Toyota Highlander's appeal lies in its functional and family-friendly nature, frugal gas mileage and good road manners. Overall, the Highlander combines the practicality of an SUV with the refinement of a good sedan. Year after year, this fact has helped it rank among the top SUVs we've tested, as well asl in our owner satisfaction survey. We heartily recommend it.
Alerts
There are 5 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit,
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.

Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS and ESC standard. Side and head protection air bags standard from 2007. Forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking available from 2014, standard from 2017.
Road Test

Toyota Highlander's appeal lies in its functional and family-friendly nature, frugal gas mileage and good road manners.

Overall, the Highlander combines the practicality of an SUV with the refinement of a good sedan. Year after year, this fact has helped it rank among the top SUVs we've tested, as well asl in our owner satisfaction survey. We heartily recommend it.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear, 3 third
Drive Wheels
AWD , Front
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
4-door SUV
Transmissions Available
  • 6-speed Automatic
  • CVT
Engines Available
  • 2.7-liter 4 (185 hp)
  • 3.5-liter V6 (270 hp)
  • 3.5-liter V6 hybrid (280 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2014 Toyota Highlander owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

"When driving during the day you can't hardly see the screen. Also entering address in the screen sometimes is difficult. Also the driving directions are backward the is showing to the left when is supposed to show the right"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited Unsure)

"The back-up camera display feature is great, when it works! However, it is impossible to use on sunny days. There is a bright glare that renders it unUSble. Had I realized this prior to purchasing the SUV, I would have bought another brand,"

Linda S., NJ (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Design angle and lack of sunscreen around display screen makes it difficult to see during bright daylight"

Maynard W., MN (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"High glare, poor location (too low & too large), almost impossible to see with polarized sunglasses"

Jeff P., ON (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Difficult to see in bright daylight"

Anonymous, OH (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Bright light shinning onto the dash make it nearly impossible to view the display"

Katherine H., AZ (2014 Toyota Highlander LE Plus 3.5-L V6)

"It blinks on and off then goes blank and reboots"

Anonymous, OH (2014 Toyota Highlander XLE 3.5-L V6)

"Unit replaced by Toyota"

Anonymous, VA (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"the screen freezes when entering an address"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited Unsure)

"The entire radio/display unit had to be replaced because it would randomly freeze and stop working; it would reboot itself but it was happening more and more frequently"

Anonymous, MN (2014 Toyota Highlander XLE 3.5-L V6)

"Screen locked up"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Display screen suddenly freezes. Happens frequently even after update. On long trips it freezes while suing GPS which can potentially lead to getting lost using it"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"At random, the display screen freezes, no controls work, and usually within a couple of minutes the whole radio/in-dash system reboots"

Scott S., ON (2014 Toyota Highlander XLE 3.5-L V6)

"Screen freezes and then reboots losing some settings"

Peter O., CO (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Happens when I am trying to pair up a phone and/or display the contact list from the phone. Screen just will not display the options I need for what I'm trying to do. Will just sit there in this state for a period of time, then sometimes it becomes active again"

Alfred N., OH (2014 Toyota Highlander LE Plus 3.5-L V6)

"GPS/display randomly freezes up and then resets. I believe this usually happens when connected to blutooth or using the GPS functionality"

Anonymous, PA (2014 Toyota Highlander XLE 3.5-L V6)

"in 6 months, display froze and rebooted itself 71 times (kept a log) Toyota finally replaced the head unit under warranty, no problems since!"

Robert J., HI (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"The entire infotainment system freezes and then reboots. After 2-3 trips to the service department, a firmware upgrade solved the problem"

Eric I., AL (2014 Toyota Highlander XLE 3.5-L V6)

"Need SW update to fix the problem. Device kept rebooting"

Anonymous, GA (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"The entire radio/GPS display has been replaced under warranty. The "new replacement" now reboots randomly"

Timothy H., ON (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"screen quits especially. during a long drive over 1 hr. GPS quits and I have to reprogram GP S when screen gets alive again. Difficult to use in city I need the navigation system Sometimes it will work fine and other times will go out every few minutes"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Toyota Highlander LE 3.5-L V6)

"About every two to three days it would freeze up for a couple of minute. Dealership said it was a known problem & had to have an update that they charged for"

Anonymous, TN (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Screen freeze resolved with software/firmware update"

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"The display randomly freezes up, losing Navi and sound system. The system will reboot after some time. All destinations are lost requiring you to stop and program your destination"

Jeffrey A., AZ (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Freezes intermittently, then goes blank and eventually resets. Occurs randomly/intermittently"

