Engine Oil Leaking problems of the 2008 Toyota Highlander

Seven problems related to engine oil leaking have been reported for the 2008 Toyota Highlander. The most recently reported issues are listed below. Please also check out the statistics and reliability analysis of the 2008 Toyota Highlander based on all problems reported for the 2008 Highlander.

car   Engine Oil Leaking problem 1
Failure Date: 06/15/2017

The car blew the engine oil cooler pipe leaking profusely I drove it at night came home and there was a 12 x 12 oil leak in my garage. I pulled it out of the garage with the motor running and there was another 12 x 12 oil spill on my drive way. I have a line all the way down my street of the oil spewing out of the engine . I had to get the car towed the following day to Toyota who knew about the part and offered an extended 10 year warranty to fix this problem. There was only 2 quarts of oil left in the crank case. No low oil light came on. I would have blown my motor for sure if I was on the highway. There is a video from Toyota about the engine oil cooler pipe leaking and that they changed the part from rubber hoses to metal. Why was there not a recall on this part. It is not a matter of if it will fail but when. This could have caused a serious situation!.

car   Engine Oil Leaking problem 2
Failure Date: 11/06/2014

Engine oil leaked almost empty. When I picked up kid from school parking on the driveway on that rainy day, saw a leak line on the wet ground. Next Saturday I filled a qt oil to the level and drove to repair shop. The technician said almost all 5. 5 qt oil was leaked out. Turned out it was timing chain cover's silicon sealer broken. I am the person always check around my car before going out, if not checking, things could be very bad.

car   Engine Oil Leaking problem 3
Failure Date: 01/07/2014

Oil pressure warning light went on almost immediately pulled over found no oil on dipstick had rapid oil leak, dealer replaced oil cooler hose with oil cooler pipe.

car   Engine Oil Leaking problem 4
Failure Date: 06/14/2013

The contact owns a 2008 Toyota Highlander. The contact stated that after parking the vehicle, he noticed a large amount of oil in the driveway. The contact checked the oil level and it showed that there was no oil in the vehicle. He then added oil and found a steady stream leak from a rubber hose. The contact purchased an after market metal hose and replaced the defective hose. He then drained the oil and found that there were metal shavings in the oil, which he assumed came from the bearings. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure and current mileage was 64,000.

car   Engine Oil Leaking problem 5
Failure Date: 02/01/2013

Oil leak from backside of engine. Toyota has acknowledge the issue with a service bulletin TSB-0321-08 but did not perform a recall. Therefore, you may experience this problem and you may find the issue after your warranty expired. This is a very expensive repair - estimated to be more than $2k. Toyota continue to experience quality problems and should honor their products within or outside their warranty when it is clearly related to poor quality.

car   Engine Oil Leaking problem 6
Failure Date: 08/17/2010

Went to local dealer to get oil change, 15 minutes later oil leak all out from bottom. Dealer said that it was a hose malfunction, but no recall, car is only two yrs old.

car   Engine Oil Leaking problem 7
Failure Date: 01/01/1901

2008 Toyota Highlander. Consumer is not satisfied with decision on her Toyota the consumer stated the vehicle was leaking oil and the cover had to be resealed. The right front main oil seal was replaced as well.

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