Bluetooth Echos During Calls
What's the point of hands-free calling if you can't have a conversation without an annoying echo getting in the way? That's the position many 2016-2019 Toyota owners find themselves in as they struggle with their car's bluetooth connection.Continue reading article "Bluetooth Echos During Calls"
Oil Sludge in Toyota Engines
Toyota settled a class-action engine-sludge suit in 2007 that covered an estimated 2.5-million Toyota and Lexus vehicles made between 1997 and 2002. In that case, Toyota agreed to repair 'sludged-up' engines for up to eight years from the t…Continue reading article "Oil Sludge in Toyota Engines"
Musty and Moldy A/C
Toyota air conditioners smell like mold in numerous vehicles. So what's causing the musty smell and just how dangerous is it?…Continue reading article "Musty and Moldy A/C"
Rodents Chew Soy-Coated Wires
Somewhere in the mid-2000's there was an industry-wide push by automakers to replace plastic and glass-based wiring insulation with a more eco-friendly soy-based coating. It's biodegradable, commendable, and a complete disaster for owners. …Continue reading article "Rodents Chew Soy-Coated Wires"
What Highlander Owners Complain About
Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.
- threads for engine bolts stripped in the 2003 Highlander
- extremely uncomfortable seats in the 2015 Highlander
- door closes/chime stays on in the 2010 Highlander
- audio system settings regularly reset in the 2015 Highlander
- engine failure in the 2002 Highlander
What Breaks the Most
Highlander Key Numbers
A Toyota Bluetooth echo class action lawsuit has been filed by an Illinois law firm which alleges the hands-free phone systems are defective in multiple Toyota models that were not initially equipped with Apple CarPlay and have not had a head unit replaced by Toyota.
Toyota Bluetooth echo problems have caused a class action lawsuit that alleges when the driver of the Toyota uses the hands-free phone system to make or receive a call, the person on the other end of the call hears an echo of their own words.
A lawsuit wonders how Toyota can keep calling their bluetooth implementation "hands-free" when owners very much need to use their hands to prevent echos on each and every call.
For years owners have complained about this issue, but Toyota's only suggestion has been to pickup the phone and turn it's volume all the way up after the call has been initiated. Oh, and also make sure the radio volume is below level 45. Sorta defeats the point, don't you think?…keep reading article "Illinois Lawsuit Says Toyota's Hands-Free Calling is Unusable"
Toyota has blamed a musty A/C smell on microbes [i.e., mold] growing o the evaporator surface and now a lawsuit wants them to do something about it.
The plaintiffs claim the vehicles have defective heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems that cause smells and health problems from mold that collects on the evaporators. Numerous complaints have allegedly been filed with the government, Toyota and Lexus dealerships nationwide since at least 1999.
This isn't the first time Toyota has been sued for musty A/C units.keep reading article "Air Conditioner Lawsuit Complains About Mold Smell From Toyota HVAC"
Owners who have been hoping to see Toyota pay for damaged to the electrical system by rodents may want to look away.
A judge in California has ruled in favor of dismissing a soy-wiring lawsuit because, in the court's eyes, the problems don't violate the terms of Toyota's express warranty.…keep reading article "Judge Doesn’t Buy Claims of Soy Wiring Lawsuits"
Damage from rodents plus the extra cost of renting a car while waiting for repairs, led to about $16,800 in costs assosciate with soy-based wiring.
While an insurance company paid the bulk, a new lawsuit filed in Massachusetts wants to know when Toyota is going to pay for the decision to go with soy?…keep reading article "A Second Soy-Wiring Lawsuit Has Been Filed in Massachusetts"
When Toyota switched away from using plastic or glass-based inulation in favor of soy, it invited in some very unwelcome Toyota loyalisits.
According to the plaintiff, she learned the hard way about the soy wiring when her Avalon wouldn't start and a look under the hood showed wires chewed, so she had the car towed to a dealer. Toyota told her rodents had caused the damage and it would be no problem to repair the problems as long as she could cough up $6,000 to cover the bill.
The soy-based wiring is allegedly attracting in rodents, who love to chew it up and use it for nesting material. The lawsuit, Heidi Browder vs. Toyota Motor Corporation, et al. follows a similar lawsuit filed against Honda earlier this year.keep reading article "Lawsuit Says Toyota’s Use of Soy-Based Wiring is Attracting Rodent Damage"
This just in from the team at Toyota: sensors work much better when they're connected during manufacturing.
Toyota says federal safety standards require a vehicle to activate a warning light if there is a drop in the brake fluid level. However, the automaker says there is a possibility the wire harness that attaches to the brake fluid reservoir sensor was never connected during manufacturing.
In other news: the sun is hot, traffic is the worst, and I can't believe this actually went unchecked. There's no word on when the recall will begin.keep reading article "Highlander Brake Sensor Needs to be Reconnected"
A minor label issue is about to become a major pain in the butt for 2,500 Toyota and Scion owners.
Why do automakers bother with recalls about stickers? Because of federal law.keep reading article "Wrong Weight Limit Label Recall"
Based on federal regulations, a load carrying modification label must be added to a vehicle if weight exceeding the lesser of 1.5 percent of 100 pounds is added to a vehicle between final vehicle certification and the first retail sale of the vehicle. Any corrected values must be accurate to within 1 percent of the actual added weight.…
When speaking to someone on the phone using the bluetooth connection in the car, the person you're speaking with hears their own voice echo back to them. I drive often for work and am frequently on the phone. It's extremely annoying for whomever you're speaking with on the phone.
The Bluetooth in this car for phone calls is unusable. The caller on the other end says it echoes awful and I have to call them using the speaker on my phone. I have read TONS of postings about this online - no one seems to know how to fix it but a lot of people have it. I have tried all the posted suggestions but nothing fixes it.
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