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Vibration detected upon excelleration and on upward gradients which resonate through the steering and floor board. Droning sound detected at cruising (with or without cruise control) between 90 and 110 km per hour. Never did this before. Only have 24 641km on clock. Car built January 2009 and purcahesed brand new in March 2009 (Kluger Altitude in Australia). Fanatstic car to drive but pretty anoying at the moment! Also had squeak from front dashaboard, fixed by removing outer cover (around wiper blades) and cleaned. Aprt from above major anoyance...vibration from under the dash board seems cluster of wires clumped together vibrates on sealed roads... DONT LET ME CHANGE MY MIND ABOUT TOYOTA...DROVE A PRADO 1998 TO 310 KM WITHOUT A GLITCH! Mark

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I would start by looking at drivetrain. U-joints & drive axles. When was last major service? Did they rotate tires, rebalance and lube chassis??? That's where I'd start.

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    we have a 2010 allitude, at around the 15,000 mark a clicking started where i thought was under the dash, even toyota service guys said dash clips were failing, as it turned out its actually where the 2 plastic surfaces meet under the bonnet,( the cowling where the wipers sit ) i put some thin rubber to suppress the chance of vibrating and it worked, also the plastic covering that they put around the wiring harnesses try wrapping insulation tape around it in a few places as you drive and they move the clicking is produced . hope this helps



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