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#3457 of 3623 Re: Toyota Safety Recall Received [graphicguy]
Aug 12, 2010 (4:44 am)
I see you wrote "poorly engineered drive shafts" in some of the trucks.
I smell another recall. Just found out that my 2005 Toyota Highlander needs to have the drive shaft replaced, after only 80,000 miles on the road.
My mechanic called a Toyota dealer for the part and the parts guy said, and I quote,"These Toyota Highlander drive shafts are FLYING OFF THE SHELVES!"
Haven't had my car fixed yet. Anyone have a suggestion as to how to proceed?
#3458 of 3623 Re: Toyota Safety Recall Received [cargirl65]
Aug 14, 2010 (6:56 pm)
is it only 80,000 miles or 800,000 miles? cause any mechanical breakdown after ONLY 5-6 years of service and ONLY 80,000 miles definitively seems to be a sign of poor design, any Toyota should last for at list for 50 years and 800,000 miles without any problems. Seriously though... I didn't hear that drive shafts on 1 gen HL is a big issue and your post needs to go to "Toyota Highlander Maintenance and Repair" thread.
#3460 of 3623 Re: Toyota Safety Recall Received [obyone]
Aug 15, 2010 (3:53 am)
Really? Is it that hilarious guys?
When a part is flying off the shelves, there's no issue?
No need to be nasty or sarcastic.
The 2010 Tacoma has a drive shaft issue.
Why is it so unbelievable to think the 2005 Highlander does?
#3461 of 3623 Re: Toyota Safety Recall Received [cargirl65]
Aug 15, 2010 (5:40 am)
If you haven't realized it yet this forum is loaded with Toyota haters. If you want a straight and reasonable answer your best bet is to stay in the Highlander forum. Good luck.
#3462 of 3623 Re: Toyota Safety Recall Received [roho1]
Aug 15, 2010 (6:00 am)
>your best bet is to stay in the Highlander forum
Gotta keep those failure posts about problems separated as much as possible by keeping them in different forums rather than collectives.
#3463 of 3623 Re: Toyota Safety Recall Received [cargirl65]
Aug 15, 2010 (6:16 am)
if 2010 Tacoma has a drive shaft issue, it doesn't really mean that all Toyota cars have drive shaft issue because clearly they have not. Go to the 1st gen HL forum and ask people there is really a problem with the drive shaft. This thread covers mysterious and never proven UA issue that has nothing to do with your drive shaft.
Aug 15, 2010 (7:22 am)
what is really a shipload of problems for toyota of late. I would add to their "fix-it" list adding brake override systems to countless late-model and otherwise cars and SUV's to stave off more cars and SUV's built by toyota running off of cliffs and in to homes and off of large rocks. Did I mention that I would do this as of yesterday?
#3465 of 3623 Re: Just chalk it up to... [iluvmysephia1]
Aug 15, 2010 (9:01 am)
And what about a new modification that requires "arming" the DBW throttle if one wishes to go WOT..??
Below, say, 10MPH, the gas pedal must first be applied, then FULLY RELEASED, and only then it will allow a WOT condition on the next depression. Or even, again at some low speed, requiring that the brake be applied, even lightly, before WOT DBW will be enabled.
Mistakenly hitting the gas instead of the brake pedal would have no result, acceleration wise.
#3466 of 3623 Re: Just chalk it up to... [wwest]
Aug 15, 2010 (9:41 am)
It is not possible to completely idiot proof any car. What good would the brake override do when the EDR shows that most people never touched the brakes, they just floored the gas, thinking it was the brakes.
The obvious answer is that certain people should ride the bus instead of trying to drive.