Clean off the oil drain hole with a rag or paper towel. Order several bottles to keep on hand to use throughout the year. Provided it can maintain its outstanding resale value and reliability, it should prove a smart — if not particularly captivating — choice for years to come. Toyota realizes that this problem is more serious than simple oil seepage. The reset button is under the dash by your right leg. It also shows settings for the optional automatic climate control system, which can divide the cabin into as many as three temperature zones — two front and one rear. With all seats folded, maximum cargo volume is 95.
He sent me photos of the dents on either side of the part, so I'm not sure what that's from. Release them and pull… It is located in its own black plastic box held together by 4 spring tension clips. Flaking off, looks absolutely horrible and the hood will need to be repainted. The feels best on the highway, where it downshifts with minimal gear hunting. Decided to ship car home on flatbed to have local dealer give second opinion. Spin out the oil drain bolt by hand in the counterclockwise direction. There is an access panel inboard of the front right tire.
Please help support this website by shopping at. Checked it again and it was almost empty and I could see a trail of oil behind my car on the driveway. I have this engine in my 09 Camry with 48K miles and when I change the oil at 5,000 miles the oil looks almost as clean as when it was fresh. Once the cover has been removed, you'll be able to see the round silver metal cartridge oil filter housing. If you're asking about the engine air filter, it is located enclosed in a black plastic box slightly to the right hand side of the engine compartment as viewed from the front grille area.
The Inside Toyota has spent years building a reputation for quality, and absent any serious competition, the new Highlander might have maintained that standard. The suspension is sport-tuned in the Highlander Sport, but I couldn't detect a difference in ride firmness among the base, Sport and Limited. You can see this on the top front of the engine. Set the cover aside with the two bolts. Place key in ignition but do not start vehicle. Turn it low and it does high, turn it up and it goes low. One of the hoses had developed a small less than 1 cm leak.
See sources and related links below for more information. Most Toyotas have the oil type printed on the oil cap - it will likely be 5W-20, 5W-30, 5W-40, 10W-30 or 10W-40. . Is this a common occurrence or, am I just one of the lucky ones? Just pour in with old oil, let idle around 15 minutes do not drive! The Toyota Highlander makes the grade on all counts, though it doesn't excel in any one area. The filter is concealed by the exhaust manifold cover, but if you lean your head down by the battery and hit the filter with a flashlight, you can just see the top of it.
There is a plastic cap with 2 crew nut. While a slight tapping can be heard with hood open, the tapping noise is not as noticeable now 500 miles later. When you change your own oil, you know that you are putting quality oil in your Highlander and that the filter is being changed too. This is probably a good mileage to change 'standard' motor oil and filter. Failure causes one to two second rattle upon start.
It needs to be safe, comfortable and luxurious, and it needs to do all these things without breaking the bank — in car payments or at the pump. Watch your drive way or garage floor for drops of oil that may indicate a leak from the drain bolt or filter housing. This was a none issues per Toyota, repaired at no cost to me. Go by distance or time. Toyota will reimburse for the failed oil line and acilllary repairs even if you had it repaired elsewhere. You never know what could be dripping down from the engine, battery acid, engine coolant, brake fluid, etc.
Show full review If the redesigned Toyota Highlander is to succeed, it has its work cut out for it. The third-row seat is tight. Toyota sent owners an interim notification letter in May 2014 to advise owners of the recall. Replaced one of the pulley's. Turn the vehicle all the way off Hold the Odomoter reset button Turn the vehicle on to… I can't be positive. But, you can't just replace the one connector. They no longer sell these and replace with metal.