Toyota Highlander Door Lock Problems

A month or two ago, I started having problems with our Toyota Highlander’s automatic door locks. As I’d walk away, I’d click on the “lock” button on the key fob, but it didn’t always work. Or at least that’s what it seemed like.

At first, I though it might be a faulty key fob, or maybe a weak battery. But when I replaced the battery, there was no change, and swapping out the key fobs didn’t seem to help, either. Hmmmm… Okay.

Update: Problem solved. The lock mechanism on the driver’s side rear door had failed and needed to be replaced.

Upon closer inspection, I realized that the locks actually are locking when I click the button. If I’m close enough to the car, I can hear them click. But the car doesn’t beep, and the lights don’t flash. Strange stuff.

Toyota Highlander door lock buttons... (click image to enlarge)

Toyota Highlander door lock buttons… (click image to enlarge)

I’d chalk this up to a problem with the settings, except… This behavior has been intermittent. Sometimes it actually will beep (and flash) as expected. Other times, it won’t. It always beeps and flashes when I unlock the doors, but the behavior is erratic when I try to lock the doors.

To further rule out the possibility of a settings problem, I’ve played around with the automatic door lock settings (via “Setup > Apps > Vehicle” on the head unit), but… Nothing has helped. Needless to say, I’m frustrated.

For what it’s worth, I get the exact same behavior when I try to lock the doors using the door handle. I’ll hear the lock click, but no beep, and the lights won’t flash. But, here again, the problem is intermittent.

On the surface, this isn’t a huge deal. If the car is locking, then who cares about the beep? Well… If it doesn’t beep or flash, I have to be right next to the car to hear the locks click. Otherwise, I can’t be sure that it locked. And when I pay $40k for a vehicle, I expect the bells and whistles to work.

The worst part is that I can’t reliably replicate the problem. Sometimes it happens, and sometimes it doesn’t. It will be messed up for a day or two, and then it’ll be fine for awhile. Thus, it may be hard for the service techs at the dealership to diagnose. Oh well, at least it’s still under warranty.

I’ll update if/when I know more…

As noted in the box above, I managed to identify the problem myself (a failed rear door lock) and have since had it repaired under warranty at the dealership.

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64 comments… add one
  • Michelle Jun 22, 2015


    What year was your Highlander? we are considering a 2015 Highlander, but the reviews I’ve seen/heard regarding the door lock actuator issues have me a bit leary. Need to research if this got fixed in the 2014 redesign.

    • Michael Jun 22, 2015

      We have a 2014 that we bought in February of 2014, so it was built early in the new production run after the re-design.

      • Michelle Jun 23, 2015

        Thank you!

    • Dave Apr 16, 2016

      Have a 2015 and having same problem with drivers door for several months. Have not taken it in yet but plan to next week. Will be interesting to see what the service Dept says. Also rear lift gate quit going all the way up last week. Have to push it up by hand. Pretty sad on a vehicle bought 12/2014.

      • Victor Jul 6, 2018

        I am having the same issue with my driver door. Brought it in and they can’t reproduce the issue and can’t fix it. Still want to charge me diagonsis but I refused to pay.

  • rick Aug 4, 2015

    I have a 2011 Hybrid with 60k miles. Just dropped $500 at the dealership to have a rear actuator replaced and less than a month later, the front passenger side is doing the same thing. I’m ready to trade it in. I fussed with the first one for six months, replacing batteries and having the dealer tell me the couldn’t replicate the problem. Finally made a video of the problem to SHOW them what was happening and the service guy acted like it happened all the time.

  • Kevin Nov 11, 2015

    Michael, how did you know it was the rear door lock? I have a 2014 Highlander XLE and the same thing is happening to me. Doesn’t happen as often when i use the handle to lock the door. How was it that you knew it was the rear door lock and how did you get the dealer to change it or show them that it was the rear door lock?


