The Check-Engine light came on my Toyota last Friday. We brought the car into a Toyota service center on the same morning. They advised us the needed part will not be in until the following Tuesday (2 biz days later).
I was surprised by the wait time for the part. A car service center reminds me of hospital service. Patients do not want to wait two days for something to arrive before they can be helped. I am not advocating inventory, but their parts supplier sure were not ready “just in time”.
Everything I read about Toyota talks about the great partnership with their suppliers. I am starting to think this is just on the production side of their business. The service side still needs a little work!
To be fair, the service center gave us a courtesy car and were incredibly friendly. The repair is done and the car works great now. Being new to TPS, I expected a faster part delivery.