Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Oregon, USA
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I'm wondering if my Toyota dealer in Gresham is on the level. Today I stopped by the service dept. because my "Service Req'd" dash light cam on last week. Time for a tire rotation? Only $89 bucks, and they do the "service inspection" too while they're at it. No thanks.
It has only been about 5000 miles since my last synthetic oil change and my odometer is at 57,000, so I mentioned maybe I'll wait and bring it in for oil service at 60,000 miles. The service guy said Toyota recommends power flushing the transmission at 60,000 miles and changing differential fluids too, to the tune of $900.
When I say I thought the trans was a sealed unit with no dipstick and no fluid changes, he says he has never heard that. Also says if I skip it and then have trans problems later, my certified used warranty 7year/100,000 maybe won't cover it.
I think I'll try the other dealer way across town next week and see what they have to say about it. I don't mind changing it if needed, but they said they don't drop the pan to change the filter, just power flush it. Sounds fishy.
2014 Limited AWD without LDA, IPA, BSM.