Toyota Land Cruiser 2009 Problems
No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Toyota Land Cruiser 2009 reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.
Toyota Land Cruiser 2009: Why is my car beeping when I touch the brake pedal?
Check the brake fluid level, it could be a warning for low fluid.
Used Toyota Land Cruiser review: 1990-2011
Toyota's LandCruiser is a genuine 4WD, not just a people mover dressed up to look tough, but which is nothing more than a car underneath that supposedly rugged body. Highly capable off-road, the big ...Read More
Toyota LandCruiser: replacing transmission fluid
While most automatic transmissions today are sealed for life and carmakers say they don’t need any servicing it pays to be cautious, especially when towing as you do. The guys at AW Automatics say it holds 8-9 litres, the service fill is three litres, and you should use Toyota WS trans fluid if its in warranty, and Valvoline Synthetic Trans Fluid if its out of warranty.
Toyota LandCruiser: black smoke on acceleration
It’s not normal to get black smoke under acceleration, that suggest it’s being over-fuelled and should be looked into. Aftermarket chips can be worthwhile, but they generally take the engine closer to the limit than does the factory chip, so you need to find an installer who can be trusted to do the job well. I wouldn’t do it on your car until the warranty runs out, and then consider it.
Used Toyota Land Cruiser review: 2007-2009
The Toyota LandCruiser is the biggest and, in some people's minds, simply the best four-wheel drive vehicle there is. Toyota's big 'Cruiser has long been the benchmark when it comes to four-wheel ...Read More
Side Step Dirt Problem
A GOOD tip, one that clearly works for you.
Best SUV for towing a horse float
YOU have to think of how much the float will weigh with a horse and any gear. My guess is that it will be in excess of 2.5 tonnes. I would rule out the Territory; too many problems from rust to CV joint leaks to front ball joint wear, and you would have to upgrade the transmission cooling to handle the weight. Go for the Prado or LandCruiser, or perhaps think of the Jeep Grand Cherokee that will tow 3.0 tonnes.
Toyota LandCruiser: difficulty reaching sixth gear
YOU'RE right, it is a messy situation, so we asked Toyota for an explanation, which was: The Land Cruiser diesel automatic transmission gear change points were optimally chosen to ensure the best balance between performance, driveability and economy. In order to maintain the original design for most owners and also provide an option for earlier sixth-gear engagement, an ECU reprogram was developed to change the sixth gear shift point when "S'' mode (S-6) is selected. Once "S-6'' appears in the display, the transmission will automatically select 1 to 6 according to the vehicle speed and driving conditions similar to "D'' range except that sixth gear engages earlier.
Recalls a fact of auto industry life
And the car industry is not immune from being saddled with these potentially damaging problems.Apart from Ford's recent problems with brake hoses and brake booster valves on E-Gas Falcons the other ‘ ...Read More
Best 4WD 2009 Review
Unlike the magazine's 4WD Of The Year award, which only looks at vehicles that are new or significantly revised in that year, these annual accolades look at all the 4WDs on the market. In fact long- ...Read More