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  1. MG

    2013 Scion FR-S Engine Valve Spring Replacement Recall J02

    Recall Letter You can check the status of any Recall on your Toyota here. Subject: Safety Recall J02– Remedy 2013 Scion FR-S Engine Valve Spring Replacement NHTSA Recall No. 18V-772 On November 1, 2018, Subaru filed a Defect Information Report (DIR) with the National Highway Traffic Safety...
  2. BGroot

    Scion FR-S Owners Claim a Recall Fix Is Destroying Their Engines

    Usually when you take your car into the dealership for a safety recall, it comes out the other side of the shop imperceptibly better and safer than before. These are essentially mechanical firmware updates. It's theoretically one of the least risky things you could do to a vehicle—and at the end...
  3. MG

    2017-2018 Toyota Highlander Hybrid MIL "ON" DTC P3190 - (Poor Engine Power) at High Altitude

    Some 2017 – 2018 model year Highlander Hybrid vehicles may exhibit a MIL “ON” condition with Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) P3190 (Poor Engine Power). This may occur when operating the vehicle in high altitude and high temperature conditions. The engine control module/ECM (SAE Term: Powertrain...
  4. MG

    2016-2017 Toyota Tacoma Engine Idle Surge With Steering Input

    Some 2016 – 2017 model year Tacoma vehicles equipped with a 2GR-FKS engine may exhibit an engine idle surge with steering input. The surge is most noticeable under the following conditions: *The vehicle is operated at an idle creep speed. *The steering wheel is turned (i.e., backing out of a...
  5. OishiiJPN

    2016-2018 Toyota Prius Engine Wire Harness Recall J0T

    Recall Letter You can check the status of any Recall on your Toyota here. Subject: Safety Recall J0T– Remedy 2016 – 2018 Model Year Prius Engine Wire Harness On September 5, 2018, Toyota filed a Defect Information Report (DIR) with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)...
  6. MG

    2016-2018 Toyota Models Chirping Noise From High-Pressure Fuel Pump

    2018 Camry 2017 Highlander 2017 Sienna 2016 - 2017 Tacoma Some 2016 – 2017 model year Tacoma, 2017 model year Sienna and Highlander, and 2018 model year Camry vehicles equipped with a 2GR-FKS engine may exhibit a chirping noise from the high-pressure fuel pump. Follow the Repair Procedure in...
  7. BGroot

    2016 Toyota iM Check Engine Light on with code P2820

    Some 2016 model year iM vehicles may exhibit a MIL “ON” condition with Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) P2820 present, indicating a Pressure Control Solenoid (shift solenoid valve SLP) Performance condition. The Engine Control Module (ECM) (SAE term: Powertrain Control Module/PCM) logic has been...
  8. MG

    2008-2015 Scion Xb with a failing Alternator (Noise)

  9. Lewis

    2017 Toyota Highlander with Lean Codes on both banks

    If you have a 2017 Toyota Highlander with Lean codes on both banks over 30% LTFT (also with possible EVAP code) then the problem is the EVAP Purge Valve getting intermittently stuck open. We are seeing quite a few of these.
  10. BGroot

    Toyota Supras Feed Their BMW Engines Before Heading To The 'Ring

    For the umpteenth time, the much-hyped Toyota Supra has been spotted attacking the Nürburgring ahead of its world debut scheduled to take place later this year. Several prototypes of the two-seater, rear-wheel-drive coupe were seen at the Green Hell after making a pit stop at a nearby gas...
  11. MG

    2018 Toyota Camry with Code P26CB71 Electric Water Pump Speed Stuck T-SB-0323-17

    Some 2018 model year Camry vehicles equipped with four-cylinder engines may exhibit a MIL “ON” condition with Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) P26CB71 (Electric Water Pump Speed Stuck). The Engine Control Module (ECM) (SAE term: Powertrain Control Module [PCM]) logic has been modified to address...
  12. MG

    2009-2017 Toyota Corolla Engine oil leaks between the Engine Block and Transaxle

    Some 2009 – 2017 model year Corolla vehicles equipped with the 2ZR-FE or 2ZR-FAE engines may exhibit a condition in which engine oil leaks between the engine block and transaxle. The source of the leak may be caused by a leaking oil galley plug. The purpose of this bulletin is to provide a...
  13. MG

    2018 Toyota Camry Oversized Engine Pistons Recall J0M

    Recall Letter You can check the status of any Recall on your Toyota here. Subject: Safety Recall J0M – Remedy 2018 Model Year Camry Vehicles Oversized Pistons On March 28, 2018, Toyota filed a Defect Information Report (DIR) with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)...
  14. OishiiJPN

    Various Toyota models MIL "ON" DTC P2610

    Some 2014 – 2018 model year Toyota vehicles... 2014 - 2017 Corolla, Prius C 2014 - 2015 Land Cruiser 2016 - 2017 RAV4 HV 2015 - 2017 RAV4 2015 - 2018 Yaris 2017 iM may exhibit a MIL “ON” condition with Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) P2610 (Engine Off Timer Performance) present. The Engine...
  15. Lewis

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  16. Lewis

    2010 Toyota Prius with Codes P261B or P261C Coolant Pump Control Malfunction

    Some vehicles may exhibit a MIL “ON” condition with one or more of the following Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs): • P261B – Engine Coolant Pump “B” Control Malfunction • P261C – Engine Coolant Pump “B” Control Circuit Low Improvements have been made to the electric water pump (161A0-39015)...
  17. Lewis

    2016-2017 Toyota Tacoma Coolant Leak from Engine Block

    If you have a 2016-2017 Toyota Tacoma with the 2GR-FKS engine, you may want to keep an eye out for any engine coolant loss. We have seen a few coolant leaks from porous blocks around the engine mounts. Here is what a few bad ones look like with a few good ones following those...
  18. MG

    Toyota sees traditional gas engines phased out by the 2040s

    Toyota sees dedicated gas and diesel engines in its vehicles lineup reducing down to zero by the 2040s, on its path to its goal of reducing the CO2 emissions of its vehicles by 90 percent by 2050 (compared to 2010). At a press conference hosted by the company at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show today...
  19. MG

    Toyota invests $14.5 million in Jackson Tennessee Plant

    After news of Toyota Bodine Aluminum receiving further investment from Toyota, the future is looking bright at the Jackson plant. Toyota recently announced its plan to invest $373.8 million in five U.S. plants, including $14.5 million in Jackson’s Toyota Bodine plant. Toyota Bodine Aluminum...
  20. Lewis

    Toyota Tundra No Start with No ECM Communication

    If you run across a 2008 Toyota Tundra (3UR-FE) and have a no start, no ECM communication condition and there is no "Check Engine Light" bulb illuminated during the function check, disconnect the secondary air valves.These have a tendency to short the 5 volt reference line and stop all ECM...
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