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- LandCruiser 200 Mark II 4.5L Twin-Turbo Diesel VX (2012-2020)
- Verified purchase
Dinosaur with terrible after sales service.
Toyota in general is half a decade behind other manufacturers in terms of overall tech / audio systems and about the last to offer a longer term warranty. The journo's say 'Toyota does the bare minimum to avoid dropping sales' and my experience has been that it is true on all fronts. The seats are huge uncomfortable buckets with poor position options, suitable only for 130kg man-mountains. Everyone else rolls around. The mid row seats when folded forward have a strap to the ceiling handrail but if you then inadvertently move the motorised driv...ers seat back, it pushes the folded mid seat backwards and pulls the handrail out of the mounts (had it happen twice). Even a 20yo Pajero has a strut to stop them folding back into position. The third row seats still fold up obscuring blind spot views and take up a bunch of space in the cargo area. Bluetooth pairing is unstable and different volumes for different phone types. Three months ago, mine has out-of-the-blue started consuming about 25% more fuel and the Toyota dealer did a few tests before telling me that they would not investigate any further until I reverted the vehicle back to normal. Despite nothing having changed on the vehicle for 18 months. So I have to remove a snorkel before they will explore the problem any further. Escalated to Toyota and they don't want to know about it.
Purchased in October 2018 for A$105,000.00.
Electrical problems, ABS sensor issues, weak CVs, dust issues...
I thought this Cruiser would be better than my 105 series in every way being brand new and having that V8 diesel. Well it started ok until a trip to Cape York when it broke it's first CV on the Old Tele track (14,000klms on the clock) no warranty due to ARB suspension being fitted. Then on a trip up Rainbow beach and the centre difflock would not disengage. I tried turning the Cruiser off and back on again but nothing worked until I unhooked the battery terminals. I could turn off the centre difflock to drive home. This turned into a common iss...ue that the toyota dealer said was caused from going offroad and that most people don't do that and wouldn't fix the issue. Then came the Abs sensor issues with replacing two on the front. Another trip and another CV busted. I got ARB to fit a front diff lock to help distribute the torque evenly and this seemed to work till i sold the vehicle with 110,000klms on the clock. Dust entered the cabin really easily and would fill the vents. we would have dust coming from the rear vents when ever we turned them on for the kids. Overall we lost confidence in the Cruiser and sold it. Paint was an issue also, very thin. Ours was the Graphite colour.
Purchased in September 2010 for A$97,500.00.
The leather seats are falling apart and the service from Toyota and Toyota Sutherland has been atrocious
These photos tell it all the car is only 4 years old and Toyota has just walked away I will never buy another Toyota or one from Toyota Sutherland they are happy to take your money not have no interest in fixing there products
Purchased for A$115,000.00.
70000 km in and engine showed signs of dusting ( dust getting past the air filter and causing wear on the internals eg pistons and turbos ) left turbo blew and was told was a problem with the injectors . Replaced them at my own cost and problems continued .
Purchased in April 2011 for A$90,000.00.
Never another Toyota of any description
The 200 has potential, but Toyota's attitude leaves everything to be desired. Starting with a vibration problem at 1800-2000 rpm through the steering, floor and windows (not interested in fixing it) to poor fuel economy (especially when towing) and steering that no one has been able to correct, have seriously diminished the driving experience.
New toyota 200 series under warranty with a painting claim defect denied
I bought a new Toyota 200 Series on the 4-8-15 under Warranty with a painting spot defect with a rusty colour appearing stronger and stronger on the back left passenger door.
After lodging several complaints to the Dealer and Toyota Australia, they denied finally any responsibilities despite the statements made by 2 Panel Repairers that the rusty defect was due partly duting the manufacturing process and transport of the car from Japan.
