Last post on Oct 04, 2013 at 2:26 PM
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#12 of 13 2013 Highlander Oil Leaks and possible consumption
Jul 24, 2013 (8:20 pm)
Car will make its 4th visit in 6k to the dealer... 4 months old.. first time they thought it was at the filter cartridge... then it was on an oil cooler line with an o ring problem... then it was the upper pan gasket... that was 250 miles ago and now down 1/2 quart in a week... beginning to wonder if they have any idea what it really is but it was leaking but not on the floor... and if it is not leaking now... it is a consumption issue... ready to invoke the lemon law on this one and get the zone rep involved pronto...
#13 of 13 Re: 2013 Highlander Oil Leaks and possible consumption [ctah78]
Oct 04, 2013 (2:26 pm)
My Toyota Highlander 2008 just went thru 4 oil consumption checks, and before I could finish with the 4th check, the car rattled upon startup. Had it towed, pulled the engine cover and found oil sledge build up around the valves. Said this was new to them for this year. Well 2001 & 2002 had the sledge recall, so maybe they did not get the problem fixed. Extended warranty said they would cover the engine replacement, but of course not a new or rebuilt one, just a used one. You really need to stay on top of this because the oil consumption check MUST be done and recorded, this is important. There were no signs of leaks and nothing out the tail pipe until the day before it rattled, and saw more white stuff coming out the back then usual. Make sure you really push this. The problem with 2001 & 2002 class action went out 8 years after purchase.