Posted by B. Peg on June 17, 2006, 11:34 pm
So there's two parts? One "may get replaced" and the other "will get
Gotta go back and read the fine print.... I thought there was only one
thing that cracked?
Yep. You're right. There are "two" parts in the recall.
The *Steering Intermediate Shaft* is a "will replace" part.
The *Sliding Yoke* is an "inspect and maybe replace" part.
Thanks for the update.
Posted by Mike Rosenberg on June 18, 2006, 2:19 pm
Yes, along with the *intermediate extension shaft*, so it sounds like
the one part is faulty, and when it breaks, it can sometimes take the
other two along with it.
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Posted by Jerry Keller on June 19, 2006, 1:53 pm
Jerry Keller writes:
I had this recall done two days ago and the dealer replaced the
steering intermediate shaft. This was done even though there was no
sign of damage to this or any other steering component. Toyota has
issued a kit of parts to the dealer for this repair. They do replace
this component regardles of its condition.
On 2006-06-18 10:19:06 -0400, mike@POSTTOGROUP.invalid (Mike Rosenberg) said:
Posted by B. Peg on June 20, 2006, 1:29 am
How long did you need to leave your car at the dealer for it to be done?
I've heard it takes about an hour, but my last oil change took over 4 hours
(they decided to balance the wheels as well which made the bill $0 or so
for the 10K service).
Fwiw, I know they balanced the tires as it rode smoother than ever and I
recently discovered the little silver trim-covers were bent in various
places from the wheel weight tab over the edge of the rim (cannot get them
flat or flush with rim with the weight's tab). I don't think there were any
weights on the original wheels as the trim-covers were flush with the wheel
before they did it. Seems there are some heavy weights on my rims now. At
least it doesn't seem to bounce around and off the I-5 autobahn in
California when speeds exceed 100 mph. <wink>
Posted by kari on June 23, 2006, 2:48 am
I just had mine done this week when I took the car in for a malfunctioning
multi-purpose display. As near as I can tell, it took a couple of hours (my
dealer is within walking distance of my office so I just left it while I
went to work). The multi-function display problem turned out to be an eye
opener however. They want $,600 for the part and $00 for labor to replace
it (covered under 36,000 mile / 3 year warranty but I have 42,000+ miles on
the car). I did some research and found out that there is a service bulletin
out on the problem so I called the Toyota 800 number and asked what hey
could do for me. The folks there were very helpful and Toyota is going to
provide the part gratis, while I pay for the labor. Incidently, without the
display, the navigation system is inoperative, the climate control system
controls can't be accessed, bluetooth doesn't work (but the phone connects
and won't let go), and the sound system cuts in and out.