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I have a Toyota Corolla MY 2010, approximately 50K miles on it. What should I do with my car to prepare for the snowy winter? I've heard that I should replace the antifreeze, change the tires, etc. I don't want to be taken in to do any fixes I shouldn't have to pay for. What are the essential changes I need to make to my car for the winter? Thanks!
Running it full will let the oil run a little cooler and contamination will be diluted 10% more. Those things are just as helpful as running synthetic vs dino, IMHO; especially in an engine that doesn't even need syn. Back when I had my '75 Civic my mechanic friend at the dealer suggested running ~1/2 qt over full on highway trips. The margin was there.
Absolutely, you can add oil to your car anytime you need it. Pull out your dipstick with the yellow top on it to see if the oil mark is in the shaded area of the dipstick, if it is your good, if not add some oil.
I've driven my car for about two days now. Can I still put in the new 0.4 quart in without doing damage?
Dump another half quart of oil into the car and don't worry about it for another 7000/8000 miles. Don't be so cheap! Do you really want to take a chance on engine damage for a half can of oil for $5.00 ? ? ? ? ? Full synthetic is the best for your Corolla.
I assume because you don't want to buy an extra quart of expensive synthetic oil? 2 things: 1. If you are still in the powertrain warranty period (5 years, 60,000 miles), don't bother with synthetic - waste of money. You have to change the oil every 5,000 or 6 months to keep the warranty valid, so synthetic makes no sense financially. Now, starting with the 2011 model year Corollas, they have ... Read More
No negatives other than you will be a half a quart less than full. Curious as to why you wouldn't want to top it off? If the motor is made to run optimumly on 4.4 qts. why not fill it with 4.4qts.?
Hi all: What are the negative consequences, if any, of putting 4 quarts exactly of full synthetic oil into my 2010 Toyota Corolla instead of 4.4 quarts (which my owner's manual says is the capacity). Will it damage my car? I am a bit of a novice in this area, so any information and advice would be appreciated. FYI: 1.8L engine. Thanks!! (asking it here because it may be more on ... Read More
Hi all: What are the negative consequences, if any, of putting 4 quarts exactly of full synthetic oil into my 2010 Toyota Corolla instead of 4.4 quarts (which my owner's manual says is the capacity). Will it damage my car? I am a bit of a novice in this area, so any information and advice would be appreciated. FYI: 1.8L engine.
Hi there, I just brought a 2010 Corolla LXE and it has abt 32,000 miles and it's making that whistling sound that you are describing. The Toyota dealerships swear it's a normal sound and they must think i'm stupid to accept that answer. I was reading one of your post stating that you have a pdf document to solve this problem. I was wondering if you still have it and if ... Read More
It was a nice bright day yesterday and while drying the car I noticed many,many rust colored spots on the doors, mostly below the trim line. Oddly nothing on the quarter panels hood,trunklid or roof. You had to be very close up to see them, from a distance with normal eyesight, you would never notice. You can feel some texture if you run your hand over the area. I am the ... Read More
Toyota does not "inflate" their mileage ratings any more than Honda. They all are EPA ratings, not individual ratings, and all the makers try to score the highest possible on the EPA test. Did you check out Consumer Reports' real word mpg ratings? For 100,000 miles, but the car costs $2,000 more, you would have to have much more mpg to make it worth it. For example, at 28.5 mpg a ... Read More
Your problem most likely is not the battery or the starter, instead it is most likely the negative ground from the battery that is connected to the car frame. Where the negative ground connects to the frame of the car, Toyota never removed the paint to make a good connection. There is also another ground lead next to this one that goes to the engine. Over time these connections corrode and ... Read More
You're not off your rocker, Jeff. I have a 2010 Corolla LE (1.8 L, auto) that behaves in exactly the same manner. I purchased it used about 16 months ago, and have noticed the same issue with rough idle. I drive this car on the highway generally so it's a minor annoyance, but here's what I've observed: With A/C on (in summer months): Issue never appears. Idle is consistently 800 to ... Read More
General comments (see 'Paint' below) I am one of the first ones to defend a good product, but by the same token, I won't turn a blind eye when I think quality has slipped. I have owned Toyotas for thirty years, including four Corollas (1984, 1997, 2004, and 2009 [I also owned a 1978 Celica hatchback from 1982 - 2008]) and I have generally been a satisfied customer. In my humble ... Read More
It is my experience and observations that I trust most. Recently I stop at different dealerships because I am really thinking of trading in my Toyota for another make. What I can see is many 2010 and 2011 Toyota Corollas that have already been traded in for other makes. Out of curiosity, I look at these cars and what I notice is tons of more chips and scratches than on mine! ... Read More
Strange - our 2010 Corolla has been flawless, and Consumer Reports, True Delta, JD Powers all say Corolla is extremely reliable, fuel efficient, little or no issues. Complaints - the interior scratches easily, & clock should be higher.
It's probably your alternator. I'm a mechanic and my girlfriend drives this car. She has put in four replacement alternators. When her new alternator is going bad, her engine sounds like a diesel truck. This model year toyota, came factory with a bad part. Only certain vin numbers are incorporated. Toyota released a technical service bulletin (T-SB-0004-11, date of issue January 5 2011) that under warranty, covers cars under 3 years ... Read More
I have a 2010 Toyota Corolla and we are already having problems with it starting!? My parents have one also and it has the same problem. First we thought it was the battery, but it says that it is charged when we check it, so now we are thinking it is the starter! We have to carry jumper cables just in case! IT acts like it is dead but if you ... Read More
Hi econfused and sabdul, Your 2012 Toyota Corolas do not have auto headlights. Starting the engine will turn your daytime running lights on; however, your headlights will not turn on automatically at dark space. Look at the switch on your steering wheel, and you will see no auto option. Toyota stopped installing auto headlights with 2011 Toyota Corolla. 2010 Corolla has them, but not 2011-12 Corollas. Sorry about that!
Sabdul, I am trying to get a god deal on a 2012 corolla le as well and would appreciate any help. Is it correct that you were out the door with yours at $15500 after $500 rebate and $1000 college discount? I missed the college one by 2 months, graduated in May 2010. Also. is yours the regular le (air, mats, cd stereo, etc) or does it have some premium package. ... Read More
What is the tire problem? Is your Corolla going through tires, too? I put on a set of Michelin X radials after the goodyears wore out and after 6k miles the tires are already 1/4 worn. They are supposed to last 80k. The goodyears were replaced at 12k, but I figured they were crappy OEM tires. I think it's a suspension issue. I hear a loud clunk when the (front, I ... Read More
I was looking through this because of a tire problem and was surprised by your remark about the noise. Our 2010 Toyota Corolla does the exact same thing. I have told mechanics and they say that until they hear it they don't know what to do. They say they can't find anything by looking. WELL the car makes a strange noise and the breaks vibrate. The first time I heard it, ... Read More
Hi: I posted earlier but my post disappeared. After 14 years of good service the car started to burn oil. The dealer said that there must be sludge clogging the engine. I am now looking to buy another car. 1)I am wondering if the problem of small piston or piston rings or the holes behind the piston being small etc. etc. have been resolved by Toyota? 2) Do i have the ... Read More
Hi; Just want to give an update. As i mentioned above the dealer cleaned the pan, the pick up tube and the screen. He also opened the valve cover and cleaned the sludge. I am driving the car for the last 2 days and 50 miles and no oil light has come on, however the engine temperature stays at 40%. There are no guarantees, but i got some time to buy ... Read More
I just had a Toyota VIP Remote Engine Starter installed on y 2010 Corolla LE. After the starter setup/installation is completed, low/head headlights and dashboard light stopped working. All other indicator lights work on the dashboard. Remote starter works as well as all the other lights and parts of the car, but not the head lights and the dashboard light. We checked the relays, fuses and lamps. I'll be glad if ... Read More
Yeah, we've had some issues (both of the window regulators on the coupe went out and the windows wouldn't open/close or stay on track) but other than that it's been regular maintenance and there are no rattles after 110k miles. I dunno, it would suck losing stability/traction control on my 2010 corolla for a used sentra or civic or even elantra but at the rate my Corolla is going I feel ... Read More
My 2005 gets 38 mpg hwy, my 2009 (I drove for 2 years) got 40 mpg hwy and now my 2010 gets 32 mpg hwy!!! I've had it in the shop and "nothing is wrong" and was suggested to add HEET to each tank of gas! My last 5 tankfuls have been from different stations, which eliminates the " bad tank" bit. It got better mileage at first, now it's crap, ... Read More
I just wanted everyone who has had this problem that the tsb fix does work. I bought a used 2010 Corolla S for my daughter and it was so dangerous to drive that I contemplated getting rid of it after having it only a few weeks. I called the Toyota Dealer in Traverse City Michigan and they put in the new computer module without any hassles. The service manager had never ... Read More
this is my first time on this forum.my question is whats the biggist size tire and rim i could put on my 2010 toyota corolla le with out changing factory springs
Regarding the obnoxious B-pillar rattle: I bought the 2010 Corolla with 9500 miles on it last summer (original warranty intact). I have brought it to the dealership 5 times for a rattle in the driver side B-pillar. I have also complained because I found that there was a dent removed from the driver side door and I was displeased with discovering several small bumps from the tool used to remove the ... Read More
A quick Google shows they ARE available. How about this one? http://www.tradebit.com/filedetail.php/102820170-toyota-corolla-2009-2010-servic- - - e-repair-manual True, there is no Haynes manual YET, but I am sure there will be soon. The last generation Corolla (2003-2008) has a Haynes manual available. Why not get a Toyota OEM one (better than Haynes, etc.). If you download, they are really cheap. Also, plugs don't need to be changed for at least 100,000 miles.
