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Old 12-19-2012, 11:21 PM   #91
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Got my letter today, doubt it will be an issue but will file it away just in case.

But I wonder how many people are going to start hearing noises based on their receipt of this letter?!?
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:07 AM   #92
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Got my letter today, doubt it will be an issue but will file it away just in case.

But I wonder how many people are going to start hearing noises based on their receipt of this letter?!?
LOL.....and more apt to hear it if within the new extended warranty.
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:16 AM   #93
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Could call Toyota customer service and ask if the T.S.B. is on its way . Think it's 1-800-331-4331 . May try it tomorrow .
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:23 AM   #94
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Thanks. In addition to your garage being heated, you must have the most well lit garage in Connecticut! If I'm able to get a look at my Yaris on a rack (my tires are due for their free rotation ) and notice any rust at all on the head of either bolt, would that be reason enough to have it looked at by a Toyota dealer?.......Or would the lack of any of the sounds that others have described (and a lack of any other sound as well) mean that all is likely okay?
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:45 AM   #95
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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 .
I took mine in 2 or 3 weeks ago for the creaking (thunk) noise. Gave them the TSB I printed out from the forum. It's just 2 bolts they have to order and replace, not an 8 hour repair. Went back a couple days later and I was there 90 minutes.
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:48 AM   #96
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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.
That's when I first started hearing the rattle, more like a thunk sound. Since my bolts were replaced, I no longer hear it.
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:52 AM   #97
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I took mine in 2 or 3 weeks ago for the creaking noise. Gave them the TSB I printed out from the forum. It's just 2 bolts they have to order and replace, not an 8 hour repair. Went back a couple days later and I was there 90 minutes.
It actually takes me longer to put one of my cars on the lift than it does to swap out the bolts, but if one was sheared off, it would turn into a nightmare job, which is probably why the TSB lists it as an 8 hour job.
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:20 PM   #98
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Debbie is fortunate . Good to see it was a pleasant experience .
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:23 PM   #99
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One day we thought we heard a loud snap from the front as if something broke off due to being under pressure . Maybe it was debri on the road .
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:27 PM   #100
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It actually takes me longer to put one of my cars on the lift than it does to swap out the bolts, but if one was sheared off, it would turn into a nightmare job, which is probably why the TSB lists it as an 8 hour job.
Does it makes sense just not to wait till it brakes but to have it replaced?

Looks like I could do this even on my parkade without a lift (just by jacking the car)
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Old 12-20-2012, 04:02 PM   #101
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Does it makes sense just not to wait till it brakes but to have it replaced?

Looks like I could do this even on my parkade without a lift (just by jacking the car)
I think so. I did all three of my Yaris a couple of months ago, just to be safe, for about $12 total.
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:46 PM   #102
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I think so. I did all three of my Yaris a couple of months ago, just to be safe, for about $12 total.
Thanks

Just received an e-mail from my toyota dealer - they claim they 've never heard about this problem

will think what to do
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:33 PM   #103
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I took mine in 2 or 3 weeks ago for the creaking (thunk) noise. Gave them the TSB I printed out from the forum. It's just 2 bolts they have to order and replace, not an 8 hour repair. Went back a couple days later and I was there 90 minutes.
Thank you. This is very reassuring. My hesitancy re getting it checked out (even though sans noise) was fueled quite a bit by thinking an examination might likely equal a 'no return trip' to a repair that could end up taking 8 hours.
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:49 PM   #104
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It actually takes me longer to put one of my cars on the lift than it does to swap out the bolts, but if one was sheared off, it would turn into a nightmare job, which is probably why the TSB lists it as an 8 hour job.
^^^^^ I wish Toyota (via the T.S.B) had described this the way you did above. It would have saved those of us who are out of warranty the thought of needing a potential 8 hour repair.
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:47 PM   #105
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I took those bolt out two month ago and install UR lower 4 point bar. I dont see anything wrong with it.
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Old 12-21-2012, 02:02 AM   #106
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Called Toyota and they gave a reference number for when brought in . There's creaking from the rear end as well ( culprit ? ) . Have it in stereo at times . Anyway , here are the bolts taken yesterday ( right ones I hope ) . Look o.k. ? Last , how does CT get his undercarriage so clean ?
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Old 12-21-2012, 07:56 AM   #107
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Called Toyota and they gave a reference number for when brought in . There's creaking from the rear end as well ( culprit ? ) . Have it in stereo at times . Anyway , here are the bolts taken yesterday ( right ones I hope ) . Look o.k. ? Last , how does CT get his undercarriage so clean ?

I would really like to see one of the bolts that has failed on someone's car.

With the size of the bolts I don't believe that they can rust deep enough to weaken enough to fail. I have a funny feeling that the bolts in question have an issue where they were made either too soft or too brittle.

For the rear creaking, the springs or rear brakes are usually the culprit of that one. My 09 was doing it and I hit the perches with a light coat of silicone oil and it went away.

Don't you wax the bottom of your car too?
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:06 PM   #108
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" I would really like to see one of the bolts that has failed on someone's car. "

Would be nice to see a picture of the snaaped off bolt . Very slim chance .

" With the size of the bolts I don't believe that they can rust deep enough to weaken enough to fail. I have a funny feeling that the bolts in question have an issue where they were made either too soft or too brittle. "

Makes sense .

" For the rear creaking, the springs or rear brakes are usually the culprit of that one. My 09 was doing it and I hit the perches with a light coat of silicone oil and it went away. "

Thanks .

" Don't you wax the bottom of your car too? "

No . Don't wax the cars at all . A lift sure would be helpful . Maybe Santa will drop one off .
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