Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
STEERING
03/11/2013
 I had to replace the steering shaft on this car. i was told that on the 2008 and 2013 models there was an issue. toyota would not work with me on this expense. i feel this is a major part of the car and i could have been in danger if not fixed. them knowing this is an issue and not doing a recall is wrong! i felt they should have taken care of this and not at my expense. i have had about 3 different recalls on the car and this just added to my worries. i am not sure what constitutes a recall but felt this was one on toyota. thank you
11/06/2012610001
 My steering locks when i was driving. i reported this issue before to the dealer, but they figure out that the computer has a problem after the big issue. *tr
11/06/201261000
 My steering locks when i was driving. i reported this issue before to the dealer, but they figure out that the computer has a problem after the big issue.
11/06/201261000
 My steering locks when i was driving. i reported this issue before to the dealer, but they figure out that the computer has a problem after the big issue.
11/06/201261000
 My steering locks when i was driving. i reported this issue before to the dealer, but they figure out that the computer has a problem after the big issue.
01/24/201282600
 Tl - the contact owns 2008 toyota highlander. the contact stated that while parked the rear passenger door side seat belt would not release and as a result it had to be cut. the contact also stated he heard a knocking noise emitting from the steering column. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for a diagnostic testing. the technician stated the seat belt and the lower steering shaft needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated the vehicle was not included in any recalls. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 82,600 and the current mileage was 93,000. pmb
01/24/201282600
 Tl - the contact owns 2008 toyota highlander. the contact stated that while parked the rear passenger door side seat belt would not release and as a result it had to be cut. the contact also stated he heard a knocking noise emitting from the steering column. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for a diagnostic testing. the technician stated the seat belt and the lower steering shaft needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated the vehicle was not included in any recalls. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 82,600 and the current mileage was 93,000. pmb
01/24/201282600
 Tl - the contact owns 2008 toyota highlander. the contact stated that while parked the rear passenger door side seat belt would not release and as a result it had to be cut. the contact also stated he heard a knocking noise emitting from the steering column. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for a diagnostic testing. the technician stated the seat belt and the lower steering shaft needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated the vehicle was not included in any recalls. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 82,600 and the current mileage was 93,000. pmb
01/24/201282600
 Tl - the contact owns 2008 toyota highlander. while parked the contact stated the rear passenger door side seat belt would not release the passenger and had to be cut. the contact also stated he heard a knocking coming from the steering column. the vehicle was taken to the dealer for a diagnostic testing. the technician stated the seat belt and the lower steering shaft needed to be replaced. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated the vehicle was not included in any recalls. the vehicle was not repaired. the approximate failure mileage was 82,600 and the current mileage was 93,000. dr
03/18/201021000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2008 toyota highlander. the contact stated that while driving 10 mph, the contact heard a knocking sound in the steering wheel and the vehicle began to shake abnormally. the vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnosis and a repair was made however, the contact was unaware of the nature of the repair. after leaving the dealer the vehicle began to shake again. the vehicle was taken back to the dealer at least three times who then advised that they were unsure of what was causing the failure. the vehicle was not further repaired. the failure mileage was 21,000 and the current mileage was 60,000.
03/18/201021000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2008 toyota highlander. the contact stated that while driving 10 mph, the contact heard a knocking sound in the steering wheel and the vehicle began to shake abnormally. the vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnosis and a repair was made however, the contact was unaware of the nature of the repair. after leaving the dealer the vehicle began to shake again. the vehicle was taken back to the dealer at least three times who then advised that they were unsure of what was causing the failure. the vehicle was not further repaired. the failure mileage was 21,000 and the current mileage was 60,000. kmj
03/18/201021000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2008 toyota highlander. the contact stated that while driving 10 mph, the contact heard a knocking sound in the steering wheel and the vehicle began to shake abnormally. the vehicle was taken to a dealer for diagnosis and a repair was made however, the contact was unaware of the nature of the repair. after leaving the dealer the vehicle began to shake again. the vehicle was taken back to the dealer at least three times who then advised that they were unsure of what was causing the failure. the vehicle was not further repaired. the failure mileage was 21,000 and the current mileage was 60,000. kmj
05/06/201158000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2008 toyota highlander. the contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the power steering failed and the steering wheel began abnormally moving from left to right independently. the vehicle was inspected by a dealer and they advised him that the power steering control module had failed and needed to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired for the power steering control module. the manufacturer was contacted and they advised him that they would cover fifty percent of the repair costs. the failure mileage was approximately 58,000.
05/06/201158000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2008 toyota highlander. the contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the power steering failed and the steering wheel began abnormally moving from left to right independently. the vehicle was inspected by a dealer and they advised him that the power steering control module had failed and needed to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired for the power steering control module. the manufacturer was contacted and they advised him that they would cover fifty percent of the repair costs. the failure mileage was approximately 58,000.
05/06/201158000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2008 toyota highlander. the contact stated that while driving at various speeds his power steering failed and began moving the wheel left and right. the vehicle was inspected by a dealer and they advised him that the power steering control module had failed and needed to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired for the power steering control module. the manufacturer was contacted and they advised him that they would go half on the repairs. the failure mileage was approximately 58,000. tb
05/06/201158000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2008 toyota highlander. the contact stated that while driving at various speeds his power steering failed and began moving the wheel left and right. the vehicle was inspected by a dealer and they advised him that the power steering control module had failed and needed to be replaced. the vehicle was repaired for the power steering control module. the manufacturer was contacted and they advised him that they would go half on the repairs. the failure mileage was approximately 58,000. tb
05/15/20092000
 Tl*the contact owns a 2008 toyota highlander. while driving at low speeds with his foot on the brake pedal, the power steering locked and it was very difficult to make a left or right turn. the vehicle also became hard to control at higher speeds between 50 to 70 mph. the failure occurred 10 times. the dealer was contacted and stated that the vehicle was designed that way and it was not malfunctioning. no repairs were made to the vehicle. the failure mileage was 2000. the current mileage was 12,050.