How does the 2004 Highlander determine that tire pressure is out of range?

Asked by Oct 10, 2016 at 12:26 PM about the 2004 Toyota Highlander

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I've been told at least 6 different answers as to how the 2004 Highlander detects tire pressure out of range. What is the correct process used?

1 Answer

104,205

The tire pressure warning system is designed to provide warning when tire inflation pressure is critically low while the vehicle is moving. The low tire pressure warning light comes on to inform you that such low tire pressure may hamper driving.This system is not designed to operate when the vehicle is stopped. therefore,check the tire inflation pressure regularly.The recommended cold tire inflation pressure, tire size and the vehicle capacity weight are on the tire and loading information label. Installed tires should be of the specified size. They should be of the same size and construction. If tires other than the specified size are used, or if tires of different sizes or constructions are mixed, the tire pressure warning system will not function properly. The tire pressure warning system does not function properly under certain circumstances. In the following cases, the low tire pressure warning light may not come on even if the tire inflation pressure is low, or it may come on when the tire inflation pressure is actually normal.  A compact spare tire, snow tires, or tire chains are used.  The tire inflation pressure is excessively higher than specified, or tire inflation, pressure suddenly drops due to bursting or other causes. The vehicle is driven on a slippery road surface such as rough or frozen roads. The vehicle speed is less than 30 km/h (19 mph) or more than 100 km/h (62mph), and the driving duration is less than 5 minutes. The tires differ in tread pattern or manufacturer. The tires are not the specified size.  The tread wear is very different among the installed tires.  Rapid acceleration/deceleration or sharp turns is continued.  Towing a trailer.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Toyota Highlander Questions

Toyota Highlander Experts

#1 Wendy Tucker
Wendy Tucker
Reputation 4,250
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 3,890
#3 Shawntele Lewis
Shawntele Lewis
Reputation 2,430
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Pilot
15 Great Deals out of 740 listings starting at $2,499
Used Toyota 4Runner
5 Great Deals out of 412 listings starting at $3,750
Used Toyota RAV4
87 Great Deals out of 3,306 listings starting at $2,750
Used Acura MDX
33 Great Deals out of 487 listings starting at $2,900
Used Nissan Pathfinder
23 Great Deals out of 870 listings starting at $3,980
Used Toyota Sienna
8 Great Deals out of 1,049 listings starting at $2,950
Used Ford Explorer
41 Great Deals out of 1,246 listings starting at $2,900
Used Toyota Camry
41 Great Deals out of 1,852 listings starting at $838
Used Honda CR-V
49 Great Deals out of 2,418 listings starting at $1,790
Used Toyota Sequoia
3 Great Deals out of 82 listings starting at $4,900
Used Hyundai Santa Fe
79 Great Deals out of 1,240 listings starting at $1,995
Used Toyota Tacoma
15 Great Deals out of 826 listings starting at $10,500

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Toyota Highlander For Sale
200 listings starting at $1,025
2016 Toyota Highlander For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 48 listings starting at $31,899
2015 Toyota Highlander For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 73 listings starting at $24,995
2014 Toyota Highlander For Sale
56 listings starting at $27,488
2013 Toyota Highlander For Sale
86 listings starting at $17,995

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.