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Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Electrical, SUV
#102 of 111 Re: New poster with concerns about my 06 Hi Hy [bchihy]
Apr 16, 2012 (9:05 am)
hey bchihy: we have about the same car, year and date bought. We just went out of warrenty 100k, yipee. My wife is the main driver of the car, and I get to drive it on long trips (9hours), I love this car. We did have to replace the small battery inside the engine compartment, the car died when it went under voltage and I will replace it again at exactly the five year mark. Other than that, no problems.
Question for you though, put your foot hard on the brake and hold it down, then turn the key to start the car, keep holding your foot down hard for lets say one minute , just sitting there....what if any noise does the abs pump make? When the weather is cold, 30ish, mine makes a strange noise, took it to the dealer and made it happen again, found another 06 on the lot and it did it also, we all surmised it was an 06 thing....
#103 of 111 Re: New poster with concerns about my 06 Hi Hy [wolfcal]
Apr 16, 2012 (9:32 am)
Hi Ya Wolfcal ; Will try that . Won't get the chance for a day or so. Sounds like you may plan to keep the car??? We did tires at 50k and the timing belt at 75k or so, and that is it. Hate to trade it in and get so little. I also am curious about the new hybrids, trouble wise.
#104 of 111 Re: New poster with concerns about my 06 Hi Hy [wolfcal]
Apr 19, 2012 (1:59 pm)
Wolfcal ; I did try for the pump noise ; nothing. Maybe it is too warm now. It seems we got a couple of the best cars they made in 06. Wonder what the percentages are of good to bad??
#105 of 111 Re: New poster with concerns about my 06 Hi Hy [bchihy]
Apr 20, 2012 (7:01 pm)
gotta tell ya. you know how big and heavy this car is right, well i just love the power and so did the calif. hwy patrol....seems I was pulling 97mph uphill when they got me, locked in radar at 87mph and wrote me a ticket for 75mph in a 65mph..it pays to talk nicely:> I almost said "damn this thing can move", when he told me how fast I was going. have hit 105 before I got nervous on a different trip up to oregon, in the flat lands of nowhere between calif and oregon. and it was smmmmmooooooth...
#106 of 111 Re: New poster with concerns about my 06 Hi Hy [wolfcal]
Apr 27, 2012 (5:41 am)
Plenty of punch; shocks some people. I am still on the fence about keeping it for my wife. Some of the problems that others have had are holding me up. I still need to get a feel about the reliability AFTER the recall repair. Have had no problems with the car.
#107 of 111 Re: New poster with concerns about my 06 Hi Hy [bchihy]
Apr 27, 2012 (8:02 am)
fyi: had my recall done in january 2012, no problems ..
this car is now over 100k.
we live in the mountains of california.
4 seasons, winter snow, down to 20's.
commute to work is short 10 miles up and down the hill.
all long drives we use this car, 3hr-5hr trips, and 4 times a year 9hours to bend oregon.
may make a difference if sitting in commute city traffic or long hauls consistently, don't know.
it is my wife's car and I haven't had to worry or don't.
p.s. don't remember , you did replace the small battery inside the engine compartment. That was my only issue and scare with this car. I will replace before 5 year life span also. When it goes , the car shuts down.
#108 of 111 Re: Shift to P message on HH that wont start [jwelshofer]
Oct 17, 2012 (11:39 am)
I know it has been forever since you posted this but do you remember how this was resolved? We were having this same problem on our 06 HiHy Limited and we took it to a local dealer and were told a chip in the shifter was bad and the whole assembly had to be replaced: $685 part; $1100 total (!!!). Im no expert but I usually maintain and make minor repairs on my own cars and I have never heard of this. Also, of all of the people having this problem on all of the forums I have read I never read anything like that. If that is legit, I guess I'll have to pay it but I don't want to be taken advantage of.
#109 of 111 INVERTER VOLTAGE FLUCTUATING
Oct 28, 2012 (8:42 am)
My 2007 HH has fluctuating dc voltage since April 2011 when there was 120488 miles on it. The dealer had below statement:
"INVERTER VOLTAGE FLUCTUATING AT AMD WIREFROM DC/DC CONVERTER. ~|~120488 INVERTER VOLTAGE FLUCT UATING AT AMDWIRE FROM DC/DC CON VERTER. 150 INVERTERNEEDS REPLA CEMENT."
They gave me an expensive estimate to repair it. Back then I didn't like the fact to pay such money for a part that still working. I thought I will repair it whenever it dies.
It is more than a year and half and I put more than 15000 miles on my car and the inverter is still working as before.
Anybody has the same problem? Does anyone know if my car really needs an inverter or it might be something simpler than that?
I would appreciate any thought.
#110 of 111 Electric heater not working
Nov 25, 2012 (7:12 pm)
2006 highlander hybrid with 135K miles. When the gas engine is not running there is no heat. I checked the heater fuses and they are all good. Any ideas?
Thanks in advance for your replies...
#111 of 111 Re: Electric heater not working [sockpuppet1969]
Jan 22, 2013 (9:47 pm)
Turns out the heat not working when the engine was off (electric mode) was an early symptom of the radiator leaking. The truck lost all heat then finally overheated. A new radiator and $675 later, all is well...