About Toyota Mirai
Toyota Mirai is a hydrogen fuel cell 4-door sedan manufactured by Toyota since 2015. The first Toyota Mirai was introduced in 2014 at the Los Angeles Auto Show. It was one of such vehicles to be sold commercially. And as Toyota's innovation spirit, Toyota Mirai has won the 2016 World Green Car of the Year Award, announce at the 2016 New York International Auto Show.
Toyota Mirai was designed based on the Toyota FCV (Fuel Cell Vehicle) concept car, which was unveiled at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show. It began sales in Japan on December 15, 2014 but in September 2015 for European market. And in United States, Toyota Mirai was not sold until October and November 2015. Toyota Mirai is powered by an electric motor fuel cell that produced 152 horsepower and 247 lb of torque. Available transmission is the only 1-speed transmission. As its birth, Toyota Mirai became the first hydrogen fuel cell vehicle to pace a National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing. Toyota Mirai uses the Toyota Fuel Cell System, which features both fuel cell technology and hybrid technology.
Toyota Mirai Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
As Toyota's first hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, Toyota Mirai is faced with lots of challenges. It may encounter some problems due to immature technology. In order to prevent these, we have summary some possible problems may happen to it for precaution:
First, powertrain problem. Though Toyota Mirai is powered by an electric motor fuel cell, it still cannot work without reliable powertrain. So in Toyota Mirai, you need pay more attention on axle shaft, front axle arm and steering knuckle, front driver shaft, front axle hub, rear axle shaft & hub and so on.
Second, braking system and electrical problems. Braking system is the vital system in any car, so is Toyota Mirai. If you notice that your Mirai brakes become noisy and when you depress the brake pedals, they become pulsating or brakes respond poorly and slowly, brake pad set or brake shoe pet should get replaced. If score marks are also visible on rotors, then brake disc needs replacement. Parking brake cable also needs new if it could not hold Mirai properly and the Parking Brake Light is illuminated.
However, some common easy-to-wear auto parts in any vehicle types should get your attention as well. For example, seat belt is used daily for protecting against harmful sudden movement, it could be broken after accident. For your safety's sake, your Mirai seat belt should be maintained carefully. Wiper blade, fog light bulb, headlight bulb and headlight works similar in providing clear driving vision for drivers, they can get failed if not maintained properly.
Besides, in order to lengthen your Toyota Mirai's lifespan, there are some more tips on how to choose brand new Toyota Mirai auto parts. It will be best to go for OEM Toyota Mirai auto parts. As simply on quality, reliability, durability and fitment, OEM Mirai parts are superior to cheap aftermarket parts. What's more, all genuine Mirai parts offered by our website come with lowest prices and manufacturer's warranty.