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#118 of 211 Re: warrenty prices
Jan 07, 2008 (2:53 pm)
I bought a Camry hybrid in mid Dec. 2007. I went through the dealer in Roswell NM who gave me $2000 less on the car than the dealers in Albuquerque but wanted $1700 for the warranty. After reading comments here I called Midwest Toyota in Hutchinson, Kansas and Randy sold me the same thing (from Toyota Financial) for $795. I would certainly call them. I received my contract in a week.
#119 of 211 EXTENDED WARRANTY A GAMBLE
Jan 08, 2008 (7:04 am)
I believe if one is thinking about keeping the TCH for a while, maybe the extended warranty should be considered. The Toyota quality and warranty makes it a real gamble. I have owned the TCH for 18 months and not one problem has surfaced. I too was quoted $1700 by the delivering dealer and fortunely I had noticed a post here about Midwest so it was easy to say no, but at around $700 the odds are more favorable. Aside from the Hybrid Mechanism which carries the longer warranty, the radio, A/C, electrical etc any one of these failing could well exceed the Extended Warranty cost. I remember in years past no one would dare offer an extended warranty on their cars, but thanks to Toyota et al the quality and performance of autos in the U S has vastly increased. My wife and I agree the TCH is the best auto we have ever owned but without perfection -the nav is not easy to master.
#120 of 211 1 yr old Camry Hybrid
Jan 07, 2008 (12:24 am)
After 1 year of worry-free driving, I got a "Check Hybrid System" message the other day. I called the dealer and was told to bring it in.
After I dropped it off, the service person calls me and tells me that there's a hole in radiator inverter (I think that is what is was) and as a result, all coolant have drained off.
He said I was lucky because the engine did NOT get damaged but I was unlucky because a stone or something caused the damage (he thinks it got in thru the grill) and therefore it is NOT covered under warranty. I.e. it is considered road hazard and he quoted $677 or something.
I have to admit that I don't really know much about cars but does this sound reasonable at all? I wonder what my recourse is. To me, it sounds like something that should be covered by warranty.
I would appreciate any feedback from you experts. Thanks!
#121 of 211 Re: 1 yr old Camry Hybrid [jykim]
Jan 07, 2008 (6:59 am)
Any driving road damage, would be on you..... and not a warranty item.
Follow too close to a gravel truck and a stone bounces up and hits your hood and dents your paint, or breaks a headlight, or cracks your radiator, thats your problem to fix. If you hit a pothole and dent your rim, rip a tire, break a suspension part, same thing.
#122 of 211 Re: 1 yr old hybrid
Jan 07, 2008 (11:47 pm)
I'm going to have to agree with the poster above, that Toyota is not responsible for the damage. However it is possible that it could be covered under your car insurance policy. So if the deductible is something like $250 or less, it is worth looking into. Good luck!
#123 of 211 Re: 1 yr old hybrid [olddog7]
Jan 09, 2008 (4:37 pm)
I would agree, it looks like your comprehensive coverage would cover this similar ot hitting a deer or rock chip on the windshield.
#124 of 211 Re: 1 yr old hybrid [wvgasguy]
Jan 09, 2008 (11:35 pm)
I picked up the car yesterday and to my (pleasant) surprise, the charge was $199. They ended up replacing "inverter radiator" which only costs $16 or so. The rest was labor.
Looks like they initially thought that the inverter itself needs to be replaced or something.
Thanks for your inputs.
#125 of 211 Re: 1 yr old hybrid [jykim]
Jan 10, 2008 (2:01 pm)
Nice to hear a good ending to a story that could have been a lot worse:-)
#126 of 211 Re: warrenty prices [jmm2402]
Apr 14, 2008 (9:02 am)
I just brought a 2008 TCH, could you be kind enough to forward the pricing information for the Extended warranty either from Midwest Toyota in Hutchinson, Kansas or from Toyota Financial for $795. I appreciate that.