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Old 12-15-2012, 11:30 PM   #73
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Wonder if we'll get one . There's creaking / crunching that's more frequent .
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Old 12-16-2012, 12:36 PM   #74
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You might since you're in the Northeast. Most people who get this notice won't have a clue what the bolt is about anyway...
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:53 PM   #75
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Got mine in the mail today.
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Old 12-19-2012, 01:45 AM   #76
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I pulled mine out in summer after it had been dry for a few weeks and about 250ml of water came out of the left hole. I can see why they rust out.....
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Old 12-19-2012, 02:35 AM   #77
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Got mine in the mail today.
I just picked up 12/18's mail and mine came as well. I wonder if they only sent the notice to owners who purchased their cars in cold weather areas, or if they sent them to everyone. I purchased my car in Rhode Island, but the factory delivered my car to another dealership owned by the same corporation in Litchfield, CT (about 30 miles from Sandy Hook). The letter makes me feel a bit unsettled....essentially if you aren't experiencing an abnormal noise, put the letter away in your owner's manual....really?....sounds like waiting until something is half broken before addressing it. Am I being paranoid? As anyone can see from my detail area, I'm way over the mileage limit.
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:28 AM   #78
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My 07 yaris hatch always making click metal sounds when i back up. Is this sound will do anything to the lower control arm.
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:21 AM   #79
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I wonder if I'll get one of those letters... If so, sure hope it arrives soon... I'm already over 94k and average 500-600 miles a week... There's definitely creaking going on...
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Old 12-19-2012, 12:22 PM   #80
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It's cheaper for TOYOTA to do a T.S.B. than a recall . It's up to the TOYOTA service centers to determine if needed under a T.S.B. . While a recall would make it a must . I wonder if the techs even know what to look for ? We've had the creaking for 2 years or more . Took it to the shop where the '08 sedan was bought new and they said it was fine . Said they couldn't duplicate the sound . Figures . Just think how much time it would take to fix all YARII from '06 > '11 . It's about a 8 hour repair . That would be lots of money from TOYOTAs pocket due to labor , parts , and sales that could tarnish their reputation more .
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:48 PM   #81
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How do I know if my bolts need replacing?

I am in Chicago. The only weirdness is when I back out of garage and stop.. I hear a quiet thump....
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:05 PM   #82
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It's cheaper for TOYOTA to do a T.S.B. than a recall . It's up to the TOYOTA service centers to determine if needed under a T.S.B. . While a recall would make it a must . I wonder if the techs even know what to look for ? We've had the creaking for 2 years or more . Took it to the shop where the '08 sedan was bought new and they said it was fine . Said they couldn't duplicate the sound . Figures . Just think how much time it would take to fix all YARII from '06 > '11 . It's about a 8 hour repair . That would be lots of money from TOYOTAs pocket due to labor , parts , and sales that could tarnish their reputation more .
My car has never been on a road with salt on it. My car has only been in Texas and California (coastal metros) during winters and never in the mountains in either state during the winter. I'm also not hearing any sounds. Given all of this, do you think following what the letter suggests is good enough?
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:10 PM   #83
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I'm in Tennessee and got it, i am also hearing a creaking sound didnt know what it was until i got this and still not sure if that is it. Now What? Take to dealer?
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:43 PM   #84
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I haven't heard anything weird on my Yaris and we have salt on our roads about 7 months a year. I don't know if I will get a letter from Toyota, but nothing so far.
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:39 PM   #85
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^ I've no issues with mine either.

Even if I did get a letter from Toyota, I'm so far beyond the coverage period they're extending it'll be useless to me.
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:38 PM   #86
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The only damned letter that I ever received was for the insulation in the B pillars...damn it
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:50 PM   #87
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I never received the power window switch recall....
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:27 PM   #88
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Can someone take a picture and post it so I can locate this bolt? Please :)
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:30 PM   #89
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I felt something weird when I was braking the other day, I went over a sewer drain and I swear I felt/heard something shift/rattle. I have a hunch this could be it.
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:33 PM   #90
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Can someone take a picture and post it so I can locate this bolt? Please :)
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