Toyota Tercel Problems

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Most Common Toyota Tercel Problems

At higher mileages, (125,000-150,000) the automatic transmission may not shift correctly.
The EGR System tends to get restricted or blocked with carbon after 100,000- 125,000 miles which will cause an emissions test failure for NOX.
If the vehicle will not crank over, the most common problem is the starter, which tend to fail at about 100,00-125,000 miles.
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Years to Avoid
Based on owner-submitted report and recall notices, Toyota Tercel years 1999, 1998, and 1997 are the most likely to experience problems.
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