The Steering Wheel Was Hard To Turn. I Began To Struggle With The Steering Wheel At That Point It Was Lock. After Several Attempts; I Was Able To Pull Into An Empty Parking Space, Parked The Vehicle And Had It Towed To Dick Dyer In Columbia Sc. The Dealership Was Not Able To Confirm What Was Actually Wrong With The Vehicle. At This Time, They Think They Found The Problem. The Technician Stated He Has Never Seen Such A Problem Before And Was Not Sure How To Fix It. I Did Not Purchased The Vehicle From Dick Dyer Instead I Purchased It From Sparks toyota In Myrtle Beach Sc. They Are Aware Of The Problem And I Was Told To Call The Central Office. I Was Told By The Central Office To Complete The Arbitration Process. I Am In Process Of Doing This Now. At This Time, I Do Not Feel Comfortable Driving This Vehicle And Instead Would Like A Different Vehicle. At Dick Dyer No One Wanted To Sign Off On The Service Invoice Stating The Car Is Fix. I Feel No One Wants To Be Liable For Any Future Issue With The Vehicle If This Does Not Fix The Problem. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 1500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDKKRFH9ES. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2014 problem was reported in HEMMINGWAY, SC. 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: 0 mph.

Sept 08, 2014

Steering Toyota 2014
Toyota
Location
Seattle, WA
Model Highlander
System Steering
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

Steering Toyota 2014
Toyota
Location
Glen Allen, VA
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed 25

My toyota highlander 2014 Has A Huge Security And Safety Issue. Its Steering Wheel Jammed And It Become Completely Disabled While I Was Driving And The Engine Wont Start Again. It Has The Following Messages In The Dashboard. 1-

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

Toyota Highlander Steering problems and reviews: 25.

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

Steering Toyota 2013
Toyota
Location
Blacklick, OH
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed 35

The 2013 highlander Was Serviced In Florida Monday 10/27 For 15000 Miles Service, Today My Sister Was Driving Since Service, The Traction Light Came On ,the Engine Light Was Flashing , The highlander Was Not Stable Driving Straight On The Road And Seemed Like It Needs A Tune Up.i Called The Dealer And It Was Taken Their ,first Response Was Gas Put In, Yes . Was Told Possible The Cap Was Not Put On Right And With Newer Cars It Could Be A Malfunction The Computer.. Turned Out That The Ignition Coil Switch Was Bad On This 2013 highlander. Which Is Why I’m Reporting This Due To Recent Issue With Another Car Manufacture Knowing The Ignition Switch Was Bad On Their Automobiles. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 15000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDZA3EH2DS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2013 problem was reported in BLACKLICK, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2013 drive type:FWD. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

Oct 29, 2014

Steering Toyota 2013
Toyota
Location
Balch Springs, TX
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed 10

I Turned On My Car, Put It On Drive When I Tried To Press The Gas And Turn The Wheel To Get Out Of The Parking Lot The Steering Wheel Locked So Hard I Could Not Turn It. I Pressed On The Brakes But The Brakes Were Not Functioning At All As I Was Pressing On The Brake Pad The Check Engine Light Came On And So Did The Brake Light On The Dash Board, On The Big Screen Where It Shows My Info And Other Fancy Gadgets Showed “brake Malfunction Park Car In Safe Zone” As The Car Drove Forward By Itself And The Brakes Were Not Working The Car Hit An Empty Parking Space To Come To A Complete Stop. I Was At A School Parking Lot With Kids Everywhere Around Me! *tr

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 30500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDZK3EH9DS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2013 problem was reported in BALCH SPRINGS, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2013 drive type:FWD. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

Apr 01, 2015

Steering Toyota 2013
Toyota
Location
Cincinnati, OH
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed 45

The Contact Owns A 2013 toyota highlander. While Driving At Approximately 45 Mph, The Power Steering Failed And The Instrument Panel Displayed That The Power Steering Needed Assistance. The Vehicle Was Driven To The Dealer For Diagnostic Testing. The Technician Stated That The Electronic Computer That Managed The Steering Needed To Be Replaced. The Manufacture Was Notified Of The Failure. The Vin Was Unknown. The Approximate Failure Mileage Was 48,500…..updated 10-27-15 *bf *cn

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 48500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDDK3EH2D5. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2013 problem was reported in CINCINNATI, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

Sept 01, 2015

Steering Toyota 2013
Toyota
Location
Virginia Beach, VA
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed 0

toyota 2013 highlander With 31237 Miles Had To Replace The Steering Shaft Due To Thud-thud Noise When Turning Right Or Left. I Bought Car New From Dealership. Car Still Under Warranty But Was Told It Will Probably Happen Again. Parts And Labor Estimated To Be $500+ Each Time In The Future. According To Information On Internet This Is Not A Random Issue With highlanders And Has Been Going On For Some Time. This Appears To Be A Design Flaw That Is Being Ignored With The Owner Being Required To Foot The Bill. Never Had A Steering Shaft Issue In The Cars I Have Previously Owned Some For Over 100,000 Miles, U.s. Made Or Non-u.s. Made Models. The New Part Is Guaranteed For One Year…that Is Not Acceptable For A Known Reoccurring Issue Of Which toyota Is Aware . I Called toyota National Customer Relations In Torrance, Ca And Spoke With Representative Who Was Very Polite But Offered No Recourse For This Issue. Very Disappointed.

Mileage was 31237 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDZK3EH7DS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2013 problem was reported in VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Feb 08, 2016

Steering Toyota 2013
Toyota
Location
Katy, TX
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed 30

Steering Tsb By toyota: While Driving Vehicle And Turning Corners, I Felt Poping Clunking Noise In Steering Wheel. Sometimes Made Steering Wheel Vibrate. Instead Of Just A Service Bulletin, This Should Be A Recall Since toyota Has Re-designed The Failing Component. Took Vehicle Into Dealer To Have Fixed. Would Have Paid Full Repair Price But Was Able To Negotiate A Discounted Price For Vehicle With Only 52,000 Miles. Component Should Have Easily Lasted Over 125,000 Miles. May Be The Same As Your 10075792 Record.

Mileage was 52000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDYK3EHXDS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2013 problem was reported in KATY, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

Aug 30, 2016

Steering Toyota 2013
Toyota
Location
Novato, CA
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed

The Steering Column Is Making A Thunking-type Of Noise When Turning, Usually At Low Speeds, Around Corners (not Slight Turns, Such As When The Road Changes On The Freeway). It’s Been Documented In My Records At Least Since 30,000 Miles, Just Out Of toyota‘s Warranty Period. The Car Dealer Reported That They Were Unable To Duplicate The Issue At The 30,000 Service, As Documented. It Wasn’t Happening As Frequently Then, But Now At 60,000 Miles, It’s Constant. It Seems To Be Related To The Steering Shaft/intermediate Steering Shaft. There Appears To Be A Service Bulletin From The Manufacturer, But No Further Investigation/research Presented. Since I Am Aware Of What Part Is Failing, I Want To Get It Fixed, As I’ve Read That This Part, If It Fails, Could Cause The Car To Fail, But Don’t Want To Pay Money For A Part That Is Considered Defective.

