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Old 04-25-2013, 07:26 AM   #235
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Found this forum and its been helpful. Going to dealer Wednesday. My warranty may be over since its a 2007 Yaris close to 100,000 miles (but not over yet). The bolt on the driver side broke off.

Found a way of getting to the nut of that bolt. If you remove all the carpeting below the driver (and below the pedals) and remove the foam inserts, and remove the plastic tab (the one closer to the pedals).... you get access to that nut.
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:47 AM   #236
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Good first post, Thanks!
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Old 04-25-2013, 11:13 AM   #237
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Found this forum and its been helpful. Going to dealer Wednesday. My warranty may be over since its a 2007 Yaris close to 100,000 miles (but not over yet). The bolt on the driver side broke off.

Found a way of getting to the nut of that bolt. If you remove all the carpeting below the driver (and below the pedals) and remove the foam inserts, and remove the plastic tab (the one closer to the pedals).... you get access to that nut.
screenshot would have been nice..lol
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Old 05-05-2013, 06:59 PM   #238
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I changed mine today even though the TSB is not applicable to my car.
2007 Hatchback 59000 km.

A table spoon of rust came out of each bolt hole. Both looked pretty much the same and I sandblasted the driver side bolt. Some surface corrosion and pitting corrosion. I sprayed rust inhibitor to the new bolts before I installed. The 22.5" long torque wrench was long enough so I didn't have to get under the car.
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Old 05-06-2013, 06:00 AM   #239
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Sounds like r and r ing these bolts should be part of the 30k service procedure.
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Old 05-06-2013, 10:00 PM   #240
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That is some serious pitting.
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Old 05-12-2013, 07:03 AM   #241
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Here is the news. After 15 loooonnnggg days of my car being off the road, they finally fixed it. I contacted the dealer on April 22nd who told me they weren't even aware of the TSB . I sent it to them and after giving me the runaround all day they told me to contact Toyota Canada. I was told by TC that my file would be transferred to the review office and would take 7 to 10 business days. On the 10th day (May 6th) I sent them an email informing them that I was expecting an answer that afternoon. I received a general email telling me due to a high volume it may take longer. The following day I sent a demand letter and received a response an hour later, telling me that I needed to bring the car to the dealer for inspection. I did and they fixed it with no charge. It was a lllloooonnnngggg and hard process but I finally got what I wanted. I was told that the TSB3271 has been replaced by another TSB (which is probably to replace only the bolts rather than the whole control arm.) I will be filing a report with Transport Canada since this issue should be a recall and not only a bulletin. I would like to thank this forum, without you guys this would've never happened!!!!!
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Old 05-13-2013, 06:17 PM   #242
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So I'm going to take my car in to my mechanic and get them to swap out the bolts.

Should anything else be done at the same time? What about the body sealer application in the TSB? If the bolt hasn't broken and the control arms don't need to be removed is it still worth it to have them apply it?
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Old 05-17-2013, 08:34 PM   #243
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I had my bolts swapped out today. I'm glad it took it to the mechanic since one of them snapped off. They had to weld another bolt on to extract the old one.

Holy crap are they ever rusty!
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Old 05-17-2013, 08:43 PM   #244
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Holy crap! How many miles on the car then? Mine looked nowhere near that bad...
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:06 PM   #245
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Holy crap! How many miles on the car then? Mine looked nowhere near that bad...
41,000 miles (67,000km).
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:09 PM   #246
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That's very frightening. Imagine a person who knows nothing about this issue sees a nice lowmilage car on the used lot....RUN!
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:21 PM   #247
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That's very frightening. Imagine a person who knows nothing about this issue sees a nice lowmilage car on the used lot....RUN!
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Old 05-17-2013, 11:34 PM   #248
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, those are nasty . Toyota should make it mandatory to have the bolts replaced . There's 60,000+ miles on the sedan and we have plenty of road salt and moisture . Shouldn't leave it up to the mechanic at Toyota . The sedan makes creaking and thunking noises on occasion under certain road conditions . This has been going on nearly 3 years . Been in twice , denied both times . Said no noise at time of test drive and bolts look fine . Got the T.S.B. in mail as well .
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Old 05-18-2013, 12:14 AM   #249
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, those are nasty . Toyota should make it mandatory to have the bolts replaced . There's 60,000+ miles on the sedan and we have plenty of road salt and moisture . Shouldn't leave it up to the mechanic at Toyota . The sedan makes creaking and thunking noises on occasion under certain road conditions . This has been going on nearly 3 years . Been in twice , denied both times . Said no noise at time of test drive and bolts look fine . Got the T.S.B. in mail as well .
Well, I'm offering to drop off my bolts at Transport Canada so they can analyze them!
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Old 05-18-2013, 08:42 AM   #250
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I had my bolts swapped out today. I'm glad it took it to the mechanic since one of them snapped off. They had to weld another bolt on to extract the old one.

Holy crap are they ever rusty!
Our sedan is making occasional creaking noise over bumps, I visually checked and the heads of the bolts are still intact but after seeing this picture I believe I'll pick up a set and check/replace them.
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Old 05-30-2013, 01:38 PM   #251
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Prevention is always better

Just changed control arm bolts on my 07 hatch yesterday.
Old ones still were in pretty good condition.
Covered new ones in thick layer of Permatex Copper Anti-Seize.
Especially between bolt head and flat washer.
Will last forever.
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Part number for this bolt is a bit different in Canada.
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Old 05-30-2013, 01:53 PM   #252
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Just changed control arm bolts on my 07 hatch yesterday.
Old ones still were in pretty good condition.
Covered new ones in thick layer of Permatex Copper Anti-Seize.
Especially between bolt head and flat washer.
Will last forever.
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Part number for this bolt is a bit different in Canada.
There does not appear to be an actual difference, but Toyota lists the part numbers as:

2006-2009: 90119-14126
2010-2013: 90119-14144
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