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Old 03-10-2019, 11:51 PM   #1
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No Issue After J02 Recall: Registry Thread

Just wanted to create a thread to see how many people have had their recalls completed and have not seen any issues after 500 miles or 800km. Seems only fair to get both sides of the story!



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Vehicle Mileage:51,673

Vehicle Make:FRS
Miles After Recall Performed: 1300
Other work completed with recall: Drive belt + spark plugs


Didn't do break in period. Just drove it like how I normally do.

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Old 03-11-2019, 12:56 AM   #3
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Vehicle Make: FRS
Miles After Recall: 1,8xx
Other work completed with recall: None

200 miles after, Only issue I had, they left a EVAP Solenoid unplugged. Wasn’t a big issue at all, I just connected it and cleared codes. Nothing since then. Crossing my fingers as I will be going supercharged within the next 2 months.

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Vehicle Mileage:51,673

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Miles After Recall Performed: 1300
Other work completed with recall: Timing belt + spark plugs


Didn't do break in period. Just drove it like how I normally do.
These cars don't have timing belts, they have timing chains, which shouldn't go bad for the life of the engine.




I like this thread. I'll be picking mine up probably today or tomorrow, so this gives me a little more confidence than the issues thread. Hopefully in a few weeks, I'll be posting here as well!
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These cars don't have timing belts, they have timing chains, which shouldn't go bad for the life of the engine. Hopefully in a few weeks, I'll be posting here as well!




I like this thread. I'll be picking mine up probably today or tomorrow, so this gives me a little more confidence than the issues thread.
Sorry I meant the drive belt. Was looking at the other issues thread about the recall at the same time of posting this post and someone looked like they had a timing chain cover leak.
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Sorry I meant the drive belt. Was looking at the other issues thread about the recall at the same time of posting this post and someone looked like they had a timing chain cover leak.
Mine had a small leak when I took it in. Hopefully they fix that when they reseal it.
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Mine had a small leak when I took it in. Hopefully they fix that when they reseal it.
I had a good amount of oil leaking from the timing chain cover. Literally the area under the dipstick was all black/burnt oil. So far so good after the recall/reseal of it as I am constantly monitoring it.
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My car is going to Subaru tomorrow morning. They've verbally told me both that there is no warranty except on the valve springs themselves (helpful...), and also that they will take care of any issues that arise because of their work. From experience, the latter is true, but either way, I'm holding my breath and crossing all my fingers...
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FR-S, ~51,000 miles, ~800 since the recall, including one autox.

Spark plugs, drive belt, clutch and related parts.

Zero issues or leaks.
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Old 03-12-2019, 01:51 PM   #10
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Vehicle mileage: 146,000 miles
Vehicle make: FR-S
Miles after recall: ~600 miles
Other work done with recall: spark plugs, sprocket,2 timing chains,2 lever cp-chn tens,chain guides, 2 chain tensioners, fuel delivery pipe.
Cost: 0
Loaner car: Corolla
Time in the shop: 3 weeks
Dealership: Mike Erdman Toyota, Cocoa Florida

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Called them about the recall, got scheduled for two weeks later. Went to the dealership and talked to who I thought was Jay the service manager and he said they would do the spark plugs and TOB for free. Great. (Turns out it wasn't Jay it was his brother.)
Went by the dealership the day before the recall to ask about removing my ESC. Talked to some other Service Manager guy and he said it was OK just disconnect the power leads. I told him about getting the spark plugs and TOB changed for free and he said no way. I said fine, I'll bring it somewhere else and drove off. Before I got out of the dealership I figured I should get this guy's name. He gave me his card and said let's go talk to Jay. The last time I dealt with Jay, he was the service manager at the old smaller location. That was five years ago when they changed my transmission. He was a great guy, totally on the customer's side. Now they moved to a new HUGE location and now Jay is the Service Director. So went and talked to Jay about him saying the spark plugs and TOB will be free. He said it wasn't me and wanted to charge me. I told him I know what's involved here and it should be free. He left came back and said OK and suggested I change the valve seals while they're at it for $400. I said OK.
Dropped the car off the next day and told the service advisor about the spark plugs, TOB and valve seals. She didn't know anything about. We go talk to Jay. He has no evidence of the $400 guides now they're $500. I say fine but I want an invoice before they do anything. They say OK I'll have one by the end of the day. Didn't happen. I thought about it overnight and decided not to pay $500 for something that ain't broke. Got there at 8:30 am to tell Jay to cancel the recall, I don't want it done. He says too late they already started. I was pissed. I told him fine, just do the recall for free. Forget about the sparkplugs, TOB and seals. This is Friday.
I get a call from Jay about 4 o'clock. He says they found evidence of an "overrev" and I need to take a look. Went there the next day 8:00 am. The service dept is closed. Jay shows me my engine and the valve timing is off. By about one tooth. I told him this is impossible, you guys must have changed it. He gave me a list of parts Toyota recommends changing. $748.34 worth of parts. I went and got my camera and took pictures noting that everything was in pristine condition. I even pointed out that the chains, sprockets, guides and tensioners were in perfect condition. Then he mentioned the CEL the car came in with. I told him he was completely full of shit. The only CEL the car ever had was 5 years ago when I put the ESC on without a tune. I told him I don't think the car would even run in this condition. I told him I was going to call Corporate. He gave me the number.
I didn't do anything until Tuesday. Thought I would give Jay a chance to weasel out of the situation. Called Jay asked what's going on? He said nothing, have you talked to corporate? I said no, I wanted to give you a chance, but if that's what you want , so be it. Called corporate several times over a couple weeks just trying to get a third party to look at the engine. What it finally came down to was it was between me and Jay.
In the mean time, my loaner car had a maintainence alarm came on after the second week. Called them and said don't worry about it. Called them again and told them I don't know how long I will need the car, may be months for all I know. They said bring it by. I go there and the say Jay wants to talk to me. Oh no. He said he worked it out with the regional manager and that they would pay for all the recommended parts and they would change the spark plugs for free. Car should be done tomorrow. Went and picked it up the next day. The car runs perfect. Checked the oil and noticed it wasn't my dipstick. The oil was WAY overfilled and I noticed the dipstick tube was glued in.
Well that was 11 days and 600 miles ago and so far no problems at all. Hope it doesn't blow up. Here's my invoice.
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Vehicle mileage: 146,000 miles
Vehicle make: FR-S
Miles after recall: ~600 miles
Other work done with recall: spark plugs, sprocket,2 timing chains,2 lever cp-chn tens,chain guides, 2 chain tensioners, fuel delivery pipe.
Cost: 0
Loaner car: Corolla
Time in the shop: 3 weeks
Dealership: Mike Erdman Toyota, Cocoa Florida

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Checked the oil and noticed it wasn't my dipstick. The oil was WAY overfilled and I noticed the dipstick tube was glued in.
I realize that "no issues" is relative in this recall, and that not having a blown engine is now the measure of success. But multiple times in this thread I've read things I'd consider to be issues and this story and the oil / glued in dipstick would be something I'd consider an issue, even if my engine didn't blow up.

That said, hope all continues well as far as not having major issues.
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600'ish miles since recall +plugs, belt, clutch, TOB

So far so good.
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I think this registry thread would serve the community better if there was a minimum mileage restriction before reporting - maybe something in the range of 1-3,000 miles?

Reading the above reports of 200 or 500 problem-free miles are honestly pointless when there are reports of motors grenading at 500+ miles post repair.


I understand the majority of failures are happening very soon after repair, but still.....
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