Toyota

2006 Toyota Sienna spark plug replacement

Dear Doctor: I own a 2006 Toyota Sienna with 43,000 miles on it. The owner’s manual states to change the spark plugs at 90,000 miles. I called a couple of dealerships and they stand by the manufacturer’s timetable. I have … Continue reading

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2003 Toyota Highlander scalloped tires

Dear Doctor: I am the original owner of a 2003 Toyota Highlander with 139,000 miles. On my last oil change I asked the service department to do a tire rotation. As I drove home I felt as though I was … Continue reading

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1993 Toyota Camry leaking coolant

Dear Doctor: I purchased a 1993 Toyota Camry with the six-cylinder engine and 123,000 miles from my neighbor. Within two months of the previous owner topping off all fluid levels I was very low on coolant and the car almost … Continue reading

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2009 Toyota Camry – climate control system

Q: Dear Doctor: The control for air recirculation on my 2009 Toyota Camry is electric (automatic) and seems to have a mind of its own. I am very sensitive to allergens and pollutants and I don’t want the outside air … Continue reading

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2006 Toyota Tacoma – airbag light

Dear Doctor: I have a 2006 Toyota Tacoma V-6 with 45,000 miles on it. Recently, the airbag light came on, flickered went out, then came back on and has stayed on. The dealer diagnosed it as a “spiral cable” and … Continue reading

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2010 Toyota Prius – brakes freeze

Dear Doctor: I’ve leased a 2010 Toyota Prius for three years. I only drive 5,000 miles per year and I am concerned that the brakes will freeze up due lack of use. Besides driving unnecessary miles, what should I do … Continue reading

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Toyota RAV4 – change the transmission fluid

Dear Doctor: I have a Toyota RAV4 AWD with 100,000 miles. I followed the owner’s manual recommendation and never changed the transmission fluid. The fluid is now a grayish brown color. Should I change the fluid at this point? Mechanics … Continue reading

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