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Jul 7, 2020, 6:39 PM

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I recently had my dealer service dept. replace the cabin air filter on my 2010 Toyota Prius.
After leaving the dealer, I noticed that there was a humming noise coming from somewhere in the ventilation system. There was no noise there before. It makes noise whether I have the A/C on or not, or have it set on exterior or interior air intake. Also, every time I turn on the ventilation there’s a little dust and debris that blows out of the vents.
I took out the air filter myself to check it, and cleaned out a couple of leaves and some dust. The air filter was put in the right way, and after reading the part number to the parts person at the dealership, he said, “Oh, that one’s okay too.” HUH?? It’s still making the humming noise.
I just wanted to run this by you guys first, before I return to the my dealer service dept. to have it checked out. What do you think? Should I take it to a dealer service dept. at another dealer? Cool

Tom Greenleaf
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Jul 7, 2020, 9:38 PM

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YOU found leaves in there AFTER it was replaced? The reason for the things is to stop outside stuff from getting inside car you would clean it out while there so they easily could have missed just one at the wrong spot can make noise till the cows come home.

Take it back if you knew how to do it why did you pay them to?

I don't think you need a different place just take it back probably best if you don't say you were in there as now you own the problem if it now requires a real dig to get debris out,


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