Mileage was 30000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDZK3EH8DS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2013 problem was reported in NOVATO, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Feb 04, 2015

Steering Toyota 2013
Toyota
Location
Montgomery, TX
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed 10

Our 2013 highlander Developed A Light Clunking Noise In The Steering Column After A Accident In October Of 2013. We Thought Nothing Of It Until December 2017 When The Clunking Increased In Loudness And Frequency. We Have The Problem Checked Out By Gullo toyota Of Conroe, Texas. They Found The Mid Steering Column Shaft That Was Failing And Causing The Clunking Noise And Recommended Replacing This Part For Safety Reasons. We Concurred And Had The Work Completed. I Discussed This Situation With The Service Rep At Gullo To See If They Could Determine The Cause Of This Part Failure. They Could Not Suggest Any Cause So I Suggested That The Accident The Vehicle Was Involved In In October Of 2013 Might Be The Culprit. Gullo Would Not Confirm The Possibility By Would Work With My Insurance Company, Usaa. Usaa Has Rejected This Theory And Will Not Pay For The Repair Of The Steering Column’s Mid Shaft. This Part Should Not Be Failing.

Vehicle was involved in a crash. Mileage was 15000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDZK3EH9DS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2013 problem was reported in MONTGOMERY, TX. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

Dec 14, 2016

Steering Toyota 2013
Toyota
Location
Johns Creek, GA
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed 40

Knocking Sound And Vibration Felt On Steering Wheel When Turning Right. It Only Occurs In Motion.

Mileage was 60000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDYK3EHXDS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2013 problem was reported in JOHNS CREEK, GA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

Mar 12, 2017

Steering Toyota 2013
Toyota
Location
Johns Creek, GA
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed 40

Steering Makes Nocking Sound (and Steering Wheel Vibrates) When Turning Right While In Motion

Mileage was 60000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDYK3EHXDS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2013 problem was reported in JOHNS CREEK, GA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

Mar 12, 2017

Steering Toyota 2013
Toyota
Location
Glen Allen, VA
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed

When Turning Right The Steering Was Making A Clicking/knocking Sound. I Only Have 30000 Miles On The Car, Which I Have Had 100000 Plus Miles On Cars And Never Had This Issue. Apparently toyota Has Diagnosed This With A Bad U-joint In The Steering Intermediate Shaft With A Hefty Price Tag To Fix. This Seems Like A Complaint From Multiple People And On Multiple Sites. I Think This Should Be Looked Into By toyota And Considered A Recall Item. Very Disappointed In My toyota Right Now.

TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2013 problem was reported in GLEN ALLEN, VA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Sept 15, 2017

Steering Toyota 2013
Toyota
Location
Milton, MA
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed

There Is A Clunking Noise When Turning At Low Speeds. My Mechanic Says There Is A Defect In The Design Of The Steering Shaft. He Said This Commonly Occurs With This Model highlander, Something Supported By Numerous Complaints About The Same Issue. toyota Denies Responsibility And Won’t Issue A Recall, Though It Is A Safety Risk.

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDBK3EH7DS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2013 problem was reported in MILTON, MA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Feb 12, 2018

Steering Toyota 2013
Toyota
Location
Spring, TX
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed 10

The Vehicle Has Around 37k Miles And Started To Get A Bump Or Thud Sound When Turning To Right And Turning Over All Begin To Get Sluggish. I Took It To The Dealship Fred Haas In Houston And It Was Diagnosed With A Drive Shaft Problem And Required A Expensive Repair And Front End Alignment. I Questioned The Service Rep As It Seemed To Be Very Low Mileage For A Issue With The Drive Shaft. He Advised That It Was Not Covered As My 36k 3 Year Standard Warranty Had Run Out. After Researching It Seems That This Is A highlander Defect And Should Be Covered By A Recall. If This Car Had 80k Or More Miles I Might Be Of A Different Opinion But This Car Is Way Too New To Have An Issue Like This Especially On Such An Important Element Like Steering. This Is An Obvious Engineering And Manufacturing Problem And A Replacement Part That Will Only Have A 1 Year Warranty Is Not Good Enough.

Mileage was 37000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDZK3EH4DS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2013 problem was reported in SPRING, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

Feb 26, 2018

Steering Toyota 2013
Toyota
Location
Batesville, AR
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed 3

This Vehicle Has A Knocking Or Clunking Sound When Turning The Steering Wheel. This Is A Common Complaint On toyota highlanders But toyota Is Not Offering To Fix These Vehicles When Out Of Warranty. This Is A Defect In These Vehicles And Should Be Fixed By toyota Free Of Charge.

Mileage was 70000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDYK3EH9DS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2013 problem was reported in BATESVILLE, AR. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 3 mph.

Mar 01, 2018

Steering Toyota 2013
Toyota
Location
Elkridge, MD
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed 45

While Turning The Steering I Feel A Klunk This Is Happens Always When Turn The Wheel. Frustrated Really Need Your Help. Regards..

Mileage was 63000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDZA3EH0DS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2013 problem was reported in ELKRIDGE, MD. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

Jan 02, 2018

Steering Toyota 2013
Toyota
Location
Fair Oaks, CA
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed 65

While Travelling In High Speed Lane On I80 Near Sacramento Ca. I Attempted To Adjust Telescopic Steering Wheel And The Steering Wheel Came Off In My Hands And By Grace Of God Was Able To Slow And Get Off Road On The Hand High Speed Breakdown Lane And Somehow Remount The Steering Wheel. Vehicle Currently At Dealership For Repair And I Was Told That The Steering And Mount Would Need To Be Replaced And Will Cost In Excess Of $2000.00. I Have Contacted toyota, Started A Case File With Them And Waiting On Their Reply.

Mileage was 36000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDYK3EHXDS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2013 problem was reported in FAIR OAKS, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Apr 01, 2018

Steering Toyota 2013
Toyota
Location
Lithia Springs, GA
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed 20

There Is A Clucking Noise In The Steering When Turning. It Seems Like The Steering Wheel Mechanism Is Falling Appart.

Mileage was 60000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDZA3EH4DS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2013 problem was reported in LITHIA SPRINGS, GA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph.

Sept 01, 2018

Steering Toyota 2013
Toyota
Location
Lynchburg, VA
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed 10

Vehicle Had A Knocking Noise Heard And Felt From Steering Wheel When Turning. Seemed To Be More Prominent At Lower Speeds, Occurred When Turning Right And Left. Took Vehicle To toyota Dealer And Diagnosed As A Failed Intermediate Steering Shaft. Vehicle Was Outside Warranty At 54,853 Miles. Research Indicates This Is A Common Issue With This Year highlander And toyota Has Issued A Tsb, But Has Not Issued A Recall To Date. Cost Of Repair Was $463.34.

