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#3251 of 5806 QUIK QUESTION--PLEASE HELP
Jun 22, 2002 (5:04 pm)
this time i remembered to shut off my CAPS b4 i typed the whole thing...lol!!
my brother bought a 2000 echo w/ 23 k's---i have a 2002. before his 3yr/36k basic warranty is up i want to get any TSB's fixed.
Besides the minor squeaky hubcap TSB,wasn't there a TSB issued for certain states in regards to some type of ECHO component that could be affected in the colder climates causing engine to rev higher?? i believe only certain states where the echo is located qualified tho. we live in south dakota and the winters are horrid. does anyone know?? would my 2002 also be affected or would have toyota corrected the prob for the newer years?
any other TSB's issued that i can get fixed b4 his warranty runs out?????
thanks you guys---we both love the ECHO!!!
Jun 22, 2002 (6:55 pm)
Does the rear seats in the 2 door Echo fold down?
#3253 of 5806 Speeding / TSBs / folding rear seat
Jun 23, 2002 (12:00 am)
Major: No tickets in the ECHO yet. <GRIN> I'm so used to piloting my usual daily driver -- a CR-V -- that when I do get behind the wheel of the ECHO, the 1,100-pound difference is noticeable. Starting from a stoplight, we can be up to speed (and then some) in not much time at all!
mltomek: A list of TSBs for the 2000 ECHO can be found at this URL:
I don't see any listings that suggest the problem you cite. There was a couple of recalls involving brakes and cold weather. Hit the NHTSA site and you can see 'em for yourself:
mralan: I'm not 100% positive, but I think the folding seat is a factory option or part of some option package. I don't think it is necessarily tied to the number of doors on the car.
#3254 of 5806 Don't forget to maintain your tire pressure
Jun 23, 2002 (12:11 am)
My girlfriend (the actual owner of the ECHO in my life) made a comment the other day about the car not handling quite right, and asked if I could check the tires. Out came the tire gauge, and I discovered that each tire was between 7 and 13 psi below the recommended 32 psi.
Granted, it had been about three months since they were last checked, but I was rather surprised that these tires (stock Bridgestone Potenzas) would have lost that much pressure since then. (If I recall correctly, a loss of 1-2 psi/month is considered "normal.") We'll need to resolve to keep a closer watch in the future -- particularly since it doesn't seem like the tread will last much more than a total of 30,000 miles or so.
#3255 of 5806 folding seats
Jun 23, 2002 (8:11 am)
the folding rear seats are an option and will be on the sticker, at least for 2001.
#3256 of 5806 To Slugline Ref: Bridgestone Tires
Jun 23, 2002 (6:12 pm)
When I purchased my 2002 Echo, it had Bridgestone Potenzas on it. I had the dealer put Goodyears on it before I took possession. The Potenzas on my 1999 Toyota Avalon bearly made it to 36,000 miles. Just my 2 cents.
Jun 23, 2002 (7:08 pm)
I've read some post that suggest the Echo's air condition is not adequate for it's large interior room.
Do you agree Echo owners?
Jun 23, 2002 (8:32 pm)
I live in Southern California and recently drove to Santa Fe NM. My wife complained that the car was too cold and she was in the back seat.
I think the A/C is fine.
Jun 24, 2002 (7:02 am)
Would someone please post a picture of an Echo next to somewhere/something/someone famous. Okay, it can be just the city limits sign. Also, who has driven their Echo the longest distance on one trip?
Jun 24, 2002 (8:53 am)
In regards to distance, the longest I have driven my Echo in one trip is about 300 miles so I am sure someone has driven a lot longer distance.
I did reach a personal milestone of a sort on the trip and that was running my Echo in the triple digits during part of the trip.