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#2863 of 2952 Re: 2009-2010 Toyota Highlander Radio Problems [thardgrave]
Dec 13, 2009 (10:12 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 2952 Re: 2009-2010 Toyota Highlander Radio Problems [swer82]
Dec 13, 2009 (10:16 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 2952 Remote Engine Start
Dec 14, 2009 (9:26 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 2952 Highlander 2008 and snow
Dec 20, 2009 (9:21 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 2952 Time to replace tires
Dec 21, 2009 (5:47 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 2952 Re: 2009-2010 Toyota Highlander Radio Problems [wwest]
Dec 25, 2009 (5:03 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 2952 Re: 2009-2010 Toyota Highlander Radio Problems [wwest]
Dec 26, 2009 (4:01 pm)
No, the radio fm signal does not "fade in and out". The radio litterly loses the radio signal.
#2870 of 2952 Front Passenger Air Bag Information
Jan 11, 2010 (11:03 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?
#2871 of 2952 Re: Front Passenger Air Bag Information [mtairyordge]
Jan 11, 2010 (11:35 am)
It's not immediately obvious to me...but why would you want your daughter sitting in the front seat anyway? How old is she?
The safest location for probably anyone, but especially for a child, is rear seat (2nd row for 3 row vehicles), middle position...which puts them farthest possible from any exterior point of the car in case of front, side or rear impact. Also reduces the risk of injury from airbags. Our son always rides in the 2nd row middle of our '09 HL unless we have other passengers or I have the seat split with half down, then the next best position is rear seat, behind the driver (in collision situations, most drivers natural instinct is to steer to keep themselves furthest from impact, resulting in impact on passenger side). Although we have 3 row seating, we rarely use and for the odd ocassion we do, i will opt for an adult to ride back there, even at the risk of comprimising comfort...
In Canada, it is recommended that children 12 and under ride in back. If my wife has her way, she'll have him riding in the back seat until he's 16 and driving! Seriously though, our son is 11, weighs about the same as your daughter and under no circumstance would I let him ride in the front seat of any vehicle at this age, height and weight. If necessary, (ie. cargo is occupied with "stuff", I would simply make other arrangements. But, that's just me...
Perhaps you have a need to put her in the front....I don't know. I would strongly recommend, if at all possible, you consider other alternatives so she can sit in 2nd row.
#2872 of 2952 Re: Front Passenger Air Bag Information [luck11]
Jan 14, 2010 (12:53 pm)
Not that I don't appreciate you mentioning it, but why do you find it necessary to lecture me on this or any other topic.
I would disagree with at least one thinng you said. The safest location for anyone is not in the 2nd row middle but not in a car at all. Since that is utterly impractical how about sticking to the topic which is the airbag system in the Toyota Highlander. If you don't have anything to add to that then don't add anything. That way I won't have to be annoyed at people like you that feel the need to interject where they are not wanted or needed.
But thanks anyway...