Toyota Highlander Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Toyota Highlander
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Toyota Highlander ProblemsCheck Engine Light Due to Hose Off of Air Filter Housing
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.
A problematic center airbag sensor can cause the airbag malfunction light to illuminate.
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.
Toyota Highlander QuestionsPurge valve for a 4 cylinder car was placed in a 6 cylinder car. Will problems occur and if so, what problems will take happen? (2 answers)
Check engine light came on. Purge valve for a 4 cylinder car was ordered and placed inside a 6 cylinder car. Will problems occur or not since the wrong purge valve was installed?
have already had both catalytic converters replaced.
Toyota Highlander RecallsDriver's Door Power Window Switch Overheats And Melts
The driver's side power window master switch may lack enough proper lubricant to protect the sliding electrical contacts of the switch. This can cause a short circuit of the switch, leading to overheating and melting of the switch. Dealers will inspect the switches and apply lubricant to them if no abnormality is found. If a problem is found, the switch circuit board will be replaced. These inspections and repairs will be performed free of charge to resolve the concern.
The electric power steering system may fail, due to a manufacturing flaw its control unit. The dealership will replace the electric power steering electronic control unit free of charge to correct the problem.
Southeast Toyota is recalling certain vehicles because the seat heater element may become damaged as a result of compression of the seat cushion. The damaged element could short causing burning of the seat cushion, increasing the risk of personal injury. Dealers will disconnect seat heaters with copper strand elements and refund the purchase price of the seat heater accessory to correct this concern.