Robert W., MI (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Display would freeze up not allowing control to other parts of the electronics. We got it fixed and has worked ever since"

Anonymous, KY (2014 Toyota Highlander XLE 3.5-L V6)

"Display screen, including nav system and radio, was stuck in a reboot loop"

Anonymous, PA (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"the navigation system or radio display would freeze up and stop working. Sometimes it would crash and restart by itself. Then it began to do it more frequently and we had to turn the car off and back on to make it work again. The entire radio system was later replaced by Toyota as it was under warranty"

Ramon M., FL (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Navigation system unusable due to constant software issues. Dealer has updated system multiple times"

Anonymous, VT (2014 Toyota Highlander LE Plus 3.5-L V6)

"First week we owned it, the whole system would freeze up. Dealership had to reprogram/ reset"

Clyde R., VA (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"gps stops working usually when the weather is warm"

Anonymous, PA (2014 Toyota Highlander XLE 3.5-L V6)

"It sometimes freezes and the only way to restart it is shut the car down and restart it. Aldo it's very difficult to change the nav volume which is very loud. My cell phone nav is better than the car's. Finally the angle of the screen makes it almost impossible to read during the day in sunlight. The screen should be hooded to reduce ambient light and turned slightly towards the driver for better vid"

Anonymous, CT (2014 Toyota Highlander XLE 3.5-L V6)

"You touch the screen and sometimes nothing happens"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Toyota Highlander Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Screen would go blank occasionally when attempting to enter destination for navigation"

Anonymous, VA (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited Unsure)

"Display was having trouble, they did a software update and its been trouble free since"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Toyota Highlander XLE 3.5-L V6)

"Randomly went blank. Dealer resolved by installing new operating system. has worked fine since then"

Stephen F., TX (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Everything would freeze. Radio controls would not work and bluetooth would disconnect. System would reboot randomly"

Anonymous, NV (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Device had to be constantly restarted"

Anonymous, GA (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Screen goes blank and system reboots during most trips over 2 hours"

Anonymous, NC (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"It goes blank and nothing works"

Anonymous, LA (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Screen freezes, then goes blank, then eventually resets. Occurs randomly/intermittently"

Robert W., MI (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"It would go blank and shut down and then reboot. It was completely unpredictable"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Toyota Highlander LE 3.5-L V6)

"Intermittently when driving, the display goes blank and the system restarts"

Anonymous, CT (2014 Toyota Highlander XLE 3.5-L V6)

"Screen goes blank, then the system does a shutdown and reboot, usually at no special time, just while driving down the road. Has happened 20 times in the last year"

Anonymous, SC (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"System shuts down and reboots while driving down the road. It has happened 20 times in the last year"

Anonymous, SC (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Only loads the music catalog occasionally"

Anonymous, MA (2014 Toyota Highlander XLE 3.5-L V6)

"Does not pair well with my iphone"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Toyota Highlander XLE 3.5-L V6)

"The old ipod I had been using for 18 months with this car suddenly refused to connect and play. I had no problem listening to it in other cars or with headphones"

Martha P., NY (2014 Toyota Highlander LE Plus 3.5-L V6)

"For a while, we had problems with the USB port in the car in that it was not recognizing the iPhone as a music device. This was an intermittent problem--sometimes it would work and other times it wouldn't. Eventually, the USB port would never recognize the iPhone. It was later replaced by Toyota as it was under warranty"

Ramon M., FL (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Very unreliable and intermittent operation, stops and drops out frequently, pairing doesn't work or is intermittent depending on device paired, am confident in using correct pairing method etc. System is more reliable when device is connected by wire (either USB or 3.5mm), but still freezes regularly. This is a major issue and reflects very poorly on Toyota that they could release the car with this system so poorly resolved. We have used very standard phones in our attempts to connect - iPhone a"

Anonymous, VA (2014 Toyota Highlander XLE 3.5-L V6)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"Only while using the GPS the whole unit has gone dead several times"

Donald W., VT (2014 Toyota Highlander)

"Unit replaced by Toyota"

Anonymous, VA (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"When programmed for a destination the GPS routes you in circles off thw higjway and back on the highway"

Regina C., NC (2014 Toyota Highlander XLE 3.5-L V6)

"GPS is useless! Delays in audible guidance make you miss exits. I have to continually touch button to receive route directions and it does not work! My 7 yr old Garmin works better even though I had it at the shop 4 times now! What a piece of junk!"