    • Melissa Feb 25, 2016

      I have read online, that when these motors on the door locks are going bad, you can hear a kind of humming noise coming from the car. In hindsight, I often heard a strange noise coming from my car when it was turned off in the garage, and now I’m wondering if that was the locks going bad. It was easy to diagnose in my car, because you could actually see the lock moving slower than any of the other ones, or not moving at all. It has been very annoying, to say the least, in a car that’s only 2 years old, but was less than a year when the problems started.

  • john Feb 3, 2016

    ive had numerous door lock actuators fail on my 2013 highlander starting when it had onlk 20k miles on it. the front passenger door has had 3 new actuators and now is broken again. i have three broken ones right now bringing the total to nine on a three yr old car with 80 k miles. TOYOTA KNOWS ABOUT THE PROBLEM!! they happy to charge you $450 each to fix them and act like your the only one they have had to fix….LEMON!!

  • Melissa Feb 25, 2016

    I am having the exact same problems with my 2014 Highlander. So far, I’ve had the front passenger and the rear driver’s side door locks replaced, and now the front driver’s side one has gone bad as well. Of course now, the locks are all on backorder too. I’m wondering if this problem with the locks has been resolved in the 2015 and 2016 models?

    • brian Mar 26, 2018

      No they havent been resolved in the 15’s … havent heard any on the 16’s yet but 15’s are a definate… You’d think with such a common problem, they’d release an improved version rather than keep throwing the same part at it again and again… making the dealerships look incompetent and like thieves

  • Yolanda Henderson Feb 27, 2016

    Joining the conversation here as a 2013 Highlander owner with the exact same problem with the door locks. At the dealership now to have actuator replaced. After having it replaced it malfunctioned again before I could leave the parking lot. Frustrating!!

    • Tricia Suazo Jan 15, 2020

      I am having the same problem on my 2013 Toyota Highlander. First my passenger side rear door has to be manually locked and unlocked I haven’t taken it to get looked at. Tonight my passenger front door will not open at all you can lock or unlock or open. I don’t know what to do.

  • Mike May 8, 2016

    I have a 2012 Highlander and I have the same issue. I just sent the Service manager an e-mail this evening to see what they can do to correct this. I have had a few of the lock actuators already replaced and my vehicle has 30K miles. A similar issue with No Sound or No Lights when you try to Lock the vehicle. Current issue, they all lock except the rear passenger side door…Toyota if you CARE, Recall these. It is dangerous if you think the vehicle is locked and IT IS NOT.

  • Gary Jun 27, 2016

    I have the same problem with my 2011 v6 base highlander with ~75k miles. It is just the front drivers door that won’t lock or unlock with the keyless fob. probably the actuator, not looking forward to dropping a few hundred bucks to fix it if other actuators will soon break based on what I’m reading above….

  • Dennis Kendel Jul 18, 2016

    I have a 2010 Highlander with 93000 miles on it when the rear passenger doors refused to open manually and with key couldn’t even open the doors from the inside. took the car to the dealership and after having replaced the actuator unit on the front passenger door ( the door could not be opened from the outside manually or with key fob,) $ 500 .00 later all doors seem to work . This lasted for 3 days when the same thing happened again with the doors refusing to open manually or with key fob. Afterv 3 hrs of work
    at the shop I was told that the unit I had installed had a short in the wiring and they would need to keep the car for a couple of days, supply me with a loaner car and they would fix it. Four weeks later and multiple calls to the service manager to find out when a loaner car would be available, I was finally able to schedule the return repair and pick up the loaner car. To say the least ,it has been frustrating having a car where the 3 doors cannot be depended on to work properly. Now we will see what the next phase will show. And the Dealer hope he can get me to buy another Highlander?? Fat chance

  • Clifford Campbell Aug 7, 2016

    i have a 2009 highlander and also have electric door problems dealer tells me that the junction bloc under the dash has to be replaced cost $1600.00 . Does anyhave another

  • Jc Sep 9, 2016

    Mine is 2014 xle, 2yrs after. .rear door is not working suddenly after grocery shopping then I had to unloded all via front seat later…hope that it is under warranty…tomorrow I’ll visit dealer..mechanic function life is that short??

