2005 Toyota Highlander Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Toyota Highlander

A problematic center airbag sensor can cause the airbag malfunction light to illuminate.

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.

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Battery light on dash came on and remained on. Battery had to be replaced; light still on. Alternator was replaced; light on. Toyota said that was the wrong alternator; replaced it with correct alternator. Light still on. Both battery and alternator check out ok. Any idea why the light is sti...

My previous post was for the wrong year. I have a leak at front differential. One mechanic said the engine needs to be raised to repair it. What may be the cost of such a repair?

I went on youtube to see if I could repair it myself but it shows a 3 knob panel. I have a 2 knob panel and it is all different and I have no idea as what to do . Can you help??????

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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.

The floor carpet cover may interfere with the accelerator pedal if its forward retention clip is not installed properly. As a result, the throttle can become stuck in a partially open position, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the carpet cover with a newly designed one. No owner notification schedule has been provided at this time.

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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Bought new in 2005. Have 132,000 mi and other than servicing , one battery (small one) and one headlamp.... not a bit of trouble. Even haul the boat with it. Its dependable, safe and stylish.

Bought in Feb 2005 now have 234,789 miles on it. Still looks and drives like new. Should not be rated for 7 passengers not enough. room

60k on the car now, was new in June 2005. Looks and runs like new.

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