Mileage was 54853 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDZK3EH2DS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2013 problem was reported in LYNCHBURG, VA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

Oct 16, 2018

Steering Toyota 2013
Toyota
Location
Richardson, TX
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed 10

Knock In The Steering Wheel When Turning.

Mileage was 85000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDZK3EH5DS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2013 problem was reported in RICHARDSON, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

Jan 01, 2018

Steering Toyota 2013
Toyota
Location
Philadelphia, PA
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed 45

Started Hearing A Loud Popping Noise Underneath The Steering Wheel Or Pedals. Noise Became Louder As Time Went On Especially When I Made Turns. toyota Recent Diagnosed The Problem As An Intermediate Steering Shaft. Was Originall Told It Might Be A Rack And Pinion Problem. Hopefully That This Doesn’t Now Turn Into Something Else. This Is Not Covered Under My Powertrain Warranty. Very Upset.

Mileage was 45000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDBK3EH4DS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2013 problem was reported in PHILADELPHIA, PA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

Oct 25, 2018

Steering Toyota 2013
Toyota
Location
Endwell, NY
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed 30

I Started Hearing A Popping Noise In The Steering Column Under The Steering Wheel. The Noise Became Louder As Time Went On Especially When I Made Turns. On 11/07/18 toyota Recently Diagnosed The Problem As An Intermediate Steering Shaft And I Made An Appointment To Get It Fixed At The Dealer For $584.92. There’s 57,665 Miles On The Vehicle. I Can Visibly See There’s Slack In The Steering Shaft Where It Connects To The Rack And Pinion. Ii Am A 65 Year Old Woman Who Bought The Vehicle New And Drove It Very Gently. I Understand The New Shaft May Have An Improved Design I Hope So It Does Not Occur Again. It’s Very Concerning If I Lost Control While Driving. I Would Think There Should Be A Recall Before Someone Get’s Hurt.

Mileage was 57665 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDDK3EH5DS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2013 problem was reported in ENDWELL, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

Nov 07, 2018

Steering Toyota 2013
Toyota
Location
Overland Park, KS
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed 30

Clunking Noise Within The Steering When I Turn, Especially At Lower Speeds. Took It To A Repair Shop And They Indicated It Was The Intermediate Steering Shaft. 48,000 Miles At The Time.

Mileage was 48000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDDK3EH3DS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2013 problem was reported in OVERLAND PARK, KS. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 30 mph.

June 01, 2018

Steering Toyota 2013
Toyota
Location
Anderson, SC
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed 10

Steering Makes A Popping/clicking Sound When Making Turns. Seems To Be Getting Worse As It Started With Just Turning Left And Now Does It Right As Well

Mileage was 72000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDZA3EH2DS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2013 problem was reported in ANDERSON, SC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

July 02, 2018

Steering Toyota 2013
Toyota
Location
Centreville, VA
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed

My Complaint Is About Steering Column Noises, Play, Looseness And Feedback Through The Steering Wheel. It Is Described In A Service Bulletin: Tsb-0034-13 I Have 97,000 Miles On The Vehicle And The Play Is Becoming More Noticeable As Mileage Increases. It Is Very Disappointing That toyota Knew About This Issue And Issued The Tsb Before I Purchased It New. How Are Owners Supposed To Be Notified About These Things While Under Warranty?

Mileage was 90000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDDK3EH9DS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2013 problem was reported in CENTREVILLE, VA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Nov 01, 2018

Steering Toyota 2013
Toyota
Location
Greensboro, NC
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed 15

Around A Year Ago, At Approximately 58000 Miles, I Began To Notice A Knocking Sound And Steering Vibration When I Turned In Either Direction At Low Speed In City Driving. I Took The Vehicle In For Evaluation At Rice toyota. The Technicians Could Not Hear Anything. I Took It Back At 61,118 In February 2018 As The Steering Had Gotten Worse, Now Loose And Sloppy Feeling At Any Speed. They Could Hear/feel It This Time And I Was Told It Was The Electric Power Steering Motor And To Just “turn The Radio Up”. I Was Ready To Trade The Vehicle In, As I Felt Unsafe Driving It Anymore, But Knew I Couldn’t In It’s Current Condition.i Did Some Research And Found That Others Were Having The Same Problems. There Was Even A Tsb (bulletin T-sb-0034-13) Issued On 4/26/17 Regarding The Steering Pinion Shaft. After I Felt That I Couldn’t Drive This Car It Anymore, I Returned To Rice toyota Once Again On 11/24/18 At 67,770 Miles And The Repaired The Vehicle. “immediate Steering Shaft Needs To Be Replaced” For A Total Of $588.23. The Vehicle Now Drives Better, However, I Have Lost Faith In It , As Well As toyota. This Is A Very Serious Safety Issue That Needs To To Be Addressed For The Safety Of Anyone Driving A 2008-2013 highlander.

Mileage was 58000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDYK3EH6DS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2013 problem was reported in GREENSBORO, NC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 15 mph.

Nov 24, 2018

Steering Toyota 2013
Toyota
Location
Henderson, NV
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed 10

Vehicle Started Making A Clunking Noise 3 Days Ago. Brought It Into The Dealership To Have It Repaired. Was Informed It Was Not Covered Under Warranty And It Would Cost $507 In Repairs. After Reading Many Complaints About The Same Issue It Actually Is Making Me A Little Concerned.i Have Always Owned toyota

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

Toyota Highlander Steering problems and reviews: 19.

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

Steering Toyota 2012
Toyota
Location
Sanford, FL
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed 50

The Contact Owns A 2012 toyota highlander. The Contact Stated That While Driving Approximately 50 Mph, The Rear Of The Vehicle Began Swaying. The Contact Was Unable To Control The Steering Wheel And Crashed Into A Billboard. There Were No Injuries. A Police Report Was Not Filed. The Manufacturer Was Made Aware Of The Failure. The Vehicle Was Destroyed. The Vin Was Not Available. The Approximate Failure Mileage Was 24,000. *tr

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 24000 miles. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2012 problem was reported in SANFORD, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph.

June 02, 2013

Steering Toyota 2012
Toyota
Location
Schererville, IN
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed 0

The Vehicle Developed A Clicking Feel In The Steering System About A Year And 9 Months From Manufacture Date. toyota Dealership Diagnosed Problem As A Failed Intermediate Steering Shaft And Recommend Indicate Replacement . I Contacted toyota As I Feel Repair Should Be Covered By Company Due To Nature Of Failure And Age Of Vehicle. They Have Not Offered Anything In Way If Assistance And Have No Recall Pending Even Though This Seems To Be A Serious Problem Across The Whole toyota Vehicle Line Up. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 51000 miles. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2012 problem was reported in SCHERERVILLE, IN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

May 21, 2014

Steering Toyota 2012
Toyota
Location
Vero Beach, FL
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed

Our Car Makes A Clicking Noise In The Steering Column When U Turn To The Right . It Is Very Noticeable And Loud. This Concerns Me As The Safety Of My Family Is Very Important. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 33000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDYK3EHXCS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2012 problem was reported in VERO BEACH, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Aug 01, 2014

Steering Toyota 2012
Toyota
Location
Bear, DE
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed 10

The Contact Owns A 2012 toyota highlander. While Driving At 10 Mph, An Abnormal Noise Emitted From The Front Driver Side Tire. The Vehicle Was Taken To A Dealer, Who Diagnosed That The Steering Shaft Needed To Be Replaced. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Manufacturer Was Not Notified Of The Failure. The Approximate Failure Mileage Was 53,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 53000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDBK3EH7CS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2012 problem was reported in BEAR, DE. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

Jan 15, 2015

Steering Toyota 2012
Toyota
Location
Centerville, MA
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed 1

Klunk Sound And Feeling In Steering Wheel Started Around 48000 Mile At 51000 Told By Dealer The Intermediate Steering Shaft Needed Replacing. This Seems To Be And On Going Problem With toyota Cars

Mileage was 50000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDBK3EH0CS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2012 problem was reported in CENTERVILLE, MA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 1 mph.

