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    TOYOTA HARRIER - 3rd Generation XU60

    XU60 Harrier owners with OEM Japanese audio head unit can change your FM tuner to full local FM band (i.e. FM 88~108MHz ) using below configuration change. Also 2nd video will guide you on how to change Navi menus to English.
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    TOYOTA HARRIER - 3rd Generation XU60

    If you are still not convinced, please refer link I've shared in my previous post and translate with Google. https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/トヨタ・ハリアー This is from Wikipedia. If you still think information is inaccurate better correct there itself 🙂
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    TOYOTA HARRIER - 3rd Generation XU60

    Few unpopular facts about TOYOTA Harrier. 1. Harrier was the pioneering model during 1997 that produced a new genre called "High-End Crossover SUV", and later many manufacturers from all over the world have released follow-up models. 2. Outside Japan, the first and second generation models were sold as " RX " in the company's " Lexus " brand. "RX" stands for "Radiant Crossover (X)". 3. Harrier 2nd Generation was the world's first Pre-Crash Safety as automotive equipment equipped with an electronically controlled air suspension on the 3,000 cc highest grade (= AIRS, Air S) and using the Millimeter Wave Radar used for radar cruise control 4. Harrier 2013 new concept release https://newsroom.toyota.co.jp/jp/detail/1756976 5. Harrier 2013 final release https://newsroom.toyota.co.jp/jp/detail/1019785 6. Harrier 2017 facelift specification (8th June 2017) https://newsroom.toyota.co.jp/jp/detail/17023229 7. Recently released ( 3rd Sep 2018 ) special Harrier specification. "Cool interior design with Blue accent shines" https://newsroom.toyota.co.jp/jp/toyota/24385337.html# 8. Detailed feature comparison of 2013 introductory vs 2017 facelift versions. 9. Harrier TV Commercials 1st Generation Harrier TVC 1997 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJ1D6rXyFQ0 2nd Generation Harrier TVC 2003 - 3rd Generation Harrier TVC 2013 - 3rd Generation Harrier Face Lift TVC - 2017 -
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    TOYOTA HARRIER - 3rd Generation XU60

    Tobe more specific........ below is as per manufacturer specifications. 1) Harrier : 1st generation XU10 (1997~2003) and 2nd generation XU30 (2003 ~ 2013) Harrier was built on TOYOTA "K" platform. 3rd generation XU60 (2013 ~ to date ) Harrier is on "New MC" Platform. 2) Lexus RX : Similar to Harrier, Lexus RX also built on "K" platform. Even it continues on same "K" platform till to date. 3) RAV4 : 1st generation XA20 was built on "MC" platform & migrated to "New MC" 2005~2013 (XA30) & 2013 ~ 2018 (XA40). https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/トヨタ・ハリアー
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    TOYOTA HARRIER - 3rd Generation XU60

    i guess not. RAV4 was on old MC from its inception i.e. 2000 (XA20) & migrated to New MC 2005~2013 (XA30) & 2013 ~ 2018 (XA40). But Harrier came into MC from 2013 onwards (XU30).
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    TOYOTA HARRIER - 3rd Generation XU60

    Yep correct, RAV4 & Harrier both developed on TOYOTA's new MC platform.
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    TOYOTA HARRIER - 3rd Generation XU60

