UK Car

UK car repair questions? Ask a mechanic for answers ASAP

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

My Avensis (2008) this morning started having problems with…

Customer Question
My Avensis (2008) this...

My Avensis (2008) this morning started having problems with the speedometer and the tachometer... during the drive they sometimes stop working, fall back to zero... a second later they work again...

Mechanic's Assistant: Will the headlights turn on? Is the battery fully charged?

Headlights were on

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model of your '08 Toyota?

Excuse me... it's 2003, avensis hatchback

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Hatchback yourself? What have you tried so far?

If i't not to difficult i'd like to try. Nothing tried so far

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: UK Car
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own UK Car Question
Answered in 1 day by:
3/25/2018
UK Auto Mechanic: sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician replied 3 months ago
sprinkles08
sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician
Category: UK Car
Satisfied Customers: 24,070
Experience: ASE Master and Advanced level certified. Factory trained with 17 years dealership experience
Verified

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer! I apologize for the extended wait time you experienced, I've only just come online now and would like to assist you with your question.

It's going to require some testing at the time this happens to determine exactly what is wrong but I suspect you have a bad instrument cluster. If the cluster was losing communication entirely then all gauges should stop and all warning lights should come on; if it was losing a power or ground then the cluster should turn off completely. What should be done is use a scan tool to check for fault codes in all modules, if nothing related is found then vehicle and engine speed signal to the cluster should be verified at the time the problem is happening before condemning the cluster.

My goal is to give you the best experience possible! I hope I have earned a 5 star rating! Please remember to rate my service by selecting the 5 stars at the top of the screen before you leave today. If you need more assistance, please use the reply box and let me know.

Ask Your Own UK Car Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with an uk auto mechanicLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask sprinkles08 Your Own Question
sprinkles08
sprinkles08
sprinkles08, ASE Certified Technician
Category: UK Car
Satisfied Customers: 24,070
24,070 Satisfied Customers
Experience: ASE Master and Advanced level certified. Factory trained with 17 years dealership experience

sprinkles08 is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

He answered my question promptly and gave me accurate, detailed information. If all of your experts are half as good, you have a great thing going here.

DianeDallas, TX

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Marty

Marty

European Car Expert

432 satisfied customers

ASE & Bosch Certified Master Tech. Over 30 years experience.

Greg

Greg

Shop Owner

1,360 satisfied customers

17 years Shop Owner /Technician. 27 years experience,

Richard

Richard

UK Car Mechanic

626 satisfied customers

12 years as a technician at a Ford and Jaguar dealer Ford and Jaguar factory certified

Matt

Matt

Mechanical Engineer

4,702 satisfied customers

BEng hons Mech engineering, in auto industry 22 years

Trevor

Trevor

UK Car Mechanic

853 satisfied customers

NVQ 3, Modern Apprenticeship, MOT Tester, 15+ years experience diagnostic technician

Rob

Rob

UK Car Mechanic

823 satisfied customers

city and guilds level 1 2and 3. mot tester , 28 years experience set up training college in afghanistan

martin jones

martin jones

UK Car Mechanic

646 satisfied customers

25 years as a mechanic and mot tester, owned own business for 10 years city and guilds trained

