Last post on Nov 07, 2013 at 7:33 AM
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Toyota Highlander, SUV
#5309 of 5330 Re: Driver Door Window Off Track [md4runnerman]
Apr 26, 2013 (5:01 am)
witha 2011, it may be covered by the 3 year b to b.
toyota camrys and highlanders have window problems. it is a known fact.
our 2002 hl, both rear window motors stopped working at the same time. used a aaa shop to make the repair. was expensive. however, in 125,000 miles and 11 years, those two windows were the only repairs EVER made!
we now have a venza, hopefully we have the same reliability. I will pay for window repairs anytime I haven't paid for any other repairs.
#5310 of 5330 Re: Driver Door Window Off Track [roadrunner70]
Apr 26, 2013 (8:01 am)
As it turns out I took it into the dealer this morning. They found that the R&R bolts on one side of the regulator had fallen out. They fixed it free under warranty! Pleasant surprise and I was only in there an hour.
#5311 of 5330 2012 Highlander thud noise
May 17, 2013 (1:09 pm)
I've 2012 highlander. When I brake and car comes to full stop, a thud noise comes from rear. I took it to dealer and they said its normal. The noise comes every time whether u brake slow or quick. The noise is as if someone is hitting your car from behind. The noise started coming with about 3000 miles on the car. I was bearing it but slowly its bothering me. I did not experience this in other SUVs my friends have. Has anyone experienced this on their highlanders.
#5312 of 5330 2012 highlander engine rattles and shakes with morning start
May 17, 2013 (1:15 pm)
I've 2012 highlander. With about 4500 miles and winter, when i start the car in the morning and change gear to rear or drive, the engine would rattle and the inside (dashboard, steering) would vibrate with noise. It would last for about a minute and they go away. Dealer said this is normal and should go away once weather starts to warm up. Now that temp is in 80's in the morning, I still have same behavior. Have anyone experienced this?
#5313 of 5330 Re: 2012 Highlander thud noise [ajit1979]
May 17, 2013 (3:12 pm)
Hi, I also have a 2012 Highlander. I don't have that problem with it, however for what it's worth I had the exact same problem with my old Jeep Cherokee. The problem was with ujoints locking up. I never fixed it. It went in for years and never got any worse. Good luck.
#5314 of 5330 Re: 2012 highlander engine rattles and shakes with morning start [ajit1979]
May 18, 2013 (4:41 am)
Regarding your two postings. The rear end thud and the engine rattle are not normal Highlander behavior. Do not let any service personnel try and convince you that it is normal. If your present dealer will not correct the issues, find another dealer that will.
#5315 of 5330 Re: serpentine belt [tjlamphere]
May 21, 2013 (10:28 pm)
It's standard procedure to replace the water pump when the timing belt is replaced for most interference engines. Toyota's I believe are interference engines. The water pump runs off the tiiming belt meaning if the water pump seizes then it will either cause the timing belt to skip or break. The timing belt can be brand new and a failed water pump can cause it to break. The result would be pistons crashing into valves and a new engine would be required. This is why dealers recommend changing the water pump at the same time as the timing belt.
Jul 06, 2013 (7:52 am)
so, I have an 05 highlander. I asked what should be done, have not really done much to this point, they say new water pump and belt, differential fluids, fuel throttle injector flush, spark plugs, cleaning of brakes due to gravel, transmission fluids, etc. total of $2300. Question is, should do it all and hope for another 100K. I've checked and everything seems reasonable, ie the pump and belt kit 800 or 900. Im guessing labor is whats making the total high. I am really hating putting so much into it, but if it gets another 8 years then its worth it. $2300 would be like
4-5 months of a new highlander payment. I'm I thinking clearly, just get all the stuff done at once?
#5317 of 5330 Re: prev mx [takthekak]
Jul 06, 2013 (8:13 am)
$2300 does not seem that bad. I am with you as I like to get things done at once because my time is money. I have an 01 Highlander with 88,000 miles. I've replace brakes at about 45k,oxygen sensors at around 80k. I also replaced the timing belt and water pump when I replaced my oxygen sensors. Not because they needed it but it seemed like a good time to do it. I looked at the water pump it was removed and it looked brand new. So, I doubt if I needed to do this. I've had no issues since this work and hope to keep it for another 8 years.