2008 Toyota Highlander  -  $28,300


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $28,300
Base Invoice: $25,275
Destination Charge: $800
Options: $0
Trim: FWD 4dr Base (Natl)
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 18 | Hwy: 24
Body Style: FWD 4dr Base (Natl)
Transmission: 5-speed ECT-i automatic transmission
Engine: 3.5L DOHC 24-valve VVT-i V6 engine

Model Highlights

Toyota's 2008 Highlander is available in base, Sport, and Limited models, each with either two-wheel or four-wheel drive. A 3.5L V6 engine making 270 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque is offered on all three, but there's also a Highlander Hybrid model, offered in base or Limited trims, that pairs a 3.3L V6 engine with an electric motor-generator system to make 270 horsepower together. The Hybrid now has an EV mode, for driving short distances at low speed on electric power only, and there's also an ECON mode that limits acceleration to conserve energy.

Both powertrains are quite fuel efficient. The standard powertrain returns 18 city, 24 highway, and the Hybrid gets 27 city, 25 highway, according to the revised EPA estimates.

Inside, there's now seating for seven, with a third-row seat that folds and stows away, and a 40/20/40-split folding second row that slides fore and aft and also reclines. The Highlander is one of the most refined vehicles in its class. In particular, Toyota employs new measures to minimize road noise, and uses a sophisticated engine mounting system to isolate noise and vibration.

Vehicle safety control and anti-lock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution and brake assist are standard on the Highlander; a total of seven air bags are offered, too, including front side air bags, roll-sensing side-curtain bags, and even a driver's knee bag. Additionally, the hood and fenders themselves are designed with crumple zones.

An electric power steering system is installed across the model line. The system also serves several safety functions. The non-hybrid Highlanders have straight-line steering, which means the power steering system helps offset a pull to the side due to different surfaces in hard braking. All Highlanders now also have a corner braking feature in which power steering assist guides the driver toward restoring vehicle stability.

The Highlander Hybrid also includes the VDIM (vehicle dynamics integrated management) system, which integrates all of the safety electronics--including throttle and brakes--together to more seamlessly intervene if a loss of control is anticipated. Also, to help when negotiating a steep hill where traction might be difficult, both hill start assist and downhill assist control are offered.

The Highlander's standard feature list includes keyless entry, air conditioning, cruise control, and power accessories. The Sport model adds 19-inch alloy wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, front captain's chairs, leather-trimmed steering wheel, an upgraded sound system with a six-disc changer, and a number of appearance improvements. At the top of the line is the Limited, which adds leather upholstery and Satin Mahogany interior trim, automatic climate control, Smart Key entry system, fog lamps, heated power mirrors, and a heated windshield, along with a host of cosmetic details.

Major options include a power back hatch that can be opened with the key fob, voice-activated navigation, leather upholstery and multi-stage heated seats, a rear-seat navigation system, tri-zone air conditioning, a tow package, a moonroof, and a JBL premium audio system with Bluetooth.


Pros

Roomy, versatile interior; seating for seven; surprising acceleration; confident ride; available hybrid; towing ability.


Model News

The Toyota Highlander has been completely redesigned for 2008. The new Highlander is completely new mechanically and significantly larger; it's about four inches longer and about three inches wider, with an inch more ground clearance. A much more powerful 3.5L V6 replaces the former 3.3L engine, the four-cylinder engine is gone from the lineup, and a new set of active and passive safety features are introduced. Also, larger wheels are installed across the line.


Value Writeup

The new 2008 Toyota Highlander is nearly a half-step larger in size, offering significantly more vehicle and a roomier interior without a major jump in price. The base model is a strong value, especially considering the now-standard V6, while the Sport and Limited can be loaded to the gills with luxury features. Also, the Highlander offers a very robust list of standard safety features, and the most inclusive air bag coverage ever in a Toyota vehicle, with a total of seven air bags.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
24 MPG

Cruising Range - City
345.60 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
18 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
460.80 mi

