Toyota Highlander owners have reported 7 problems related to front air bag sensor control (under the air bag category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Toyota Highlander based on all problems reported for the Highlander.
The air bag sensor stay on when cold. It will not turn off until car worms up and engine is shut down and restart. The sun visor will not stay on and it is falling down during driving. Both issues are safety hazard.
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The airbag malfunction alert light intermittently comes on in my 2008 Toyota Highlander limited. I took it to Toyota service and they said it was functioning normally on that particularly day. The alert light came on again 2 days later so I called Toyota corporate offices. Toyota said that there has been a recall on some of the same 2008 Highlanders, but Toyota claims that my vehicle was not one of the vehicles affected by the recall, although the symptoms of the problem with the airbag sensor wiring is identical in my car to what is described for those cars that were recalled. The airbag malfunction light in our car comes on more than 50% of the time. This has been ongoing now for about a year. The problem is apparent whenever the engine is on, whether the car is moving or staionary.
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Tl- the contact owns a 2008 Toyota Highlander. The contact stated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign number 14v168000 (air bag) was received in August 2014. The contact indicated that after contacting the dealer and the manufacturer on multiple occasions he was informed that the parts needed to repair the vehicle were still not available and no estimated time to receiving the parts could be given. The contact also indicated that the air bag sensor light had illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 93,000. Jft.
The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Highlander. While driving approximately 4 mph, the srs warning sensor illuminated continuously. The dealer stated that the spiral cable needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact received a recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14v168000 (air bags); however, the part needed for the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 64,000.
Airbag sensor is always lit now. Took Highlander into Toyota dealership this morning for other Toyota recalls and had them check sensor. I was told my 2008 Highlander needed a new spiral cable and cost was 557. 00 to install. I just found more complaints like this and wonder why it is not a recall considering other Toyotas such as camrys, tacomas & venzas had same problem but was a recall. What does it take to have 2008 Highlanders involved in a huge safety issue. Apparently, I won't have any airbags working until this is fixed.
Air bag warning light comes on. Defective center airbag sensor.
Air bag computer system had a defect that caused the air bag warning light to come on, and the system to malfunction. Dealership indicated that air bag would not deploy in an accident. The dealership replaced the computer system.
See all problems of the 2003 Toyota Highlander .