Safety Recall J0V - Where is the Remedy?

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  1. BLS2020

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    It is the original battery. I have not done anything to the car other than oil/coolant/ tires change. I still have original brakes on the car too. Car has been very good to me just sad to see all these faults on the model. I do burn a lot of oil though, told the dealer but they just said it was normal...
     
  2. Mendel Leisk

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    I wouldn't hesitate to change it; it's had a good run. You could assess it's condition (something like Solar BA5), and/or try a charging session. Or at the least measure it's at-rest voltage with a digital mulimeter. But 8 years old, hardly worth it.

    Not really, the 12 volt battery is just one of the "consumables"; you can't fault it after this long.
     
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    Has anyone had this done? I have no idea what software version my 2012 is on and figured this may be a good thing to do. Wanted to know if anyone had done it and had any negatives or positives to report.
    Completed software update for Safety Recall R66 this a.m. Took about an hour to do and there is no noticeable difference in operation. It is 25f here this morning, performance might differ with higher temperatures, will report if so.
     
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    I just had it done yesterday. I didn't receive a Toyota notice that the fix was available but when I took my Prius in for it's 6 month checkup yesterday they said that they had the software so I had it done.
    So far I have not seen any negative effects.
     
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    I had mine done yesterday up here:).

    Put over 60 miles on our Prius since and no noticeable change;).

    But it took 2 hours as the “master tech” didn’t grace the dealership with his presence until 8 am:rolleyes:.

    But I got the notice to schedule an appointment, as I avoid the dealerships at all costs(y).
     
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    8 am's pretty early? (n)
     
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    They start appointments at 7 am;).

    So I had to walk the lot and stare at large urban assault vehicles and pick em up trucks:cool:.

    Amazing how much one of those costs these days(y).
     
  8. Braddles.au

    Braddles.au DEFAnitely using an EBH

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    Toyota Australia's reference number for this recall is JGG76. First mentioned 5 October 2018, the appointment notices are arriving now.
    Toyota Australia estimates 1 hour (not 45 minutes) and there is no mention of the possibility that the inverter may need work.
     
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