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    2009 Auris 1.6 TR & 2012 Avensis 2.0 D-4D Tourer
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  1. Hi, Yes I have previously had a faulty ignition coil on cylinder 1 and did exactly as Gerg suggested above. Swapping coil number one with number two changed the fault code from P0351 to P0352, proving that the coil originally from cylinder 1 was faulty.
  2. I have often thought it was a shame we didn't get any sporting petrol versions of the Auris for the UK market. The nearest we came was the T180 diesel. Even a 1.8 or 2 litre Valvematic petrol would have been interesting.
  3. This has been the case on every aircon-equipped car I've driven, and certainly not unique to Toyota. Turning on the aircon demists the screen very quickly, but if you then turn the aircon off the residual moisture trapped in the system evaporates and steams the screen up again. In damp weather to avoid this problem you've really either got to leave the aircon running continuously or just never use it at all. Exactly the same as on the VWs, Fords, Peugeots etc I've owned with aircon too.
  4. No, it uses the immobiliser chip embedded in the keyfob (like a conventional key has) which requires no battery power. It will still work even with the batteries removed from the fob.
  5. 'Parking lights' in the traditional sense seem pretty rare on UK spec cars. The only makes I have come across that had this feature were VW group and Vauxhall/Opel cars where the indicator lever can be left up or down with the ignition switched off to illuminate just the sidelight and tail light on the appropriate side of the car nearest the road. On other makes its a case of leaving the sidelights on, which of course then lights the number plate and sometimes the dash too. The only consolation is that whilst this may be law, the police don't appear to ever enforce it nowadays.
  6. Its quite likely due to their popularity as a minicab. The stats are based on accidents per 10000 cars on the road, whereas it would be more useful to look at accidents per 10000 miles driven, for example.
  7. Water leaks don't exactly inspire confidence, but I've had my 2009 Auris for 5 years now, and despite the water leak, it's been one of the most trouble-free cars I've ever owned. I wish some of the faults I've had with other makes of car could have been fixed with a bit of silicone..
  8. Easier said than done perhaps, as these things often have a single multi-plug connector? Personally in that situation I'd rather send the incorrect mirror back for a replacement, rather than have to chop the loom to remove power from a function that it shouldn't have.
  9. Presumably if the electrics were totally disconnected from it then there would also be no adjustment, heating or repeater flasher though?
  10. I've never yet had anything to do with the later model Auris hybrid so have no idea sorry. Can you see it from under the car? On the mk1 Hybrid the batteries were in the boot, so AFAIK the fuel tank was in the same location as with the non-hybrid models.
  11. The rubber bungs are there to drain water out of the boot if it fills up for any reason. Most cars have them.
  12. I managed to seal the rear lights on mine with silicone but it took a few attempts. Putting silicone on the original seal area at the back of the lights seemed to do nothing useful, but what worked was applying silicone all along the top edge of the light where it meets the body. In effect I 'grouted' it so there was no gap between the light and the car body. Water running down the body of the car now ran straight over the lights instead finding it's way down the back of them and seeping past the seals. That was totally successful and 5 years later the boot is still bone dry. By the way, the petrol tank is under the back seat, not the boot. Most manufacturers stopped putting fuel tanks at the very rear of cars because they were too vulnerable in a rear-end crash.
  13. You'd be on a hiding to nothing there I'm afraid. You bought the car from auction so have no contract with either Arnold Clark or Toyota. With respect, you don't know for certain that the car had 'normal use', it could have been driven down the beach a couple of times a week for 8 years etc.
  14. Around a decade ago there was a huge ongoing story in the US media about Toyota cars supposedly mysteriously accelerating on their own. I'm not sure if they was ever a specific technical problem identified as the cause of this, (it was sometimes blamed on silly Americans jamming thick floor mats in the accelerator pedal hinge .. ) but it eventually led to millions of Toyota cars worldwide being recalled for a free pedal replacement. This was perhaps a bit of a kneejerk reaction as I don't remember a single case of a Toyota car in the UK suffering from this problem, but Toyota were basically forced into it by all of the negative press coverage.
  15. Hi, How much oil does it use? I'm wondering if the engine burning oil is contaminating the catalyst and preventing it from working, leading to the fault code?