2015 Toyota Highlander hesitation at stop

toyota
highlander

#1

Anyone having hesitation problem with Toyota Highlander at near stop or pulling out in traffic ? Car fails to respond when you press on the accelerator.


#2

Your vehicle has a drive-by-wire throttle system.

What this means is, instead of having a throttle cable between the accelerator pedal and the throttle body, your vehicle has an electronic throttle pedal position sensor which sends a signal t the computer, and the computer uses that signal to operate the electronic throttle body.

What you want to try first is having the electronic throttle body cleaned.

Tester


#3

First thing to check is to see if your vehicle has hill assist feature. If it does this causes the vehicle to apply the brakes on hills of a certain inclination (it doesn’t have to be much of a inclination) . Thus it will not release the brakes even though you take your foot off the brakes until you apply a certain amount of throttle so this may be what you are feeling . We have this on a FCA van and I hate that feature . Some makes will allow you to turn it off so I would read the owners manual for that info .


#4

OK, thank you very much for the information, I will take it to the Toyota dealer and see what they say.

Best Regards,

Billy