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

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by TacomaPrime, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. Jul 3, 2012 at 11:32 AM
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    NwiTACO

    NwiTACO Big tars, little/no bed.

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    Well dropped off my truck a few minutes ago. They gave me some looks but no hassle to speak of. Even have the part in stock so hopefully this will be a one shot deal. :fingerscrossed:
     
  2. Jul 3, 2012 at 1:18 PM
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    Good luck! I have an appointment set for Thursday so they can:
    "Check my VIN and pull the code to see if I qualify. Then they have to send that info to Toyota before they will send them the part. They just want to make sure that is what the problem is. We should have the part in the next day."

    Bunch of tools these people are. They just want to dick around with my truck to try to sell me something which I will quickly tell them to kiss my ass!
     
  3. Jul 3, 2012 at 2:20 PM
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    I looked up my VIN on the Toyota website and it indicated that it wasn't being recalled. I have an '09 which I just bought. Somewhere along the line I read that the recall was for years XX to early 2009. Perhaps mine is not an early '09??

    The service records I got from Toyota (both from the Toyota dealer where I bought the truck and online) say that the pedal recall was done, but do not mention the spiral cable recall, so I am assuming it was not done. Not sure I would get a mailed recall notice since I have only been the owner for about three weeks.

    Should I investigate more or assume I don't need the recall? Any thoughts? Is looking up the VIN on the Toyota website accurate?

    Tanks! -J
     
  4. Jul 3, 2012 at 8:07 PM
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    jhodge83

    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Thor

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    wat?
    I bought my 09 in July of 08, so definitely an early year build and i havent received a recall notice for this one.
     
  5. Jul 5, 2012 at 7:28 AM
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    NwiTACO

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    Well got it back Tuesda yfternoon with no light on! No hassles/Issues whatsoever! I love what you do for me...TOYOTA! :D
     
  6. Jul 5, 2012 at 10:31 AM
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    Xaks

    Xaks Cranky & often armed sysadmin

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    My 'new' Taco is covered by the warranty and TSB, according to Toyota's website.

    Yet I just had a so-called 'service advisor' tell me that my truck is fine and I don't need it.

    I really, really wish the people that work at stealerships weren't such colossal cockbags.
     
  7. Jul 5, 2012 at 10:38 AM
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    Here here :cheers:

    In other news I finally got mine done. It really matters who the "service adviser" is. If one won't do it go back the next day and talk to a different one. I talked to 4 "service advisers" (2 at 2 different dealerships) before I got one that put it through. Thank you Matt Moeller
     
  8. Jul 5, 2012 at 6:56 PM
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    Let's see if these Clocksprings that Toyota is putting in our trucks are new parts or just the old crap.. Here's the one I got, per the work order.
    P/N: 84306-04080
     
  9. Jul 11, 2012 at 4:21 PM
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    My local dealership won't start on my replacement till Toyota sends out the second notice, which I haven't received yet :(
     
  10. Jul 12, 2012 at 8:24 AM
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    I don't believe anyone has because they haven't figured out how to fix the problem yet.
     
  11. Jul 15, 2012 at 3:31 PM
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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.
     
  12. 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"
     
  13. 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.
     
  14. 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.
     
  15. 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.
     
  16. 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.
     
  17. 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.
     
  18. Jul 16, 2012 at 6:59 PM
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    maxamillion2345

    maxamillion2345 Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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  19. 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.
     
  20. 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.
     
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