Nov 05, 2015

Steering Toyota 2012
Toyota
Location
Portland, OR
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed 10

At 40,000 Miles I Noticed For The First Time A Clunking Noise In The Steering Column When I Turned The Steering Wheel Right Or Left While At A Slow Speed. Over The Next Few Weeks It Worsened. I Looked Up The Issue On The Internet And Found Dozen Of Similar Occurrences In This Same Model With Vehicle Owners Reporting Having To Replace The Steering Shaft. Sometimes If Left Long Enough, I Read That This Has Lead To Steering Failure. I Took The highlander To My Dealer Today Who Determined The Steering Shaft Required Replacement Which Will Cost Around $600. This To Me Is A Safety Issue Because Who Knows What Would Have Happened If I Had Let This Go. I Have Maintained This Car Exactly As Recommended In The Owners Manual. This Does Not Seem Like This Is Normal Wear And Tear. I Have Owned Over A Dozen Vehicles In The Last 40 Years And Have Never Experienced A Problem With The Steering Shaft. I Am Curious With So Many Other Occurrences Of This Safety Issue By Other Vehicle Owners Why This Hasn’t Resulted In A Recall To Repair All highlanders Of This Vintage With This Steering Shaft.

Mileage was 40000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDDK3EH6CS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2012 problem was reported in PORTLAND, OR. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

Feb 11, 2016

Steering Toyota 2012
Toyota
Location
Bradenton, FL
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed

Clunking In Steering At Slow Speed When Making Sharp Left Or Right Turns. Diagnosed As Intermediate Steering Shaft Needing Replacement. Repaired At toyota Dealership.

Mileage was 38000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDYK3EH3CS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2012 problem was reported in BRADENTON, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

May 05, 2016

Steering Toyota 2012
Toyota
Location
Northridge, CA
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed 65

Intermediate Steering Shaft 45220-48171 Had To Be Replaced. At High Rate Of Speed I Had To Brake Hard, Then The Abs Intermittently Pushed The Pads Against The Discs Creating Vibration That Was Felt At The Steering Wheel Very Noisy And Shake Like Looked Like My highlander Front Wheels Came Apart .then I Knew The Vehicle Must Be Repaired Immediately Due Safety Problem.

Mileage was 75753 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDBK3EH8CS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2012 problem was reported in NORTHRIDGE, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

July 06, 2016

Steering Toyota 2012
Toyota
Location
College Point, NY
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed 5

Popping Noise From The Intermedia Shaft.

Mileage was 19882 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDBK3EH7CS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2012 problem was reported in COLLEGE POINT, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph.

Oct 07, 2013

Steering Toyota 2012
Toyota
Location
College Point, NY
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed 5

Repeated Popping Noise From Intermedia Shaft. Star toyota Service Replaced The Intermedia Shaft Under The Warranty With Old Design Part#45220-48170 Back In Oct. 2013. The Problem Resurfaced After 3 Year, Oct. 2016. There Was A New Design From toyota, Part#45220-48171 In 2013. toyota Refused To Repair This With Warranty. toyota Issued T-sb-0034-13. This Issue Should Be A Recall As The Intermedia Shaft Could Cause The Vehicle To Loss Control.

Mileage was 19882 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDBK3EH7CS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2012 problem was reported in COLLEGE POINT, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph.

Oct 07, 2013

Steering Toyota 2012
Toyota
Location
Brownsburg, IN
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed 10

Wife Was In Parking Lot After School Activity. Went To Turn Car Out Of Parking Spot, Was Not Able To And Hit A Pole. Steering Wheel Turned But Wheels Did Not. Towed Vehicle To Andy Mohr toyota Avon. Advised That Rack Was Sheered. Never Seen Anything Like It The Two Years Service Writer Had Been Working There. There Was No Accident Prior That Would Of Caused Problem. Also Dealer Indicates Steering Wire Is Also Damaged. Lucky Wife Was Not On Interstate Or Other Highway, Accident Could Of Been Catastrophic.

Vehicle was involved in a crash. Mileage was 93000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDDK3EH6CS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2012 problem was reported in BROWNSBURG, IN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

Mar 06, 2017

Steering Toyota 2012
Toyota
Location
Austin, TX
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed 50

While Driving At Highway Speeds And Exiting A Highway, Approximately 50 Mph, The Steering Wheel Locked Up, Dashboard Flickered, And Engine Died. The Red Steering Wheel Warning Light Came On Briefly, But The Wheel Could Not Be Turned For Several Seconds. This Happened 3 Times In The Period Of A Few Minutes. Battery & Alternator Were Tested – No Malfunction.

Mileage was 71579 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDYK3EH1CS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2012 problem was reported in AUSTIN, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph.

Mar 10, 2017

Steering Toyota 2012
Toyota
Location
St. Albans, NY
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed 5

Very Shortly After Purchase It Was Immediately Noticed That There Was Difficultly Controlling The Direction Of The Vehicle On Acceleration. Later It Appeared As If There Was A High Point In The Steering. All Four Tires Were Changed At 32k Miles And Now There Is A Distinct Clunk In The Steering When Turning Or Accelerating. The Car Was Checked For Alignment When The Tires Were Changed. I Received No Report Of Suspension Or Tie Rod Problems. Clunk Became More Audible. My Research Indicates That This Is A Problem With The Intermediate Steering Shaft. toyota Should Recall And Fix The Problem. This Car Was Bought New And A Problem Was Evident Very Early. Current Mileage Less Than 33k.

Mileage was 28000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDZK3EH5CS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2012 problem was reported in ST. ALBANS, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph.

Apr 12, 2017

Steering Toyota 2012
Toyota
Location
Floral Park, NY
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed 20

This Vehicle Presents A High Noise Bump When Steering. The Suspension Front & Back Is Terrible, Causing Interior Rattles Front And Back.

Mileage was 15 miles. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2012 problem was reported in FLORAL PARK, NY. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph.

