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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.
Oil leaks at the valve cover gaskets and cam plugs at the rear of the cylinder heads are common.
The engine is prone to lower engine bearing failure from running the engine at high revolutions. Lack of regular, frequent engine service is also a factor in the failure.
Oil or coolant may seep at the timing cover gasket; replace the gasket with a revised gasket.
There was a problem with porous cylinder head castings that allowed oil to leak into the coolant. The low oil pressure light would come on intermittently due to low oil level and excessive oil could be found in the coolant reservoir. A new cylinder head would be needed.
There was a problem with porous cylinder head castings that allowed oil to leak into the coolant. The low oil pressure light would come on intermittently due to low oil level and excessive oil could be found in the coolant reservoir. A new cylinder head would be needed.
Low oil pressure at idle or illumination of the oil pressure warning light may be caused by the oil pressure relief valve. If the oil level is good and the low pressure is verified with a gauge, the repair may involve disassembling and cleaning the relief valve.

A new overrunning alternator pulley often helps with drive belt squealing or fraying. Pulley alignment should also be inspected when the belt frays or squeals.

Inspect for pulley alignment if the drive belt is damaged on the inside edge. The crankshaft pulley may become loose on the crankshaft and should be inspected for fit.
If the vehicle has been parked for an extended period, and the transmission takes a few seconds to engage when shifting into gear from park, it may be caused by the torque converter draining back into the transmission. If the fluid level is correct, a "drainback relief valve" is available that installs in the oil cooler pressure line.

Oil seepage can occur at the speed sensor or speed sensor gear adapter (speedometer adapter). A redesigned speed sensor is available and the adapter may need to be replaced.

Internal leaks in the speed sensor or speed sensor gear adapter (speedometer adapter) are common. A revised speed sensor (white in color, old versions are black), used in production since November of 1993, solves the problem. If leaks develop between the sensor and the adapter or between the adapter and the transmission housing (transfer case if 4WD), a revised speedometer adapter is available.