It's strange how tire experiences differ...my mother had the same Bridgestones on her 2010 Legacy. She rotated them once and at 19k miles had enough tread life to probably make it to 37-38k miles. But the tires performed so poorly last winter up here in the Sierras she didn't want to go through next winter with the same tires. Traded them in to Discount Tire ($100 for the four Bridgestones) and ... Read More
A few thoughts: First of all, the Badyear OEM tires on my 2010 Corolla were about half-shot at 10,000 miles when I changed them out, EVEN WITH rotation. I suspect your tires wouldn't have done that much better even if you had rotated. Second, the Badyears also have no warranty and are junk too. I suspect that Toyota, esp on lower end cars like Corolla, get the cheapest crap the manufacturers ... Read More
Hi, I have purchased a used Toyota from a dealer and went on loan, today I received the documents and I am surprised to see a Toyota Charge for 7 years and 100K warranty of $1690. Here are the details Make - 2010 Sales Tax 985 Other Charges - 200 Toyota Charge for 7 years and 100K warranty - 1690 Is the 1690 charge is correct or they duped me ? ... Read More
I would have probably given 5w30 a longer chance, 2-3 miles per gallon mpg difference sounds like it might have just been an over-calculation. Other than synthetic vs. dino oil, these oils aren't that much different in weight. Just curious though, you followed Toyota's recommended oil so precisely, yet you through their recommended tire pressures to the wind. You're willing to compromise handling and safety for a few bucks ? I ... Read More
Ugh Oh, I goofed ! I got my two Corollas mixed up (2001 and 2009). I gave wrong information regarding the oil filter for the 2009/2010 Corollas. The 2009/2010 do have the plastic cap that just gets twisted off as I stated, but underneath is the small paper filter that needs to be changed. So actually, for the poster in message #838 no tools at all are actually needed to change ... Read More
I must say sounds like you do have some issues but some of your problems are either from misinformation, trying to by-pass safety equipment or brought on by your own doing. I have a 2009 XLE that has given me great service and I just love it. As far as gas mileage you definitely have some kind of problem there. I get 39 MPG highway with air conditioning on going 70 ... Read More
Hello again! Got another question... So I have a 2010 Corolla. I bought the car used as a previous rental with 9500 miles for under $15k a few months ago, which was a stellar deal at the time with used car prices being ridiculous. I don't have any lights on my dash, but I have a question about the brakes. I notice that when braking over uneven road (paved or unpaved) ... Read More
So I have a 2010 Corolla. I bought the car used as a previous rental with 9500 miles for under $15k a few months ago, which was a stellar deal at the time with used car prices being ridiculous. I don't have any lights on my dash, but I have a question about the brakes. I notice that when braking over uneven road (paved or unpaved) the brake pedal sometimes feels ... Read More
In addition to that can you give me the residual and MF for 3yr/36k lease on a Corolla LE (model 1838) that's featured under Toyota's current lease special of $149/mo with 1,850 down. This is all for Northern Virginia
Hello, I have a question! I just bought a 2010 Corolla LE. I like the drive and everything, but the standard 15" steel wheels+covers just look awful! I have read that alloys improve performance, braking and mpgs, so I was looking into maybe upgrading the steels to alloys when these original tires (only 10k on them, hopefully there's a bit more left!) wear out I was hoping to maybe put on ... Read More
I have a 2007 Corolla with the same problem. Driving in the highway is a stressful experience for I need to constantly adjust the steering to keep the car on the road(to go straight). Toyota should adress this problem else people will run away from it's products.
