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Toyota Highlander, SUV
#10102 of 10987 Re: Toyota Highlander HIGH oil consumption [nicdog]
Jun 27, 2005 (4:28 am)
Were you able to see the engine when they pulled the valve cover? You may want to take it to an independent mechanic and have them pull the valve cover and check for you again. If there are no obvious leaks and you are "losing" oil, it certainly sounds like sludge. A diagnosis of sludge means that Toyota must repair your engine for free if yours is a 98 - 2002 model year, so there may be some hesitancy to admit that is the problem.
#10103 of 10987 Re: Vibrations on the highway? [planojoe1]
Jun 27, 2005 (4:53 pm)
I am owner of 2002 Highlander V4 2WD. Currently having 37K mile and I am getting steering wheel vibration problem. Had such problem before , dealer did rotation ans etc but could not solve problem.
Then They found out wear and tear on side of tire was causing the problem.
does Highlander's tire wear at 37K only?
Is that the max life of tire on SUVs. Dealer said it because of Tire was not balanced properly.
New tires cost around 500$ min.
Is there any compain center ?
#10104 of 10987 Re: Vibrations on the highway? [np2002]
Jun 27, 2005 (8:58 pm)
My opinion is that 37k miles on a set of OEM tires (original equipment) is pretty good. What's to complain about?
#10105 of 10987 Re: Vibrations on the highway? [np2002]
Jun 28, 2005 (2:30 am)
We have 2001 V6 Limited with 35500 miles on it. The OEM tires are down to the wear indicators. Seems like a reasonable mileage to expect. We are not hard on the tires, mostly highway miles. I found I can get Firestone Destination LE's (rated pretty good by Tire Rack installed and out the door for $420 for 4 tires. Would check out why the tire is wearing on side...
#10106 of 10987 Emergency Flashers won't turn off?
Jul 01, 2005 (12:40 pm)
I have a 2005 Highlander Limited with abt 8000 miles on it; turned it on and suddenly the emergency lights/flashers came on; took it to the dealer and they had to pull the whole console apart and have ordered a huge electrical part ($$$); no it wasn't a simple fuse! it is all under warranty; they let me take it back with everything working incl. turn signals just no emergency flashers. since they pulled it apart it reset my presets, lost all my navigation memory; and now it looks like my navigation error points the opposite way (i can live with it)
just curious, happen to anyone else?
#10107 of 10987 Auto door locking on 2005 HL Limited?
Jul 02, 2005 (1:54 pm)
Folks, Has anyone out there had any success programming the HL body computer to lock the doors when shifting out of Park? I have this feature on my 2004 RX-330 and my wife had it on her 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee which she traded on the HL. The dealer is clueless and has been no help. I know other Toyota models have this feature. Thanks!
#10108 of 10987 Re: Auto door locking on 2005 HL Limited? [mvd1]
Jul 02, 2005 (4:24 pm)
I don't think the HL offers this feature. My 2004 won't do it.
#10109 of 10987 Re: RE TO option #10021 / 10022 [me8e]
Jul 07, 2005 (1:48 pm)
I know you emphatically declare to only "say this once," so at the risk of receiving the brunt of your wrath, I ask for clarification: On my '05 V6 with tow package (supposedly pre-wired for trailer lights), can I just go straight from the existing 4-pin plug into a flat 4-pin connector to accept the trailer wires (assuming I can make or buy an adapter)? In other words, do I even need to bother with the 10-pin plug and buy a converter if all I need are 4 wires for a utility trailer? This whole "pre-wired" thing sure is a mess.
Thanks for you help.
#10110 of 10987 RE: Auto door locking on 2005 HL Limited?
Jul 07, 2005 (2:13 pm)
My 2003 non limited is the same. I was told that in order to have the doors lock when shifting to drive or rev, you must have the engine imobilization option installed. This includes a different computer that has the auto door lock feature. My wifes 2002 Camry has this feature and the doors do lock automatically.
#10111 of 10987 Re: Auto door locking on 2005 HL Limited? [mvd1]
Jul 08, 2005 (4:09 am)
I purschased a 2005 HL limited on July 4. I asked the salesman the same question, he had no idea how to do it. I called Toyota coustemer services and was told that the instructions on how to activate the door locks is on page 146 of the owners manual. I have gotten my car yet so I couldn't try it. Hope this helps. Let me know if it works.