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#302 of 3623 Re: Can I return my new RAV4 2010 [newravbuyer]
Feb 01, 2010 (7:23 am)
Well....it's really tough to return a new car once you sign all the paperwork and go out the dealership's driveway. You could try I suppose. No harm in asking your dealer. Worst they could say is "no". I'm guessing you won't be the only one trying to return a newly purchased Toyota vehicle.
Unless Toyota comes out and says "hey, if you don't like our cars, return them"....something like GM is doing with their 60-day guarantee. But, I haven't heard them say that, and they probably won't.
First thing I'd do is to contact the dealer. Tell them you seem to have a braking problem. That's a safety issue. You should get prompt attention for it.
Also, go here.......and log your complaint....if you feel compelled.
Short of that, there are specific rules that guide "lemon laws". In the back of your owner's manual you should have a procedure to do that. Follow it. Understand that you usually have to be without the use of your car for at least 30 days (i.e. it was in the shop for a total of 30 days requiring repairs). And/or, the dealership gets 3 times to fix the same problem, but couldn't.
Those parameters may be less stringent if what you're experiencing is a safety issue.
As you can see, lemon law is not quick, nor easy. but doable if you have a chronic problem with your car.
#303 of 3623 Re: another when it rains it pours story [gagrice]
Feb 01, 2010 (7:28 am)
gagrice....I ton't think all the affected vehicles are known yet, either. I think that before all's said and done, Lexus will be affected, as well as Scion. Now, those recalls may be "silent". But, there's just too much evidence that it didn't matter who made the accelerator assemblies.....CTS or Denso, the problem seems to reside with the Toyota design, not the manufacturing of the parts.
#305 of 3623 The real problem is...
Feb 01, 2010 (7:58 am)
I've been reading these posts about Toyota's problems for a week or so. My conclusion is that the wide spread fear of Toyota's myriad of problems of apocolyptic
proportions, hidden under a vail of treachery, deceit, subterfuge and conspiracy, has been caused mainly by one loose rivet.
#306 of 3623 Re: The real problem is... [bmgpe]
Feb 01, 2010 (8:09 am)
For want of a nail, the shoe was lost.
For want of a shoe, the horse was lost.
For want of a horse, the rider was lost...
#308 of 3623 Re: The real problem is... [bmgpe]
Feb 01, 2010 (9:19 am)
I think you just said that Toyota has an "unintended acceleration" problem that may affect a bunch of their vehicles. They either don't know, or won't tell, what the real problem is, and therefore a lot of folks have legimate concerns about their Toyota vehicles.
Couldn't have said it better myself!
#309 of 3623 Step away from the pedal
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Feb 01, 2010 (9:47 am)
What this discussion isn't:
1. A "dance on the grave of Toyota" topic - if you're only here to revel in the misery of the company or Toyota vehicle owners, you're in the wrong place. Taking delight in the misfortune of others isn't welcome anywhere in our Forums.
2. A psychiatrist's office - it's not the place to tell others that their fears are irrational. Keep in mind that others may have a different level of risk tolerance than you do, and please respect that difference.
Further inflammatory comments (and associated graphics) are subject to removal without notice.
Please stick to discussing the ISSUE and not other members of this forum. Thank you!
#310 of 3623 Re: The real problem is... [popsavalon]
Feb 01, 2010 (9:48 am)
No. Try reversing the letters "i" and "e" in the word "rivet" and you might get the joke....
#311 of 3623 toyota camry '10
Feb 01, 2010 (9:48 am)
I called my dealer's (repair dept) on Wednesday 1/27/10 to ask if my car was being recalled. He asked for my VIN number. I didn't know it. He asked for my telephone number. I gave it to him. He supposedly looked it up and said "don' t worry, your car is fine". I told him I was going to Connecticut that afternoon, and he said "your car is new, you will have no problem". On Saturday I checked the website and found that my car had a VIN number that matched the recalls. This man purposely lied to me.