Linda S., NJ (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"This also is terrible and absolutely worthless. In the past year I have had voice control navigation work one time. At the Toyota dealership, I am told that is just the way they work in the 2014"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"The GPS often will not work properly. It won't let you enter in a new address. It often won't display the map at all as well"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Toyota Highlander XLE 3.5-L V6)

"Over simplified street maps, poor location of screen to check while driving (too low), slow refresh time"

Jeff P., ON (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Not very intuitive; clumsy to operate; Inability to select destination while moving (even by passenger) causing unnecessary stop and safety concern"

Anonymous, OH (2014 Toyota Highlander XLE 3.5-L V6)

"Navigation screen stopped responding and froze"

Anonymous, OR (2014 Toyota Highlander XLE 3.5-L V6)

"GPS freezes and is often very slow to respond. It is a,so not very intuitive, sending you on impractical routes"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"I can't depend on the GP S screen to remain operating during tight traffic and when I need navigation Nav system is costly to update map"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Toyota Highlander LE 3.5-L V6)

"Same issue with screen freezes also resolved with software/firmware update"

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Losing contact with satellite and lost destination information entered into navigations system. This happened on a sunny day in both the city and on the interstate between cities. Numerous times had to stop engine and re-enter information to find our way"

Anonymous, NM (2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Entune infotainment system not available in Canada. Why is it even being sold in Canada if I can't use it?"

Anonymous, ON (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"We have nothing but trouble with gps not routing correctly screen going blank go they wanted to charge us for an update and then they finally updated it for free"

Anonymous, WI (2014 Toyota Highlander XLE 3.5-L V6)

"rebooted itself at random. software update seems to have resolved the problem"

William B., NY (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Primitive functions at best. Not capable of maintaining currency (i.e. iPhone or Android), VERY EXPENSIVE to update maps. Not operational while vehicle in motion, even with a passenger"

Anonymous, SC (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"It stops working and then reboots"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Toyota Highlander Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Continuous rebooting. Extremely long time to get an update installed to correct the problem. Very poor algorithms used to calculate routes"

Anonymous, GA (2014 Toyota Highlander XLE 3.5-L V6)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"The original version of the systyem required vitual weekly reconnecting. A later version was installed with the total program chip two months ago"

Anonymous, DE (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Sporadic blue tooth connection. Problem solved by reinstalling the phone"

Anonymous, CT (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"We both have brand new Samsung smart phones. At least once a week one or both of them will not pair with the system. Very annoying"

William G., WA (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"unreliable pairing which sometimes drops out for no reason"

Hendrik A., NJ (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"It has problems pairing with my basic phone, LG revere 3. I had to pair it 3 times, as the first radio was defective. The second radio's bluetooth was no better. Toyota thinks only smart phone users deserve their cars, apparently"

Martha P., NY (2014 Toyota Highlander LE Plus 3.5-L V6)

"the vehicle occasionally drops my bluetooth connection to my iPhone and is difficult to reconnect"

Anonymous, OH (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"I think it was Verizon's problem. It connected wrong phone"

Neil M., ID (2014 Toyota Highlander XLE 3.5-L V6)

"I have the Apple iPhone 6. The Dealer nor I have ever been able to set up the "message" feature on my phone. Texts that I receive while I'm driving should be read to me. The Dealer said they have had problems with iPhones but not Androids or other"

Patricia W., AZ (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"The dealer states that my LG vn360 is not reconized by the system,and it will eventually disconnect after it has been paired. Since both my wife and I have the same phone, it has been a problem keeping it connected. I am not completely convinc"

Michael B., FL (2014 Toyota Highlander XLE 3.5-L V6)

"Phone would not stay paired"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Phone pairing unreliable. If car started and I run back in house with phone, it won't reconnect. If my wife and I are both in the car with our phones the system gets confused"

Anonymous, WA (2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited 3.5-L V6 hybrid)

"Bluetooth would disconnect and then reboot randomly"

Anonymous, NV (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Sometimes the system will not pair with my phone. On other occasions it pairs but will not display the contact list from the phone"

Alfred N., OH (2014 Toyota Highlander LE Plus 3.5-L V6)

"It does not like my non-smart lg revere 3. It keeps telling me the contact transfer and call history was unsuccessful. The phone came out in May of 2014. I bought the car on 7/31/14. The dealer kept telling me my phone was too old"

Martha P., NY (2014 Toyota Highlander LE Plus 3.5-L V6)

"difficult to pair two phones to system"

Don M., AZ (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Occasionally drops the Bluetooth connection with my phone and has to be rebooted"

Anonymous, OH (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"see previous comment"

Anonymous, VA (2014 Toyota Highlander XLE 3.5-L V6)

