Last post on Jun 19, 2009 at 7:46 AM
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Toyota Highlander, SUV
#2 of 11 Re: Rust [timchi29]
Sep 11, 2007 (10:24 am)
I've noticed it on my Highlander also. Drivers side.
#3 of 11 fix it
Sep 12, 2007 (7:41 am)
sand it down to bare metal, paint it or apply some clear nail polish. end of issue.
#4 of 11 Re: fix it [kenlw]
Sep 14, 2007 (1:49 pm)
Toyta should do it themselves on a 4 year old car.
#5 of 11 Re: fix it [timchi29]
Sep 17, 2007 (12:24 pm)
good luck with that......
#6 of 11 Re: fix it [kenlw]
Sep 21, 2007 (3:21 pm)
yeah, good luck! Maybe your dealership will send you some discount offers to go along with the rust!
#7 of 11 2006 Toyota Highlander
Mar 28, 2009 (5:00 pm)
I'm not sure I should purchase a used Toyota Highlander 2006 FWD. They have reduced the price down to 16300 and it has 44k on it. The problem, rust on the bottom right of both rear quarter panels by the wheel wells. They touched it up, but the vehicle was kept in Itaca, NY and probably wasn't maintained very well. Also, would I still have the 60k powertrain as a 2nd owner and the 60 month corrosion warranty? Should I be this worried about the rust issue? The car runs great, clean carfax and one prior owner.
#8 of 11 Re: 2006 Toyota Highlander [nil55]
Mar 29, 2009 (9:09 am)
There are plenty of HLs for sale. Why settle on this one?? There's the rust you see. What about the rust you don't see?? Having the warranty and getting them to honor it is two separate issues.
#9 of 11 2008 Highlander Rust Spots
Jun 18, 2009 (6:41 am)
Has anyone else had issues with rust spots on their Highlander? How about rail dust?
#10 of 11 Re: 2008 Highlander Rust Spots [icadet]
Jun 19, 2009 (6:20 am)
I think what you're perceiving as rust is actually "industrial" or "environmental" fallout...tiny little brown specks that are worse on the lower body panels and the rear hatch? They really show-up on white and they're a devil to get off. The wife and I just got done detailing her '04 HL and did it with clay bars...takes that stuff off very easily (compared to any other process I've found) and she's as slick as glass. Follow the manufacture's instructions (I used the Mother's kit, gave me more claybar for the money) and try reading up on the site www.detailedimage.com for the claybar detailing guide, it's got some helpful hints. Regards, BGood
#11 of 11 Re: 2008 Highlander Rust Spots [webgood]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jun 19, 2009 (7:46 am)
I've had good luck with clay bars too. Reading about rail dust is a bit scary.