2nd Generation (1984—1989) Land Cruiser Problems

This generations ranks 7th out of 86 Toyota generations in reliability and is one of the safer bets out there. Owners have the most complaints about the engine (50%), fuel system (50%), and the We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Slow Starting on First Try 1 complaints at an average of 184,000 miles in the 1984 Toyota Land Cruiser.
  2. Engine Overheating 1 complaints at an average of 246,684 miles in the 1988 Toyota Land Cruiser.

What Land Cruiser Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Toyota model years.

Watch out for the 1984 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
1989 0 1 11 0.0
1988 1 2 12 0.08
1987 0 2 11 0.0
1986 0 2 11 0.0
1985 0 2 11 0.0
1984 1 2 11 0.1

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