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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

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2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Problems

Engine -- Verified

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.

2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., May 27, 2010

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These vehicle were sold without the required load carrying captivity modification label. Dealers will mail the corrected label to vehicle owners. Owners have the option of requesting that the dealer install the label. This recall is expected to begin on May 27, 2010.

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Body, Interior & Misc., September 18, 2009

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The load carrying capacity modification label may be missing from the vehicle. This information provides maximum load carrying weights as well as information about required tires and wheels. If not present, an inappropriate load may be carried in the vehicle, increasing a safety risk. Toyota has supplied customers with a new label to affix to the vehicle. This recall began on August 18, 2009.

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Body, Interior & Misc., March 30, 2010

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Toyota is recalling certain 2008-2010 Highlander, and 2009-2010 Corolla, Venza, and Matrix models because an unsecured or incompatible floor mat may cause the accelerator pedal to get stuck in the wide open position. This can cause high vehicle speeds and may make the vehicle difficult to stop, which can lead to a crash. Toyota will modify or replace the accelerators on the affected vehicles.

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Drive Train, September 4, 2013

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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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2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Questions and Answers

Crosian, 2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, 3.3L V6, Salem, OR

The Tire Pressure Warning is sitting on my center console screen, the warning lights are on. I checked my tire pressure and they are ok. I want to turn off the warning but it wants me to go to the ...

WSBooth4, 2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, 3.3L V6, Parker, CO

The dashboard tire pressure indicator has 5 pressures listed, but I cannot find which one is associated with which tire. For example, is the first indicator the front left? The second indicator th...

Stumar, 2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, 3.3L V6, Flagstaff, AZ

The overhead console components have been slowly failing one at a time: first the door lights, then the overhead light switch, now the garage opener. Any ideas what is happening? (Not a fuse issue)

Toyota-HayesTech, 2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, 3.3L V6, East Orange, NJ

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2009 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 in traffic congestion but battery depletes an it take time to regenerate sufficient energy levels to drive in EV mode again. The EV mode is more of a novelty than really functional. The suggested EPA MPG rating is optimistic at best. Overall impression so far is that its a bit pricey ($45000) and has never really measures up to hybrid standards. Its a stop gap "hybrid" that falls short of real world green expectations.

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