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Toyota Highlander, Transmission, SUV
#275 of 308 Re: 2007 Highlander Transmission Leak [darnel]
Jul 18, 2011 (8:47 am)
I have a 2006 highlander limited (6 cyl) with the SAME problem at 69K miles. I have a call into toyota corporate customer service (1-800-331-4331) to get reimbursement on the repairs. They opened a ticket and are supposed to call me back today or tomorrow to tell me if they will pick up some of the cost. I agree, this is unacceptable! I bought Toyota (and paid a premium price) based on the quality but this is NOT the quality I intended to buy. I am beyond the warrantee so I'm not hopeful. I suggest at a minimum calling the customer service number and reporting it... the more they hear the more likely it will be to get some action... this must be a defect situation... very dissapointed!
Aug 22, 2011 (11:30 am)
Our 2002 has a draing plug, but we are considering a 2011 or 12.
Does the 2011 HL 6 cyl have a transmission dipstick and tranny drain plug? I was told that the 2011 camry 4 cy has no dipstick and the salesmen said there was no drain plug.
#278 of 308 Re: highlander leak [patreezia]
Oct 29, 2011 (6:28 am)
What was done to fix this? I have the same situation on our Highlander 2002 with the slow drip of transmission fluid. They want to do the expensive fix and I am wondering what you did.
#279 of 308 Re: highlander leak [carol0326]
Oct 29, 2011 (7:09 am)
I had mine fixed at Toyota. I went through all the corporate channels to see if they would pick up some of the cost, and they would not. I did shop the repair cost first at every Toyota dealer within a reasonable distance, and they do vary in cost and will negotiate a few hundred dollars. Went with a dealer that offered the best price and a free loaner SUV for the several days my Highlander was in the shop. The repair work is guaranteed for one year, so the problem could reoccur. The whole thing was disappointing and tarnished my loyalty to Toyota.
#280 of 308 Re: 2007 Highlander Transmission Leak [skolb]
Oct 29, 2011 (9:29 am)
I was successful after calling Toyota Corporate office in Los Angeles, they agreed to pay for half the repair cost. I still feel they should of paid for all of it and after seeing post 276 this confirms it is a common problem, Toyota is aware of and has since addressed on later models. I am with you as far as loyalty to Toyota, I am now shopping for a new vehicle and it won't be a Toyota!
#281 of 308 Re: 2006 Highlander has transmission oil leaking [donglin]
Oct 31, 2011 (5:42 pm)
I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM ON MY 2004 HIGHLANDER. FOUND OUT THE TRANSMISSION HOLDS FIVE QUARTS OF FLUID. ONE QUART IS LEAKED OUT VIA THE SEAL. STILL HAS FOUR QUARTS. DOES NOT HARM THE TRANSMISSION USING FOUR QUARTS. DEALER CHARGES WAY TOO MUCH FOR REMOVEING THE SEAL. NO HARM WILL COME TO YOUR TRANSMISSION RUNNING IT ON FOUR QUARTS. IF YOU ADD ANOTHER QUART, IT WILL LEAK OUT THE FIFTH QUART. YOU CAN KEEP ADDING QUARTS TO THE TRANS, NOT NECESSARY, BUT IT WILL SAVE THE OVER $2000.00. CHEERS
#282 of 308 Re: 2007 Highlander Transmission Leak [skolb]
Nov 20, 2011 (9:44 am)
Very disappointed in my Toyota Highlander. My Toyota 2006 Highlander Transmission has totally crashed. The replacement cost is $5300. I bought it brand new and it only has 45K miles. I have kept up with all the maintenance (oil changes and 30K mile maintenance has been done). Any suggestions for me, when I call the Toyota complaint line?
#283 of 308 2002 Highlander transmission rebuilt
Jan 31, 2012 (7:36 pm)
Greetings, I thought I would let others know that my 2002 AWD with 171,000 miles had to have the transmission rebuilt. Total cost $2,800. with a one year warranty. The last day the trans would not shift into reverse. I had it towed to get it repaired. Looking back, there were signs of a problem. For example, When you coast, there was a flutter in the front of the car. I thought it was the engine. another thing was when I would accelerate, the car would heavy shift. I have changed the fluid regularly. Hope it helps.
#284 of 308 Re: 2002 Highlander transmission rebuilt [171kmiles]
Apr 25, 2012 (6:17 pm)
Interesting. My 02 has 196000. Sometimes when I put mine in reverse it kinda skips like it isn't all the way gear. Other times it works fine. So I'm suspecting the solenoid isn't putting it all the way into gear but since it is inside the transmission I don't see a cheap way to repair it. Forward goes fine.
Hope it lasts.