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problem #1

Jan 312017

Highlander 6-cyl

  • miles
Occasionally, at a stop sign/intersection or entering a highway if I have come to a full stop before proceeding the car will stall. I pressed on the accelerator and nothing happens. My wife and I have found ourselves in this predicament several times now and it is only getting worse. This scenario is very dangerous for several reasons, but the most important one is that my family has been inside the car when this has happened. We have had several scares now, because the car stalled on us as we were entering the highway. I have spoken to the dealer about this over the phone and both times that the car has been serviced. After they test drove the vehicle, I was told that this was normal behavior due to a delay between the computer and the accelerator throttle. Additionally, I was also told that Toyota is aware of this, but has not addressed the problem. This is extremely upsetting because my family is now at risk due to a computer malfunction. I urge the NHTSA to please look into this matter as more and more people based on internet searches are dealing with this same issue. I own a 2005 Highlander with 105000 miles and this has never happened. You would think that a 2016 model with all of its safety features and enhancements would be a pleasant driving experience? but, now that I owned the car for almost 8 months I am second guessing myself whether this was the right purchase. Once, again I urge the NHTSA to look into this and to anyone else out there that is experiencing the same issue, please speak up so that both Toyota and the NHTSA address this problem as soon as possible.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA