Following a major shift, Toyota has confirmed that two popular models are incompatible with the new E10 gasoline.
Owners of two popular Toyota cars will be affected by the E10 FUEL modifications, since the Japanese company has verified that they are incompatible with the new gasoline.
Except for two Avensis models, Toyota indicated that all automobiles built in European markets since 1998 “will be compatible with E10 gasoline.” One of the impacted types was still being manufactured in October 2008.
“If your Toyota has a petrol engine or hybrid powertrain and was officially produced for European markets since January 1998, it will be compatible with E10 petrol,” Toyota said in an online statement.
“The following vehicles are the sole exceptions to this rule:
“Toyota Avensis with 2.4-liter 2AZ-FSE engine, manufactured between June 2003 and October 2008.”
“Your vehicle cannot run on E10 if it was built before January 1998.”
The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) acknowledged that the vehicles were incompatible with the new gasoline.
Check your owner’s manual to see if your car can run on E10 gasoline, according to Toyota.
This information will also be written on a sticker inside the fuel filling cap, which will serve as a reminder to drivers whenever they stop at a gas station.
If drivers are unsure if they can use the fuel, Toyota recommends that they continue to use E5.
Toyota also advises that drivers of imported vehicles that were not sold in Europe continue to use E5.
Following multiple inquiries from owners, they indicated they were now “investigating” whether imported automobiles could use E10 fuel.
Toyota has also stated that owners of diesel-powered vehicles will be unaffected by the change, as the E10 adjustments will only affect petrol pumps.
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Within days of the availability of E10 fuel, Toyota got hundreds of comments on their website from drivers eager to learn if their vehicle is affected.
If drivers are unable to locate information in their manual or fuel cap, Toyota UK has offered to investigate if individual vehicles are affected.
Drivers should contact vehicle manufacturers directly for information on individual models, according to the Department of Transportation.
Those who need a speedy answer might utilize the government’s online compatibility checker.