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Recall Is A $$$ Bonus Day For The Dealer

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Sidehack, Mar 18, 2010.

  1. Mar 18, 2010 at 9:26 AM
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    Sidehack

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    Yesterday I picked up my wife's 08 Camry from the dealer after having the recall work done. They accidentally left the invoice to the manufacture behind my receipt. For grinding off the bottom of my pedal and flashing my software, they got $3,900. WOW. For less then an hours worth of work by a minimum wage person.

    Oh yea, they washed the car too, but left the windows and mirrors all spotty, so it must have been a spray off and let it air dry.
     
  2. Mar 18, 2010 at 9:28 AM
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    stevigee

    stevigee It's a MOD, MOD World

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    TRADED FOR 2010 FJ CRUISER TRAIL TEAM Kenwood KDC x792 deck and SW1 pwr sub,cruise,intermittent wipers,hidden hitch, tint, debadge,Nitto Grapplers 265/75-16,Black Powder Coated Toyota Steelies, black steel Toyota wheel center caps, Vent Visors, front guard, leather seat covers, black front badge, shortie antenna, tow hook, seat maglite mod, shock & leaf spring TSB, Extang Trifecta tonneau cover, custom black Fabwright rock sliders 1 3/4" DOM tubing w/ kickout, skid plate, Pop-A-Lock, Bilsten 5100 shocks, BLHM, Azela black tail lights, LEER topper w/rack, tent
    For $3900. they should have Windexed the windows at least:cool:

    PARTS FOR SALE:
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/buy-sell-trade/80045-tacoma-parts-sale.html
     
  3. Mar 18, 2010 at 9:29 AM
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    That is insane. I also read that Toyota was giving money to dealers to pay employees overtime so all of the recalls can get fixed.
     
  4. Mar 18, 2010 at 9:29 AM
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    Toyota should make an audit.
     
  5. Mar 18, 2010 at 9:31 AM
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    Yeah, the dearlership I am dealing with stated that though sales were slow in Jan & Feb the dealership had great months due to the income from the service department. He stated that the service department managers would likely make more $$$ than any employee/salesman/finance managers etc. this year!
     
  6. Mar 18, 2010 at 11:11 AM
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    I'm sorry, but I find that very hard to believe. Not questioning the dollar value of the invoice you found, but I doubt very much that Toyota is shelling out $3900 per vehicle to the dealers.

    Just using a number of 6 million recalled vehicles, Toyota is going to pay
    $23,400,000,000 to dealers in just labor? Weirder things have happened I guess but I seriously doubt it...
     
  7. Mar 18, 2010 at 11:18 AM
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    Good point, its probably closer to $390 per vehicle... of course for tax purposes they could be allowing the dealerships to write the difference off as a "loss".
     
  8. Mar 18, 2010 at 12:58 PM
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    http://articles.latimes.com/2009/nov/26/business/la-fi-toyota-recall26-2009nov26

    One expert estimated that it would cost $160 per vehicle.
     
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