Engine Type
Gas V6

Displacement
3.5L/-TBD-

Fuel System
EFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
270 @ 6200

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
249 @ 4700

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.24

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.36

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.05

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.38

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.48

Total Cooling System Capacity
9.9 qts

EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle

Passenger Capacity
7

Passenger Volume
145.7 ft³

Front Head Room
40.6 in

Front Leg Room
43.2 in

Front Shoulder Room
59.7 in

Front Hip Room
56.7 in

Second Head Room
40.1 in

Second Leg Room
38.3 in

Second Shoulder Room
59.5 in

Second Hip Room
56.5 in

Third Head Room
36.3 in

Third Leg Room
29.9 in

Third Shoulder Room
55.0 in

Third Hip Room
42.3 in

Wheelbase
109.8 in

Length, Overall
188.4 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
75.2 in

Height, Overall
68.1 in

Track Width, Front
64.0 in

Track Width, Rear
64.2 in

Min Ground Clearance
8.1 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
95.4 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
42.3 ft³

Cargo Volume to Seat 3
10.3 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3979 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
2000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
200 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
2000 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
200 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Sport-tuned

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Sport-tuned

Front Tire Size
P245/65R17

Rear Tire Size
P245/65R17

Spare Tire Size
P245/65R17

Front Wheel Size
17 x 7.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
17 x 7.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
17 x 7.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.1

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
38.7 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.9 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.2 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
19.2 gal

Total Option Weight
0.00 lbs

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
5

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
11V245000

Mfg's Report Date
APR 21, 2011

Component
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE

Potential Number of Units Affected
307,848

Summary
TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2008 HIGHLANDER, HIGHLANDER HYBRID, AND MODEL YEAR 2007-2008 RAV4 VEHICLES. IN THE CURTAIN SHIELD AIRBAG (CSA) SYSTEM, THERE ARE TWO SENSORS IN THE AIRBAG SENSOR ASSEMBLY WHICH ARE DESIGNED TO DETECT VEHICLE ROLL ANGLE. IF ONE OF THESE SENSORS MALFUNCTIONS, THE AIRBAG WARNING LIGHT (MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LIGHT: MIL) WILL ILLUMINATE AND THE ROLL DETECTION SYSTEM WILL BE SUSPENDED; HOWEVER, THE AIRBAG CSA REMAINS AVAILABLE IN THE EVENT OF A SIDE CRASH. IF BOTH SENSORS FAIL NEARLY SIMULTANEOUSLY AFTER INITIAL AIRBAG SYSTEM CHECK, THE CSA AND THE SEAT BELT PRETENSIONER COULD BE INADVERTENTLY ACTIVATED.

Consequence
INADVERTENT ACTIVATION OF THE CSA AND/OR THE SEAT BELT PRETENSIONER CAN CAUSE INJURY TO A VEHICLE OCCUPANT.

TOYOTA WILL REPLACE THE AIRBAG SENSOR ASSEMBLY WITH A NEW ONE CONTAINING IMPROVED ROLL RATE SENSORS, FREE OF CHARGE. TOYOTA INTENDS TO SEND AN INTERIM OWNER NOTIFICATION TO OWNERS EARLY TO MID-MAY, 2011 WHEN SUFFICIENT PARTS AND REMEDY BECOMES AVAILABLE. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
08V181000

Mfg's Report Date
APR 18, 2008

Component
SEAT BELTS:REAR

Potential Number of Units Affected
90189

Summary
TOYOTA IS RECALLING 90,189 MY 2008 HIGHLANDER AND HIGHLANDER HYBRID PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A THIRD ROW SEAT. THESE VEHICLES FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 208, "OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION." THE NON-DRIVER DESIGNATED SEATING POSITIONS (DSP) ON THESE VEHICLES IS EQUIPPED WITH SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES THAT HAVE A FEATURE THAT CONVERTS THE RETRACTOR FROM AN EMERGENCY LOCKING RETRACTOR (ELR) TO AN AUTOMATIC LOCKING RETRACTOR (ALR). THE BELTS CONVERT TO THE ALR MODE AFTER THE WEBBING HAS BEEN FULLY WITHDRAWN FROM THE RETRACTOR. THE SYSTEM IS DESIGNED SO THAT AS THE BELT IS RELEASED INTO THE RETRACTOR, THE SYSTEM REMAINS IN THE ALR MODE SO THAT A CHILD RESTRAINT SYSTEM (CRS) CAN BE TIGHTLY SECURED.

