Complaints Busted #6 – Poor Radio Quality

Complaint #6 – Average/Bad Quality Radio Sound

Many owners aren’t satisfied with the sound quality of their OEM radios. If you’re not happy with the sound quality of yours, you can always change the speakers and/or radio. Even just changing to an aftermarket radio will generally create a better sound output to the speakers creating higher sound quality – but to finish it off, change the speakers too.

Unfortunately, not every car company invests its money in great sounding car speakers so it’s not really uncommon for standard speakers to be ordinary sounding. And it’s not always the big named brands that will have the best sound output, don’t go for low quality branded systems but if you’ve never heard of the brand see if you can hear what it sounds like before buying it.

For a car that debuted in 2011 (Tokyo Auto Show), there aren’t really a lot of bad complaints with it that haven’t already been fixed or are otherwise personal preference issues. All small (in my opinion) issues that are left that haven’t been busted are not deal breakers in my eyes.

SO there you have it, the end of our Toyota 86 complaints series. Hopefully we’ve helped you out a bit and solved some issues for you 🙂

Although all information is considered true to the best of our knowledge, we cannot guarantee it. If you have any other information or would like to ask a question about any of these complaints, would like to make your own complaint or suggest a better fix, please don’t hesitate to leave us a comment and always be sure to check the work your doing is safe and has been done correctly, preferably by a qualified mechanic!

Complaints Busted #5 – GPS Signal Issue

Complaint #5 – GPS Signal Issue

In short. The location of the GPS antenna is pretty bad. It causes your GPS (If your model came with one) to lose signal in built up areas such as the city where you may need it the most. Lets face it Melbourne can get pretty confusing if your not used to city driving and it’s probably one of the most important areas where a GPS would come in handy; as well as probably out in Woop Woop!

So if you add in a few sky rises, bad antenna positioning and cloud cover, you’re really not going to get any good signal, if you get any at all.
Again, newer models may have fixed this issue but if you’re having trouble with your GPS signal here’s a really good post on how to relocate the antenna for better signal straight from an 86 owner.

gt86.com – Fixing GPS Issues

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Although all information is considered true to the best of our knowledge, we cannot guarantee it. If you have any other information or would like to ask a question about any of these complaints, would like to make your own complaint or suggest a better fix, please don’t hesitate to leave us a comment and always be sure to check the work your doing is safe and has been done correctly, preferably by a qualified mechanic!

Busted Complaints #3 – General Rattling Sounds

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Complaint #3 – General Rattling Sounds

The main issue here is that there have been speculations of odd rattling sounds coming from the 86. The weird thing is that no one can pin point as to where the noise is coming from! I’ve heard: fuel pump, car door, under the bonnet, in the boot, you name it – it’s been rattling. This is a hard one to crack considering there’s not enough complaints of the noise coming from the one spot. On that note, I’d say it’s pretty safe to say that without further evidence of any rattling this is going to be un-bustable!

So I may have lied, they haven’t ALL been busted but we will check this one out ourselves as soon as our 86 hits the streets. So give us some time and I’m sure we’ll have this one busted too! Either that or we’ll have come to the conclusion that some people are just fussy!

If you think your 86’s fuel pump rattles or any other part, let us know below.

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Although all information is considered true to the best of our knowledge, we cannot guarantee it. If you have any other information or would like to ask a question about any of these complaints, would like to make your own complaint or suggest a better fix, please don’t hesitate to leave us a comment and always be sure to check the work your doing is safe and has been done correctly, preferably by a qualified mechanic!

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Busted Complaints #2 – Rough Idle & Stalling

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Complaint #2 – Rough Idle & Stalling

A really horrible thing to happen to you if you’ve just bought a brand new car. Luckily this issue has been mainly reported in 2012 models and there doesn’t seem to be any sign of rough idling for newer models. But if you’ve had this issue with your newer model you’ll be happy to know that this problem has also been busted!

Most motor enthusiast websites state that the issue is actually software related and not a mechanical fault or flaw, and is easily fixed by a visit to Toyota for the cars ECU to be “Re-Flashed”.
If this is happening to your car, I highly recommend calling Toyota first to try Re-Flashing before allowing yourself or a mechanic to start replacing parts and tightening bolts, and racking up a big bill!

Check out this link for more info on this problem: Engine problems with 86 & BRZ

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Although all information is considered true to the best of our knowledge, we cannot guarantee it. If you have any other information or would like to ask a question about any of these complaints, would like to make your own complaint or suggest a better fix, please don’t hesitate to leave us a comment and always be sure to check the work your doing is safe and has been done correctly, preferably by a qualified mechanic!

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Busted Complaints #1 – Stiff Suspension

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That’s why we’ve designed a series of small posts depicting the most common complaints made by people who own a Toyota 86. We’ve busted each one and given you the info and tools to fix these issues so that you can continue to enjoy your 86 or bust any barriers stopping you from buying one. These complaints were made on numerous forums and probably to many Toyota Dealers.

If you have any complaints for your own 86, please write them in the comments and hopefully we can get around to busting them all![/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Complaint #1 – Stiff Suspension

Now, I dunno about you. But when I think of a sports car. I definitely don’t think “wow it’s going to drive so smoothly! Being low to the ground means I won’t feel a thing beneath me!”. Anyone who does… leave this complaint and move on because I’m about to tease you some more. If you ask me, which by reading this you basically are, you should absolutely feel the road beneath you! Buying a sports car should mean that the car has been tuned like a sports car. That means the suspension as well. But, for someone who is driving an 86 every day or maybe on long drives you may find it a bit of a hard ride, especially if you have back problems already or maybe you just might not be used to the cars feeling.

There are some easy ways to deal with this but their not often ideal, change your tyre size down one, lowering the PSI etc. But if it’s really bothering you, I wouldn’t recommend anything except installing softer springs/shocks/struts and bushings. This method is expensive but it can be a god send.

More info on suspension: How to Soften Suspension

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Although all information is considered true to the best of our knowledge, we cannot guarantee it. If you have any other information or would like to ask a question about any of these complaints, would like to make your own complaint or suggest a better fix, please don’t hesitate to leave us a comment and always be sure to check the work your doing is safe and has been done correctly, preferably by a qualified mechanic!

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