I drive a Mobilio Spike (2005) in Japan. That model year was recalled en masse due to transmission design problems that cause shudder on acceleration. I have complained about this problem to the dealership a few times, but never got any information about the recall. It turns out that my car's production date is outside of the range of the recall by just a couple months, even though it suffers from the same problem. What can I do? I don't need any country-specific information, just general ideas if anyone knows how the recall system works. Oh, the extended warranty period to deal with the transmission issue is past, although I did raise the issue with the dealer during the warranty period--and those conversations are part of my official service record.
posted by biwa-shu
on Feb 25, 2014 -
The title says it all. EVERY SINGLE dehumidifier I have for my personal use, as well as the ones we use at my workplace's records storage rooms have now been recalled. Has anyone used anything worth buying? I want one which is quiet and will auto-restart/retain settings after a power failure [more inside]
posted by OTA
on Sep 16, 2013 -
How do memoir writers jog their memories? How have you (in the absence of note-taking during or immediately after transformative periods in your life) jogged your memory? [more inside]
posted by blue suede stockings
on Sep 3, 2013 -
What is the technical term for this type of recall?
A student (possibly with ADD) plays a puzzle game while listening to a class (there's no relationship between the puzzle game and the content of the class). Later, while relaxing at home, he plays the game again and by doing that recalls the content of the class.
posted by fries
on Jun 14, 2013 -
How much do you remember your teen years and, if not a lot, then when did you start to lose those memories? [more inside]
posted by kanata
on Jun 12, 2012 -
My friend became pregnant while taking birth control that Pfizer later recalled. She is young and not particularly internet savvy. She is keeping the child and she asked me to help her find a lawyer to explore a potential lawsuit against Pfizer and for advice on dealing with media interest in this story. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on May 14, 2012 -
I'm very interested in the upcoming Wisconsin recall elections and am having trouble finding much reporting on them. Are there any good web sites out there covering the recall elections, like Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight does for national elections?
posted by mr_crash_davis
on Jul 18, 2011 -
Asking for a friend: "I've got a 2005 Corolla. That year/make is one of those selectively affected by the Toyota recall re: random stalling. I never received a notice that my car was affected, but I did buy (and transfer the title) fairly recently. Anyway, my car stalled--basically on the highway at rush hour..." [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake
on Dec 29, 2010 -
In light of last year's extensive recalls and "runaway vehicle" issues, is it safe to buy a new Toyota? [more inside]
posted by DMan
on Sep 18, 2010 -
Whenever I think of a person out of the past (I'm 67, and have an excellent recall of schoolmates and even casual acquaintances from the distant past) a mental thumbnail photograph of that person always pops into my thoughts. Accurate in every way. I find almost no names in memory without full face photographs, probably thousands of them. My question, is this a rare ability or is it common?
posted by fkeese
on Oct 30, 2007 -
Outlook question: I tried to recall a message, and now every day I get 30 or so e-mails telling me that the recall effort failed. How do I stop these 'failed recall' e-mails? (the message was re-called to correct a typo and in any case has been obe'd, i.e., "overtaken by events").
posted by tesseract420
on May 20, 2006 -
Song name! I can't remember practically anything about a song except that it was sung by a woman, say alto range, and contains the words "sing a lovely song" sung such that "sing" was held for longer than any other syllable in that phrase and "love" was sharply higher than any other note in the phrase, and I think held for less time than "a", "ly" and "song", "song" being held but not for as long as "sing". I realize that's not much to go on, but maybe someone has an idea? Also, I might be wrong about it being sung by a woman, and possibly everything else.
posted by kenko
on Sep 10, 2004 -
I just had a dream. In the dream I had recollection of another dream I had (in the dream, I say! an actual other dream I had about a year ago!
). Then when I woke up, over making the morning joe, I recalled not only the dream from last night, but the recollection of the dream from a year ago, and how the experience of recalling a dream within a dream felt. What the hell do you call that?
posted by pissfactory
on Jul 10, 2004 -