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Mar 13, 2010 (7:24 am)
I spoke to my dealer in Tucson, Preision Toyota and they told me not to worry about it .They have no intention to replacwe the oil line on my 2006 rav4 . The attitude of this dealer ship is to sell a customer any thing and every they can to a customer expect problems that are under warantee that they are suppose to fix We in Tucson are screwd as we have only two toyota dealers in town and they have capative customers who have no other place for service. There speciality is when a customer comes in for an oil change They say leave the car all day and try to sell them averyting they don't need.
#2516 of 3593 Re: ABC's Channel 10 News in San Diego Reports... [oparr]
Mar 13, 2010 (7:30 am)
>Actually, for me it was his interview, his body language and poor theatrics were a dead give away.
Exactly what details in his "body language" tell you that to be the case?
And if you're an expert on body language, how about analyzing the body langage of the toyota reps at the congressional hearing and of Lentz and of other toyota shills in interviews in their fraudulant explanations and misexplanations?
I read that they are covering up and misrepresenting. I read that they hold the US market in contempt.
#2517 of 3593 Re: You miss my point - which is people are reacting hysterically [doidoadiesel]
Mar 13, 2010 (7:29 am)
I think that their corporate culture lends itself to secrecy and given the recent reports of corporate espionage why wouldn't they protect everything
It is not Toyota that needs to be protected from corporate espionage. It is other companies patents that Toyota loves to steal. It has been corporate policy for as long as I can remember. My first example was my 1964 Land Cruiser bought new. Toyota used a part for part copy of a Chevy 6 cylinder engine. Only they used cheaper parts and the engine was a disaster. Fast forward to the Prius in question. Toyota stole ideas from several companies and are paying royalties as a result of being sued.
If you worry about Toyota being taken advantage of you need to re-evaluate your value system. That goes for anyone that feels Toyota is being treated unfairly by Congress, NHTSA or the media. It is the consumer that Toyota has used as guinea pigs to test their hybrids and their DBW systems. And so far it is the consumer that is losing, many with their lives.
#2518 of 3593 Re: Colorado's I-70 re-design w/ Runaway Prius Ramp [carbuff1171]
Mar 13, 2010 (7:35 am)
That really cracked me up:)
#2519 of 3593 Re: You miss my point - which is people are reacting hysterically [gagrice]
Mar 13, 2010 (7:35 am)
>It is other companies patents that Toyota loves to steal.
No. Never. Say it's not true. toyota/lexus wouldn't do anything like that!!!
>Toyota stole ideas from several companies and are paying royalties as a result of being sued.
#2520 of 3593 Re: ABC's Channel 10 News in San Diego Reports... [gagrice]
Mar 13, 2010 (7:35 am)
I'm a Toyota owner here and like Sharon am trying to learn what is the truth about these Toyota events. I'm in the process of shopping for a new vehicle and have to decide whether to keep Toyota on my short list. I have read most of the posts here and admit a few of the pro Toyota posts are over the top especially lately. I do believe there are more bias posters that come on here due mostly to their background(union-D3, etc) with an agenda that are enjoying seeing Toyota having these problems and love sticking it to them while providing no constructive comments.
---I am one however that thinks the latest "event" in SD has red flags all over it. Is it just coincidence this only occurred 5 miles from the Saylor tragedy? I'm not dismissing it but I'm waiting for the engineers to say something after examining the car.
---In fact I'm waiting for the engineers to say anything. I'm tired of the politics and media hype(like Brian Ross doctored video).
I read Claybrook's testimony(thanks Sharon for the post). I haven't seen any reaction from it. I thought she was very forthright and expected something from the "lapdogs".
finally, unless I missed it, where are the all reports and outrage from the rest of the world- Europe, Asia etc. about UA? Did Toyota just send them all to the USA and California specifically?
#2521 of 3593 Re: ABC's Channel 10 News in San Diego Reports... [roho1]
Mar 13, 2010 (7:42 am)
From what I read recently,there have been problems with the same issue in Japan, and just recently I read a post from a Prius owner in Denmark about his "run away" Prius.My own car has not had those issues,but it does make me a bit nervous.
#2522 of 3593 Re: Rav4 oil line [tomfromtucson]
Mar 13, 2010 (8:16 am)
Tom, since Toyota has issued a "limited service campaign" on the VVTi oil line for your RAV4 (they are replacing it with an "upgraded" rubber line, which is better than nothing), I am not sure how a dealer could refuse to do the work. I would go in with a copy of the Toyota paperwork, which is available on various sites (try "toyotav6oillinescandal") and ask pointblank if the dealer is refusing to do a Toyota authorized recall.
#2523 of 3593 Re: ABC's Channel 10 News in San Diego Reports... [roho1]
Mar 13, 2010 (8:20 am)
Did Toyota just send them all to the USA and California specifically?
I think it is World Wide. We just happen to be Toyota's largest market. I think most cases on UA are only reported to the dealers. And the owner is sent on his way thinking it will not happen again. And most times it does not. That is what makes it hard for Toyota to find. If they are really looking hard???
California is the largest Prius market.
#2524 of 3593 Re: ABC's Channel 10 News in San Diego Reports... [sharonkl]
Mar 13, 2010 (9:13 am)
I thought I read somewhere that Toyota vehicles that had a "J" at the beginning on the VIN number were not affected by thr call. Does anyone know if this true?