When it comes to purchasing a new or a used car, most people think brand value. Customer’s conception of renowned car brands is a major factor that determines which car make and model to buy. However, brand value can often be a very insidious thing. Regardless of the fact that all car manufacturers constantly conduct numerous safety tests and search for innovative technologies to improve vehicles’ performance, many car models are not immune to certain repair issues. This is true for the renowned auto manufacturer Toyota as well.
This Japanese multinational car manufacturer that has been present in the car industry for over 75 years is surely one of the most popular and reliable automotive brands worldwide and in Australia. In fact, in a recent study, Toyota was ranked as No.1 most valuable brand for 2013 with a 12% gain compared to 2012 results. With reputable models such as Yaris, Corolla, Prius, Camry, Highlander, Sienna, Avalon and many others, Toyota is definitely one of industry leaders in design, comfort, quality and safety. Nonetheless, even with all the attributes that are associated with Toyota, certain models have common faults. This is often due to irregular Toyota car service and poor maintenance, which is why it is important to conduct regular vehicle inspections.
The models Camry (2007 and 2009 models), 2002 RAV4, 2010 Prius and 2004 Sienna seem to have the most negative customers’ reviews and complaints. All mentioned models are prone to brake problems, especially with pedals having very little or, in some cases, no pressure at all when pressed on. This is usually due to low brake fluid, possible air in the brake fluid or a bigger problem associated with the master cylinder. The car brakes are probably the most important part of the car when it comes to safety. Faulty brakes do not only minimize the driver’s ability to concentrate on the road without distractions, but also increase the risk of injury in a collision. If you are experiencing such problems, bring your Toyota to a reputable car mechanic for a detailed Toyota service. If you choose The Automotive Experts, our team of experienced technicians will provide you with a complete report and best cost-efficient repair solution that will sanitize the problem in timely manner.
Other issues associated with Toyota are various engine problems. Most 2007 Camry owners complain about excessive oil consumption. This is an indicator of a loose oil drain plug, loose oil filter, damaged front cover of the engine or worn pistons. The engine oil provides lubrication and cooling for all internal engine parts and must be kept at certain level in accordance to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Oil consumption depends on the oil quality, engine, driving technique, road conditions and other environmental factors and it may change over time. However, if you frequently add oil between scheduled oil changes, have our qualified technicians conduct a thorough Toyota service and avoid serious and costly engine damage.
The Toyota Sienna and Toyota Tacoma most common problems are associated with certain interior accessories, while the 2002 RAV4 is the model with most complains about the transmission. Other common issues Toyota owners should be aware of are steering wheel problems and faulty power switch. In 2012 Toyota recalled 7.4 million vehicles worldwide due to the problems with power-window switch. If you are experiencing any of these issues and to ensure your car’s impeccable performance, visit The Automotive Experts for professional Toyota service. We have the expertise you can trust.