2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

These recalls apply to the make, model, and year of your car – and should be fixed as soon as possible.

2 Recalls for 2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Recall Date Component Summary
April 13, 2022 ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL:CONTROL MODULE:SOFTWARE

Toyota Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2022 Lexus LX 600, Lexus NX 350h, Lexus NX 450h+, Toytoa RAV4 Hybrid, 2021-2022 Lexus LS 500h, Toyota Mirai, RAV4 PRIME, Sienna, Venza, and 2020-2022 Toyota Highlander Hybrid vehicles. The Skid Control ECU software may not turn on the Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) system when the vehicle is restarted after the driver has disabled the VSC system. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 126, “Electronic Stability Control Systems.”

Remedy:

Dealers will update the Skid Control ECU software, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed May 16, 2022. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota’s number for this recall is 22TA03. Lexus’ number for this recall is 22LA01.

April 13, 2022 ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL:CONTROL MODULE:SOFTWARE

Toyota Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2022 Lexus LX, Lexus NX HEV, Lexus NX PHEV, Toytoa RAV4 HEV, 2021-2022 Lexus LS HEV, Toyota Mirai, RAV4 PRIME, Sienna, Venza, and 2020-2022 Toyota Highlander HEV vehicles. The Skid Control ECU software may not turn on the Vehicle Stability Control (VSC) system when the vehicle is restarted after the driver has disabled the VSC system. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 126, “Electronic Stability Control Systems.”

Remedy:

Dealers will update the Skid Control ECU software, free of charge. Owner notification letters are expected to be mailed May 16, 2022. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota’s number for this recall is 22TA03. Lexus’ number for this recall is 22LA01.

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63 Service Alerts for 2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Date Description
April 27, 2022 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

TECHNICAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR 22TC01 DATA COMMUNICATION MODULE (DCM) REPROGRAMMING CERTAIN 2021 MODEL YEAR C-HR, RAV4 PRIME, TUNDRA CERTAIN 2021-2022 4RUNNER, HIGHLANDER, HIGHLANDER HV, PRIUS PRIME, SEQUOIA, TACOMA CERTAIN 2022 PRIUS

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April 27, 2022 350000 EQUIPMENT

TECHNICAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR 22TC01 DATA COMMUNICATION MODULE (DCM) REPROGRAMMING CERTAIN 2021 MODEL YEAR C-HR, RAV4 PRIME, TUNDRA CERTAIN 2021-2022 4RUNNER, HIGHLANDER, HIGHLANDER HV, PRIUS PRIME, SEQUOIA, TACOMA CERTAIN 2022 PRIUS

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April 7, 2022 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

SSC: Toyota Over-The- Air (OTA) Pilot Program Team Members SPECIAL SERVICE CAMPAIGN 22TC01

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April 6, 2022 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

TT: After jump-starting, the vehicle may experience a no-start condition and multiple DTCs including U010087. Upon investigation, it is found that the engine ECU has been damaged and needs to be replaced (Fig 1). In several cases, it was fo

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January 28, 2022 114000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

TSB This Service Bulletin includes guidelines meant to help determine whether to repair or replace a wire harness assembly based on damage type. This Service Bulletin should be used in conjunction with the applicable model and model year El

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February 24, 2022 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

RL: Due to improper programming of the Data Communication Module (DCM), which provides cellular communication in various situations, including emergencies, the driver and Safety Connect operator may not be able to hear each other?s voices d

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February 24, 2022 140000 AIR BAGS

RL: Due to improper programming of the Data Communication Module (DCM), which provides cellular communication in various situations, including emergencies, the driver and Safety Connect operator may not be able to hear each other?s voices d

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February 8, 2022 140000 AIR BAGS

TSB: Some 2020 ? 2021 model year Highlander Hybrid vehicles may exhibit one or more of the following conditions: ?The fuel gauge displays less than full when the fuel nozzle automatically clicks off. ?The total amount of fuel dispensed

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February 8, 2022 270000 LANE DEPARTURE

