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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,000 miles

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2003 Toyota MR2 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2003 Toyota MR2 Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 012009

MR2 4-cyl

  • 28,000 miles


The design of the computer controlled power train makes throttle, transmission and starter inter-dependent. My vehicle has repeatedly lost power and coasted to a stop. The vehicle has been recently inspected by a Toyota dealer, who says there's nothing wrong with it. But the vehicle operator's manual anticipates stalling while underway and gives directions to re-start - sometimes successful, sometimes not and the vehicle has to be towed, in my experience. Manual directions (page 153): If your engine stalls while driving... reduce speed gradually, keeping a straight line. Move cautiously off the road to a safe place... manual transmission, na sequential manual transmission: Turn the ignition key to the "acc? or ?lock? position. Approximately 5 seconds after, try starting the engine again. If your engine will not start, see ?if you engine will not start -? on page 150 of this manual. How can one "move cautiously off the road to a safe place", if the engine won't run" this car is unsafe as manufactured, imo.

- Union, WV, USA

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