Toyota introduced its Hybrid Synergy Drive technology to the Highlander SUV for the 2006 model year, making it the first seven-seat passenger vehicle in North America.

Most Common Highlander Hybrid Complaints

ABS light is on
This Brakes problem has been made 23 times by 2008 model year owners.
check brake alert on
This Brakes problem has been made 11 times by 2008 model year owners.
brake actuator assembly defect
This Brakes problem has been made 7 times by 2006 model year owners.
inverter of hybrid engine failed
This Engine problem has been made 4 times by 2006 model year owners.
hybrid inverter failed
This Electrical problem has been made 3 times by 2006 model year owners.
check vsc system light on
This Brakes problem has been made 3 times by 2007 model year owners.

Highlander Hybrid Generations

The Highlander Hybrid has 3 generations. Generations are groups of model years where the vehicles are continuously produced, using similar engineering and shared features. Generation data isn't always cut-and-dry and is often different for different countries. When in doubt, we use North American generation data.

  1. 3rd Generation Highlander Hybrid (2014—2018)

    This generation ranks 50th in reliability out of 103 generations.

  2. 2nd Generation Highlander Hybrid (2008—2013)

    This generation ranks 97th in reliability out of 103 generations.

  3. 1st Generation Highlander Hybrid (2006—2007)

    This generation ranks 96th in reliability out of 103 generations.

    • PainRank™ 15.52
    • Complaints 35
    • Active Years 2006, 2007

News About the Highlander Hybrid

Highlander Hybrid Part of Limp Home Recall

 — Your vehicle may soon enter limp home mode and that's if you're lucky. Toyota recently announced they're recalling 235,000 vehicles because they could have trouble operating or, in some cases, just stop working in the middle of the road altogether.