TSB: Some 2020 ? 2021 model year Highlander Hybrid vehicles may exhibit one or more of the following conditions: ?The fuel gauge displays less than full when the fuel nozzle automatically clicks off. ?The total amount of fuel dispensed

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January 20, 2022 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

TT: Some customers may experience the inability to activate Remote Connect or Remote Connect becoming inoperative when attempting to send commands to the vehicle. To simplify the diagnosis of this system and prevent the unnecessary replacem

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January 20, 2022 118310 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:ADAS:DRIVER MONITORING:SOFTWARE

TT: Some customers may experience the inability to activate Remote Connect or Remote Connect becoming inoperative when attempting to send commands to the vehicle. To simplify the diagnosis of this system and prevent the unnecessary replacem

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January 12, 2022 190000 TIRES

POL: This consolidated Tire Warranty Guide contains the complete warranty terms for all brands of ground and spare tires currently in use by Toyota. This information must be kept near the point of vehicle sale and be available to any custom

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January 12, 2022 200000 WHEELS

POL: This consolidated Tire Warranty Guide contains the complete warranty terms for all brands of ground and spare tires currently in use by Toyota. This information must be kept near the point of vehicle sale and be available to any custom

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January 12, 2022 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

POL: This consolidated Tire Warranty Guide contains the complete warranty terms for all brands of ground and spare tires currently in use by Toyota. This information must be kept near the point of vehicle sale and be available to any custom

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December 17, 2022 060000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

TT: Some 2021-2022 TMMK built vehicles with A25A-FKS/FXS engines may exhibit an oil leak from the No.2 Oil Pan. This issue is currently under investigation

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December 17, 2022 350000 EQUIPMENT

TT: Some 2021-2022 TMMK built vehicles with A25A-FKS/FXS engines may exhibit an oil leak from the No.2 Oil Pan. This issue is currently under investigation

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December 17, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

TSB: Some 2018 ? 2022 model year Toyota vehicles equipped with an A25A-FKS, A25A-FXS, or M20A-FKS engine may exhibit one or more of the following conditions: ?Milky/Discolored engine oil. ?An ?Oil Pressure Low? warning message on the Mu

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December 17, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

TSB: Some 2018 ? 2022 model year Toyota vehicles equipped with an A25A-FKS, A25A-FXS, or M20A-FKS engine may exhibit one or more of the following conditions: ?Milky/Discolored engine oil. ?An ?Oil Pressure Low? warning message on the Mu

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December 17, 2021 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

TSB: Some 2018 ? 2022 model year Toyota vehicles equipped with an A25A-FKS, A25A-FXS, or M20A-FKS engine may exhibit one or more of the following conditions: ?Milky/Discolored engine oil. ?An ?Oil Pressure Low? warning message on the Mu

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December 15, 2021 060000 ENGINE (PWS)

TSB: Some 2020 ? 2022 model year Highlander Hybrid vehicle customers may express a concern of engine noise on acceleration from 0 ? 45 mph. Follow the Repair Procedure in this bulletin to address this condition.

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November 23, 2021 160000 STRUCTURE

TSB: Some 2005 ? 2022 model year Toyota vehicles that have undergone water intrusion may exhibit a condition in which a musty smell is present. Follow the procedures in this bulletin to remediate the odor and address this condition. The pur

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November 12, 2021 353000 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

TSB: Some 2020 model year vehicles equipped with Audio Plus (version 1186) or earlier may exhibit one or more of the following conditions: ?WiFi intermittently inoperative. ?DTC (Diagnostic Trouble Code) B15DB present. ?Changing the Auto Re

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October 14, 2021 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

OBSOLETE NOTICE October 14, 2021: This bulletin is now obsolete. Please see T-SB-0089-21.

