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#4251 of 5330 2004 Highlander water corrosion?
Feb 08, 2008 (12:52 pm)
I have a 2004 Toyota Highlander AWD. At 44,000 miles I had some kind of electrical problem where the tire gauge light and SRL light came on, and I could not use the automatic door lock switch. I took it to the dealership and there was some kind of short in the wires. After much debate they fixed the problem. I had the extended warranty, and there was no charge. I am now at 50,000 miles and the problem is back. The service department is telling me that water is getting in at a junction box on the left panel and there is evidence of corrosion.They keep asking me if the car was in a flood or accident. I assured them it was not. They were able to connect and reconnect the wires and eliminate the problem for now. They also applied a sealer. They told me if it happens again they would replace the junction box under warranty. Does anyone else have this problem? Any comments ?
#4252 of 5330 Re: 2004 Highlander water corrosion? [ohmygosh]
Feb 12, 2008 (4:52 pm)
They asked YOU if the car was in a flood?! That's a hot one! Well, anyway they repaired it. I can't understand how you'd get corrosion, but still the gaskets aren't all that great on the windows and such. No electrical stuff here, but then how many colors is my car? Or better still, how many cars is my car??
#4253 of 5330 Re: Poor City Mileage [robsfhl]
Feb 16, 2008 (5:20 pm)
I have a 08 HL Limited 4WD with only 200 miles on it so far. I have been getting 14-15 MPG as well. I am hoping that the mileage will go up as well. I got rid of a gorgeous Lexus GX 470 that guzzled gas, but this vehicle doesn't seen to do that much better so far.
#4254 of 5330 Re: Poor City Mileage [kittycat2]
Feb 16, 2008 (7:16 pm)
Could be number of reasons: winter blend of gas, too few miles on the car, driving in stop and go city traffic... Try to be easy on the gas pedal, no jack rabbit starts and abrupt stops.
#4255 of 5330 Re: Poor City Mileage [kittycat2]
Feb 18, 2008 (10:43 am)
Your engine still has to break in. Expect 18-20 city. 20-23 highway.
Thats what my 2002 Limited with the 6 cylinder gets.
#4256 of 5330 Re: Poor City Mileage [kittycat2]
Feb 19, 2008 (5:55 am)
My 08 Limited 4wd has close to 600 miles, and is getting around 17 MPG in city driving, with start and stop alot. I am pleased as it is up in MPG from last month, so yours should improve as well. As in another post, go easy on the gas pedal, with no abrupt stops. After the break in period, it should do better.
#4257 of 5330 Electrical Problem - 2002 Highlander
Feb 25, 2008 (11:16 am)
My problem started with the right rear window going down on it's own. Took it to the local dealership and they told me it was a Master Control Relay and ordered a new one ($600). Installed the new relay, problem was resolve for one week and the window started going down on its own. I found out that if I kept the windows locked this would not occur. Took it back to the dealership and they replaced the relay.
Fixed the problem for about a month. Now the flashers will activate on their own and the remote lock will not work. Removed the flasher fuse, stopped the flasher and remote lock will work. Put the fuse back in and after about 10 minutes the flashers activate on their own and remote lock will not work.
Anyone else ever have this problem?
#4258 of 5330 Highlander Timing Belt
Mar 01, 2008 (8:13 am)
03 Highlander V6 what would be a reasonable price for changing the belt parts and labor? Any help would be appreciated
#4259 of 5330 I just bought an 04 Highlander Limited V6, great car!
Mar 07, 2008 (4:30 pm)
I bought an 04 Highlander Limited V6 on Feb 09 2008, and it's a great car so far! I got a great deal, partly because it had a lot of highway miles on it (101,020 miles), and the timing belt has not been changed yet. No problem on the timing belt, a bought a belt for $30 and I can put it in myself. The carfax reported 2 previous owners, no wrecks, and no issues. The car is very neat and clean, it has new tires, mag wheels, loaded, and everything works. There were a few minor scratches on the bumper covers that I touched up with some touch up paint, looks great now. I negotiated a great deal, only $11,367.92 plus $732.08 tax plus $200.00 tag and transfer fee, for a total of only $12,300.00 out the door!
My gas milage seems to run about 18-19 around town.
The five speed automatic transmission shifts perfectly all the time. I had been concerned about that because there were messeges in the past where owners stated that there were some problems or issues with the shifting, but mine seems to have "learned" perfectly well how and when to shift.
I am supposing that when I change the timing belt, I should also change the water pump. The Dealer wants $130.52 for a new water pump, and Discount Auto Parts wants $66.00 for a new water pump. I am wondering if is ok to buy the cheaper water pump or do I need to buy the Dealer water pump? Has anyone here had any experience on this issue?
E.D. in Sunny Florida
#4260 of 5330 Re: I just bought an 04 Highlander Limited V6, great car! [electricdesign]
Mar 07, 2008 (9:32 pm)
Methinks for $30 you bought a replacement serpentine belt, not an actual timing belt.