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Dealership Ripoff #234312 Jul 27, 5:07pm Jul 27, 5:07pm
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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.

Re: Dealership Ripoff [Re: Project] #234313 Jul 27, 5:08pm Jul 27, 5:08pm
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that sucks... thumbsdown


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Re: Dealership Ripoff [Re: drivethru1986] #234314 Jul 27, 5:17pm Jul 27, 5:17pm
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you think they would be nice and fix it...anything for a quick buck


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Re: Dealership Ripoff [Re: Blondie] #234315 Jul 27, 5:43pm Jul 27, 5:43pm
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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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Re: Dealership Ripoff [Re: Polykarb] #234316 Jul 27, 5:50pm Jul 27, 5:50pm
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Re: Dealership Ripoff [Re: Virgilson] #234317 Jul 27, 6:01pm Jul 27, 6:01pm
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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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Re: Dealership Ripoff [Re: kevin2] #234318 Jul 27, 7:22pm Jul 27, 7:22pm
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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.

Re: Dealership Ripoff [Re: hephaestus] #234319 Jul 28, 8:47am Jul 28, 8:47am
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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...

Re: Dealership Ripoff [Re: ragingpaseo] #234320 Jul 28, 11:08pm Jul 28, 11:08pm
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Re: Dealership Ripoff [Re: ragingpaseo] #234321 Jul 28, 11:19pm Jul 28, 11:19pm
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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

Re: Dealership Ripoff [Re: CelicaRacer05] #234322 Jul 29, 12:19am Jul 29, 12:19am
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another reason y dealers shouldnt be trusted


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Re: Dealership Ripoff [Re: CaddyShack] #234323 Jul 29, 12:52am Jul 29, 12:52am
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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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Re: Dealership Ripoff [Re: RevMonster] #234324 Jul 29, 11:20am Jul 29, 11:20am
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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

Re: Dealership Ripoff [Re: Sultan] #234325 Jul 29, 11:32am Jul 29, 11:32am
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one simple rule about the auto business, dealers cannot be trusted...

Re: Dealership Ripoff [Re: ragingpaseo] #234326 Jul 29, 5:12pm Jul 29, 5:12pm
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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.

Re: Dealership Ripoff [Re: stormyone] #234327 Jul 29, 6:24pm Jul 29, 6:24pm
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my key gets stuck quite often...havt to wiggle it for a good couple of minutes.

Re: Dealership Ripoff [Re: Jamielee] #234328 Jul 29, 6:43pm Jul 29, 6:43pm
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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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Re: Dealership Ripoff [Re: mtminds] #234329 Jul 30, 7:49am Jul 30, 7:49am
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^^^nice run-on sentence. but yeah, that BS with the tires...sounds like a leaking valve...

Re: Dealership Ripoff [Re: ragingpaseo] #234330 Jul 30, 7:53am Jul 30, 7:53am
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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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Re: Dealership Ripoff [Re: ragingpaseo] #234331 Jul 30, 8:38am Jul 30, 8:38am
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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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