Melting shiny dash that creates safety issues when driving.
Noticed about 5 or 6 months ago that the dashboard had this sticky, gummy residue and nothing I did would remove it. Also noticed 2 different cracks as well. I am the original owner and this car has been well taken care of, parked in a closed garage when not in use. There\'s no reason I should be experiencing these types of issues unless Toyota used sub-par products during manufacturing, which I now know is the case. This is my first attempt in seeking resolution.
I purchased a certified used Toyota car (Vehicle VIN: 4T1CE30P55U513303) on 12/22/2008 from Fremont Toyota dealer (5851 Cushing Parkway Fremont, CA 94538), which leads a nightmare as it’s a wrecked certification rejected car with 2 tire valve stems broken on day 1 and day 8 after purchase and another 2 tires flat again on May 10 A. The rear right tire valve stem broke on 12/23/2008 (the first day after purchase) and the tire pressure monitoring system indicator (TPWS) was on so I drove the car to the service department on 12/24/2008. Dealer claim they fixed the problem and also checked all the other tires and make sure they are working. B. On 1/1/2009, the front right tire valve stem broke again and the TPWS was NOT on. This happened when we drove on Highway 5 at 75 miles/hour and we don’t even know the tire already 2/3 was flatting!! We happened to look for restaurant at that time and a person coming out of restaurant pointed to us this flat tire! If we did not exit for rest, all 5 passengers in the car could no longer be in this world now. C. Further discovery on this car reveals: Two times tire valve stem broken in less than 10 days (including first day) after purchase. another 2 times tires got flat in May 2010! 1. Bondo was applied on the following areas: Left fender on rear behind wheel opening area; Right door from upper center to bottom of door; and, Right quarter panel in front of wheel opening area The amount of Bondo applied to the subject vehicle, clearly indicates the damage/wreck/repair in these areas were extensive. 2.Sand scratched and dirt under paint are obvious in many areas, this is the result of a poor quality re-paint job. The re-paint of the vehicle is further evidenced by the paint mil gauge readings from 8mils to 12 mils. This matches Kearny Mesa Toyota’s 160 point REJECTION. 3.The paint job alone estimate (not including the body repair) was over $2200 and yet was this re-paint was not reported. The faulty paint job is a known defect to anyone that looks at the vehicle in the automotive industry. 4. The right fender was previously removed. 5. Over-spray found on many areas — Again an easy indication that the subject vehicle was repainted in a defective manner. 6. The wheel alignments of vehicle are out of specs. 7. Aftermarket alarm not removed. Toyota states on its website that it inspects and removes all after market items. However, the aftermarket alarm was not removed. It did not do an adequate job inspecting the alarm as the carpet surrounding the alarm failed. The failure of the driver pillar is also caused from an after-market wire that was not properly installed or inspected. 8. Wheel nut on left rear wheel is different size 9. Left upper window strip on door opening is missing clip 10. Sunroof interior liner failing 11. Driver pillar broke, driver bottom seat cover broke on 1/1/2009 12. The front lower vehicle support on frame has been damaged prior to repaint 13. TPMS not working on 1/1/2009 14. Misrepresentation on warranty plan at time of sale
0 Complaints submitted to NHTSA for 2005 TOYOTA Solara