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Camry Junk

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Toyota is recalling the Prius again.

"The nuts securing the pinion shaft in the steering gearbox assembly may become loose if the steering wheel is repeatedly and strongly turned to the full-lock position."

"Toyota dealers will install improved nuts for free. The repair could take about four hours, Toyota says. Notification letters will be sent to owners next month."
Happy and Laughing

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Does anyone know if they have these same little nuts on the Tundra? My friend has a Tundra that he is trying to sell but nobody wants it. But I wonder if it does have the little nuts if they will need to be replaced.

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Dallas, TX.

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Question – when a man trades in his Prius, does the dealer give his nuts back or do they keep them for research?

Deuce is not going to like this. I believe he drives one.
Thought For The Day

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Jun 2, 2011
 

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Just to put all this hype in perspective::

"TORONTO - Toyota Canada says it's recalling about 940 first-generation Prius hybrid cars across the country for faulty steering caused by a nut that may come loose.

The automaker says the recall affects Prius vehicles from the 2001 through 2003 model years.

The move is part of a global recall of 106,000 Prius hybrids.

The single minor accident suspected of being related to the problem was reported in the United States, according to Toyota Motor Corp.

The latest recall from Toyota, which has taken hits to its reputation from massive recalls worldwide, affects 48,000 Prius vehicles in Japan, starting with the first Prius models that went on sale in 1997, and those manufactured through 2003.

It also affects 58,000 vehicles sold abroad, including 52,000 Prius cars sold from 2001 through 2003 in the U.S., some 1,200 in Great Britain, and 800 in Germany, company spokesman Paul Nolasco said.

Toyota says loose nuts in the electric-power steering can cause the vehicle, if operated over a long time, to steer with too much force.

The problem can be fixed by putting in better nuts and will take less than four hours, it said.

Toyota has been trying to communicate better with customers and empower regions outside Japan to make safety decisions.

U.S. government testing has indicated the problems of runaway cars weren't caused by electronics or software, but most likely by ill-fitting floor mats or driver error.

Toyota faces a new problem since the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan destroyed key parts suppliers.

The maker of the Lexus luxury car and Camry sedan said Tuesday it expects to be back to 90 per cent of pre-disaster production in Japan in June, faster than initially expected.

From The Associated Press"

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Dallas, TX.

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Jun 2, 2011
 
So it is true, little Prius nuts must be replaced?
Bobby

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Happy and Laughing wrote:
Does anyone know if they have these same little nuts on the Tundra? My friend has a Tundra that he is trying to sell but nobody wants it. But I wonder if it does have the little nuts if they will need to be replaced.
I drive a Tundra and it does not have the little nuts. These nuts are small but they are bigger than Prius nuts. I have looked at them.
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The nuts comments are cute but they are no joke. They have continued to dupe the American people and manufacturer garbage. Now they are paying the price.

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Jun 3, 2011
 
This is a four hour repair. Have fun Priapuss owners, have fun.
Thought For The Day

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Jun 3, 2011
 
JJFADS wrote:
This is a four hour repair. Have fun Priapuss owners, have fun.
Didn't Toyota use the same nuts as those used in the million or so F-150s which just got recalled for defective gas tank straps?
You know---the gas tank strap nuts which fail and the gas tank falls off.
Gosh--all this fuss over a few nuts.
(or by a few nuts?)

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Jun 3, 2011
 
Toyota’s cars are err well perfect! You know, umm a Consumer's Reports babe.
Oh never mind…
Thought For The Day

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JJFADS wrote:
Toyota’s cars are err well perfect! You know, umm a Consumer's Reports babe.
Oh never mind…
Naw---Toyota's cars aren't "perfect".
But neither are anybody else's cars "perfect".
So what's the big deal?
There's really no such thing as a "perfect" car!

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Exactly

Toyota advertised their cars as perfect.
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Jun 3, 2011
 
Thought For The Day wrote:
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Didn't Toyota use the same nuts as those used in the million or so F-150s which just got recalled for defective gas tank straps?
You know---the gas tank strap nuts which fail and the gas tank falls off.
Gosh--all this fuss over a few nuts.
(or by a few nuts?)
No the steering gear nuts in the Prius are little. That is not what holds on a gas tank. These little Prius nuts are very different.

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Jun 4, 2011
 
Happy and Laughing wrote:
<quoted text>No the steering gear nuts in the Prius are little. That is not what holds on a gas tank. These little Prius nuts are very different.
He was being silly...
Thought For The Day

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JJFADS wrote:
<quoted text>He was being silly...
Please--I'm quite capable of speaking for myself.
In this particular instance, I chose not to pay much attention--especially those who aren't what they portray themselves as.

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Jun 4, 2011
 

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Prius nuts hurt.
Bobby

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Phantompay wrote:
Prius nuts hurt.
Prius has no nuts.

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Jun 7, 2011
 
Thought For The Day wrote:
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Didn't Toyota use the same nuts as those used in the million or so F-150s which just got recalled for defective gas tank straps?
You know---the gas tank strap nuts which fail and the gas tank falls off.
Gosh--all this fuss over a few nuts.
(or by a few nuts?)
stupid
Thought For The Day

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Jun 7, 2011
 
Largeballs wrote:
<quoted text>stupid
Yes, it's really stupid--We would have expected more of Ford.
Glad you agree.

"NHTSA Probes More F-150 Pickups Over Faulty Fuel Tank Straps

The National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration is increasing the number of Ford F-150 pickups built between 1999 through 2001 in their investigation of faulty fuel tank straps. Back in September, the NHTSA opened the fuel strap investigation that dealt with 1.4 million F-150s. Now, the NHTSA has added 1.3 million more F-150s to their investigation, bringing it to a total of 2.7 million pickups.
There have been 339 total complaints have been filed with Ford and the NHTSA regarding the strap. Of that number, only nine have stated the gas tank has fallen out and two have said a fire was cause by the gas tank dropping."

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Jun 7, 2011
 
Thought For The Day wrote:
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Yes, it's really stupid--We would have expected more of Ford.
Glad you agree.
"NHTSA Probes More F-150 Pickups Over Faulty Fuel Tank Straps
The National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration is increasing the number of Ford F-150 pickups built between 1999 through 2001 in their investigation of faulty fuel tank straps. Back in September, the NHTSA opened the fuel strap investigation that dealt with 1.4 million F-150s. Now, the NHTSA has added 1.3 million more F-150s to their investigation, bringing it to a total of 2.7 million pickups.
There have been 339 total complaints have been filed with Ford and the NHTSA regarding the strap. Of that number, only nine have stated the gas tank has fallen out and two have said a fire was cause by the gas tank dropping."
Different nuts stupid canada.

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