With Toyota recall in full swing, Harrisburg area dealerships see opportunity…

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With Toyota recall in swing, Harrisburg area see opportunity to repair their

Dallas Boland, a Toyota Technician uses a feeler to find the correct size for this 2009 Toyota pedal Monday. JOHN C. Patriot-News

Eric Savage, of Freedom Auto Group, it a “defining moment” for his Lower Twp. Toyota dealership and the car brand, as the repairs for sticky are repeated on an estimated 2.3 million vehicles nationwide.

It’s not the itself, which Savage a “really simple procedure.” the entire customer experience the recall — everything from the work, the service shop’s and even the quality of the coffee and in the customer lounge — that matter miles down the “I want to go overboard,” Savage “I want to go all the way. I want customer affected by this to feel the love.”

At Freedom Toyota, for example, the will pick up a recalled car a customer’s home or office, fix it, return the car. It is in the process of service hours on Saturday and adding Sunday hours for recall work. Denis Freedom’s service operations is hiring more technicians and a van so the recall repairs can go mobile, a technician coming right to a home or office to fix the gas pedals on the recalled models on the spot.

“I the way we handle the next few months is to make a huge difference,” Freedom Toyota General Evelyn Chatel.


As the recall work shifts high gear, the sense of to handle it right is the same at area Toyota dealerships.

Jim general manager at Bobby Toyota in Silver Spring said the dealership is prepared to do anything” to accommodate recall But even as the dealership braced for a of appointments, a good portion of customers have been more nonchalant, opting to off on the recall work until come in for regular maintenance.

“We are in service, but the percent of clients in for recall remedies has been than anticipated,” Porter “If the demand for these repairs we are ready and will do what it to make this as easy as for our clients.” That includes extra service hours, he

Meanwhile, all the dealerships are throwing in car washes and other goodies as a gestures for recall customers — from more snacks in the lounge to gift cards and tokens when the repairs are

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Yet, the true test of how Toyota and its dealers handle the recalls for a car brand built on will come years the road when it’s for customers to trade-in their

Will they automatically opt for Toyota, as Chatel says so of the second- and third-time Toyota have done in the past? Or they shop around, rival Honda, upstart and resurgent Ford?

Porter out that Toyota already has out with new incentives, such as zero percent financing for up to 60 on six popular models to give car which had to be temporarily suspended in of the recall, a shot in the arm. And a Motor Corp. official the company might offer or increase the length of its warranties as it to recover from the embarrassing of safety related recalls, most recently affected the system on 2010 models of the Prius hybrid.

Group President Bob Carter told at the National Automobile Dealers Convention in Orlando, Fla. Toyota is focused on repairing cars and restoring their in the brand, which has had a reputation for reliability for years. Already, cars and trucks covered by the gas pedal recall have fixed and dealers are repairing 50,000 cars every

Yet some customers have the impression that Toyota selling cars because of about Toyota’s decision to sales of models in the pedal Toyota only halted until dealers could fix the vehicles.

At Freedom, the dealership was with red, white and balloons for Presidents’ Day, and hot dogs roasted on a rotisserie Sales associates greeted on the sidewalk. And more than a few were being written

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