Hey everyone- first post here.
Got an ‘07 highlander hybrid that we’ve had for the past 13 years. It only has 80,000 miles on it as we live in the city and barely ever drive it.
A few months ago, we were driving and the car said “check hybrid system” on the dash. It still drove so we didn’t think much of it and planned to take it to the dealer when we had time. Next time we started it, the car wouldn’t drive because the error code locked it out is what I am guessing. We had it towed to the dealer, where they told us our issue was “water entering the hybrid battery,” charged us $400 in “diagnostics” during which apparently all they did was clean out the water channels on the roof. They didn’t even look at the hybrid battery or anything, but after a few days of it sitting at the dealer the issue went away. Fast forward to a few weeks, the light came back on. This time, we drove straight to the dealer to avoid another tow. This time, they got a code out of it that they said led them to an inverter issue but again the code went away. They refused to look at it further after that.
We took the car back, and it was fine until yesterday when we tried to start it. Now it does absolutely zilch when we try to start it. No lights, nothing even when we jump start it. We will have it towed today to a different dealer to see what they think, but I figured I’d get some peoples’ opinions here about this.
Thanks in advance!