Consequence
HOWEVER, FOR THE TWO THIRD ROW DSP'S ON THESE VEHICLES, THE ALR MODE DEACTIVATES BEFORE THE WEBBING IS FULLY RETRACTED, SO THAT IT WILL NOT LOCK WHEN CERTAIN REAR-FACING CRS'S THAT HAVE A SHORT SEAT BELT ROUTING PATH ARE INSTALLED IN THE VEHICLE. THIS CAN ALLOW THE SEAT BELT WEBBING TO SPOOL OUT DURING NORMAL DRIVING MANEUVERS, WHICH COULD AFFECT THE STABILITY OF A CHILD RESTRAINT INSTALLED AT THOSE SEATING POSITIONS. AS SUCH, THIS COULD DISCOURAGE THE USE OF A CHILD RESTRAINT AND IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH, THE CHILD MAY NOT BE ADEQUATELY PROTECTED POSSIBLY RESULTING IN INJURY.

DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEWLY DESIGNED SEAT BELT COMPONENT FREE OF CHARGE. THE MANUFACTURER HAS NOT YET PROVIDED AN OWNER NOTIFICATION SCHEDULE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.

CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
09E022000

Mfg's Report Date
APR 24, 2009

Component
EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected
39100

Summary
TOYOTA IS RECALLING 39,100 STAINLESS STEEL EXHAUST TIPS SOLD BY TOYOTA AS AN OPTIONAL ACCESSORY FOR USE ON MY 2008 HIGHLANDER AND HIGHLANDER HYBIRD VEHICLES. DUE TO IMPROPER HEAT TREATMENT DURING THE MANUFACTURING PROCESS, THE ORIGINAL CLAMP USED TO SECURE THE TOYOTA STAINLESS STEEL EXHAUST TIP TO THE EXHAUST PIPE MAY DEVELOP MICROSCOPIC CRACKS. EVENTUALLY THE CRACK MAY EXPAND CAUSING THE CLAMP TO BREAK.

Consequence
THE ORIGINAL CLAMP AND THE TOYOTA STAINLESS STEEL EXHAUST TIP MAY FALL OFF THE VEHICLES EXHAUST PIPE AND BECOME A ROAD HAZARD WHICH WOULD INCREASE THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH.

TOYOTA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE CLAMP FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE CENTER AT 1 888-270-9371 MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, 5:00 AM TO 6:00 PM, SATURDAY 7:00 AM THROUGH 4:00 PM PACIFIC TIME.

TOYOTA'S RECALL NO. SSC 90E. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
09E028000

Mfg's Report Date
MAY 14, 2009

Component
EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected
3499

Summary
SOUTHEAST TOYOTA IS RECALLING 3,499 STAINLESS STEEL EXHAUST TIPS SOLD BY SOUTHEAST TOYOTA AS AN OPTIONAL ACCESSORY FOR USE ON MY 2008 HIGHLANDER AND HIGHLANDER HYBIRD VEHICLES. DUE TO IMPROPER HEAT TREATMENT DURING THE MANUFACTURING PROCESS, THE ORIGINAL CLAMP USED TO SECURE THE STAINLESS STEEL EXHAUST TIP TO THE EXHAUST PIPE MAY DEVELOP MICROSCOPIC CRACKS. EVENTUALLY THE CRACK MAY EXPAND CAUSING THE CLAMP TO BREAK.

Consequence
THE ORIGINAL CLAMP AND THE TOYOTA STAINLESS STEEL EXHAUST TIP MAY FALL OFF THE VEHICLE'S EXHAUST PIPE AND BECOME A ROAD HAZARD WHICH WOULD INCREASE THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH.

SOUTHEAST TOYOTA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE CLAMP FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY/JUNE 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SOUTHEAST TOYOTA CUSTOMER LOYALTY DEPARTMENT AT 1-800-301-6859.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V036000

Mfg's Report Date
OCT 01, 2009

Component
EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

Potential Number of Units Affected
153418

Summary
SOUTHEAST TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006-2009 SIENNA PASSENGER VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS." THESE VEHICLES WERE SOLD BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 1, 2005 AND JUNE 2, 2008 WITHOUT THE REQUISITE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABELS.

Consequence
A DRIVER MAY OVERLOAD A VEHICLE WHICH MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION (ADDENDUM) LABEL FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SOUTHEAST TOYOTA AT 1-954-420-2000.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V035000

Mfg's Report Date
JAN 26, 2010

Component
EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

Potential Number of Units Affected
271417

Summary
GULF STATES TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2010 VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS." THESE VEHICLES WERE SOLD BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 1, 2005 AND JUNE 2, 2008 WITHOUT THE REQUISITE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABELS.