  • Bill Sep 13, 2016

    I have a 2015 Toyota Highlander XLE. I started having the same problems almost right away. I noticed it happening the most when it was a hot summer day and the vehicle was parked outside. But when it didn’t beep it was because the rear left door wasn’t locking and sometimes the drivers door. As of last week(first full week of September 2016) the rear left door lock has completely stopped working and it sounds like mechanism in the door has come loose and flopping around. The drivers door has slowly gotten worse. A second problem I have run into is with the cruise control stick mounted on the steering wheel. I work the second shift and do lots of night driving. The cruise control works fine but the light in the cruise control stick intermittently flickers and turns off and then back on. The dealership said they called headquarters and they said it was a know problem and they where looking into a reason for the problem and a fix. The third problem I ran into last weekend was with the infotainment system(radio/Navigation system unit). I drive to Massachusetts from Connecticut every weekend to visit family and last weekend about half way thru the trip the infotainment system shut off and a few minutes later it attempted to restart. Part way thru the reboot it froze and did a second reboot and did successfully restart but had reset all setting I had put in. I highly recommend that anyone who owns or plans on buying a highlander to buy the extended warranty. I purchased the 7 year bumper to bumper warranty with a $0 deductible from Toyota. Based on the issues I am having in just a year and 4 months I have a feeling I will be using it a lot. If you have already purchased the vehicle you have up until just before the factory warranty expires to extend it.

    • Victor Jul 6, 2018

      Having the same issue and have a 6yr warranty. They can’t reproduce the issue with the driver door not unlocking and the Navi rebooting randoming.

  • John Nov 17, 2016

    Toyota Highlander 2012 20k miles same problems

  • Rebecca Nov 18, 2016

    I have a 2012 highlander and am having the same problem. Just replaced the driver side actuator. All the doors lock now but it still doesn’t always beep and lights don’t always flash when locking.

    • Ben Nov 21, 2016

      I think the beep/flash is a sign that all five doors have locked. If you don’t get the beep/flash, I would try each door (with the fob NOT on you) and see if any of them open. I wouldn’t be surprised if at least ONE of the doors, is, in fact, still open. If it is, I suspect you have an actuator problem such as described here. If true, you can see if the dealer will fix under warranty. If not, I’d go talk to a trusty mechanic and see if he can fix using a NON-TOYOTA actuator. As I mentioned in my comment, I think Toyota has a lot of BAD actuators so using theirs may not solve the problem for long.

  • Ben Nov 21, 2016

    I have a 2013 Toyota Highlander Limited. The actuator on the front passenger side quit working. The symptom is that when you press and hold the button from the outside (either side) it doesn’t beep telling you that all doors are locked. If you attempt to open the passenger door (without the fob) it will open (as it wasn’t locked). I had the dealership fix it (under warranty). But it broke again. Also the drivers side front actuator also went bad. I’m not even going to deal with the dealer on it. Paying a mechanic to replace both sides (actuators) today. Hopefully that will solve the problem. Not using Toyota actuators this time. We will see. It can be expensive to replace depending on the part/shop. I think Toyota got a bunch of bad actuators at some point.

  • P Feb 4, 2017

    I have 2012 highlander and in April, May, and June 2016 had to replace actuators due to doors not locking. I againhad to replace one in February 2017. Any updates on anyone how to get this cycle of needed fixes to stop?

  • Herman Feb 26, 2017

    If they are out of warranty you buy the actuator motor for $6 on ebay very simple to fix probably about 20 minutes.

