Not so much, at least in our book. It has about 107,000 miles on it. I took it in to the dealer to be reprogrammed. The car now has over 175,000 miles and it is my understanding Toyota will not cover it as it is over the 150K limit. No smoke or exhaust problems whatsoever. I have an 07 Scion tc with 94,000 miles.
We're going to charge me 700 dollars to do this. At 60,000 miles I brought it in on 6 plus occasions because of excessive oil consumption. I have read of others experiencing similar issues. My engine is making noise and have been making noise for years. Because I wasn't at the dealer which I purchased my Certified Vehicle from, I was told I would have to pay for the oil change. That's a quart of oil with every tank of gas. He then took the car to the back to the mechanic and came back to me about 25 minutes later and said that oil was pouring out of my front valve cover.
Am I eligible to join the lawsuit and would it be worth the hassle of everything that comes with court claims???? I am not wired to think about car engines and I know this about myself. There were no warning indicators illuminated. I took it and had a diagnostic test run, it said one of the ignition coils was faulty. I got a letter from Toyota about excessive oil consumption and what to do. They said they put a qt of oil in it and then checked the level. I have a 2001 Corolla S and it to is using a lot of oil, so this has been an ongoing problem for quite sometime if the newer models are still having this problem.
The only way for me to be refunded was to call the dealer I purchased the vehicle from, and they could refund the money. Had check sheet and everything. Been nursing it for sometime now by adding more oil. I called back and was told that they will not fix it and they contacted the regional manage and he said no. Scott McCracken is a writer and analyst for. But the question asked well there is nocking in that engine the damage is done.
I have worked on cars since I was sixteen, building my first race engine at eighteen. This was not mentioned in the letter I received from toyota. Warranty application is limited to correction of a problem based upon a customer's specific compaint. What happens is they top off your oil to a certain level whatever that is and then they say drive 1100 and come back and if you have excessive oil consumption then they will move forward from there. The car can not drive even 400 miles without me refilling the oil.
Told me nothing registered on the dipstick. I have always thought Toyota to be a trustworthy company. You are asked to drive around for 1,200 miles and then come back to get your oil checked. This is why I will move to another manufacturer on my next car purchase. It stopped being merry a long time ago.
Car was checked by local dealer and in Feb. However, once they found out the engine seized for oil starvation they backed out and stated it wasn't their issue. Both time I had to call a tow to tow my car. Then it breaks down and I take it in and they tell me some 'rod' broke off and got chewed up in the engine because I was running the car without oil. The vehicle was not repaired. We need to check the oil level quite often and add additional oil between oil changes. .
I will never buy another Prius, and perhaps another Toyota. Do they even have quality control at Toyota? I had the oil changed on a regular basis besides the fact that there are only 58,000 original miles on the car!!! My 2007 Camry has always lost oil. This is major engine work, may take two days or more to correct and requires replacement parts to fix the problem. The salesman said the car had been through the dealer's usual process to ready the car for sale and ensure everything was in safe working order. Additionally, the lawsuit claims violations of express warranty, fraud, and breach of the duty of good faith and fair dealing. How is this not related to the oil consumption problem that they knew about since 2011??? They charged me for something I did not need. Dealers will need to install the dowel pins between the short block and lower crankcase when performing this repair.
Trusting Toyota's reputation, I bought this car for my 17-year-old daughter to drive. I tell the local dealer here and they say well it's fixed. My car started burning oil when it hit about 130000 miles. My engine light started to go on. My husband told me he wondered why he had to add oil to my car more often than usual.
We opted to install a new transmission. Have 5 months left on car loan and no money for repairs and don't know if engine still works. I purchased this vehicle after hearing so many good things about Toyota and their reliability. The fix as per Toyota is to replace the Pistons and the pistons rings and to be done free of charge. I am now waiting for the Toyota service center, who told me the car cannot be covered by Toyota unless I pay a portion of the repair cost. Which was an oil change and they put a seal on the dip stick.