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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. Jan 11, 2013 at 6:48 AM
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    Do you have audio controls on your steering wheel?

    From what I've learned, that's the determining factor. If you have audio controls on your steering wheel, your truck isn't part of the recall (and my truck isn't).

    Are you still under warranty? If yes...take the truck in and get your issue fixed.
     
  2. Jan 11, 2013 at 6:54 AM
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    I'll second this... mine has the audio controls and is not included. We have a different spiral cable, evidently constructed better with more wires and jacketing.
     
  3. Jan 13, 2013 at 5:43 AM
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    I have seen several replaced under factory goodwill talk to your dealership and see if they can help. But on that note a little advice. Don't go in and demand it ask most decisions on good will warranty are up to the individual dealershipand the are more likely to help a customer that is civil and actually brings there vehicle to the dealership on a regular basis. They are allowed so much goodwill per month. If you had the power to help a customer at you job and the decision was up to you who would you help your regular who comes in and supports your bussiness or the guy who came in cussed you out called you names and caused a scene. I have been wrenching with Toyota for 13 years and like I said seen many people get things way outside of warranty because they were good customers and just asked for the help.
     
  4. Jan 15, 2013 at 9:09 AM
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    When I bought my 2005 (4.0V6/Speed, 4x4), used, the airbag light was on.
    No audio controls.
    Called me dealer and said I had found the tdb on the toyota recall website; they were well aware of it, had the part on hand, and said come in anytime to get it fixed, no charge.
    Took about 30 minutes.
     
  5. Jan 19, 2013 at 7:06 AM
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    Just got my letter in yesterday's mail.

    Got an appointment for tomorrow morning, 9AM.

    We'll see how it goes.

    Betty's got 19K on her.
     
  6. Jan 19, 2013 at 7:20 AM
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    I have a appointment this morning for the spiral cable assembly and gas pedal. Are there any other recall related matters I should bring up while I'm their?
     
  7. Jan 19, 2013 at 7:36 AM
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    Make sure you're aware of the gas pedal changes; I make double-damned sure they know they are NOT authorized to make the changes to my gas pedal and ECU, cause lots of folks aren't happy with the 'after' part.
     
  8. Jan 19, 2013 at 7:47 AM
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    I'm not too worried about the gas pedel , but what exactly does the ecu reflash do?
     
  9. Jan 19, 2013 at 1:26 PM
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    Sign a waiver on the gas pedal issue.

    You have three separate operations that they will try to do:

    1 - Spiral cable - You want this.

    "Floor Mat" recall:

    1 - Reflash the ECU to the latest code.
    2 - Cut the bottom of the accelerator pedal.

    #1, you may or may not want. What it does is if the brake is applied (brake light on) at more than either 25% or 33% (I don't recall which) throttle, the ECU will automatically cut the engine to idle.

    #2, they cut the bottom inch or two off of the accelerator. Some are done nicely, some are hack jobs.
     
  10. Jan 19, 2013 at 3:06 PM
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    I ended up only getting the spiral cable done. I opted out of the gas pedal and ECU flash. Didn't have to sign a waiver or anything. They didn't even bring up the floor mats. I was in and out in about a hour.
     
  11. Jan 19, 2013 at 3:14 PM
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    Good deal.

    The ECU flash doesn't bother me. Mine was done (and apparently the dealer used a new pedal rather than hacking the original) 6 months before I bought the truck.
    The way I see the ECU flash is if there are any future reflashes issued, this "feature" will be included.

    My 2006 Duramax was recalled for reflashes 3 times in the first year.
     
  12. Jan 19, 2013 at 3:32 PM
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    I might get the reflash/pedal done later on. Only reason I didn't get it done is because the wait time was 4+ hours. The spiral cable was only one. They also told me I could only get the reflash done if I get the the pedal cut.

    I read that the reflash helps with better shifting.
     
  13. Jan 19, 2013 at 5:46 PM
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    Keep an eye out on the Marketplace or put up a WTB.
    The original uncut pedals come up every now and then.
    Snag one, then if you end up getting the recall done, just replace it when you get home.
     
