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  1. On 10/2/2019 at 12:22 AM, Denis O'BRIEN said:

    Fellow Toyota owners, my ride is a 2014 Presara Aurion v6, have spoken to Toyota about a GPS update, they indicate a cost of $130 installation about an hour. Can anyone share any more information on this subject, is there another way !!!!




    A 2014 should be using a SD card based navigation system. I can't see that taking an hour ?? 

  2. On 8/15/2019 at 12:10 AM, wins0me said:

    All three dealerships here in Christchurch use this cleaning product.I have postponed the service until November as these guys are busy and require 7 weeks advance notice for a loan vehicle.

    Haven’t enquired about warranty yet but will do so.Will update this thread again with the information later.

    Edit: Nevermind, didn't read OP properly

  3. On 1/27/2019 at 1:52 PM, Full-Throttle said:

    Thanks! Yeah the headlights are the factory HID ones with AFS. I would like to go for the facelift headlights that have the daytime running lamp built into the bottom, but they're $$$$. Vland have just released a new full LED headlight for this model which is very different, but I'm on the fence at the moment.

    Couple more pics that for some reason wouldn't work on the previous post:


    Those tail lights 👌

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  4. 38 minutes ago, phantompisser said:

    Not really . I took my car in for service at 3 years old and mentioned that the dash was getting sticky . I was told that It was just me . At 5 years it had begun to turn to chewing gum and still it was just me . At 8 years it was literally starting to run and they had finally admitted that there was a problem . So really there was a ~2yr window where they were offering to rectify the problem before the 10 year limitation . Then they offer a solution but never notify anyone of it , I received all of the recall notices . The only way I found out about it was through these forums . 

    I think 10 years is fair but I think the dealers should of notified their customers rather than banking on most customers being unaware especially after denying the problem existed for so long .

    Today Tonight Adelaide ran a story on melting dashboards not long ago. TMCA might extend coverage beyond the 10 years?

  5. 4 minutes ago, LaurieM said:

    Thanks GDude. I've had the car for 7yrs and used a dash mat, just to offer protection, not realising what was happening underneath, until I removed to mat.

    I understand where you are coming from and have come to the realisation that, if I want anything done, i'm on my own. Therefore I am looking for a quote to replace the dashboard.

    I only hope that the replacement is not from old stock, with the same problem. I have thought about offloading the car and upgrading but its too hard and too costly. Still love the car and it has low k's for its age, is i'd prefer to keep it.

    Might just need to replace the dash mat.

    They don't appear to be from old stock as it doesn't fit as well as the old one. Its also a slightly lighter grey that. But it sure beats a melting dash.

  6. 37 minutes ago, Speedz said:

    Cut off is indeed 10 years from the date of manufacturing.

    My experience was painless, call any dealers and provide them the details of the Aurion and they book it in for inspection then arrange a date for the dash replacement.

    If you miss the cut off they will charge you about $1k for the trouble.

    My Aurion was also purchased interstate from Sydney where it spend it's next 10 years in Brisbane and had no issues with the 'silent recall'.

    Fairly sure it is date of first rego, since as the problem got more widespread they just ask you for VIN so they can see date of first rego, and if you're good you'll get approved for replacement without them asking to look at the dashboard. 

  7. 3 hours ago, tri_willy said:

    Think the motor vehicle was alive in August 2008, I didnt purchase this one until April 2011 but it was from interstate so no luck for me

    i would still try. I believe the cutoff is 10 years from date of first registration and 240,000 kms, but unfortunately if it was first registered in August 2008 you are probably SOL since we're now in September. Also don't think it matters  where you purchased. It applies Australia wide. How bad is your dash?