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#108 of 337 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 2006 Inverter failure
Mar 07, 2011 (4:30 pm)
I it looks like I was bit by the inverter problem. I lost power on a busy street in Houston. Luckily no one was hurt but it was a little scary. I reported the incident on the NHTSA website and referenced PS 11-005, which appears to be the open incident on the issue.
I also Emailed Frank Borris and gave the reference number to the incident.
Frank S. Borris
Office of Defects Investigation
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Ave SE, W45-302
Washington, DC 20590
#109 of 337 Re: Wish I had read this before my recent purchase [myraf]
Mar 08, 2011 (6:20 am)
my 2006 died out sun march 6 2010 while on i55 near pontiac,il 121 miles from home in chicago had car tow to a local tow shop overnight the closest dearler is in boomington 20 miles to the south. waiting on what cause it to died out had the same warning about check hybrid vsc code interested in the vin break after i get everthing ill post more only has 57000 miles on it but it was scary as hell trying to get to the shoulder. please email me for my fax number thanks
#112 of 337 Re: Wish I had read this before my recent purchase [stevegold]
Mar 08, 2011 (11:22 am)
Can you please email me a the TSB-0386008 info (the .jpg file)? My email is set to public.
#113 of 337 Re: Toyota Highlander Hybrid 2006 Inverter failure [irina2]
Mar 08, 2011 (11:30 am)
I only have about 57K. I Just spoke with toyota and they confirmed it was the inverter and covered under warranty.
It looks like a bunch of people that were not as lucky. This set of posts was very helpful.
#114 of 337 Highlander hybrid equals Lexus hybrid
Mar 08, 2011 (6:54 pm)
I had the same nightmare... Could not believe a car could be running so smooth and then totally die. I had just gotten off the interstate on a very rainy night... So glad I read all your posts as well as the Lexus 400 h
There is an inquiry..thanks to all of you who took the time to write up about the problem http://www.autoobserver.com/2011/02/nhtsa-examines-highlander-hybrid-complaints.- - html
I called Lexus..waiting..I am over the warranty, wanted my car to last a long time...I
Have defended the hybrid to sooo many people.
Yikes..still cannot believe this.
#115 of 337 2006 Highlander Hybrid Failure
Mar 16, 2011 (8:09 pm)
Ok...I'm been reading this blog and I am really scared! Today, my 2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, with approximately 145000 miles, suddenly shut down...just minutes after someone commented to me about how they could not hear it running. It was running really well with no indication of problems to come.
The engine shut down with warning lights of Check Hybrid System and Check CVS! I attempted to restart it but it was obvious from the way it sounded and steered that something was drastically wrong. I had the car towed to my home and have not yet contacted a dealer about repair.
My husband has just gone back to work after over a year of being unemployed due to his plant closing....I cannot BEGIN to come up with the kind of money being discussed on this blog to repair my car....and I really need my vehicle!
I will have it towed to the dealership tomorrow! I had planned to have another mechanic look at it, but that doesn't appear to be the wise thing to do, with the information I have now! I will keep you all posted about my outcome and welcome any advice that you could provide to me so that I can get off on the right foot tomorrow. Anything in particular I must know, say, or do on that first visit with the dealership?