Toyota HiLux 2004 Problems
No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Toyota HiLux 2004 reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.
Used Toyota HiLux review: 1997-2005
The Toyota HiLux was well on its way to becoming an Aussie staple by the time the sixth-generation model was launched in 1997. And it's not hard to see why.Read More
What's the best ute for $10,000?
The Hilux is tempting because of its reputation for toughness and reliability; there are no particular years to avoid. The most important thing is to buy on condition, look for one that hasn’t been beaten up. Do that and you should be ok. You could also consider a Mazda BT-50 or a Mitsubishi Triton.
Comfortable dual-cab ute?
The Holden is cheaper because more people are choosing the Ford. If it's close enough on features, and ahead on value, then park the dream for some reality. But perhaps also cross-shop the Mazda BT-50, which is a clone of the Ranger.
Toyota does a recall on a recall
Toyota issues its seventh recall in six months, doubles up on one from last year.Read More
Toyota recalls 6.58m cars, including 300,000 in Australia
Toyota has issued a global safety recall on 6.58 million vehicles, with the impact hitting the popular Hilux ute, RAV4 SUV and Yaris small car.Statements issued by Toyota Australia today said that ...Read More
Toyota HiLux 2004: Towing in fifth gear
There's no problem in using fifth gear on the flat, but you also have to be aware of the terrain and change down when facing an incline. Leaving it in fifth will stress the gearbox and could lead to the sort of failure you have experienced.
Toyota HiLux 2004: Should the gearbox need replacing after only 40,000km?
WITHOUT knowing what you do with your cars and how you drive them, it's hard to comment. But if you drive them normally, I would think you do have a claim against Toyota. Having to replace a gearbox at 40,000km, and even at 80,000km, is unacceptable under normal use.
What vehicle can I put my small motor home on?
HAVE you thought about repairing the chassis? Cracking is not necessarily the end of the world. I'd check with a chassis specialist who can inspect the cracking and determine if it's worth repairing. If you are intent on fitting the body to another vehicle it comes down to the weight of the camper body. Think about the weight when it's fully laden with all the gear you plan to take with you. The vehicles you're thinking of are nominally one-tonne utes, so they should do the job providing your camper is one tonne or less when full of gear.