parking brake recall

Discussion in 'Gen 4 Prius Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by lohikaarme, Oct 12, 2016.

  1. bisco

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    make it a game, it's more fun that way!:)
     
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    You guys should be all set soon. Dartmouth Toyota here in MA emailed me this morning saying that they had the clips in... And the "stop sale order" must have been released because I bought a 2016 Eco tonight at Boch Toyota in MA. I'm scheduled to pick it up Monday afternoon or Tuesday morning.... so excited... can't wait!
     
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    I did not realize I was this impatient! My dealer still has nothing/has said nothing.

    Green - why the lag in delivery? Your schedule or due to the installation of the clips?

    Anyone else heard anything?
     
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    I think clip installation was part of it... My car is stored on a remote lot (they have 4 storage lots), so they have to dig it out, install clips, and prep it (detail). My sales person in off today and tomorrow, and the registry isn't open on weekends, so we got a bit of a delay from a bunch of things.
     
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    Speak to a sales manager and get the ball rolling. They can do the registry stuff as soon as the clips are installed and detail it for delivery while the runner is getting your plates and registration.
     
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    I just checked the Toyota pressroom and found their announcement about the recall but it did not say "stop sale." It would help to see something from Toyota and/or NHTSA about the 'stop sale.'

    No one fools around with safety and a 'stop sale' might be reasonable in this case. At least there is no order to keep the already sold cars parked. But there is a risk if changing a front tire.

    When you raise a front wheel, the other wheel on the ground can still turn because the parking paw works upstream of the differential (last time I checked.) If at the same time the rear wheel parking brake is not holding, the car could move and that would be bad(tm).

    I carry a some small blocks, ~1 1/2" square, to put behind and in front of the rear wheels. It is not perfect but good enough to hold the car against ordinary forces. I don't trust my health and life to a parking brake.

    Bob Wilson
     
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    Yeah, I was thinking the same thing, but I'm not really in a rush... I might actually push it to Tuesday AM because I have to hand out candy on Monday night, and scheduling a ride up to the dealer (45 minutes away) is easier on Tuesday morning.
     
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    Checked with the Toyota of Fort Worth, TX today. The General Manager is a friendly fellow.
    Still no word on clip delivery. Our new 2017 Prius 4 car still parked collecting sunshine
     
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    more toyota stealth communication. when i worked for a living, we tracked parts through production and shipping by calling people on the phone, and we kept our customers informed. these days, with the internet, it's easy to find out where your product is.
    i guess toyota still uses wells fargo.
     
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    The stop sale for 2016's has been in place for about 10 days here at my local SoCal dealers. I'm not sure about the newest 2017's.
     
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    I saw some news about Prius stop sell and they said, not expected until december.

    I can't post a link

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    they must still be reengineering the clips.
     
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    there's another thread here, clips are on a slow boat from china, should arrive by Christmas.
     
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    I was about to pick up the new prius and the recall went out the morning.. How unlucky.
     
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    :eek: I bought Prius Eco on Wednesday and I'm picking it up on Monday... I asked about the stop sale and clips, and they said I was good to go!

    Another dealer here in MA emailed me on Wednesday (10/26) to say that they had "received the parts to take care of the recall on the '16 and '17 Prius models".
     
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    How many owners park & leave their Prius using the brake to hold it in place rather than shifting to park? I couldn't imagine getting out of the car with it still in drive.

    Securing the cable better is obviously a good move. Unfortunately, there will be spin & misrepresentation resulting from that. Sadly, the article provides material for that from not including enough detail for clarity. For example, it's difficult to know whether the repair timing mentioned apply to Prius sold already, ones still on the dealers lots, or both. That ambiguity is annoying, but it's not as bad as another that made it sound like brakes would fail under normal circumstances.
     
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    My car is due disembark UK in next few days, but as late as yesterday dealer unable to get an ETA. Their system seems grossly inept to me. :(
     
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    Probably of interest to new owners.

    Toyota orders stop-sale for 2016-17 Prius over parking brake issue - Autoblog

     
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