After 3 months of procastination and blaming games between the Dealer, Toyota Australia and myself,...I lodged a complanit with ACCC. It seems that Warranty in the Motor Car Industry is useless but customers are getting squeezed once more financilally to pay for the irresponsibilies of the Dealer or/and the Manufacturer. May 6th 2018 Update: Painting defects Toyota Landcruiser 200 model GXL build in 2016-17 has dropped considerably in standards considering that you pay over $85,000 for a new one. Painting defects due to thinless of the paint done by robots are really a serious problem if you reside in QLD and travel around the country when the car faces daily dust, rain, humidity, sun heat etc...When you wash the car afterwards the paint comes off showing the undercoat. You don't get any help from the Dealer or Toyota Guest Experience as they blame always the defects on the buyer or consumer. And, complaining to the ACCC is a waste of time as they do not appear the enforve consumer regulation in anyway.
2016 landcruiser vibration
Mine is the VX with vibration through steering wheel amplified when towing and fatigues the body, absolutely disgraceful for any car especially their flagship vehicle. Has been back in total they have probably had it for 20 days back and forth, electrical issues engine cut our on freeway The worst car i have ever owned cannot wait to finish my 2yr lease. Toyota have tried to fix it but cant and like the other writer was told tough its just what landcruiser does. My y62 patrol is streets ahead a better vehicle gave that to my wife enjoy it so much when im back in that.
Beware poor quality control
I bought a new current model Landcruiser 200 series in late 2016. Within 6 months, the vehicle has extensive rust underneath, due to inadequate paint finish on the underbody of the vehicle. The factory paint job underneath was totally inadequate, and Toyota and the dealer refused to accept responsibility. They said the vehicle had been taken off-road. I thought that was the idea of buying a 4WD. The vehicle has not been in harsh conditions, merely driven on dirt roads and one visit to the beach, driving on dry sand. Very disappointed with the factory quality control and the company's response.
VIBRATION IN toyota 200 series AUTOMATIC
If you own a 2015 or 2016 go for a drive on a smooth road at about 103 to 105 kilometres per hour to see if your car has a vibration then let Toyota know you have a fault your not the only one with this fault. Any model with automatic in the land cruiser.
July 24th 2017 Update: Automatic Problem Vibration
This automatic 200 series has a bad vibration at about 103 kilometers. Don't go near this car. Toyota ignore the problem this is not what you expect. Talk to Melville Toyota service about this fault or if they are now not talking the RAC...Melville next door to Melville Toyota have seen this problem and can tell you about it.. They will tell you this is a fault that has been picked up on more than one occasion. Oh this will give you headaches body fatigue aches when you drive for any distance.
Waste of money!
We went from a GXL prado to a 200 series Landcruiser to gain the extra boot space as we have 5 children.
Very disappointed, the 2016 gxl has none of the features of the gxls before it, no sterring wheel controls, no heater in the back for the kids and no reversing snesors.
To top it off when we tow or over take it derates and goes into limp mode, very dangerous! After months of complaints to toyota it finally was looked at today, it needs 8 new injectors as they are faulty, the dpf burners are not operating as they should, and it has failed i...
2016 Sahara Vibration
I purchased my Sahara in February 2016 at the first service I complained about a vibration at 100 klm speed on the freeway with a slight incline the dealer told me to drive the vehicle till the next service and hopefully it will disappear. By the time 10,000 klm service came around the vibration had been getting worse just after that service 8 injectors and a carbon canister were replaced with out any improvement the vehicle was rebooked to have the Toyota experts look at the car. After that investigation Toyota specialists admitted there was a...problem but did not have a fix for it they thought if might be a software problem and that Japan would have to solve this issue. In the meantime I thought I would go on a short Holiday with my Caravan (Toyota specialists said it would be okay to tow with ) after driving 2Hrs I got out of my car both my Wife and I could hardly walk because the vibration was so bad. After returning I Phoned the dealer to see what progress had been made (nothing still waiting from Toyota) so made a complaint to Toyota customer care by phone and in Writing two weeks on no reply I was told that they would investigate and get back to me within three days. So I made them a complaint to the dealer Principal and within three days I was asked to bring the vehicle in to have a software upgrade done on arrival I was told that the vehicle was having a toque converter replaced so that is being Replaced as I write this. In closing I don't think even the so called expert no what the problem is (software to a mechanical part. Steve
Not King off road
Buying the 200 series 2009 Sahara from our local Toyota dealer, with service history. You would expect the car to be workshop checked. Since having the car we have travelled 30k with it. Until 12 weeks ago. Vsc light on . Into dealer 6/8 injectors need replacing, $6200. Insurance company called for fuel related contamination. Not that after 8 weeks, retrieved car. Took to desiel specialist. Said engine has been dusted. Must have been 90% worn out when we got it.Need new engine. Toyota no help. Will be no change from $20000.
