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#15978 of 16273 Re: Recall [mcdawgg]
Nov 14, 2012 (9:16 am)
They said you may notice it if you make a sharp turn at low speeds in a Prius.
Unfortunately, no one in a Prius has ever made a sharp turn. Toyota really had no way of knowing this problem existed since 2004.
That's a global number, looks like 670k units are in the USA.
#15979 of 16273 Re: Recall [steve_]
Nov 14, 2012 (9:18 am)
That is soooo lame. So the rich recover whatever money the lawyers don't take.
Judge Dale S. Fischer ... must still decide how much of the settlement to award the lawyers in attorneys fees.
Probably $25.499 million.
#15980 of 16273 Re: Recall [ateixeira]
Nov 14, 2012 (9:19 am)
Maybe some sportscar owner got a Prius as a loaner?
#15981 of 16273 Re: Recall [lemko]
Nov 14, 2012 (9:23 am)
That's the only way they'd ever find out.
#15985 of 16273 Re: Most reliable, but not cheap to fix [ateixeira]
Nov 20, 2012 (10:03 am)
Very interesting. BMW #1 in repair costs, Toyota #2, and Honda #3. Good thing Toyota and Honda are reliable. I don't entirely agree with the methodology of the survey, but it does give more ammunition to the results of other sources of reliability data (Consumer Reports, JD Power, True Delta) that say Toyota is the most reliable of all the manufacturers. One things for sure - never go to a Honda or Toyota dealer for repair or maintenance if you have a good independant.
#15986 of 16273 Re: Most reliable, but not cheap to fix [mcdawgg]
Nov 20, 2012 (10:08 am)
Yeah, interesting methodology to say the least. A lot of check engine lights are actually harmless, like a loose gas cap.
I had one on my Sienna, but get this - turned out to be a rodents nest in the engine bay, with lots of peanut shells to prove it! They chewed on the wiring harness, so an electrical fault came up.
That's the only issue I've had with the van, besides the fact that they forgot the antennae at delivery.
#15987 of 16273 Re: Most reliable, but not cheap to fix [ateixeira]
Nov 20, 2012 (10:44 am)
On a German car, it is likely a failing sensor. Lots of those to fail.
My uncle has a 99 (I think) LeSabre with an intermittent check engine light. I have told him to ignore it, as it shows up maybe once a month for a minute.