15 year Unlimited Mileage Inverter Warranty

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  1. WE0H

    WE0H Senior Member

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    Did anyone else get the letter in the mail about the new 15 year unlimited mileage inverter warranty? Mine showed up a couple days ago.

    Mike
     
  2. Eclipse1701d

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    Yes. Everyone who receives the software update gets the inverter warranty extension.
     
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    Hmm, I wonder if that includes Canada. Probably not, eh. ;)
     
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    I don't see why not. Has anyone from Canada received the warranty sticker to add to the manual? It took about four months before I received mine...
     
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    It should be global in my opinion. Actually the inverter should be replaced with a version that handles higher current instead of the turd software flash.

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    I got the inverter recall letter in March, 2014. Nothing since, regarding warranty extension, eh.
     
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    Maybe you people up north got a better inverter 'eh :)

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    I agree. I was not at all happy with knowing that my car was driven for over a year with this problem. It is very likely that the inverter suffered some consequence that would lead to a potential failure, in the future. We are talking about an extremely expensive component, after all! However, I think the 15 year/unlimited mileage warranty offered by Toyota was fair. Now, if something similar were to happen with the transaxle, and they extended that warranty for 15 years, I would keep the car in the family until 2028!
     
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    I suspect inverters that have been subject to frequent leadfoot acceleration prior to getting the software update are most failure prone.

    (That doesn't excuse Toyota, just saying.)
     
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    Even were that true, them the system was not designed to handle what the vehicle allows.
     
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    Does that mean I have to stop drag racing my car :(

    Mike
     
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    ...and remove the body kit too. :ROFLMAO:
     
  13. WE0H

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    As a second owner of both my Priuses...one with 200k+ and other with 80k + will I receive that warranty?
     
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    I received the EoE recall letter around April 2014, had my recalled performed Jun 5th, 2014. I have not seen a letter on the warranty extension yet.
     
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    Yes. The document says 15 years unlimited mileage and owners :)

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    You should, absent major crash damage. Does Toyota know you have this cars, and did they send you the recall notice for both?
     
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    same here. toyota has some communication issues. i just received a letter for yet another recall on toyota (i did 5 recalls on 3 toyotas last year, gets old soon), it didn't say which toyota. i went to toyotaowners website and shows no recalls outstanding. what gives?
    i understand that GM pays $25 for owners bringing cars back for recent recalls. toyota should do it too as it's a major time waste.
     
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    I had the recall done the week that it came out. I just received the letter last week. It seems like it's a very specific issue that has to happen for them to take care of it though.
     
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    Problem with that GM $25 gift card, it was during the salt season for us up north. Our Saturn's are stored every winter along with my Prius ;)

    Mike
     
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