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Factory Heated Seats Failure

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Witte, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. Jul 31, 2018 at 8:35 AM
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    Just got under my seat hoping it was just not plugged in and I saw the burnt plug as well my truck is out of warranty so Ill see if they will even help me.
     
  2. Jul 31, 2018 at 8:43 AM
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    Watch out! they'll try to charge you $50 to tell it doesn't work! ( while your standing there with your module in your hands, with that stupid look on your face! yes, this one o_O)
     
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  3. Jul 31, 2018 at 8:43 AM
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    Did it work prier to you going there?
     
  4. Jul 31, 2018 at 8:47 AM
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    I'd swear it did but I couldn't tell you 100%. It was probably the heat from my own ass I felt. If it was in fact unplugged though, maybe the lack of seating is a common problem as evidenced by all these burnt amps.
     
  5. Jul 31, 2018 at 8:54 AM
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    mine was very well seated before I pried it apart
     
  6. Jul 31, 2018 at 8:55 AM
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    " Better Built" Tool Box, Custom Car Grills, Toyota Bed divider. this is an ongoing work in progress fed by OCD
    Try LKQ ( Like Kind Quality)these folks are known Nationally, and advertise in yellow pages almost everywhere. They are a very organized salvage business.
    let your finger do the walking.........internet also
     
  7. Jul 31, 2018 at 9:04 AM
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    BUT IT DOESN'T FIX THE PROBLEM! It will happen again and again, until one catches someone on fire from it failing. Like It did with Mercedes.
     
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  8. Jul 31, 2018 at 9:09 AM
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    " Better Built" Tool Box, Custom Car Grills, Toyota Bed divider. this is an ongoing work in progress fed by OCD
    Historically when part numbers are discontinued especially on newer vehicles ( less than ten years) there is a superseded PN to replace it with an improved version.
    At least that has been my experience with GM.
     
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  9. Jul 31, 2018 at 9:17 AM
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    Correct, this has even happened with Toyota with the rear leaf springs
     
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    Also a problem that I had started a case file on back in 2009 when the rag spring thing happened to my second Tacoma
    In fact, John Deere did the same thing with a retention spring on my tractor.If I had bought the spring on eBay, I would have bought the original one but since I went back through the dealership there was an updated one that looks completely different but yet no recall.
     
  11. Aug 2, 2018 at 12:06 PM
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    I have the same problem with my 2013 Tacoma. The service department has been less than useful so it is now being escalted to Toyota Canada and the owner of the dealership. I am outside of warranty like many but I am going to see what I can get them to cover.
     
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  12. Aug 21, 2018 at 2:31 PM
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    Ok guys/gals, I have multiple updates.
    First things first, Toyota Corperation has been nothing but good with me. They have contacted me several times. During one of the contacts they sent me an email wanting me to call



    the national Highway traffic safety administration (NHTSA)

    with the number 888 -327-4236 (once you get through there long message process, you'll be pushing #2 to start/state your info to a human)


    This is the organization that is responsible for spearheading and starting all recalls. These are the people you need to contact after you have made contact with the Toyota Corperation (800-331-4331) and started a case number with them.


    2nd update


    In one of my conversations with Toyota Corperation, they have contacted my local dealer, (you know, the ones that wanted to charge all of us to diagnose the problem)

    And they went ahead and waved any fees that would normally be charged to me and wanted me to bring my truck in and the module, so they can examine it and start the process of figuring out where the failure was. Whether it’s the module or an engineering fail above the module. So Friday I have an appointment with my local dealer, which is going to be quite fun because the manager was quite initially snooty with me as she was brand new and had never met me before and was quite put off when I made mention of our availability to almost a quarter million members on Tacomaworld and that I wasn’t the normal Joe walking through the door and not having any extended knowledge of our vehicles. So in closing, I will update you guys Friday with what they find.


    But you guys need to call the national Highway traffic bored because the more calls we make to them, the much faster this is going to come to light and a recall be started.
     
  13. Aug 25, 2018 at 1:16 PM
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    Toyota field tech is looking at my truck the 27th or the 28th.

    Deal service asst/managers are f#&king dumber than dishwater!!!
     
  14. Aug 25, 2018 at 2:42 PM
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    Yeah, they’re paid to be that way!

    In update for everybody, after going back to the dealership through the assistance of Toyota Corperation,They are replacing the harness under the seat and the module, and they want to take the old harness and module and that’s what they’re going to start looking at to see what the possible causes is , more than likely in my opinion it’s a defective module obviously made from an outside source so it’s possible that there was a batch of bad modules and the replacement will be a simple fix. So I’m supposed to go in early next week when the new stuff comes in and will keep you guys posted on updates.
    How is everybody else coming along with their starting of claims and calls?
     
  15. Sep 19, 2018 at 3:44 AM
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    Well, how is everybody coming with their heated seat failure claims ?
     
  16. Oct 7, 2018 at 3:14 PM
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    Any updates on this? Part numbers anything???
     
  17. Oct 7, 2018 at 4:02 PM
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    I’ve been waiting for others on here to respond but as you can see it’s been a while since I posted and no has responsed . My seat had a brand new wiring harness, heating element and module put in it so they could take my original stuff and take it back to start figuring out what’s going wrong with them. Hopefully others will also keep chasing this and they too will probably have the same results
     
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    Thanks for the info. I have a call in to the local service department. My truck is a Canadian ‘13 Dcsb Sport. I’ll update as the process has now began.**Update** Local dealership referred me to Toyota Corp USA. Toyota Corp USA referred me to Toyota Corp Canada which is closed today.
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  20. Oct 8, 2018 at 1:15 PM
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    I’ll be sure to give them a call tomorrow as well.
     
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