How to Make a Claim For Toyota Highlander Recalls with DoNotPay
Manufacturers will always issue product recalls if and when they discover that there are safety issues or the product has defects that could endanger the consumer or put the company at risk of legal suits. A recall can prove complex, especially if it is your or any other vehicle. While you could choose to dispose of recalled products such as foodstuffs, this cannot be done for a car, and you will be forced to follow up on the issue to avoid safety issues.
When a car manufacturer issues a recall for a particular model, they should notify registered owners of these vehicles. Still, the information may not reach the car owner due to a change in address. That's why there has been a proliferation of websites that allow you to enter the car's details and look for recalls.
For instance, if you want to determine whether there have been recalls for your Toyota Highlander, the website will have you input the Vehicle Identification Number and wait for the results. Some websites also allow you to search by state; for instance, a California search will yield results for recalls in that state. These websites, however, might not regularly update their database with the latest recalls, which leaves you in the dark about such developments.
DoNotPay offers the most updated information regarding vehicle recalls and provides an easy way to make your claim.
How Do I Make a Claim For the Toyota Highlander Recall On My Own?
If your Highlander has an open safety campaign, Toyota will notify you through your last known address with detailed specifics on what needs to be fixed. You will also be notified of the risks and guided on getting the corrective intervention at an authorized Toyota dealership at zero costs.
If you discovered the recalls on your own, you can still visit an authorized Toyota dealership or contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331.
The authorized Toyota dealership will fix the issue with your Highlander by:
- Repairing the defective part that was recalled.
- Replacing the defective part that caused the recall.
- Refunding you for repairs on the defective part
What Happened with the Toyota Highlander Recall?
In October 2020, Toyota recalled the 2017-2019 models of the Toyota Highlander for a fuel pump issue. According to the Japanese automotive manufacturer, some vehicles had a fuel pump that could have stopped operating, making the vehicle stall and fail to restart. Toyota thus requested owners of such models to get their fuel pump replaced with an improved version at authorized Toyota dealerships.
Similarly, in 2008, Toyota Motor Corp recalled 90,000 models of the Toyota highlanders manufactured that year, citing potential problems with the seatbelts. It had come to their attention that the locking mechanism on the seatbelts in the third-row seats could not properly secure certain rear-facing child safety seats, causing them to shift when driving.
This could have potentially discouraged the use of child restraints, which could have disastrous outcomes in the event of a crash. Toyota thus offered to replace this component for the automobiles that were affected.
There were also some recalls on the highlander hybrid in 2011. The manufacturer pointed out that there were inadequately soldered transistors that could get damaged by the heat generated in the car. Although the damage would not have any extreme consequences, it would see the vehicle enter fail-safe driving mode resulting in reduced power.
Who is Eligible for the Toyota Highlander Recall?
Original car owners are eligible for recall services, and so are individuals that purchased a used car. Therefore, anyone who owns a Toyota Highlander that is on recall is eligible to get their vehicle serviced. However, the statute of limitations for all no-charge recalls is 8 years from the original sale date of the vehicle applies. Therefore, you have to pay for recalls if that date has already lapsed.
Do I Immediately Get a Recall if I Report My Product?
The NHTSA encourages vehicle owners to report to them any safety issues with their vehicles or related equipment. You can contact them through their toll-free vehicle hotline, website or mail them.
Suppose there are other such reports from other individuals with the same vehicle model or related manufacturer. In that case, NHTSA then investigates whether the product has a safety-related issue, which can drag on for long. Unfortunately, due to many reports that they have to deal with, the agency is not obligated to call you back or update you on the progress.
There are a lot of processes and steps involved, be it when reporting your safety issue or following up on an official safety . Luckily, DoNotPay can help with its offerings that enable you to :
- Check for vehicle safety recalls.
- Schedule an appointment at a dealership for repairs.
Use DoNotPay 's Recall Monitor to Check for Safety Recalls on Your
You can check the safety recalls that apply to your Toyota Highlander by following these three steps.
- Enter your vehicle information, including the make, model, and year.
- We'll automatically check against the NHTSA database to see if your vehicle has been involved in any recalls.
- We'll generate a report summarizing all of the recalls, including the recalled date, NHTSA campaign number, required remediations, and more.
Schedule Car Dealership Appointments to Repair a Recalled Toyota
Highlander Using DoNotPay
Follow these three easy steps to schedule an appointment at your local dealership.
- Enter your vehicle information, including the make, model, and year.
- Tell us about the recall and which part of the vehicle is impacted.
- Enter the car dealership you want to visit or let us contact the closest one near you.
- Enter the ideal date(s) and time(s) you want to schedule your appointment for.
- Enter your Vehicle Identification Number.
DoNotPay will contact your local dealership to request an appointment and ask for your vehicle to be repaired for free.
Why Use DoNotPay to Claim the Toyota Highlander Recall?
|You will save a lot of time as our team handles all your searches and correspondences with manufacturers and retailers.
|You don't have to struggle to find the correct means of filing recall claims as we do it all for you.
|You can rest easy as our team handles the entire recall process for you.
DoNotPay Can Handle Your Other Product Recalls
DoNotPay 's product offerings are not restricted to vehicle recalls but extend to cover other products such as:
- Sunscreen such as Neutrogena sunscreen recalls
- Dog food
- Philips CPAP
- Tyson chicken
- Hot Pockets
Through our Product Recalls product, all you have to do is tell us about the product you purchased and provide receipts/other evidence, and we'll contact the company on your behalf. Whether you're looking for a refund, repair, or replacement for your product, DoNotPay can make sure that your request gets delivered to the right people.
How the Product Recall Claims Product Works:
- Tell us about your purchase, including the product name, brand, store you purchased the item from, price, and date of purchase. If you purchased the item online, enter your transaction details and payment method as well.
- Tell us how you found out about the recall.
- Choose whether you want a refund, repair, or replacement.
- Upload photographic evidence of your purchase and the product if you still have it.
- Choose whether you have the capacity to return the item or not.
And that's it! DoNotPay will send your recall request to the manufacturing company on your behalf, asking for a refund, repair, or replacement. You should hear back from the company directly with confirmation on how the refund/replacement will be issued or the next steps to get the item repaired.
What Else Can DoNotPay Do?
Our reach also extends beyond recalls. We could also help you resolve your other problems such as:
- Helping you claim a warranty
- Filing an insurance claim
- Disputing seatbelt tickets
- Filing a complaint against any company
- Finding unclaimed money
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