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    Vandal caught on Sentry Mode knifing Tesla after following it into parking lot

    Yet another vandal has been caught on Sentry Mode causing thousands of dollars of damage to a Tesla Model 3, all for what seems like no reason at all. This latest incident of bizarre vandalism took place in a Walmart parking lot on November 28, 2020 in Victorville, California. Thanks to the...
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    2011-2018 Toyota Sienna Front Brake Vibration

    SUPERSESSION NOTICE: The information contained in this bulletin supersedes Service Bulletin No. T-SB-0045-14. Applicability has been updated to include 2018 model year Sienna vehicles. The entire bulletin has been updated. Service Bulletin No. T-SB-0045-14 is obsolete and any printed versions...
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    2018-2019 Toyota Microphone & Safety Connect Inoperative Diagnostic Precautions

    See Toyota Tech Tip T-TT-0516-18 CONDITION: The microphone circuit passes through the DCM before reaching the radio/navigation system. To simplify the diagnosis of the microphone, Safety Connect SOS button lights, and DCM (Telematics transceiver) inoperative conditions, refer to the procedure...
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    Ford’s new CEO tackles warranty costs in bid to boost profit

    Quality is once again Job One at Ford Motor Co. Taking a page from the automaker's ad slogan of the 1980s and '90s, Ford's new chief executive, Jim Farley, is aiming to rein in rising warranty repair costs that are a key reason why the Dearborn, Michigan, automaker's financial performance in...
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    Multiple Models and Model Years Coverage for Safety Connect System – Vehicle Location Inaccurate

    CUSTOMER SUPPORT PROGRAM 19TE12 LETTER 2013 – 2019 4Runner 2013 – 2017 Land Cruiser 2016 – 2017 Mirai 2013 – 2017 Prius 2013 – 2017 Prius V In our continuing efforts to ensure the best in customer satisfaction, Toyota is announcing a Customer Support Program to provide coverage for Safety...
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    2017–2019 Toyota Highlander HV Oil Cooler Pipe Special Service Campaign SSC 19TC04

    Special Service Campaign SSC 19TC04 Letter Condition: The involved vehicles are equipped with an engine oil cooling system. The oil cooling system could experience a small leak due to a manufacturing issue. If a vehicle is continuously operated with this condition, it may result in abnormal...
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    2019 Toyota Prius Combination Meter Main Display May Become Inoperative Recall 19TA21

    Recall Letter You can check the status of any Recall on your Toyota here On December 11, 2019, Toyota filed a Noncompliance Information Report (NCIR) with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) informing the agency of our intent to conduct a voluntary Safety...
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    2019 Toyota Camry Passenger Front and Knee Airbags May Not Deploy as Designed Recall K0M

    Recall Letter You can check the status of any Recall on your Toyota here On August 01, 2019, Toyota filed a Noncompliance Information Report (NCIR) with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) informing the agency of our intent to conduct a voluntary Safety Noncompliance...
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    2011-2017 Toyota Tacoma Frame Corrosion Resistant Compound (CRC) Application

    LIMITED SERVICE CAMPAIGN K0D (Remedy Notice) Condition: Toyota has received reports regarding frame corrosion perforation on 2011 – 2017 model year Tacoma vehicles. In these reports, customers have indicated that vehicles operated in specific cold climate areas with high road salt usage may...
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    2019 Toyota Sienna Potential Unintended or Non-Deployment of Passenger Side Front Seat and Curtain Shield Airbags Recall K0G

    Recall Letter You can check the status of any Recall on your Toyota here On April 23,2019, Toyota filed a Defect Information Report (DIR) with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) informing the agency of our intent to conduct a voluntary Safety Recall on certain 2019...
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    2020 Toyota Supra Vehicles Back Up Camera Display – Brightness and Contrast Settings Recall 19TA19

    Recall Letter You can check the status of any Recall on your Toyota here On September 27, 2019 BMW filed a Noncompliance Information Report (NCIR) with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) informing the agency of its intent to conduct a voluntary Safety (Noncompliance)...
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    Toyota president: Tesla has 'not created a real business in the real world yet'

    During a Toyota Motors earnings call on Friday, executives answered questions about how they plan to compete in the expanding field of electric vehicles, and took a potshot at Tesla's sky-high valuation. Toyota President Akio Toyoda acknowledged that Tesla's valuation of around $400 billion is...
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    Toyota's fuel pump recall now covers nearly 6 million vehicles globally

    Toyota expanded a worldwide fuel pump recall to a total of 5.84 million vehicles for a defect that could cause the part to fail. In the United States, the total number of vehicles involved in this safety recall is now approximately 3.34 million vehicles. On January 13, 2020, Toyota announced a...
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    Tesla just slashed its warranty for Used Vehicles

    The prospect of buying a used vehicle from Tesla just became a less appealing option. The electric car manufacturer quietly updated its website with new warranty terms for used Model S sedans and Model X crossovers, and the updates do not fall in the customer's favor. Just two days ago (thanks...
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    Hyundai and Kia warn of $2.9 billion hit to earnings over quality woes

    Hyundai Motor and affiliate Kia Motors warned of a fresh $2.9 billion provision expense related to engine issues, after years-long quality problems that have tarnished the credibility of the South Korean automakers. Hyundai Motor Group said on Monday their third-quarter earnings would reflect...
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    First, it was air bags. Now, millions of Takata seat belts may also be faulty

    Millions of vehicles could face recall due to faulty seat belts using parts provided by Takata, the same Japanese supplier responsible for the recall of tens of millions of vehicles due to defective air bag inflators blamed for hundreds of injuries and dozens of deaths. Joyson Safety Systems...
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    Appeals court: Ford committed fraud by selling defective Super Duty trucks

    The owner of a 2006 Ford F-350 argued for years that Ford Motor Co. sold Super Duty trucks with defective 6.0L diesel engines to thousands of unsuspecting buyers and then concealed the known problems, saddling customers with repair bills and exposing them to engine failure. Now an appeals court...
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    2018-2019 Camry, Avalon, Corolla & RAV4 Toyota Remote Connect - App Operating Tips

    Vehicle control apps might not operate as expected at times due to preconditions (normal operating parameters) not being established, vehicle settings and/or network/cellular coverage concerns. Please review and identify the required details for operation before considering a potential need...
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    2019 Toyota Yaris Lug nut size change on Yaris SD Mexico Produced

    See Tech Tip T-TT-0513-18 for reference. 1) Lug nut size change from 21 mm to 17mm was implemented on 9/10/2018. 2) The 21mm wheel locking nut will not work with the OE wrench (since it is for 17mm nuts) Please check the vehicle production date on the doorjamb area. Only use part number...
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