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Over the last weekend, my three months old 2017 Hybrid XLE had a huge coolant leak. After the tech at the service center confirmed it's an warranty issue since not a single scratch was found on the splash guard, the entire radiator was replaced. Has anyone else experience this "one in a million"(what the Toyota service tech called it) problem? Should I start having doubt about quality of Toyota and worry about it being a "lemon"?
 

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Should I start having doubt about quality of Toyota and worry about it being a "lemon"?
No, one defective radiator somehow snuck thru final inspection at the radiator factory Toyota buys them from.
 

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Those things are amazingly fragile, its a wonder more of them don't fail. Its a pretty easy fix anyway so I wouldn't worry about it. Just watch for drips for the next month or so.
 

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Parts fail, it happens. It doesn't mean your car is a lemon. Brand new vehicles aren't perfect, that's why you have a warranty.
 

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thanks folks. Toyota just coincidentally sent me a new owner survey this week.. talk about bad timing on their end.
 

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Has anyone else experience this "one in a million"(what the Toyota service tech called it) problem? Should I start having doubt about quality of Toyota and worry about it being a "lemon"?
:eek: PSST...your paranoia is showing :eek:

Just joshing you I'd be upset as well. :p
 

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Had that leaking radiator problem with a relatively new Subaru Forester, which subsequently turned out to be a lemon. However, unless some other problem develops I would regard the problem with your Toyota hybrid as a "one off" since the reliability of that Toyota and its hybrid system has been well established.
 
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