  • Scott Feb 26, 2017

    I have a 2012 Toyota Highlander Limited, 139K miles. The only door that will unlock from the master switch is the driver’s door. I have tried several new master switches but this is not the problem. Dealer advises it may be the door actuators, but I doubt this since none of the other doors will unlock. Dealer also states the problem is not a relay, although I’m not sure I agree. When I grab the passenger door handle, I hear 10 beeps (previously when working properly, there would be 4 beeps as all doors unlock) but none of the doors unlock. Could this indicate a wiring / computer issues? Any suggestions?

    • Bill W May 23, 2019

      I have the identical problem as Scott with my 2010 Highlander limited at 170,000 miles. Remote key FOB and driver side handle will open driver door only and driver side door lock will not open other 3 doors. Also, Front Passenger handle which did open all doors will now beep 10 times and not open any doors. Would appreciate any feedback from those who have experienced this issue on how or if you were able to get this diagnosed and fixed.

      • Barbara Jun 27, 2019

        Any luck figuring this out? Ours is doing just what you described!

  • Juan Mar 9, 2017

    I have a 2013 Toyota highlander also with door lock issues. Only 35k and out of warranty. What a nightmare is as if you drive Christine (movie). The posed Cadillac. Spooky and frustrating. Think about investing on another vehicle I don’t recommend Toyota highlander = garbage

  • Kirk Apr 11, 2017

    2017 Highlander – NEW.

    Right side Rear door actuator failed at onset (never worked).
    Really a pain as we have to manually lock and unlock door.

    Two service visits to get it fixed.

    Hope this isn’t a precursor of future issues.

  • JoeFriday Apr 18, 2017

    2014 Toyota Highlander Limited AWD – $47,000 vehicle with added options.

    Both front driver’s door and rear Passenger side door locks will not lock most of the time. I literally have to walk around my vehicle EVERY time I get out to see which door is not locking and then manually lock it. This is total BS. Toyota is like Apple….. great marketing hype which makes you believe you have the best there is…. when in actuality, this Highlander – my first Toyota – has been nothing but a lemon. I have had all kinds of things replaced on it.

    I have NEVER had a power door lock fail me in any of my previous cars throughout my life. I am 56 years old. I have had some cars for 10 years without any such issue.

    Toyota is junk. And they have the WORST customer service at dealerships and when directly contacting the company. I tried to Lemon-Law mine….. and when they submitted a claim to Toyota they never even responded. Lawyer said that Toyota is THE HARDEST auto manufacturer to exact a lemon-law compensatory action from. They don’t give a $#!t about their customers after the sale.

    Stay away! Consumers Reports has a hard-on for Toyota….. they rank the Highlander as the best SUV out there. Not by a long shot…..

  • Ike Apr 21, 2017

    My wife has a 2014 highlander XLE with 58000 miles and we are having this same problem with the accuator!!! This has to be a recall! #Bananas

  • Kevin May 8, 2017

    I have a 2014 Highlander XLE. I have had door lock issues from the beginning. Rear driver. Driver. Rear driver again. Driver again. Now it’s front passenger. When I locked the doors there was no beep and I could hear the click. I figured they were all locked until I found items missing the next morning. Then I tested the locks and of course the passenger door doesn’t lock with the handle, the fob or the power lock button. You have to manually lock it. I have also had to replace the radio as the gps would suddenly stop and the radio would shut down and reboot. As someone else mentioned this should be a recall. Does anyone know how this would end up being a recall?

  • Steven S May 18, 2017

    2014 Highlander. Driver’s door actuator went first. A month later, none of the other doors would lock by using the key fob. Based on the comments here and on many other sites, I’d say we’ve been pretty much screwed by Toyota on this one, and they won’t likely do anything about it until a class action lawsuit forces the issue. That’s a shame, because until this, I’ve been in love with the Highlander, and a Camry before it. Now I feel like I’m being lied to by the service department at the dealership. They’re probably dinging people $500 a dozen times a day to replace these. Nice work if you can get it.

  • Rosy May 18, 2017

    2014 Highlander, same problem on 3 doors, I didn’t get the extended warranty because you know it’s a Toyota Out of pocket they are changing me 1700 to fix all 3 doors minus the 129 I paid for the diagnosis! I wish they would own up and recall to fix this faulty issue!

  • Coleen Aug 15, 2017

    We have a 2016 Highlander – door issues just started. Passenger doors won’t open when I touch the handle — driver door opens just fine. I called service and they said to bring it in and see if they could fix it. If this has been going on for YEARS you’d think they’d correct it! I agree with the person that said you pay over $40K for a car you expect it to work!

  • Jessica Aug 17, 2017

    We have a 2013 Highlander Limited and are having the same issue with the drivers side door. I called yesterday to see what the dealership would charge to fix it and they said $625. No thanks, I’ll just keep manually locking & unlocking my door until we trade it in. I had no idea this was such a big issue until I looked online today. Too bad it didn’t fail while still under warranty.

  • Terry Nov 5, 2017

    Related problem yesterday with our 2004 Highlander. Stock key fobs, alarm, security, etc. But this was worse and odd problem. Exiting the car yesterday I pressed the key fob to lock the doors, thinking wife and kids had at least one other door opened. No! And to make it worse, in confusion, walked off out of range. And….. you guessed it. The car locks and you cannot open the doors from inside the vehicle. So not sure if I get the dumb award or Toyota. But it is preposterous that once locked from outside with a key fob press, there is no way to exit the vehicle if inside. Sure seems like a safety problem in our view. Worth a report to NHTSA or other. (Fortunately someone flagged me down and I ran back and unlocked the car with the fob. But some unhappy people.)

  • April Dec 28, 2017

    Same issue! 2009 Highlander. Driver side & passenger rear side will not lock & unlock all the time. Sometimes it works & most of the time they do not. It all started with the driver door. Why isn’t there a recall with this many complaints? I guess I will be dropping $600 to fix the driver door & just manually lock & unlock the passenger rear door.

  • Mark Jan 20, 2018

    I have a 2012 Highlander. Our symptoms are as follows: All doors will lock when you lock from drivers side panel. Replaced fob and was getting fob programmed when tech states that he is getting power but doors won’t lock or unlock from fob. Tech stated it might be something simple as replacing the fuse. replaced the fuse and still nothing seems to be working. Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

  • Bec Feb 22, 2018

    I have a 2015 Toyota Highlander that has been locking me out also .This is a 40,000 collar car !!! I have been back to Toyota So many times for this I am soooooo frustrated …I feel They should give me a new car for all my headaches. I spend so much time at the dealership with NO fix for this problem. Last week was from 9 tp 12 am ..Still NOT FIXED !!! NEED A NEW CAR !!!

  • ken Mar 30, 2018

    I’m at the dealer right now with the same problem. I noticed several problems arming and disarming. When I hit the button on the remote or use my hand to touch the door handle The alarm disarm and arms rapidly for about 6 times. I also notice that the passenger side door would not lock or unlock all the time. Just found out its the passenger door motor . its a good thing I brought an extended warranty. Without warranty 700 dollar Repair.

  • Jerry Apr 4, 2018

    I have a 2012 Highlander 51,000 miles. Left door lock started not to lock ever so often for about two weeks. Then stopped altogether.
    Toyota wants $600.00 to fix. After reading all to complaints there should be a recall.

  • Trey Apr 30, 2018

    Toyota Highlander 2012 80k miles same problems, right front driver door inop all other door work fine with fod. Pay to much for toyota to have these types of issue already, this should not be the customers issue they need to recall and get with manufacturers of these defective parts.

