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Toyota said all cars produced in European markets since 1998 “will be compatible with E10 petrol” except for two Avensis vehicles. One of the models affected was still being produced until October 2008.
In a statement online, Toyota said: “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.
“The only exceptions to this rule are the following vehicles:
- Toyota Avensis with 2.0-litre 1AZ-FSE engine made between July 2000 and October 2008.
“Toyota Avensis with 2.4-litre 2AZ-FSE engine made between June 2003 and October 2008.
“If your vehicle was produced before January 1998, it cannot use E10 fuel.”
The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) also confirmed the models were incompatible with the new petrol.
Toyota said owners can check whether their car can run on E10 petrol by checking their owner’s manual.
This information will also be printed on a sticker inside the fuel filler cap to remind drivers when they stop at the petrol station.
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If drivers are completely unsure of whether they can use the fuel, Toyota urges drivers to continue using E5 fuel.
Toyota also recommends drivers of imported models which were not sold in Europe should contunue using E5.
They said they were currently “investigating” whether imported cars could use E10 fuel after several queries from owners.
Toyota has also confirmed the change will not affect owners of diesel-powered cars as the E10 changes will only affect petrol pumps.
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