"The speed volume compensation control does not work. Volume odes not increase/decrease with speed. The technician was unable to fix it. Indeed, he said he had this exact problem with 5 other Toyota's and that Toyota refused to fix it"

William G., WA (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Radio had to be replaced as the touch screen was defectve; this did not improve the bluetooth phone pairing, however"

Martha P., NY (2014 Toyota Highlander LE Plus 3.5-L V6)

"The radio was replaced under warranty as unable to make phone calls. Now works fine"

Anonymous, IA (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"The (XM/FM/AM/CD/AUX)Radio/GPS navigational sytem crashed two weeks ago. I purchased this vehicle in March of 2014 and its was no longer under warranty. I had to replace the whole system"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Volume control sometimes does the opposite of what it is supposed to do. For example if you use the steering wheel control to increase the volume the volume actually goes down. This does not always happen though"

Anonymous, VA (2014 Toyota Highlander XLE 3.5-L V6)

"The radio will quit playing and the screen will go blank. Also, the screen freezes up and I can't do anything with it"

Anonymous, LA (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Keeps rebooting and losing presets"

Anonymous, WA (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Radio sound controls, bass, mid, treble, revert to default settings randomly"

Kim G., WA (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Sound quality for this level sound system is disappointing"

Anonymous, OH (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Had to have subwoofer and one other speaker"

Douglas T., WI (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Had to replace AMP, poor bass reproduction"

Hobbs D., TN (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"The speakers / housing rattle horribly, even at lower volumes when a person with a deep voice it talking. The dealership has tried to fix it, but cannot"

Jonathan B., WA (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Rear speaker/subwoofer vibrates with heavy base. Expected better from a premium audio system"

Anonymous, ON (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Rear speakers vibrate on rear hatch door"

Robert O., MA (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"premium price, works terrible. must repeat and repeat commands. useless"

Michael V., IN (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"frequently misinterprets voice commands"

Anonymous, MA (2014 Toyota Highlander XLE 3.5-L V6)

"The voice command simply doesn't work. It is more distracting trying to use then driving and using a hand held phone. It is absolutely terrible"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Terrible speech recognition not improved by training or software upgrades. I connect with an iPhone 6"

Hendrik A., NJ (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"voice recognition is totally useless"

Anonymous, WA (2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited 3.5-L V6 hybrid)

"Simply does not work AT ALL"

Anonymous, SC (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

"wind noise"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Toyota Highlander XLE 3.5-L V6)

"Water leaked thru rear passenger seatbelt connection when raining. Difficult to find cause. Ended up being a kink in drain hose for moon roof"

Thomas L., TX (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Any precip will cause driver's window to show water on the outside three times as long of a period as the other three windows. This is after the dealer said they replaced the outer belt molding. Believe cause is a defect in engineering"

Anonymous, IL (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"seal for sun roof was falling apart and disintegrating. We are waiting for the new part to be installed"

Anonymous, BC (2014 Toyota Highlander XLE 3.5-L V6)

"Rear hatch seals dry out and make a strange spring like noise. We originally thought it was suspension noise but our mechanic ruled that out. We ordered a special silicone grease to lubricant the seals and that did the trick. It was very annoying until found the source"

John S., MT (2014 Toyota Highlander XLE 3.5-L V6)

"Door stripping fell off both driver and passenger doors"

Anonymous, OR (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Driver window squeekes when closing"

Giorgi L., IN (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Rattle at the rear view mirror. Dealer replaced the unit and fixed the problem"

Michael P., IL (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Rattle coming from inside car on rt side. Whenever I go to dealer, it always disappears"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Toyota Highlander XLE 3.5-L V6)

"Squeaks from the passenger rear shock or wheel area"

Mark S., IL (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"When driving over a speedbump; I hear a squeeking noise coming from the driver's rear tire area. Took it to the dealer without resolution"

Anonymous, KS (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"rattle in dash above back-up screen. Dealer said it would cost $85 an hr to get checked. NO guarantee on how long it would take"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Toyota Highlander LE Plus 3.5-L V6)

"Rear lift gate and glass was creaking when open and closing. Dealer realigned the door and that helped. Still have noise in the rear wiper gears"

Anonymous, NC (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"something was not welded properly ant remember what (radiator perhaps) so they replaced it/"

Anonymous, BC (2014 Toyota Highlander XLE 3.5-L V6)

"every time the emergency brake lever is released, it makes a clacking sound. I have consulted with work peers who have the same model and year and they have the same situation"

