Prado Recall

Submitted: Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 11:13
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This recall was announced in May, but I just read it in the Australian this morning and thought I should post it here.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

"...the lower ball joint may seperate from the knuckle..."

Geebers Toyota, what the hell are you doing!?

To busy worrying about giving mum the ride comfort for dropping the kids off at school!!!
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Reply By: WheelTravel - Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 11:15

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 11:15
OOps, forgot to give the link:

http://www.recalls.gov.au/view_recall_detail.php?Recall_ID_Auto=13360
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Reply By: Wizard1 - Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 11:45

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 11:45
I think your a little late.......and over reacting a little.

As a Prado owner I received the letter over a month ago, with the same warning....called Toyota where the car was already being serviced and it they were already in the process of inspection and replacement. Which is why you should advise Toyota Australia, or your respective make's manufaturer, whenever you change address, as they have no visability of individual dealer records.

Toyota did pay down the "catastophic" potential if this problem occured. The re-call was as a result of a problem during manufacture not a design fault, so perhaps your assumption of the problem is a little off track. "The sky isn't falling chicken little!!!"

My Prado has proven time and time again off road that it is not a domestic taxi.........showing up some of those "other" 4WDs.

Wizard
Prado TD
Gold Coast

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Follow Up By: WheelTravel - Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 12:17

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 12:17
Late I may be pal, but the fact that Toyota is still spending a lot of money advertising this fact means there will still be numerous Prado's out there with the problem unchecked.

I'm not attacking Toyota's little piggy, I drive one myself. Don't get your panties in a knot!

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Follow Up By: vitara - Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 13:47

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 13:47
Thanks 4 the warning wheeltravel, my mate has one and he bought it second hand maybe he hasn't been notified as he doesn't take it to toyota for servicing,I don't recall him saying any thing about it having to take it in for a recall. Your warning is appreciated by some> I can guarante you that if something went wrong with Wizard1's prado and wasn't for warned he would be the first one to probably wan't to sue toyota's ar@e for it if any accidents (god forbid) were caused from it. I don't think you had to apologise to him or were you just being sarcastic hmmmm !!!Take Care Vitara
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Reply By: Wizard1 - Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 12:33

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 12:33
Your tone and language only confirms why the original uneducated and poorly thought comments that were placed in your original post.

If you are annoyed at Toyota's manufaturing or design ethicthen why not contact them..............

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Follow Up By: WheelTravel - Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 12:44

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 12:44
Sorry mate,

I have obviously offended you. I was simply letting people know in case they didn't.

Please accept my apologies.

Cheerio
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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 12:56

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 12:56
Much better to have a manufacturer that has the guts to do the recall than have one who won't.

The ball joint cover and ball joint replacement were the only two recalls in the 90series Prados. Typical Toyota reliability, and one of the best desert vehicles around.

Cheers
Phil
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Follow Up By: Rosco - Bris. - Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 14:34

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 14:34
G'day Phil

Do you know of any manufacturers who wouldn't issue a recall notice, if it was a safety related issue??

I would have thought it would be standard procedure, regardless of make.

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 15:04

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 15:04
Hi Rosco,

I'd expect it to be standard procedure too.

What about Ford in the USA with the "exploders", and Firestone with the tyres fitted to them.
And I'd guess Toyota are doing battle with consumers with the 100series front end. Sounds like a safety issue to me.

I guess my reply was directed at the "anti-Prado" sentiment, being a past satisfied owner who used it heaps offroad. My Prados did 3 Simpson crossings including Madigan Line, 3 Anne Beadell Hwy trips, 4 High Country trips and a heap of weekend club trips without a problem.

Cheers
Phil
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Reply By: TASPAJ - Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 16:25

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 16:25
Sell it and buy a Pajero!
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Follow Up By: Greg Harewood - Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 16:43

Tuesday, Jul 12, 2005 at 16:43
Can you recall forum posts?
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Follow Up By: Gerhardp1 - Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 01:12

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 01:12
Isn't it Mitsubishi that has the worst record on earth for making crap product and not recalling any of it?
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 16:03

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 16:03
When i had a problem with Toyota, the RAA told me that Mitsubishi were the best company to deal with - stood by their products better than the bigger players.

Cheers
phil
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Follow Up By: Gerhardp1 - Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 18:39

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 18:39
Yeah, right. obviously you don't read the papers much. Mitsubishi failed to recall faulty vehicles in a systematic attempt to save money for a number of years until they were finally forced to do something. Can't remember the dates exactly.

Try this link

http://www.factbook.net/EGRF_Irresponsible_manufacturers.htm

The RAA obviously doesn't read things either.
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Follow Up By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 20:38

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 20:38
Gerhard,

The RAA experience is purely local - dealing with their members problems here in Adelaide. They told me that the local Mitsubishi Customer Service and the way they deal with warranty claims was one of the best. Why should I doubt them?

What happens worldwide, may not be relevant locally.

Cheers
Phil
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Reply By: TASPAJ - Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 08:56

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 08:56
Mitsubishi making crap product hey, not in my book. i give my NH pajero hell in the bush and what do you think breaks? Nothing.
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Follow Up By: Gerhardp1 - Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 18:41

Wednesday, Jul 13, 2005 at 18:41
Try this link then

http://www.factbook.net/EGRF_Irresponsible_manufacturers.htm

Here's a bit of an extract from one of the articles on the above site

Now, it turns out the Pajero may not have been so sound after all. It is one of the models listed in the recall of 620,000 Mitsubishi cars and trucks sold in Japan and overseas over the past 10 years. While Minami's problem is not among the defects listed as reasons for the recall, which include faulty brake hoses and defective clutches, product liability lawyers maintain that Mitsubishi is only owning up to part of the problem. After all, Mitsubishi appears to have deliberately hidden consumer complaints in a company locker rather than turning them over to the government.
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