Toyota Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Toyota

Toyota Problems

The Center Multi-Function Display May Fail

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.

Automatic Transmission May Not Shift Correctly at High Mileages

At higher mileages, (125,000-150,000) the automatic transmission may not shift correctly. This can be caused by the throttle position sensor being out of adjustment or a shift solenoid needing to be replaced. Typically the transmission does not need to be completely overhauled.

Automatic Transmissions May Hesitate When Accelerating

Cars equipped with an automatic transmission might experience a hesitation when accelerating. Revised software for the on board computer is available which may correct this problem. Software revisions are commonly most helpful on newer vehicles. once the mileage builds up a worn component could cause similar problems. Whenever major transmission work in performed, the transmission software should be updated as necessary.

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Toyota Questions

My battery keeps draining but my altinator looks fine..what else could it be (2 answers)

Started with the radio going out

ABS and cruise control light flashing then ABS turns off and the other doesn't ? (1 answer)

What could be causing this the abs turns off when I'm driving but not the cruise light but when you apply the brakes the abs light comes back on then goes off I don't know what's causing the problem the brakes seem to be fine and the cruise is off but the light continuously flashes th...

Fan comes on alot during driving but no overheat warnings. What should I do? (2 answers)

Fan comes on alot during driving but no overheat warnings. I start car for daily warmup 15-20 mins and then I'll here fan and while Waiting for lights or stop sign.

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Toyota Recalls

Seat Heater Wiring Shorts And Causes Fire

For vehicles equipped with aftermarket accessory seat heaters, the seat heater elements may short circuit when the seat cushion is compressed, and result in a fire hazard. Dealers will disconnect the seat heaters and refund the purchase price of the seat heaters free of charge to resolve the concern,

Front Strut Rod Separates

The front strut mounting bearings may become damaged when the vehicle is subject to large bumps and impacts. Dealers will replace the strut mounting bearings and as necessary replace the strut and front suspension support sub-assembly free of charge to resolve the concern.

Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator Ruptures On Deployment

The passenger frontal air bag inflator may rupture on deployment, causing metal fragments to come through the air bag and injure occupants. Dealers will replace the passenger frontal air bag inflator or in some cases replace the air bag assembly free of charge to resolve the concern.

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Toyota Reviews

Purchased used in 2005 with 60k. Currently at 218,000, splitting mileage with a 2006 Tundra. The car has been a solid performer with the exception one major issue (more later). The brakes issue is real. I have not upgrades and intend to check with the dealer after earlier posts mentioned some sort of recall. Interior quality is good to excellent, and had not given any problems. Minor irri...
Just traded in my 1st Tundra 4wd TRD only had 315,000 miles ! Engine and trans still strong but began having to replace/fix too many things that are expected to go over time. Bought 2013 Tundra TRD 4wd, need I say more. Wife has 4runner with 300k+ still running fine. My only complaint is my front driver side speaker is blown, anyone know if it is worth having Toyota dealer fix or is there bette...
I have an 01 Sequoia and it has the new trans and is getting the new computer now. Everyone who is one this board needs to make sure they call Toyota- not just your local dealer- because the girl I talked to said that they determine recalls partially based on how many complaints they get from the hotline.So...call!

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