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  • Errors/Malfunctions on 2020 VX Prado

    3 days into my new 2020/2021 VX Prado and 750kms in I get 6 errors on the dash , cruise error, check engine etc and low power mode to get home. Curious if anyone else had this issue. Really disappointing.

  • #2
    Standard Toyota xmas tree lights. Put a code reader (Scan gauge) on it and it will give you the codes and a quick google will tell you what the issue is.

    As its new, ring the Toyota recovery line and tell them to send you out a tilt tray as its in limp mode and another car for you to drive. I wouldn't be driving it in limp mode until you know what the issue is.

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    • #3
      So after the dealership trying to charge me $370 for diagnostic work, and then saying it was just a code error and resetting the codes, another 700km in and same again, warning lights like an Xmas tree and low power mode. Feels like an $80k lemon to me.

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      • #4
        Take it back and ask to speak directly to the service manager. Notify them to have a spare car ready for you as if it happens again, you'll be leaving it with them until its fixed. They would have retrieved certain codes, ask for screenshots of exactly what these were/are. As they are the way to source and rectify the issue.

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        • #5
          Is it a bog standard VX, no accessories at all? I’m about to deposit one myself and that is a concern.

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          • #6
            Similar thing just happened to mine. What was the outcome with your VX? Get it fixed?

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            • #7
              I got christmas tree the whole way from perth to broome in mine (3 week old VX) - I reset them about 8 times. It happened every time I went over 110 for more than 5 minutes. I suspect it's an oil pressure warning or something (I have a fair few mods, and it seems to do it every time I push it somewhat hard). Let's hope putting the correct oil in it fixes it.

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              • #8
                Took mine into the dealer this morning and you were on the money firetofork. Low oil pressure warning. Occurred on a warm day when I was driving at 110 on the M1 through some hilly sections. Apparently there is a Toyota service bulletin about it and Toyota australia are changing the oil from 0W-20 to 0W-30. Well at least that’s what they did for mine.

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                • #9
                  Well......one of the largest car makers in the world can't get the oil specs right in a motor that has been around in similar form since 2015? Hmm.... shades of DPF or is the thinner oil part of the DPF fix? One has a right to expect that these things are done correctly in an $80k car and that your car can travel at the legal limit in all seasons in Australia. Do they actually test in Australian conditions where 110-120 cruising speeds and higher in the NT are common in 40deg + temps. Towing in similar conditions at 100kph? One has to wonder. Oh what a feeling!

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                  • #10
                    At the risk of sounding like most of my posts are moaning about Toyota, if what is posted above is correct and I have no reason to doubt it then I am flabbergasted. I struggle to understand how a modern engine can need an oil so thin that it brings up a low pressure alarm at cruising speeds. Even assuming that the engines were working hard in hot conditions then why no high temperature warning first? Why is such a thin oil specified? is it because of economy and/or easy starting? if the pay off is low oil pressure at speed then this just cant be right?

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                    • #11
                      Just to state the bleeding obvious: a low oil pressure warning is to tell you, the driver, that the engine could be permanently damaged due to lubricating oil not reaching some parts of the engine in sufficient quantities.

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                      • #12
                        Highly probable the oil grade is not the actual issue, I would think more likely there is an issue with the oil cooler. I know of another brand engine that had similar issues after sustained high load running, issue turned out to be contaminates in the oil cooler from manufacture, this sounds very similar to me.

                        Lee
                        '18 VX, Billies with Dobinson springs, Summit bar with Narva Enhanced Optics to help my old eyes

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                        • #13
                          From the posts here, I am curious about what the new 2020 Prados have for their oil spec. Did it start at 0W-20, then get changed to 0W-30?
                          My 2019 Prado has oil spec as fully synthetic 0W-30 C2. I thought that seems thin for most Aussie conditions.
                          2019 Prado GXL 2.8L Diesel
                          2003 Jimny too

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                          • #14
                            Yes I struggle to see how it can be just an oil grade issue, and a good point above about the oil cooler but if this was the case wouldn't there be an oil temperature alarm? Assuming there is a sensor, well there seems to be one for just about everything else.
                            I still find the whole topic incredible, how on earth can a new engine suffer from low oil pressure at speed??? I have been working all morning on my International Drott bulldozer, 1970's vintage, the engine is clapped out after many thousands of hours use. It has low oil pressure at idle, the warning lamp flickers but when running above tick over even that has enough pressure to keep the light off. So the thought that a new Toyota engine has an oil warning just astounds me.

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                            • #15
                              Started at 0w-20. I noticed in my mates 2016 hilux his was 0w-30 as well. I’m unsure if this was an error in the manual or a deliberate change with the new 150kw 1gd-ftv for fuel economy reasons. Regardless the dealer changed it to 0w-30 and cleared the faults. Please see attached extract from my 2020 VX owners manual.

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