2008 Toyota Highlander - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

small car iamge 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

small car iamge PPMY Index and Problem Occurrence Trend

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

      PPMY Index = 350 / 137,668 / 10 * 1000 = 0.25.

For more information, refer to this page: A study of reliability comparison across Toyota Highlander model year vehicles.

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

small car iamge 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



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