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

114,965

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

Toyota Highlander Experts

  • #1
    Wendy Tucker
    Reputation
    4,600
  • #2
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    4,130
  • #3
    Shawntele Lewis
    Reputation
    2,480
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Pilot
17 Great Deals out of 578 listings starting at $3,950
Used Toyota 4Runner
13 Great Deals out of 545 listings starting at $2,995
Used Toyota RAV4
46 Great Deals out of 3,286 listings starting at $1,800
Used Acura MDX
30 Great Deals out of 520 listings starting at $1,300
Used Toyota Camry
90 Great Deals out of 2,220 listings starting at $1,900
Used Toyota Sienna
43 Great Deals out of 1,066 listings starting at $1,788
Used Honda CR-V
54 Great Deals out of 2,671 listings starting at $1,500
Used Nissan Pathfinder
17 Great Deals out of 1,136 listings starting at $3,888
Used Ford Explorer
35 Great Deals out of 1,560 listings starting at $5,000
Used Toyota Sequoia
10 Great Deals out of 81 listings starting at $5,900
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
137 Great Deals out of 3,741 listings starting at $2,995
Used Toyota Tacoma
25 Great Deals out of 1,189 listings starting at $4,444

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Toyota Highlander For Sale
379 listings starting at $36,280
2017 Toyota Highlander For Sale
126 listings starting at $34,990
2016 Toyota Highlander For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 67 listings starting at $29,785
2015 Toyota Highlander For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 108 listings starting at $26,988
2014 Toyota Highlander For Sale
41 listings starting at $23,495

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.