- LandCruiser 200 Mark II 4.5L Twin-Turbo Diesel GXL (2012-2020)
- Verified purchase
Excellent GXL 2015 car except not having a retractable mirror for parking it in my garage
This is an excellent GXL 2015 diesel car except not having an automatic retractable mirror for parking it in my garage which is too narrow when the 2 mirrors are unretracted. The question is that can these 2 mirrors be retractable later or a year later? It seems toyota is not interested but may be an oem is willing to add this automatic retractable mirror. What do I do? Please, let me know.
May 1st 2018 Update: Be aware about painting defects on a Landcruiser GXL after 2 years in the tropics
Be aware about painting defects which are m...ade by Toyota's robots! The paint degrades after washing your car with a normal cleaning product. Toyota and the dealer are denying everything by blaming the consumer as usual because of using the wrong washing product or inexperienced cleaners. Damages is costing $ 1,800 to repaint the side of the car following the advise from a smash repairer expert. "What a bad feeling". My exprience illustrates that Toyota' quality standards have dropped in the last 5 years for a Landcruiser costing well over $ 80,000. Furthermore, the regulator ACCC is not very helpful when complaints are lodged with them. May 9th 2018 Update: New Toyota Landcruiser 200 air filter replacements not included in the service anymore
Turbo problems between 100,000Km and 200,000Km are not uncommon. This is an expensive repair if it is the RHS or passenger side turbo as some take the motor out while others drop the transmission. I currently have my Sahara in the repair shop and it has been there for more than 20 days awaiting repair. It is in Alice I am in Port Lincoln. I am wondering about possible class action.
Toyota Deny Problems
Updated report on the reason the engine seized.
All 200 series landcruiser owners should be worried !
A piece of metal broke off inside the oil pump which blocked the oil pickup and stopped the flow of oil into the engine. The engine seized immediately without any warning.
Toyota complaints shield themselves from the customer by making the customer work through the dealer in regards to a claim.
Toyota have denied any liability saying the car has travelled in excess of the warranty of 100,000kms and was 8 years old.
Toyotas argument is tr...
Wish I had my jeep back
So spent $98,000 on my 2015 gxl with accessories trading a really good jeep grand Cherokee crd as I had been told how good these Toyota's were. Well it's thirsty 18.5 litres per hundred around town which goes up to 30.0 litres per hundred when towing. It's been in for a GPS fix, cruise control fix and rattles to be fixed none of these fixes have worked.
- LandCruiser 200 Mark II 4.5L Twin-Turbo Diesel VX (2012-2020)
- Verified purchase
GPS out of date on new vehicle
I purchased a brand new Land Cruiser VX 3 October 2015.
I am very impressed with the vehicle in all departments except for the GPS maps being 2 years out of date.
A number of local roads that I drive on are showing incorrect speed limits. I approached the local service agent who advised that I had the latest version of GPS and there was nothing they could do. SD card number is PZQ60-0553.
I then wrote to Toyota Australia advising that I had approached the local dealer and they advised that the problem was a Toyota Australis issue.
Worst Toyota I've ever had - so disappointed I had to sell it
After owning several fantastic 2nd hand long term Land Cruiser over the last 35 years, I finally celebrated my retirement by getting myself a lovely brand new LC200 V8 TD Altitude. Certainly I was optimistic and had some high expectations for this $90,000 ++ "King off the Road..."
BUT, the LC200 has been a total disappointment.
Toyota sales and service have been lousy too.
I rate the car a 3 out of 10 and Toyota as 1 out of 10.
