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Toyota do NOT check any cars ECU during its mandatory 9 month service. Faults that can be found with a simple ECU test are missed. Toyota did NOT respond to an email asking about their policy on WHY they did NOT include an ECU scan of cars during a service. One employee stated the only time they do an ECU scan is when the engine light comes on. I am guessing YOUR car warranty would have well expired by then. A very nice way to ensure there service department profits from a very poor policy at your expense. After inspecting 4 cars, 3 had a number of faults found during the ECU scan. The faults I found were - ABS-VSC-TRC(CAN), Main Body?, U1 201 / C1 294 / C1 249 refer to vehicle service manual, Engine and ECT, Startability malfunction, Malfunction in Yaw Sensor, Air Conditioner, Air Purifier Open Circuit. The last car came back ECU fault free. I don't know if the above are major faults, only that three owners where NOT happy learning that the faults were there and NOT sorted at time of Service. After all isn't a service supposed to give you piece of mind that the vehicles are in good condition. Why have a load of sensors in your vehicle at all? Toyota are unable to provide a print out of an ECU scan because they do NOT have a printer connected to their test equipment? All you get if you ask for a test is there word your car is fine? Car accidents also VOIDS some warranties at Toyota discretion. Weather its Toyota or any other car company, demand an ECU test during your warranty service. I know of at least one other major brand who actually provide a print out of an ECU test as part of their service plan. Feel free to tell others of what I feel is very poor service to its loyal customers.
After looking for a pristine condition 86 GTS over the last 12 weeks, I finally found one in Queensland. Had it shipped down to NSW. I will be removing the tail and adding one thats not so big. Personal choice. So it will be for sale LOL Looked at a quite a few before finally finding a 86 GTS with no issues. :) I thought a Toyota dealership would be a good place to go, wrong.. They tried to sell me one that was thrashed and had been in an accident of some sort. The 100 point check is not worth the paper its printed on.. The saleman promised me the car was mint, he confessed not to even have seen it persoanally. what a wates of my time and energy. Anyhow I am now a 86 GTS owner :) Cheers...