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Toyota Australia says DPF issues 'fixed'

All models with the 2.8-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine were said to suffer DPF problems.

Toyota’s diesel particulate filter (DPF) issues are over, according to the company.

The brand had a well publicised issue with its DPF system, which was failing to work on its own accord and ended up causing engine failures, as well as diesel engines prominently blowing black smoke if the vehicle wouldn’t perform its burn-off duty as it should have.

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The problem - which resulted in a class action suit against Toyota Australia for failure to act - eventually lead to the brand introducing a manual burn-off switch as part of a running change to all new HiLuxes sold, and the retrofitment of the same system in the existing vehicles of owners.

Now - according to Toyota Australia head of marketing and sales, Sean Hanley - the DPF issue is behind the brand.

“Through all our learnings of previous-generation diesel technology, we believe that with the new vehicles and the manual burn-off switch, the communication with our customers - what DPF represents, how it works, what to look for, the support that we provide - we believe it is fixed,” he said.

All models with the brand’s 2.8-litre turbo diesel engine - the HiLux, Fortuner, Prado and now the new-generation HiAce - come fitted with the DPF burn-off button. 

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