Rodents Chew Soy-Coated Wires
Somewhere in the mid-2000's there was an industry-wide push by automakers to replace plastic and glass-based wiring insulation with a more eco-friendly soy-based coating. It's biodegradable, commendable, and a complete disaster for owners. …Continue reading article "Rodents Chew Soy-Coated Wires"
RAV4 ECM Transmission Failure
There are a ton of vehicles out there eligible for the title of 'worst transmission on the road' and the 2001-2003 RAV4 is in the mix. Harsh shifting, jumping from gear-to-gear, sluggish acceleration and ultimately transmission failure are …Continue reading article "RAV4 ECM Transmission Failure"
Prius Headlight Problems
Prius owners are up in arms about the performance of their high-intensity headlights. Known formally as high-intensity discharge (HID) lights, they either work intermittently -- making nighttime driving a lot more 'exciting' -- or fail enti…Continue reading article "Prius Headlight Problems"
Prius Brake Defects
There is growing concern about the calibration of the brake system in the 3rd-generation Prius. More and more owners are starting to report that they're unhappy with the braking performance of their Prius, some even going so far as to say t…Continue reading article "Prius Brake Defects"
Toyota Excessive Oil Consumption
An increasing number of Toyota vehicles are experiencing excessive oil consumption which may be the result of defective piston rings. Toyota, in all their 'deny-til-we-die' splendor, is reportedly denying warranty coverage on many oil consu…Continue reading article "Toyota Excessive Oil Consumption"
Toyota Vehicles with Recalled Takata Airbags
Parts supplier, Takata, manufactured defective, shrapnel-hurling airbag inflators that need to be recalled. The issue affects over 37 million vehicles spread out across 24 brands, making it one of the largest (and most dangerous) recalls in…Continue reading article "Toyota Vehicles with Recalled Takata Airbags"
One of the automotive world's worst science projects is coming to an end. Toyota dashboards have long been known to melt under the heat of the sun. The melted dashes warp and extrude a strange, goo-like substance that is oddly shiny and sti…Continue reading article "Melting Dashboards"
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