Who has done their recall?

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Care, Maintenance & Troubleshooting' started by cary1952, Feb 15, 2014.

  1. B_in_WeHo

    B_in_WeHo Junior Member

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    For the person that is complaining about Santa Monica Toyota. I made an appointment with them about 2 years ago to do my first Toyota Care service. When I went to drop off the car at 9AM, they told me it would be ready between 4 and 5 PM. That is with an appointment. I told them no way I am going to sit there all day for an oil change. I pulled away and called Marina Del Rey Toyota and was told I would be in and out within 90 minutes. I went straight over there and sure enough I was out of there in about 60 minutes. So try Marina Del Rey Toyota. So far I have been very happy with them.
     
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    I called my dealer yesterday at noon and confirmed an appointment at 3pm. It last about one hour. Does not notice anything different yet.
     
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    Just got mine done today. Took them about two hours. No noticeable difference in performance, although I didn't try power mode. Have to wait and see if it has any long term effect on fuel economy.
     
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    I tried power mode today when trying to get onto a busy service road, making the same turn I usually do would results in slight wheel spin off the line with the turn but I didn't get that this time. Could it be the butt dyno? Sure, but they had to change something right?
     
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    I made an appointment for Friday. Wish me luck.

    Why is it that every time I have to step foot in a dealership, I feel like I'm entering hell or something?
     
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    I noticed the Battery recovering much faster as well.
     
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    It's all dealerships, I have learned to just tell the service writer that all I came in for was an oil change and tire rotation and to can the sales pitch for the extras, I tell them if they do that they will get a perfect survey with comments. That usually get's me the service without the BS.
     
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    Because it's probably as close to going there as you'll ever get in this lifetime :)
     
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    I might be seeing this too.

    It seemed to be just one bar down most of the drive home.

    It's a little difficult to judge because this is no longer my daily driver but the SOC did seem to hover a little higher than it used to.
     
  10. sfv41901

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    I had mine done this past Sat. Took all of 45mins. Went to lunch with my service advisor while it was getting done :D

    Haven't noticed any difference

    VS980 4G ?
     
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    Glad to hear you're back in business with the rebuilt engine. (y)

    Did you get any warranty on the engine repair?

    SCH-I535
     
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    I had the recall software update done on my 2013 Prius Persona Series on Monday,02/17/2014 and since it was done there is a humming noise coming from the engine that i can hear when the car is in the electric mode. Is anybody else having this problem?
     
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    Isn't that normal inverter and inverter pump noise? Perhaps you're listening more closely because of the update? ;)

    SCH-I535
     
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    I'll watch this thread for a while before I take mine in, my son had a recall on his Civic Hybrid and his mileage went in the tank and battery died just out of warranty.
     
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    Sad to say, that's been a reported aspect of the Honda hybrid experience. I understand that there's an enormous inventory of Honda Insights (the newer Prius look-alike) out there now.
    It'll be interesting to see if they pull off the new Accord hybrid successfully.

    I really don't think there's any history like that with the Prius line but it seems that you don't have much risk in waiting for a while.
     
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    Had mine done on Monday. Was told it would take 90 minutes ... it took 4.5 hours. They didn't charge me for the new wipers I asked them to throw on while I was there and I got a voucher for a free Green service due to the delay. Glad I took my friend up on the offer of lunch and a movie instead of waiting.
     
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    Now that's a success story if I ever heard one. :)
     
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    Do they disconnect the battery for this procedure?
     
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    I'm more excited about them running it through the carwash today than anything.
    I can barely remember what color my car is other than 'salt'.
     
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    I agree on the carwash thing.

    It was clean for a few minutes.

    I have no evidence of battery disconnection -- radio presets, trip odometer, etc. seem unaffected.
     
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