Since many of you are still missing the update we ran on the story, I thought I'd clear the air on this issue.
One of our readers had informed CarAdvice last week of a crash involving a silver TRD Aurion in Melbourne, this was published alongside the report from Toyota that the TRD Aurion range had been withdrawn from sale.
Although we did not make a link between the two incidents in any way, many of you assumed the crash was the reason behind the withdrawal. This is not so. As previously mentioned, the withdrawal is due to a single engine failure, which did not result in an accident.
What is clear now though, is that the withdrawal from sale of the TRD Aurion is not related to the alleged crash.
The TRD Aurion should hopefully be back on sale before the end of the month.
Toyota has confirmed the initially reported accident involving the TRD Aurion was not related to the issues currently plaguing the model.Mike Breen from Toyota Public Relations has confirmed that a "sales stop has been placed on the TRD Aurion."Mr Breen says that "This action has been taken as a result of an engine failure in a Toyota dealer vehicle. "The cause is currently under investigation and is not believed to be linked to the supercharging or power output of the TRD Aurion.
Sources inside Toyota have this morning suggested that Toyota have indefinitely stopped the sale of the new TRD Aurion due to "issues" - presumably issues stemming from under the bonnet.
CarAdvice is waiting for comment from Toyota to confirm the allegation. Although we didn't have any issues with both TRD Aurion test vehicles we have driven, Toyota will presumably go to efforts to check dealer and marketing vehicles, along with customer vehicles if requested. In the mean time read our TRD Aurion Review.