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Toyota says they can't do anything. #281229 Sep 21, 5:13pm Sep 21, 5:13pm
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Toyota says they can't do anything.
Ok here's the deal..

my gf's mom has an 03' celica that she has had for almost a year now with less than 8k on it (so still under warranty). during the weekend a CEL came on for her, so i assumed it was the gas tank problem. so i tightened it up and reset the ecu. she went a couple days w/o the light and now its back on. she brought it to toyota and told them about the whole resetting of the ecu, but now they're telling her since we reset the ecu they cant find what the problem is. is this BS?


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Re: Toyota says they can't do anything. [Re: SquadOne] #281230 Sep 21, 5:15pm Sep 21, 5:15pm
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i don't know. I've heard nothing but random BS stories about yoda dealerships. It could be since you reset the ECU they probably couldn't pull the trouble code from the ECU?


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Re: Toyota says they can't do anything. [Re: Polykarb] #281231 Sep 21, 5:24pm Sep 21, 5:24pm
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Thats bs The light has already come on a second time; they should be able to download the 2nd trouble code. The 1st one is lost, but the 2nd one is there for all to see.


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Re: Toyota says they can't do anything. [Re: ExNihilo] #281232 Sep 21, 5:32pm Sep 21, 5:32pm
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nvm, my gf wasn't really concise on what she was trying to telling me. she meant toyota cant check the light YET because her brother reset it this morning too; and the dealer said they have to wait til the lights comes on again. thanks guys for your help anyway thumbsup


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Re: Toyota says they can't do anything. [Re: SquadOne] #281233 Sep 21, 5:34pm Sep 21, 5:34pm
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bah! close the thread!

Re: Toyota says they can't do anything. [Re: RookieGTS] #281234 Sep 21, 6:48pm Sep 21, 6:48pm
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All CELs are permanently recorded into the ECUs memory. They can check all of the CELs that have ever come up. Bet you didn't know that...

Re: Toyota says they can't do anything. [Re: silver] #281235 Sep 21, 11:27pm Sep 21, 11:27pm
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just for them to check it will cost like 80.00bucks... thumbsdown

Re: Toyota says they can't do anything. [Re: Virgilson] #281236 Sep 22, 12:18am Sep 22, 12:18am
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Re: Toyota says they can't do anything. [Re: silver] #281237 Sep 22, 7:34pm Sep 22, 7:34pm
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Originally Posted by silver
All CELs are permanently recorded into the ECUs memory. They can check all of the CELs that have ever come up. Bet you didn't know that...


...kinda correct, but not in this case... i have my own OBD-II reader, on the reader there is one option for reading active codes, and one for reading past codes, just because the light isnt on doesnt mean the code isnt still in there... BUT!!! this is only the case when the code is properly cleared with an OBD-II code reader, if it was cleared by removing a battery terminal and putting it back on all codes stored in "long term memory" are LOST...

Re: Toyota says they can't do anything. [Re: shoulin] #281238 Sep 22, 7:50pm Sep 22, 7:50pm
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take it to an other dealer, it works all the time, but dont tell them you reset anything, never tell ur dealer you fucked around with it, because then they will blame it on u, so yeah

Re: Toyota says they can't do anything. [Re: Clos] #281239 Sep 23, 10:10am Sep 23, 10:10am
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Yeah, like what Clos said never tell them that you did anything, those dealer guys will always try to blame you to get out of fixing your car on warranty, but if it's not on warranty and you're going to have to pay anywayz then it's probably better to tell them what you have done.

Re: Toyota says they can't do anything. [Re: Virgilson] #281240 Sep 23, 12:56pm Sep 23, 12:56pm
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Originally Posted by Virgilson
just for them to check it will cost like 80.00bucks... thumbsdown


do you have a autozone near you? they will do it for free...

Re: Toyota says they can't do anything. [Re: gotnos] #281241 Sep 23, 1:56pm Sep 23, 1:56pm
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IBTL rofl

Originally Posted by Clos
take it to an other dealer, it works all the time, but dont tell them you reset anything, never tell ur dealer you fucked around with it, because then they will blame it on u, so yeah


Then the dealership blames you and they can charge you full price because its not covered under warranty. FUCKERS!


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Re: Toyota says they can't do anything. [Re: Sancho] #281242 Sep 23, 5:54pm Sep 23, 5:54pm
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IBTL! Go to autozone, get a free check. Toyota will still tell you they need to diagnose it and will charge you IF the problem isn't covered under warranty. If the problem is covered, so is the Diagnostic. Don't let them push you around. YOU are the one having trouble with THEIR product.

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