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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-13-2016, 05:06 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Coil Pack failed at 17.5k miles

Hi everyone,

Haven't been on here in a while but I wanted to update...

I have ~17,500 miles on my iA currently. This morning, the car threw a CEL so I took it to the dealership.

Just received a call from the dealership: my cylinder #1 showed a misfire and Toyota recommended to replace the coil pack.

Is this unusual for coils to fail this early?

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-13-2016, 11:52 PM
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Definitely unusual. My fathers expedition has all 4 original coils with 495k on the truck. Usually they can be pushed past 150k, but should be replaced when a tune up is done (I think Toyota says 75k miles, pushed my Buick to 125k though)
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The coil should actually be covered by warranty... Don't pay for a new one, if this dealer refuses to fix it under warranty I'd take it to another dealer if I were you...
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That's ridiculous. How can they expect you to pay for something that failed, which can't be caused by driver error btw, when you're vehicle has only 17.5 miles on it. I would demand they fixed it or go above them
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So update: Dealership said the coil pack and fuel injector for cylinder #1 failed because of sludge build-up from bad fuel....

They goodwilled the coil pack and injector thankfully!!!

I'm struggling to understand how my car built up sludge already. I was going to seafoam it around 25k-30k miles but this is crazy early.

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There is no reason in heck you should need to seafoam your car so early ?! If you're using regular fuel, octane rating that is recommended from the manufacturer, there should be no reason for any of that to happen. I would go on a serious rant in that place man
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So would I... that's bs. And no, you definitely shouldn't need to seafoam the car already, you shouldn't have to for a long long time. That's not something that should be done regularly, I've seen it eat away at engines from people using it too much. I just put it in my fathers truck at 499k for the first time, and it barely effected the way the truck runs, just raised the mpg from 4.2 up to 4.9 mpg and gave it a little more power, but didn't help with the rough idle at all. Only use it if the car isn't running right and it's an issue the seafoam should fix, other than that I'd avoid it as long as possible.
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Just curious was the car taken to the dealership for the oil changes and if not did you use the recommended 0W-20?
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Just curious was the car taken to the dealership for the oil changes and if not did you use the recommended 0W-20?
I had the dealership do the scheduled maintenance along with oil changes every 5k miles.

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I had the dealership do the scheduled maintenance along with oil changes every 5k miles.
Yup, that just set it in stone. They have to cover that under warranty. Don't accept anything less
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