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This might be a little of a noob question but any support will be appreciated!

a few weeks back my car started dropping in the fuel economy and within city traffic at times it used to get stuck on higher gears for some reason so it felt like it was on LIMP mode as i could not get past 35KMH even with the foot fully down. So i went to A*W to get it checked by them. They tried an OBD scan several times and failed to diagnose it for some reason as none of the OBD scanners they had could read the ECU. they did some manual testing like racing the engine and the typical garage bass diagnostic and told me that there is some lock in the ECU and only toyota company will be able to read the ECU with their OBD equipment and that standard OBD2 scanners garages have dont work. I have a Toyota DBA-KGC30 with the 1NR-FE engine (M600 Second Gen) with ISO CAN 11bit ID ECU 2 protocol. 

They told me Allion, Axio, Vitz and all have an older ECU model and so they have done scans in them. Apparently as toyota has used a more complicated ECU for post 2013 Cars. 

Can anyone tell me if the whole A*W story is complete BS so that they could get away with their inefficiency or is it worth for me to try buying an ELM327 off Alie*press to diagnose the problem by myself at home? 

Toyota charges a hefty bill since they take 25K just to service the KDH201, so im sure i can buy 10 scanners off Ebay and give them away rather spending an hour there with a big bill to get a report on my hatch. 

Any expert advise on what i could do is appreciated. Also if you know what may cause such a LIMP mode in a toyota?

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12 minutes ago, HaeylM said:

This might be a little of a noob question but any support will be appreciated!

a few weeks back my car started dropping in the fuel economy and within city traffic at times it used to get stuck on higher gears for some reason so it felt like it was on LIMP mode as i could not get past 35KMH even with the foot fully down.

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No CEL?

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12 hours ago, HaeylM said:

This might be a little of a noob question but any support will be appreciated!

a few weeks back my car started dropping in the fuel economy and within city traffic at times it used to get stuck on higher gears for some reason so it felt like it was on LIMP mode as i could not get past 35KMH even with the foot fully down. So i went to A*W to get it checked by them. They tried an OBD scan several times and failed to diagnose it for some reason as none of the OBD scanners they had could read the ECU. they did some manual testing like racing the engine and the typical garage bass diagnostic and told me that there is some lock in the ECU and only toyota company will be able to read the ECU with their OBD equipment and that standard OBD2 scanners garages have dont work. I have a Toyota DBA-KGC30 with the 1NR-FE engine (M600 Second Gen) with ISO CAN 11bit ID ECU 2 protocol. 

They told me Allion, Axio, Vitz and all have an older ECU model and so they have done scans in them. Apparently as toyota has used a more complicated ECU for post 2013 Cars. 

Can anyone tell me if the whole A*W story is complete BS so that they could get away with their inefficiency or is it worth for me to try buying an ELM327 off Alie*press to diagnose the problem by myself at home? 

Toyota charges a hefty bill since they take 25K just to service the KDH201, so im sure i can buy 10 scanners off Ebay and give them away rather spending an hour there with a big bill to get a report on my hatch. 

Any expert advise on what i could do is appreciated. Also if you know what may cause such a LIMP mode in a toyota?

Once upon a time, there was a guy named <insert your favourite name here>

His child was suffering from fever. He took the child to a gynaecologist, because the gynaecologist charged less than a physician.

The gynaecologist also tried his best to examine the child, took the money and finally said, you should take the child to a physician, because he has a newer digital thermometer than me.

Now <insert your favourite name here> is wondering whether to buy the latest thermometer from aliexpress and asking his neighbours what's causing the fever.

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1 hour ago, Crosswind said:

Once upon a time, there was a guy named <insert your favourite name here>

His child was suffering from fever. He took the child to a gynaecologist, because the gynaecologist charged less than a physician.

The gynaecologist also tried his best to examine the child, took the money and finally said, you should take the child to a physician, because he has a newer digital thermometer than me.

Now <insert your favourite name here> is wondering whether to buy the latest thermometer from aliexpress and asking his neighbours what's causing the fever.

This is a car not a living being

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15 hours ago, HaeylM said:

This might be a little of a noob question but any support will be appreciated!

a few weeks back my car started dropping in the fuel economy and within city traffic at times it used to get stuck on higher gears for some reason so it felt like it was on LIMP mode as i could not get past 35KMH even with the foot fully down. So i went to A*W to get it checked by them. They tried an OBD scan several times and failed to diagnose it for some reason as none of the OBD scanners they had could read the ECU. they did some manual testing like racing the engine and the typical garage bass diagnostic and told me that there is some lock in the ECU and only toyota company will be able to read the ECU with their OBD equipment and that standard OBD2 scanners garages have dont work. I have a Toyota DBA-KGC30 with the 1NR-FE engine (M600 Second Gen) with ISO CAN 11bit ID ECU 2 protocol. 

They told me Allion, Axio, Vitz and all have an older ECU model and so they have done scans in them. Apparently as toyota has used a more complicated ECU for post 2013 Cars. 

Can anyone tell me if the whole A*W story is complete BS so that they could get away with their inefficiency or is it worth for me to try buying an ELM327 off Alie*press to diagnose the problem by myself at home? 

Toyota charges a hefty bill since they take 25K just to service the KDH201, so im sure i can buy 10 scanners off Ebay and give them away rather spending an hour there with a big bill to get a report on my hatch. 

Any expert advise on what i could do is appreciated. Also if you know what may cause such a LIMP mode in a toyota?

The issue is about a toyota vitz right???

Then why did you take it to A*W to scan it????

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23 hours ago, Hyaenidae said:

No CEL?

Yup Check engine light was up. No other warnings or indicators were on.

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10 hours ago, Crosswind said:

Once upon a time, there was a guy named <insert your favourite name here>

His child was suffering from fever. He took the child to a gynaecologist, because the gynaecologist charged less than a physician.

The gynaecologist also tried his best to examine the child, took the money and finally said, you should take the child to a physician, because he has a newer digital thermometer than me.

Now <insert your favourite name here> is wondering whether to buy the latest thermometer from aliexpress and asking his neighbours what's causing the fever.

These forums are to help people and not mock them. 

If you were a Toyota owner you would know what happens at Toyota Lanka and why many owners don't go there. I honestly don't talk big about my daily ride or defend it cuz its just an asset that supports my day trip up and down to work. Forums are where People with prior experiences can share a deet or two to help each other rather wasting time and money by looking out for each other as motorists and citizens of this country. If you have no suggestion or knowledge in this topic please let other kind hearted experts support.

Be a man and help people without making lame jokes pl.

Thnx

 

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7 hours ago, thou1584 said:

The issue is about a toyota vitz right???

Then why did you take it to A*W to scan it????

I do my regular full car service there so i since i know them i asked them to scan it for me. They work on Prados and Other toyotas on a daily basis so i really didn't mind taking mine since i got used to this place when i had my Sunny.  Eitherway is there any recommended places if any of you have prior experience on doing an OBD scan at a reputable place?

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Recommended place is Toyota Lanka as you might need a proprietary scanner and they won't cost that much just to do a scan. So the title says Vitz but the car in question is a Passo? 

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