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Posted by Allen on October 29, 2006, 7:13 pm

Bill wrote:

Posted by mrv@kluge.net on October 19, 2006, 12:19 am

out of curiousity, have you had the SSC 40G hybrid battery resealant
campaign done (or whatever campaign # it is in your home country)?

Posted by Allen on October 19, 2006, 12:42 am

mrv@kluge.net wrote:

My car was not subject to that recall.

I have only had the steering rack and computer recall's

Posted by mrv@kluge.net on October 19, 2006, 4:12 pm

Allen wrote:

odd, as nearly nearly every NHW11 (except for some late 2003s) were
subject to the battery resealing campaign, along with the early Estima
hybrids (same battery pack).  It's about a 4hr (half-day) procedure,
thanks to the curing time.  You probably were asked to clean out your
trunk for it, so that they could work on the hybrid battery (access is
through the trunk).

Info from the dealer's notification letter for the SSC 40G:
VIN Range
Year, VDS, Ranges
2001, BK12U, 0002009 - 0038684
2001, BK18U, 0002001 - 0038005
2002, BK12U, 0038687 - 0070195
2002, BK18U, 0038685 - 0070196
2003, BK12U, 0070198 - 0082299
2003, BK18U, 0069295 - 0082310
With the note to check the Dealer TIS to be sure that the vehicle in
that VIN range actually is involved...

Since you say that your 2001 was part of the power steering recall, and
that only affected 2001s in the VIN range 0002009 - 0007793, May 9,
2000 - July 21, 2000 production, then you probably should've also
received a letter for the SSC 40G.  (Unless you're talking about the
steering shudders, which wasn't a recall but a warranty extension...)

The only "recall" of a NHW11 computer that I know of is LSC 30D for
some early 2001s.  (Mine, produced in Dec. 2000, was too new for the
campaign...)  That was for a new PS ECU.

You may have had the ECM replaced under a TSB (as I have), but that's
not a recall - no letter is sent out to you, the replacement is only if
you come in reporting certain symptoms (which includes certain error

Posted by Allen on October 19, 2006, 4:33 pm

mrv@kluge.net wrote:

You are correct, the ECM was replaced when I complained that the car
was "surging" at highway speeds.  When the dealer explained that it was
a known problem and Toyota would replace the ECM I just assumed it was
a recall item.  But I never received a recall notice for the battery
and when I last had the car in for its service call, I has the service
manager check to see if there were any outstanding recalls or TSB's
that applied to my car.  He told me nothing was outstanding.

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