Mar 15, 2017

Steering Toyota 2012
Toyota
Location
Glendora, CA
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed

2012 toyota highlander. Consumer Writes In Regards To Intermediate Steering Shaft Failure And Horn Cable Failure. *ld The Consumer Stated There Should Be A Recall For These Failures And To Be Reimbursed. The Vehicle Was Repaired. *js

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDZK3EH2CS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2012 problem was reported in GLENDORA, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2012 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS.

Jan 01, 2017

Steering Toyota 2012
Toyota
Location
Chesterfield, MO
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed

The Contact Owns A 2012 toyota highlander. While Operating The Vehicle, A Popping Noise Was Present When Turning The Steering Wheel In Either Direction. The Vehicle Was Taken To The Local Dealer (seeger toyota, 12833 Olive St, St. Louis, Mo 63141). Where It Was Diagnosed That The Steering Intermediate Shaft Needed To Be Replaced. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Manufacturer Was Notified, But No Solution Was Offered. The Vin Was Invalid. The Failure Mileage Was 55,000.

Mileage was 55000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TD2A3EH1CF. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2012 problem was reported in CHESTERFIELD, MO. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Nov 01, 2017

Steering Toyota 2012
Toyota
Location
Aurora, OH
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed 10

Clunking When Turning The Wheel

Mileage was 70000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDBK3EH2CS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2012 problem was reported in AURORA, OH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

May 05, 2018

Steering Toyota 2012
Toyota
Location
Murphy, TX
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed

When Driving, Steering Became Difficult While Turning. Heard A Knock Sound At Various Times. Took To Dealer And Was Told That I Needed To Have The Steering Shaft Replaced. The Cost Came To $540. The Vehicle Only Had 70,000 Miles. Based On Other Complaints I See Online, It Seems That This Is A Trend And Should Be A Recall Volunteered By toyota.

Mileage was 70023 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDYK3EH9CS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2012 problem was reported in MURPHY, TX. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Mar 22, 2018

Steering Toyota 2012
Toyota
Location
Mebane, NC
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed 10

When Vehicle Is Being Turned, Specifically To The Right, There Is A Popping And Clunking Noise Coming From The Steering Column. When Turning The Vehicle, The Steering Wheel Began To Allow Extra Travel Play Which Almost Caused A Crash. There Is An Existing Technical Service Bulletin T-sb-0034-13 Which Outlines A Replacement Steering Intermediate Shaft.

Mileage was 46500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDDK3EH4CS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2012 problem was reported in MEBANE, NC. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

Oct 03, 2018

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 Steering problems and defects.

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

Toyota Highlander Steering problems and reviews: 12.

Are you driving a 2011 Toyota HIGHLANDER, or planning to buy one? Review reported Steering problems and defects.

Steering Toyota 2011
Toyota
Location
Sevierville, TN
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed 10

Purchased My 2011 highlander In March, & It Had 7000 Miles On It At The Time Of The Incident. I Started The Vehicle In My Driveway, Put It In Drive, And Started Down My Driveway. Pressed The Brake Pedal, And There Were No Brakes And Seemed Not To Have Power Steering. The Lights In The Dash Came On, And The Screen Said Brake Malfunction Contact Dealer Immediately. There Were No Brakes, I Finally Came To A Stop At The Bottom Of The Hill, Put The Car In Park, And Turned The Ignition Off. When I Turned The Key, The Car Started, The Dash Lights Were Still Lit Up, And I Guess The Computer Seemed To “reset”. I Pulled Back Into My Driveway & Had The Car Towed To The Dealer The Next Day. The Dealer Has Had It For Over Two Weeks, And The Incident Has Not Happened Again, And They Said That They Cannot Find A Single Thing Wrong With It. They Can, However, See That There Was An “incident” With The Brakes On That Date By The Computer Reading. I Have Been Told That I Am Going To Be Getting This Car Back, And That It Is Fine. Everyone Say A Prayer For Myself And My 3 Kids That Are In It, & Hope That It Doesn’t Happen Again In These Mountains That I Live! *tr

Mileage was 7000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDZK3EH6BS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2011 problem was reported in SEVIERVILLE, TN. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

Oct 27, 2011

Steering Toyota 2011
Toyota
Location
Elmhurst, NY
Model Highlander
System Steering
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

Steering Toyota 2011
Toyota
Location
Henrico, VA
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed 404

At Approximately 40-42 Mph On A Slight Curve To The Right, The Steering Would Get Very Tight And The Steering Wheel Was Extremely Difficult To Turn In The Direction Of The Road.( It Is As If The Car Was Turning To The Left On Its Own) This Has Happened Several Times And The Dealer And toyota Inspected The Car. The Car Was Under Case Management With toyota Three Times For The Same Problem. Case #’s [xxx], [xxx], And Case [xxx]. Each Time toyota Would State There Is No Problem And The Car Was “functioning As Designed. ” toyota‘s Excessive Use Of Electronics In Areas Such As Steering Have Created Unsafe Vehicles. Even Worse, My Opinion Is toyota Knows They Have Another Safety Issue And Once Again Is Denying And Covering It Up. toyota Can No Longer Be Trusted! Information Redacted Pursuant To The Freedom Of Information Act (foia), 5 U.s.c. 552(b)(6). *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 15191 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDZA3EH5BS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2011 problem was reported in HENRICO, VA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2011 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 404 mph.

Feb 22, 2011

Steering Toyota 2011
Toyota
Location
Palmdale, CA
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed 0

Started The Car. Power Steering Was Gone!! It Had Just Gone Out!!! Thank God I Was In Town. I Had Just Gone Over Mountain Road Where I Could Have Gone Over A Cliff And Been Killed. I Was Able To Take The Car With Horrible Difficulty To A Mechanic Across The Street And They Called The toyota Dealer And They Told Them To Disconnect The Battery. That Didn’t Work. I Had The Car Towed To The toyota Dealer When They Took The Tow It Seemed To Be Working. They Checked It And Was Given An “all System Ok” On The Powertrain, Chassis, Electrical And Network Systems. They Said It Was A “glitch” A Glitch???? This Is A Car I Paid $34,000 For And I Have Kept Up With All The Scheduled Maintenance. Now I’m Afraid To Drive It. It Was Terrifying. I Have To Drive Home From San Luis Obispo To Lancaster Ca And I’m Scared To Death. A Glitch???? *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 48000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDBK3EH7BS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2011 problem was reported in PALMDALE, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Aug 22, 2014

Steering Toyota 2011
Toyota
Location
Bakersfield, CA
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed 0

When Making A Right Hand Turn The Steering System Has A Significant “bump” Of “thump”. This Appears To Be A Problem With A Part Of The Steering Sector Shaft That toyota Is Well Aware Of But Will Not Acknowledge There Is A Problem With Design. toyota Will Only Correct Problem If Customer Is Willing To Pay Cost Of Approximately $1200. Not Sure What Will Happen If Correction Is Not Made, But I Believe It Could Lead To Failure Of The Steering System To Function Appropriately.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 52500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDBK3EH3BS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2011 problem was reported in BAKERSFIELD, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 0 mph.

