Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Reno, NV
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I've followed this site off and on for several years and have been impressed with the comaraderie and helpfulness you all have show each other.
I drive an '06 Ltd and have been quite happy with it.
Until last month, when we drove over Siskiyou Pass in a big snowstorm. Handled great, as always, but at some point the hose to the vapor canister filter got broken clean off.
Medford Toyota service writer said I could drive home OK, it wouldn't impact drivability. Got home and Reno Toyota tells me the canister itself is now mucked up and needs replaced, to the tune of $1500!
In reading your posts I get the sense this is a manufacturing defect that Toyota addressed in later models, but neither Reno Toyota nor Toyota Customer Service agree. Even the parts guy said he couldn't find a shield for the '08, '09 or '10s, and I am livid.
Has anyone had any success getting Toyota to take responsiility for this, and fix it so it can't happen again?