1. Lewis

    2014-2020 Toyota Highlander Clad Wheel Finish Peeling Off/Bubbling

    See Tech Tip T-TT-0528-19 CONDITION: Some 2014-2020 model year Highlander and Highlander HV vehicles are equipped with alloy wheels that are clad with a plastic cover. Use of a heat gun to facilitate removal of stick-on wheel weights may damage the coating on the cladding and cause it bubble...
  2. Lewis

    2019 Toyota Highlander and Highlander Hybrid Navigation Voice Prompts and Feedback Beeps Inoperative

    See Tech Tip T-TT-0517-18 CONDITION: Voice navigation prompts and feedback beeps are inoperative after starting the engine. This condition only occurs on Platinum grade vehicles. RECOMMENDATIONS: 1: Turn ACC ON (brake pedal released, press start button, engine not running) 2: Allow headunit...
  3. Lewis

    2018-2019 Toyota Camry and Avalon Exhaust Manifold Stud and Nut Not Missing

    SEE Tech Tip T-TT-0512-18 CONDITION: On 2018-2019 model year Camry and 2019 model year Avalon, equipped with the 2GR-FKS engine, technicians may observe that the bank 1 (rear) exhaust manifold may be “missing” a stud and nut. The repair manual shows that, as per design intent, the exhaust...
  4. Lewis

    2019-2020 Toyota RAV4 and RAV4 Hybrid Squeak/groan noise from steering intermediate shaft area

    See Tech Tip T-TT-0582-19 CONDITION: Customer states that there is a squeak or groan noise from the steering column area when turning the steering wheel. RECOMMENDATIONS: Do not apply any lubricant or water to intermediate shaft or seal. This could damage the seal or lead to a repeat repair...
  5. MG

    2018-2019 Toyota Microphone & Safety Connect Inoperative Diagnostic Precautions

    See Toyota Tech Tip T-TT-0516-18 CONDITION: The microphone circuit passes through the DCM before reaching the radio/navigation system. To simplify the diagnosis of the microphone, Safety Connect SOS button lights, and DCM (Telematics transceiver) inoperative conditions, refer to the procedure...
  6. MG

    2019 Toyota Prius Combination Meter Main Display May Become Inoperative Recall 19TA21

    Recall Letter You can check the status of any Recall on your Toyota here On December 11, 2019, Toyota filed a Noncompliance Information Report (NCIR) with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) informing the agency of our intent to conduct a voluntary Safety...
  7. MG

    2019 Toyota Sienna Potential Unintended or Non-Deployment of Passenger Side Front Seat and Curtain Shield Airbags Recall K0G

    Recall Letter You can check the status of any Recall on your Toyota here On April 23,2019, Toyota filed a Defect Information Report (DIR) with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) informing the agency of our intent to conduct a voluntary Safety Recall on certain 2019...
  8. Dread Pirate Roberts

    2019 Toyota Rav 4 and Rav 4 Hybrid Backup Camera System May Not Operate Recall K0N

    Recall Letter You can check the status of any Recall on your Toyota here. On August 6, 2019, Toyota filed a Noncompliance Information Report (NCIR) with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) informing the agency of our intent to conduct a voluntary Safety (Noncompliance)...
  9. MG

    2019 Toyota Rav4 Abnormal Buzz/Groan Noise 20 – 30 mph From Rear Differential

    Some 2019 model year RAV4 Adventure and Limited grade AWD vehicles may exhibit an abnormal buzz/groan noise from the rear differential assembly at 20 – 30 mph when accelerating from a stop and/or at 20 – 13 mph on deceleration after driving the vehicle for 15 – 20 minutes or more. This condition...
  10. MG

    2018-2020 Toyota Camry, Camry Hybrid with code C1AAE FORWARD RECOGNITION CAMERA SYSTEM

    Some 2018 – 2020 model year Camry and Camry Hybrid vehicles may exhibit one or more of the following conditions: * Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) C1AAE is displayed. * A camera malfunction error message is displayed on the Multi-display Unit and/or hood damage from aftermarket parts is...
  11. MG

    2019 Toyota 4Runner with Intermittent No Sound from the Radio

    If you run across a 2019 Toyota 4Runner with intermittent no sound from the radio or a code in the amp for shorted speaker B15C3 output or works fine on low volume then when you turn the sound up, it shuts down, check the right/left front Dash speaker for it touching metal.
  12. MG

    2019 Toyota Tacoma Blind Spot Monitor DTC C1AC1 or C1AC2

    Some 2019 model year Tacoma vehicles may exhibit a Blind Spot Monitor System warning message with any of the following Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) present. C1AC1 – Master Module Horizontal Axis Misalignment C1AC2 – Slave Module Horizontal Axis Misalignment Follow the Repair Procedure in...
  13. Dread Pirate Roberts

    2019 Toyota Rav4 Water Leak at the Headliner

    If you run across a 2019 Toyota Rav4 with a water leak around the head liner or in the passenger side floorboard/kick panel, then you will want to check the grommets that hold the roof rack rails on. Here are some pics of the leak location and the connector corrosion. Also the TPMS light may be on.
  14. BGroot

    2019 toyota Camry with codes P136001 and P136415

    If you run across a 2019 Toyota Camry (A25A-FKS) with codes P136001, P136415 or P157800, then make sure that the C79 commector at the cam timing control motor is fully plugged in.
  15. MG

    2019 Toyota Camry Hesitation on Acceleration From a Slow Roll or Rolling Stop

    Some 2019 model year Camry vehicles may exhibit a hesitation on acceleration from a slow roll or rolling stop under the following conditions. * 6 mph or below * Immediately following a 3 – 1 downshift * Less than 40% accelerator pedal application The Engine Control Module/ECM (SAE Term...
  16. OishiiJPN

    Toyota Rav4 Hybrid Pedestrian Automatic Warning system noise

    Manufacturers must install an AVAS (Acoustic Vehicle Alerting Systems) system in four-wheeled electric and hybrid electric vehicles that are approved from July 1, 2019, and to all new quiet electric and hybrid vehicles registered from July 2021. The vehicle must make a continuous noise level of...
  17. MG

    2017-2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid with Misfire P0301, P0302, P0303, P0304, P0305, and/or P0306

    Some 2017 – 2019 model year Highlander HV vehicles may exhibit a MIL ON condition with one or more of the following Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs): P0301 – Cylinder 1 Misfire Detected P0302 – Cylinder 2 Misfire Detected P0303 – Cylinder 3 Misfire Detected P0304 – Cylinder 4 Misfire Detected...
  18. MG

    2016-2019 Toyota Tacoma Runs rough, stalls, low fuel pressure with multiple codes

    Look for Corrosion at the fuel pump ecu connector. The fix it to replace the harness and ecu....
  19. BGroot

    2017-2020 Toyota 4Runner Poor Sound Quality - JBL Equipped

    Some 2017 – 2020 model year 4Runner vehicles equipped with JBL® audio may exhibit poor sound quality coming from the dash speakers or static/feedback heard by the incoming caller. Updated speakers are available to address this condition. Follow the Repair Procedure in bulletin T-SB-0157-19 to...
  20. Dread Pirate Roberts

    Some 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrids may not accept a full tank of fuel

    Also see Tech Tip T-TT-0581-19 The 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid could have a fuel tank issue that prevents owners from completely filling it up, according to a report from Automotive News. Toyota has issued a statement to confirm it is “investigating a fuel tank shape issue on certain RAV4 Hybrid...