OEM Toyota Highlander Parts List And Owner's Guide

The Toyota Highlander is one of Toyota’s top selling mid-size crossovers. It’s no surprise, since the Highlander is an excellent car that offers:

  • Reliable performance
  • Comfort for the driver and all the passengers
  • Ample cargo space
  • More

If you own a Highlander, this guide is for you. This guide is packed with information that will help you make the most out of your Highlander.

Maintaining And Accessorizing Your Highlander

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Everyone knows that Toyota makes cars that last hundreds of thousands of miles. To say that Toyota vehicles are durable workhorses would be an understatement. To make sure that your Highlander lasts as long as possible, you need to maintain it regularly.

Maintaining your Highlander includes:

Toyota designed the Highlander to be as comfortable as possible. You can still make it even more comfortable for yourself. You can do this by accessorizing your Highlander. This post has a list of great ways to accessorize your Highlander. To sum it up:

  • All-weather floor mats
  • Body side moldings
  • Cargo tote
  • Cargo liner
  • Cross bar
  • Door edge guards
  • Emergency assistance kit
  • First aid kit
  • Key finder
  • Mud guards
  • Rear bumper protector
  • Running boards
  • Tow hitch receiver
  • Trailer ball and ball mount
  • Wireless headphones

The Most Common Issues With The Highlander

As a Highlander owner, you want to stay on top of the most common issues with your vehicle. The first step is knowing which issues your fellow Highlander owners are dealing with. This list will help you with that. To sum it up:

2013-2016 Highlander

  • Trim gap on the passenger side

2007-2012 Highlander

  • Driver’s side power window master switch failure
  • Damaged clock spring

2001-2006 Highlander

  • Improperly installed forward retention clip
  • Deteriorating seal in brake system
  • Broken transmission transfer case seals

Another common issue with Highlanders is door lock failure. If you’re dealing with this issue, this diagnosis guide may help you.

What Can You Tow With A Highlander XLE?

Did you know that you can actually tow with a Highlander XLE? The highest trim level of the crossover has a towing capacity of up to 5,000 pounds. That means you can tow a variety of things, including:

  • A speedboat
  • Horses
  • A 25’ RV

If you have a basic trim level (like the LE), you can still tow lighter things like:

  • A teardrop trailer
  • A jet ski
  • A small utility trailer
  • An ATV

Highlander Parts List

If you’re wondering what parts you should stock up on, here’s a list of some of the parts Highlander owners order often:

Written by Jason Lancaster