Apr 29, 2014

Steering Toyota 2011
Toyota
Location
Walworth, WI
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed

I Had A Clunking Noise Whenever I Turned The Steering Wheel Left Or Right At Slow Speeds. I Checked On Line And Found This Site Which Noted Fault To Be The Intermediate Steering Shaft, As The Issue. I Took My Vehicle Into A toyota Dealership For Repair. They Confirmed That This Was The Issue And Because It Is Not Considered A Safety Issue, No Recall Has Been Issued. toyota Would Not Cover Any Of The Cost Which Was $684. It Started When I Had 80,000 Miles On The Vehicle And I Took It In For Repair At 94,000 Miles When Noice Became Louder.. Disappointed toyota Did Not Help With The Repair Cost.

Mileage was 94000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDBK3EHXBS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2011 problem was reported in WALWORTH, WI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Jan 22, 2018

Steering Toyota 2011
Toyota
Location
Cerritos, CA
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed 25

Every Time I Turn My Wheel I Have A Thumping Sound (worse When I Am Turning Right)

Mileage was 62000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDZA3EH0BS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2011 problem was reported in CERRITOS, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph.

Oct 12, 2017

Steering Toyota 2011
Toyota
Location
Salt Lake City, UT
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed 35

Driving On A Highway With Gentle Turns At 35mph, Power Steering Failed. I Was Able To Drive Straight Until There Were No Cars Directly Behind Me And I Could Brake To A Safe Speed To Attempt Turning. I Was Eventually Able To Manually Steer The Car To Turn Into A Driveway Using A Three Point Turn.

Mileage was 108000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDDK3EH4BS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2011 problem was reported in SALT LAKE CITY, UT. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 35 mph.

Sept 08, 2018

Steering Toyota 2011
Toyota
Location
Milledgeville, GA
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed

The Contact Owns A 2011 toyota highlander. While Driving Unknown Speeds, There Was An Abnormal Knocking And Popping Noise When Turning The Steering Wheel Left And Right. There Were No Warning Indicators Illuminated. The Contact Called The Local Dealer (five Star toyota Of Milledgeville, 2816 N Columbia St, Milledgeville, Ga 31061, (478) 387-2112) And Was Informed To Schedule A Service Appointment. The Contact Stated That The Failure Was Similar To Nhtsa Action Number: Pe18005 (steering). The Vehicle Was Not Diagnosed Or Repaired. The Manufacturer Was Not Contacted. The Failure Mileage Was 156,000.

Mileage was 156000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDYK3EH5BS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2011 problem was reported in MILLEDGEVILLE, GA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Feb 01, 2018

Steering Toyota 2011
Toyota
Location
Barceloneta, PR
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed 25

Ruidos O Golpes En La Ca

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

Toyota Highlander Steering problems and reviews: 15.

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

Steering Toyota 2010
Toyota
Location
Gaithersburg, MD
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed 25

The Contact Owns A 2010 toyota highlander. While Driving 25 Mph When The Steering Wheel Drifted To The Left And Then To The Right And He Lost Control Of The Vehicle. He Also Applied The Brakes And They Did Not Engage; However, After 5 Seconds The Vehicle Began Driving Normal. The Vehicle Was Taken To The Dealer Who Stated That This Was Not A Safety Concern And To Continue Driving The Vehicle. They Were Also Unable To Duplicate The Failure And No Repairs Were Made To The Vehicle. The Failure Mileage Was 1,280 And The Current Mileage Was 1,295.

Mileage was 1280 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDBK3EH6AS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2010 problem was reported in GAITHERSBURG, MD. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 25 mph.

Feb 10, 2010

Steering Toyota 2010
Toyota
Location
San Tan Valley, AZ
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed 50

The Contact Owns A 2010 toyota highlander. The Contact Stated That When Driving In Excess Of 50 Mph, The Vehicle Would Uncontrollably Drift From Side To Side. The Vehicle Was Taken To An Authorized Dealer Where The Contact Was Told That The Failure Was Due To The Electronic Power Steering. The Contact Was Also Told There Was No Option To Have The Vehicle Repaired. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Failure Mileage Was 1,000 And The Current Mileage Was 5,000.

Mileage was 1000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JTEBK3EH7A2. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2010 problem was reported in SAN TAN VALLEY, AZ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 50 mph.

Nov 01, 2010

Steering Toyota 2010
Toyota
Location
San Francisco, CA
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed 7

I’d Stopped On The Residential Street To Let A Car Pass. After The Car Passed, I Attempted To Pull Up Along The Curb To Park, But The Car Accelerated And Crashed Into A Tree. The Brakes Did Not Respond And The Steering Did Not Seem To Respond. The Space Between Acceleration And Impact Was 10-15 Feet. It’s Like The Car Had A Mind Of Its Own, And I Had No Control. No Warning Lights Came On And The Airbags Did Not Deploy. The Passenger Side Headlight Was Smashed, The Hood Was Smashed, Front Bumper And Passenger Side Fender Were Also Smashed. The Only Thing That Stopped The Car Was The Tree. Once It Stopped, I Simply Turned The Ignition Off. I Immediately Called My Insurance Company And They Told Me To Tow It To San Francisco toyota For Mechanical Inspection. I Called San Francisco toyota And Said That I Was Towing My Car Down And Was Told They’d Be Waiting For It. Later That Day I Received A Call From Don’s Autobody Telling Me They Had My Car. I Confirmed With Sf toyota And They Said They Sent The Car There And The Auto Body Work Had To Be Done Prior To A Mechanical Inspection. On 4/15/13, I Was Informed The Car Had Been Repaired And Was Sent To Sf toyota. I Repeatedly Called Sf toyota To See If They Had Found Any Mechanical Defects. On 4/16/13, I Was Contacted By Don’s Autobody And Told That toyota Refused To Inspect The Car. Since We Don’t Know If The Car Is Safe To Drive, The Person From The Autobody Shop Suggested We Call toyota Usa. toyota Usa Opened A Case And Has Enlisted Bill From Engineering Analytics To Inspect The Car. Bill Plans To Inspect The Car On 4/30/13. He Will Collect Data And Send It To toyota. toyota Said They’ll Review The Data And Will Mail Us The Results Within 30 Business Days. When We Expressed Concern That toyota Waited 6 Weeks To Look At Our Car (which The Autobody Said They’ve Driven), toyota Had No Comment. *tr

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 52000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDDK3EH9AS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2010 problem was reported in SAN FRANCISCO, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 7 mph.

