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#66 of 313 just towed my 2006 hh home
Dec 21, 2010 (9:55 pm)
GO on to reuters.com search toyota and you will find a news article toyota to fix 650,000 prius hybrids for heat risk causing inverta failure,model years 2004 to 2007 we highlander have the same issues and i know we have the same componets,my salesmen told me when i bought the car it was the same hybrid units as the prius,not only that we could have a discrimination suit why does toyota give parts out of good will to some and not to others,we need to check with the aclu. also someone told me about abc's world news tonight video about the electronic coponets in toyota
#67 of 313 Re: Waiting to hear from channel 4news Jacksonville, Florida [nylove64]
Dec 28, 2010 (8:19 pm)
hi it's myra,call me and update me on the news station and your car
#69 of 313 Re: Waiting to hear from channel 4news Jacksonville, Florida [irina2]
Jan 03, 2011 (5:27 pm)
Sorry but I had some of my post deleted. So I will keep it short, I also had an inverter failure on 7/23/2010. I have written and filed complaints with everyone I could think of. Channel 4 Jacksonville Fl has responed to my e-mail asking the status of my Suv and said they would like to do a story, I responded and still waiting for them to respond again. My Highlander has been at my Toyota dealership since 7/23/2010 with a repair coast of 7,086.00.
#70 of 313 Toyota Assistance Requested!
Jan 12, 2011 (1:49 pm)
Dear Woodfamily 20:
Regretfully my 2006 HH just pulled the same stunt that you describe. They are offering half assistance with the part. Any possibility that I can get your info so I can say that they already have helped one party all the way and they should help me the same way?
Thanks in advance John!
Jan 20, 2011 (4:38 pm)
My 06 HH with less than 40K miles on it died while reversing out of a parking stall. The car started fine, but 10 seconds later, the car just died. The check engine light and check vsc light came on. Couldn't move the car at all, so I got it towed to the nearest Toyota Service. That was on 1/8/11. My car is still at the service center, and they have no idea what is wrong with it, except for the fact that my car is not communicating with them at all. They are unable to give me a time-frame or estimate to repair until they find out the problem. I am not sure if it's the inverter as most of you here have posted. Did the failed inverter cause the car computer to malfunction as well?
#73 of 313 Re: 06 HH died [napagoer]
Jan 20, 2011 (5:19 pm)
our mechanic did say that when the inverter failed all sorts of other codes popped up on the computer...that went away when the inverter got replaced. but I haven't heard from anyone that the whole computer malfunctions and gives them no codes at all. but cheer up, your car is under warranty...you should just demand they give you a loaner and have them fix/change out everything they think might be contributing...
#74 of 313 Re: Offer from Toyota [johnmikeswear]
Jan 20, 2011 (5:48 pm)
I don't know if you still monitor this forum...i was re-reading your post, and I just want to clarify a few things...did you say you only paid $720 and the dealer paid the rest of the cost $7200? or was it Toyota Corporate? if that was the case (that someone paid $7200 on your behalf) do you have any idea what contributed to your success, why the rest of us are all striking out?