    Hi Guys, I did a research on new Harrier XU60, prior to my upgrade. If you are a HARRIER fan, hope this will help. TOYOTA HARRIER - 3rd Generation XU60 New Harrier 3rd generation launched Japan in 2013 and face lifted model from 2017 onwards. Generic model goes as XU60, derives on Toyota's new MC platform. https://toyota.jp/harrier/ Harrier comes in 3 Versions based on Engine Hybrid system namely ; Gasoline, Turbo, Hybrid. Each version has following "Option Grades"; 1. Gasoline comes with 2.0L Petrol engine 3ZR-FAE , Frame ZSU-60W (2WD) / ZSU-65W (4WD) -> Option Grades : Grand, Elegance, Elegance GR Sport, Premium, **Progress Package 2. Turbo comes with 2.0L Turbo charged Petrol engine 8AR-FTS, Frame ASU-60W (2WD) / ASU-65W (4WD) -> Option Grades : Grand, Elegance, Elegance GR Sport, Premium, **Progress Package 3. Hybrid comes with 2.5L Hybrid Engine 2AR-FXE , Frame Code AVU-65W (4WD) -> Option Grades : Grand, Elegance, Premium, **Progress Package With face-lifted 2017 model, Grand variant was removed and the Elegance became the base variant. Turbo Charged model got introduced along with 2017 facelift. ** Progress Package is also called as Advance Premium. *** Premium & Progress Packages have two interior trim variations called ; 1) Standard 2) Metal & Leather https://toyota.jp/harrier/grade/?padid=ag341_from_harrier_navi_grade You can refer full detailed Specs from below link. 1st column is for Turbo, 2nd for Hybrid & 3rd for Gasoline variations. https://toyota.jp/pages/contents/harrier/003_p_007/pdf/spec/harrier_spec_201706.pdf Unlikely during previous Harrier models, TOYOTA has decided to launch Harrier in international markets as well. Hence now its available both in Malaysia & Singapore but with slight option grade variations. These models equipped with English Multi-Information Display which is a plus. https://toyota.com.my/vehicles/suv/harrier https://www.toyota.com.sg/showroom/new-models/harrier New XU60 Harrier is mostly in par with Lexus NX, RX from option wise though they demarcated from outer appearance ( unlikely 2nd generation XU30 Harrier vs Lexus RX ). New face-lifted models includes Toyota Safety Sense P safety features such as, Adaptive Cruise Control ( powered with mmWave Radar ), Lane Departure Assist (LDA) , Pre-crash Safety System (PSS), Automatic High Beam (AHB), Automatic Parking Break, Break Hold. https://toyota.jp/harrier/safety/?padid=ag341_from_harrier_navi_safety Also it equipped with Dual Zone Climate Controlled A/C equipped with Nano-e, Panoramic Electric Twin Sun Roof, Heated side Mirrors and back door Windscreen, Power Electric memory leather seats, Heated and Ventilated Seats, Power Back Door, Power Tilt steering, Auto dimming Rear View Mirror, Intelligent Clearance Sonar (ICS)/Parking Assist, Hill Start Assist, Automatic Level Sensing Cornering LED Headlights, Sequential Turn Lights, Dual (Vertical & Horizontal ) LED Day Time Running Lights, Rain Sensing Wipers, Wireless charging, Auto Retract Mirrors, 7 SRS Air Bags, 360 Bird's Eye View with Steering Guide Lines equipped with factory installed JBL Audio Package + JBL Sub Woofer, Multi function Steering, 100v/100w AC outlet, Shark Fin Antenna, Scuff & Trim Illumination etc.. Features depend on Grade variations. Also Premium and above grades comes with a Smart RF Card Key which you can carry on your wallet. However it lacks virtual cockpit, powered & ventilated rear back seats, 3rd row seats, front & rear USB ports (only Premium Advance comes with single USB port inside center console), Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) etc when compared to European counterparts. https://toyota.jp/harrier/interior/?padid=ag341_from_harrier_navi_interior Harrier comes with few styling options. https://toyota.jp/harrier/exterior/?padid=ag341_from_harrier_navi_exterior 1) Toyota Styling Package Ver 1, 2, 3. ( With old model (pre 2017) there were special style editions called Style Mauve and Style Ash ). https://toyota.jp/harrier/accessories/ Harrier Turbo variation comes with a unique 18 inch alloy wheels which gives a very premium sporty look. 2) TRD Styling Package - Areo Ver 1,2 http://trdparts.jp/english/harrier/aero2.html 3) Modellista Styling Package Ver 1, 2 https://www.modellista.co.jp/product/harrier/ Out of above Modellista styling variations are quite popular. Harrier is a quite popular mid sized SUV in Sri Lanka from its 1st generation. It competes with Lexus RX/NX, Honda CRV, Nissan X-Trail, Peugoet 3008, Audi Q6, BMW X5. Being a TOYOTA it has a very good 2nd hand resale value too. Harrier is powered with 6 Speed Electronically Controlled Tiptronic Transmission (ECT) System which gives a very efficient fuel consumption. As per manufacture specs Gasoline does 16km/l, Turbo 13km/l & Hybrid 21.4km/l under standard idle conditions. However based on my personnel experience 2.0L Harrier Gasoline version does around 9~10 km/l in Colombo city traffic and above 14km/l ++ long distance. This is with ECO Mode + Smart Engine Auto Stop modes ON. When you switch to POWER mode, you can feel real glimpse of sporty racing drive. In Sri Lanka you can get both XU60 Harriers from 2013 and 2017 models mostly Grand, Elegance, Premium & Advance Premium Option grades. But you may hardly find Harrier Turbo grade as those variants goes above government permit CIF restrictions. Sadly due to government permit / duty restrictions nowadays its not possible to import Harrier in brand new condition. Hope things will change in time to come. Being a TOYOTA, Harrier gives very good value for money with its features, performance & professional design. Below link gives good overview of 2017 face lifted new Harrier. (Official TOYOPET version ..... of course in Japanese 🙂 ) English version of review. Your comments well appreciated. Thanks.
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    Honda FIT GP1 - Engine Oil Burning

    Its a design fault. No specific mileage tagged, it may appear anytime when oil pops up into combustion chamber. Once the vehicle is correctly repaired with genuine oil rings & pistons its a permanent fix < refer my previous post>. Nothing wrong with other mechanics / electronics attached to the vehicle. BTW this problem you can't scan and diagnose under normal condition, unless if engine misfiring is detected < if so check engine light may anyway light up>. However you can do a visual test by carefully observing exhaust while engine is running at higher RPM. If observable smoke with some carbon deposits poping out, then it may be a problematic vehicle with early warning signs of oil burning.
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    Honda FIT GP1 - Engine Oil Burning

