TCUV Inspection

Toyota Certified Used Vehicles

The Toyota Certified symbol ensures that the vehicle was subjected to 160-point inspection, quality assurance tests and reconditioned by Toyota Factory Trained Technicians.

Vehicle Servicing

  • Run and print Vehicle History Report and attach
  • Run a Techstream Health Check and attach diagnostic report
  • Check for and perform outstanding Safety Recall(s)
  • VINs match on vehicle and paperwork
  • Service Campaigns performed
  • Next scheduled maintenance performed

Road Test

  • Starts (cold/hot)
  • Idles
  • Accelerates & cruises smoothly
  • Engine (cold/hot & high/low speeds)
  • Engine fan(s) operate properly
  • Throttle operates properly during cold start
  • Auto/manual operation/shifts (cold/hot)
  • Shift interlock switch operates
  • Clutch operates (smoothly and with proper adjustment)
  • Drive axle/transfer case operation
  • Steers normal (proper response, centering, free play)
  • Struts, shocks operate
  • Brakes operate (pedal effort/height appropriate, no pulling, pulsating)
  • ABS operates properly (via TechStream Health Check)
  • All gauges, speedometer, tachometer, odometer operate
  • Cruise Control System

Underhood

  • Techstream “Healthcheck” performed and printed
  • No active or stored codes
  • Emission controls meet provincial requirements
  • Fluid leaks
  • Hoses lines: coolant, fuel, brake, steering, vacuum, A/C (check condition, leaks)
  • Belts (check wear, cracks, fraying, proper adjustment)
  • Power steering pump (check for leaks, noise)
  • Master cylinder and booster (check for leaks, noise)
  • Engine mounts not broken/ separated
  • Air filter (replace per maintenance schedule)
  • Ignition system works
  • Starter operates
  • Under-hood area clean, dressed and touched up as required
  • All under-hood labels are present
  • No evidence of collision repair
  • Under-hood fluids clear and uncontaminated
  • Engine oil and filter (replace per Maintenance Schedule)
  • Coolant (freeze point)
  • Automatic transmission/ transaxle clutch fluid
  • Brake fluid
  • Washer fluid
  • Power steering fluid
  • Radiator cap (perform pressure check, inspect for leaks, condition of tubes, fins)
  • Water pump (free from leaks and unusual noise)
  • Coolant recovery tank level sensor works
  • Engine coolant level within specification
  • Fuel pump operates
  • Perform battery check with Midtronics GR8 or NVS-8150.
  • Battery properly sized and secure
  • Charging system operating properly and within specification
  • Battery type, condition, fluid level, load test correct
  • Battery cables and mounts acceptable/ check terminals and clean
  • Alternator output correct (check voltage)
  • Reset CBES (Customized Body Electronic System)

Underbody

  • No visible damage, signs of past repairs, no visible abnormal tire wear
  • Fuel lines, fuel tank, hoses and couplings not leaking
  • Entire exhaust system not damaged or leaking/ check exhaust hangers
  • Drive/axle shafts operate properly with no damage
  • Inspect transmission/ transaxle, differential, transfer case, no leaks: check fluid levels: fill/ change as required
  • Differential fluid level correct with no leaks fill/changes as required
  • Universal joints, CV joints, boots not damaged, leaking, or excess wear/looseness
  • All tires & wheels match, correct size
  • All tires’ tread depth, at least 40% remaining and in good condition
  • Normal tire wear, no alignment or sidewall problems
  • Tire pressures are correct
  • Wheel wells cleaned, dressed, free from damage and run-out normal
  • Wheel covers secure and reasonably free of damage
  • Chassis lubricated (per Maintenance Schedule)
  • Rack & pinion, linkage, boots not visibly damaged, leaking
  • Control arms, ball joints, bushing not visibly damaged, worn
  • Sway bars, links, bushings operate correctly
  • Springs have proper ride height (not sagged)
  • Struts, shocks not leaking
  • Wheel alignment correct
  • No suspension modifications
  • Calipers, cylinders operate with no leaks
  • Pads, shoes, at least 40% of original thickness remaining
  • Rotors, drums at least 50% of original thickness spec; not scored; run-out within factory specs
  • Brake lines, hoses, fittings not worn or leaking
  • Parking brake operates/adjusted

