advice for anyone suffering the same problem with the HiLux auto. Take it back to the dealer and have the ECU updated, Toyota has obviously found a fix for the problem, and as we have often advised fitting a transmission oil cooler is a wise move if you’re doing a lot of towing.
QSome time ago you had two people report that their car would accelerate for no apparent reason. I am a mechanic and another mechanic I know had a similar experience while test-driving a Falcon. He was sitting at the traffic lights when the car went to full throttle and shot through the intersection.
It turned out that a bad earth at the battery had caused the cruise control to go haywire and go to full throttle. It’s something worth checking.
AThanks for the feedback, it sounds like a very dangerous situation and one that can be very difficult to diagnose.
QI can’t help but wonder at the high number of complaints you receive regarding Fords, and the equally high number of issues where the Ford dealer will not readily accept the problem and promptly fix it without giving the customer a hard time. Is this common, as I thought a three-year warranty meant just that, and covered virtually everything apart from consumables such as brake pads