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Recall List for the 2004 Toyota Highlander

Official recalls have been issued for the 2004 Toyota Highlander by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.

Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local Toyota service department immediately!

If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call Toyota customer service.

  1. 2004 Toyota Highlander ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING NHTSA Campaign #11V539000

    • Date Announced: NOVEMBER 09, 2011
    • Vehicles Affected: 420,326

    Summary: Toyota is recalling certain model year 2004 avalon vehicles; 2004 and 2005 Camry, Camry Solara, Highlander, and sienna vehicles, 2006 Highlander hybrid; 2004 and 2005 Lexus ES330 and RX330; and 2006 Lexus rx400H vehicles manufactured from June 1, 2004 through March 31, 2005, equipped with the 1mz-fe or 3mz-fe engine. The amount of adhesive agent applied between the outer ring and the torsional rubber damper (inner ring) in the crankshaft pulley may be inadequate. If the adhesive is insufficient, there is a possibility that the outer ring may become misaligned and it may not properly rotate with the inner ring, causing noise and/or illumination of the battery discharge indicator light.

    Consequence: In some cases, the belt for the power steering pump may become detached from the pulley which could result in a loss of power steering and a sudden increase in steering effort, increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will check the crankshaft pulley to identify whether it was produced by the U.S. supplier. If so, the dealer will replace the pulley with a new one at no charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during early January 2012. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #11V539000 »

  2. 2004 Toyota Highlander VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL NHTSA Campaign #11V112000

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 24, 2011
    • Vehicles Affected: 769,379

    Summary: Toyota is recalling certain model year 2004-2006 Highlander, Highlander hybrid, and model year 2004-2007 Lexus RX330, RX350, and rx400H vehicles. If the forward retention clip used to secure the floor carpet cover, which is located in front of the center console, is not installed properly the cover may lean toward the accelerator pedal and interfere with the accelerator pedal arm.

    Consequence: If this occurs, the accelerator pedal may temporarily become stuck in a partially depressed position rather than return to the idle position. A stuck accelerator pedal may result in unintended and sustained vehicle speeds and make it difficult to stop, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

    Actions: Dealers will replace the floor carpet cover with a newly designed one free or charge. The safety recall is expected to begin during March 2011. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #11V112000 »

  3. 2004 Toyota Highlander SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:MASTER CYLINDER NHTSA Campaign #10V499000

    • Date Announced: OCTOBER 21, 2010
    • Vehicles Affected: 728,544

    Summary: Toyota is recalling certain model year 2005-2006 avalon, model year 2004-2006 Highlander, model year 2004-2006 Lexus rx, and model year 2006 Lexus gs and is vehicles. Brake fluid containing polymers is used that acts as lubricants for certain brake system components. If replacement brake fluid is used that does not contain such polymers, or that contains only small amounts, a part of the rubber seal located at the rear of the brake master cylinder may become dry, and the seal may curl during movement of the piston. If this occurs, a small amount of brake fluid could slowly leak from the seal into the brake booster.

    Consequence: A leak of brake fluid could lead to a change in brake pedal feel and overtime a degradation in braking performance increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Dealers will replace the seal with a newly designed one. This service will be performed free of charge. The safety recall began on November 15, 2010. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331 and Lexus at 1-800-255-3987. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #10V499000 »

  4. 2004 Toyota Highlander VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL:ACCELERATOR PEDAL NHTSA Campaign #06V253000

    • Date Announced: JULY 13, 2006
    • Vehicles Affected: 367,594

    Summary: On certain sport utility and hybrid vehicles, the two retaining clips for the driver's side forward center console can become loose. If both clips separate from the floor carpet cover, the cover may lean toward the accelerator pedal, causing interference with the accelerator pedal rod.

    Consequence: This condition may interfere with the accelerator pedal returning to the idle position increasing the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Dealers will replace the two floor carpet cover retaining clips free of charge. The recall began on July 24, 2006, and should be completed by early September 2006. Owners may contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331 or Lexus at 1-800-255-3987. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #06V253000 »

  5. 2004 Toyota Highlander LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES:DOORS:LATCH NHTSA Campaign #04V181000

    • Date Announced: APRIL 15, 2004
    • Vehicles Affected: 366,572

    Summary: Certain sport utility vehicles have a child protection lock (cpl) system on both of the rear side doors. When an operator of the vehicle closes the door very hard with the cpl lever set to the lock position, there is a possibility that the lever may contact the body panel, causing the cpl lever to move into the unlock position.

    Consequence: This condition could allow the door to be opened with the inside while the operator believes that the cpl was activated. If the door were opened from the inside while the vehicle was in motion, an occupant could fall out and be injured.

    Actions: Dealers will shorten the cpl lever. Owner notification began May 7, 2004. Owners should contact Toyota at 1-800-331-4331. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #04V181000 »

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