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Toyota Announces Voluntary Safety Recalls of Certain Camry, Venza and Tacoma Vehicles

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TacomaPrime, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. Jul 15, 2012 at 3:31 PM
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    FTB530

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    I guess no one that has had their spiral cable replaced has got a refund yet?

    I havent, the first letter said i should receive a second letter with in two weeks,that was two months ago.
     
  2. Jul 15, 2012 at 4:33 PM
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    I'm looking at my letter right now.

    Doesn't say anything about "two weeks", it just says that I will get another notification when "parts are ready and preparations are complete"

    And in the next paragraph, "Toyota is currently working on the remedy, You will receive a second owner notification letter when the remedy is available"
     
  3. Jul 15, 2012 at 10:16 PM
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    Yep you are right my letter does not say two weeks either,must have been the guy i talked to at the local dealer who told me it might take two weeks to get a second letter,they sure didnt want to give me my money back .

    I guess i dont have to worry about parts or a remedy since i already paid the $483 bucks for the repair,i just want to be reimbursed is all.
     
  4. Jul 16, 2012 at 7:17 AM
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    Trust me you are not the only one waiting for a refund. So far toyota's treatment of customers that paid has been non existant. I was very specifically told in my conversation with toyota hotline recall department that NO refunds will be given until remedy is found and that refund is not guarantted. Have to get all your ducks in a row first with paperwork. They owe me $505 so i feel your pain.
     
  5. Jul 16, 2012 at 5:08 PM
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    Actually, you still have to worry about it depending on how long you intend to keep your truck.

    Your replacement part was the same part that failed, and it will fail again.
     
  6. Jul 16, 2012 at 6:07 PM
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    OK Rich, let me be more specific,i don't have to wait for parts or for them to decide weather they are going to fix it any way ,i already had it fixed, and IF it fails again i will fix it again whether Toyota pays me back my $483 or not. But i do know one thing ,i will never buy another Toyota.
     
  7. Jul 16, 2012 at 6:10 PM
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    As far as Toyota figuring out the remedy i can do that for them easy,reimburse the people who already paid to have the repair done,and then fix the ones who haven't been fixed , its not like Toyota is bankrupt.
     
  8. Jul 16, 2012 at 6:59 PM
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  9. Jul 16, 2012 at 7:22 PM
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    They know what the problem is, but they don't want to repair it with a part that is going to fail down the road.

    In all likelihood, they HAVE the correct repair part, and production samples are installed in a steering column in the R&D lab being twisted and tilted 1000 times an hour by robots to simulate 10 years of consumer use.

    Toyota is not bankrupt, but they already had a very costly recall on the accelerator assembly. They very well could go bankrupt if they issue a general recall and the very same part starts failing within 2 years.
     
  10. Jul 17, 2012 at 2:11 PM
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    Right now truck is stock. Bought it used but planning a mountain bike rack, tow ball thingie and some sort of truck bed cover
    I think we are all for toyota improving car safety. Buuut this is where it gets very squirly. At the core... refunds only apply to a number of toyota car owners who were out of warranty and had clock spiral assembly fail.

    $505 is not a walk in the park. That is like half of vacation right there. Tick freaking Toc Toyota.
     
  11. Jul 21, 2012 at 1:39 PM
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    where do you go to check your vin...or is it just if your light came on?
     
  12. Jul 21, 2012 at 1:50 PM
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    If your light is on, check with your dealer and they can check to see if you fall under the recall.

    You can also create an account with Toyota's owner's web site and it will keep you updated.

    If your light is not on, at this point, do nothing.
    The dealerships do NOT have the ultimate replacement part. They are currently applying a band-aid fix to vehicles that already have "a light" by replacing the clockspring, but the replacement is the same part that failed and it will need to be replaced again when the final repair parts are available.
     
  13. Jul 27, 2012 at 10:07 PM
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    stopped by the dealer today to see if they had parts...they did...in and out in about an hour.
     
  14. Jul 28, 2012 at 8:28 AM
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    My local dealer told me if the light is on your air bags will not work in case of an accident, But i guess if you don't mind that then drive it ,i want mine to work when im driving the truck,, , Yea yea yea i know we drove for a hundred years with out air bags.
     
  15. Aug 1, 2012 at 12:37 PM
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    they reprogram your truck so you can't do powerbrake burnouts....
     
  16. Aug 1, 2012 at 1:14 PM
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    wat?

    FIRST!!!!!

    :facepalm:
     
  17. Aug 2, 2012 at 2:12 PM
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    I took mine in when the light came on and they ordered the part and I went back and they replaced it.
     
  18. Aug 2, 2012 at 6:26 PM
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    And you will have to replace it again when the new parts are available.

    It's been over 4 months... they have got to be close to a solution!
     
  19. Aug 2, 2012 at 7:03 PM
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  20. Aug 3, 2012 at 8:54 PM
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    I made a point to ask the service manager if this was the same part that came on the vehicle and he said it was a new part number. Here is the number they replaced with. If he lied to me, I will be back up there to the service dept. and also take the salesman with me that sold me the truck. I will also go somewhere else and trade this truck in and buy a new one from someone else. Is this a different part number?
    CABLE SUB-ASSY, S TO8430604080
     
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