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Am I the only one that thought this was basically the conclusion that was made obvious months ago? I really hope Toyota goes after the people that tried to scam them, or at least releases a statement along the lines of, "we cannot be responsible for the idiocy of some consumers". A good verbal smack-down would be great.

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When would you ever need more than 2 mats (carpet and maybe an "all-weather" plastic mat)?
Seriously. Even then, though, aren't the all-weather mats just supposed to go directly on the floor - replacing the stock mats?
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post #12 of 86
No kiddin' eh'?

Steps to stop a car:

Step 1: Hit brake.
 
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post #13 of 86
Not always- in many cases the all weather mats are shorter, so the carpet mats cover the rest of the floor. Plus it works fine most of the time.

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Seriously. Even then, though, aren't the all-weather mats just supposed to go directly on the floor - replacing the stock mats?
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Am I the only one that thought this was basically the conclusion that was made obvious months ago? I really hope Toyota goes after the people that tried to scam them, or at least releases a statement along the lines of, "we cannot be responsible for the idiocy of some consumers". A good verbal smack-down would be great.



Seriously. Even then, though, aren't the all-weather mats just supposed to go directly on the floor - replacing the stock mats?
Maybe. But the carpet mats usually fit under the rubber mats. Thus, the rubber mats don't sit higher, regardless.
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The rubber, all-weather floor mats on my 2008 Prius are stamped clearly: 'Do no place on top of existing floormats.' When I received my car new from the dealership, that's exactly how they were installed.

It has created no problems for me whatsoever in nearly 3 years of ownership with both mats stacked the whole time.
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post #16 of 86
Man then that is a lot of people who don't know each other trying to scam Toyota for the same issue. Seems too far fetched to me. I still say Toyota screwed up.
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Man then that is a lot of people who don't know each other trying to scam Toyota for the same issue. Seems too far fetched to me. I still say Toyota screwed up.
Ever hear of something known as insurance fraud? Those people (99.999% of them) don't know each other either, yet it's still done every day of every year (among the reasons why premiums are so high).
It's not unreasonable to assume that a (still, relatively small minority) of people thought they could scam their way into money or a new car by claiming the very same problems happened to them.
Edited by Trigunflame - 2/8/11 at 2:40pm
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post #18 of 86
So what? Its still their car!

What they don't check out everything they put into their own cars?? Come on, this is a joke. Quit throwing the blame.
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So what? Its still their car!

What they don't check out everything they put into their own cars?? Come on, this is a joke. Quit throwing the blame.
they can't control the idiot behind the wheel
post #20 of 86
I read something about the run-away Prius. When it went to court Toyota had some kind of black box, and that proved that the guy was faking it. If I remember right I think Toyota is now taking he to court.
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