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October 14, 2021 353000 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

TSB: Some 2020 model year Camry, Camry Hybrid, Corolla Hatchback, RAV4, and RAV4 Hybrid vehicles may exhibit one or more of the following conditions: ?Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) B15A804 is present in current or history. ?Red SOS LED

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September 10, 2021 117200 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:INSTRUMENT PANEL:FUEL GAUGE

TT: Special Service Campaign 21TC05 applies to the following condition: The fuel gauge needle and the ?distance to empty? estimated in the vehicle display accurately indicate the approximate amount of remaining fuel in the fuel tank. Howe

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July 9, 2021 353000 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL

TSB: Some 2020 model year vehicles equipped with Audio Plus (version 1186) or earlier may exhibit one or more of the following conditions: ?WiFi intermittently inoperative. ?DTC (Diagnostic Trouble Code) B15DB present. ?Changing the Auto Re

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May 11, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

TT: Some vehicles equipped with Premium Audio systems may experience an inoperative condition that consists of displaying a ?Loading?? then a blank screen when pressing the MAP button. When performing the Storage Check in the Radio Diagnost

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May 11, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

TT: Some vehicles equipped with Premium Audio systems may experience an inoperative condition that consists of displaying a ?Loading?? then a blank screen when pressing the MAP button. When performing the Storage Check in the Radio Diagnost

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May 7, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

TT: To assist with the early detection and early resolution of audio related concerns, it may be requested as part of the remanufactured head unit return to recover MMR data from the head unit. The following steps are instructions on how to

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May 7, 2021 353500 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:NAVIGATIONAL SYSTEM(GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM)

TT: To assist with the early detection and early resolution of audio related concerns, it may be requested as part of the remanufactured head unit return to recover MMR data from the head unit. The following steps are instructions on how to

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May 3, 2021 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

TSB: Some 2020 ? 2021 model year vehicles equipped with Audio, Audio Plus, or Premium Audio (versions 1784) or earlier may exhibit one or more of the following conditions: ?Intermittent blank screen. ?Navigation map update fails. ?Alb

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May 3, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

TSB: Some 2020 ? 2021 model year vehicles equipped with Audio, Audio Plus, or Premium Audio (versions 1784) or earlier may exhibit one or more of the following conditions: ?Intermittent blank screen. ?Navigation map update fails. ?Alb

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May 3, 2021 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

TSB: Some 2020 ? 2021 model year vehicles equipped with Audio, Audio Plus, or Premium Audio (versions 1784) or earlier may exhibit one or more of the following conditions: ?Intermittent blank screen. ?Navigation map update fails. ?Alb

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May 27, 2021 350000 EQUIPMENT

TSB: 2022 model year Toyota vehicles are equipped with driver side floor mat retainers to secure the floor mat in the correct position. In addition, some models may also utilize retainers for passenger side and rear seat floor mats. During

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May 27, 2021 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

TSB: 2022 model year Toyota vehicles are equipped with driver side floor mat retainers to secure the floor mat in the correct position. In addition, some models may also utilize retainers for passenger side and rear seat floor mats. During

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May 27, 2021 190000 TIRES

TSB During the manufacturing process, tires are mounted on the vehicle as matched sets to help reduce conditions such as pulling or drifting. If the wheels are replaced or refinished before vehicle delivery, it is important that the tires r

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May 27, 2021 200000 WHEELS

TSB During the manufacturing process, tires are mounted on the vehicle as matched sets to help reduce conditions such as pulling or drifting. If the wheels are replaced or refinished before vehicle delivery, it is important that the tires r

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May 24, 2021 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

UPDATES TO THE 2014-2021 TOYOTA UNIVERSAL FLAT RATE MANUAL

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June 30, 1989 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

Product general information.

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April 9, 1993 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

Product general information.

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January 8, 1991 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

Product general information.

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May 4, 2001 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

Replacement vin plates.

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January 18, 1991 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

Product general information.

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March 17, 2021 140000 AIR BAGS

Toyota Safety Recall and Service Campaign – Technician Certification Requirements

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November 13, 2020 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

TT: Some vehicles may experience an issue related to the DCM, the following information is consolidating the available diagnostic information in one document.

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November 13, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

TT: Some vehicles may experience an issue related to the DCM, the following information is consolidating the available diagnostic information in one document.

