Toyota Highlander transmission service


I recently bought a 2002 Toyota Highlander with an automatic transmission.

When I have this transmission serviced do I need to use Toyota brand transmission fluid or will any brand do?

Someone told me it should be the Toyota brand only. Is there any truth to this?




Use the Toyota fluid only…



What does the Manual Say??

Many manufacturers say to use Their fluid or Equivelent…Like Dexcron IV. The manual should spell it out for you. Toyota has started using special WD Transmission fluid that is made for them. And you can’t find it anywhere but the dealer…at about $15/qt. I don’t know when they started using it, but I know my 2005 4-runner uses it.