Totota Motor Company Complaint - Tensioner Replacement With Belt

Review by seniorfluff on 2007-12-04
THIBODAUX, LOUISIANA -- Bought 2004 Camry in April 2004, it has only 31,418 miles and I had to have the Tensioner replaced along with a belt.

The cost $536.00. The Tensioner should last a lot longer than 31,418 miles. This is my second Toyota. Had a 1991 Corolla prior to this Camry and had absolutely no problems with it. In fact sold it to buy this Camry and had never had repair work done on it other than timing belt changed approximately one 1/2 yrs prior to my selling the car. Had it for 13 years and had 143,000 miles on it when it was sold.

Toyota should put more warranty into their cars. My daughter bought a Camry six months prior to my purchase and her dealer gave her a warranty of 100,000 miles.

Toyota should reimburse the cost of repairs under 50,000 miles.
Please respond to my complaint.
Comments:3 Replies - Latest reply on 2007-12-05
Posted by tnchuck100 on 2007-12-04:
What warranty was provided when you bought the car? Typical used car warranty is 90 days or x number of miles, some are actually "AS-IS". These things are made by man. They are not perfect. Anything can fail at any time. Your '91 Corolla seems to be exception if you never had any problems.

I really don't see a problem here. It is just one of those things that can happen.
Posted by Slimjim on 2007-12-04:
$536 to replace a tensioner and belt? Not so much the part failure would bother me as the repair bill for something so basic.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-12-05:
Something is wrong here. Toyota has a 5/60 on the powertrain, you should have NEVER paid for this. Either this is a bogus post or the poster got royally boned

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