< Previous | Next >

Related UK Car Questions
Mine is a TT MK1 from 1999. The rev counter is crazy... it
Mine is a TT MK1 from 1999. The rev counter is crazy... it starts around 7000 and goes around up. Seemed to reset after unhooking the battery, but then goes weird again … read more
Gary
Gary
Senior Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
97 satisfied customers
We have a twin installation ec control system and the top
Hi Pearl We have a twin installation ec control system and the top station is dead … read more
Chris (aka- Moose)
Chris (aka- Moose)
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
49,727 satisfied customers
No problem...just a geeral question...I'm interested in.
No problem...just a geeral question...I'm interested in. Used 2012 MIN Goodwood edition, and would like to know where to find the edition #...there were apparently 1 imit of 1000 unit built, but each … read more
Matt
Matt
Mechanical Engineer
Bachelor's Degree
4,702 satisfied customers
I own a Chrysler Grand Voyager Limited 3.3 2003 (town &
I own a Chrysler Grand Voyager Limited 3.3 2003 (town & country), yesterday while driving, car's shutdowned : no electric (hard direction), and engine off.Then I could restart but the car stalled (the… read more
Ricardo Hohl
Ricardo Hohl
Auto Motive Instructor
Automotive tech
4,320 satisfied customers
The epc light has just gone on after they did my brakes and
Hi The epc light has just gone on after they did my brakes and handbrake … read more
Matt
Matt
Mechanical Engineer
Bachelor's Degree
4,702 satisfied customers
I have problem with my 2008 jetta5 the big fan start after
I have problem with my 2008 jetta5 the big fan start after few seconds ignition stared and stay on till you switch off ignition … read more
sprinkles08
sprinkles08
ASE Certified Technician
High School or GED
24,070 satisfied customers
I have and exclamation on my speedometer. A yellow one when
Hi I have and exclamation mark on my speedometer. A yellow one when I check my control messages everything shows in order. Can you please assist its a Porsche cayenne 3.2 v6 .can you assist… read more
Lou P. master tech
Lou P. master tech
Mercedes Benz master tech
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
5,892 satisfied customers
2009 Toyota T27 Avensis rear handbrake EPB fault...
Have replaced rear brake pads on a Toyota T27 2009 Avensis with EPB..... Now all is working fine except parking brake will not release automatically on driving from stop & orange fault on dash "Check … read more
Expert
Expert
Volkswagen Passat 2.0T: 2003 Passat SE 20V 1999cc petrolwith
2003 Passat SE 20V 1999cc petrol with cooling system fault. Radiator was leaking and been replaced during which job the anti-freeze was topped up and engine run up to temperature, but bottom of rad an… read more
Ross
Ross
Automotive Technician/Conaultant
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
470 satisfied customers
Ford Fiesta: 2008 1.4 tdci fiesta well serviced and recently
2008 1.4 tdci fiesta well serviced and recently tested, van has started have power cut while driving with all warning lights coming on for the split second and speedometer reverses to zero then withou… read more
Ross
Ross
Automotive Technician/Conaultant
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
470 satisfied customers
Mercedes Benz 190E: I have a Mercedes Benz 190E, 1991 model.
I have a Mercedes Benz 190E, 1991 model. I have a problem with the rpm gauge suddenly stop working sometimes when driving, and it falls to zero. When this occurs the cooling fan for the engine is not … read more
Marty
Marty
European Car Expert
Associate Degree
432 satisfied customers
2005 Toyota Premio G VVT-i, new import below 20,000Kms -Does
2005 Toyota Premio G VVT-i, new import below 20,000Kms -Does it have a cam chain/Are parts easily available in NZ/Are there any common mechanical weaknesses for this model please? Michael… read more
Matt
Matt
Mechanical Engineer
Bachelor's Degree
4,702 satisfied customers
Avensis.: Anensis owner, Y reg. Automatic. 60-70% is motorway
Avensis, Y reg. Automatic. 60-70% is motorway driving in UK. Told I need new set of front pads and discs but changed only 37,000 miles ago. Have 240,000 miles on clock, had car since 16,000 miles & do… read more
DR CAR
DR CAR
High School or GED
315 satisfied customers
VW Golf: occasionally..garage..find anything wrong..electronic
My wife has an 05 plate VW Golf 1.6FSI Auto. Last week after breaking hard - emergency stop - the car was sluggish and wont go above 70. Now car cutting out occasionally and still sluggish. We have ta… read more
Matt
Matt
Mechanical Engineer
Bachelor's Degree
4,702 satisfied customers
my 1995..airbag light..relay..? i have already checked all fuses etc
my 1995 c36 just lost all ignition,all haedlights,electric windows work and the only light that comes on when you turn the key is the airbag light.everything did come back on a couple of times when i … read more
Marty
Marty
European Car Expert
Associate Degree
432 satisfied customers
I was sitting in traffic for about 10 mins and when I..cool down
Hello, i have a 2003 Mini Copper S. I was sitting in traffic for about 10 mins and when I tried to mov off I found it very difficult to put the car in gear. When I arrived at work I left the car for a… read more
Matt
Matt
Mechanical Engineer
Bachelor's Degree
4,702 satisfied customers
Fitted..coil pack..the car sometimes also loses power the speedometer
i have a peoguet 206cc, had new cat fitted and new coil pack but antipolution fault keeps coming on, the car sometimes also loses power the speedometer goes to zero then just comes back a few seconds … read more
Bill_Crosby
Bill_Crosby
City & Guilds
2,608 satisfied customers
iM DRIVING ALONG..SUDDEN THE NEEDLE ON MY speedo FAINTS..GOES BACK
I''M DRIVING ALONG, LA LA LA LA LA, ANY SPEED WHEN ALL OF A SUDDEN THE NEEDLE ON MY SPEEDO ''FAINTS'' TO ZERO FOR A COUPLE OF SECONDS THEN REVIVES AGAIN AND GOES BACK TO THE SPEED I''M DOING???????… read more
Michael Partington
Michael Partington
Auto Electrician
High School or GED
645 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x