Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
0160504/29/200510015806Maintenance for hybrid vehicle battery and auxiliary battery. *tt08/12/2005

Investigations


NHTSA IDManufacturerDate openDate closeSubjectRecall campaign
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - SOFTWARE
RQ10003TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION02/16/201003/01/2011Unintended and Uncontrolled Acceleration11V112000
 On february 16, 2010, nhtsa's office of defects investigation (odi) opened rq10-003 to determine whether the scope of prior toyota recalls relating to potential unintended acceleration were sufficiently broad, including, among others, toyota recalls 07e-082, 09v-388, 10v-017, and 10v-023.nhtsa also requested information regarding potential electronic causes of unintended acceleration in toyota and lexus vehicles.i. pedal interference from floor mats, carpet covers and plastic pads in carpets.during the rq10-003 investigation, odi reviewed a large volume of documents to assess whether additional vehicles should be recalled.following the agency's analysis, nhtsa requested that toyota recall additional vehicles.toyota complied with the agency's request.the details of these recalls are set forth more fully in toyota's reports to nhtsa pursuant to 49 cfr part 573.these recalls are as follows:recall 11v-112: (1) model year (my) 2004-2006 toyota highlander and highlander hybrid; and, (2) my 2004-2007 lexus rx330,rx350, and rx400h (hybrid model). the total estimated population under this recall is 769,379 vehicles.this recall remedies potential accelerator pedal entrapment caused by a loose floor carpet cover (trim panel). recall 11v-113: (1) my 2003-2009 through 2009 toyota 4runner; (2) my 2006-2010 toyota rav4; and, (3) my 2008-2011 lexus lx570.the total estimated population under this recall is 1,381,000 vehicles.this recall supplements recall 09v-388 and remedies potential accelerator pedal entrapment by an unsecured floor mat.recall 11v-115: (1) my 2006-2007 lexus gs300 (all wheel drive vehicles); and, (2) my 2006-2007 lexus gs350 (all wheel drive vehicles). the total estimated population under this recall is 19,647 vehicles.this recall remedies potential accelerator pedal entrapment caused by inadequate clearance between the pedal linkage and a plastic pad embedded in the vehicle's carpet.ii. potential electronic causes of unintended acceleration.after nhtsa opened rq10-003, nhtsa launched a ten-month study of potential electronic causes of unintended acceleration in toyota vehicles.nhtsa launched the study in the spring of 2010 in light of concerns aired in congressional hearings.nhtsa enlisted engineers at the national aeronautics and space administration (nasa) with expertise in areas such as computer controlled electronic systems, electromagnetic interference and software integrity to assess whether electronic systems or electromagnetic interference played a role in incidents of unintended acceleration in toyota vehicles.that study has concluded.two reports are associated with the study and are available on nhtsa's website.nasa's report is entitled technical support to the national highway traffic safety administration (nhtsa) on the reported toyota motor corporation (tmc) unintended acceleration (ua) investigation, nesc assessment no. ti-10-00618 (jan. 18, 2011).nhtsa's report is entitled technical assessment of toyota electronic throttle control (etc) systems (feb. 2011).both reports should be read in conjunction with each other. as stated in its report, nasa did not find an electronic cause of large throttle openings that can result in unintended acceleration incidents. nhtsa did not find a vehicle-based cause of unintended acceleration incidents other than the physical pedal interference causes that are being addressed by toyota's recalls. this rq is closed.
