2021 Toyota Supra Supra Long-Term Vehicle Storage Guidelines T-SB-0034-20 Revision 1


Please see T-SB-0034-20 Revision 1

2021 Toyota Supra

REVISION NOTICE July 12, 2021 Rev1:
The Long-Term Vehicle Storage Guidelines section has been updated.
Any previous printed versions of this bulletin should be discarded.

Long-term or off-site storage requires special care to keep vehicles factory fresh and ready for delivery. The following guidelines for 2021 model year Supra vehicles should be performed to minimize vehicle component/part degradation due to extended vehicle storage conditions. Long-term storage can affect a vehicle’s systems and components. Any problems that are found should be corrected immediately

Below are items that should be checked periodically and their frequency.

Tire Inflation Pressure Check Monthly
Parts Rust Inspection Monthly
A/C Compressor Lubrication Monthly
Charge Battery to 12.9V Using Under-hood Jump Starting Posts Every 6 Weeks
Disc Brake Rotor Surface Rust Removal Every 8 Weeks
Engine Starting and Vehicle Movement Every 6 Weeks
Rapgard™ Removal After 90 Days Tyvek Removal After 12 Months

A combination of proper vehicle receipt, Pre-Delivery Service (PDS), and vehicle storage is the ONLY way to maintain factory fresh vehicles. Toyota’s goal is to deliver 100% problem-free vehicles. With your commitment to quality and customer satisfaction, we can reach that goal. Review this bulletin often and make sure new employees are aware of the policies and procedures outlined herein, as individual training in proper inspection, PDS, and storage and handling techniques are essential to ensure high-quality delivery.

Long-Term Vehicle Storage Guidelines Reference and Training Materials:
Listed below are additional resources, which will help you with vehicle receipt, inspection, and storage procedures.
UoT e-Learning Course E257 Vehicle Delivery Quality – Paint Finish Repair.
Dealer Delivery Quality Operations Guide, P/N 001 16-DDQOG-98.
Service Bulletin BO020-91, Prevention and Repair of Acid Rain Damage.
Service Bulletin BO005-92, New Vehicle Washing Schedule for Paint Protection.
DCA-8000 Battery Diagnostic Tool Instruction Manual.
Service Bulletin PA005-04, Iron Particle Rust Contamination Repair.
Service Bulletin PG005-94, Dealer Removal Procedures for Rapgard™ Protective Film.
Service Bulletin PG007-02, Wheel Film for Brake Rotor Rust Prevention.

Parking and Paint Protection Procedure
Storage areas should be paved, well lit, and secure. If your off-site storage lot is NOT paved, spread gravel to minimize mud and dust. Make sure vehicles are driven carefully when moving them to or from a long-term lot. This will help minimize damage to the paint finish from road grit or gravel.
Park vehicles from right to left AT LEAST three feet apart. Leave enough space front and rear to easily walk between rows.
Turn OFF ALL electrical accessories, make sure windows are closed, and check that the transmission is in Park. Do NOT apply the parking brake.
HVAC vent controls should be set to Recirc to minimize dust and odor intrusion.
Make sure the plastic door edge protectors are in place and fold in the side view mirror (if applicable).
Anti-rust covers or anti-rust film should remain on vehicle during storage. 1. Anti-rust covers (behind wheel) should be removed at PDS. 2. Anti-rust film (applied to wheel) should be removed just prior to customer delivery.
Wash vehicles frequently

Battery Every six weeks charge the battery to 12.9V with the DCA-8000 battery charger using the Manual Charge option. Refer to the DCA-8000 Battery Diagnostic Tool Instruction Manual for complete battery charging procedures.

Tire Inflation Pressure If the vehicle is parked for long periods without being moved, a flat spot may develop on each tire surface in contact with the ground, even if the tires are inflated to specification. Tire inflation pressure should be checked once a month. Tire inflation pressure for storage ONLY: 43 psi.

Parts Rust If the vehicles in your storage area are exposed to a sea breeze or significant precipitation, corrosion with rust in some parts may occur. If rust is found, remove it, and apply rust inhibitor to prevent recurrence.

Engine Starting and Vehicle Movement If the vehicle is stored over an extended period, starting and running the engine periodically will help to ensure smooth running operation.
1. Start and operate the engine at an engine speed of less than 1,500 rpm for 15 minutes or longer. Raise the engine speed above 3,000 rpm 10 times to eliminate moisture from the exhaust.

2. Move the vehicle AT LEAST 30 feet to lubricate the transmission and differential, and to prevent tire flat-spot damage.

A/C Compressor Lubrication To minimize the possibility of damage to the A/C compressor while storing a vehicle, perform the following recommended maintenance procedures AT LEAST once a month to lubricate the compressor.
1. Turn OFF the A/C and blower switches BEFORE starting the vehicle.
2. Start the engine. Allow the engine to warm up until engine idle drops below 1,000 rpm.
3. Turn ON the A/C system using the following settings: A. A/C switch: ON B. Blower speed: High C. Engine speed: Below 1,000 rpm
4. Keep the A/C ON with the engine idling for at least 1 minute.
5. Turn OFF the A/C system and cycle the ignition to the OFF position.

Disc Brake Rotor Surface Rust Removal The brake rotors are made of cast iron and may show gradual build-up of surface rust during long-term storage. AT LEAST once every eight weeks, drive the vehicle and use the brakes normally. This regular usage will help prevent severe rust build-up and the possibility of unwanted brake vibration concerns due to rust.