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You are in the Toyota Highlander
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Toyota Highlander, SUV
#2513 of 5314 More for Khorn
Mar 22, 2005 (6:41 am)
See if this link works for the Autonews article about the problem. If this doesn't work, go to the Autosafety site (link above) and if you go to their Toyota Oil Sludge page, you will find a link to it that should work. http://www.autonews.com/article.cms?articleId=38921
Unfortunately for you, it says that the Highlanders covered were built from November 2000 to July 2001; I think a later article came out that extended this into 2002, but it only covered the earlier months and probably doesn't cover those that were assigned the 2003 model year.
#2516 of 5314 Re: VSC malfunction/brakes locked [tab1reb2]
Mar 22, 2005 (9:20 pm)
Finally got our Highlander back today. They said that they replaced the VSC computer part in the steering column. I asked them if this one was going yo go out at 7,000 miles and they assured me that this new part is an upgraded version of the older part. Hopefully it won't happen again.
#2519 of 5314 Front wheel hub/bearing replacement
Mar 23, 2005 (6:27 am)
Re Message #2419 Update to warped rotors by nimrod99, and replies to it -
I just had a front hub/wheel bearing replaced by Toyota, under the driveline warranty. The symptom was I could hear it. I don't know how to describe what it sounds like, its just something I've learned over the years. Its like increased road noise over time. It wasn't to the point of feeling it through the steering wheel yet.
I was surprised the dealer agreed with me that there was a problem, and didn't argue about replacement under warranty.
#2520 of 5314 Window regulator/motor replacement
Mar 23, 2005 (6:31 am)
While I was at the dealer for post #2519, I also mentioned for the umpteenth time, that my driver's door window made unusual noises going up and down. They agreed, and wanted to charge me ~$500 to replace the regulator and motor (2001, 37000 miles). I pointed out that I'd mentioned it several times (documented) while the HL was under its full warranty, and they changed their mind and fixed it! The whole dealership has had a physical remodel, and I guess they changed their customer service attitude while they were at it.
Koons Arlington Toyota, Arlington, VA. I kinda recommend them.