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On the 3.9L V6, 5.2L V8 and 5.9L V8 the Oil leaks commonly from the valve cover gaskets, intake manifold gaskets (front and rear), timing cover gaskets, distributor O-ring, and the rear main seal area. Using fluorescent engine oil dye can be helpful in determining the source(s) of the oil leak.

The speedometer or odometer may not work intermittently due to damaged wires at the rear of the transmission.

If the engine will not crank when the key is turned to "Start," check for a loose connection on the starter solenoid before replacing the starter or battery cable.

The ignition key may become difficult to remove on models with a tilt steering wheel. Make sure the gear shift lever is in "Park" and sometimes placing the steering wheel in the lowest position helps with key removal. The shift interlock cable, that connects the shifter to the steering column, may need adjustment.
An improperly tensioned serpentine belt may cause a momentary loss of power steering assist when driving in heavy rain or through puddles.
Lubricating the flocked parts of the vertical window weatherstrips with Mopar Weatherstrip Lubricant can help with slow power windows or ease window cranking effort.
Lubricating the flocked parts of the vertical window weatherstrips with Mopar Weatherstrip Lubricant can help with slow power windows or ease window cranking effort.
When the trunk lid weatherstrip (seal) is worn, the lid may rattle, water may leak into the trunk, or dust may get into the trunk. After installing a new trunk lid (deck lid) weatherstrip, be sure to adjust the trunk slam bumpers so the power trunk latch opens the trunk on the first attempt.
The interior lights may stay on or flicker intermittently if the door jamb switches are out of adjustment. The switches may require replacement because they are self-adjusting.
The alarm may activate randomly when the doors, trunk, and hood are all closed. This may happen in windy conditions. Improper height adjustment of the hood can contribute to the problem. The repair involves adding a foam pad to the alarm switch area.
The plastic trim on the power seats can cause the seat switch to stick; new trim is available.
The plastic trim on the power seats can cause the seat switch to stick; new trim is available.
A safety recall was issued to address reinforcement of the support for the ABS hydraulic unit.
The was a recall on some models to inspect the front, lower ball joints and replace any that are damaged.
Toyota issued a recall on the brake master cylinder and will conduct any necessary repairs under warranty.
Toyota issued a recall on the brake master cylinder and will conduct any necessary repairs under the recall.
4WD Models
Noise from the transfer case could indicate excessive play in the transfer case. Dealers will replace or repair the unit under warranty if the vehicle is under 36,000 miles.
Wear on the rear axle shafts near the bearings can create excessive play and lead to gear oil leaking past the seals. Gear oil will leak onto the brake backing plate, brakes, and wheels.
A failure in the anti-lock brake system (ABS) causes the ABS pump to continuously run, which will eventually wear down the battery. An improved ABS relay is available to solve the problem.
Valve cover oil leaks are common on the 2.8L engines.
Use of incorrect oil in the rear differential on AWD models will cause a "chattering" sound and vibration on turns. Use only Honda-approved differential oil.
Chattering when cornering can occur when the limited slip differential fluid breaks down. Replacing the fluid will repair this issue.
On certain 2WD models the front hub can leak grease. Installing a new updated gasket from Honda will repair the leak.
On certain 2WD models the front hub can leak grease. Installing a new updated gasket from Honda will repair the leak.
A broken return spring on the rear glass hatch latch can cause the rear glass not to latch. Replacing the latch spring will repair this issue.
A broken return spring on the rear glass hatch latch can cause the rear glass not to latch. Replacing the latch spring will repair this issue.
On certain models the clutch pedal can creak due to the assist spring rubbing against itself. Replacing the clutch assist spring with an updated spring from Honda will stop the noise.
The clutch assist spring on some models can cause a creaking noise from the clutch pedal. A new clutch assist spring will be needed for the repair.
The fuel door may not open far enough to clear the body on some models. Installation of a special spring boot is needed for the repair.