Prado 120 Rear Door Sagging

Submitted: Tuesday, May 30, 2006 at 23:13
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Has anyone had a problem with the internal welds splitting on the rear door of their Prado near the hinges or heard of anyone else who has? I own a 2003 model and want to find out if it is a common problem or not.
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Reply By: Capt. Wrongway - Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 08:13

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 08:13
G'Day harry 1,
I have a 2003 120 which is just out of warrenty with 101,000klms on it. I do'nt have any issues with the rear door and have never heard of any others having any. The only issue I ever had was the leather on the steering wheel fraying, which was replaced.
Sorry to hear of your problem, get it in before the warrenty runs out.
Regards,
Capt.
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Follow Up By: Member - Stan (VIC) - Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 10:43

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 10:43
Yep, some Prados got this problem. If it is still under warranty - take it
to dealer to get it fixed.
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Reply By: roblin - Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 11:52

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 11:52
I have a 2004 TD Prado. No door problems......yet. My boss has a 2003 and the wind caight his rear door and flexed it beyond the hold open catch. The door split full length along the inside hinge side weld.
Toyota have admitted that it is a design/construction problem and are replacing it under warranty.........whenever it gets here from Japan (up to 3 months wait as they are made to order!!!!!!!!)

Apparently the newer models (2005 on maybe?) have been strengthened in this area.

Regardless of whether your car is in or out of warranty, if this happens take it back anyway. It is reasonable to expect that the door welds shouldn't crack at all, I would expect.

Apparently, the panel beaters at Maitland (NSW) that my boss originally spoke to, had done a load of these repairs so it is a problem worth looking out for. Cost: approx $3K plus. Toyota should front for this.

Regarding the leather sterring wheel, did it just start peeling away from the surface? I have the same problem but thought it may be the Ming treatment. Mine is like the leather is becoming rough along the top part of the wheel.

Cheers
Rob
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Follow Up By: Capt. Wrongway - Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 13:06

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 at 13:06
G'Day Rob,
Re stearing wheel ....
Mine started by becoming rough in various positions around the wheel. I first noticed it at about 80klms then it just kept getting worse untill the glue let go at about 90klms. It is a know construction fault and was replaced under Toyota warranty.
Regards,
Capt.
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Reply By: Member - Drew T (VIC) - Thursday, Jun 01, 2006 at 07:46

Thursday, Jun 01, 2006 at 07:46
Harry .. this problem is dicussed at www.pradopoint.com .. look under "body/chassis (120 series)"
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