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Toyota Picnic

: common problems and solutions

The Toyota Picnic is a compact MPV (Multi Purpose Vehicle) which was produced by the Japanese automobile manufacturing company Toyota. The Picnic was in production from 1996-2001 when it was replaced by the Toyota Avensis Verso. In other markets across the world, this vehicle is known as the Toyota Ipsum or SportsVan.

If you want to read our full Toyota Picnic review click here. This vehicle is seen as being good to drive, very affordable and extremely reliable. The handling is not the greatest and the styling is a bit bland.

They have their known common issues like all motor vehicles do. We have listed some of these issues with the solutions and difficulty ratings for fixing the problems. We also list any recalls made on the vehicle.

Toyota Picnic common problems and solutions

Problem: A known issue on the Picnic is for the engine to misfire and idle very erratic. If you are facing this problem, it is usually caused by the throttle body. This can get blocked up and will need cleaned out.

The engine should be idling at a regular constant speed but if the throttle body is blocked you will have a very irregular idle.

Solution: As mentioned above, you will need to clean out the throttle body. Cleaning it with throttle body cleaner will sort the problem. Why not watch the video below to see how this is done:

Engine management warning light

Problem: If the engine management warning light has appeared on the dashboard, it is usually due to a problem with the lambda sensor. If this is the cause of the warning light, you may also notice that your vehicle is using more fuel than usual.

Solution: Replacing the lambda sensor will rectify the situation.

Difficulty:

Clutch problems

Problem: A squeaking noise coming from the clutch when you press and release the clutch pedal is a known issue on the Picnic. This seems to be a particular issue on 1997-98 vehicles.

This is due to a fault with the clutch.

Solution: You will need to replace the clutch to resolve the issue. We know these parts can be expensive to replace, so we want to help you find your replacement clutch at very low prices.

The part you need: Search for your Toyota Picnic replacement clutch by clicking here

Difficulty:

Suspension knocking noise

Problem: The anti roll bar bushes are known to fail on the Picnic. You may hear a knocking noise when driving over speed bumps or uneven surfaces. If so, you have a problem with these bushes.

Solution: You can fit replacement anti-roll bar bushes to sort the problem.

Difficulty:

Sticky accelerator pedal

Problem: If you are having problems with the accelerator pedal sticking, it is caused by a blocked throttle mechanism.

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