MultiMeter Fluke

The plumber is here installing a sink and I’m rooting around in his truck as if it was Haagen Daz.

This is a Linesman MultiMeter thingamahjiggy.

The name of the company is “FLUKE”.

I suspect that this corporate name “Fluke” for a company that produces voltage meters did not pass inspection at Harvard Business School but, then again, it still works after X amount of years as opposed to my four month old RAV-4 Toytota and 70% of all US Toyota models which are being recalled for an accelerator problem that they don’t know how to fix but we are told to keep driving until they do.

What?

Seriously, after I bought this car, the corporate Toyota headquarters called me incessantly to do a review of customer service at my dealer.  The car salesman was calling regularly to remind me to fill out the on-line customer service questionnaire and if possible to give him high marks.

My phone is quiet since reading about this recall.  I read that the government made them do the recall of all these vehicles but so far there has been zero contact by my dealer or corporate Toyota.  I had to call them to hear that they didn’t have a fix yet.

I think I’ll fill out the customer service survey now, right after I master the new way to drive my RAV-4 with my white knuckles.

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2 comments on “MultiMeter Fluke”

  1. that is so not good. and i always trusted the toyota make, its the only car i ever went back to get another of. 350,000 miles after the first one. tsk tsk
    how does fluke happen? as if i didnt know….’new product’ has seasonal deadlines. getting it out to market becomes more important than making certain it works right.

    the fluke meter is a thing of beauty

  2. I can imagine how a stuck accelerator pedal would make a car behave on slippery roads. The problem must be some sort of “fluke”. (nice picture!)


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