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Toyota Land Cruiser: vibrating in top gear

Asked by Ian Jeffrey

I’m writing regarding a vibration I'm experiencing in my new Toyota LandCruiser. Right from driving away from the showroom when it gets into top gear there is a vibration like a harmonic vibration. The best way I can describe it is that it is a bit like a galloping horse. A technician agreed there was a vibration but insisted it was because these vehicles were designed to travel at higher speeds than we do here in Australia and this was to be expected because it was “labouring", to which I argued that if this was the case it was a poor design. A week or two later I received a letter in the mail from my Toyota dealer supporting the tech’s comments. If you could advise or assist in anyway it would be greatly appreciated.

Answered by CarsGuide

24 Jan 2016 Carsguide.com.au

Toyota Australia spokesman, Steve Coughlan replies: “From our records, Brighton Toyota has reported a very light vibration at speed consistent with when the torque convertor lock-up clutch engages. To fully understand the issue we will arrange for one of our Technical Field Managers to contact Mr Jeffrey and assess the vehicle. A member of the team will contact him to set up a meeting”.

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