Toyota Repair and Maintenance
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Toyota ProblemsProblem With Door Mechanism in Electric Sliding Doors
Models with electric sliding doors can develop problems with the door mechanism. The cable in the door becomes frayed, which will damage the electric motor.
The Check Engine Light may illuminate with a fault code P1121 stored. It is commonly caused by a failed three way coolant control valve. Valve replacement is recommended if this occurs.
The Evaporative system may have problems with the vapor canister releasing charcoal pellets that plug the vent valve. Typically a Code P0441, P0442 and P0446 will be set. The key code is the P0446 which is a vent valve electrical failure. The proper repair is to replace the entire canister with all the valves as a unit. This is located on top of the fuel tank and is expensive. Our Technicians tell us that for awhile Toyota was covering these problems, but this may have changed. It would not hurt to call the dealer if this problem occurs to see if Toyota is still helping with these repairs.
Toyota Questionsrack leaking on right. when turning left & back steering "sticks" a little . (2 answers)
Rack and pionion replaced few years ago. Power stearing pump, water pump, timing belt, alternater & dual fans replaced 1-2 year ago. Started hesitating when turning left at times-slwo speed. Is this realated to rack & pinion.
The battery was drained. Problem has occurred once but will happen again with charged battery. No other lights were on. Car started fine.
Acts like its running out of gas. Engine light on before that. Changed fuel filter and fuel pressure regulator. When reg. was off gas was dripping out. After replacing feul filter it ran perfect for about 45 seconds then it started bogging down when i tried to accelerate. Runs normal for 10 secon...
Toyota RecallsSeat 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,
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.
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.