Consequence
THIS DOES NOT MEET THE STANDARD REQUIREMENTS.

DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE CERTIFICATION LABEL, THE TIRE AND LOADING INFORMATION LABEL, AND THE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION (ADDENDUM) LABEL FREE OF CHARGE. DEALERS WILL ALSO CORRECT THE OWNER'S MANUAL. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MAY 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT GULF STATES TOYOTA AT 713-580-3300.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V036000

Mfg's Report Date
February 3, 2010

Component
EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected
153,418

Summary
SOUTHEAST TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2011 PASSENGER VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS." THESE VEHICLES WERE SOLD WITHOUT THE REQUISITE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABELS.

Consequence
A DRIVER MAY OVERLOAD A VEHICLE WHICH MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.

DEALERS WILL MAIL TO CONSUMERS THE CORRECTED LABEL OR THE CUSTOMER WILL HAVE THE OPTION FOR DEALERS TO INSTALL THE LABEL FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 27, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SOUTHEAST TOYOTA AT 1-800-301-6859.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V035000

Mfg's Report Date
February 3, 2010

Component
EQUIPMENT

Potential Number of Units Affected
271,417

Summary
GULF STATES TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2010 VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS." THESE VEHICLES WERE SOLD BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 1, 2005 AND JUNE 2, 2008 WITHOUT THE REQUISITE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABELS.

Consequence
THIS DOES NOT MEET THE STANDARD REQUIREMENTS.

DEALERS WILL MAIL TO CONSUMERS THE CORRECTED LABEL OR THE CUSTOMER WILL HAVE THE OPTION FOR DEALERS TO INSTALL THE LABEL FREE OF CHARGE. DEALERS WILL ALSO CORRECT THE OWNER'S MANUAL. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 27, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT GULF STATES TOYOTA AT 713-580-3300.

OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V396000

Mfg's Report Date
June 2, 2016

Component
SEATS

Potential Number of Units Affected
7,749

Summary
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain 2005-2011 4Runner, Highlander, Sequoia, and Sienna, 2005-2010 Avalon and Tundra, 2006-2008 Camry Solara, 2006-2010 Highlander hybrid, 2006-2011 Rav4 and Tacoma, 2007-2010 FJ Cruiser, 2007-2011 Camry hybrid, 2009-2010 Venza, 2010-2012 Prius, 1988-1990 and 2005-2010 Camry, and 1989 and 2009-2010 Corolla vehicles equipped with aftermarket accessory seat heaters with a copper strand heating element. The electrical wiring in the seat heaters may be damaged when the seat cushion is compressed.

Consequence
If damaged, the copper strand heating element may short circuit, increasing the risk of a fire.

SET will notify owners, and dealers will disconnect the seat heaters, free of charge, and refund the purchase price of the seat heater accessory. The recall began on July 14, 2016. Owners may contact SET customer service at 1-866-405-4226. SET number for this recall is SET16B.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V743000

Mfg's Report Date
November 19, 2014

Component
SEATS

Potential Number of Units Affected
3,233

Summary
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain model year 2010-2011 Prius and Corolla, 2009-2011 Venza, 2006-2010 Avalon, 2007-2010 FJ Cruiser, 2005-2011 Sienna and Sequoia, 2006-2011 Tacoma 4x2 and 4x4, Camry, Highlander, Tundra 4x2 and 4x4, and 2007-2011 Rav4 and 4Runner. The affected vehicles may experience compression of the seat cushion which may damage the seat heater wiring.

Consequence
Damage to the seat heater wiring could cause the wires to short, increasing the risk of the seat burning and causing personal injury to the occupant.

SET will notify owners, and dealers will disconnect the heaters with copper strand heating elements and refund the purchase price of the seat heater accessory, free of charge. The recall is expected to began in January 2015. Owners may contact SET customer service at 1-866-405-4226.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
12V491000

Mfg's Report Date
OCT 10, 2012

Component
VISIBILITY:POWER WINDOW DEVICES AND CONTROLS

Potential Number of Units Affected
2,519,424

Summary
Toyota is recalling certain model year 2007-2009 Camry, Camry Hybrid, RAV4, Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Tundra, Sequoia, Highlander, Highlander Hybrid, Yaris, Scion xB, Scion xD and Pontiac Vibe vehicles. The power window master switch assemblies in some of these vehicles were built using a less precise process for lubricating the internal components of the switch assemblies. Irregularities in this lubrication process may cause the power window master switch assemblies to malfunction and overheat.