RQ10003TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION02/16/201003/01/2011Unintended and Uncontrolled Acceleration11V113000
 On february 16, 2010, nhtsa's office of defects investigation (odi) opened rq10-003 to determine whether the scope of prior toyota recalls relating to potential unintended acceleration were sufficiently broad, including, among others, toyota recalls 07e-082, 09v-388, 10v-017, and 10v-023.nhtsa also requested information regarding potential electronic causes of unintended acceleration in toyota and lexus vehicles.i. pedal interference from floor mats, carpet covers and plastic pads in carpets.during the rq10-003 investigation, odi reviewed a large volume of documents to assess whether additional vehicles should be recalled.following the agency's analysis, nhtsa requested that toyota recall additional vehicles.toyota complied with the agency's request.the details of these recalls are set forth more fully in toyota's reports to nhtsa pursuant to 49 cfr part 573.these recalls are as follows:recall 11v-112: (1) model year (my) 2004-2006 toyota highlander and highlander hybrid; and, (2) my 2004-2007 lexus rx330,rx350, and rx400h (hybrid model). the total estimated population under this recall is 769,379 vehicles.this recall remedies potential accelerator pedal entrapment caused by a loose floor carpet cover (trim panel). recall 11v-113: (1) my 2003-2009 through 2009 toyota 4runner; (2) my 2006-2010 toyota rav4; and, (3) my 2008-2011 lexus lx570.the total estimated population under this recall is 1,381,000 vehicles.this recall supplements recall 09v-388 and remedies potential accelerator pedal entrapment by an unsecured floor mat.recall 11v-115: (1) my 2006-2007 lexus gs300 (all wheel drive vehicles); and, (2) my 2006-2007 lexus gs350 (all wheel drive vehicles). the total estimated population under this recall is 19,647 vehicles.this recall remedies potential accelerator pedal entrapment caused by inadequate clearance between the pedal linkage and a plastic pad embedded in the vehicle's carpet.ii. potential electronic causes of unintended acceleration.after nhtsa opened rq10-003, nhtsa launched a ten-month study of potential electronic causes of unintended acceleration in toyota vehicles.nhtsa launched the study in the spring of 2010 in light of concerns aired in congressional hearings.nhtsa enlisted engineers at the national aeronautics and space administration (nasa) with expertise in areas such as computer controlled electronic systems, electromagnetic interference and software integrity to assess whether electronic systems or electromagnetic interference played a role in incidents of unintended acceleration in toyota vehicles.that study has concluded.two reports are associated with the study and are available on nhtsa's website.nasa's report is entitled technical support to the national highway traffic safety administration (nhtsa) on the reported toyota motor corporation (tmc) unintended acceleration (ua) investigation, nesc assessment no. ti-10-00618 (jan. 18, 2011).nhtsa's report is entitled technical assessment of toyota electronic throttle control (etc) systems (feb. 2011).both reports should be read in conjunction with each other. as stated in its report, nasa did not find an electronic cause of large throttle openings that can result in unintended acceleration incidents. nhtsa did not find a vehicle-based cause of unintended acceleration incidents other than the physical pedal interference causes that are being addressed by toyota's recalls. this rq is closed.
RQ10003TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION02/16/201003/01/2011Unintended and Uncontrolled Acceleration11V115000
 On february 16, 2010, nhtsa's office of defects investigation (odi) opened rq10-003 to determine whether the scope of prior toyota recalls relating to potential unintended acceleration were sufficiently broad, including, among others, toyota recalls 07e-082, 09v-388, 10v-017, and 10v-023.nhtsa also requested information regarding potential electronic causes of unintended acceleration in toyota and lexus vehicles.i. pedal interference from floor mats, carpet covers and plastic pads in carpets.during the rq10-003 investigation, odi reviewed a large volume of documents to assess whether additional vehicles should be recalled.following the agency's analysis, nhtsa requested that toyota recall additional vehicles.toyota complied with the agency's request.the details of these recalls are set forth more fully in toyota's reports to nhtsa pursuant to 49 cfr part 573.these recalls are as follows:recall 11v-112: (1) model year (my) 2004-2006 toyota highlander and highlander hybrid; and, (2) my 2004-2007 lexus rx330,rx350, and rx400h (hybrid model). the total estimated population under this recall is 769,379 vehicles.this recall remedies potential accelerator pedal entrapment caused by a loose floor carpet cover (trim panel). recall 11v-113: (1) my 2003-2009 through 2009 toyota 4runner; (2) my 2006-2010 toyota rav4; and, (3) my 2008-2011 lexus lx570.the total estimated population under this recall is 1,381,000 vehicles.this recall supplements recall 09v-388 and remedies potential accelerator pedal entrapment by an unsecured floor mat.recall 11v-115: (1) my 2006-2007 lexus gs300 (all wheel drive vehicles); and, (2) my 2006-2007 lexus gs350 (all wheel drive vehicles). the total estimated population under this recall is 19,647 vehicles.this recall remedies potential accelerator pedal entrapment caused by inadequate clearance between the pedal linkage and a plastic pad embedded in the vehicle's carpet.ii. potential electronic causes of unintended acceleration.after nhtsa opened rq10-003, nhtsa launched a ten-month study of potential electronic causes of unintended acceleration in toyota vehicles.nhtsa launched the study in the spring of 2010 in light of concerns aired in congressional hearings.nhtsa enlisted engineers at the national aeronautics and space administration (nasa) with expertise in areas such as computer controlled electronic systems, electromagnetic interference and software integrity to assess whether electronic systems or electromagnetic interference played a role in incidents of unintended acceleration in toyota vehicles.that study has concluded.two reports are associated with the study and are available on nhtsa's website.nasa's report is entitled technical support to the national highway traffic safety administration (nhtsa) on the reported toyota motor corporation (tmc) unintended acceleration (ua) investigation, nesc assessment no. ti-10-00618 (jan. 18, 2011).nhtsa's report is entitled technical assessment of toyota electronic throttle control (etc) systems (feb. 2011).both reports should be read in conjunction with each other. as stated in its report, nasa did not find an electronic cause of large throttle openings that can result in unintended acceleration incidents. nhtsa did not find a vehicle-based cause of unintended acceleration incidents other than the physical pedal interference causes that are being addressed by toyota's recalls. this rq is closed.

