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The dash board has cracked

The plastic dashboard in the toyota Prado VX (6cyl) 2004, has cracked, not in the area exposed to the sun, but in the area not exposed to!
It shows lines that break the plastic dashboard surface in large pieces
don't see why, or how can I stop it. Or how can I fix it. Tks

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  • mushiabid Feb 11, 2009

    on my toyota prado TZ i also faced the same problem my whole dash board cracked but i dont have plastic one it it some what like leather.Now i want ot replace only they leather dash board part.kindly suggest.thnx

  • vick761 Feb 12, 2009

    2003 120 Series Toyota Prado.  The dash board has two cracks.  There is a hairline crack on the passenger side that extends from the air con vent across the face of the dash (about 30cm), and a crack on the driver side that follows the curved section of the dash above the instrument consol.  Upon advice from the local Toyota dealer I submitted an "out of warranty" claim, only to be told that Toyota could not help me because me car was "out of warranty".  Advice from local auto repair companies indicates that a permanent repair solution is not available.  

  • MK18 Apr 14, 2009

    small cracks dashboard on my 2004 prado, im about to have my aircon cleaned but im afraid it will completely ruin the dashboard.

  • Zarqa Apr 28, 2009

    2005 Toyota Prado. I have the same problem on my 2005 PRADO where The dash board has two cracks. There is a 10 cm crack on the passenger side that extends from the air con vent across the face of the dash, and a major crack measuring 40cm long and appear as if the dashboard split in two hallves on the driver side that follows the curved section of the dash above the instrument consol. My friend owns a PRADO and has expeirenced excatly the same cracks. My feeling is that we are not the only ones, and Toyota manufacturing company should acknowledge problem and cover replacement of all affected dashboards. For info, I have a covered car park both at home and office so Sun has nothing to do with it, simply it is a material deficiency.

  • John Jan 01, 2012

    Hi I live in Panama, and Land Cruisers are big here, L200, FJ, and Prado's I have a 2004 VX, and let me tell you that def. you guys are not alone... I know at least 50 people, that has the same problem with the dash; and mine looks like a spiderweb! all over... Did you find any solution? thnx in advance, and Happy New Year!

  • Gavin Reimers Oct 05, 2012

    Interesting vick761 of I had to describe the hairline cracks that have appeared on the dashboard or my 2004 Prado V6 4.0 VX your description would be an exact fit. Exactly ! Poor interior build quality from Toyota?



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My name is Paul I have been doing vinyl and plastic repairs full time since 1988 and i think i have came up with a method of repair for dash repair on the prado my email is

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Just went to the local Toyota dealer - as the car is out of warranty customer pays, approx 1000USD plus labour to change the dashboard, thank you very much...

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