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Check your complementary oil changes

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Arries289, May 15, 2019.

  1. May 15, 2019 at 8:49 AM
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    Arries289

    Arries289 [OP] Yo!

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    Yesterday I took my truck in for its first Toyota complementary oil change. What I found, after I received the truck back, is while they did change the oil, they never changed the oil filter. I noticed the skid plate seemed untouched and when I removed it, I found the filter housing had road dust all over it. The finger prints you see are mine. As those who do their own oil changes know, it is impossible not to get the housing dirty when changing the filter.

    They also did not check the cabin filter as it was full of leaves.
    2018TacomaOilFilter.jpg

    I have a call in the the service manager to discuss and I will call Toyota and lodge a complaint. So, beware of the 'free' oil changes gentlemen, and check your truck afterwards.
     
  2. May 15, 2019 at 8:51 AM
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    Taco_Coma

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    Free oil change, we never said anything about the filter!
     
  3. May 15, 2019 at 8:51 AM
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    Thanks for the reminder. Going in for my 20k here soon so I'll be sure to double check.
     
  4. May 15, 2019 at 8:52 AM
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    Arries289

    Arries289 [OP] Yo!

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    Toyota will be glad to know they were billed for one!
     
  5. May 15, 2019 at 9:05 AM
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    Hstone556

    Hstone556 Ain’ters gonna ain’t

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    I trust my Dealer, seems unlikely But I feel no need to double check their work. 112k miles without an issue and great customer service, you should find a new dealer.
     
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  6. May 15, 2019 at 9:13 AM
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    Tacomike18

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    That sucks. I did my own oil change at 6500 and willbe going to the dealer for the 10k free oil change. I will know easily if the oil filter was changed or not because I used a different oil filter.
     
  7. May 15, 2019 at 9:15 AM
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    Toyota Accessories Guy

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    That’s my biggest fear to is the oil filter. That’s one of those thing 8 out 10 people would probably not notice. Luckily my last free oil change just happened so I’m on my own.
     
  8. May 15, 2019 at 9:15 AM
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    Boghog1

    Boghog1 Jack of all trades, master of none.

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    you should name the dealer so others are aware
     
  9. May 15, 2019 at 9:16 AM
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    El Chivo Norteño

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    Agreed :thumbsup:
     
  10. May 15, 2019 at 9:22 AM
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    dbbowen2

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    ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS double check work done to your vehicle. Dealer or regular mechanic. ESPECIALLY a dealer, especially one you have a good "relationship" with. They are in the business of making money, not maintaining a relationship
     
  11. May 15, 2019 at 9:22 AM
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    They are reviewing surveillance footage and talking to the tech. So, until I talk to the service manager and get a feel for how it happened, I am not going to put that info up. There is certainly a want to throw the dealer under the bus for 'cutting costs', but I am going to give them the benefit of the doubt at this time.
     
  12. May 15, 2019 at 3:33 PM
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    My dealer did no check the fluid levels in the diffs or Tranny, nor the cabin filter. Grease driveshaft, Tire pressure, Tread depth etc...
    Tried to argue with me that it was not on the Toyota checklist....
    Once I had them bring up the Toyota service maintenance checklist and they realized they were wrong...
    their next question (and I shit you not) was, "are you going to pay for the gaskets and washers?".
    I laughed and asked if they want me to forward their bill on to Toyota for reimbursement... what issues would that cause for them.... Lol

    Check EVERYTHING the dealer does and is supposed to do.
     
  13. May 15, 2019 at 3:44 PM
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    NEVER used dealer for any maintenance. I use Amsoil and spin on filter (Baxter adapter). I changed the suspension all by myself, I think I know how to change oil and all fluids. Soon onto brakes.
     
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  14. May 15, 2019 at 3:54 PM
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    Dealership are dangerous places. Do your own oil changes. I am sure if OP gets dealership to change filter. they will over-torque it so you can never get it off again.
     
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  15. May 15, 2019 at 4:14 PM
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    And they wonder why I do my own tire rotations and set tire pressures. It takes me half an hour and I know the lug nuts are torqued to spec. When I picked up my truck new, twenty of the twenty-four lug nuts were loose, two were approximately right on and two were over tightened. I laughed when the initial inspection report said that the dude had actually check the tranny fluid level. When you know that didn't happen, you pretty much have to question everything else they do.
     
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  16. May 15, 2019 at 5:47 PM
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    This is sad, especially considering how much we pay for these trucks.
     
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  17. May 15, 2019 at 5:52 PM
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    Aldo98229

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    So, OP, as far as you know, they just rolled in your Tacoma on one end and out the other without doing anything to it...?
     
  18. May 15, 2019 at 6:03 PM
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    OP, did you check and see if the oil looks cleaner? Not sure how well you'll be able see, but the oil should look fairly clean/clear if new.
     
  19. May 15, 2019 at 6:06 PM
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    I've only got about 2k on mine, but I've been pondering this. Especially for the first, I don't think I want to wait until 10k for an oil change, so I thought about doing one on my own at 5k. Maybe this is a good time to mark the filter and housing.
     
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  20. May 15, 2019 at 6:14 PM
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    jmneill

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    ^ lol

    Is your dealer a close personal friend or family member? A one man operation with no turnover?
    Don't be naive.
     
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