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2018 Toyota Highlander Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
04/02/18 NHTSA ID: 10131893
TSB ID: T-TT-0432-17_Rev

Tt: rev2 some customers may complain about a hybrid vehicle battery cooling system warning message. this warning message may appear when the hv battery cooling system loses efficiency due to debris on the filter and or some object obstruc
03/12/18 NHTSA ID: 10130005
TSB ID: T-SB-0211-17_Rev

Tsb: revision notice february 23, 2018 rev1: ? applicability has been updated to include 2018 model year highlander and highlander hv vehicles. ? the introduction, warranty information, and repair procedure sections have been updated. any
04/02/18 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10131670
TSB ID: T-SB-0001-18

Tsb: when completing a transaxle assembly replacement, engine control module (ecm) (sae term: powertrain control module [pcm]) replacement, or ecm (pcm) reprogram, ensure the correct ecm (pcm) software is matched with the transaxle assembly
04/02/18 Transmission and Drivetrain NHTSA ID: 10131677
TSB ID: T-TT-0474-18

Tt: for some repairs on 2017-2018 sienna and highlander and 2018 camry vehicles equipped with the 8-speed transmission, it is necessary to determine transmission serial number and understand production date.
04/23/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10133654
TSB ID: T-SB-0229-12_Rev

Tsb: revision notice november 22, 2017 rev1: ? applicability has been updated to include 2014 ? 2018 model year vehicles. any previous printed versions of this bulletin should be discarded. in the event that a toyota vehicle becomes submerg
04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10131749
TSB ID: T-SB-0001-18_Rev

Tsb: revision notice february 02, 2018 rev1: ? applicability has been updated to include 2018 model year sienna vehicles. ? the entire bulletin has been updated. any previous printed versions of this bulletin should be discarded. when compl
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04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10131860
TSB ID: T-SB-0197-17

Tsb: hybrid vehicles are equipped with 2 types of batteries: ? hybrid vehicles (hv) battery. ? auxiliary (12v) battery. if the hybrid vehicle is put into storage, the state-of-charge (soc) of its hv battery and auxiliary battery will gradu
04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10131786
TSB ID: T-TT-0435-17

Tt: this bulletin is regarding best practices when handling navigation systems that use hard disc drive or micro sd card memory.
04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10131771
TSB ID: T-SB-0185-17

Tsb: some 2018 model year vehicles are equipped with a smart key system, which allows the customer to enter and start the vehicle without using a mechanical key. to ensure the system is operating properly, the smart key functions (smart en
04/02/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10131746
TSB ID: T-SB-0195-17

Tsb: a battery in a stored vehicle is subject to conditions that can reduce its performance and life. these conditions include storage period, temperature, parasitic drain, and battery load. because of these factors, battery inspection and
03/12/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10129947
TSB ID: T-SB-0001-18_Rev

Tsb: revision notice february 02, 2018 rev1: ? applicability has been updated to include 2018 model year sienna vehicles. ? the entire bulletin has been updated. any previous printed versions of this bulletin should be discarded. when compl
01/16/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10127066
TSB ID: T-SB-0337-17

Tsb: some customers may complain of the inability to use certain functions of the navigation/infotainment system while the vehicle is in motion. the following software update modifies the system functionality while the vehicle is in motion,
04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10132410
TSB ID: T-SB-0218-17_Rev

Tsb: revision notice july 20, 2017 rev1: applicability has been updated to exclude 2007 ? 2017 model year avanza vehicles. some hazardous material treatment and handling regulations at the state and local level define the pre-disposal deplo
04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10132657
TSB ID: T-SB-0287-17

Tsb: 2018 pre-delivery service check sheet.
04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10132658
TSB ID: T-SB-0288-17

Tsb: pre-delivery service (pds) is a critical step in satisfying your dealership?s new car customers. customer feedback indicates the following areas deserve special attention when performing pds: ? careful inspection for paint chips/scratc
04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10131739
TSB ID: T-SB-0192-17

Tsb: during the manufacturing process, tires are mounted on the vehicle as matched sets to help reduce conditions such as pulling or drifting. if the wheels are replaced or refinished before vehicle delivery, it is important the tires rema
04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10131750
TSB ID: T-SB-0009-18

Tsb: the purpose of this service bulletin is to elevate awareness and provide best practices for leather and synthetic leather care in toyota vehicles. as an additional resource, if the vehicle is equipped with factory leather seats, the ve
04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10131671
TSB ID: Toyota Safety Re

Safety recall and service campaign - technician certification requirements
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04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10131674
TSB ID: Toyota Safety Re

Safety recall and service campaign - technician certification requirements
04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10131684
TSB ID: H0X_Toyota Safet

Safety recall and service campaign - technician certification requirements.
04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10131685
TSB ID: Toyota Safety Re

Safety recall and service campaign - technician certification requirements
04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10131759
TSB ID: T-SB-0187-12_Rev

Tsb: revision notice february 12, 2018 rev2: ? applicability has been updated to include 2015 ? 2018 model year vehicles. january 23, 2014 rev1: ? applicability has been updated to include 2013 ? 2014 model year vehicles. any previous print
04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10131790
TSB ID: T-SB-0188-17

Tsb: 2018 model year vehicles are equipped with driver?s side floor mat retaining clips to secure the floor mat in the correct position. in addition, some models may utilize retaining clips for passenger side and rear seat floor mats as we
04/02/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10131849
TSB ID: T-SB-0196-17

Tsb: long-term or off-site storage requires special care to keep vehicles factory fresh and ready for delivery. the following guidelines should be performed to minimize vehicle component/part degradation due to extended vehicle storage con
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03/12/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10129968
TSB ID: T-SB-0009-18

Tsb: the purpose of this service bulletin is to elevate awareness and provide best practices for leather and synthetic leather care in toyota vehicles. as an additional resource, if the vehicle is equipped with factory leather seats, the ve
03/12/18 Other NHTSA ID: 10129977
TSB ID: T-SB-0187-12_Rev

Tsb: revision notice february 12, 2018 rev2: ? applicability has been updated to include 2015 ? 2018 model year vehicles. january 23, 2014 rev1: ? applicability has been updated to include 2013 ? 2014 model year vehicles. any previous print

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Toyota Highlander TSBs (Technical Service Bulletins)

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.