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
03/01/201242000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2006 toyota highlander hybrid . the contact stated that she received notification of nhtsa campaign id number: 11v342000 (electrical system) and the dealer was contacted to make an appointment. the dealer advised the contact that the parts needed for recall repairs were not available.the vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was unable not advised the contact of when the parts would become available. the contact stated that she did not feel safe driving the vehicle until the recall was repair was performed. the failure and the current mileage was 42,000.
03/01/201242000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2006 toyota highlander hybrid . the contact stated that she received notification of nhtsa campaign id number: 11v342000 (electrical system) and the dealer was contacted to make an appointment. the dealer advised the contact that the parts needed for recall repairs were not available.the vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was unable not advised the contact of when the parts would become available. the contact stated that she did not feel safe driving the vehicle until the recall was repair was performed. the failure and the current mileage was 42,000.
03/01/201242000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 toyota highlander hybrid . the contact stated that she received notification of nhtsa campaign id number: 11v342000 (electrical system) and the dealer was contacted to make an appointment. the dealer advised the contact that the parts needed for recall repairs were not available.the vehicle was not repaired and the manufacturer was unable not advised the contact of when the parts would become available. the contact stated that she did not feel safe driving the vehicle until the recall was repair was performed. the failure and the current mileage was 42,000. kmj
03/01/201242000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 toyota highlander hybrid . the contact stated that she received a recall notice for recall nhtsa campaign id number: 11v342000 component: electrical system, the dealer was contacted to make an appointment they stated that they do not have the parts to remedy recall .the vehicle has not been repaired and the manufacturer could not notify the contact when the parts will be in .the contact does not feel safe driving the vehicle until the recall is serviced. the failure and the current mileage was 42,000.cv
12/12/2011
 Tl* the contact owns a 2006 toyota highlander hybrid. the contact stated that the lights on the instrument panel remained illuminated and the contact was unable to start the vehicle. the vehicle was towed to the dealer but not repaired. the failure and the current mileage was not available.
12/12/2011
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 toyota highlander hybrid. the contact stated that the lights on the instrument panel remained illuminated and the contact was unable to start the vehicle. the vehicle was towed to the dealer but not repaired. the failure and the current mileage was not available. kmj
12/12/2011
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 toyota highlander hybrid. the contact stated that the lights on the instrument panel remained illuminated and the contact was unable to start the vehicle. the vehicle was towed to the dealer but not repaired. the failure and the current mileage was not available. kmj
12/12/2011
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 toyota highlander hybrid. the contact stated the lights on the instrumental panel remained illuminated. the contact was unable to start the vehicle. the vehicle was towed to the dealer. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and the current mileage was not available. li
12/12/2011
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 toyota highlander hybrid. the contact stated the lights on the instrumental panel remained illuminated. the contact was unable to start the vehicle. the vehicle was towed to the dealer. the vehicle was not repaired. the failure and the current mileage was not available. li
07/09/201162000
 I was driving in my highlander with my daughters in the back seat when suddenly out of no where all the alert lights came on and there was no power at all - the gas pedal was non functional - i was in the far left lane of a an interstate and fortunately i was able to get off the road and pull the car out of traffic as it rolled to a stop. i waited on the crowded interstate for two hours for a tow. i was told that the highlander hybrid inverter had failed - the dealer replaced the part that week and the car drives normally now. i was advised that in fact this is a known problem. one month later ironically i received in the mail notice from toyota that my model of highlander is being recalled for the inverter replacement that had just caused this extremely unsafe vehicle failure just one month prior.