That is a very good price for the Corolla LE! I'm not sure about areas and such, but yesterday I called about 3 different dealerships for a 2011 Corolla LE Automatic and the absolute lowest price I was quoted at was $17720 (after a $500 rebate). 2 years ago my mom and sister researched cars and got a great deal on an 06 Civic. Unfortunately, the first year at the dorms ... Read More
After spending a few months researching cars and looking at several (test drove a Civic, Corolla, Mazda 6, Hyundai Elantra/Accent, and Yaris) I finally took home a 2010 Toyota Corolla LE I got for $14.9 with 9k on the odometer (edmunds values the car at $16.6k)! I was very surprised at how smooth the transmission and suspension felt for a compact car, after driving an 06 Civic for the past year. ... Read More
"I'm glad you like your Corolla, but it's not my cup of tea. Whenever Hertz tries to give me one, I try to get something else." Last July, I was stuck in an insurance rental for 32 days. Some twit on her cell phone rear-ended my Mazda3 and did over $8k in damage and it took that long to repair it to my satisfaction (I refused it twice because I wasn't ... Read More
I bought my new 2010 Toyota Corolla S in October of 2010..In January 2011 we had 4 days of really bad ice and snow storms. The ice that accumulated on my car caused scratches on the paint. My car is black and the scratches show a white primer. At the time my car had less than 5000 miles on it and has since received scratches near the door handles, just from ... Read More
Got my S with a VIN production of 511XXX, made in October 2010 in Canada. So far I have not had any issues with the steering that others have posted about. Yes it does feel a little like golf cart steering, but that's what your trade off is for better gas mileage. Is the EPS as good as a traditional hydraulic rack and pinion? Of course not. In fact it's not ... Read More
If you are having the problems mentioned in the above post you need to take your car to the Toyota dealer and have them put in a new power steering rack! We had the same problem on one of the two 2010 Corolla's we bought, and after the dealer replaced the power steering rack it was perfect! This fixed our car, and the had the same problem with the Hybrid Camry! ... Read More
Yes, I completely agree with you on everything you've mentioned! I too would be disappointed knowing I purchased a new car with "expected" features found in last year's model! I can't figure out why Toyota is making these poor decisions by cutting costs (eliminating once common, practical standard features as found in last model year) thinking customers aren't going to notice these obvious details. In my opinion, the 2011 Corolla is ... Read More
Whether or not I was wrong on the Hyundai doesnt really matter. As far as the 2011 Corolla is concerned I have yet to find out. I figured your company would eventually have to switch from the extremely poor performing column type EPS that a a great many people got stuck with. A lot of people got screwed with really lousy subpar handling cars. It remains to be seen whether the ... Read More
This recently happened to my 2010 Corolla. I took it into the dealership who checked everything and after an hour and a half told me it was the gas cap. Two weeks later, the same thing has happened again! I'm waiting for the dealership to call me back, I've put a complaint into Toyota. I have also had an adaptor plug fail on me two times now. I'm feeling like I ... Read More
biffpreston1, I'm not sure what grade your English professor gave you on your research project, but I hope it wasn't an "A". You have hurt the quality of this discussion forum by spreading inaccurate information about the 2010 & 2011 Toyota Corolla Electronic Power Steering systems. I'd like to set the record straight for everyone reading here, because better understanding the new EPS systems in the new cars is important. I ... Read More
We bought 2 2010 Corolla's. The first was an LE, and the second an S. As many of you already know the only difference between the two cars is cosmetic and tire size since the LE came with 15" steel wheels. The LE had the steering problem from day one. We had test driven an identical LE with Firestone tires, and the delivered one with Goodyear tires. They disclosed that the ... Read More
Thanks for the information. Looks like the EPS TSB was officially issued on 10/7/2010. As I said in my earlier post, the Corolla S manufactured in 10/2010 seemed to steer fine while the car built in 8/2010 had the steering issue. Maybe Toyota decided to use the better EPS computer in the cars built around the time the TSB was issued and afterwards? FYI, I called the Toyota dealership to find ... Read More
Terceltom, I already told you - No I would not have detected it and that I disagree with you as I have shown in my previous posts. I was NOT negligent. Negligence implies I had some inkling that a problem existed and did further research into the issue and found there was an issue or failed not to research when I had the inkling and still bought the car and then ... Read More
sjavea states - "toyota knew of the EPS issue and dealers picked test models that did not have the issue" Yes, It's very possible that Toyota knew of the EPS problem when you bought your car, hence that's probrably why they had you test drive a demo/EPS problem free Corolla. Even more reason why you should test drive the actual car you are going to purchase. sjavea states - "And since ... Read More
I do not believe they use VIN #s to find the specific cars. The EPS issue just happened for certain years. My Corolla S is a 2010 model, but before that I had a 2008 model, same car different year though but the key is they both had the same problem which is the car cannot just stay moving forward in straight path and the driver has to over compensate in ... Read More
Probably not since I have driven test models before and never had problems in the past when buying a new car. The only right thing for me to do is never buy a toyota again.