Mar 20, 2013

Steering Toyota 2010
Toyota
Location
Honolulu, HI
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed 10

Three Times Reported Feeling A Rattle In The Steering On Right Turn Ln Rough Road To toyota Service Dept. Three Times They Deny Saying 3 People (including The Service Manager) Drove It And Didn’t Feel Anything. I Told Them That When There’s More Weight On The Front End, Like Braking Downhill And Turning Right Can Feel It More. But The Tested On Flat Ground In The Area Of Motor Imports Downtown Honolulu. I Even Reported In Earlier Servicing That The Car Drifts From Side To Side On The Freeway. As If The Steering Is Loose. And They Test Drove And Said It Was Fine. This Is The Last Day Of My Warranty And I Googled The Problem To Find Others With The Same Problem And Even A Diagram Of The Fix On: Http://www.underhoodservice.com/article/110175/tech_tips_toyota_tacoma_makes_rattling_noises_on_rough_roads.aspx . This Shows That In 2012 They Fixed It On Some toyota‘s: A Newly Designed Steering Intermediate Shaft (p/n 45220-04020) Has Been Made Available To ­address This Condition, But That’s 2012. My Car Is A 2010 Before The Fix. The Solution Is To Install A Steering Wheel Holder. Other Reports At Http://www.edmunds.com/toyota/venza/2009/consumer-reviews/2009-venza-steering-column-rattle.html?style=101109188&sub=&reviewid=4641729. Show That The Problem Is About $1500 To Fix And Somebody Even Had A Steering Column Failure. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 20415 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JTEZK3EH9A2. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2010 problem was reported in HONOLULU, HI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 10 mph.

Dec 09, 2013

Steering Toyota 2010
Toyota
Location
Granada Hills, CA
Model Highlander
System Steering
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

Steering Toyota 2010
Toyota
Location
Davie, FL
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed

When Turning To The Left Loud Clunk Noise, Dealer Claims It Is A Intermediate Shaft Cost To Repair Over 800.00 This Is Not The First Complain That I See On This Vehicle, And A Change Was Made By The Mfg, Guess They Still Have Problem With The Design On Fixing This Issue. toyota Do A Recall You Know You Are Doing Wrong, Stand By Your Product And Fix The Cars You Manufacture… Or I Will Kindly Do A Survey Not To Purchase Again. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 22000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JTEZK3EH2A2. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2010 problem was reported in DAVIE, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 CYLINDERS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2010 drive type:FWD.

Mar 10, 2012

Steering Toyota 2010
Toyota
Location
Renton, WA
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed 5

The Contact Owns A 2010 toyota highlander. While Driving At Approximately 5 Mph And Making A Right Turn, There Was An Abnormal Noise Coming From The Steering Wheel. The Failure Recurred Numerous Times. The Vehicle Was Taken To A Dealer For Diagnostic Testing. The Mechanic Stated That The Intermediate Shaft And Tsb Needed To Be Replaced. The Vehicle Was Not Repaired. The Manufacturer Was Not Notified Of The Failure. The Approximate Failure Mileage Was 48,800.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 48800 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):JTEBK3EH2A2. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2010 problem was reported in RENTON, WA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph.

Jan 02, 2015

Steering Toyota 2010
Toyota
Location
Tulsa, OK
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed 5

From A Stop With A Turn In Either Direction On Any Service In Any Weather, An Audible Noise And Jolting Vibration Telegraphs Through The Steering Wheel. Feels Like A Loose Part That May Separate In The Steering Assembly And Render The Vehicle Uncontrollable. First Raised With Momentum/ Fowler toyota Of Tulsa 6/14/14 With Refusal To Repair As A Warranty Claim @ 41430 Miles (dealer Would Not Note In Service Check-in But Promised To Inspect). Raised Again With Jim Norton toyota That Would Not Inspect Without The Payment Of A $100 Inspection Fee @ 60459 Miles. Not Sure Of Safety Implications But Concerned That Failure Of The Steering Shaft Could Occur. No Repair Made To Date Since Warranty And/or Safety Issues Could Not Be Resolved. Noted Similar Complaints In Other Nhtsa Complaints For 2010 highlanders.

Mileage was 35000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDJK3EHXAS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2010 problem was reported in TULSA, OK. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph.

June 12, 2014

Steering Toyota 2010
Toyota
Location
Norwalk, CA
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed 20

Vehicle Makes A Popping Noise When You Make A Turn. Noise Can Be Heard When Turning Left Or Right At Any Speed.

Mileage was 100000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDZA3EH3AS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2010 problem was reported in NORWALK, CA. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 20 mph.

Sept 15, 2015

Steering Toyota 2010
Toyota
Location
Stratham, NH
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed 15

Steering Wheel Would Exhibit A Loud Clunking Noise When Turning Wheel Left Or Right. Did Not Feel Safe To Drive. toyota Mechanic Diagnosed The Problem As The Intermediate Steering Shaft Which He Recommended Replacing. toyota Knows Of This Problem Since They Issued A Technical Service Bulletin (tsb) T-tt-0223-13 For This Repair. There Is Also An Nhtsa # 10062035 On This Situation. toyota Should Pay For This Costly Repair Since I Feel It Is A Safety Defect And Should Be Recalled

Mileage was 92000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDJK3EH0AS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2010 problem was reported in STRATHAM, NH. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 15 mph.

Apr 26, 2017

Steering Toyota 2010
Toyota
Location
Augusta, MI
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed 5

Clunk In Steering When Turning At Low Speed From Stop Found To Be Intermediate Steering Shaft-replaced At Dealer.google Search Show Very Common In Several Different toyota Vehicles.

Mileage was 113890 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDBK3EH6AS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2010 problem was reported in AUGUSTA, MI. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 5 mph.

May 09, 2017

Steering Toyota 2010
Toyota
Location
Montgomery, AL
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed

I Bought My highlander Used In March 2016. The Car Has Had The Clunking Noise Since I Bought It But I Didn’t Know It Was A Known Issue With toyota. I Bought An Extended Warranty But Of Course It Doesn’t Cover The Defect. I Am Very Upset Because I Have Paid For A Warranty That Doesn’t Fix What Is Wrong With The Car. I Also Feel Like It Falls On The Dealership And They Should Have Fixed It Before Selling. Even Though It Is Not Considered A Safety Issue I Don’t Want It To Become A Safety Issue In The Future. I Don’t Feel Like I Should Have To Come Out Of Pocket $650 To Fix An Issue That Is Known With The Manufacturer.

Mileage was 135000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):5TDYK3EH3AS. TOYOTA HIGHLANDER 2010 problem was reported in MONTGOMERY, AL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Mar 06, 2016

Steering Toyota 2010
Toyota
Location
Chesapeake, VA
Model Highlander
System Steering
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

Steering Toyota 2010
Toyota
Location
Lexington Park, MD
Model Highlander
System Steering
Speed 5

Steering Has Popping And Clicking When Turning From A Stopped Position. The Steering Has Always Sounded Like It

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

Toyota Camry Steering problems and reviews: 3.

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

Steering Toyota 2018
Toyota
Location
Manteca, CA
Model Camry
System Steering
Speed 45

Vehicle Gas Throttle Response Would Hesitate Would Be A Lag Of Few Seconds For Vehicle To Pick Up Speed Slow Throttle Response, Also I Totaled My Vehicle Due Brakes Malfunction Also Vehicle Brake Assyst Did Not Assyst Me In Any Way Or Prevented Me From Accident I Was Travling 35 To 55mph In Traffic Stop And Go Slow Lane

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 1 person(s) were injured. Mileage was 5678 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4T1B11HK1JU. TOYOTA CAMRY 2018 problem was reported in MANTECA, CA. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 45 mph.

