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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

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2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Problems

Engine -- Verified

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.

2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., April 21, 2011

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One or both sensors designed to detect vehicle roll angle may fail, resulting in illumination of the airbag waring light and suspension of the roll detection system. If both sensors were to fail under certain conditions, the curtain shield airbag and seat belt pretensioner could be inadvertently activated. Inadvertent activation of airbag components can result in injury to vehicle occupants. Dealers will replace the airbag sensor assembly with a new one containing improved roll rate sensors. This recall is scheduled to begin during May 2011.

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Body, Interior & Misc., May 27, 2010

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These vehicle were sold without the required load carrying captivity modification label. Dealers will mail the corrected label to vehicle owners. Owners have the option of requesting that the dealer install the label. This recall is expected to begin on May 27, 2010.

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Body, Interior & Misc., September 18, 2009

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The load carrying capacity modification label may be missing from the vehicle. This information provides maximum load carrying weights as well as information about required tires and wheels. If not present, an inappropriate load may be carried in the vehicle, increasing a safety risk. Toyota has supplied customers with a new label to affix to the vehicle. This recall began on August 18, 2009.

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Body, Interior & Misc., December 18, 2008

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Seat belts for non-driver seating positions have a feature for child seats where they will switch to an automatic locking retractor (ALR) when the belt is pulled all the way out. It will not switch back to emergency locking retractor (ELR) until the belt has been fully retracted. On two of the third row seating positions, the seat belt will switch back to an ELR mode before the belt webbing is fully retracted, which could affect the stability of a child restraint and increase the risk of personal injury. Dealers will install a newly designed seat belt component free of charge. The recall began December 18, 2008. The Toyota recall number is 80D.

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Exhaust & Emissions, May 4, 2009

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Toyota is recalling stainless steel exhaust tips sold as accessories on 2008 Highlander and Highlander Hybrid models because they may develop cracks. These cracks may cause the clamp used to secure the tip to the exhaust pipe to break, fall off, and become a road hazard. Toyota will replace the clamps free of charge.

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2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Questions and Answers

biff, 2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, 3.3L V6, Houston, TX

I currently have 19 inch rims and tires - can the 19 inch rims be replaced with 17 inch rims and tires?

RobA, 2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, 3.3L V6, Deerfield, MA

The battery went dead on our 2008 Highlander Hybrid, which we bought less than 3 months ago from a dealer. car is driven on a regular daily basis, and we live in southern New England, so not cold ...

Patrick J Mulhern, 2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, 3.3L V6, Springfield, PA

What is the cost for 25000 mile maintenance service for 2008 Highlander Hybrid?

tomwhite1, 2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, 3.3L V6, Seattle, WA

What are the maintenance issues for the electric (Hybrid) motor and its battery? What are estimated costs?

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2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Reviews

I love the way it handles and I get really good gas millage for an SUV (28-30MPG) . My only complaint is that the battery is not very strong. I can barely run the radio and charge my phone before it dies and needs charging. Besides that, overall it is a great vehicle.

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