  14. Jan 21, 2013 at 4:43 PM
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    Well, color me pleasantly surprised.

    Palm Beach Toyota, my nearest stealership, has a pretty bum rep with me already. They sold me my first Tacoma, but I don't hold that against the truck.

    Anyhow, I had an appointment for 9AM yesterday to get the spiral cable done....Got my letter Thursday.

    I arrived at 0850, as is my custom. I was third in line at the service bay, and as usual they were understaffed and have no concept what an appointment is supposed to mean (par for the course for this place).

    So, at 915 I finally get the runner to take Betty in the back. I spoke with the service manager and the the assistant manager (not on purpose, the assistant came up to me afterwards and checked to make sure they had it right. Shocked me!) and made sure they understood they were NOT touch the ECU, gas petal, or floor mats.

    The manager on duty, looked at my paperwork, cocked an eyebrow and spoke carefully. "Uh, sir, you have a manual trans...I mean, the floor mat thing is one thing, but the gas pedal..."

    Apparently the look on my face gave me away, and he paused, studied me for a moment and bust out laughing, "OK, you almost got me!".

    I played innocent. "I'm sorry?"

    He thought for a minute I was serious and he flashed the 'oh shit' face, but I didn't wanna torture him too bad. "Kidding, kidding! Yes, I have a manual, plus I *know how to fucking drive*, so I don't have 'sudden unintended acceleration' problems. What I have is rage problems from idiot Florida drivers and running them over on fucking purpose."

    He's positively bellowing laughter. "HOLY SHIT MAN, you wouldn't BELIEVE the ones we get in here!"

    5 minute conversation ensues.

    Anyhow, they surprised me again when the mechanic brought the truck out himself, an older gent of asian decent that was about 5'2" and looked like he's been turning wrenches longer than I've been breathing, and I almost docked him some points for forgetting to move my seat back, and I almost cut my own legs off getting back in the cab later.

    But, he did such a job I let it go. I couldn't tell anyone had done ANYthing inside my truck except that the radio station presets were gone. Not a speck of dust, not a single errant grease spot or fingerprint.

    I went back inside, complimented the manager on the mans' work, and actually asked if I could see the old part, in half jest while praising the cleanliness and quickness of the work. (I was behind the wheel by 0950).

    90 seconds later the old cable is in front of me on the desk. Along with the already filled out and finished paperwork where I only needed to initial a couple places and walk away.

    By FAR the best experience I've had at that place. Nice enough that I'm actually taking the time to give them a little praise here for others, in fact.

    Granted, they're a dealer, so I prolly just got lucky for a Sunday morning, but hey...if we can piss and moan about bad, we should praise for good.
     
  15. Feb 2, 2013 at 10:02 PM
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    Finally got mine replaced at the dealer, however the horn still does not work, checked the fuses etc. I guess when it warms up I will have to do some digging around to figure out why they are not working. Oh the dealer also wanted to fix my timing chain cover leak for only about $2,000, LOL.
     
  16. Feb 2, 2013 at 11:29 PM
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    This is probably why they wanna charge $2000.
    IMG00625-20120728-1311.jpg
     
  17. Feb 3, 2013 at 12:26 AM
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    That's freaking nuts.
    I did the timing belt on my Tundra for $300 in parts and 6 hours of my own time.
    It's a 4 hour labor job.

    The 4.0 might be a bit more time, but it still should not be more than $600-$800.
     
  18. Feb 3, 2013 at 12:36 AM
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    Haha I thought the same thing.
    Just run your oil a little over schedule and fill you seal back up with some unburnt debris. :p
     
  19. Feb 3, 2013 at 5:08 AM
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    Take it back, they probably didn't reconnect the horn wire when they reinstalled your airbag.
     
  20. Feb 3, 2013 at 5:11 AM
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    Timing belts are a lot less labor intensive. Timing covers are almost pure labor, I believe alldata calls for 12 hours labor for the job, most dealers are around $100 per hour which means $1200 labor plus maybe an extra $100-$150 in parts, shouldn't be more than a $1500 job. Unless you happen to know a tech that is willing to help like I do for our locals.
     
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