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Toyota Hilux recall for auxiliary battery problem

Toyota Hilux Recall - auxiliary battery problem
Toyota Hilux Recall - auxiliary battery problem

There has been a recall issued for the Toyota HiLux 4X4 and 2X4 ute, pertaining to vehicles with the genuine auxiliary battery kit fitted.

The way that the auxiliary battery tray doesn’t seem to be up to snuff, and can vibrate or rattle loose over rough roads. The battery assembly can get loose and move around, obviously not something you want. The assembly mounts up to the body with some rivnuts (or nutserts, depending on which way you swing), so the problem could have something to do with these or the bolts coming loose.

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The auxiliary battery kits mounts up in the top right-hand of the engine bay, and has potential problems.

If you have a Hilux (or Fortuner, for that matter, we think) built between 29th September 2015 and 14th January 2017, it wouldn’t hurt to pop the bonnet and check out what’s happening under the bonnet, and then promptly getting in touch with Toyota on the phone. We aren’t sure what the fix is, at this stage.

Click here to see the affected VIN list.

Toyota Hilux Recall - affected VIN numbers
Toyota Hilux Recall – affected VIN numbers

 

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  • Was there anyone who was stupid enough to pay $1,000 for the Toyota kit.
    Just a bog standard battery tray and fit a Redarc DC-DC charger for a grand and that doesn’t include the battery.

    Or,
    buy the ARB tray and your own choice of DC-DC charger all for $350

    Also applies to the Fortuner which is the same vehicle just without a tray on the back.

  • It’s not a good for the reputation of the Hilux, being made “Toyota Tuff” and all the advertising hype that surrounds this model from Toyota.
    A bloke take is “tuff” Hilux over a corrugated road and the auxiliary battery tray falls to pieces….
    You got to luv, reality and product advertisement..

  • Wo just back of with
    Those KW AND NM
    FIGURES.for me they are under powed.talk about
    Reliable.should be reliable with those
    Limp numbers.

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