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Toyota Highlander, SUV
#3807 of 5314 Re: I am sick to my stomach. New 2007 Highlander [garywi]
Nov 28, 2006 (6:06 pm)
I purchased my '06 Highlander Jan. 2006. I have been reading about the transmission issues for months and have been having many of the shifting/upshifting/hesitating problems as other members have. I gave my tranny time to "learn" how I drive,I think 11 months is long enough.I took it to the dealer today, they called me 2 1/2 hours later to tell me that I needed a new transmission!! They gave me some vague answer as to what was wrong with it.They just said it was slipping or something.
I am all freaked out about it so I asked all kinds of freaked out questions like:What does this do to the value of my vehicle? and the answer was that only me,the service writer and Toyota know I had a new transmission put in.Now that's an honest service writer. I asked if the tranny problem had any negative impact on my engine? No answer.I don't know if I should be up in arms about this or just shut up and hope the new tranny makes for a smoother ride.They said my new, not rebuilt tranny was coming from Jacksonville and would be installed Thursday.Any input would be appreciated.Thanks.
#3808 of 5314 Re: I am sick to my stomach. New 2007 Highlander [izzo233]
Nov 28, 2006 (6:48 pm)
My take on this for whatever it is worth is................you are one fortunate Highlander Driver to get a brand new transmission. Think positive your transmission is 11 months newer than your Highlander. And it didn't cost you a dime since it was still under warranty. Enjoy your new transmission and hopefully you two will live happily ever after.
#3809 of 5314 Re: I am sick to my stomach. New 2007 Highlander [izzo233]
Nov 28, 2006 (6:52 pm)
Wow, you really are worrying too much about this. If it were me, I'd be ecstatic, judging from how unhappy you were before. I seriously doubt a new tranny could have adversely affected the engine or will detract from the value at all.
My advice, be happy about it and hope the problems are fixed. If they aren't, then pursue a lemon law buy back case.
#3810 of 5314 check engine light on 2001 toyota highlander
Nov 29, 2006 (8:37 am)
my check engine light has just come on and before taking it in the dealership wanted to find out if anyone could help me out please.
"VSC Trac Off" is what's showing!!
anyone have any clue here?
#3811 of 5314 Re: check engine light on 2001 toyota highlander [suemedog]
Nov 29, 2006 (12:12 pm)
VSC/Trac off is a default when CEL is on. Nothing wrong with VSC/Trac system.
#3812 of 5314 Heat Module Replacement
Nov 30, 2006 (7:12 am)
Just found out my '01 Highlander needs the heating module replaced for almost $900. I had checked through some of the threads here and saw a few people have had this problem. Does anyone know if this is a problem with most of the 01's?
#3813 of 5314 Re: clock wrong - can't use auto [herzogtum71]
Nov 30, 2006 (8:31 am)
#3814 of 5314 Re: clock wrong - can't use auto [nomorebenz]
Nov 30, 2006 (8:41 am)
So you are saying that the NAV system picks up the time via GPS?
I have never heard of GPS downloading time. It could co-ordinate within a mapping system to know if you moved over a time zone, which is what the Auot setting is supposed to do, change the time when you drive over a time zone. The only way the car would know that is from the NAV CD, right? When I bring up he map in the NAV system, it shows the time zones properly.
You are saying that no matter where you live that when you are on daylight savings time you cannot use the Auto function since the NAV always select standard time?
The only way the car would know that is from the NAV CD, right? When I bring up he map in the NAV system, it shows the time zones properly.
#3815 of 5314 Re: noisy engine [garywi]
Nov 30, 2006 (1:39 pm)
Please keep us informed as to what they find when you bring you HL into the shop. I too notice a slight vibration in the RPM range you mention. It's slight but it's there. I thought that in 2004, they went to computer controlled motor mounts to improve smoothness.
#3816 of 5314 Re: clock wrong - can't use auto [desertfox1]
Nov 30, 2006 (1:40 pm)
What I'm saying is that, in Auto mode, the GPS/Nav computer picks up the standard time from the clocks on the satellites.
The Daylight savings switch is just a +/-1 hour switch that works independently of the Auto mode. For more on GPS clocks: