2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
- Any labor saving by replacing the thermostat at the same time as the water pump?
- my 2006 toyota highlander hybrid has a cracked engine torque mount.
- my highlander wont shift into reverse or drive the ready light wont come on and
- how do you replace bulb on 3rd brake light?
- We were looking at the rear light system to put a quick connect trailer lighting
2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Problems
When changing the air filter, it is easy to knock off a hose on the air filter housing, which is part of the emission control system. If the vehicle is driven with this hose disconnected, the Check Engine Light will illuminate.
2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Questions
The water pump needs replacement, and you recommend replacing the thermostat at the same time.
how much is the part and how much should it cost to replace it?
2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Recalls
Two of the main control modules for the hybrid drive system are the Inverter Module and the Intelligent Power Module (IPM), which is located inside the Invertor Module. The IPM can operate at temperatures high enough to damage its electrical solder connections. Damaged solder joints can result in illumination of warning lights, various drivability concerns, and possible stalling of the hybrid drive system. Dealers will replace the IPM on affected vehicles to correct this concern.
The amount of adhesive applied between the inner and outer parts of the crankshaft pulley may be inadequate. If this is the case, the outer ring may become misaligned and/or not properly rotate with the inner ring, causing an abnormal noise and/or illumination of the Check Engine Light. In some cases, the power steering belt could come off resulting in a loss of power steering assist, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the crankshaft pulley and replace it if necessary.
A module inside the hybrid drive inverter module may contain inadequately soldered transistors. These solder joints could fail under high electrical loads, resulting in illumination of various dashboard warning lights, drivability concerns, and/or engine stalling. If the vehicle were to stop unexpectedly, this would increase the risk of a crash. Owners will be notified in July 2011 if their vehicle is involved in this recall. They will received a second notice when parts become available. Dealers will inspect the hybrid inverter module production number to determine if the inverter contains the suspect transistors. They will replace any affected modules.