November 2, 2018
Toyota Australia has today announced that it will initiate a safety recall on 5,407 Toyota 86 vehicles produced from April 2012 to July 2013.
This recall is due to a condition affecting the engine valve springs.
Due to excessive stress, there is a possibility that the engine valve springs could fracture resulting in sudden power loss while driving, and the vehicle may not restart, increasing safety risk.
Parts for this activity are currently being prepared. Exact timing of parts availability in Australia will be confirmed as soon as possible.
Toyota Australia expects that parts will arrive at Toyota dealerships next month. A letter will then be sent by mail to all impacted owners to request that they make an appointment at their preferred Toyota Dealers.
Toyota dealers will remove and replace the valve springs on all affected vehicles, which will take approximately 10 hours to complete.
This will be carried out free of charge.
There have been no incidents or injuries in Australia as a result of this condition.
For further information, please contact the Toyota recall campaign helpline in 1800 987 366
Q1. What Toyota models are involved?
A1. Toyota 86 vehicles
Q2. How many vehicles are involved?
A2. Approximately 5,407 Toyota vehicles are involved in Australia. See the table below.
|Model Name||Model Code||WMI||VDS||CD||VIN Range||Production Period|
|86||ZN6||JF1||ZN6K72||#||DG002006||DG014948||09 Apr 2012||08 Jul 2013|
|ZN6K81||DG002013||DG014590||10 Apr 2012||25 Jun 2013|
Q3. What was the production period of the involved vehicles?
A3. The involved vehicles were produced between April 2012 and July 2013.
Q4. What is the condition?
A4. Due to excessive stress, there is a possibility that the engine valve springs could fracture resulting in sudden power loss while driving, and the vehicle may not restart, increasing safety risk.
Q5. What is the valve spring?
A5. The valve spring is an engine component that functions to close the exhaust and intake valves.
Q6. Are there any symptoms/warnings before the condition appears in a vehicle?
A6. No. However, if the valve spring fractures, abnormal noise may be heard or the owner may experience vibration before the vehicle’s engine stalls.
Q7. What does the remedy involve?
A7. For all involved vehicles, Toyota dealers will replace the engine valve springs with improved ones.
Q8. What is Toyota going to do?
A8. Toyota will notify, owners of affected Toyota
Expected commencement timing is December 2018.
Toyota Dealers will perform required rectification FREE OF CHARGE to the vehicle owner.
Q9. How long will the repair take?
A9. This repair will take approximately 10 hours. However, depending upon the Dealer's work schedule, it may be necessary to make your vehicle available for a longer period of time.
Q10. Does this condition affect other Toyota models?
A10. No other Toyota models in the Australian market and involved in this campaign.
Q11. What if an owner has additional questions or concerns?
A11. Owners with additional questions or concerns are asked to please contact their local Toyota Dealers in the first instance or the Toyota recall campaign helpline on 1800 987 366. Please quote your 17 digit Vehicle Identification Number (VIN).
Q12. Where can I find my VIN?
A12. VIN number location varies by model. For information on how to find the VIN position specific to your vehicle, please search "vehicle identification number" in the alphabetical index at the rear of your Owner's Manual.