Toyota Dealer Frauds
Toyota Customer Complaint - Stadium Toyota
5088 North Dale Mabry Highway
Tampa, Florida 33614
Name: Tom Zopf
Complaint: Six months after purchasing a brand new 2006 Toyota Sienna XLE, the paint is flaking off the hood. The dealer and Toyota USA have refused to repaint the hood, citing "environmental reasons" (Florida Love Bugs). I have driven many cars for hundreds of thousands of miles through Love Bugs. I have never had one mark on a car, let alone the 50 spots on my Sienna's hood. Their selection of an inferior paint leaves no doubt in my mind that they are incompetent.
The service manager at the dealer said the recommend spraying cooking oil on the hood to protect the paint during Love Bug season. The Toyota Customer service hot-line said the paint is not covered under the warranty, and Toyota USA in California said the same thing.
Don't be fooled into buying a Toyota because of their "reputation". In todays world, they suck worse than US manufacturers. This is the only car I have ever bought that had defect issues. Toyota Sucks.