Hilux Dual cab 4WD

Submitted: Saturday, Jan 01, 2011 at 22:16
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G'day.. just bought a 2nd hand Hilux SR5 and getting ready for a trip from Perth - Adelaide - Darwin and back to Perth. The Hilux has about 25k Kms left on the new car warranty... are there any items I need to watch before the warranty is gone.. hate to get just out of warranty and have the wheels fall off.
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Reply By: Farmboywa - Saturday, Jan 01, 2011 at 22:39

Saturday, Jan 01, 2011 at 22:39
I would get it serviced as soon as possible at a Toyota dealership. You may have some comeback on Toyota if something major goes wrong not long after the service which the dealership didn't see coming.
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Follow Up By: Member - BindoonBlu (WA) - Saturday, Jan 01, 2011 at 22:47

Saturday, Jan 01, 2011 at 22:47
Tks Farmboy... just for the record the hilux is Auto and we will be towing a caravan possibly around 1500kgs... I need to do a few K's now to get the feel of it and then in to a Toyoat dealer for any probs.
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Follow Up By: Member - Tony R (NSW) - Sunday, Jan 02, 2011 at 12:15

Sunday, Jan 02, 2011 at 12:15
Check if the recall has been done, there should be a sticker on the door frame to confirm it has been completed, two recalls ( Bull Bar and Tail Shaft )
My Toyota dealer was very helpful with all of the above
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Reply By: Member - Anthony W Adelaide - Sunday, Jan 02, 2011 at 00:37

Sunday, Jan 02, 2011 at 00:37
Wern't some hilux's subject to factory recall for tailshaft problems? Its probably not a warranty issue but might pay to check out before embarking on a big trip like that.

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Follow Up By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Sunday, Jan 02, 2011 at 07:03

Sunday, Jan 02, 2011 at 07:03
Good point Wooly, He should also make sure any recalls have been done when serviced at Toyo dealer. Michael
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Reply By: Kimba10 - Sunday, Jan 02, 2011 at 01:04

Sunday, Jan 02, 2011 at 01:04
Get a Tranny cooler fitted, as our friends had their light flick on & off a few times while towing round oz especially in the warmer days, not that dear and well worth it. Heat is a major killer for the auto. Regards Steve M
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Follow Up By: AlbyNSW - Sunday, Jan 02, 2011 at 16:54

Sunday, Jan 02, 2011 at 16:54
I agree and would definately do this modification, the Hilux autos are prone to overheating when under load.
As others have said there is a recall on the tail shaft but that is just a precautionary bracket fitted in most cases although some are more involved.
The bullbar recall only related to factory fitted bars
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Reply By: Member - BindoonBlu (WA) - Sunday, Jan 02, 2011 at 10:42

Sunday, Jan 02, 2011 at 10:42
Thanks all for the feedback... will follow up on all recall info. I have also found on the Toyota owners web site http://au.toyotaownersclub.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=4899 a comment that when towing caravans that the trans should not be used in Over Drive... heard any news on that issue ??????
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Reply By: Member - Shane D (QLD) - Sunday, Jan 02, 2011 at 11:07

Sunday, Jan 02, 2011 at 11:07
I wouldn't be to paranoid about component failure just out of warranty.
i have a landcruiser that I bought second hand that was still in new car warranty and had the air conditioner compressor seize, it was 3 months and 25000 ks past warranty, but because i was able to show service records, and that was done by that particular dealer i was able to get repairs done under warranty 50/50 between me and Toyota, it ended up being a $1800 job

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