07/09/201162000
 I was driving in my highlander with my daughters in the back seat when suddenly out of no where all the alert lights came on and there was no power at all - the gas pedal was non functional - i was in the far left lane of a an interstate and fortunately i was able to get off the road and pull the car out of traffic as it rolled to a stop. i waited on the crowded interstate for two hours for a tow. i was told that the highlander hybrid inverter had failed - the dealer replaced the part that week and the car drives normally now. i was advised that in fact this is a known problem. one month later ironically i received in the mail notice from toyota that my model of highlander is being recalled for the inverter replacement that had just caused this extremely unsafe vehicle failure just one month prior.
07/09/201162000
 I was driving in my highlander with my daughters in the back seat when suddenly out of no where all the alert lights came on and there was no power at all - the gas pedal was non functional - i was in the far left lane of a an interstate and fortunately i was able to get off the road and pull the car out of traffic as it rolled to a stop. i waited on the crowded interstate for two hours for a tow. i was told that the highlander hybrid inverter had failed - the dealer replaced the part that week and the car drives normally now. i was advised that in fact this is a known problem. one month later ironically i received in the mail notice from toyota that my model of highlander is being recalled for the inverter replacement that had just caused this extremely unsafe vehicle failure just one month prior.
07/09/201162000
 I was driving in my highlander with my daughters in the back seat when suddenly out of no where all the alert lights came on and there was no power at all - the gas pedal was non functional - i was in the far left lane of a an interstate and fortunately i was able to get off the road and pull the car out of traffic as it rolled to a stop. i waited on the crowded interstate for two hours for a tow. i was told that the highlander hybrid inverter had failed - the dealer replaced the part that week and the car drives normally now. i was advised that in fact this is a known problem. one month later ironically i received in the mail notice from toyota that my model of highlander is being recalled for the inverter replacement that had just caused this extremely unsafe vehicle failure just one month prior.
02/10/201135
 Vehicle toyota 2006 vin #jtedp21a260112643 highlander limited prior complaint sent to toyota & dot 2/4/2010. after a stop when accelerator sometimes there is a second or two pause before the engine responds causing a sudden lurch forward. additionally when diving at in town speeds and the accelerator is released and then a resumption of pressure on it there is a second or two pause before the engine engages, also causing a lurch forward. i have learned to expect the condition and make allowances for it, however it still causes concern and possibly a dangerous acceleration. the accelerator and engine activation need to be corrected for this pause and lurch forward response.
02/10/201135
 Vehicle toyota 2006 vin #jtedp21a260112643 highlander limited prior complaint sent to toyota & dot 2/4/2010. after a stop when accelerator sometimes there is a second or two pause before the engine responds causing a sudden lurch forward. additionally when diving at in town speeds and the accelerator is released and then a resumption of pressure on it there is a second or two pause before the engine engages, also causing a lurch forward. i have learned to expect the condition and make allowances for it, however it still causes concern and possibly a dangerous acceleration. the accelerator and engine activation need to be corrected for this pause and lurch forward response.
02/10/201135
 Vehicle toyota 2006 vin #jtedp21a260112643 highlander limited prior complaint sent to toyota & dot 2/4/2010. after a stop when accelerator sometimes there is a second or two pause before the engine responds causing a sudden lurch forward. additionally when diving at in town speeds and the accelerator is released and then a resumption of pressure on it there is a second or two pause before the engine engages, also causing a lurch forward. i have learned to expect the condition and make allowances for it, however it still causes concern and possibly a dangerous acceleration. the accelerator and engine activation need to be corrected for this pause and lurch forward response.
02/10/201135
 Vehicle toyota 2006 vin #jtedp21a260112643 highlander limited prior complaint sent to toyota & dot 2/4/2010. after a stop when accelerator sometimes there is a second or two pause before the engine responds causing a sudden lurch forward. additionally when diving at in town speeds and the accelerator is released and then a resumption of pressure on it there is a second or two pause before the engine engages, also causing a lurch forward. i have learned to expect the condition and make allowances for it, however it still causes concern and possibly a dangerous acceleration. the accelerator and engine activation need to be corrected for this pause and lurch forward response.
