To sell more vehicles, of course. This list is cascading, meaning, if you are on a 20k interval, do everything at the 5k and 10k interval, etc. It gives them a bad name and bad publicity. If I knew it was prudent to replace the fluid at a certain interval, I would certainly do that. The lock system works properly, is there any leakage after parking, tire surfaces not worn damaged, turn the engine off and ensure that there is adequate ventilation before performing maintenance checks. My Hondas always gave concrete intervals for these changes - 100k miles for plugs, 3 years on break fluid, 100k miles for coolant and manual trans fluid etc. That really was just the point.
Genuine Toyota Parts are manufactured specifically for your year and model Toyota. You are right about the vagueness of the owner's manual. The plugs, based on the type installed, as well as the coolant, should go for 100k for me I believe. Let's hope Toyota dealers' service departments learn and practice proper procedure. Changing transmission fluid before it reaches the point of falling flat on its face, causing the transmission to fail and hitting the wallet with a huge repair bill, doesn't cause problems.
If you have ever taken a wheel cylinder apart that has never been serviced you will understand. I do disagree that the automaker doesn't care if it fails out of warranty but in what seems unreasonable to the customer. For instance, I drive aggressively and live in a desert, so some things I will change more often than others on this forum will. The replacement intervals for engine coolant recommended in this booklet are based on replacement with Genuine Toyota Super Long-Life Coolant or similar high-quality non-silicate, non-amine, non-borate ethylene-glycol coolant with long-life hybrid organic acid technology i. Can be looked at in a number of ways, and I will go by how I have maintained my cars, and say I hope you find the answers you are looking for? If done carefully and properly, it is not a huge job, but do it wrong and its toast. It's one of the few things that I would likely go back to the dealer for service for even outside of the warranty. Additional maintenance items are suggested for Special Operating Conditions for all vehicle models.
I change my air filter often because I live in a desert. Be sure to perform these. Remember, fluids are cheaper than metals. It is overkill, but there are several factors that will change your schedules. Please note that many maintenance items should be performed only by a qualified technician. You can pay a little now, or a lot more later.
The Corolla manual never specifies any replacement, but my dealer recommended 80K miles for replacement. Unless we get better info, I don't plan on disturbing the system unless it causes problems. I'll probably do oil every 5k, air and cabin filters every 30k. That would be like saying changing the engine oi, or tires, or brake pads, etc. I wonder what Toyota corporate would say if the question was put to them. Its why car makers often pick up or share in the cost of major failures just out of warranty. The use of Toyota Repair Manuals recommended, it is recommended that genuine Toyota parts be used repair ensure, if a repair shop other than a Toyota dealer performs repairs, confirm warranty coverage, reset the maintenance data U.
Do you really think Toyota would be just fine with thousands of customers having failed transmissions at 61k miles and broadcasting it all over the internet? Maybe I can find my 1991 owner's manual, and see if that had more info? And there are lots of delicate sensors around the sump and the fill port which are easily damaged. However, damage or failures caused by lack of proper maintenance are not covered under warranty. Tighten connections or replace parts as necessary. Why would a vehicle manufacturer want to do this? Lifetime Warranty on New Vehicles Only. Toyota will not deny a warranty claim solely because you do not have records to show that you maintained your vehicle. The performance and longevity of these has got to highly dependent on the exact volume and viscosity of the fluid. I agree, changing the fluid will not cause trans failure - doing it incorrectly definitely can, and in this case it seems to be fairly easily messed up.
If your going to keep a car for 10 years you could do these services for less than a thousand bucks and thats a lot cheaper than a transmision. Its notoriously difficult to get all fluid out of transmissions and I could see cases where it ends up overfilled and causing failure. My manuals from 1990 and 2000 Hondas are much more specific. You love your Toyota for its reliability, but to keep that reliability going to years and years to come requires ensuring regular maintenance is performed on your vehicle. Should be brought to the attention of your Toyota dealer qualified, on an incline with shift lever, does it have appropriate clearance and correct amount free, does the seat belt system operate smoothly. As far as specific questions: I think the manual does specify a 100K plug interval - if not, that is reasonable for most drivers.
Of course, that could be due to it not being done properly or using wrong fluid. Manual Description To ensure safe and economical driving, day-to-day care regular, should be performed on a daily basis, should be performed at specified intervals according, for details about maintenance items and schedules, refer. Then you need to be sure you get a perfect seal on the gasket when you re-attach the sump and torque things exactly. Maintenance schedule information gathered based on 2017 model year vehicles from Toyota. If those apply to you, probably every 60k is good enough. I also flushed the radiator at least once a year and I dont use radiator flush chemicals just water. It was very interesting reading.