Toyota Kluger Engine Problems

Will an engine replacement change the value of my Toyota Kluger 2019?

Answered by CarsGuide 7 Sep 2020

Having a replacement engine fitted will not damage your car’s resale value. In fact, I think the situation would be quite the opposite. If the vehicle is burning oil to the extent that Toyota wants to replace the engine under warranty, then there’s something not right inside the engine. And trying to sell a vehicle in that condition would be virtually impossible, not to mention that you’d be tearing up dollars because it would be worth a fraction of the same Kluger with a good engine.

Continuing to drive a car that’s burning excess oil can damage the catalytic converter in the exhaust system, so it’s not wise to simply keep topping the oil up; the problem needs to be addressed and fixed permanently.

About the only way a replacement engine will affect resale value is in the case of a classic or collector vehicle where potential buyers want to see a car with its original engine and transmission. With all due respect to the Toyota Kluger, that’s not likely to ever be an issue with your car.

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Toyota Kluger 2017: Fuel

Answered by CarsGuide 26 Apr 2019

How do you know how many litres are in the tank when it’s “running on fumes”? Unless you drain the tank, you don’t.

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Best used 7 seat SUVs under $30k?

Answered by CarsGuide 23 Dec 2016

Sludge build-up is a turbocharger killer, but sludge won't build up if the car is regularly serviced and the oil is changed so it's always fresh. The problem is usually only with cars that haven't been serviced. Other seven-seaters you could look at are the Kia Sorrento, Hyundai Santa Fe, or Toyota Kluger.

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Toyota Kluger 2014: Struggling to accelerate

Answered by CarsGuide 11 Nov 2016

It could be a number of things, most likely a faulty sensor sending a false message to the car's computer. Have it diagnosed by a mechanic.

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Family SUV for small amounts of towing?

Answered by CarsGuide 7 Mar 2016

Your mechanic is wrong. The new Sorento has been out less than a year, has zero engine troubles and is the one I would pick.

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Toyota Kluger 2010: Snapped valve spring

Answered by CarsGuide 22 Nov 2013

Toyota has had problems with valve springs breaking and recalled a number of Lexus models in 2010 to replace valve springs. The recall followed similar recalls in the USA. The recall was for different engines and didn't affect the Kluger, but the failure you report appears very similar to the failures on the engines that were affected. Call Toyota on 1800 869 682.


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Toyota Kluger 2013: Annoying engine vibration

Answered by CarsGuide 29 Mar 2013

We haven't had any other reports, but on the surface it sounds like it could associated with the engine mounts, and I would be pressing Toyota for a solution.

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Toyota Kluger 2010: Over-servicing?

Answered by CarsGuide 16 Nov 2012

You were right, it is over-servicing. Hope you refused.

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Toyota Kluger 2009: Is fuel-injector servicing necessary?

Answered by CarsGuide 29 Dec 2011

No. There is a train of thought that regularly cleaning the fuel system is good insurance, but the fuel contains detergents that are there to help clean the system anyway.

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Toyota Kluger 2011: Benefits of premium fuel?

Answered by CarsGuide 17 Nov 2011

Generally you can get better performance and better economy from running the higher octane premium fuels, but of course they cost more to buy, so you have to weigh up the benefits against the cost. I suggest you run a test using regular 91 fuel and then a test using premium and see for yourself.

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