Thanks for the information regarding the Corolla and EPS issue. Does anyone know which Vin Numbers have the faulty EPS computer (i.e., by default, which Vins may NOT have the faulty EPS)? Or possibly which production months do NOT have the faulty EPS? I've test driven several new 2010 Corolla S models and plan to purchase 1 next week providing the steering issue is indeed fixed at the factory during production ... Read More
I recommend 2011 Toyota Corolla S. It is an excellent choice of contemporary vehicle......and I am not Toyota employee :) I have had a chance to drive for some time new 2004 Toyota RAV4, 2005 Solara, 2009 Matrix, 2010 Prius and now 2011 Corolla in the past several years, and I can say that 2011 Toyota Corolla is a very good ride. In addition, I like the refreshed styling of the ... Read More
sjarea states - "What you might be inferring is diligence" No, what I was inferring was negligence - as in, the failure to exercise that degree of care in circumstances. sjarea states - "If toyota most likely knew of the problem then I do not think they should wait for people to complain. They should do the right thing and issue a recall" I agree 100% but unfortunately and apparently you ... Read More
Let me ask you simple question - Now that you're stuck with your Corolla that has EPS issues, do you wish you would have taken YOUR car on a half hour test drive on the highway where you would have noticed this problem? The buyers in these examples that you site made the same mistake you did, they didn't test drive on the highway as recommended by Edmunds and other auto ... Read More
Terceltom, The dollar amount is irrelevant in my examples. What I am referring to is the customer buying experience NOT the dollar amount. So, yes, one can really compare the buying experience of a burger to a car. However, in terms of dollar amounts I do think every buyer spending a few $1K's want a car that is at least going to drive straight!! Here are some examples of people that ... Read More
What others are refering to is the VSC light comes on when that particular function is automatically activated and being used; yours is a totally different issue. Your car should be under warranty correct? Take it to your closest dealer; doesn't sound like any kind of major issue to be worried about though.
Hello, I own a 2010 Toyota Corolla S the 1.8L 2ZR-FE engine. Today after work I started the car in a sheltered car garage and as soon as I started the car the after the initial start up sequence the check engine light stayed on and the traction control light stayed on and right next to it on the left side the "VSC Off" light kept blinking and flashing. I turned ... Read More
It seems the 2010 Corolla inventory ran out in some places more rapidly than others. In Columbus, OH area, Tansky has 71, Germain has 24, Toyota West have 18 and Toyota direct has 15: that is 128 even without counting the independent dealers! I guess anyone looking for 2010 models still should look into nearby city inventories, or may be even the state next door, since 2010 models have much bigger ... Read More
The dealership where I bought my 2010 Corolla S ($14150 invoice) no longer has any 2010. I just checked their internet inventory. I bought mine more than two weeks ago and at that time they still have a few left. In fact, just last week, they still listed two S with tinted windows for $14588. They are listing now a manager's special for 2010 LE at $13,488. http://www.miltonruben.com/Toyota%20Specials.html They are listing ... Read More
Similar to the 2011 Corolla being produced much later than usual (Dec. 2010) it is expected that the 2012 Corolla will begin production in November 2011. I know it is quite early and the 2011s were recently released, but I am wondering what Toyota has in store for the 2012 Corolla and when the 11th generation will officially debut. There are rumors on sites as late as 2014. Will the current ... Read More
Hello, i dont know. This is the last 2010 they have. I just asked for a 2010 because of the 0 APR. Do you mind sharing how much did you pay for your car ? $17,431 is the OTD including the $1000 rebates. Any suggestions on the counter offer ?
sounds like I should have waited till Feb to buy! How did you find an LE with a moonroof...by me I just see them on the S's.
