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You are in the Toyota Highlander
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Toyota Highlander, SUV
#4016 of 5330 drivers without any problems.
Apr 12, 2007 (5:16 pm)
I can understand your concern, because of some of what is posted here. As I mentioned before our 2005 has run flawlessly for over two years and 30K miles now. Our newest addition of the 2007 has also been perfect so far. And, I know and have talked to a lot of owners who have told me theirs have run the same as mine. This issue has interested me and I have made a point of chatting with any owner I can. So far, I have not met a single person in real life who has reported any problems like this at all. So, while there are some people here reporting the issue, it would indeed seem that Toyota's statement of "would not have any formal indication of this being a commonly reported concern" very true.
I am a very happy customer who would proudly recommend the Highlander to anyone I know.
Talk to as many real people as you can and I expect you will hear that most everyone who owns one feels the same as me.
#4017 of 5330 drivers without any problems.
Apr 13, 2007 (6:16 am)
billran -I could not disagree with you more. Your cars are still under warranty and so the issues that you are going to have to deal with have yet to come. A lot of the issues being discussed here are not considered "safety issues" and there fore there is no motivation for Toyota to acknowledge those issues. Once you are out of your warranty coverage and you do encounter the issues which we are discussing, I will be interested in knowing how you feel. Your are lucky until then. I loved my Highlander until then also.
Apr 13, 2007 (9:08 am)
I was wondering if any one knew if how many miles the catalytic converter is warrantied for? My mechaninic was told by a toyota mechanic that it was 100,000mi, then when I called a dealer to have it replaced they said it was not under warranty??? Thanks for any info you can pass on.
#4021 of 5330 Re: Okay [shelley3300]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Apr 13, 2007 (10:19 am)
" There are three specified major emission control components,
covered for the first 8 years or 80,000 miles of vehicle use on 1995
and newer vehicles:
* Catalytic converters.
* The electronic emissions control unit or computer (ECU).
* The onboard emissions diagnostic device or computer (OBD)."
EPA Environmental Fact Sheet
This link dates back to 1996 so if someone has more current info, please speak up.
And some dealers may try to avoid the warranty by claiming abuse, like driving around with the check engine light on for weeks or failure to follow the required maintenance schedule.
#4022 of 5330 Re: Okay [shelley3300]
Apr 13, 2007 (11:09 am)
Something I might add... Most dealers are leary to accept the diagnosis from an independant mechanic of a failed part. They would need to test the vehicle themselves, perhaps at cost to the vehicle owner, before confirming that it is in need of replacement, and in fact covered under warranty.
#4023 of 5330 Re: Highlander transmission problems (software) [ottobooster]
Apr 13, 2007 (12:40 pm)
In January '06 I bought my HL and the get go the transmission did most everything posted here. In March the dealer said that there was nothing wrong,in November, with 9,500 miles on the vehicle, they replaced the transmission. The new tranny has some similar issues just not as extreme.As much as I want to be happy with it I am not.
The service writer has an HL and is not happy with it. He said they are waiting for an SB concerning the accelerator pedal,hesitation etc.,something about flashing it.
#4024 of 5330 Re: drivers without any problems. [billran]
Apr 19, 2007 (5:23 pm)
Just curious billran, but how many Toyota Highlander owners have you talked to? Do you park in a mall parking lot waiting for a Highlander to drive by than go after them to ask them how they like their vehicle? or at a gas station? Or does everybody on your street and where you work own one? And as for Toyota"s statement "would not have any formal indication of this being a commonly reported concern" All dealers of any make will tell you that "you are the first to report a problem or we have not heard of it before" ya right. And I know from experience being told the same. Take it in after the waranty runs out and they will gladly look at it and charge you for a fix even after you had it in for warranty work for the same problem, even if it isn't fixed they will take your money just for looking at it. So like I said just curious.
Glad to hear you are happy with your Highlander and good luck with them.
#4025 of 5330 Re: drivers without any problems. [nifty56]
Apr 19, 2007 (6:16 pm)
Amazing. Let me get this straight. You don't own a Highlander. Yet you feel compelled to come to the Highlander forum and launch bitter sarcastic attacks on other posters, and rant and rave in generalities about problems you have had with out of warranty service on other cars you have owned? What's up with that? Just curious.
That attitude won't help you much at the service desk either when you have a problem. That's a fact.