I have had issues with the paint chipping on all sides of my Highlander, including the rear, and that is when I went into the dealer to bring the issue to their attention. They took photos, and said that they have never heard of such a thing.
They then opened a file with the warranty department, and they said that they haven't had any other reports of paint issues with the 2010 Highlanders, and that there was no way of ruling out reckless driving on gravel roads. The dealership has told me that the paint issue will not affect me when I trade it in; it will be interesting to see what happens in 2 more years.
Very disappointed that a dealership with people I know and trust, tell me that there hasn't been other issues like this, and there are lots of other Toyota owners with painting chipping problems.
Otherwise, I think the vehicle is great.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 18th June, 2012