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About Oldsmobile Toronado

With a stunning appearance, Oldsmobile Toronado was produced by an American multinational corporation General Motors Company's brand Oldsmobile between 1965 and 1992 as a full-size personal luxury car. Originally introduced to compete against the Ford Thunderbird and Buick Riviera, Toronado was historically significant as the first U.S.-produced front-wheel drive automobile. Ever placing third in the 1966 European Car of the Year contest and winning 1966 Motor Trend's Car of the Year award, Toronado was discontinued at the end of the 1992 model year, with the last one rolling off the assembly line on May 28, 1992, and it was replaced by the Oldsmobile Aurora sports sedan after being manufactured for four generations.
In view of that many modern people only own the last-generation Oldsmobile Toronado and they have shown more interest in this one, we will mainly focus on the fourth-generation Toronado. The more recent Oldsmobile Toronado was produced from 1985 to 1992 and debuted in 1985 as a 1986 model. Featured a unibody configuration and hidden headlights, it was offered in only one body style: 2-door coupe. and Toronado came in two trim levels: base and sportier Trofeo. Equipped with a new digital instrument panel and optional voice alert system, Oldsmobile Toronado was powered by a 3.8 L V6 and a 3.8 L 3800 V6, both engines sent power through the 4-speed automatic transmissions to the front wheels.

Oldsmobile Toronado Common Problems & Maintenance Tips

As the quintessential American car of its ear, Oldsmobile Toronado was quite popular and famous among many buyers. Even till now, its value is very high. However, considering the most recent Toronado is approximately twenty-five years old, these common problems deserve your extra attention:
First, cooling system failure and engine failure decrease the overall quality of the vehicle are the most serious issue that Oldsmobile Toronado owners have met during driving. The suffered performance of the engine is the direct result but more horrible is that they could result in a whole breakdown of the vehicle. You need to pay more attention to these symptoms of both issues provided by Toronado drivers. First, if you could find leaking coolant on the ground and you need to add coolant more frequently to make sure the engine stays at a proper temperature; then you could notice the engine perform worse than usual, it may misfire, stall and even suffer from starting issues as well as lose power while acceleration and consume excessive oil. The most obvious signs would be illuminated Check Engine Light and Low Coolant Light. Once symptoms appear, you are advised to inspect the Toronado coolant reservoir, oil pump, head gasket, intake manifold gasket, cooling hose and radiator hose.
Second, issues on braking and steering systems are also troublesome and hard to handle with for Oldsmobile Toronado drivers. The condition of the braking system could decide drivers can reach the destination safely or not. In general, this issue on the vehicle manifests as the rear brakes are locking up, especially on wet surfaces, and fluids leak on the ground, parking brake cable could not hold the vehicle properly and both the Parking Brake Light and Brake Warning Light are activated, you have to keep the Toronado brake proportioning valve, brake line and parking brake cable in proper working condition all the time. As for steering failure, you need to inspect the Toronado power steering reservoir, power steering hose, steering column cover and power steering pump regularly.
Thinking highly of performing routine maintenance on vulnerable auto parts of your Oldsmobile Toronado is an effective way to make sure your vehicle serves you long and make sure you have a safe and comfortable driving trip. On the Toronado, some electrical parts such as seat switch, window regulator and A/C switch as well as parts being exposed to harsh working conditions including windshield wiper, wiper blade, seat belt, antenna, fog light, headlight, and cabin air filter, they need meticulous routine maintenance.
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