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#5283 of 5315 toyota highlander 2008, chek engine, VSC, Traction Control lights ON
Jul 09, 2012 (4:38 am)
HI, first time on this forum! Went on vacation overseas for about a month, came back yesterday! Started my Toyota Highlander 2008 All Wheel Drive, to my horror the Check Engine, VSC and Trac Control Lights are all ON, and wont' turn off. I left the car in pretty normal condition, no one drives it in my absence, what could have gone wrong, this was a preowned car, and though I change oil etc regularly never changed transmission oil, would that be the reason?? But that could be engine related why are the VSC and Trac Control lights ON? I dont want to be taken for a ride by TOYOTA "DEALERS" who would charge outrageous amount for something that would be really simple to handle, kindly share your expertise, a quick response would be ideal Thanks !! Azi
#5284 of 5315 Re: toyota highlander 2008, chek engine, VSC, Traction Control lights ON [azi]
Jul 09, 2012 (5:46 am)
The VSC and Trac Control lights always come on when the CEL comes on. Don't know if that means they aren't working or not. I think WWEST may have explained it once. Or twice!
Many parts stores will lend you a code reader, which plugs in under the dash and has straightforward instructions. That will give you a code, and some readers will tell you what the code means. If you get only a code, you can look it up online to see what's up.
No way for us to diagnose it, but it isn't the transmission fluid.
#5285 of 5315 vibration
Aug 04, 2012 (8:35 am)
I have a 2003 toyota highlander that has a vibration when I start to decelerate and the air conditioner is on. When the air is off it doesn't happen
#5286 of 5315 Re: Changing Caliper [j06]
Aug 30, 2012 (9:57 am)
My dealer charged $1300 to change a pair of rear break caliper and pads for my 2006 Highlander V6, parts and labor, of course!
#5287 of 5315 Re: Changing Caliper [allen59]
Aug 31, 2012 (4:49 am)
I paid about $ 550 to have this work on my rear brakes, plus new rotors installed, at an independant repair shop on my 2006. I also just had the front brakes done again at the same place for about $375 (no new calipers).
This seems to be a real weakness on the Highlander.
#5288 of 5315 Re: Changing Caliper [bluenose2]
Aug 31, 2012 (4:58 am)
south carolina private garage that uses toyota oem parts
new oem pads all around,
2 new front rotors Japanese made but not oem
#5289 of 5315 toyota highlander 2008, airbag light blinking
Sep 08, 2012 (8:38 pm)
Hi, looks like my Toyota Highlander is error prone, its the second time in 2 months where for no reason known to me, yet another warning light went ON, that is, the Airbag warning light in the odometer!! It goes off every time I switch off the engine, but comes on, after a little while! Could any of the owners who have had a similar experience give me a quick inexpensive solution, please do not refer me to a dealer, as I have seen solutions as easy as sticking paper clip into the srs plug and after a series of turn on and off of the ignition, the light goes off! Saw it on the youtube, unfortunately it was for Honda and Acura cars only, wonder if there is a similar solution to my Highlander 2008, any one please share experience, thanks.. Azi
#5290 of 5315 Re: toyota highlander 2008, airbag light blinking [azi]
Sep 09, 2012 (4:47 am)
find a private mechanic who has a scanner.
#5291 of 5315 Sold it, bye, thanks.
Sep 10, 2012 (5:31 am)
Well, I've sold my 2001 Highlander.
Since this is the discussion in which I posted most frequently, thought I'd say goodbye here.
wwest, et al, thanks for all the info. I'll point the new owner here.
Hopefully some of my past posts will come in handy for others.
#5292 of 5315 Re: 2012 V6 Highlander Steering Clunk [highland6]
Sep 22, 2012 (9:04 pm)
Any one else having issues with their new Highlander's steering? Since the dealer replaced the intermediate shaft at 500 miles the steering clunk is much reduced. However the steering now has a slight high frequency vibration feel even on smooth road surfaces and at any speed. It is almost like their is not enough grease in the steering box to dampen the vibrations coming from the wheels. I do not want to waste more time at the dealer until I know exactly what is wrong with it. Now has 6K on the ODO.