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#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.
#1953 of 3623 Re: How Crisis started [graphicguy]
Mar 02, 2010 (6:08 am)
"There's no hysteria...."
We must be reading different posts and watching different news shows. There certainly is hysteria.
#1954 of 3623 Re: How Crisis started [beachfish2]
Mar 02, 2010 (6:56 am)
Well, I suppose you could call it hysteria if safety coverups, withholding evidence and documents requested and required by NHTSA as the Congressional Oversight Committee states.
You can call it hysteria if you like. I'll call it what it is.....a lack of regard and compliance with U.S. regulations and laws. This is now way past what the cause and alleged fixes for Toyota's UA problems.
Electornics/software glitches, floormats and sticky pedals are the least of Toyota's problems right now.
#1955 of 3623 Re: Toyota oil hose fix to reach 1.6 mln cars globally [imidazol97]
Mar 02, 2010 (7:08 am)
Revit, Toyota's fix for vehicles with ruptured oil lines has been to replace the defective part with another rubber line. There is an all metal line available (Toyota has been using it on new V-6 vehicles for over a year), but dealers make all sorts of excuses about installing it. Toyota is also saying this is not a safety issue, but I would say that dumping all the engine oil under the wheels of a vehicle at highway speed might qualify. I purchased the metal line for under $40, and got it installed under warranty on my 2007 Avalon BEFORE I had a problem.
Google toyotav6oillinescandal for a very comprehensive site about how bad this problem really is.
#1956 of 3623 Re: How Crisis started [graphicguy]
Mar 02, 2010 (7:13 am)
It'll just be hysteria until he or a friend or relative is killed or injured. Then it'll be a serious issue that must be immediately addressed.
#1957 of 3623 Re: Toyota oil hose fix to reach 1.6 mln cars globally [popsavalon]
Mar 02, 2010 (7:14 am)
Why would Toyota use a rubber line in the first place? Doesn't motor oil eat rubber?
#1958 of 3623 Re: V6 oil line problem [popsavalon]
Mar 02, 2010 (7:41 am)
I googled and found it interesting. Must research more. H-mmmm. Modern day technology helps public find out many facts that in past were probably kept from us. This is quite good.