Just got the Hose pipe replacement activity done on my Etios.
Booked an appointment with Uttam Toyota Noida and got the 11:30 slot. Dropped the car at 11:00 at the service station. While the job card and all were being done I initiated the discussion with the service adviser regarding the part being replaced.
Actually two pipes are being replaced. The one with bigger diameter is the one that is right at the fuel inlet point connected to the fuel tank. The other one is connected to the engine block somewhere.
As per the SA and the mech. (yes, I went inside the bay area and interacted with mechs. too) one of the service centers observed a crack in these pipes in a couple of cars. So, they reported it to Toyota. On further research Toyota accepted the possibility of these parts developing a flaw, and hence the replacement.
The whole process took 4hrs approx.
as it was a mad rush at Uttam of numerous Innovas, Fortuners and Etioses and Livas. Got a complementary wash too which I must admit was top class.
The SA was courteous enough throughout.
For benefit of fellow TIAns and especially Etios owners, attaching the pic of the parts replaced.