Good News For Toyota Diesel Owners With DPF Issues

Submitted: Thursday, Oct 29, 2020 at 11:07
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Toyota offers 10-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty on cars with faulty DPFs

Extract from a SMH Drive article by Sam Purcell:
A recent independent report, written by a court-appointed expert, found the design of the Toyota diesel particulate filter to be defective, and prone to clogging up in regular usage....

Furthermore, that same report found that only the most recent rounds of countermeasures appear to be effective in curbing the problems, with earlier attempts in 2016 and 2018 deemed ineffective.

Although these problems haven't commenced a product recall, Toyota currently has a Customer Service Exercise underway to contact all potentially affected owners, and organising a visit to the dealership.
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Reply By: Bazooka - Thursday, Oct 29, 2020 at 11:15

Thursday, Oct 29, 2020 at 11:15
Just found this slightly more comprehensive summary by Tim Robson of whichcar.
Court accepts Toyota DPF had design defect

It's difficult to know how any court will rule but the history (Toyota's early intransigence) and these latest public reports suggest that those who joined the class action against Toyota are likely to win their case and get at least some compensation.
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Reply By: OzzieCruiser - Thursday, Oct 29, 2020 at 11:29

Thursday, Oct 29, 2020 at 11:29
But this must be fake news as according to every one on here - Toyota's are unstoppable, never break down and never have warranty issues - the perfect 4wd.

Fake news.
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Follow Up By: Bazooka - Thursday, Oct 29, 2020 at 11:44

Thursday, Oct 29, 2020 at 11:44
Hopefully that's tongue in cheek Ozzie but the Toyota tough / "unbreakable" image advertising would have undoubtedly gotten a mention during proceedings. What is odd is that many owners have had no real problems while some have been tearing their hair out in frustration. Mind you I'll bet none were told of the limited life of the DPF nor the replacement costs before they forked out their considerable readies.
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Reply By: axle - Thursday, Oct 29, 2020 at 13:05

Thursday, Oct 29, 2020 at 13:05
Hi Bazooka.


So i wonder what the most recent rounds of countermeasures are to curb the problem


Cheers Axle.
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Follow Up By: Bazooka - Thursday, Oct 29, 2020 at 16:20

Thursday, Oct 29, 2020 at 16:20
"Hardware and software" changes Axle. Lol. Guess we'll find out in due course.
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Reply By: Gbc.. - Thursday, Oct 29, 2020 at 13:50

Thursday, Oct 29, 2020 at 13:50
It's only a warranty on the DPF.
Once you've had 27 super burns and 4 complete replacements on each of your utes you get a bit jaded with the word 'warranty'.
They are buying time, not fixing the problem.

The class action will sort them out no doubt. We did our own and were successful.
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Follow Up By: Bazooka - Thursday, Oct 29, 2020 at 16:31

Thursday, Oct 29, 2020 at 16:31
Nasty. Out of iterest Gbc, what sort of use did those vehicles have - short run, dusty, down mine etc?

Haven't heard anything lately about the Toyota air filter issue. Yours presumably also had that?

FILTRATION EXPERT'S VIEW ON TOYOTAS DUST PROBLEM
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Follow Up By: Gbc.. - Thursday, Oct 29, 2020 at 19:16

Thursday, Oct 29, 2020 at 19:16
Building company supervisors utes. Lightly worked. The one that did the biggest highway kms was the worst. Toyota dpf issues presented differently to other brands because down around 80 kph was optimum burn speed but who does 80 for any period of time? All ours were SR 4x4 twin cabs. We have newer ones which are going fine.
Yes dusted MAF sensor (Airbox leak) presents at highway speed, floor it to get around a truck and it drops into limp home. Dangerous. Changing filters regularly achieves nothing because the dust is bypassing the seals, not the filter media. More spin doctoring.
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Reply By: Member - reggy 2 (VIC) - Thursday, Oct 29, 2020 at 14:14

Thursday, Oct 29, 2020 at 14:14
Which cars ect had Dpfs and from to when.
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Follow Up By: Bazooka - Thursday, Oct 29, 2020 at 16:26

Thursday, Oct 29, 2020 at 16:26
Someone more involved will know better Reggy but from the link:

"Customers have experienced – and Toyota has acknowledged – repeated problems with the DPF system fitted to 2.8-litre 1GD-FTV and 2.4-litre 2GD-FTV diesel engines. This includes Toyota HiLux, LandCruiser Prado, and Fortuner dating back to 2015."

Don't know when/if the new "hardware/software" combo was implemented on new vehicles. Toyota MAY know but I suspect you'll need to find the right person in ToyAu to get the answer. Otherwise get something in writing ;-)
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Reply By: Member - Barry P (VIC) - Thursday, Oct 29, 2020 at 15:19

Thursday, Oct 29, 2020 at 15:19
filters try www.masterautomobiles.com.au 0398080333 advertise diesel particulate filter dpf cleaning regeneration repair have no contact with them ,only what i have read,would be interesting to hear from someone who has used this service bye now

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