Oct 12, 2017

Steering Toyota 2018
Toyota
Location
Fort Myers Beach, FL
Model Camry
System Steering
Speed 55

Lane Sensors Not Working. These Sensors Are Supposed To Keep You In Your Lane For Safety. I Didn’t Realize I Was Going Over Center Line Because Sensor Not Working. Not Having Sensors That Work Could Cause A Major Accident.

Mileage was 2100 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4T1B11HK7JU. TOYOTA CAMRY 2018 problem was reported in FORT MYERS BEACH, FL. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 55 mph.

Dec 14, 2017

Steering Toyota 2018
Toyota
Location
Las Vegas, NV
Model Camry
System Steering
Speed 15

I Had Just Exited A Freeway, And Was Entering The Surface Streets Via A Stoplight. After Turning Onto The Surface Street, The Signal Ahead Turned Red. I Attempted To Apply The Brakes In Traffic While Traveling At Or Less Than 20 M.p.h., But The Brakes Did Not Respond As Normal. I Pushed The Brake Pedal Down And The Vehicle Did Not Stop As Normal. Instead, The Pedal Depressed Further Than Normal, And I Felt A Heavy Vibration Feedback Through The Pedal. I Was Approximately 2-3 Car Lengths From The Car In Front Of Me, And I Pumped The Brakes And Depressed The Pedal As Far As I Could Physically Manage. At That Point, The Vehicle Began To Slow, But So Gradually That I Was Certain To Collide With The Car In Front Of Me. I Then Steered To The Right (i Was In The Rightmost Lane) Toward The Curb Of The Sidewalk. The Front Passenger Wheel Went Up On The Curb And The Vehicle Stopped. I Put On The Hazard Signal, Then When Traffic Cleared Behind Me, Pulled Into A Gas Station Approximately 40 Feet In Front Of Me. When I Steered Back Onto The Roadway After Initially Stopping, The Steering Felt Very Loose, And I Felt As Though I Was Driving On Ice Or Without Control Over The Steering. Once In The Gas Station Parking Lot, I Put The Car In Park, And Turned Off The Engine. I Examined The Pedals For Blockage And Looked For Fluid Leaks, But Found Nothing. I Started The Vehicle And Tested The Gas And Brakes In The Empty Parking Area, And Everything Responded As Normal. However, The Front Passenger Tire Has A Tear In The Sidewall And The Rim Is Lightly Damaged.

Mileage was 9500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4T1B11HK1JU. TOYOTA CAMRY 2018 problem was reported in LAS VEGAS, NV. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 15 mph.

Sept 05, 2018

2018 Toyota Camry problems and complaints, up-to-date recall information and reviews. If you are researching a used Toyota Camry, driving a 2018 Toyota Camry, or if you are planning to purchase one, review owner-reported Steering problems and defects.

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

Toyota Camry Steering problems and reviews: 3.

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

Steering Toyota 2017
Toyota
Location
Ocean, NJ
Model Camry
System Steering
Speed 65

I Just Bought toyota camry Xle V6 2017. This Car Has Very Sensitive Steering And Is Unsafe To Drive, Especially On A Highway. There Is A 1-2 Degrees Of Very Loose, Fluid, No-resistant Movement Space In The Steering Wheel. The Lack Of Any Resistance In The Steering Makes The Driver Not Having Control Over The Car. I Have To Keep Correcting The Steering For The Car To Stay In Lane. Actually, A Slightest Pressure On The Steering Wheel Will Make The Car To Jump In That Direction. This Makes Me Feel Very Unsafe On The Highway, It Also Requires A Lot Of Concentration And It Makes Me Tired, Especially My Hands. My Car Has Electronic Steering Systems (eps). I Went To toyota Dealer Shop. They Checked It With A Computer And There Were No Eps Faults. All Came Ok. Their Help Ended There. This However Does Not Change The Fact That The Car Is Not Safe To Drive.

Mileage was 300 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4T1BK1FK6HU. TOYOTA CAMRY 2017 problem was reported in OCEAN, NJ. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 65 mph.

Nov 28, 2016

Steering Toyota 2017
Toyota
Location
Monument, CO
Model Camry
System Steering
Speed 60

On January 25, 2017 At Approx. 7:37 Pm I Started Up The Vehicle That Was Not In Motion. Before Placing The Vehicle In Motion I Noticed The Skid And Parking Brake Lights Were Both On. I Then Checked The Parking Brake And It Was In The Release Position (up). I Put The Vehicle Into Motion And Both Lights Remained On. At Approx. 7:45 Pm I Was Driving Cautiously On The Highway At Approx. 60 Mph. At About 7:47 Pm All Of The Sudden I Felt The Steering Wheel Stiffen, And At The Same Time The Vehicle Began To Decelerate From 60 Mph To Speeds Of Approx. 40-45 Mph. Simultaneously, I Pressed On The Gas Pedal To Accelerate But The Vehicle Failed To Increase In Speed So That Is When I Pressed On The Gas Pedal Down To The Floor But Still The Vehicle Did Not Increase In Speed. Taking Notice Of My Immediate Surroundings, I Immediately Noticed The Skid And Parking Lights Remained Lit, So I Used My Left Foot To Double Check The Parking Brake Position And It Remained In The Release Position (up). Not Realizing What Was Actually Happening To The Vehicle, I Panicked At That Moment And I Pressed Down On The Parking Brake And This Is When The Vehicle Spun Out Of Control And Off The Highway Into A Ditch Causing Personal Minor Head Injury To Myself And My Front Passenger. The Damage To The Undercarriage Is Unknown, But The Front And Rear Fender Were Proved Obvious Damaged. The Air Bags Did Not Deploy. A Police Report And Insurance Claim Were Filed Immediately After The Accident. The Vehicle Was Drivable And Was Later Driven To My House And Remains In The Driveway Until Investigated By My Insurance Company. *tr

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 2 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died. Mileage was 25094 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):4T1BF1FK0GU. TOYOTA CAMRY 2017 problem was reported in MONUMENT, CO. Accident was reported to Police. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 CYLINDERS. TOYOTA CAMRY 2017 drive type:FWD. FUEL TYPE: GAS. VEHICLE SPEED: 60 mph.

Jan 25, 2017

Steering Toyota 2017
Toyota
Location
St Helens, OR
Model Camry
System Steering
Speed 40

The Car Was In Motion At High Speed Also Does This At Low Speed, New Tires Brakes Alignment.. The Car Has Throws Me Out Of The Lane Consistantly And Has Also Thrown My Family And I Towards Oncoming Traffic Unsafe To Drive Even To toyota Dont Now What A Wrong, All New Tires Rims Are Good Brakes I’m Thinking Something To Do With The Electrical Steering

Mileage was 30000 miles. TOYOTA CAMRY 2017 problem was reported in ST HELENS, OR. Vehicle was not using ANTI-LOCK BRAKES. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. VEHICLE SPEED: 40 mph.

Apr 28, 2018

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