Hello, It is a 2010 Toyota Corolla LE Auto with the following options: AM/FM/ In-Dash 6 CD Changer with MP3/WMA Playback Capability, Satellite Capable (Requires Receiver & Subscription) with Six Speakers ..................................... 240.00 All Weather Guard Package ............................................................. 150.00 LE EVP #1: Includes Cruise Control and Remote Keyless Entry w/ Key Transmitter ................................................................................- ............................ 100 Power Tilt & Slide Moonroof with Sunshade .......................................... 890.00 The OTD price is $17,431.93. Do you ... Read More
Sorry for the late reply, I was a little busy. Mine is a base model: so no power window, key-less entry or power locks. But it has the all weather package (snow tires, more powerful heater, rear heating duct, anti-chip tape) and carpeted floor mats (5 pcs). I got it from Tansky Sawmill Toyota. It was the last 2010 base model they had. Last time I checked, Germain had two of ... Read More
TercelTom, I used the mat/pedal recall as a relevant example here of how test driving the car one buys will not show the all the issues (just like EPS issue) because you said you had no issues at all and you made sure of it. I said I did not believe that thus my examples. I am NOT saying your car had the EPS issue. There is a difference. And in ... Read More
2011 Toyota Corolla S does not have auto on/off headlights. LE might have them....but I doubt it. I agree with you that they should have them not only on Corolla, but also on all other Toyotas.... If this makes you happy, the 2010-11 Prius does not have them either....
Does anyone know if the automatic on/off headlights are still standard on the 2011 Corolla? I know they come with daytime running lights that turn on automatically regardless of whether it's light out or not. For 2010 Corollas and earlier years dating back to 2003, there used to be a small black light sensor located on the dashboard next to the vent for the defroster. I was looking at the 2011s ... Read More
I believe there is a thread to discuss "Toyota Corolla Recalls". Anyway, NO my car was not affected by the EPS problem, I made sure of that when it came in from delivery. This is something you and Biff should have done a little more extensively to avoid the problems you are now having.
TercelTom, First off, you and I can agree to disagree. Nothing wrong with that. It's probably why forums like this are so beneficial. That said - I still do not buy what your selling. And you sound like your responding to the Ford commercials in regards to resale value. IMO, that is too funny. Of course, you NEVER could know of the recall for pedal/floor mats as it was issued well ... Read More
Good God Almighty!! You two people are absolutely fascinating with your obsession of defending and trashing a car to the point of sounding like two 10 year olds. Face it - one of you absolutely hates the car and the other absolutely is enamored with the car to the point of making one wonder whether he works for Toyota and invented the damn EPS system. I had a 2010 Corolla and ... Read More
I purchased my 2009 toyota corolla le in late 2008. After 22000 miles, in the winter of 2009 my car wouldn't start. The temp that night was in the teens. I called my dealership (Ralph Hayes Toyota) and told them of the problems I was having. They sent a tow truck out and when it arrived the car started. There was a 25 degree temp differential in when I initially tried ... Read More
Hi shane. In a way, both salespeople that you spoke with are right. Normally, Toyota does not provide support on leases that are longer than 36 months. However, when the government rolled out its Cash for Clunkers program, which for some unknown reason only allows people who take advantage of it to lease for 5 years, Toyota responded by launching a special 60-month lease program on select models. Toyota Financial Services' ... Read More
No here's the REAL TRUTH - See what Biff isn't telling you is he refuses to have the "EPS fix" done by Toyota that was recommended. There were others that were affected by this EPS problem that have now had "the fix" completed that are now very happy with their Corollas. He also fails to recognize that this problem is not Corolla wide. He insist that this problem affects all 2009 ... Read More
I've had the car for a year and a half and I've already put 40,000 miles on it. My husband and I share a car, and work opposite shifts, and we both have to commute quite a ways to get to work. So obviously I needed new tires because they were bald. The 1st alignment I got done because I went in the ditch and it was off just a little ... Read More
Well first off you might get a better response to your question if you post on the existing thread called "Corolla Maintenance and Repair". Anyway, a bigger question is why the multiple wheel alignments, tire replacement and wheel bearings on a brand new Corolla? When you say a "small shop" is this a Toyota dealer? I would say it's very possible that this small shop does not even know how to ... Read More