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September 4, 2020 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

TSB: Pre-Delivery Service (PDS) is a critical step in satisfying our new car customers. Customer feedback indicates the following areas deserve special attention when performing PDS: ?Careful inspection for paint chips/scratches and body

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September 4, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

TSB: Pre-Delivery Service (PDS) is a critical step in satisfying our new car customers. Customer feedback indicates the following areas deserve special attention when performing PDS: ?Careful inspection for paint chips/scratches and body

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August 3, 2020 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

TSB: OBSOLETE NOTICE August 3, 2020: This bulletin is no longer applicable and is now obsolete.

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June 8, 2020 111000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY

TSB: Hybrid vehicles are equipped with two types of batteries: ?Hybrid Vehicle (HV) battery ?Auxiliary (12V) battery If the hybrid vehicle is put into storage, the State-Of-Charge (SOC) of its HV battery and auxiliary battery will g

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May 28, 2020 160000 STRUCTURE

TT: Unibody vehicles commonly have lashing holes on the under body used for securing the vehicle during logistics -The lashing holes are intended to be plugged during Pre-Delivery Service (PDS) -The plugs are: oRequired for anti-corro

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May 28, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

TT: Unibody vehicles commonly have lashing holes on the under body used for securing the vehicle during logistics -The lashing holes are intended to be plugged during Pre-Delivery Service (PDS) -The plugs are: oRequired for anti-corro

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May 18, 2020 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

TT: To assist with the early detection and early resolution of audio related concerns, it may be requested as part of the remanufactured head unit return to recover MMR data from the head unit. The following steps are instructions on how

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May 18, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

TT: To assist with the early detection and early resolution of audio related concerns, it may be requested as part of the remanufactured head unit return to recover MMR data from the head unit. The following steps are instructions on how

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April 15, 2020 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

TSB: Hybrid vehicles are equipped with two types of batteries: ?Hybrid Vehicle (HV) battery ?Auxiliary (12V) battery If the hybrid vehicle is put into storage, the State-Of-Charge (SOC) of its HV battery and auxiliary battery wil

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April 15, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

TSB: An initialization procedure is required to activate the Entune? 3.0 App Suite Connect for Audio, Audio Plus, and Premium Audio head units before they are used for the first time on new vehicles. The initialization procedure may also be

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April 14, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

TSB: Long-term or off-site storage requires special care to keep vehicles factory fresh and ready for delivery. The following guidelines should be performed to minimize vehicle component/part degradation due to extended vehicle storage cond

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April 14, 2020 110000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

TSB: A battery in a stored vehicle is subject to conditions that can reduce its performance and service life. These conditions include storage period, temperature, parasitic drain, and battery load. Because of these factors, battery inspect

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April 9, 2020 130000 VISIBILITY

TT: The blind spot monitor (BSM) sensor angle inspection is used to confirm that the BSM sensor is within the specified angle before performing axis beam adjustment. When used in conjunction with the repair manual, these BSM tips leverage

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April 9, 2020 270000 LANE DEPARTURE

TT: The blind spot monitor (BSM) sensor angle inspection is used to confirm that the BSM sensor is within the specified angle before performing axis beam adjustment. When used in conjunction with the repair manual, these BSM tips leverage

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April 23, 2020 350000 EQUIPMENT

TT: Due to the challenges caused by the COVID-19 virus threat, some dealers are experiencing reduced traffic into their stores and causing dealer stock to age. Due to this situation, dealers are reminded and recommended to follow the Long-T

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June 3, 2020 353100 EQUIPMENT:ELECTRICAL:ANTI-THEFT DEVICES

TSB: The Immobilizer and Smart Key Reset is a feature that allows the registration of new keys when all master keys are lost. Once the system is reset, all previously registered keys will be erased and can never be reused. Another feature,

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June 3, 2020 118000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:SOFTWARE

TSB: The Immobilizer and Smart Key Reset is a feature that allows the registration of new keys when all master keys are lost. Once the system is reset, all previously registered keys will be erased and can never be reused. Another feature,

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