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Toyota Highlander, Transmission, SUV
#114 of 308 Re: Highlander Transmission Fluid Leak [ft20]
Mar 26, 2008 (5:07 pm)
Can you post a link or a copy of the actual TSB?
The only ones I find are at alldata.com and they charge a fee.
I have a 2006 Highlander but seem to be having the same problem. Thanks for the info. posted but if you have a full TSB, that would be helpful. I'm almost at 60,000 miles and want to be ready if Toyota gives me trouble.
Everyone have your transmission checked before 60K!!
#116 of 308 Re: Highlander Transmission Fluid Leak [06driver1]
May 15, 2008 (6:55 pm)
I am not sure how to forward the complete info to you. I have subscription to ALLDATA and can cut and paste the information to your email address.
Drivetrain - Fluid Leaks From Transfer Case Vent
TRANSMISSION & CLUTCH
TRANSMISSION FLUID OR GEAR OIL
LEAK FROM TRANSFER CASE VENT
'04 - '06 Highlander (AWD) & Sienna (AWD)
June 11, 2007
Some 2004 - 2006 model year AWD (4WD) Highlander or Sienna vehicles may display a transmission fluid or gear oil leak from a vent on the right side of the transfer case. The leak is from the transfer RH (right-hand) bearing retainer No. 2 oil seal. Production improvements have been implemented to prevent this condition from occurring. Follow the repair procedure below to replace the RH bearing retainer No. 2 oil seal assembly.
^ 2004 - 2006 model year Highlander (AWD) and Sienna (AWD) vehicles produced BEFORE the Production Change Effective VINs shown below.
Production Change Information
This repair is covered under the Toyota Powertrain Warranty. This warranty is in effect for 60 months or 60,000 miles, whichever occurs first, from the vehicle's in-service date.
* Warranty application is limited to correction of a problem based upon a customer's specific complaint.
Required Tools & Material
Copyright © 2008 ALLDATA LLC
May 19, 2008 (4:09 pm)
does the rx330 have the same tranny issues?
#119 of 308 Re: Highlander Transmission Fluid Leak [ft20]
May 27, 2008 (9:40 am)
Would you please send copy of TSB for the 2004 Toy. HL Trans. leak. Thanks, Steve
#120 of 308 Re: Highlander Transmission Fluid Leak [ft20]
Jul 15, 2008 (1:33 pm)
I do have the EXACTLY the same problem on 2004 Highlander. I have also found my leaking problem during oil change. I'm also out of luck at 70K only for 3.5 years. Do you have any resolutions on this?
#121 of 308 Re: Highlander Transmission Fluid Leak [ft20]
Jul 16, 2008 (5:24 pm)
I got in touch with Toyota customer assistance center and miserably failed to get supported on transmission leaking issue on my Highlander with 70K. I bet we are some of the few with that much of mileages start experiencing the problem. I bet this faulty part will be an issue to all eventually as they add more mileages. Following ft20's step, I also have written to Toyota head quarter and no response. I had to leave my car to the mechanics because they initially have charged for $250 for replacing the gasket and now claiming it's the faulty issue asking for $980 to fix. I'm frustrated the situation for both the mechanics as well as warranty situation with Toyota. I'll keep you posted the progress.
#122 of 308 Re: Highlander Transmission Fluid Leak [jmyong]
Aug 01, 2008 (10:31 am)
I ended up paying 50%, $695.95 at the dealer to fix the issue. It was a poor fit of the sealer. I believe Toyota is well aware of the issue and applied the fix for a newer model. I have 70K miles on it, ad may be the one of the few got into the trouble earlier. Toyota flat denied to pay in full, nor process the recall. If you have 2004-2006 Highlander, please be aware. They will get you for $2000 price tag that should been a recall item.