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2005 Toyota Highlander Recalls

RepairPal provides easy-to-read analysis of 6 official 2005 Toyota Highlander recalls. Find out if your 2005 Toyota Highlander needs service due to a recalled defect and learn how to fix it.

RepairPal Expert Overview on June 2, 2016

For vehicles equipped with aftermarket accessory seat heaters, the seat heater elements in the front seats may short circuit if they are damaged by the seat cushion being compressed over time. This could result in a fire hazard.

Recalls on your Toyota must be performed by a Toyota dealership. Toyota will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in July, 2016. If you do receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Toyota dealerships. They will also check for any other uncompleted recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on November 9, 2011

A problem may develop with the crankshaft pulley. This could result in an abnormal noise, illumination of the Check Engine Light, and/or loss of power steering assist.

Toyota will notify owners of affected vehicles beginning in January 2012. If you are experiencing an abnormal engine noise, illumination of the Check Engine Light, and/or loss or power steering, or you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It's helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on February 24, 2011

The floor carpet cover may interfere with the accelerator pedal, causing the throttle to become stuck in a partially open position. A stuck accelerator can result in unintended vehicle speed, increasing the risk of a crash.

We at RepairPal have designated this a high priority recall; the accelerator pedal could stick without warning. Please contact your local dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on October 21, 2010

The performance of the braking system may deteriorate over time due to a brake fluid leak into the brake booster.

Lexus and Toyota notified owners of affected vehicles starting in November 2010. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them.

RepairPal Expert Overview on May 27, 2010

The load carrying capacity modification label may be missing.

This could be considered a medium priority recall; this would change to high if your vehicle is subject to carrying heavy loads. Please contact your Toyota dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

Summary on July 24, 2006