2013 Toyota Highlander Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2013 Toyota Highlander
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2013 Toyota Highlander ProblemsMassive Oil Leak and Loss of Oil Pressure
The VVT-i oil line is known to burst. This is a very large leak which covers the ground, engine, and undercarriage.
If the oil line ruptures while driving, the low engine oil message and engine oil pressure warnings will illuminate. Continued use after these warnings will result in complete engine failure due to oil starvation.
The line is known to be defective, and a revised part has been issued by Toyota, however, this revised part is known for the same issue.
To repair the issue, the line must be replaced, and the engine bay and undercarriage must be cleaned thoroughly.
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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2013 Toyota Highlander RecallsSecond Row Left Hand Seat Does Not Always Lock In Place Securely
When positioned in the forward front or second position, the left hand second row seat may not lock into place securely. Dealers will modify the second row left hand seat so that it will lock into the seat track free of charge to resolve the problem.
Vehicles have a tire size/weight rating label to inform owners of the carrying capacity of their vehicle. These models are being recalled because the incorrect vehicle weight rating is shown on the information label. This could result in vehicle and tire overloading, increasing the risk of tire failure. Owners will be provided an updated vehicle weight label to correct this concern.
Vehicles that have had accessories added to the seats such as seat heaters, seat covers or DVD headrests may not have the occupant sensor system of the passenger seat calibrated properly. This can affect passenger air bag operation in a crash. Dealers will test the sensitivity of the occupant detection sensors and recalibrate them as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.