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    2009 Auris 1.6 TR & 2012 Avensis 2.0 D-4D Tourer
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  1. yossarian247

    more auris problems

    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..
  2. 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.
  3. Presumably if the electrics were totally disconnected from it then there would also be no adjustment, heating or repeater flasher though?
  4. yossarian247

    more auris problems

    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.
  5. yossarian247

    more auris problems

    The rubber bungs are there to drain water out of the boot if it fills up for any reason. Most cars have them.
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    more auris problems

    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.
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    Bad rust on 2010 hybrid + Some questions

    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.
  8. yossarian247

    Sticking accelerator

    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.
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    Toyota Auris 1,3 Petrol Code P0420???

    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?
  10. yossarian247

    Light failure indicator

    Toyota don't seem to go in for bulb failure warning lights, at least not on the models they sell in Europe. The only cars I've had them on were Volkswagens and they had a habit of telling me bulbs were blown when they weren't!
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    Rear brake pads on avensis 1.6 2018

    Our Avensis only gets about 15k out of a set of rear pads, but my wife often sets off letting the EPB auto-release which does wear the pads faster. I queried the heavy wear rate with the dealer and they reckoned the Avensis EPB is known for wearing the rear pads quickly.
  12. yossarian247

    Toyota Warranty

    I'm always surprised when people complain about the number of recalls carried out by Toyota. All car manufacturers make mistakes, and many of them deny it, but Toyota admit their faults and fix them for free. What's to complain about with that? Contrast that with VW who are absolute masters at covering up their mistakes, usually until they are finally forced to carry out a recall by government. A classic example was the problem with piezo injectors in their TDi engines a few years ago. The emissions scandal is just the tip of the iceberg.
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    Avensis T27 ride quality

    I'd be interested in a solution to this too. My wife frequently complains about the ride in her 2012 Avensis tourer. It can be jiggly, and my 2009 Auris is noticeably more comfortable over most surfaces. Over the time we've owned it it's had Pirelli Cinturato, Michelin Energy, and now Michelin Crossclimate tyres on without any appreciable change in ride comfort. We did have a broken coil spring on the rear picked up on the last MOT which can't have been helping matters, but even with that fixed the ride quality still isn't great.
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    2010 Avensis 2.0 D4d aircon bypass

    The early clutchless compressors fitted to VWs unfortunately had quite a reputation for failing, and if they seized internally the pulley would freewheel to avoid the belt burning or being thrown off the pulleys. I used to frequent the Skoda forum when I had my Octavia and aircon failure on those (and the equivalent model Golf and Audi A3) was a commonly mentioned issue. Luckily I never had that particular problem on my Skoda.
  15. yossarian247

    2010 Avensis 2.0 D4d aircon bypass

    Yes, they have become quite common in the past decade or so. VW for example have been using clutchless variable displacement AC compressors since the early 2000s, my 2007 Skoda Octavia had one. From what I can see our Auris and Avensis have this type of compressor too.