    Agree, best is to fix an OBD scanner and read error codes to diagnose exact reason for LIMP mode. In anycase you have to replace pistons & rings if you need a permanent fix since your engine is burning oil. As highlighted in my previous reply, replacing engine is waste of effort & money, unless otherwise you open it and check the code on the pistons... should have RBJ mark (not RBJ-1). But that's not a practical thing to do....!!!
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    Honda FIT GP1 - Engine Oil Burning

    Yes, part 06131-RBJ-306 is compatible with FIT GP-1. BTW don't go for a recon engine as anyway those are installed with faulty Piston / rings. Recall has mentioned only chassis no, but not engine numbers. Hence end of the day your time, effort and money will be wasted.
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    Honda FIT GP1 - Engine Oil Burning

    There is nothing to do with environmental conditions e.g: higher temperatures etc for this specific problem. Its a manufacturer's design fault due to oil control rings getting clogged with carbon deposits over a period of time. Even if you clean them and reinstall (option 1 & 2 ) will only be a temp relief, once it clogged back oil burning issue will reappear. Basically they have corrected this fault in their new piston / piston ring replacement kit. Refer attached, simply Honda advised to trash all 4 existing installed pistons/rings, if they have "RBJ-1" mark on it. Rectified new pistons will come with "RBJ" mark. This leaflet comes along with original Honda Piston repair kit. Meaning its a design fault & hence nothing to do with environmental temp conditions. Having said that I see two major risks. 1)Passenger Safety : If this problem appear in a severe way, specially when you are driving at high speeds (e.g: highway ) , your vehicle will slowdown immediately due to engine misfiring & ECU limp mode triggering. So outcome / risk of sudden speed drops, at high speeds you should be able to imagine !!! 2) Environmental air pollution: In Sri Lanka we are not doing emission tests for hybrids. However hybrid vehicles with above issue will emit higher amount of carbon than specified. Since above issues are very severe both from passenger safety & environment stand point, in other countries Honda has issued recall notice for vehicles with above issue ( applies to Honda FIT both petrol & hybrid models, Insight hybrid ). Most of the developed nations have taken strict legal actions against these. http://www.autonews.com/article/20131022/OEM11/131029975/american-honda-settles-class-action-suit-over-oil-burning-claim Even though above case study is not specifically for FIT/Insight... but for a similar case, this is how developed nations react to these kind of issues. Hence OEM manufactures also take utmost responsibility to serve those nations better considering possible adverse impacts to their brand reputation. Since consumers from developing countries like Sri Lanka are not making any noise, manufacturers/dealers simply ignoring with some unreasonable excuses, without serious consideration at all. On a different note, once Honda gave a free-of-charge replacement in Sri Lanka for "Honda Vezel" on Ignition Coils & Power Supply Noise Filters, which is again due to a recall. http://www.honda.co.jp/recall/auto/info/141023_3457.html Stafford did FoC replacements for same. Honda Vezel also a parallel import & not a vehicle imported through Stafford, but Honda has advised Stafford to do this rectification FoC considering the RISK factor. Then my question is why not for FIT & Insight ? Why Honda discriminate their recall policy then & there ? Basically we are not requesting recall warranty for a minor thing like headlight discoloration or fabric stain but for more serious issue which impacts passenger safety caused due to a manufacturer's design fault. Considering all above facts, my view is we all should write to Honda Japan and make our noise. We as customers have a right to do so and get a reasonable response from the manufacturer on their final stance.
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    Honda FIT GP1 - Engine Oil Burning

    Has anyone got positive feedback from Honda Japan ? I've got few mail responses from them.... they just apologize for the inconvenience caused and request me to contact local dealer stating that they have informed them directly about my issue. But feedback from Stafford is still the same, claiming nothing informed about recall for GP1 officially. Those who have had similar FIT or Insight oil burning issues, just raise your voice to Honda Japan < [email protected] >
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    Honda FIT GP1 - Engine Oil Burning

    Hi Guys, Honda USA has also released a recall notice with 8 year Warranty extension for Honda Insight 2012 - 2013 for same oil burn issue. Further they have released full instructions for Piston Kit replacement. Refer below link for details. https://honda.oemdtc.com/TSB/A16-101.pdf Since Honda FIT also having same IMA engine this should apply for same. Refer carefully piston ring positions ( RC & 2R marks ) and their angles on page 17 < refer image 1 attached>. If your mechanic install these without any prior knowledge on ring positions, sides & spacer clock angles your entire effort & money will be lost. As there are specific groves on each ring to provide correct oil sealing while maintaining required compression. Also need ring compressor tool to position piston rings back into cylinder. < refer Page 18 or image 2 attached> Happy Reading :-) Thanks
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    Honda FIT GP1 - Engine Oil Burning

    Guys, If you are going ahead with proper repair as recommended in recall notice ( i.e. Option 3 ), these are the parts that you need to replace. Honda has packaged it now under part number "06131-RBJ-306". Refer image attached. Pkg includes 1 Piston +1 Piston Ring +1 Piston Pin. You need 4 sets of above. Thanks.
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