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Toyota Highlander, SUV
#5284 of 5314 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 5314 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 5314 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 5314 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 5314 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 5314 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 5314 Re: toyota highlander 2008, airbag light blinking [azi]
Sep 09, 2012 (4:47 am)
find a private mechanic who has a scanner.
#5291 of 5314 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 5314 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.
#5293 of 5314 Re: 2012 V6 Highlander Steering Clunk [highland6]
Oct 13, 2012 (8:06 am)
We have had a similar problem since buying our 2012 Highlander Limited AWD in June. It now has 7K miles. The steering clunks about 1 out of 10 times and only when turning to the right. Been back to the dealer 3 times and they are unable to reproduce. It is driving my wife crazy! Her friend bought a 2WD Highlander 2 weeks later. It had the same issue except it clunked going both directions. Again, the dealer was unable to reproduce. She got so frustrated she took it back and got a Sienna. It may or may not be a safety issue, but Toyota has a real problem that they need to address. I know that we will not purchase another Toyota product unless we get some resolution on this one.