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At higher mileages (125,000+) the Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor may intermittently stop working, especially when the vehicle is fully warmed up. This can cause the engine to stall unexpectedly.
Drivers of the Toyota Corolla may notice excessive oil consumption between oil changes, even to the extent of the engine oil warning light displayed on the multi-function display.
This issue is known to be caused by infrequent oil changes causing engine sludge, or worn piston rings.
The engine should be cleaned of oil sludge, and if oil consumption remains excessive, the engine may need new piston rings, or other internal components replaced.
To avoid this issue, change the engine oil and filter every 3,000 miles, and ensure the proper grade of oil is used.
The center multi-function display may failure. This is commonly caused by poorly soldered internal connection. Our technicians tell us that these display panels can be successfully repaired or reconditioned by a shop specializing in such repairs.
The ignition coil inside the distributor may fail. Our technicians tell us this may result in a hesitation on acceleration, especially when the vehicle is warming up on cold, rainy days. The pickup coils inside the distributor can also fail and cause a no-start condition. There have also been some failures of the radio noise suppressors inside the distributors, which can short out. Our technicians recommend replacing the whole distributor with a complete, genuine Toyota distributor if any of its components fail.
The fuel gauge may read incorrectly. A service bulletin has been released by Toyota regarding this concern. The fuel filler pipe or the instrument cluster may need to be replaced to correct this concern.
Corrosion protection for the frame of the 2000-2003 Toyota Tundra is insufficient for the rear crossmember, under the truck bed. The crossmember is designed for chassis rigidity, truck bed support, and mounting for other components. When the crossmember rusts through there is a loss of rigidity, and can be metal-on-metal vibration from the truck bed.
Toyota has addressed the issue by applying a new coating to the rear of the frame when this issue arises. If deep rusting is present, the crossmember must be replaced.
Proper cleaning of the frame, especially in locations where road salts are used, can help protect the coating.