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Old 03-12-08, 09:05 AM
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Default Hilux and Fortuner Brake problems


Anyone experiencing brake problems on the above mentioned models?

I have heard some guys complaining about low pad life and brake fade
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Old 03-12-08, 09:27 AM
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No Problems here -brakes are excellent IMO
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Old 03-12-08, 09:31 AM
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Have to agree with H2F

Even towing the Xplorer fully loaded through Bots I had no hassles and the Fortuner with us also towing a Xplorer had no problems.

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Old 03-12-08, 09:37 AM
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I am also not experiencing any issues with regards to brakes that's why I asked the question.

Perhaps there was a material change or something??
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On my second new level Hilux, 1st one completed 86000k's before selling. Current vehicle has done 87590k's to date. Have never replaced brakes.
Tow with my vehicle once a month. Either my trailer @ 1050kgs or my van @ 1380kg's. This includes 4 long distance trips per annum.

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Old 03-12-08, 01:29 PM
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On my second new level Hilux, 1st one completed 86000k's before selling. Current vehicle has done 87590k's to date. Have never replaced brakes.
Tow with my vehicle once a month. Either my trailer @ 1050kgs or my van @ 1380kg's. This includes 4 long distance trips per annum.
I am impressed!!
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I tow loads of 1-2tons about twice a week and I'm on 40k without issues so far.

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Old 17-05-10, 05:02 PM
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Virtualy no brakes on my Fortuner after wading through deep water in the Moremi .This situation reamined like that on our way back and the same thing happened last year during a wet trip to Savuti .With a heavy camping trailer behind,I almost ran into the back of our friens Landy when he slowed down for a pot hole.Any similar incidents or ideas on how to rectify?
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Old 17-05-10, 06:50 PM
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Haal die dromme af en was die modder uit - stel sommer die self adjuster op terwyl die dromme af is. Gebruik die 2 x M8 gate voor op die dromme om hulle af te kry - draai twee boutjies daar in.
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Old 17-05-10, 06:53 PM
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Het 60,000km met my Fortuner gedoen voordat dit verkoop is - geen probleme met die brieke nie.

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Did 70000km and toyota skimmed the disks to get rid of a shudder under braking.
on 80000km (last week) they replaced the disks as they were near minimum. I should have checked myself but didn't. The pads (replaced and left in car for me) though still looked good. about 5mm still there.

I think too much was taken off while skimming to get rid of the warp and I should have asked them to replace.

BTW the shudder is completely gone, was warped disks.

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Old 19-05-10, 09:20 AM
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No problems with the brakes on my Fortuner. Done 70 000km and still original.
Are the guys who are complaining driving manuals or autos?
I could only get 45 000km out of my Navara auto.

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Brakes are adequate, rather than impressive. (So adapt driving style accordingly )

IIRC, I replaced pads twice in 100K Km. Not overly excessive I think, and not something to really worry about.

BTW, I see India models are getting a brake upgrade to Prado spec:

http://www.autocarindia.com/news/toy...ortuner-brakes

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EXCLUSIVE! A number of complaints from Toyota Fortuner owners have prompted the company to upgrade the SUV’s brakes. Its brakes use a system similar to that of the Innova, and were found woefully inadequate when we tested the SUV back in September last year. And buyer feedback confirms this.
According to dealers, the Fortuners delivered after February are equipped with improved brakes which are essentially larger and have thicker front discs similar to the Prado’ specs. The existing Fortuner owners need not worry. Toyota is upgrading the brakes for its existing customers as well, but on a case-to-case basis.
Pictures of the old and new brake assembly on the article. Would the same components be used on SA spec Fortuners?

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can anyone tell me where would be the best to buy brake pads for a 2007 hilux vvti...
and which brand would be the best..

thanks
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Hi everyone.
The brake pads on my kzte has these small silver clips installed on them.
They prodrude about halway across the thickness of the pad. These clips are now touching the disc everytime I use the brakes. Looking at the thickness of the pad it looks like they are half life if I compate them to new Ferodo's I have bought.

Should I replace trhese pads, as the new ones have exactly the same clips?
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Hi everyone.
The brake pads on my kzte has these small silver clips installed on them.
They prodrude about halway across the thickness of the pad. These clips are now touching the disc everytime I use the brakes. Looking at the thickness of the pad it looks like they are half life if I compate them to new Ferodo's I have bought.

Should I replace trhese pads, as the new ones have exactly the same clips?
Take long nose pliers and just bend the tips back. But remember then you will not have any warning as to when the pads will be finished.
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can anyone tell me where would be the best to buy brake pads for a 2007 hilux vvti...
and which brand would be the best..

thanks
Buy them from Toyota. You will pay about R200 more than at the spares shop, but worth it, well in my opinion.
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Anyone experiencing brake problems on the above mentioned models?

I have heard some guys complaining about low pad life and brake fade
Hi there
I've got a 4.0 Hilux auto, and experienced some short life span problems. I got an average of 5000 km a set, but eventually Toyota agents were able to sort it out. It has been 15000 km so far, and only smooth sailing. I guess there can be a problem with some models, but nothing that can't be fixed.

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I have done 90000km on my Fortuner and brakes are still fine. I think it is just on some models.

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I have just completed a week in Moremi. We had a lot of rain and consequently the roads were very wet. The brakes on my Fortuner did not last the week. At the end of the week I had no brakes.

One of the Owners (or the Owner I am not sure) of Ngami Toyota in Maun confirmed that this is a common problem on Fortuner's, Hiluxes and Land Cruisers when it rains. He himself experienced this on a Land Cruiser in Savuti. Is seems that the combination of sand and water combine to grind the linning away very quickly. In my case 6 days!.

We drove in two vehicles the Toyota and a Colt , the colt drove exactly the same route through the same amount of water and there was no noticeable change in the brakes on the colt.
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I am in the process of looking to buy a Hilux and the ones I have test driven as well as two of my friends' Hiluxes have the poorest brakes ever! You have to literally stand on the brakes to make some sort of quick stop. They are all 2005-2006 models. My one friend has to change pads EVERY service and discs almost every second service. That is at die dealers. They cannot get the brakes better - no matter what they tried...

This is quite disturbing as I would really love to buy a Hilux but with that bad braking it is a dangerous exercise. Any advice to sort out these problems?
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Look at www.powerbrake.co.za
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My 2000 Hilux 2.7with 230 000 km's never gave any hassles with brakes except for normal replacement of pads. This goes for on road and off road situations. The brakes are as good as it gets on a double cab bakkie and one must have respect for that.

The new Hilux also give no hassles even when towing the explorer and it is the same thing than with the other car - have repsect for the fact that the brakes are as good as it will get. I have personally not experienced any issues with the brakes in driving through water. mud or whatever!
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