Toyota Highlander Hybrid Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Toyota Highlander Hybrid

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Toyota Highlander Hybrid Problems

Check 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.

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Toyota Highlander Hybrid Questions

Why does the battery and the fan show by the mph and the battery looks like it's getting low really fast what is that? (1 answer)

I just got this car a few days ago it just happened mileage is @ 86,606

Any ideas on programming my home-link buttons? The lights are blinking, the power is on, I have pushed the learn button! (1 answer)

I have recently purchased a used 2010 Toyota Highlander Limited Hybrid & cannot get any of the controls to program to my rolling code Liftmaster garage door opener. It has not been a problem on 2013 Lexus RX350 or the 2006 RX400h I had previously; I have

Heat is intermittent - can I access the control board by removing the touchscreen and stereo unit? (1 answer)

There are lots of postings about this issue but they show a control unit with knobs and my HiHy has a touchscreen controller, not knobs

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Toyota Highlander Hybrid Recalls

Driver'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.

Passenger Front Seat Belt Does Not Fully Restrain Adult In An Accident

The passenger front seat belt may only restrain passengers up to approximately 110 pounds due to a software issue that limits restraint force. Dealers will install a software update in the air bag electronic control unit free of charge to resolve the concern.

Various Concerns With the Hybrid Drive System

Two of the main control modules for the hybrid drive system are the Inverter Module and the Intelligent Power Module (IPM), which is located inside the Invertor Module. The IPM can operate at temperatures high enough to damage its electrical solder connections. Damaged solder joints can result in illumination of warning lights, various drivability concerns, and possible stalling of the hybrid drive system. Dealers will replace the IPM on affected vehicles to correct this concern.

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Toyota Highlander Hybrid Reviews

This vehicle is my first Toyota . It functions as advertised but it really doesn't have that technology leap that I expected buying a "hybrid". its has obtained an average overall MPG of approx. 21.4. The hybrid system performs better in warmer weather (a function of the battery electrolyte reaction) than cold. Its run as an electric vehicle (EV) for less than a mile at speeds less than 15 mph...
I love the way it handles and I get really good gas millage for an SUV (28-30MPG) . My only complaint is that the battery is not very strong. I can barely run the radio and charge my phone before it dies and needs charging. Besides that, overall it is a great vehicle.
I am very satisfied with this vehicle. The gas mileage for highway and city is 3-4 miles less than the factory estimate. For a mid sized crossover SUV this car performs very well.

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