Vehicle Exterior

  • Chips and scratches repaired and clear-coated
  • Exterior is washed, clean and free of water spots
  • Wheel wells are clean
  • Paint is free of wax residue
  • Not visibly damaged; paint not mismatched or poor quality
  • Hood release, prop rod/gas struts operate
  • All emblems are present and fully attached
  • Components free from visible damage and attached
  • Windshield free from cracks and stars
  • Side/rear windows free from cracks and stars
  • Mirrors not cracked, visibly damaged
  • Replace wiper blades
  • Headlights aligned, auto on/off
  • Fog, driving lights, daytime running lights
  • Brake lights, high-mount brake light
  • Turn signals, side marker lights
  • Parking lights
  • Reverse lights
  • Emergency lights
  • License plate lights

Vehicle Interior

  • Air bags intact, no codes, dash light works
  • Safety belts operate, free from cuts or wear
  • Air conditioning and heating systems
  • Defog/defrost (front, rear, outside mirrors if app.)
  • Cabin air filter (if equipped). Replace if necessary
  • Radio, cassette, CD, DVD, remote, speakers, antenna operate
  • Vehicle security system operates
  • Navigation system operates
  • Dash/console
  • Tilt/telescopic steering wheel, column lock
  • Steering wheel operation
  • Horn operates
  • Wipers & washers operate in all modes, no streaks
  • Lights - instrument panel, courtesy, dome (fade-away), map operate
  • Mirror controls (rear view, side mirrors) operate
  • Ashtrays, lighter, power outlet(s) & multi-media Ports
  • Glove box, glove box light
  • Sun visors, vanity mirror & lights
  • Cup holders
  • 12v ACC power outlet operates properly
  • Interior remote luggage compartment release operate properly
  • Fuel door release operates properly
  • Master key is present
  • No evidence of previous improper interior repairs
  • Carpet (check for rust under it due to flood damage) Single layer mats secured in hooks. Place extras in trunk.
  • Floor mats (if any)
  • Door trim, panels attached
  • Fold-down latches work
  • Headliner
  • Interior is free of debris
  • Free of odor, including heavy fragrance
  • Seats clean, not stained, worn, cut, cracked
  • All Seat components and functions operate properly
  • Integrated child safety seats operate
  • Heated and cooled seats operate
  • Moonroof operates in all modes
  • Convertible top & cover operate; not damaged
  • Door jams are clean
  • Glass is clean and free of streaks
  • Windows tinting clear and conforms to local requirements
  • All keys present and function
  • Door locks & handles (manual & power modes)
  • Window controls (manual & power modes)
  • Remote deck lid & fuel door releases
  • All crevices are clean
  • Carpet, trim, cargo net; clean, not damaged
  • Luggage compartment light works
  • Jack and all spare tire tools operate
  • Weather stripping intact, no leaking
  • Spare tire correct size/type, at least 40% tread remaining, no sidewall damage, air pressure correct
  • Spare tire and storage areas are clean
  • Spare tire is securely fastened
  • Trunk latch operates

Reconditioning & Detailing

  • Vehicle has been completely reconditioned/ detailed

Hybrid Testing

Everything listed above plus:

  • Multi-Information Display
  • Inverter Coolant Level
  • Engine and ECT (Electronically Controlled Transmission)
  • THS related ECU (Hybrid Vehicle Electronic Control Unit)
  • Hybrid HV (High Voltage) Battery
  • Perform “Onboard Equalizing Charge” of HV Battery (if app.)
  • Check Transaxle “Park” function
  • Hybrid power management control module
  • Electric motor / generator operates properly
  • Power inverter operates properly
  • EV/Eco/Power modes operates properly
  • Multi-information display operates properly
  • Touch Tracer display operates properly
  • Hill Start Assist Control operates properly
  • Remote air conditioning system (if equipped) operates properly
  • Solar powered ventilation system (if equipped) operates properly
               

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