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#2861 of 2954 Re: 2009-2010 Toyota Highlander Radio Problems [swer82]
Dec 11, 2009 (3:18 pm)
I live in S. Calif. and only use the FM once in a while, but when I do, the reception seems just fine to me. Maybe some of the others can add something to this, but it is hard to imagine them admitting to a design flaw and then offer not fixes...have you tried another dealer?? Have you seen any other posts elsewhere to determine if this is really a problem for them? If it were a design flaw, I would think it would affect many users................
#2862 of 2954 Re: 2009-2010 Toyota Highlander Radio Problems [swer82]
Dec 13, 2009 (9:07 am)
Do you by chance mean the fade in and out, "picket fencing effect" as the result of multipath FM signals as you drive along...??
#2863 of 2954 Re: 2009-2010 Toyota Highlander Radio Problems [thardgrave]
Dec 13, 2009 (9:12 am)
I met the owner of a 2009 Highlander, Limited model and compared his vehicle to my 2010 Base model. The primary difference that was noted is in the 2009 Highlander the antenna is located in the rear window located next to the third seat,
not on the right front fender. From my discussion with him he acknowledged that his previous 2006 Highlander had the radio antenna on the right front fender and he did have reception problems. I believe that Toyota should acknowledge the flaw and offer to correct it.
#2864 of 2954 Re: 2009-2010 Toyota Highlander Radio Problems [swer82]
Dec 13, 2009 (9:16 am)
I'm pretty sure Toyota uses 2 FM antennas, "diversity reception", in order to help avoid the multipath problems. The secondary/minor antenna is the one in the window.
#2865 of 2954 Remote Engine Start
Dec 14, 2009 (8:26 pm)
I have 2008 Sport. I wonder if anyone has installed aftermarket remote engine start
and how well it works ? Also, how hard would it to be the install for DYI ?
#2866 of 2954 Highlander 2008 and snow
Dec 20, 2009 (8:21 am)
Hello out there,
I want to tell you that my highlander did a beautiful job in the biggest snow storm Roanoke, VA has seen in a long time. This is my first snow with the Highlander, and it went through the 16 inches of snow on the roadways without any problems ! I recently bought the new HT tires, and they are also great ! Very quiet, and go great through the snow. I feel at ease knowing this great SUV will get me through tough weather. I did not slide or spin at all, and the conditions were very bad as I picked up a friend from work at the worst possible time. To all of you thinking about a Highlander, I highly love this vehicle, and it will do a great job for you. Also, the HT tires are great...less noise, and went beautifully in the snow. I have a 2008 Highlander Limited. Love it...fun to drive....especially in the snow !
#2867 of 2954 Time to replace tires
Dec 21, 2009 (4:47 pm)
Except for the original tires on my 04 Highlander Limited (Goodyear), I have not had good luck with tires. The softer tires (Michelin) tend to let the car "roll" onto the outer edges and thus wear. I went back to as close to the original Goodyear tire as I could find on my last set and results have been better. Was considering the Goodyear Fortera Triple Tred but in one review, it mentioned that it was a softer tire like the Michelin. Anyone have experience with these tires on a Highlander?
#2868 of 2954 Re: 2009-2010 Toyota Highlander Radio Problems [wwest]
Dec 25, 2009 (4:03 pm)
The the radio actually losses the fm signal as i drive further away from the radio station. For the record I am within a 50-60 mile radious of the radio station.
#2869 of 2954 Re: 2009-2010 Toyota Highlander Radio Problems [wwest]
Dec 26, 2009 (3:01 pm)
No, the radio fm signal does not "fade in and out". The radio litterly loses the radio signal.
#2870 of 2954 Front Passenger Air Bag Information
Jan 11, 2010 (10:03 am)
Here is my question:
When my 85lb daughter sits in the front passenger seat the passenger airbag indicator sometimes says 'on' and other times says 'off''. When I questioned the Toyota Service Manager at my local dealer he told me that the air bag will come on when a total of 65lbs are placed in the seat.
Ok can anyone confirm that the airbag turns on at 65lbs?
What is the actual story of the passenger airbag?
2008 Highlander Limited with almost every bell and whistle.
Also how can I get in contact with the Toyota district rep?