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Toyota MR2 Spyder Problems

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Most Common Toyota MR2 Spyder Problems

Drivers of the Toyota MR2 Spyder may notice excessive oil consumption between oil changes, even to the extent of the engine oil warning light displayed on the multi-function display.
Occasionally the timing chain and sprockets need replacement due to premature wear and problems with the variable valve timing system (VVTi).
The timing chain tensioner is designed to use oil pressure to keep tension on the timing chain.
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Years to Avoid

Based on owner-submitted report and recall notices, Toyota MR2 Spyder years 2000, 2002, and 2001 are the most likely to experience problems.

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