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2008 Toyota Highlander

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2008 Toyota Highlander 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 Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., May 27, 2010

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Southeast Toyota is recalling 2005–2011 models for failing to comply with federal safety standards on tire selection and rims. Affected models were sold without the proper load-carrying capacity modification labels, which may cause the driver to overload the vehicle, increasing the chance of a crash. Dealers will mail the correct labels to the customer or install the label free of charge.

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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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Body, Interior & Misc., March 30, 2010

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Toyota is recalling certain 2008-2010 Highlander, and 2009-2010 Corolla, Venza, and Matrix models because an unsecured or incompatible floor mat may cause the accelerator pedal to get stuck in the wide open position. This can cause high vehicle speeds and may make the vehicle difficult to stop, which can lead to a crash. Toyota will modify or replace the accelerators on the affected vehicles.

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2008 Toyota Highlander Questions and Answers

print58, 2008 Toyota Highlander, 3.5L V6, East Islip, NY

When driving at highway speeds and I or some sitting in the second row seats, opens their window even a few inches the vacuum it creats makes my ears hurt and I feel like my ear drums are about to ...

rollerman43, 2008 Toyota Highlander, 3.5L V6, Browns Mills, NJ

The defroster stopped getting hot just by starting the truck. It gets hot after about 5 mins. of driving but blows cold air when trying to defrost the windshield at first startup. Used to work, it ...

RTS123, 2008 Toyota Highlander, 3.5L V6, Cochran, GA

My wife backed into something and crached one of the reat taillights. How do you remove the entire assembly?

Falu, 2008 Toyota Highlander, 3.5L V6, Hollywood, FL

HI , WHEN AC IS ON FEEL COMPRESOR STARTING BUT NO AIR COMING OUT IN THE FRONT ON ANY SPEED, BUT IF TURN ON REAR
CONTROL WORKS FINE JUST THE REAR . COULD THIS BE A FUSE OR FAN BLOWER ?

mubiparip, 2008 Toyota Highlander, 3.5L V6, Far Rockaway, NY

Hi,
I was advised from Toyota dealership to replace all 6 injectors on my car. I had engine and VSC sensors on, and a rough driving before diagnosys.

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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 the entire rear end is easily covered with rain, snow or whatever you might be driving through. The car seriously needs some kind of air dam that would force the airflow downward. If the rear wiper quit working you would not be able to see out in even the slightest rain or snow.

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