Consequence
If the switch overheats, it may melt, possibly resulting in a fire.

Toyota will notify its owners, and dealers will inspect the switch and apply a special grease that inhibits heat build up or replace any switch damaged by the defect, free of charge. Toyota owners that experience a problem with a switch should not attempt to make repairs, but should contact their Toyota dealer or the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1-800-331-4331. General Motors will contact the Pontiac Vibe owners affected by this recall and GM dealers will inspect and repair switches as necessary. Those owners may contact Pontiac Customer Care at 1-800-762-2737.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
15V689000

Mfg's Report Date
OCT 22, 2015

Component
VISIBILITY

Potential Number of Units Affected
2,000,000

Summary
Toyota Motor Company (Toyota) is recalling certain model year 2009-2011 Tundra, Sequoia, Corolla, Corolla Matrix and Scion xB, 2008-2011 Highlander and Highlander Hybrid, 2007 Camry and Camry Hybrid, 2009 Camry and Camry Hybrid, 2006-2011 RAV4, 2006-2010 Yaris, and 2009-2010 Scion xD and Pontiac Vibe vehicles. During the manufacturing of the Power Window Master Switch (PWMS), grease lubricant may have been inconsistently applied to the sliding electrical contacts.

Consequence
If the sliding electrical contacts are not protected by lubricant, debris and moisture that get into the switch may cause a short circuit and the switch assembly may overheat and melt, increasing the risk of a fire.

Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the switch, applying a lubricant if no abnormality is found. If abnormality is found, the PWMS circuit board will be replaced, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 20, 2015. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota's number for this recall is C0M.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V168000

Mfg's Report Date
APR 09, 2014

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
1,291,449

Summary
Toyota is recalling certain model year 2006-2008 RAV4, 2006-2010 Yaris, 2008-2010 Highlander, and 2009-2010 Tacoma, Corolla, Corolla Matrix and General Motors Pontiac Vibe vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the steering column assembly contains electrical connections to the driver's airbag module housed in a spiral cable assembly, which includes a Flexible Flat Cable (FFC). Due to the shape and location of the FFC's retainer, the FFC could become damaged when the steering wheel is turned.

Consequence
If the FFC is damaged, connectivity to the driver's air bag module could be lost and the air bag deactivated. The failure of the driver's air bag to deploy in the event of a crash that typically necessitates deployment increases the risk of injury to the driver.

Toyota will notify the Toyota vehicle owners, and General Motors will notify the Pontiac Vibe owners. Toyota will send their owners an interim notification letter in late April 2014 to advise owners of the recall, and will mail owners a second letter when remedy parts are available. General Motors has not yet provided a notification schedule for the Pontiac Vibe owners. When the parts are available, dealers will replace the spiral cable assembly, free of charge. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331. Owners may contact General Motors at 1-800-762-2737.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

3.5L DOHC 24-valve VVT-i V6 engine

5-speed ECT-i automatic transmission

Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) w/cutoff switch

Traction control (TRAC)

Hill Start Assist Control (HAC)

Front wheel drive

4-wheel independent Macpherson strut suspension

Front & rear stabilizer bars

P245/65R17 all-season tires

Full-size spare w/aluminum wheel

17" x 7.5" 6-spoke machined-finish aluminum alloy wheels

Electric pwr rack & pinion steering w/pwr assist (EPS)

Pwr ventilated front/solid rear disc brakes

Anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/brake assist

Electronic Brake-force distribution (EBD)

Color-keyed rear spoiler w/integrated lamp

Silver-painted grille

Multi-reflector halogen headlamps w/auto-off feature, chrome headlamp bezels

Color-keyed foldable pwr mirrors

Washer-linked variable intermittent windshield wipers

Rear intermittent wiper

UV reduction glass windshield

Rear privacy glass

Cloth front captains chairs-inc: 8-way manual driver seat, 4-way manual front passenger seat, 2-way active head restraints, seatback pockets

