After discussing the matter with toyota corporate, they agreed to cover 50% of the parts cost, but I believe this to be unfair because their updated part intrinsically and dramatically increases the labor and parts costs. This is my 8th vehicle and I've had most luck with keeping up proactive maintenance with recent cars. He Told Me To Pull Over And Not Drive My highlander If It Started Clacking Or Smoking On My Way Home. Turned out it was timing chain covers silicon sealer broken. The affected vehicles may experience compression of the seat cushion which may damage the seat heater wiring. The contact stated that after parking the vehicle, he noticed a large amount of oil in the driveway. On the other hand, many dealers due to imeptness or ignorance are refusing to install the all metal oil line for a variety of untrue reasons.
They would not even pay for engine shampoo. I would imagine that you bought your car used? I gave them the hose with the pin-hole in it and they told me it'd be covered no problem, so they replaced my replacement hose with the upgraded part. Correction: Toyota will notify the toyota vehicle owners, and general motors will notify the pontiac vibe owners. Replaced Oil And Restarted Engine. While Toyota has paid for many repairs after the expiration of the warranty, the treatment of customers amongst dealers is wildly inconsistent - some are picking up the tab for repairs after the expirarion of the powertrain warranty and others leave theiir customers stuck with the bill. The only exception would be specific questions about certain models that you cannot find out from your own research. The Contact Parked The Vehicle And Had It Towed To A Certified Mechanic Which Stated That The Engine Cooler Hose Had A Hole And Cause The Engine Oil To Leak Out Of The Vehicle And Needed To Be Replaced.
My husband said I was lucky this didn't lock up the engine. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Pulled into our driveway after 15 min drive from work. When I picked up kid from school parking on the driveway on that rainy day, saw a leak line on the wet ground. I would expect at least 200k miles on a car before experiencing this sort of problem. I called my local toyota dealership to report the problem, and ask what toyota is doing to fix it, and they denied there was any kind of problem with the oil cooler hoses. Toyota is currently investigating how this condition may affect other Toyota and Lexus vehicles.
I ended up taking the car into a dealer and they replaced the rubber lines with the new all metal piece for free. On or about March 31, 2015, while I was driving home from work on I-40 65 mph interstate highway , the engine in my Highlander suddenly stalled and the check engine light came on. The vehicle now has almost 52,000 miles on it, and the only thing that has been serviced under the extended warranty was the exterior oil line. The autopsy could find no medical or physical cause for this accident. The service manager stated that the failure was not the fuel pump and that there was an issue within the system once the vehicle warmed up that caused the vehicle to lose power. I had the external oil hose that has been identified by Toyota as a recall however, I am not sure if it was an 'official' recall, as I never received notification beforehand replaced in Sept 2010, on my 2008 Camry.
Vehicle Was Towed To toyota Dealer And Oil Cooler Hose Replaced For Second Time In Less Than Two Years. My Wife Called The toyota Motor Co For Warranty And They Said, Even That Is Not A Part Of Power Train And It Is Not Covered Under Warranty. Previous repair, done under specs of recall, didn¿T hold up and required another repair. Because it was completed to specs, no further assistance was offered. May 28, 2014 We Were Starting Off To Go On Vacation When Warning Lights Came On The Dashboard And Information Panel With Hybrid System Warnings And Brake Warnings Then The Car Completely Stopped In The Middle Of The Road And Steering Was Lost. As soon as possible, I contacted my local Toyota dealership to alert them to the problem.
Not Only Could A Total Loss Of Engine Oil Cause Catastrophic Engine Failure, This Issue Can Also Be Considered A Safety Concern. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. Poured Oil Into Engine Only To See It Leaking Out From Below Passenger Side. My wife called the toyota motor co for warranty and they said, even that is not a part of power train and it is not covered under warranty. The only bad news is that the massive storm will likely delay getting the parts, but I can wait. And watch them like a hawk. The Contact Purchased An After Market Metal Hose And Replaced The Defective Hose.
Every mechanic I have spoken with have indicated that a valve spring should not break on a 2008 toyota with around 100k miles. The failure and current mileage was 62,000. The New Part Installed Was Redesigned As Solid Metal Tubing To Fix The Original Rubber Hose With Clamps. I searched online and found that Toyota has recalled hundreds of thousands of certain Lexus models, including models from 2008 with the same 3. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 90,000. I was less than a mile from my destination and was able to safely park my vehicle with no issues.
The dealer was unable to diagnose the cause of the failure. It said to bring to the dealer. If you have gotten post warranty vvt-i oil line repairs paid for and have not posted it anywhere, please help others. The vehicle was not repaired. Also the engine replaced needs a new intake manfiold gasket, if I remember correctly. We were glad to get something back, but it was a dollar short and a day late.
The oil cooler hose failed leaking oil and smoking from burning on exhaust then oil pressure light came on. Otherwise, they wouldn't have completely redesigned the part and removed the rubber hoses. He added that the oil hose issue is not a safety issue and the vehicles are not being recalled. Nhtsa Needs To Compel toyota To Replace All Of The Defective Rubber Engine Oil Cooler Pipes With The Newer Metal Ones That The Tsb Addresses. The oil poured out as fast as he had put it in. Toyota continue to experience quality problems and should honor their products within or outside their warranty when it is clearly related to poor quality.
The failure and current mileage was 64,000. After replacing the line myself, which was a huge pain due to not having much room to access some clamps, I found out that Toyota issues a service bulletin for this very problem. After discussing the matter with Toyota corporate, they agreed to cover 50% of the parts cost, but I believe this to be unfair because their updated part intrinsically and dramatically increases the labor and parts costs. While driving, the lights extinguished for a moment, and at that point performance temporarily improved - this caused a surge in acceleration. I coasted into a rest area luckily and was towed to a service station in greensboro.