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Asked by Graham Smith

A number of owners of Toyota HiLux utes and Prado wagons have contacted us about the automatic transmission warning light coming on in their cars when they were towing.

Answered by CarsGuide

2 Sep 2010 Graham Smith

We have passed a number of these reports on to Toyota for their response and last week we received this comment from a Toyota spokesman: "Toyota acknowledges owners comments regarding the ATM light illuminating when towing heavy loads. We are currently investigating the issue. However, we wish to advise, the ATM light only indicates high oil temperature. Owners who experience this condition should follow the 'Owners Manual' instruction, as well as ensuring airflow to the radiator is not blocked."

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