Toyota Repair and Maintenance

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

Toyota Problems

Failed Emissions Test Due to Blocked EGR System

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 EGR system is equipped with an EGR temperature sensor it will trigger a Check Engine Light for improper EGR flow. The repair is to clean out the EGR passages and the EGR Temperature sensor. Our technicians tell this repair is pretty straight forward and takes about 1-1.5 hours. It is also wise to verify the EGR system components i.e. the Transducer, EGR Valve and VSV Solenoid at this time.

Valve Cover Gaskets May Leak Oil

The valve cover gaskets have a tendency to leak oil, especially the one near the firewall.

Ignition Coil Inside Distributor May Fail

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.

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Toyota Questions

my engine over heats.heated up and burnt my gasket and radiator. (1 answer)

was at the mechanic and had a computer scan. result said it was o.k. but it happened again. mine is a 4 plug engine

how to get a distributor coil out (1 answer)

and to test it

What is normal gas mileage ? (1 answer)

I have 1992 celica gts. Maybe 30 miles on Hwy.
I previously had 1995 celica st. It got 36-40 miles on Hwy. Why does 1992 get less?

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Toyota Recalls

Side Curtain Air Bag Inflators Eject Into The Passenger Compartment

The side curtain air bag inflators may crack and fracture. Dealers will install retention brackets to the curtain shield bags free of charge to resolve the concern.

Load Rating Label Inaccurate After Accessory Installation

The vehicle certification label may have the incorrect load carrying capacity listed on it. Toyota will provide owners with a corrected label, and dealers will aid in installation if necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

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,

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Toyota Reviews

First off I love this car !!! It is a huge improvement over my 2009 Corolla S . I was in the market for another car in 2015 and came across this sharp grey Corolla S 6speed manual with every option you can get on a manual. I was told by the saleman that the car was ordered by original buyers who wanted it with a manual transmission and within 2400 mile he traded it in . I made out on the sal...
____ + I own a 1997 Toyota corolla CE (Classic Edition) with 147,000miles. I am the Second Owner of this vehicle. Color is Beige. It runs with a 1.6L (4A-FE) Engine and transfers the power to the wheels on a 5 speed manual (C50) transmission with synchronizers. ____ + The Drivetrain is awesome on this vehicle, but the cv joints are leaking grease which makes me believ...
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...

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