  • Jennifer May 2, 2018

    2015 Highlander Limited with same problems. The front passenger door actuator failed while it was still in the two year warranty. That was the first time Infound out this problem is common. No where in my pre buying research did this come up. I told them at the time I feared the others would go. The rear passenger door is now gone, too. I have read that you can use a RAV 4 actuator instead that is like $60 for the part vs the $250 for just the part for a Highlander. I’m going to take mine to a mechanic outside of Toyota of Greenville here. For a well over $40,000 car this is inexcusable. I have never in my 44 years had this problem with any other car. Based on this experience I would never by another Highlander and it’s doubtful I will buy a Toyota.

  • Jenzy May 19, 2018

    I have a 2013 Limited Highlander with 41k miles on it. Same story as first fellow except now that I have paid to have “diagnostics” performed on my vehicle, I have since been told 3 out of 4 door motors are simultaneously broken and will need to be replaced. The bill would be for $1,600. I asked the service rep if this happens often, and he replied, “well it is not common, but it is not uncommon either.” We both concurred, “design defect.”

    My previous Highlander had over 100k miles on it, and only one door every failed, and that did not happen until I had 80k miles on it. The newer car should’ve outperformed the older one, but clearly it has not.

    I intend to have a consultation with a large law firm with experience in class action law suits soon to see where to go from here.

  • Raleigh Jun 4, 2018

    I have a 2013 Highlander with $103,000 miles. I had to replace the front driver’s side actuator for $525 two weeks ago and I am now replacing the other three doors to the tune of $1,600. Has anyone sought legal counsel? I assume the complaints would have to go through arbitration.

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  • said Jul 11, 2018

    I have toyota highlander2013 both front door driver side and passenger side fail to luck and open with remote control and button i just wondering, what is the problem? toyota need to recall other wise this is a garbage i just bought last week this car, is anyone has asolution let me know thanks.

  • Shawna Swiney Jul 15, 2018

    We have a 2003 Camry, 2013 Camry and a 2016 Highlander and they all have lock issues, the same as stated above. So frustrating. My father in law has a Tundra and my sister in law has a Highlander and they both are having the same lock issues!

  • Shari Grossmann Aug 14, 2018

    I have a 2015 Toyota Highlander and was told all 4 door locks need replaced. Which they quoted me 2K! I found the part for around $45.00 each & someone to replace it for $78 each! Haven’t done it yet worried that it won’t be a permanent fix after what I’m reading. The dealer also told me the locks have been a big problem & should be recalled. Has anyone had any luck?

  • Joe Flaherty Aug 22, 2018

    I have a 2011 Highlander and this started happening about a month ago. This is total BS. I opened a consumer complaint with the Massachusetts Attorney General and referenced this thread.

  • Paul Hickman Sep 18, 2018

    Bummer…Thanks everyone for letting me know that the dealerships are clueless regarding this issue. Our 2010 Highlander has been great up until now…now all passenger doors will lock but will not unlock no matter what you push, only manually on doors. Even the rear door is acting up…when that goes it is basically all over for that car. What does the ten beep message even mean? If anyone figures this lock issue out please let everyone know. Paul

  • Sonnin Sep 25, 2018

    My 2011 Highlander was working fine, now the rear door open lights and chimes are on almost non-stop — it’s like having a marching band on my dashboard! Key fobs no longer work, they just shriek. From what I have read, dealers are useless and expensive for this issue. Is there a wire I can cut to just shut the blasted thing up? I miss being able to see my gas mileage, but the screen is always overtaken with changing warnings about my back door, which is closed.

  • Ty Yu Nov 27, 2018

    I have a 2012 Toyota Highlander that we bought new, 55K miles on it. The passenger front door lock quit working normally two weeks ago. I appreciate all the information everyone has provided, it was useful in helping to decide not to get it fixed. I would rather buy Christmas presents than pay for an actuator repair. I hope that Toyota will get enough pressure to do the right thing and issue a recall. This is just ridiculous…Shame on Toyota!!

