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    Toyota sued over DPF complaints

    Toyota is being sued over problems with DPFs in the Hilux, Prado and other vehicles.
    Toyota faces class action over claims Hilux, Prado have faulty diesel filters - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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    I think Toyota would have a hard time convincing anyone that the DPF's aren't faulty - they know they are and are replacing them FOC on vehicles that are well out of warranty. That probably won't help their case.
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    It will be interesting to see if they actually do get sued.
    No doubt this will drag on for ages.

    So they have Berrima Diesel involved,no comment there......
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    LOL! I loved the bit in the article where the chap from Berrima Deisel shows that the exhaust has black soot!

    Who'da thunk it .. a diesel with black sooty exhaust!
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    Million Dollar Question

    Is the pollution from a faulty DPF better or worse than the pollution of not having a filter in the first place?

    These incidents will continue to kill off the consumer diesel market.
    By the time you add NoX limiters, Particulate Filters and consumption limits consumer diesels are becoming more and more troublesome!

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    Toyota faces class action over claims Hilux, Prado have faulty diesel filters

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    Shouldn't this be in the "JOKES" Thread?
    Now driving a Bloody Prado!
    But, Hey, it was free.

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    Shouldn't this be in the "JOKES" Thread?
    I doubt if the vehicle owners think it's funny. They're going to court, so they are not amused.

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    Talking to a lady yesterday who reckons her Prado has had more faults so far than any new car she's had.
    The latest is all injectors replaced, I couldn't get to the bottom of that, whether it was it DPF related or water contamination?

    She also said that friends with V8 79 Series (she tows horses) were starting to look at trying to get low mileage six cylinder versions, a number were just over the issues with the latest version.
    My neighbour drives one for work, he works for a drilling contractor and it sports a 3" pipe but AFAIK has been dead reliable.
    I'll ask over the weekend.

    As I keep saying, our fleet of Petrol Hilux's are obscenely reliable.

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    There is a definite trend to older simpler vehicles quite likely due to modern car issues such as dpf ..
    ..injectors etc. Just look at the resale value of GU 4.2 turbo Patrols ..up to 35k!!!

    The 6cyl Toyota turbo engine that preceeded the V8 is a waaay better engine...hence values of these engines/vehicles are v high.

    Injector issues on Hilux..Prado etc are well known as is the dpf issue. Out of warranty these wilk be v expensive vehicles to maintain. Does not seem to stop them selling tho. .

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