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#40 of 116 Re: CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON AT 62K ON A 2003 HIGHLANDER [bikeman3]
Jun 30, 2008 (4:52 pm)
Bikeman3 : Good for you -- Wish I can say the same thing. Mine is also a V6 which gives me around 21-22 with the crazy DC traffic. And like you, also planned to hang on to it until it's last breath.. I just fear that it'll be closer than what I want. Thanks for the info.
Ashley Dee: I've always loved Toyota and considers it to be the best.. I just now feel betrayed. Until then, it's "goodluck to our pockets", I guess. Thanks.
#41 of 116 Re: Check Engine Light [ashleydee]
Jun 30, 2008 (5:24 pm)
check engine light is off!! i'm crossing my fingers it doesn't come back on again!
after doing some googling i found out that sometimes when they change the oil on them they might accidentally knock a hose off by/near the air filter. well in my case they did! i called my local dealer (that changes my oil, cheaper than jiffy lubes and better) and told them about my CIL coming on and they had just changed my oil. ran up there and in under 5 minutes i was rolling off with my hose attached!
#42 of 116 Re: Check Engine Light [ashleydee]
Jul 11, 2008 (11:00 am)
We've had this problem several times with our '03 Highlander and since the first time, the time I went to the dealer for the CEL and learned about the hose, every single subsequent time the cause has been the hose coming loose from behind the air filter housing. If the CEL does not go out after reconnecting the hose, my understanding is you can disconnect the battery and that will clear the light.
#43 of 116 check engine light
Jul 11, 2008 (11:30 am)
Every time you change the oil and fool with the air filter this light will come on .
You have to tell the attendant not to touch air filter and make sure if they do that they replace the hose. If you don't the CEL will come on anywhere from 2 weeks to 2 months
#44 of 116 Re: Check Engine Light [ashleydee]
Jul 14, 2008 (3:53 am)
So did get you problem solve , I have same issue EVAP emission. cost for repair is $800 , should change my EVAP Canister. this was guys recommended after running full diag which cost me $90 .
#45 of 116 Re: Check Engine Light [bigdogman111]
Jul 14, 2008 (5:25 am)
yes i did! my CEL has yet to come back on. i've heard from several other folks that the hose coming off is pretty common.
seriously have them check to see if he hose behind your air filter has been knocked off before you shell out that $800!
#46 of 116 Re: CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON AT 62K ON A 2003 HIGHLANDER [angieth]
Aug 02, 2008 (1:03 pm)
I'm so glad to find out it's not just me. My 2003 Toyota Highlander AWD, has 68K, and my check engine light has been on for a year and I have been told there are two possible reasons, the O2 sensor or the fuel ratio sensor. Based on the posts that I have read, I am leaning towards the O2 sensor as being the problem. How do we bring this to the attention of Toyota so that they can consider a recall, or is it too late, and my other question is how much did you spend to replace the sensor(s)? I was quoted a little over $800.
#47 of 116 Re: Check Engine Light [ashleydee]
Aug 02, 2008 (1:06 pm)
So, I can just go a Toyota dealership and have them check my VIN # to see if there was a recall? I bought the car used so I probably missed the announcement?
#48 of 116 Re: CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON AT 62K ON A 2003 HIGHLANDER [akalady_2000]
Aug 02, 2008 (5:08 pm)
Please see message 4360 and related posts in the HL Maintenance and Repair forum re O2 sensor replacement. $800 is way too high for the precat O2 sensors, I don't know about the postcat O2 sensor.
Toyota calls the precat O2 sensors AFR sensors, same thing.
If you've read through the posts on this forum, you'll know that driving for a year with a CEL without knowing the diagnostic code(s) is a bad idea.
Re Toyotas or any other cars having occasional problems like the O2 sensor at 60K miles, get over it. Your HL is five years old, and if an $800 repair is all it's needed in five years, that's pretty amazing to those of us who remember when 60K was practically worn out.
Aug 02, 2008 (6:41 pm)
I just spoke with a Toyota technican that confirms it sounds like the AFR sensor. I am getting the car serviced first thing Monday. I have had the examined throughout the year (I failed to mention that) and was told various things from gas cap related, to broken fuse.
This forum has been very helpful. Thanks.