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Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Hybrid Cars, SUV
#3307 of 4026 Re: recall 
Aug 31, 2006 (3:30 pm)
When I called to schedule the appointment, the service tech said they could tell from your vin number if you were part of the recall - the later the model, the less likely to be part of it. When I told him I had received notice of the recall from Toyota, he said "never mind, when do you want to come in?". When I asked he said if you got a notice, you need to bring it in and if you don't, I assumed you aren't part of it. There was a recall on my prior car (an Acura) and neighbors had the same transmission in their Honda van and both of us got notified pretty much at the same time of a transmission problem on recall. Bought from different dealers at different times.
I bought my HH in June of 2005 and not sure when it was built but when it I got it it had been on the dealer's lot only 2 days and still hadn't been prepared for sale. They sort of rushed to get it ready for me so I could drive it 500 miles to home and later we found a few odds and ends still wrapped in plastic and stuff like that.
I have the distinct impression that it was earlier model Highlanders (not hybrids) and some of the early 2006 models that were part of this recall. I'm assuming if they don't notify you, you don't need to worry about it. The tech guy did say they can tell from your vin number (if you have taken it in to them for service) whether or not you are part of this particular floor clip recall.
#3308 of 4026 Re: Pinstripes [desertfox1]
Sep 02, 2006 (10:16 am)
I just posted 3 pics with pinstripe on
#3309 of 4026 Re: Pinstripes [terryp2]
Sep 02, 2006 (10:26 am)
While looking at my pics; click "download original" for a larger more detailed look.
#3310 of 4026 Clicking noise when coming to a stop
Sep 10, 2006 (8:21 pm)
I have a Highlander Hybrid 4WD-i that is now 15 months old and has about 17K miles. Often times when coming to a stop I hear a rather loud click. It seems to be coming from under the vehicle toward the front. I do not recall hearing this when new but recently I am hearing the click more often and more pronounced. Is this a common noise or should I have it checked out by my dealer?
#3311 of 4026 Re: Clicking noise when coming to a stop [nsxwes]
Sep 11, 2006 (8:53 am)
Ours is about 9 months old and 17K. There is no loud click at anytime. You should have it checked out. Please come back and update us.
#3312 of 4026 Re: Clicking noise when coming to a stop [nsxwes]
Sep 11, 2006 (9:41 am)
Louder and more often is not good. It is prudent to check and track down cause of that noise. We are at 17K+ miles as well, have not heard this click but will start paying attention.
#3313 of 4026 Anyone tried the Highlander Hybrid in light snow?
Sep 11, 2006 (8:31 pm)
Does anyone have any experience of driving a Highlander Hybrid 4WD in light snow on regular M&S tires? I'm talking about snow heavy enough for 2WD vehicles to require chains, but nothing more than 3-4 inches deep. Can the vehicle operate in full 4WD mode?
A Highlander Hybrid 4WD is at the top of my list to replace my current FX35 when the lease finishes next month, and I was just wondering how it would hold up if there was snow around on my frequent trips to Mammoth Lakes or Tahoe.
#3314 of 4026 Re: Anyone tried the Highlander Hybrid in light snow? [cainep]
Sep 11, 2006 (8:43 pm)
One of my best buddies lives in Nevada City, and the whole family has a place up at the Lake, and never had a problem this last Winter.
That said, like all 4 wheel/all wheel drive cars, I am sure a heavy enough Winter and you will certainly need chains coming over Doner Pass, and like areas. I never needed them last Winter, and I have a AWD Murano.
#3315 of 4026 Re: Anyone tried the Highlander Hybrid in light snow? [cainep]
Sep 12, 2006 (9:54 am)
"light" snow, however deep, is not a challenge even for all those want-to-be AWD versions that are really only FWD. I run my AWD 2001 RX300 on summer only tires all year 'round unless that light snow gets packed down or has an ice layer underneath, then it's time for snowchains.
#3316 of 4026 fuse cover tabs?
Sep 14, 2006 (3:23 pm)
I pull a small boat with my HH. No towing problems, but the wires of my trailer lights were pinched under the spare tire and shorted. I had to replace the HH fuses...which are under the cowling under the hood. Little pushbutton latches which apparently are only good for one use. Toyota or anyone: is there a good, REUSEABLE replacement for the pushtabs that hold the cowling down?