Toyota Highlander Skid traction


#1

My wife just had new tires and a alignment done on the 2004 Highlander. Now the car once in while while driving on curves or straight the skid light comes on and the car trys to adjust as if you where in a skid. Toyota dealer checked the computer there are not codes.


#2

You HAVE verified that the tire pressure is correct on all 4 tires, correct?


#3

Also, double check that all tires are identical size. Sounds crazy, but it happens!


#4

Does it adjust on slippery roads or just normal dry or wet roads?


#5

Yes


#6

They are correct


#7

It has been on dry roads


#8

Hve you hear of a loss wire on the ABS system causing the problem?


#9

have you hear of a loss wire on the ABS system causing the problem?


#10

have you hear of a loss wire on the ABS system causing the problem?


#11

Before you post the same message again, I have to ask–

What is “a loss wire”?


#12

I think he means a “lost” wire, as in disconnected or damaged.

This would activate the ABS light full time, so I don’t think that’s the problem.


#13

Did your wife get two new tires, or four?


#14

I see an alignment was done.

Was the vehicle acting in the same manner (at all?) BEFORE the new tires and alignment were done?

I suspect a error in the alignment job IF the tires are sound. Brand new tires have been known to have separations in them.

What make, type (winter, all-season, snows?) and size are the tires?


#15

Good guesswork. When the wheels were put back on, an ABS sensor could have been damaged. This happens a lot. Checking codes is good but it is only 20% of the job. There are four wheels and four sensors to look at.