Guillermo M., PR (2014 Toyota Highlander LE Plus 3.5-L V6)

"Squeak from rear end that's getting works. Sounds like suspension but could be frame flex. Dealer thinks it's normal but it's super annoying"

Anonymous, UT (2014 Toyota Highlander XLE 3.5-L V6)

"Luggage rack on roof was not secured properly and rattled at highway speed. Dealer tightened rack and problem went away"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"This was due to door and hatch seals"

John S., MT (2014 Toyota Highlander XLE 3.5-L V6)

"Toyota was not very responsive until I took an online survey then I heard from a person at the dealership who asked if I would come back and ride with a mechanic. The mechanic drove the car for about a mile before he heard the noise and thought that it was a campaign he had just read about. Turns out that it was and that a repair was needed"

Linda K., MA (2014 Toyota Highlander XLE 3.5-L V6)

"rear shock squeak"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Toyota Highlander LE Plus 3.5-L V6)

"Squeaks when going over bumps sounds like rear springs or unsure. Dealer never finds it"

Larry R., CA (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"The area at the top front of the car where the garage door opener is keep rattles. A sharp hit with a hand fixes it"

Douglas W., NV (2014 Toyota Highlander LE 3.5-L V6)

"One of the shades for the rear window is constantly vibrating no matter how I try to position it"

Allen C., GA (2014 Toyota Highlander XLE 3.5-L V6)

"Passenger door rattle and rear seating rattle"

Bob M., GA (2014 Toyota Highlander XLE 3.5-L V6)

"Rattle in rear of car"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Shocks have squeaked on this car since purchased; Dealer doesn't find anything wrong"

Anonymous, KS (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Toyota Highlanders (3rd Generation) have had rampant complaints about a course droning noise at about 1800 rpm... which is the sweet spot that the transmission always goes to when cruising 'at speed.' Mine has this problem too.... after months of discussion on a Toyota Forum, the cause was finally discovered: There is a two part clamp up by the engine that holds the exhaust pipe, as well as the oxygen sensor wire.... this clamp is too large and the exhaust pipe rattles within the clamp - which"

Todd G., MI (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Car has suspension rattle and rattle from ski rack"

Robert O., MA (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)
Wind noise

"Roof accessory loose"

Xenia C., TX (2014 Toyota Highlander XLE 3.5-L V6)

"Wind noise around the moon roof"

Bill G., SC (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Passenger side door is noisy at highway speeds. After several attempts by the dealer the problem has not been resolved"

Anonymous, NS (2014 Toyota Highlander XLE 3.5-L V6)

"Sunroof made noise. Seal replaced as a warranty item and is fixed"

Justin C., AB (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"cabin is noisy due to wind"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Toyota Highlander XLE 3.5-L V6)

"Driving at high speeds causes rattling on roof"

J R., TX (2014 Toyota Highlander LE 3.5-L V6)

"We are on our 3rd Toyota Highlander and every time that we have purchased a new one it is a little different from the last and a little cheaper made than the last. The most noticeable is the wind and road noise. we have decided not to purchase another one since they have now went to a 6 speed transmission, sounds like a tinker toy"

Dennis G., NE (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Air leaks around drivers door. Dealership says it is within limits. Annoying at interstate speeds"

Wayne L., PA (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Excessive wind noise"

Anonymous, NM (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Driver side window has too much wind noise"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"A whistling noise at the driver's window"

Allen C., GA (2014 Toyota Highlander XLE 3.5-L V6)

"Apparently the factory roof rack was improperly installed, and it caused a loud noise at certain speeds and in higher wind conditions"

Robbie W., TX (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Doors or sliding doors

"The back door is not opening or is stoping in the middle .It was two times for service , the first time it took Moore then one day and it was not fixed and the second time I was told that the problem was not found but it is Not OK the problem is ba"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Toyota Highlander XLE 3.5-L V6)

"Rear tailgate -- I absolutely HATE the "power tailgate". It is, and always has been, totally unreliable. Plus, it's much slower to use than opening/closing a manual tailgate (which makes it a real pain in a rainstorm, for example). Ours worked fine for just a few months, then randomly refused to work. Toyota dealer couldn't replicate the problem, so did nothing. Now it only works half the time (if we're lucky). Mostly we have to force it open and closed *manually*, which is difficult for"

David W., CA (2014 Toyota Highlander XLE 3.5-L V6)

"Hydraulic rear lift gate system ruptured"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Toyota Highlander XLE 3.5-L V6)

"I have had power door locks fail on three of the four doors on the vehicle, each costing about $350 to fix. The vehicle is driven on the highway, so this is wholly unacceptable"

