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Project Jul 28, 12:07am - #234312 
2001 White Toyota Celica GT
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2001 Toyota Celica GT

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Dealership Ripoff

My key had gotten stuck in my ignition and would not turn completely off. I took it to the dealership, not only was it not covered under the extended warranty, but they wanted to charge me $331.45 to fix it.
Don't bother if this happens to you. Simply take the ignition switch out yourself and take it to a locksmith.
they only charged me $15 to fix it.
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drivethru1986
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drivethru1986 Jul 28, 12:08am - #234313 

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that sucks... thumbsdown

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Blondie Jul 28, 12:17am - #234314 

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you think they would be nice and fix it...anything for a quick buck

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Polykarb
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Polykarb Jul 28, 12:43am - #234315 

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2000 Toyota Celica

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i had that same problem, my key wouldn't come out of the ignition, so i had to leave it in their.

Then a locksmith was called by toyota and he ghetto rigged my ignition switch, can take key out but it's all ghetto now.

Going for a new switch tomarrow under warranty

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Virgilson
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Virgilson Jul 28, 12:50am - #234316 

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2000 Toyota Celica GT

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kevin2 Jul 28, 1:01am - #234317 
2000 White Toyota Celica
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I have the same problem and it was fix under extended warranty. You better speack to a toyota rep.

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hephaestus
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hephaestus Jul 28, 2:22am - #234318 
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I don't know if this is your first dealings w/a Toyota dealerships. Other than oil changes, scheduled maintenance, and I forget the third. They will rip you off. Even the oil changes and most of the maintenance you can do yourself. Then they might say there's a problem that will cost $2000 to fix. The dealership will charged you an arm and a leg or give you the worst time even if covered by warranty. Just remember this - when you go back, put your face paint on. It's your way and they're going to do it like it or not. Go Braveheart on their asses. To bad you're in TX. I could fix that for nothing other than a sandwich, because I'm dying for a nice BLT or hoogie.
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ragingpaseo Jul 28, 3:47pm - #234319 
2003 blue Toyota Celica
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don't get an oil change from the dealers, especially the "express lube." i had missing headers heatshield bolts, missing oil filler caps, dripping oil, and a broken antenna all from a simply oil on my paseo in the past...
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SatinSilverGTS Jul 29, 6:08am - #234320 

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CelicaRacer05 Jul 29, 6:19am - #234321 

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Originally Posted by ragingpaseo
don't get an oil change from the dealers, especially the "express lube." i had missing headers heatshield bolts, missing oil filler caps, dripping oil, and a broken antenna all from a simply oil on my paseo in the past...


ya i had missing heat shield bolts, and some how they said i had low oil, though the cel for oil never came on
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CaddyShack Jul 29, 7:19am - #234322 

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another reason y dealers shouldnt be trusted

another honda kill story is always welcome
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RevMonster Jul 29, 7:52am - #234323 

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2003 Toyota Celica

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My key got stuck in the ignition about three weeks after I bought the car. I just kept bending the key and tinkering until it came out... and it never bothered me again. Who knows.

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Sultan Jul 29, 6:20pm - #234324 

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I've heard some dealer horror stories - luckily mine is cool... the guys give me sweet deals and even put aftermarket non-TRD mods on for me - wink
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ragingpaseo Jul 29, 6:32pm - #234325 
2003 blue Toyota Celica
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one simple rule about the auto business, dealers cannot be trusted...
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stormyone
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stormyone Jul 30, 12:12am - #234326 

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Cincinnati, OH
My dealer has always been cool with me. Theyve given me some very good deals and havent even charged me for some stuff that I've had them check out.
I hear some people talk about how much their Toyota Dealer charges to do some things and I'm like "what? Thats outrageous!" Dealerships are independantly owned - it just depends on who owns the dealership.
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Jamielee Jul 30, 1:24am - #234327 
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my key gets stuck quite often...havt to wiggle it for a good couple of minutes.
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mtminds
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mtminds Jul 30, 1:43am - #234328 

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when i bought my cel at sun toyata they had me sign this paper deal about maintenance if i do all of the maint with them i have free tires for as long as i have the car less than a 1000 miles my tire goes flat wont hold air i bring it back they told me i had bad tire and it would cost $150 to replace it i pulled out copy of paper and they said thats only good for whole set and this tire is not covered so i told them ill buy your cars and yall can take all other deal stick in your tail pipes and smokem

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ragingpaseo Jul 30, 2:49pm - #234329 
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^^^nice run-on sentence. but yeah, that BS with the tires...sounds like a leaking valve...
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Polykarb
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Polykarb Jul 30, 2:53pm - #234330 

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The key in the ignition is a long toyota flaw with the way they manufacture the ignition "LOCK" mechanism, the plate in the switch can get stuck after a while.

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Traviesa86
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Traviesa86 Jul 30, 3:38pm - #234331 

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Originally Posted by ragingpaseo
one simple rule about the auto business, dealers cannot be trusted...


got that right...i haven't heard many positive things about toyota and their dealers thumbsdown

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