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I tried to remove the oil filter housing on our 2019 Highlander and had to apply so much pressure that the housing broke. I have been changing oil on my 2007 Tundra for 14 years, always observing the torque specs printed on the filter housing. Never have had any trouble removing the filter housing on that vehicle. I suspect that the dealer that sold us the Highlander performed the last oil change just before we bought the car with 28,000 miles on it. I also noted this tendency to overdo things at the dealer shop when I last had a tire rotation performed at the dealer. A subsequent attempt by me to remove a wheel was unsuccessful. Not even my 1/2" impact driver couldn't break the lugs loose. Also, tires spec'd at 32 psi were inflated to 50 psi. This why I prefer to do as much maintenance myself as possible.