Last post on Dec 09, 2012 at 6:43 PM
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Toyota Highlander, Car Buying, SUV
#21 of 30 Re: 2012 Power Back Door [scorestud]
May 31, 2012 (6:28 am)
Hello, I just purchased the 2012 Highlander Limited and the main power switch for the back door is in the glove compartment front passenger side of the vehicle. I see this is a late reply. But just in case.
#22 of 30 Re: Power folding mirror [teebone413]
Nov 20, 2012 (5:30 pm)
I was wondering the same. Just bought mine. Supposedly comes with power folding mirrors. Can't figure out how to activate.
#23 of 30 Is this really a great car
Nov 20, 2012 (5:33 pm)
Just bought a very slightly used 2012 (900 miles) Toyota Highlander Limited with all the toys. Damn, I love this car. Traded for a Porsche Cayman S. I know that's totally crazy. But this car is amazing. What's wrong with me?
#24 of 30 Rear view camera
Nov 20, 2012 (5:34 pm)
Aren't there supposed to be parking lines on the screen when you put the car in reverse and activate the parking camera? Not on mine. Any thoughts?
#25 of 30 Re: Rear view camera [mromaner]
Nov 23, 2012 (11:32 am)
I have a 2012 Limited and no it does not come with power folding mirrors. It comes with a folding feature meaning you can manually fold in the side view mirrors. Also does not come with the lines to help guide you when backing up. They should include Rear Parking sensors along with the camera like Ford Fusion, Explorer, and Edge and the Kia Sorento and optima. Also available on many of the Hyundai vehicles. That camera is pretty useless at judging distances from the rear bumper in my opinion. Good for seeing what's behind you, but adding the sensors would take the guess work out of the distance between the car and another car or pole. Of course adding the lines would help greatly as well. Probably will show up on the redesigned 2014.
Like you I love our Highlander even though it lacks some of the features you might expect in a $40K vehicle. Such as Memory Seat settings, Cooled driver seat, and maybe a panoramic roof option. There are several othe things that I had on a loaded Mountaineer and what you can even get on the Sorento SX that you would expect on the Highlander. Enjoy your new ride.
#26 of 30 2012 Toyota Highlander transmission
Dec 07, 2012 (7:36 pm)
I bought a new 2012 Highlander Limited. Mostly I'm really pleased. But, I'm wondering whether any other 2012 owner has noticed the transmission seems to struggle to find the right gear when starting out and proceeding slowly forward? I've asked the service department and they say it's normal - tied to the sensors trying to maximize fuel efficiency. It doesn't clunk, but more of a hesitation. It doesn't happen when I'm fully accelerating... usually happens in parking lots/school zones/side streets after a stop.
#27 of 30 Re: 2012 Toyota Highlander transmission [ohiodriver1]
Dec 08, 2012 (7:11 am)
How long ago did you buy it? It is possible that transmission still learning your driving style.
#28 of 30 Re: 2012 Toyota Highlander transmission [luckyseven]
Dec 08, 2012 (3:00 pm)
Bought it in March 2012. It has 9,000 miles.
#29 of 30 Re: 2012 Toyota Highlander transmission [ohiodriver1]
Dec 09, 2012 (8:08 am)
I have a 2012 Highlander Limited 4WD which my wife drives 95% of the time. I usually only drive it on the weekends or on trips like the one this coming weekend when we go to Pittsburgh to visit our families. We bought it back in May and only have about 3900 miles on it. I have not noticed any issues with the transmission. Is your's a FWD? Maybe that would make a difference. Since your Tag is Ohiodriver I am assuming you live in Ohio like myself where most people tend to buy the 4WD with the winters we sometimes get.
#30 of 30 Re: 2012 Toyota Highlander transmission [mtnman1]
Dec 09, 2012 (6:43 pm)
correct - we have the AWD version. I'm the primary driver, so it's mostly me. My wife noticed it too, so I'm at least not the only one. I hope it's just adapting to my driving. Thanks.