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  1. Always had Dunlop tyres until the driveshaft broke. Had previously considered changing to another make of tyres. I had to change the tyres earlier than planned due to the tow to a Toyota Garage which scrubbed the remaining tread from the outside of both front tyres! Now have 4 x Firestone Efficient, so far so good.
  2. The 2 front tyres were Dunlop BluResponse, checked manufacture date, one was made 13 months previous, the other just under 12 months, one made in Poland, the other I think was Germany? I had the misfortune to suffer a n/s drive shaft breakage which resulted in a tow to Toyota garage by the AA. This was about 1.5 miles including four roundabouts which were all left turn. I was very surprised that one tyres showed the cords on the outside edge and the other had been scrubbed on outside edge also.
  3. My 2006 Corolla Verso T3 has been running on Dunlop Fast/BluResponse tyres from new. Had been thinking about changing to a different type for few years but which ones? After having front pair of tyres replaced by Toyota during a service on a 'price match' I wondered why/how Toyota Service were keen to flog me some tyres. 14 months/15k miles later both tyres wore out ! Never again ! Now changed to Firestone tyres, lot quieter, better grip. Had considered Cross Climate tyres but more expensive.
  4. I agree with the hard ride. Have had my Corolla Verso since 4 years/40k miles, now 120k miles, ride has almost always been bit hard always on Dunlop tyres. Now changed to Firestone tyres, quieter and ride better.
  5. I had a similar problem after having tracking (wheel alignment) done. I noticed it was checked using the four wheel alignment system. Hardly gone quarter mile up road and VSC/traction control light came on and off a few times, so back to tyre depot, rechecked alignment but this time using front wheels only (not 4wheel). Took out for test run, no problem ! Think it was because using the 4 wheel system no allowance made that front track is wider than rear track by 10 mm.
  6. Hi, Don't know about "Recall on a Recall" but I have received a letter from Toyota, which I received on 23rd December 2018, for Campaign: LGG88. This is the first recall I have ever received from Toyota since owning the 2006 Corolla Verso in 2010. Will be contacting my local Toyota Centre asap.
  7. I have something similar but on a Corolla Verso 2006. When I purchased the car, through local dealership at 3 1/2 years old, I noticed that the steering wheel was 'off centre'. Dealer offered to have this rectified but after 3 days admitted that they had had difficulties and therefore unable to correct it. Also as the dealership does not have any facility to adjust the tracking I took it to a local tyres shop. Initially they used a 4 wheel gauge, said it was quite a bit 'out', adjusted it and off I went. About 1/4 to 1/2 mile up road the VSC and TRC lights came on so back I went. This time they used 2 wheel gauge, now said track was 'out' the other way, readjusted it, tried up the road now seems ok, no lights on. Noticed in handbook specs that front track is 10mm wider than rear, possibly this was the reason that 4 wheel gauge was 'quite a bit out'. Anyone else had similar probs ?
  8. I have the same problem. Think its to do with the A/C because when I turn the control up to a higher temp then a few seconds later turn it down to LO and then back to approx. my normal temp it goes. Just one of those annoying things !
  9. Had the misfortune to snap a driveshaft on weekend pulling away on to a roundabout. Car is a 2006 Toyota Corolla T3, 1.8L Petrol. Mr T wants £680 + vat just for the shaft ! Question: is the Avensis driveshaft the same ? Anyone else had similar problem?
  10. Further update. A few months after the light behind the Headlamp Beam Level Control has ceased to work. How to remove the switch so I can change the bulb ?
  11. Hi, Just to say you are lucky that you spotted this in time. Had misfortune to snap a driveshaft on Saturday just pulling on to a roundabout after a stop.
  12. Further update: all fixed! local Auto Electrician repaired and checked system in 2 hours.
  13. Hi, just an update. Tried Toyota Parts Dept. confirmed the connecting block under drivers seat is only available as part of the wiring loom, will be a back order and £610:02 + vat ! will try an Auto Electician who reckons it will take a couple of hours to fix and also test/analyse to see if any other faults.
  14. Assistance required please, SRS warning light previously came on intermittently now permanently on. Does anyone have a wiring diagram showing the colour of wire(s) and where they are attached under the seats ? After checking, by pulling/pushing various under seat wiring connections I think I have found the cause. Under drivers seat towards seat belt stalk there is a block secured by small screws. (See photo) The wiring to this switch is 2 wires, yellow (connected) and a reddish one (not connected), where the yellow one is attached to the block it looks like another connection next to it. Should the reddish wire be attached here ? If yes then how should I re-attach the wire ? Can I remove the small block, will there be sufficient room? Will be grateful for any help/ replies.
  15. Hi All, This is so weird. Today while examining the switch I just tapped the surround several times and the Headlamp Beam Level Control (thumbwheel) is now illuminated when the lights are on. Maybe a loose connection somewhere behind the switch?