Toyota has problems with the new Subaru-powered GR86. Another of the two-door sports cars suffered engine failure on a track day and the automaker refused to repair the car under warranty. The car owner, who would rather just go alongside Luke, said his local Toyota dealer in Massachusetts and the manufacturer refused to cover his failed engine, and he said he was mistreated on the track. Luke has a video of the warm ups when the failure happened. You can decide for yourself if what you see is abuse.
The outage happened Sunday at Palmer Motorsports Park, about an hour west of Boston. Luke signed up for an HPD session the other day with the 2022 GR86, and even though he had heard about the Blake Alvarado situation, which we covered last year, he wasn’t worried. “I have heard of problems with RTV, but in general [thought] The problem is probably exaggerated. RTV, a gasket material used in Subaru engines, has been found in the lubrication systems of many vehicles. Owners have claimed the substance was responsible for the failures, but neither Toyota nor Subaru have publicly addressed the alleged problem.
About five minutes after he started cuddling Luke, he sensed something was wrong. begin [I] I thought the fender liner or something had come loose and was banging against the frame, since I was wearing a helmet, and I wasn’t expecting engine failure during the warm-up. “Seven minutes into the video, his car was hitting hard and he came to a stop at the edge of the track in a cloud of smoke.
Luke’s 2022 GR86 only has around 19,000 miles on the clock. Whether he races or abuses the car, as Toyota Corporate claims, is up to you. We contacted the automaker to comment on Luke’s situation, but did not hear back. We’ll update this story if we do.
Shortly after the car was cleared from the track, he took it to Acton Toyota in Littleton, Massachusetts, and left the keys in the drop box, as the dealership was closed for the weekend. When he spoke to a dealership the next morning, Locke said he told them what happened and noticed he had a video of what happened. Upon inspection, a hole was found in the upper part of the engine block. Luke says it’s unclear if the oil pan has been checked for any loose RTVs. The dealer told him that the damage would not be covered under warranty due to continued use, even after watching the video embedded above.
Luke escalated his issue to Toyota, but actually received the same response. ” [An agent] He asks any dealer that I have the car. I told her and she called the dealer and then got back to me saying the dealer was right and I would not get any warranty coverage. He kept trying to resolve the situation, even offering to send the video, but to no avail. . . The legal person tried to say that I had also been running for a while.