Cloth 40/20/40 2nd row fold-flat slide & recline seat-inc: Center Stow seat & console, one-touch right hand walk-in function, outboard armrests

Cloth 3rd row seat-inc: fold-flat into floor capability, folding headrests, (2) cupholders

Center console-inc: (6) cupholders, storage compartments, 2nd row seat vents

Tilt/telescopic adjustable steering wheel

Red-illuminated instrument cluster-inc: speedometer, tachometer, water temp, fuel, LCD odometer w/dual tripmeters

Warning lights-inc: seatbelt disconnect, airbag, door-ajar, battery, oil pressure, brake, VSC, ABS, check engine, maintenance indicator, low-fuel

Direct tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)

Digital clock

Pwr windows-inc: driver auto up/down, jam protection

Pwr door locks w/auto shifter activation

Cruise control

Remote keyless entry system

Remote hood & fuel filler door releases

Manual defroster-linked air conditioning w/air filter

Rear window defogger

AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: (6) speakers, MP3/WMA playback, aux audio input jack

Fixed mast antenna

Silver-tone interior trim

12V aux pwr outlets-inc: (2) front, (1) cargo area

Overhead console-inc: map lights, conversation mirror

Dual visors-inc: vanity mirrors, sliding extensions

Illuminated entry

Anti-lock brake system (ABS) w/brake assist

Driver & front passenger advanced airbag system w/occupant classification sensor.

Driver & front passenger front seat-mounted side airbags

3-row roll-sensing side curtain airbags

Drivers knee airbag

3-point shoulder belts in all seating positions-inc: drivers emergency locking retractor (ELR), automatic locking retractor (ALR) & emergency locking retractor (ELR) for all passenger positions

Front seatbelt pretensioners w/force limiters, adjustable belt anchors

Child restraint system (CRS) top tether anchors for all rear seating positions

ISO-FIX child restraint system (CRS) anchors for outboard seating positions

Child protector rear door locks

Traction control (TRAC)

Enhanced Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) w/cutoff switch

Front & rear energy-absorbing crumple zones

Side-impact door beams

 
50-STATE EMISSIONS
$0

 
CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
SOLID PAINT
$0

 
SPECIAL PAINT
$220

 
CONVENIENCE PACKAGE
$240

 
COLD WEATHER PKG
$60

 
3RD ROW SEAT DELETE
$-740

 
8-WAY PWR DRIVER SEAT
$320

 
TONNEAU COVER
$90

 
AM/FM STEREO W/6-DISC IN-DASH CD CHANGER
$250

 
ROOF RAILS
$150

 
ANTI-THEFT ALARM W/ENGINE IMMOBILIZER
$280

 
ENGINE IMMOBILIZER
$60

 
MANUAL REAR AIR CONDITIONING
$415

 
DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHTS W/AUTO ON/OFF SWITCH
$130

 
PWR TILT & SLIDE MOONROOF W/SUNSHADE
$910

 
TOW PKG
$220

 
PREFERRED ACCESSORY PKG
$308

 
PREFERRED ACCESSORY PKG
$353

 
PREFERRED ACCESSORY PKG
$263

 
PREFERRED ACCESSORY PKG
$308

 
CONVENIENCE ACCESSORY PKG
$403

 
XM SATELLITE RADIO
$449

 
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO
$449

 
CARGO NET
$49

 
CARPETED FLOOR & CARGO MAT SET
$230

 
CARPETED FLOOR, CARGO & 3RD ROW MAT SET
$275

 
ALL WEATHER FLOOR & CARGO MAT SET
$185

 
ALL WEATHER FLOOR, CARGO & 3RD ROW MAT SET
$230

 
EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE KIT
$70

 
FIRST AID KIT
$29

 
VIP RS3200 PLUS SECURITY SYSTEM
$359

 
VIP GLASS BREAKAGE SENSOR
$247

 
REMOTE ENGINE START
$529

 
SHIFT KNOB
$75

 
BODY SIDE MOLDINGS
$199

 
TOW RECEIVER HITCH W/WIRE HARNESS
$659

 
VALOR EXHAUST TIP
$75

 
HOOD PROTECTOR
$0

 
RUNNING BOARDS
$649

 
MUDGUARDS
$99

 
CROSSBARS
$229

 
WHEEL LOCKS
$81

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The 2008 Toyota Highlander


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