12/16/2010145000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 toyota hylander. while driving approximately 55 mph, the contact stated that the vehilce loss all power without warning and would not restart. the vehicle was towed to the dealer, where the contact was informed that the inverter needed to be repaired. the manufacturer had been notified who did not offer any assistance and informed the contact that it was his responsibility to repair. the vehicle was not repaired. the current and failure mileages was approximately 145,000. bw
12/16/2010145000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 toyota hylander. while driving approximately 55 mph, the contact stated that the vehilce loss all power without warning and would not restart. the vehicle was towed to the dealer, where the contact was informed that the inverter needed to be repaired. the manufacturer had been notified who did not offer any assistance and informed the contact that it was his responsibility to repair. the vehicle was not repaired. the current and failure mileages was approximately 145,000. bw
12/16/2010145000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 toyota hylander. while driving approximately 55 mph, the contact stated that the vehilce loss all power without warning and would not restart. the vehicle was towed to the dealer, where the contact was informed that the inverter needed to be repaired. the manufacturer had been notified who did not offer any assistance and informed the contact that it was his responsibility to repair. the vehicle was not repaired. the current and failure mileages was approximately 145,000. bw
11/22/2010130000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 toyota highlander hybrid. the contact stated that while driving approximately 55 mph the vehicle completely stalled and coasted its way to stop. the vehicle was towed to a dealer who inspected the vehicle and informed the contact that there was an inverter failure. the vehicle has not been repaired. the failure mileage was approximately 130,000. tb
11/22/2010130000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 toyota highlander hybrid. the contact stated that while driving approximately 55 mph the vehicle completely stalled and coasted its way to stop. the vehicle was towed to a dealer who inspected the vehicle and informed the contact that there was an inverter failure. the vehicle has not been repaired. the failure mileage was approximately 130,000. tb
11/22/2010130000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 toyota highlander hybrid. the contact stated that while driving approximately 55 mph the vehicle completely stalled and coasted its way to stop. the vehicle was towed to a dealer who inspected the vehicle and informed the contact that there was an inverter failure. the vehicle has not been repaired. the failure mileage was approximately 130,000. tb
08/24/2010115000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 toyota highlander hybrid. while traveling 65 mph the contact noticed that all warning lights had appeared on the dashboard, seconds later the vehicle had suddenly shut off without warnings. the vehicle was told to the dealership where the contact was informed that the inverter needed to be replaced. there were no prior warnings and the vehicle has not been repaired. the current and failure mileages were 115000. bml
08/24/2010115000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 toyota highlander hybrid. while traveling 65 mph the contact noticed that all warning lights had appeared on the dashboard, seconds later the vehicle had suddenly shut off without warnings. the vehicle was told to the dealership where the contact was informed that the inverter needed to be replaced. there were no prior warnings and the vehicle has not been repaired. the current and failure mileages were 115000. bml
08/24/2010115000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2006 toyota highlander hybrid. while traveling 65 mph the contact noticed that all warning lights had appeared on the dashboard, seconds later the vehicle had suddenly shut off without warnings. the vehicle was told to the dealership where the contact was informed that the inverter needed to be replaced. there were no prior warnings and the vehicle has not been repaired. the current and failure mileages were 115000. bml
08/25/2010136000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 toyota highlander hybrid. while driving 70 mph the vehicle stalled. he stated he coasted to the side of the freeway. he called a tow company and the vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer. the dealer was replacing the inverter assembly for the hybrid. the vin was not available. the failure and current mileage was 136,000. vwb
08/25/2010136000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 toyota highlander hybrid. while driving 70 mph the vehicle stalled. he stated he coasted to the side of the freeway. he called a tow company and the vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer. the dealer was replacing the inverter assembly for the hybrid. the vin was not available. the failure and current mileage was 136,000. vwb
08/25/2010136000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 toyota highlander hybrid. while driving 70 mph the vehicle stalled. he stated he coasted to the side of the freeway. he called a tow company and the vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer. the dealer was replacing the inverter assembly for the hybrid. the vin was not available. the failure and current mileage was 136,000. vwb
08/25/2010136000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2006 toyota highlander hybrid. while driving 70 mph the vehicle stalled. he stated he coasted to the side of the freeway. he called a tow company and the vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer. the dealer was replacing the inverter assembly for the hybrid. the vin was not available. the failure and current mileage was 136,000. vwb
06/04/201029500
 Re: 2006 toyota highlander hybrid 2wd suv 29,500 miles. upon entering ahighway i experienced total failure of the hybrid system in my suv, which slowly drifted to a halt, nearly causing several accidents. the nearest dealership replaced the inverter portion of the hybrid system. it was covered under warranty but i was told that had it not been covered it would have cost me between $9,000 and $10,000! or about 1/4 the cost of the entire vehicle new!
08/11/20067000606/10/2006
 2006 toyota highlander. consumer states that the vehicle stalls due to a electrical problem which drains the battery. *mc the vehicle has stalled 6 times and the battery has been replaced 3 times. the dealer did find an internal short by the engine and the theft deterrent switch was replaced. the consumer stated the dealer has been unable to rectify the stalling problem.*jb