2008 Toyota Highlander - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Common problems of the 2008 Toyota Highlander

350 problems have been reported for the 2008 Toyota Highlander.
The following chart shows the 23 most common problems for 2008 Toyota Highlander.
The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling
with 50 problems.
The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's air bags
(50 problems).

Table 1. Common problems of the 2008 Toyota Highlander

In our research we use the PPMY index to compare the reliability of vehicles. The PPMY index of a certain model is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. The total sales of the 2008 Toyota Highlander in the United States are 137,668 units [1]. If the total number of problems reported by Toyota Highlander owners in the last 10 years is 350, and the age of the vehicle is 10, the PPMY index can then be calculated as

The following chart shows the number of problems reported during each of the service
years since the debut of the 2008 Toyota Highlander in 2008.

Table 2. PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

Service Year

Number of Problems

2018

10

2017

11

2016

18

2015

29

2014

55

2013

49

2012

27

2011

19

2010

56

2009

43

2008

1

Compare the 2008 Toyota Highlander with Other Model Years

When making the decision between buying a new or used Toyota Highlander,
the following table can be used to compare the 2008 Toyota Highlander
with the Toyota Highlander from other model years.
Note that the number of problems reported for the 2008 Highlander is 350
while the average number of problems reported for the 19 model years of the Toyota Highlander is 166.

Table 3. Compare the 2008 Toyota Highlander with other model years