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Old 11-15-2013, 01:39 PM   #127
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Yesterday the timing of the Tundra bump was a little different- it would go "bump" after I had been at the light and then started to go- I wonder if there is any significance- or is it just coincedental?
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Old 11-19-2013, 09:29 PM   #128
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Old 11-20-2013, 05:34 AM   #129
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The wobbly mirrors may be a consequence of folding them continually.
My point is this- why make a mirror that has the ability to fold if the plastic junk wears out and becomes loose real quick?
I have to fold them to get it into my narrow 1961 carport and still be able to walk around it and get in the back door.
I guess cars were smaller in 1961- or the home builders were cutting costs by making small carports-
Maybe if you never fold them they never get loose- but if you fold them very often they WILL get loose in a short period of time.
I guess I expected more from Toyota and a $30,000 vehicle. I don't think I am unrealistic or have great expectations- I just want things to work as they are supposed to- especially from a company with such a reputation for quality. I'm thinking- where did that reputation for quality come from? I ain't seein' it. I but the best based on what I learn or have heard or read and a still get burned. It may be that I had to work so long and hard for the money that I just expected/wanted better than what I got. That happens in all areas- audio/visual, computers, appliances, bicycles, lawn equipment, the Airstream itself- I seldom get the quality/longevity that I think I should from anything.
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Old 11-20-2013, 10:26 AM   #130
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My mirrors are not loose and I have been folding them in for 80,000 miles. Some people may have bought aftermarket mirrors that aren't as good as the OEM mirrors. Later models sometimes came with a tow package that did not include tow mirrors (pretty strange, but fathoming Toyota's "thinking" is not easy). Those people have sometimes bought aftermarket mirrors or Toyota mirrors.

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Old 11-20-2013, 11:24 AM   #131
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The mirrors were replaced 4 times by Toyota with Toyota parts- the "sport" mirrors- not the "towing" mirrors.
The truck came with towing mirrors and the original owner had the dealer to replace them with sport mirrors.
The dealer would not put it back to as it came from the factory- only how it was equipped when I bought it- makes no sense to me. Just another way to not pay- the factory warranty is basically not worth the paper it is printed on- much less the $1,200 10 year 100,000 mile warranty i wasted money buying-
Every issue I bring up they act all ignorant like it has never been a problem- like the mirrors, wheel bearings, transmission "bump"- although I can tell them a service bulletin number from someone on the Forums...
I bought towing mirrors aftermarket ($115 each instead of $265 each and they look the same) and they have not become loose.
My logic and thought process on this is that the sport mirrors have 1 arm and the towing mirrors have 2 arms- maybe it takes the 2 arms longer to become worn and loose.
This warranty problem is probably not limited to Toyota. It is just the nature of the beast. The will try anything in the world to keep from paying. I have experienced it with Ford, Chevy, Harley, and Nissan as well- and not only cars- home appliances as well...
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Old 11-20-2013, 03:47 PM   #132
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If the dealer won't help you, ask that the next time the factory service representative is in town, have him (or her) check on this and whether they will help you. That has worked for me. Or find another dealer.

But you bought a used truck with "sport" mirrors and that's what you have, so they won't replace the original mirrors because you didn't buy the truck originally. They might as a courtesy do something so you are more likely to buy another Toyota.

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Old 11-20-2013, 04:13 PM   #133
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I did that- after waiting for him for days or weeks- he kicked me to the curb.
So- I called Toyota HQ in CA and they basically stood behind the dealer and the factory rep.
So- we won't be buying any more Toyota's, but I will keep this one forever- it is a 2007 with 32,000 miles- we'll try a Honda Odyssey van next.
As an aside- years after purchasing the $1,200 10 year 100,000 mile extended I noticed on the window sticker that it already had a 10 year 1000,000 mile extended warranty- I just gave them fools $1,200 more to pocket...
I learned some expensive lessons-
1. NEVER buy an extended warranty
2. NEVER finance more than 5 years- 5 1/2 year financing doesn't make the note less- they get 1 more time to compound interest annually-
I don't buy cars often enough to outwit the pros, but I will be better prepared next time- if there ever is a next time.
I remember when you talked to one person from beginning to end.
that talking to several people is a way to distract or disorient the purchaser-
Talk to a salesman-
Talk to a finance guy-
Talk to a parts and service guy about add-ons-
Talk to a guy whose job is to sell you an extended warranty-
I got there at 2 and left at 6 after they had me wore down, whooped down, and beat down-
What a terrible day, but the day I bought my Airstream was the worst day of my life-
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Old 11-21-2013, 01:32 PM   #134
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You're right—never buy an extended warranty. But the original extended warranty may not have been transferable. If it were transferable, the dealer should have known that and selling you another one may have been misrepresentation or fraud.

I hate dealers that give me the runaround and don't go back there. Before buying a vehicle, get a lot of sleep, get hopped up on caffeine, bring Consumer Reports (to show you are an aware consumer), print outs from Edmunds and Kelly's Blue Book, a note pad, a calculator, an accountant, a lawyer, your grandmother and dress like the old rich (jeans, work shirt, cheap shoes—the nouveau riche always dress up). You can always walk away and regain your strength—one time I told a dealer I was going outside for 10 minutes and he'd better do better when I came back—that was worth $2,000. Never take a first offer and probably not the second. Always demand to talk to the sales manager, the salesman can do nothing.

You could go to law school and take courses in negotiating although what you save on buying things probably won't equal the tuition.

Do it this way and you can buy another Toyota—some of their dealers are arrogant, but they make good trucks. If I never bought the same brand when someone treated me badly, I'd never buy anything again—there are a lot of jerks around. We have recently bought our 7th Toyota and they are very reliable, so the occasional jerk has to be ignored since we want vehicles that give us little or no trouble. Toyota headquarters is pretty useless—it is the factory representatives that make deals. And sometimes it works to write a letter to the North American boss for Toyota, sometimes not. I've had mixed results that way.

You can pay off the note early or refinance somewhere else.

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Old 09-13-2014, 04:36 AM   #135
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The truck is paid for now.
I am having trouble with the driver 's door power window. Called the dealer to see if my extended warranty would cover it. The guy couldn't find a record of my warranty, meaning it is not a Toyota Extra Care warranty, but a third party warranty (even though I bought it from the Toyota dealership).
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I'd go to the dealership and ask to see the GM and hold their feet to the fire


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The truck is paid for now.
I am having trouble with the driver 's door power window. Called the dealer to see if my extended warranty would cover it. The guy couldn't find a record of my warranty, meaning it is not a Toyota Extra Care warranty, but a third party warranty (even though I bought it from the Toyota dealership).
Man that's the worst. Most of those 3rd party warranties are completely worthless. Heck I keep getting advertisements in the mail for extended warranties on my 2003 Trailblazer.

Hope you get it sorted out.
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Old 09-13-2014, 03:16 PM   #138
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Yeah, I'll get it sorted-
When I reach in my back pocket-
I wish I had the $1,200 back those crooks stole from me-
Never again...
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Guess it depends on the dealership. I got a bolt through the sidewall of one of my Tundra tires and while it wasn't covered by the tire coverage, when they found out I had the extended warranty they replaced the tire


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Old 09-13-2014, 07:42 PM   #140
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We will see when we get to a dealership.
It is time for an oil change.
I guess I should get the paperwork out of the glove box and see what I've got. Maybe I should call the dealer I bought it from...
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