ipsgit

Injector knackered!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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My 2009 Avensis Tourer blew up on Thursday. I was cruising at 60mph when a warning message about the braking system appeared. The engine (2.0L D4D) cut out , smoke appeared to the rear of the car and I free wheeled onto the side of the road. After waiting 3 hours I was relayed 1/4 mile to my local Toyota garage. The garage notified me next day that the injectors had failed. 1 was cracked and the 3 other were deformed. All 4 needed replacing at a price near £1700.. As the car is still under warranty I was not too worried until the garage said that they didn't know if I was covered by the warranty. I also has 2 rear shocks that were weeping, which are not covered by the warranty until they leak. Has any member had a similar thing happen to their car? Does any member know exactly what a cracked or deformed injector is? What has caused an injector to crack or deform? Is the problem due to poor design or manufacture? I pay for warranty so I am not worried if the car goes wrong. Every time a problem has occurred, the main dealer always says, "Oh, I don't know whether that is covered  (by warranty) !  Why do they do this?

Can any member please comment?

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Forgot to say, although the Tourer is 8 years old it has only covered 6o,000 miles and only long journeys by me. It has always been main dealer serviced and is still under warranty.

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It can happen satly, if the car are used to short journeys and low yearly mileage.

 

It is a hard life for the injectors

 

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Although lots of short journeys can be detrimental to the DPF, EGR, etc on a diesel, I can't see why that would harm the injectors? In any case the OP says that it hasn't been used for short journeys.

The most common cause of damaged injectors on a diesel is due to being run on dirty or contaminated fuel.

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