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Toyota Highlander Owners Manual: General maintenance

Listed below are the general maintenance items that should be performed at the intervals specified in the owners warranty information booklet or owners manual supplement/scheduled maintenance guide. It is recommended that any problem you notice should be brought to the attention of your toyota dealer or qualified service shop for advice.

Engine compartment

Items

Check points

Battery Check the connections.
Brake fluid Is the brake fluid at the correct level?
Engine coolant Is the engine coolant at the correct level?
Engine oil Is the engine oil at the correct level?
Exhaust system There should not be any fumes or strange sounds.
Radiator/condenser The radiator and condenser should be free from foreign objects.
Washer fluid Is there sufficient washer fluid?

Vehicle interior

Items

Check points

Accelerator pedal
  • The accelerator pedal should move smoothly (without uneven pedal effort or catching).
Automatic transmission park mechanism
  • When parked on a slope and the shift lever is in p, is the vehicle securely stopped?
Brake pedal
  • Does the brake pedal move smoothly?
  • Does the brake pedal have appropriate clearance from the floor?
  • Does the brake pedal have the correct amount of free play?
Brakes
  • The vehicle should not pull to one side when the brakes are applied.
  • The brakes should work effectively.
  • The brake pedal should not feel spongy.
  • The brake pedal should not get too close to the floor when the brakes are applied.
Head restraints
  • Do the head restraints move smoothly and lock securely?
Indicators/buzzers
  • Do the indicators and buzzers function properly?
Lights
  • Do all the lights come on?
Parking brake
  • Does the parking brake move smoothly?
  • When parked on a slope and the parking brake is on, is the vehicle securely stopped?
Seat belts
  • Do the seat belts operate smoothly?
  • The seat belts should not be damaged.
Seats
  • Do the seat controls operate properly?
Steering wheel
  • Does the steering wheel rotate smoothly?
  • Does the steering wheel have the correct amount of free play?
  • There should not be any strange sounds coming from the steering wheel.

Vehicle exterior

Items

Check points

Doors
  • Do the doors operate smoothly?
Engine hood
  • Does the engine hood lock system work properly?
Fluid leaks
  • There should not be any signs of fluid leakage after the vehicle has been parked.
Tires
  • Is the tire inflation pressure correct?
  • The tires should not be damaged or excessively worn.
  • Have the tires been rotated according to the maintenance schedule?
  • The wheel nuts should not be loose.
Windshield wipers/rear window wiper
  • The wiper blades should not show any signs of cracking, splitting, wear, contamination or deformation.
  • The wiper blades should clear the windshield/ rear window without streaking or skipping.

 

Warning


If the engine is running

Turn the engine off and ensure that there is adequate ventilation before performing maintenance checks.

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