Re: further info?
It's a picture of a car with a big red exclamation point. If you look it up in the owner's manual, it says to take the car to a dealer.
what electrics did you have problems with?
the control display would start flickering off and on, which would stall the car. This first happened when I was going up a highway overpass. I was about halfway up and was able to coast over and down the other side. The electronics were out including the gear display.
what were you doing before you had problems?
First time: normal stop & go driving around town, although we had been out for a while
Second time: same as first
Third time: highway driving, about 70-75 mph, for a little over an hour
Fourth time:same as first, but not as much time
what happened after your electrics went out?
The car died. No power whatsoever. Although, after a while, I could start the car again (warning light still on), but then it would die again a few minutes later. It limped from the highway to my place of employment (about 5-10 miles away from where it first died) and it died three times along the way.
has your dealer pulled any error codes? (have they even looked?)
The first time they couldn't find anything wrong. But we had only seen the warning light when we brought it in (the car hadn't died). I got the impression that the dealer thought it was a sensor malfunction or something.
The second time, it was a Saturday and the dealer asked us if we could bring it in on Monday morning. I figured "sure", because we hadn't seen any problems beyond the warning light. On the way home is when it died on the overpass and etc etc. When it got back to the dealer on Monday, they replaced the battery (the regular one, not the big one in the back).
The third time (Easter Sunday) the light came on while we were going out of town to see family. I called Toyota and had it towed to the Waco dealership since I didn't want it to die on the highway again. They had it for about 10 days and replaced something involving the transmission. I picked it up yesterday from the Sales dept (Service dept closed on Saturday) and they couldn't give me any specifics. I will find that out tomorrow (Monday) morning.
Today, just one day after driving the car back home from Waco, the light is on again. No symptons other than the warning light, but it will be going back to the Plano dealership tomorrow morning.
so far, I don't have enough information to even speculate...
Well, I'm mainly curious if anyone else has had problems like this. I can't believe that I would be the only one.