Eric I., AL (2014 Toyota Highlander XLE 3.5-L V6)
Sunroof

"The sunroof leaked a small amount of rainwater"

Frank S., TX (2014 Toyota Highlander XLE 3.5-L V6)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"Electronic control unit for automated tailgate failed. Replaced under warranty. 2 trips to dealer. Parts delayed"

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"I went to the dealership 4 times due to the lift gate either not opening or closing automatically. The first two times the dealership merely rebooted the system which did not fix the problem. The third time they contacted Toyota and the fourth visit"

Anonymous, ME (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Rear tailgate will not always open and or close. Fails before fully opening and or closing. Wife one time had to drive vehicle with tailgate partially open. Dealer cannot replicate the problem and it remains unfixed. This is a safety hazard"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited 3.5-L V6 hybrid)

"Tailgate would not open or close properly. It took two trips to the dealer to correct. They replaced one of the actuators"

Thomas S., MA (2014 Toyota Highlander LE Plus 3.5-L V6)

"Powered tailgate repaired 3 times within a year. Would not have bought a Highlander if we had known of Toyota tailgate problems! Or of a class-action suit concerning same (unfortunately the 2014 models aren't included)"

Anonymous, SC (2014 Toyota Highlander XLE 3.5-L V6)

"Automatic lift gate stopped lifting. Needed new spindles"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"would not close 10 months old"

Anonymous, AR (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"gas struts failed.power opening erratic"

James T., VA (2014 Toyota Highlander LE 3.5-L V6)

"Hatch did not open or close correctly"

Anonymous, VA (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Rear Power Liftgate intermittent failure. Took 4 visits to dealer to fix"

Anonymous, UT (2014 Toyota Highlander XLE 3.5-L V6)

"The power tailgate doesn't work 90% of the time. They keep telling me at the dealership they can't replicate the problem so they can't fix it"

Anonymous, AB (2014 Toyota Highlander XLE 3.5-L V6)

"Tailgate piece slipped off because a plastic clip was missing"

Ron M., AZ (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Stuck in the open position and had to be closed manually. But only seemed to happen when it was very cold outside"

Anonymous, BC (2014 Toyota Highlander Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Motor burned out on tailgate"

Anonymous, WI (2014 Toyota Highlander XLE 3.5-L V6)

"The automaric tailgate had problems operating below -10C"

Francesco A., AB (2014 Toyota Highlander XLE 3.5-L V6)

"Front windshield is not scratch resistent"

Donald G., WA (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"After any precipitation or car wash, the driver's power window streaks when rolled down or up. None of the other three power windows streak. Toyota made decision that nothing is wrong without using water on the window. safety issue in freezing conditions,"

Anonymous, IL (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Body control module

"Issues with the automatic tailgate raising, requires multiple attempts to open successfully. Closing is typically not an issue"

Anonymous, VA (2014 Toyota Highlander LE 3.5-L V6)

"Rear lift gate hangs up and will often lift only in 6" increments. When that occurs, cannot open using the in-cabin control"

Suzanne W., NV (2014 Toyota Highlander Unsure 3.5-L V6)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"One fog light failed. More critical was intermittent failure of headlights, some dash lights while driving"

Anonymous, VA (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"My passenger heated seat needed to haveh a part replaced"

Anonymous, LA (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"The circuit board malfunctioned and kept the heat on the whole time. Very hot and very much a fire hazard"

James R., IL (2014 Toyota Highlander XLE 3.5-L V6)

"Drains the battery when left on"

Anonymous, ND (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Dr side electical seat panel"

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Toyota Highlander XLE 3.5-L V6)
Interior lights

"All of the ambiance lighting stopped working. The dealer had to replace the headliner since the wiring for the lighting was faulty"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Ambient lighting in the dashboard tray and door panels does not work. Non-essential, but costly to fix. Need new computer costing $750, according to the dealer"

Tom B., WI (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)
Keyless entry

"Rear hatch door would not open fully or consistently"

Gary S., CA (2014 Toyota Highlander XLE 3.5-L V6)

"Inconsistent operation of the rear hatch really detracts from a very roomy and reliable automobile. Surprised that the Highlander would have an automatic rear hatch that is difficult to operate"

Anonymous, BC (2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited 3.5-L V6 hybrid)

"Key fob stopped working twice. It would open other doors, but would not open drivers door"

