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#5 of 53 Breaking in new 2006 toyota highlander hybrid engine
May 23, 2006 (6:47 am)
I,m wondering my dealer has a new highlander hybrid that came from Indiana with 245 miles on it and i,m assuming it was mostly highway miles, would this be a problem with this car because of breakin of new engine. Would I have problems down the line. Years ago there were certain steps that told you how to properly break in a new engine, and not drive it at certain speeds consistently. Does this apply to the highlander hybrid? Thank You in advance Frank
#6 of 53 Re: Breaking in new 2006 toyota highlander hybrid engine [mroczka]
May 23, 2006 (2:29 pm)
I'm no pro on this but I think you don't need to worry about piston glazing. Especially with this dual engine system and only 245 miles. The manual says just to avoid harsh driving during the first 1000 miles, i.e. acceleration, braking & towing.
#7 of 53 Re: Breaking in new 2006 toyota highlander hybrid engine [mroczka]
Jun 28, 2006 (6:20 am)
Owner's manual will tell you how engine should be broken in.
#8 of 53 Re: Breaking in new 2006 toyota highlander hybrid engine [nomorebenz]
Nov 02, 2006 (10:16 am)
So-called "harsh" driving is how most people actually drive today.
#9 of 53 2007 Toyota Highlander Hybrid oil filter
Jun 27, 2007 (5:20 pm)
Could someone please help me find the location of the oil filter on a 2007 Toyota Highland Hybrid LTD, V6, 4wd-i. I have looked from underneath and above and cannot locate a filter at all. When looking for a replacement at the auto parts store, the filter appears to be a standard sized filter.
#10 of 53 highlander hybrid doesnt start after repaired
Jul 03, 2007 (3:22 pm)
hi! could anyone out there help me start my 06 highlander hybrid!
This hh was bought with moderate front end damage, its all fixed now but it doesnt start!
When i turn ignition on red triangle warning light is on and also it says check vsc system! no ready light what so ever! the electrical kw gauge doesnt move at all it sits at the bottom bellow #0! does anyone have any ideas what could this be?
#11 of 53 Re: highlander hybrid doesnt start after repaired [sale3]
Jul 11, 2007 (7:04 pm)
May be a fried inverter!
My HH came to a complete stop on the highway on June 25. The message read "Check Hybrid system" and "Check VSC System" I had to have it towed 50 miles to my dealer. It took them three days to realize the inverter was cooked. If not for the warranty, it would have cost me $7000.00 to replace on top of the $208.00 tow charge. They were told by Toyota that only 1 other case of this had been reported. I am now a little leary of the future when the warranty runs out.
#12 of 53 Re: HH Just Won't Start [maverick777]
Jul 11, 2007 (7:10 pm)
If you turn on one of the Map lights on the mirror before getting out, it will stay on after the other lights fade out. The battery does not like this much and I don't recall this setting off one of the warning chimes, ie, "Moonroof Open", "Key in Ignition".
#13 of 53 Re: 2007 Toyota Highlander Hybrid oil filter [ctillot]
Aug 08, 2007 (10:45 am)
Ran into the same problem. The filter is underneath and behind the exhaust manifold in the front of the engine. Remove the plastic panel from the bottom of the front bumper to access the filter. You will also see that Toyota thoughtfully provided a unique drip catch basin below the filter.
#14 of 53 Re: HH Just Won't Start [maverick777]
Nov 19, 2007 (7:02 pm)
I'm having a similar problem. I go to start the car and it says "shift to park." The car is in park. I'll try several times and sometimes it starts. Sometimes I can start is hours later. I've taken it to the dealer and they say they can't find anything wrong. The last time I got it back from the dealer, it wouldn't start the next day. Had to get it towed in. Once again the dealer couldn't find a problem. The dealer said they called Toyota in California and no one else has had this problem. Either I'm getting told a line or other dealers aren't reporting the problem to corporate.