Last post on Oct 14, 2013 at 8:39 AM
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#328 of 337 Re: 2008 THH inverter problems [cd94539]
Sep 05, 2013 (7:33 am)
As of 9/4/2013, Toyota has agreed to a voluntary recall for exactly this problem so I am hoping all parts and labor will be covered by them and I get my diagnostic fee refunded. The car has been in the shop for 6 working days still waiting for Toyota to ship Inverter parts to the dealership.
#329 of 337 Follow up to #326; Toyota HH Inverter recall
Sep 08, 2013 (12:27 pm)
After waiting seven working days, finally got the vehicle back. Toyota replaced the whole inverter and had the inverter cooling system flushed and replaced. Was covered by the Recall and the 100K warranty on the hybrid system. Service advisor says I got one of the last inverters in stock and they are going to bill Toyota close to $10K for the repair.
People who come in for the recall repair work from now on will have the component board insider the inverter with the failing Power FET Transistors replaced at a cost of about $4K to Toyota.
I plan on selling this car within a year when the extended warranty runs out. No way I want to have repair bills like that paid out of pocket.
#330 of 337 Recall on Toyota HHB
Sep 08, 2013 (2:03 pm)
My Highlander stayed at the dealership for 14 months, I wrote many letter to every official I could think of, my recall notice came exactly 2 years ago this month. I still ended up paying for a new battery, rotors had rusted...so new rotors and being that when it lost power my window was left down and it rained probably shorting out the window box so I'm stuck with that $400.00 repair they wouldn't accommodate. I had to pay the monthly payment of 406.00 and full coverage insurance. I also had to spend 4,200.00 on a 97 Honda just to keep my job. I wonder if their is any compensation for all this money I lost??? anyone have any ideas??
#331 of 337 Re: 2008 THH inverter problems [cd94539]
Sep 08, 2013 (2:17 pm)
Shame on Toyota! I paid the whole 10k. I wish I could have a recourse to get my money back. If someone has any ideas write!
#332 of 337 75000 mile service - dealer or not ?
Sep 30, 2013 (1:01 pm)
I need to get the 75,000 mile service done on 2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid .... does it have to go to the dealer for this or would a local shop be OK for it ?
#333 of 337 Re: New Radiator? [sandshere]
Oct 07, 2013 (10:33 am)
My Toyota dealer just replaced my radiator with a new factory radiator for $700 so get a quote from another dealer. Still high, but I don't want to mess around with it because it's a hybrid.
#334 of 337 Re: New Radiator? [tfryar]
Oct 07, 2013 (5:28 pm)
When at all possible I buy Toyota OEM. You can find generic radiators for most cars. as for prices I paid $400 using a discount Toyota dealer to buy a radiator about 10 years ago. So your price probably is about right.
#335 of 337 2008 HH
Oct 10, 2013 (8:11 am)
I'm in the market for an suv, there is a 2008 HH for sale with 64k on it for $20 in my area. Should I stay away? Far away? I've read a lot about 06 and 07 inverter problems but not many on the 08.
#336 of 337 Re: 2008 HH [bbb99]
Oct 12, 2013 (11:52 am)
There is now a recall on the 2008 models. Check the vin# and call Toyota to see if this car is included.
#337 of 337 Re: Toyota recalls hybrids for heat, Lexus/Toyota [tekwiz]
Oct 14, 2013 (8:39 am)
I have an issue with my Toyota Highlander Hybrid 08 model. As I was driving home yesterday it's like everything stopped working. I could not steer the car or operate the brakes. Luckily, I was not driving very fast or I would have probably wrecked. It lasted only about 10 seconds and then everything came back on. Reading about all the problems with this model, I almost feel like I have been driving around in a death trap! I am afraid to drive it now because I don't know if or when this may happen again. I called my dealer and they said to bring it in but what I am afraid of is that they will say the repair is not covered and I do not have the money for any repairs. My husband wants to just take it and trade it in but I am not sure what to do? Has anyone else had this problem with this model and year? If so, what was the end result?