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Kluger prone to wheelspin

Asked by Darron O'Brien

I have a couple of issues with the 2012 Toyota Kluger I have just purchased. It has 68,000km on the clock. There seems to be so much power that even a light touch on the accelerator on take off causes wheelspin, and both the front doors creak when being opened. Being new to this type of vehicle I am wondering if it has something to do with heavy-duty trailer work due to the presence of an electronically controlled independent trailer-braking button on the dash.

Answered by CarsGuide

17 Jul 2015 Graham Smith

With traction control etc. it shouldn't be prone to wheel spinning as you suggest it is. I would have the electronics checked to make sure all is in order in that area. As for the creaking doors, I wouldn't expect the doors to be creaking because of heavy towing. In fact I wouldn't expect them to be creaking at all at 68,000km and only three years old. I would suspect it's been used on rough roads in the bush.

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