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Old 04-01-2020, 08:19 PM #16
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I had a lengthy conversation with a gentleman at Toyota corporate. He seems confident that my vehicle has no tracking installed. He relayed that there is a component on Limited models on the overhead console to call for concierge like services and such, which has a great deal more tracking. He had no response as to how Carfax would have such an exact mileage of my vehicle. I have sent an inquiry to Carfax and await a response from them regarding this matter.
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Thats my question here. Ha at the OnStar reference. I was going to say that but thought no one under the age of 35 would know what it was.
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Carfax sent me an email to sign up. I did so. It had my exact mileage to the date. This is not my only vehicle so to calculate a rough estimate is nearly impossible. An exact one would be lottery winning levels of impressive.
Bingo. You have Toyota Service Connect. The truck is sending that information to your dealership and/or Toyota who in turn has sold your information to Carfax. The truck has a data connection that piggybacks on the Safety Connect radio.

I got the same shit. Pissed me off.
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Bingo. You have Toyota Service Connect. The truck is sending that information to your dealership and/or Toyota who in turn has sold your information to Carfax. The truck has a data connection that piggybacks on the Safety Connect radio.

I got the same shit. Pissed me off.
I did not know what "Toyota Service Connect" was so I searched it online. It appears to be a phone application that is only compatible with the 2020 model 4Runner. I do not have a 2020 nor do I have the application.
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Do you have a fuse labeled "Mayday" under the hood? This would power the Data Communication Module (DCM) if it has one. I pulled mine long ago.
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My wife has a Rav4 and sends her info like driving habits, and driving score and crap like that. She likes it, but I'll stick to NOT having anything like that in my 4runner. She's able to remote start her Rav from her phone, but I can live without all that.
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I did not know what "Toyota Service Connect" was so I searched it online. It appears to be a phone application that is only compatible with the 2020 model 4Runner. I do not have a 2020 nor do I have the application.
It's not an application, it's a service. Toyota Service Connect | Toyota Service App & More It is exactly what is used to report your exact mileage to Carfax.
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Do you have a fuse labeled "Mayday" under the hood? This would power the Data Communication Module (DCM) if it has one. I pulled mine long ago.
Yeah, that will kill it on 19s and earlier.

The fuse in the 20s is under the dash and is labeled DCM but it also kills the microphone for hands free calling or Siri so pulling it is quite detrimental. That's pretty shitty.
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I get those emails too, but my mileage is never exact. It's an estimate as far as I can tell at least on my 2017
I know it's unlikely to get an exact hit, but I do think this is the best bet. Mine always reports a number down to the mile and it's never exactly correct. If they're estimating for thousands of different cars, they're bound to guess right every once in a while.

Report back in several thousand miles and see if it still is in agreement!
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Your Being Watched/ The Auto manufacture Has a Secret system / A Machine that spies on you every hour of everyday.
I know because Toyota Build it. They designed the machine to detect acts of high mileage but it sees everything, speeding involving ordinary people,
people like you. crimes the Toyota guys consider relevant to there Marketing department and Carfax.
We need a partner someone with the skills to intervene. Someone who can pull the fuse. We will be hunted by the authorities. We will work in secret. You'll never find us. but 4runner owner or perpetrator, if your fuse is pulled
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It could be one of those apps by the car insurance companies that offer you a discount if you let them monitor your driving habits. For example Progressive's Snapshot App. Do you have any installed on your phone? Their terms and conditions are pretty wide open and they have your VIN and certainly pass accident info to carfax.

For more information: Snapshot® Mobile App Terms & Conditions

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The car sends it via the safety system. There is a fuse you can pull to disable it

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Do you have a fuse labeled "Mayday" under the hood? This would power the Data Communication Module (DCM) if it has one. I pulled mine long ago.
Interesting. Thank you. I will take a look tomorrow. Will that be detrimental for any other components of the vehicle?

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It's not an application, it's a service. Toyota Service Connect | Toyota Service App & More It is exactly what is used to report your exact mileage to Carfax.
Thanks for the link. I called Toyota on this. They are adamant my vehicle is not equipped with this. I also have no applications on my phone in connection to my vehicle. Bluetooth, yes. I have sent an inquiry about this in writing. If anything comes of it I will report back.

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Thank you. I believe Superjet is talking about the same thing. Never heard of this before. Do you know anything else about it, off the top of your head?

Thanks a ton everyone. If I come up with anything concrete on my own, or from Toyota, I will without question share it with you all.
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Interesting. Thank you. I will take a look tomorrow. Will that be detrimental for any other components of the vehicle?
Not in a 19 or older it shouldn't. In a 20+ it will disable the hands-free microphone which is terribly inconvenient.
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Not in a 19 or older it shouldn't. In a 20+ it will disable the hands-free microphone which is terribly inconvenient.
19 here. Thank you very much. I am hoping I find said fuse under hood.

Edit: What made you pull the fuse? Anything occur or just peace of mind?
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