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Toyota Highlander Hybrid, Tires, Wheels, SUV
#121 of 220 Re: Highlander Hybrid 2008 [tranquiloon]
Oct 19, 2009 (9:35 pm)
Tranquiloon - Just back from a trip and it looks like you were addressing me, rather than monte8. My service manager is David Pearce at Open Road Toyota in Port Moody and he phoned me this morning to let me know the Michelins are not expected in for about 2 -3 weeks - I have forgotten the size but he has adjusted it to the smaller wheel to replace my 17inch regular wheels. In my experience, Pearce has provided first-class service.
#122 of 220 Re: disappointed ToyHH owner [devastated_deb]
Oct 20, 2009 (4:09 am)
We also get about 25 MPG city, but I feel that is pretty good for this heavy vehicle. The only thing you should have a class action about is the fact that tires have to be replaced so often that it negates the whole purpose of going green. Nobody tells you that the tires will only last 15k miles when you buy it. I had the same experience with the original Goodyear Integrity tires with a treadwear rating of 460 which is a complete lie. Those tires were just awful - noisy and had to be replaced around 18k miles. So the tire issue is the only major thing I think that needs addressing here. Lots of people have experienced it. If there is a class action suit on the tire issue, I want it. I feel I had to spend extra money unnecessarily to maintain this vehicle. Someone at Toyota and/or Goodyear was not doing their job right.
My only other complaint is the lack of bluetooth or aux inputs on the radio which obviously cannot be modified easily due to the tight integration with the rest of the system. Maybe it's just my vintage. :>
#123 of 220 Re: Highlander Hybrid 2008 [brioboy]
Oct 21, 2009 (10:10 am)
Thanks Brioboy, will give David Pearce a call.
#124 of 220 Re: disappointed ToyHH owner [devastated_deb]
Oct 26, 2009 (11:02 am)
Did the suit move forward? I bought a 2008 HH and the tires are showing the belt at 18,000 miles. New tires are going to cost 1200 dollars, minimum. We went through the 18k miles in just over one year.
This is just not right. I understand let the buyer beware, but this is ridiculous.
#125 of 220 What tires do you recommend for a 2006 HH?
Oct 26, 2009 (11:45 am)
We live Aspen, CO at 8,000' with plenty of snow.
Our other car is a Prius (FWD not 4WD) so we need good traction in addition to good wear..
#126 of 220 Winter tires for 06 HH
Oct 26, 2009 (8:09 pm)
Stevegold - check my messages #105 and #113. We are likely to get more wet show here in Whistler at the valley level but with the winter Olympics on in February, I am getting my new winter tires and wheels tomorrow - the snow is starting to fly. You might want to check out Nokian vs. Michelin in your area.
Have a great ski season!
Oct 27, 2009 (6:18 am)
For what it is worth. I have an 06HH 4 WD (haha). The original goodyears wore very thin in about 25,000 miles. Looked on Tire Rack and found a Kuhmo APT Road Ventures KL51 all weather tire. Got a very good rating on the website. When i went to pick them up i asked the owner why my tires wore so quickly. He said they are car tires and can't take the weight of a light truck (SUV) which is heavier. The new Kuhmo's are much more steady in rain and on dry road. They are quiet as well. No all weather tire will perform like a snow tire so don't expect them to. They are by nature a compromise. I am very happy with the Kuhmo's so far and will post again when i use them in the snow ( if we get any this year in NYC)
#128 of 220 06HH wheels and tires
Oct 27, 2009 (11:42 am)
Tranquiloon and Stevegold - sorry for a bit of a bum steer. 16 inch wheels don't fit my HH - they fit on a regular Highlander so that threw my service manager off. It has to do with the different braking system - why he didn't know that, I don't know. It seems I am the first to order winter tires in this dealership for a HH as normally A/S works around here just fine. The upshot is that I am getting the tires on my original rims and we will look around for new rims in the spring.
#129 of 220 Tire pressure in "cold" weather
Oct 27, 2009 (3:49 pm)
I've owned my '09 HH Limited for just a year now. I love it. The only problem I've encountered (besides the gas mileage not being that great) is when its "cold" here in S. Florida all the tire pressures need to be adjusted. Is this normal? Fortunately it doesn't get that cold here often. I'm talking the mid 50's. Its happened twice now. Putting air in the space is a pain. Appreciate any thoughts you have.
#130 of 220 06HH Michelin winter tires
Oct 30, 2009 (10:02 pm)
At the risk of sounding like a shill for Michelin, just back from a round trip from West Vancouver to Whistler on the Sea-to-Sky highway with rain and temperatures between 2 to 6 C, about 35 - 45 F, my new Latitude Alpins perform so well, it seems like a different car. They track beautifully, stick on the curves and are unbelievably quiet.
Oddly enough, I landed in Fort Lauderdale on the 18th, just when it got "cold" - tnt doesn't really know what cold is - he doesn't say which way he has to adjust the tire pressures - I wonder if it is the extreme drops in barometric pressures caused by hurricanes or storms that does it. One would think it would affect every car on the road. Maybe he is just a bit too fussy - I hardly ever check mine between servicing.