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 Post subject: Re: RECALL: going into neutral / Speed Sensor failure
PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 5:41 pm 
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Larry_in_Seattle wrote:
For you CA folks, can you name the famous company from here?


I think that would be Costco?

It's good to hear Toyota is stepping up to the plate and repairing out of state RAV4 EV's even it is a bit more of a hassle.


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 Post subject: Re: RECALL: going into neutral / Speed Sensor failure
PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 7:10 pm 
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swogee wrote:
Larry_in_Seattle wrote:
For you CA folks, can you name the famous company from here?

I think that would be Costco?


And you would be right!

I'm not convinced that Toyota will be any better with 'normal' service work on our out of state cars, though. This is a federally mandated recall, so they had to suck it up. Having heard of folks, including local ones in WA, getting new ECU's and other parts, it does seem that they've lightened up a bit and that is great news for us folks in Cascadia.

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 Post subject: Re: RECALL: going into neutral / Speed Sensor failure
PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2015 11:36 pm 
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The funny thing is the note I received said the Gateway ECU could not be shipped by plane so it would take a few days.
Is there something in the Gate ECU that cannot be shipped via air?
Or is this BS to cover that it would take a few days to get one from Tesla?
I don't really care since they gave me a loaner but I thought the note was funny.

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 Post subject: Re: RECALL: going into neutral / Speed Sensor failure
PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2015 8:05 am 
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SeattleRav4 wrote:
Is there something in the Gate ECU that cannot be shipped via air?
Or is this BS to cover that it would take a few days to get one from Tesla?



Maybe Toyota is too cheap to pay for air freight for its few kg.

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 Post subject: Re: RECALL: going into neutral / Speed Sensor failure
PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 1:31 am 
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Took my Rav in to get the heater replaced and to get the firmware update, and now the car is bricked. The field technician from Denver doesn't know what is wrong (firmware? heater?) because it seems he didn't check that the car worked between each task. Now it's in limbo until he gets some support from Tesla or whomever.

To make matters worse, my other car was crushed by a tree this morning in an epic windstorm. The used car dealer said they'd give a loaner and Toyota offered to pay for a rental. But, ugh.


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 Post subject: Re: RECALL: going into neutral / Speed Sensor failure
PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 3:37 am 
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mickeymammoth wrote:
To make matters worse, my other car was crushed by a tree this morning in an epic windstorm. The used car dealer said they'd give a loaner and Toyota offered to pay for a rental. But, ugh.


That's horrible. What part of the country are you in? We had massive wind storms in the Puget Sound reason, including a tree falling on a Metro Bus, injuring the driver, about a mile from my house the other day.

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 Post subject: Re: RECALL: going into neutral / Speed Sensor failure
PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 4:38 am 
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Boulder, CO. We often get high winds; today's got up to 100 MPH. Watching the trees swing around, I'm not really surprised one came down. It was a huge 80-year old maple that was rotten inside. I'm glad it didn't fall on either of our houses. If only I had parked my ICE Rav4 a few feet up the street!


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 Post subject: Re: RECALL: going into neutral / Speed Sensor failure
PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 6:49 am 
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New Gateway ECU was ordered and received; now just waiting on the tech to do the work.


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 Post subject: Re: RECALL: going into neutral / Speed Sensor failure
PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2015 4:57 pm 
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mickeymammoth wrote:
New Gateway ECU was ordered and received; now just waiting on the tech to do the work.



Probably not related to the speed sensor / recall issue.


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 Post subject: Re: RECALL: going into neutral / Speed Sensor failure
PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2015 10:59 pm 
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Gateway ECU replacement didn't work. I await the next chapter in the glacial communication between Toyota and Tesla about my undrivable car.


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