2003 Toyota Highlander Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Toyota Highlander

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2003 Toyota Highlander
$
283
to $
448
2003 Toyota Highlander
$
140
to $
490
2003 Toyota Highlander
$
210
to $
735
2003 Toyota Highlander
$
664
to $
1,214
2003 Toyota Highlander
$
334
to $
603

2003 Toyota Highlander Problems

Check Engine Light Due to Failed EVAP Purge Control Valve

Intermittent failure of a purge control valve in the evaporative emission system can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate. A failed valve should be replaced to correct this problem.

Check Engine Light Due to Failed Oxygen Sensor

The Check Engine Light may illuminate because a component of the oxygen sensor stops working. As a result the engine computer is unable to determine the proper ratio of air to fuel for the engine. Replacing the failed oxygen sensor should correct this concern.

Misfire and/or Check Engine Light Due to Failed Ignition Coil

On higher mileage vehicles, an engine misfire may develop and/or the Check Engine Light may illuminate due to a failed ignition coil. It is not uncommon to replace all the coils when the first one fails in order to prevent return trips to the repair shop.

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2003 Toyota Highlander Questions

Front right brake makes a ratcheting noise when you are just about stopped. (1 answer)

Rotors have been changed, not the problem. Brakes are fine, tires are good.
Car stops well, does not pull to the right.
Acts like ABS has a dry cylinder.

All O2 sensors were changed but check engine light is still present (2 answers)

I changed all of the o2 sensors on Highlander but check engine light is still present. b1s1 which was the first changed. B1s2 was third changed and no code showning now. But b1s1 Appears again. No hoses are off and has been reset several times by battery as well this code device and after a few s...

Drivers side break lights won't work. Bulbs have been replaced. (1 answer)

Changed out all bulbs still can't get the drivers side break light to come on.

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2003 Toyota Highlander Recalls

Recall 04V181000
CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES HAVE A CHILD PROTECTION LOCK (CPL) SYSTEM ON BOTH OF THE REAR SIDE DOORS. WHEN AN OPERATOR OF THE VEHICLE CLOSES THE DOOR VERY HARD WITH THE CPL LEVER SET TO THE LOCK POSITION, THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT THE LEVER MAY CONTACT THE BODY PANEL, CAUSING THE CPL LEVER ...
Toyota Recalls 2003 Trucks Due to Improper Lug Nuts for Spare Tires

Toyota has recalled certain 2003 4Runner and Highlander trucks because the lug nuts used for upgraded alloy wheels are not suitable for the spare tire and wheel. If the existing lugs are used, the spare tire may loosen and come off. Dealers will provide owners with newly designed lug nuts, a warning label for the spare wheel, and an owner's manual addendum.

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2003 Toyota Highlander Reviews

Sweet ride, reliable. Handles well, regardless of weather. Only has 56,000 miles on it but it looks and acts nearly brand new!

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