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(Hawaii News Now)   Toyota recalls almost a million vehicles because (*spins the wheel*) mechanics were given the wrong repair instructions when the same vehicles were recalled for the same problem last year. Oops   (hawaiinewsnow.com) divider line 14
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2013-09-10 11:12:37 AM  
What, no comments? Did someone's sacred cow get gored....again?
Toyota, not only do they not live up to their own reputation, they screw up again and again and again.
/keep buying them, chumps.
 
2013-09-10 11:16:50 AM  
 
2013-09-10 11:17:55 AM  
DRTFA. Are they recalling them due to intentional spin-outs?

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2013-09-10 11:22:01 AM  
we bought a Toyota about 4 years ago....because they had a good reputation (we thought)...wasn't too long after we bought it that the stuck throttle thing came about, then the suspension recalls, a sunroof recall and a brake recall.  Coupled with the facts that the well used GMC Yukon we traded in got pretty much the same mileage as the Rav4 (4 cyl version) we bought and had towing capacity as well as being more comfortable it's been decided that we are going to have to look pretty damn hard before we buy a Toyota again.  By and large, it's a car that gets us from point A to point B, but it isn't the best one out there by a large measure.
 
2013-09-10 11:50:11 AM  

chevydeuce: we bought a Toyota about 4 years ago....because they had a good reputation (we thought)...wasn't too long after we bought it that the stuck throttle thing came about, then the suspension recalls, a sunroof recall and a brake recall.  Coupled with the facts that the well used GMC Yukon we traded in got pretty much the same mileage as the Rav4 (4 cyl version) we bought and had towing capacity as well as being more comfortable it's been decided that we are going to have to look pretty damn hard before we buy a Toyota again.  By and large, it's a car that gets us from point A to point B, but it isn't the best one out there by a large measure.


I have owned and will own only one Toyota, a 2001 Corolla.  Replaced the engine twice in under 150k and learned early on that I needed to have a replacement blower motor in my personal stock.

/drive a Cherokee now, the thing's a fly-by-wire recall timebomb but the aftermarket fan club is amazing
 
2013-09-10 12:29:55 PM  
But it's the American auto companies that have a "quality problem".

I've driven GM cars for the last 15 years and never had one problem.  My Jeep was OK before that, a couple service visits.  I won a lemon law suit against Ford for my explorer though.

I'm sticking with GM.
 
2013-09-10 01:02:45 PM  
They are trying to become Chrysler.
 
2013-09-10 01:19:52 PM  
So they realized a problem, sent instructions to fix the problem, found that the problem was not fixed properly and are fixing it again, trying to ensure it's right?

Those MONSTERS
 
2013-09-10 02:22:18 PM  
A times B times C equals X. If X is less than the cost of a recall, we don't do one.
 
2013-09-10 11:29:07 PM  
I think it's hilarious that Subby had to go to Hawaii to get this news. There must be upwards of 8 people in Hawaii who will be affected by this recall.
 
2013-09-10 11:42:41 PM  
What, no jokes about instructions having been translated from Japanese?

"To replace the faulty gasket, first maddeningly the honey breath of the gentle feather...."
 
2013-09-11 09:00:59 AM  

chevydeuce: we bought a Toyota about 4 years ago....because they had a good reputation (we thought)...wasn't too long after we bought it that the stuck throttle thing came about, then the suspension recalls, a sunroof recall and a brake recall.  Coupled with the facts that the well used GMC Yukon we traded in got pretty much the same mileage as the Rav4 (4 cyl version) we bought and had towing capacity as well as being more comfortable it's been decided that we are going to have to look pretty damn hard before we buy a Toyota again.  By and large, it's a car that gets us from point A to point B, but it isn't the best one out there by a large measure.


Our 2004 Rav4 with the full time all wheel drive got about 25 mpg average.  It had a 4 banger but that thing was pretty darn fast.  The later models got larger and i could imagine them getting slower as bullshiat gets added.  But, I can't imagine your Yukon coming anywhere near that mpg on average.  Also, you are comparing  two vehicles with about a $15,000 difference in sticker price.   And Chevy sucks.  Get a Ford.
;)

So...I just read the article....

This isn't a recall.  It's sounds more like a scam to get you into the service center to inspect your suspension (which is probably just fine) and get a brake job, tune up, tire rotation, oil change, and sales pitch on a new vehicle.  "Toyota says if rear suspension nuts aren't tightened properly after a wheel alignment, the rear lower suspension arm can rust and separate from the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash".    If your lug nuts aren't secured your tires can fall off...
 
2013-09-11 09:52:29 AM  

Big_Fat_Liar: chevydeuce: we bought a Toyota about 4 years ago....because they had a good reputation (we thought)...wasn't too long after we bought it that the stuck throttle thing came about, then the suspension recalls, a sunroof recall and a brake recall.  Coupled with the facts that the well used GMC Yukon we traded in got pretty much the same mileage as the Rav4 (4 cyl version) we bought and had towing capacity as well as being more comfortable it's been decided that we are going to have to look pretty damn hard before we buy a Toyota again.  By and large, it's a car that gets us from point A to point B, but it isn't the best one out there by a large measure.

Our 2004 Rav4 with the full time all wheel drive got about 25 mpg average.  It had a 4 banger but that thing was pretty darn fast.  The later models got larger and i could imagine them getting slower as bullshiat gets added.  But, I can't imagine your Yukon coming anywhere near that mpg on average.  Also, you are comparing  two vehicles with about a $15,000 difference in sticker price.   And Chevy sucks.  Get a Ford.
;)

So...I just read the article....

This isn't a recall.  It's sounds more like a scam to get you into the service center to inspect your suspension (which is probably just fine) and get a brake job, tune up, tire rotation, oil change, and sales pitch on a new vehicle.  "Toyota says if rear suspension nuts aren't tightened properly after a wheel alignment, the rear lower suspension arm can rust and separate from the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash".    If your lug nuts aren't secured your tires can fall off...


Yukon got 21mpg pretty consistently on the highway.  According to the in-dash meter, the Rav4 gets 22.3mph most every time we drive that same stretch.  Probably does get a little better around town than the Yukon, but still not as good as I was expecting (and not near what the sticker says, I know, those are "estimates")....Comparing the prices isn't really relevant due to the year model difference.  The Yukon was a good ol' girl for us....had it for 10+ years, put just over 200k miles on it with a transmission being the worst/most expensive issue ($1300).  The kids got older and required less "stuff" when we went on trips, so we downsized a bit to the Toyota.  It's not a bad car per se, just not as great as I was expecting considering the cultish following the company has.  Add in the run of issues they had right about the time we bought it and it just contributed to the "meh" factor.
 
2013-09-11 06:16:42 PM  

chevydeuce: Yukon got 21mpg pretty consistently on the highway. According to the in-dash meter, the Rav4 gets 22.3mph most every time we drive that same stretch. Probably does get a little better around town than the Yukon, but still not as good as I was expecting (and not near what the sticker says, I know, those are "estimates")....Comparing the prices isn't really relevant due to the year model difference. The Yukon was a good ol' girl for us....had it for 10+ years, put just over 200k miles on it with a transmission being the worst/most expensive issue ($1300). The kids got older and required less "stuff" when we went on trips, so we downsized a bit to the Toyota. It's not a bad car per se, just not as great as I was expecting considering the cultish following the company has. Add in the run of issues they had right about the time we bought it and it just contributed to the "meh" factor.


Interesting, the Rav4's have gone downhill as far as fuel economy.  I see what you're saying on the price - yeah, when used it is perfectly valid to ignore new sticker price when comparing two vehicles.  It's irrelevant in that case.
 
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