2008 Toyota Highlander Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Toyota Highlander

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2008 Toyota Highlander
$
1,669
to $
3,388
2008 Toyota Highlander
$
143
to $
300
2008 Toyota Highlander
$
339
to $
627
2008 Toyota Highlander
$
634
to $
1,395
2008 Toyota Highlander
$
287
to $
868

2008 Toyota Highlander Problems

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.

Compressor

Compressor went out on Dec 31, 2009 with about 149K on the vehicle. Dealer replaced the compressor and now it has gone out again with about 164K on the vehicle almost one year later. Was not driving in unusual conditions - just started squealing like a belt or something was loose. With the cost of the part and the labor, it was about $1,000 for the first repair. Am hopeful there is a warranty when I take it in tomorrow.

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2008 Toyota Highlander Questions

Check engine, vsc, traction lights all on...seems to be slipping..HELP! (1 answer)

Back story: I bought my 08 base model highlander at a reputable lot 7 months ago. I love this vehicle! Only 72,000 miles on it. Three days after I bought it, it wouldnt start one morning after pumping gas. Car lot towed it back and replaced the battery. Everything worked fine and had no notificat...

how do i repair the lights illuminator on my 2008 toyota highlander dashboard? (1 answer)

AC stops cooling when least expected. (1 answer)

Refrigerant is ok.
Compressor is working good.
Compressor fails to cool, and I think the problem could be electrical.
Controls are ok too.

Would appreciate any feedback thank you!

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2008 Toyota Highlander Recalls

Seat Heater Wiring Shorts And Causes Fire

For vehicles equipped with aftermarket accessory seat heaters, the seat heater elements may short circuit when the seat cushion is compressed, and result in a fire hazard. Dealers will disconnect the seat heaters and refund the purchase price of the seat heaters free of charge to resolve the concern,

Driver's Door Power Window Switch Overheats And Melts

The driver's side power window master switch may lack enough proper lubricant to protect the sliding electrical contacts of the switch. This can cause a short circuit of the switch, leading to overheating and melting of the switch. Dealers will inspect the switches and apply lubricant to them if no abnormality is found. If a problem is found, the switch circuit board will be replaced. These inspections and repairs will be performed free of charge to resolve the concern.

Seat Heater

Southeast Toyota is recalling certain vehicles because the seat heater element may become damaged as a result of compression of the seat cushion. The damaged element could short causing burning of the seat cushion, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will disconnect seat heaters with copper strand elements and refund the purchase price of the seat heater accessory to correct this concern.

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2008 Toyota Highlander Reviews

excelent vehicle
This is an outstanding vehicle in nearly every way. Has a powerful V6 engine capable of passing even on hills. HVAC, suspension, etc are all well done. There are only two complaints I have, both in design. One, the wiper on the tailgate window does not flip out -- this makes it difficult to clean the entire window. Second, there is such an air vortex across the rear end while driving that ...

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