HyHi having no brake problem here
My wife and I bought a 2006 HyBred Limited Highlander July 17,2006. We have 9,000 miles and have had no brake trouble or even a hint of one. I think if you are hearing noise or experiencing trouble and your dealer says it is normal, go to another dealer. Gordon
Brakes take some getting used to.
Bought my HyHi July 31st '06(avg. 26mpg) and noticed the brakes felt alittle mushy compared to the '99 4-Runner(avg. mpg=17) I traded in. It took two traffic lights on the way home to get used to having to brake farther in advance than with the previous vehicle. 10,000 miles later no problems.
The Highlander (I have an
The Highlander (I have an 06) is a *really* heavy car. Remember, its really an SUV. When the regen braking is active, this hides a lot of the braking force needed. On downhill drives, I've been able to max out the battery (combo of "B" mode and regn braking downhill). Once the battery is full, the regen system stops, and you can really feel the weight of the car. It is MUCH harder to stop. I often use "B" mode for long downhill to at least add some engine braking to keep speeds down. Arguably this charges the battery even faster. Though I would bet the brakes are "properly designed" to stop without the regen system, they are certainly much weaker that the combined system, and different enough to require significant adjustment to how you brake (and more space).
Dear Hi-Hy owner,
Dear Hi-Hy owner,
I've had the exact same problem. I got my 2006 in 10/05, and have had numerous close calls, and have rear-ended others (very lightly) three times now. All three times it seemed like no matter how hard I brake, the car won't stop. I have now ruined my 21-year perfect driving record. What's wrong with this car?!
I am experiencing buckling
I am experiencing buckling with my 2006 brakes when going downhill in the Portland Oregon area. I have noticed this for about a year in my 2006 Highlander Hybrid. I asked the dealer about it 6 months ago and he said he searched the Toyota database and did not find anything about this.
Maybe I should post at the Toyota site?
This is an issue with
This is an issue with 2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid braking, the braking system doesn't work properly and and vehicle moves forward and this is intermittent. It been recurring for some time and the dealership(Toyota of Hackensack) won't acknowledge the issue. when you brake st times the vehicle continues forward like the brakes are not holding or no brakes being applied. AS you can see from the links below its not an isolated issue.
Has anyone resolved this issue?