Recall Alert: 2006-07 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Lexus RX 400h


Toyota is recalling 45,500 Toyota Highlander Hybrid and 36,700 Lexus RX 400h crossovers from the 2006 and 2007 model years due to a defective power module. Some of the transistors on the module were “inadequately soldered” during manufacture and could become damaged.

If the parts do fail, the car will alert drivers with warning lights on the gauge display and then enter either a fail-safe or “limp home” mode. In a worst case scenario, the entire hybrid system will fail and the car will be essentially dead.

The recall will begin in mid-July when Toyota is able to obtain enough replacement parts to address the full recall. For more info, owners can call Toyota at 800-331-4331, Lexus at 800-255-3987 or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at 888-327-4236.



So much for the myth that Japan-built Highlanders are perfect.

Post a Comment 

Please remember a few rules before posting comments:

  • If you don't want people to see your email address, simply type in the URL of your favorite website or leave the field empty.
  • Do not mention specific car dealers by name. Feel free to mention your city, state and brand.
  • Try to be civil to your fellow blog readers. This blog is not a fan or enthusiast forum, it is meant to help people during the car-buying process and during the time between purchases, so shoppers can keep a pulse on the market.
  • Stay on topic. We want to hear your opinions and thoughts, but please only comment about the specified topic in the blog post.
view posting rules

If you have a TypeKey or TypePad account, please Sign In

Search Results

KickingTires Search Results for

Search Kicking Tires

KickingTires iPhone App