  • Jennifer Zimmerli Jan 29, 2019

    2014 Highlander, all the bells and whistles, 70k miles. Drivers side went out. I complained last year that the remote wasn’t working right and they blamed it on my purse. Said something was pushing the button in the bag, or I was leaving my purse too close to the car in the house and the remote was constantly searching for the car and burning the battery out too fast. Also the USB port under the dash has burned out two phone power cables in the last two weeks. There’s definitely an electrical issue here.

  • Maria Romero Mar 1, 2019

    I have a 2010 Sequoia and am having issues with the door locks as well. Intermittent. Sometimes it beeps and flashes with the gun but the front passenger door won’t lock. Sometimes no beep or flash. Sometimes it won’t unlock and I have to use my key which caused all front windows and sunroof to open. Front passenger window came off it’s track when they opened upon using the key. It’s frustrating and looks like it’s happening to all Toyota makes and models. As much as I love the looks of the Sequoia and 5 runners I am considering trading in for a Tahoe or other reliable SUV.

  • JWeinert Mar 1, 2019

    2015 Highlander Limited intermittent door lock failures with FOB and master button on driver door. Had an 03 Camry with same, not as extensive, problem. I bought an adapter (jumper really)that went on the control module that would make all doors lock and unlock as a single group. Basically slaved the other three door actuators to the driver door signal. So every time I pushed the FOB all doors would lock or unlock. I never put it on, got rear ended and totaled before I could. Wondering if that’s the solution here… not bad actuators, bad signal from EC board??? Looking for either a solution like that or more reliable after market actuators that I can use to keep me from rolling this POS into a quarry!!!

    • jweinert Mar 1, 2019

      Found the write up for the bypass on eBay. going to reach out to the guy and see if he has one for my Highlander Granted not the exact same problem …. “I have discovered that alot of Toyota Camry’s of this Generation have a specific door lock
      problem that develops. This problem occurs when an internal part of the Car Computer/Fusebox under the drivers dash burns out. This results in all the doors locking, but ONLY the drivers door unlocking. You loose the Unlock function of the Passenger side door
      and both rear doors. If this is your specific problem, then Toyota’s Fix to this is to replace the Car Computer/Fusebox at a cost to you of $700-$900.
      What I am Selling is a bypass to the Car Computer/Fusebox. I have designed this Module to bypass the burnt out internal parts externally. There is no need to remove the Car Computer/Fusebox from the car. I include a detailed install guide that is COLOR CODED with PICTURES. The Bypass only requires 9 connections. I include all the needed connectors to make these connections.
      *With this Bypass Module installed, all doors will lock and unlock at once, you will loose “Driver Priority Unlock.” Drivers Priority Unlock is the feature on the keyless entry remote that allows you to unlock the drivers door with the first push of unlock. Then, unlock the other doors when you press the unlock on the remote a second time. After the install, one press of the unlock button on the keyless entry remote will unlock all 4 doors at once. The only way to retain “Drivers Priority Unlock” is to replace the Car computer/fusebox.

      • Scott Jul 12, 2019

        I am having the same issues where only the driver door unlocks while the other three do not and the car beeps ten time. I am interested in your bypass. please email me.

  • Thomas zeidieh Jun 6, 2019

    I do have a 2019 Toyota Highlander with only 500 miles on it and I have the same problem too and I’m paying $50,000 for this car so what you expect me to say??

  • Amy Oct 12, 2019

    I had the same problem as what has been posted by other Highlander Owners. I tracked the problem down to a new Phone charger that was plugged in to the 12v lighter socket. It was somehow interfering/interrupting the Keyless entry system. It also was causing the rear glass door error/open message to pop up on my car dash.
    When I removed the charger my keyless entry resumed working with out any problems.

  • Gordon Nov 22, 2019

    Our 2010 highlander has the same door issues as most which has been reprogrammed a couple of times which works for a while then doesn’t, I feel that it’s not a relay or door actuators as it works for a while aft er programming so maybe the ECU loses its program ?

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