2005 Toyota Highlander Repair and Maintenance

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

2005 Toyota Highlander Problems

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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2005 Toyota Highlander Questions

this keeps happening,the light goes off by itself but comesback on within 2 weeks and goes off again,cant find a code when its put on the diagnostic machine

I turned head lights completely "off" to no avail. Interior lights worked. Automatic door locks/unlock would not work. A good Samaratin rescued me. After recharging by running motor for 20 minutes, no more problems yet. However, I am concerned about this happening again when there ...

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2005 Toyota Highlander Recalls

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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2005 Toyota Highlander Reviews

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 new in 2005 v6 AWD Toyota Highlander, now have 148,000 miles. Best vehicle i have ever owned, and i have owned a few nice vehicles before and during owning this vehicler. I have replaced regular stuff like tires, pads, rotors, wipers, battery... normal stuff. Other issues have been that something went on with hot/cold knob where it would not turn to cold. i now have a minor, but stil...

Six years old with about 90K. Very reliable and still drives like new. Had to change the battery, timing belt, and a few belts. Best vehicle ever purchased.

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