The car is comprehensively hamstrung by numerous DESIGN FLAWS, and in my view is not even fit for purpose. Ha...
No king off the road barely even a princess
Definitely a very disappointed 200 series owner. Having gotten over 400k out of my old nissan in the dust and mud the 230k i have done in the 200 has been the most expensive experience of any vehicle in my life. This vehicle has done no serious off road work only some regular gravel road driving and they tell me it is dusted, mine has a toyota bull bar fitted and was serviced by them every 10,000km. First they blamed my fuel but when I pointed out that they only changed the filters when the light came on and that sometimes that was up to 40,000...km they decided it was dusted this was because it says in the owners manual to service it more regularly under dusty conditions, a convenient copout for them. I have read all the rave reviews about how great they are to drive and tow caravans and would agree that up to 150,000km they are great then look out because the cost of ownership doubles per km. most of the people still raving about them don't or haven't done the kms that we have all grown to expect from this once reliable brand (100 series aren't going up in value for no reason) I would definitely not touch a second hand one. I also found a new motor on E-Bay for $16,000 out of Queensland I didn't go that way but wish I had looked at it a bit more closely as their has been no joy with Toyota. Great to drive Expensive to service, short life span on the motor with no support from the dealer or Toyota
200n series wagon engine
Our vx 200 series wagon($97k) has done 140,000 km and is dusted. It will bearly start and runs rough, blows smoke that blocks vision in the rear view mirror. Uses 10l of oil bettween charleville and brissy. Toyota did an appraisal on the engine and quoted $30k to fit new donk. They offered us $8k trade. All log book services. Toyota are blaming an after market bull bar for engine demise. ? Turbo on one side has worn away to vertually nothing and they are $4.5k per side. This vehicle will cost $1.10 per km just to own plus fuel and maintenance.... Wrong wrong wrong. My 100 series and rav are great, can't beat them. The 200 series engine intake filter is absolutelty faulty and i would encourage everyone with one to check the clean side of their filter for dust. Please make some noise. This has got to be a recall. Cheers everyone, jimmy Comfortable
Questions & Answers
My radio and CD player have a clicking sound sound and stops for a couple of second then restarts
Sahara 2011 how do I fix
We have just purchased a 2017 Landcruiser Sahara in excellent condition . The navigation system does not work at all well and keeps getting lost . Just can’t seem to keep tracking its own location and sometimes ends up in the ocean. Surely this can’t be normal for an expensive off road vehicle . Can an external antenna be fitted to help the signal or is this a common fault ?
Hi I bought a new Sahara in 2017. My biggest disappointment is the GPS. I had it updated this year (expensive) and My road is still wrong and two roads off it are also wrong. I type in a NSW address and it's 497KM then time to come home it says 572KM. Contacted Toyota Sorry they don,t give a care. I suggest you use your mobile or tablet like everybody I know with a Sahara. Don't waste your money on an update. A cheap Hyundai can get it right why can't Toyota? I will be having a rethink when I update now it's out of warranty.
That’s interesting to hear ...
Took it to our Toyota dealer last week for them to check for software updates etc . Showed them a video of it navigating into the Pacific Ocean and at first they thought the aerial had become detached - thorough examination and testing concluded the GPS unit itself could be faulty . Now waiting to see if Denso ( who manufacture the unit for Toyota ) will come to the party . Just really disappointing on such an expensive vehicle and my i phone can do a much better job
Toyota 200 series 2014 with 77,000k on clock. Since having a flat battery the car won’t move above 1200 revs when cold. Takes about 10 min to warm up. Have had it checked but can find nothing wrong. Any ideas?
Sorry Lesley, I cannot assist with an answer, however what I find somewhat disappointing is that whilst it would appear that Toyota representative monitor this website page and the comments made therein, , and unlike other product reviews on this site, where a manufacturer reaches out to a published problem or a complainant , I have never seen a published comment from Toyota representative reaching out to make contact with an owner nor make any suggestion as to potential causes for the problems as has been my personal experience on a couple of occasions.
Jus saying and just an observation!
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