Have Toyota Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
Thank you for allowing me to help you with this concern today and am sorry to hear that this is happening. I will have to ask you a few questions so that I can get a better understanding as to what may be going on with your Highlander.
What you have heard is true for any Toyota Hybrid vehicle. Now sometimes they can you you a warning by failing slowly and symptoms like warning lights will come on then go off for several months but if you are not prepared or the idea of just dropping a few grand into a repair when needed is not your idea of fun, then please avoid a Toyota Hybrid or at least purchase the best warranty available when you do.
Have you talked with the selling Dealer yet? Do they offer a warranty program that can be purchased at the time the vehicle is bought?