Mark G., PA (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Power door lock failure on 3 doors. I have NEVER had a power door lock fail to lock and unlock with any vehicle in my entire life....some, which I have owned for 11 years. This is my FIRST Toyota...and the repairs and parts replacement has been atrocious. Power door locks will not lock or unlock on two doors, and periodically on three. Toyota Customer Service is FAR WORSE than dealings I have had with Honda, GM, and Mazda. Their warranty is almost worthless. They tried to do everything the"

Todd G., MI (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)
Remote engine starter

"poor distance coverage. must retry multiple times to start"

Michael V., IN (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)
Warning lights

"In extreme cold weather all warning lights displayed and said shut off vehicle now"

Donald S., NH (2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited 3.5-L V6 hybrid)
Headlights

"Headlights randomly turn off while driving at night and turn back on a few seconds later"

Jacob F., MN (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Headlight burned out in under 2 years"

Anonymous, CT (2014 Toyota Highlander XLE 3.5-L V6)

"The heat from the low beam lights, which are only on at night, are melting the plastic face of the headlight assembly"

Anonymous, SC (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"The heat from the low beam light is melting the plastic face of the headlight assembly"

Anonymous, SC (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Loose trim on drivers door at rear edge of window. Created a wind noise that was bothersome. New part is ordered & will be put on next week. Molding was loose, Wind caught it & created a noise as if the door was not closed tight"

Wayne L., PA (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Loose mud flap on passenger side"

Anonymous, BC (2014 Toyota Highlander Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Loose trim around drivers door causing air noise . New molding installed at dealership. It helped with the wind noise, but never totally solved the problem"

Wayne L., PA (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"Lower driver seat molding loose. Refastened by dealer only to reoccur and then break"

Phillip P., PA (2014 Toyota Highlander LE Plus 3.5-L V6)

"driver seat fascia broke"

Sam B., IL (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Have had the coin box latch break after a couple of uses. Middle floor mat tore from the edges when I picked it up and shook the dirt off. Cargo liner Velcro stickers detached without me ever removing them. Windows squeak when I close them"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Panel on the side of driver's seat keeps coming apart & hanging down. I have had it fixed several times. I have been told that there is nothing more that can be done to fix it"

Sandy B., SD (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"it was a different colar, so Itook it to a paint shop and they informed that it looked like it may have had an accident and was repainted prior to sale"

Anonymous, MI (2014 Toyota Highlander LE 3.5-L V6)

"Two small paint chips (dealer description) on inside if driver's door. This after paying for "The Protector", an environmental paint protection"

Anonymous, IL (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Came from factory with a creased gas door. Dealer did pointless dent repair but you can see it since the paint had a run due to the crease. Body molding missing keeper"

Anonymous, NE (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Toyota service department disagree on what is chip versus damage. Also, we purchased a warranty on the exterior paint at time of buying the auto and that has been a frustrating experience for my husband resulting in no action because of aforementioned disagreement"

Anonymous, IL (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Exhaust manifold

"The manifold was faulty and needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)
Loose/rattling heat shield

"Had mild rattling noise within a couple of months of purchase. Took it to dealer; was diagnosed as a broken bracket; parts were ordered; work was performed under warranty; problem disappeared"

Anonymous, CO (2014 Toyota Highlander XLE 3.5-L V6)
Other/unsure

"Frequently hangs and/or does not connect with iPhone"

Anonymous, OH (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"it is useless, doesn't understand simple voice commands. the nav system is excruciatingly slow. it could be ten times better and still just be acceptable. I no longer use it. The reason we don't have a problem with the entune in the Rav4 is that we d"

Anonymous, NH (2014 Toyota Highlander XLE 3.5-L V6)

"The whole unit failed and needed to be replaced. Even after being replaced the entune voice recognition system rarely recognizes anything that is asked of it though "voice recognition""

Mark S., IL (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"all functions freeze up without warning. Can't use phone, can't control station or volume and can't manually turn off the system. GPS disappears. Sometimes it will reboot itself after a few minutes, else have to shut down & restart the car"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Radio shuts off and reboots itself"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited 3.5-L V6 hybrid)

"Entune does not stay open or active on iphones"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Toyota Highlander XLE 3.5-L V6)

"System re-boot several times while driving. System locks up, shuts off and restarts on its own. Defaults to factory settings after start up. Dealer re-installed software"

Maynard W., MN (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Random reboots. Took three dealer trips to fix. Replaced same part twice"

Anonymous, NE (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"touch controls too sensitive. Changes settings when adjusting vents. Annoying distraction while driving"

Anonymous, VA (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"did not work. blew warm air"

Michael M., FL (2014 Toyota Highlander Unsure 3.5-L V6)

"Needed to replace"

Michael M., FL (2014 Toyota Highlander Unsure Unsure)

"A/C efficiency degradation, coupled with slower cooling at startup, led to investigation similar reported customer problems. TSB #T-TB-0085-16 applies, verified as applicable to our VIN. A/C Compressor and associated module required replacement"

John H., CA (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"The AC in the second and third row are very poor, low power"

Anonymous, FL (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)
Condenser

"musty odor coming from a/c vents on vehicle less than 6 month old. Never had with any other vehicle. indication is EPA required coating change to condenser that causes mildew/mod build up. Toyota did not fix problem, just tried to mask odor"

Anonymous, AL (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)
Electrical failure

"rear windows both broke, would not go up or down, stuck in the down position. arms needed to be replaced, motors as well. toyota took way too long to fix them and see the issues"

Perry G., NY (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)
Evaporator

"When first starting the AC it emits a foul smell. The dealer stated the evaporators are too small and they is nothing they can do"

P E., FL (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)
Refrigerant leaks

"Refrigerant apparently not added at the factory when new. Twelve months later, refrigerant leak discovered and fixed"

Anonymous, OH (2014 Toyota Highlander XLE 3.5-L V6)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Calipers

"When almost coming to a stop the tseering wheel pulls to the left noticeably"

Regina C., NC (2014 Toyota Highlander XLE 3.5-L V6)
Master cylinder

"Toyota replaced with new at no cost"

Stanley S., CA (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)
Premature brake wear

"I have premature brake wear as well as premature tire wear. Am unhappy with these problems"

Linda K., MA (2014 Toyota Highlander XLE 3.5-L V6)

"Brake pads & rotors needed replacing at 40,000km. Seems early to me?"

Jeff P., ON (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Warped Rotors"

Anonymous, OR (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Shocks or struts

"The left rear shock started to make squeaking noises over bumps. The dealer replaced the shock for free and problem went away"

Anonymous, IN (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Failed strut on passenger side"

Anonymous, TX (2014 Toyota Highlander XLE 3.5-L V6)

"Both rear shock absorbers made squeaking noises during the first 26000 miles. They were replaced under warranty. One of the replaced shocks failed again within 3000 miles and both rear shocks were replaced again under warranty. Both replaced shocks are now working well without noise. These are genuine Toyota shocks and vehicle has been driven gently (not at all abused) on only paved roads. We suspect they were either initially installed incorrectly or were from a defective manufacture batch"

Robert J., CO (2014 Toyota Highlander XLE 3.5-L V6)
Alignment

"I purchased this automobile used. Within six months of purchase, I had to have the alignment checked then corrected. A few months later I had to have this one again. I've never had an automobile that had to have the alignment corrected more than once over a period of several years"

Anonymous, WY (2014 Toyota Highlander Unsure Unsure)
Springs or torsion bars

"Noise at rear; they were aware of the issue but no recall on the vehicle; repair was warrenty"

Anonymous, NY (2014 Toyota Highlander XLE 3.5-L V6)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Water pump

"Water pump failure with less than 50,000 miles. Never have we had a Toyota (and we have owned 11) that had a water pump issue. Never"

Jim R., GA (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Began failing, made terrible scraping noise. Dealer fixed under warranty. Happy with result"

Anonymous, IL (2014 Toyota Highlander LE 3.5-L V6)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Oil leaks

"The head gasket needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"Oil leaking from gasket they had to reseal. Car less than two years old at the time"

Anonymous, CA (2014 Toyota Highlander LE Plus 3.5-L V6)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Electrical failure

"Alternator failed within first month--replaced and no further problems"

Anonymous, MN (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)
CV joint

"leak, repaired under warranty"

George H., WI (2014 Toyota Highlander XLE 3.5-L V6)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Hybrid/electric system and battery (excluding replacement)

"This car worked perfectly until I started parking it outside in the cold weather minus 20 range. Three times it wouldn't kick into gas. On the computer it said check AWD system. Hybrid system stopped steering wheel harder to turn Check hybrid system"

Frank L., AB (2014 Toyota Highlander LE 3.5-L V6 hybrid)
Spark plugs or wires failure

"1 spark plug failed less than 500 miles"

Anonymous, AR (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"Failure of emission filter and failure of fuel tank inner parts"

Arnold B., FL (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

"computer system on braking system had issues Toyota repaired / replaced with new at no cost"

Stanley S., CA (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Transmission sensor or solenoid

"check engine light came on after a long trip"

Lawrence F., CA (2014 Toyota Highlander Limited 3.5-L V6)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

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