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#1943 of 3623 Re: Not Corolla but another recall on certain v6's Toyotas [imidazol97]
Mar 01, 2010 (7:16 pm)
Don't forget the Corolla steering issue. That could be even worse than UA. If the cars do as owners claim. They can give you the ride of your life. Toyota has not recalled as they do not know what causes the problem. More cars sent to market with poor testing.
This bit from Toyota should be a real confidence builder if you own a 2009-10 Corolla.
Toyota sold nearly 1.3 million Corollas worldwide last year, including nearly 300,000 in the United States, where it trailed only Camry as Toyota's most popular model.
The executive, Shinichi Sasaki, said drivers may feel as though they are losing control over the steering, but it was unclear why. He mentioned problems with the braking system or tires as possible underlying causes. U.S. officials are also investigating.
Is the Toyota spokesman saying the Corolla also has braking issues? We know they sell their vehicles with the cheapest tires known to man.
#1944 of 3623 Re: Not Corolla but another recall on certain v6's Toyotas [imidazol97]
Mar 01, 2010 (7:45 pm)
A first in USA Kia Plant just opened - over 1000+ workers. That will help also.
Mar 01, 2010 (8:12 pm)
Basically Toyota has let the customer do the testing of their vehicles the last 10 years and they did not keep up with the complaints.
Sadly, what you are saying may indeed be truth here. Hearing that 911 tape on you tube was heartbreaking. They must have been terrified. And for what?
Toyota should've dove in to this and fixed these problems years ago and calling anyone hysterical about it now is just being a sourpuss. And a griper and poor sport.
Those poor people in the off-duty CHP Officer's rental Lexus. It would be awful to be riding in an out-of-control missile, one that will only stop once it's crashed in to something. And it is wrong logic to blame the driver, even an off-duty CHP Officer "who should've known how to drive better."
Anyone who will take their emotions out of this can see that that is faulty and unfair logic. Fix your dad-gum cars Toyota and fix them right. This is ridiculous. Maybe just dip in to all of those Executive retirement funds or something. Spend lavishly on safety. Honestly convince us that you've carefully and fully-completely fixed all affected cars. Don't skip a single needy Toyota, either. Fix them all. You've been living high on the hog for years. You've had Consumer Reports in your pocket praising all of your rigs ad naseum(literally naseum AFAIC)for years upon boring years. I haven't really been impressed, though. Didn't believe all the praise and hype.
Remind me to shun any and all Toyota products from now on. And ever.
And. Ever. Period. Amen. Don't let your mind wander to a Randy Travis song at this point. Even if it should do something like that. Over and out.
#1947 of 3623 Re: Not Corolla but another recall on certain v6's Toyotas [explorerx4]
Mar 01, 2010 (8:15 pm)
I don't mind the updates to improve a small defect they find. But to not tell me - I do get upset. I see this as deceit, even though it is good. for me. I see it as if they deceive me here, they will/may deceive me elsewhere. The other may not be good.
I just would like to see a more honest approach. Tell me. Update. Oh ok.. No big deal. Smile - Just my personal opinion.
#1948 of 3623 Re: How Crisis started [graphicguy]
Mar 01, 2010 (8:32 pm)
The all inclusive resulting effects caused/inflicted as a result of SUA/UA are quite numerous and usually not considered/mentioned when addressing. You did - everyone who shares road with these vehicles/bystanders.
#1949 of 3623 Re: V6 oil line problem [sharonkl]
Mar 01, 2010 (9:59 pm)
Sharon, and others, to see what a disaster the VVTi oil line fix really is, Google the site toyotav6oillinescandal. Toyota is replacing the existing rubber line with another rubber line at the dealers, but they started using all metal lines at the factory in mid 2008. Certain vehicles, Lexus and RAV4, have had the metal lines for several years. Just like the UA, there are numerous documented instances of the problems .
#1950 of 3623 Toyota oil hose fix to reach 1.6 mln cars globally
Mar 02, 2010 (4:28 am)
TOKYO, March 2 (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp said on Tueday that its campaign to replace oil hoses that could potentially leak and damage the engine would reach 1.6 million cars globally.
Toyota had said on Monday that it would replace a hose in some 933,800 vehicles in the United States due to the risk of a potential leak and engine failure. It is not considered a safety issue and the vehicles are not being recalled, Toyota said.
The 1.6 million figure includes 76,000 car owners in Canada, 45,000 owners in Japan, an additional 315,000 owners in the United States and 230,000 owners in a total of 90 other countries including Europe, a Toyota spokeswoman in Tokyo said.
#1951 of 3623 Re: Toyota oil hose fix to reach 1.6 mln cars globally [revit]
Mar 02, 2010 (5:14 am)
>Toyota had said on Monday that it would replace a hose in some 933,800 vehicles
Are the replacements metal lines or are they still rubber hoses?
#1952 of 3623 It took them decades...
Mar 02, 2010 (5:37 am)
...to build a good reputation, but only a couple of months to totally trash it. To paraphrase the last lines of "White Heat": Toyota. It made it to the top of the world and it blew up right in its face.