2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

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2008 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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2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Questions

My ABS brake warning light and SRS airbag warning light came on and the car wont (1 answer)

Do I need to change my timing belt if the car is driving fine? (1 answer)

ABS light came on and then the VSC and then I lost all power assist on my brakes (1 answer)

The Hybrid Highlander has been maintained at the dealership and I have paid for everything they ask! Now they say its the ABS module but need a vacuum pump and none of this is covered under warranty? help please

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2008 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.

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.

The Master Window Switch May Overheat

Toyota and General Motors are recalling certain models because the power window master switch assembly in some of these vehicles was built using a less precise process for lubricating the internal components of the switch assembly. Irregularities in this lubrication process may cause the power window master switch assemblies to malfunction and overheat. This could result in the switch melting or possibly catching fire. Dealers will inspect and repair or replace the master window switch as necessary.

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2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Reviews

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.

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