Ok so I went to a small shop to get new tires and to have an alignment done and an oil change. So I turn the car on after they are done and 1) they didn't reset whatever they need to reset when they did the oil change, so my "maintenance required" light was still on. ALSO there were 2 other lights on now. There was the "VSC OFF" light was ... Read More
Sjarea, I own a Godawful driving 2009 Toyota Corolla with EPS and I can tell you a few things about EPS and the particular type of EPS they have in this particular make and model of car. This guy that trolls this message board defending Toyota against any and all negative criticism is not being honest with you or anyone else he has corresponded with about the EPS issue pertaining to ... Read More
"As far as my own particular 2009 Toyota Corolla XLE, I accuired my car in July of 2008. Even at this early stage it was documented by some that this EPS problem was showing it's face." That is what I am asking you - WHERE is this documentation you speak of that you used before you bought your car regarding specifically EPS issues. "I made it very clear to my salesman ... Read More
Your missing the whole point. The EPS problems in some of the newer Corollas didn't just appear on its own. If you car has this problem, it had it from day one. The vehicles that have the EPS problem, had it from the very start. Now again, if you test drove the same Corolla you were going to buy, trust me, you would have known it had you taken it out ... Read More
TercelTom, "if you would have test driven the same vehicle you were going to purchase I assume you would have caught the problem in the particular car you have now, correct?" No. That is incorrect. I have already pointed out numerous times such as dealers picking cars that did NOT have the EPS issue so a buyer did not know what to even look for IMO, searching in the NHTSA/ODI database, ... Read More
Thats a pretty fast response there TercelTom. HOW did you know the 09 had an EPS issue? Whether I knew or not (which I did not know toyota had EPS issues) does NOT matter nor is is now a 'new' issue. Toyota knew of the issue and continued to sell the cars. Period. Again, if you knew HOW and if you knew why didn't toyota?
TercelTom, For the same reason they picked a corolla w/out an EPS for me to test drive. They wanted to sell one and I wanted to buy one. And the way your question is phrased makes it sound like I knew of the issue before hand. I did not. You have stated you own an '09. Did you know of this issue before you tested one? Of course you didn't. So, ... Read More
The new Corolla is garbage, they would have trouble selling them if without the Toyota name. I rented one in Fla. On a 2 hour drive on I95 and I4 which are very smooth the steering required constant correction. On an empty road I drove 15 MPH with my hands off the wheel and the car went straight so it was not an alignment issue. The car always felt like it ... Read More
Do you think a dealer would want you to test drive one of these particular vehicles with the EPS problem or do you think he would pick-out a problem free car for you to test drive? If he wants to sell you a car he’s gonna want you to test drive the cream of his inventory not a lemon. Yes! That is exactly what I am saying. They picked the test ... Read More
"I have never ever had a problem buying the two previous brand new toyotas from stock off the lot after driving their test models(or from any other manufacturer and I have bought lots of new cars over all my years and most people I know do it exactly as I do and also do not have any problems)". Well you have never had a problem until now did you? To each ... Read More
TercelTom, I do not buy what you're selling my friend. I think you would be right in the case where someone buys a vehicle and then has 'buyers remorse' over the decision they made to purchase that make/model. That is not the case with the people posting about EPS issue nor the cause of the NHTSA investigation into toyotas EPS issue. I say that because people who have the EPS issue ... Read More
For a new 2010 Toyota Corolla with a MSRP of $18060, IMO you should not pay more than $14,900 plus taxes, tags and dealer processing assuming that you can arrange your own financing or pay cash - assuming that you are in a reasonably competitive market. If you are wanting the 0% financing then you would want to pay an additional $750 which is I believe the current cash rebate for ... Read More
. I don't mean to interrupt the previous poster, but I too am in a similar predicament. I would very much appreciate feedback/critique for my soon-to-purchase, end-of-the-year 2010 Toyota Corolla LE. A little background info: I'm a first-time new car buyer, who waited purposely towards the end of the year. I will be paying in cash. Essentially after a week of intensive research (edmunds, true car, cars direct, etc) I have ... Read More
The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2010 Toyota Corolla in WA is: