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#39 of 914 dead battery when don't drive often
May 21, 2004 (6:55 pm)
i know i must be in the minority but i'm hoping someone here can help me. i don't drive my echo very often and find that the battery dies if i don't start it up for about a week. when the battery is charged, all works fine, including the radio as some have had problems with that. when i turn off the car, i leave on the cruise control, radio and air conditioner but these should not drain a battery in a week, especially when the battery is only 6 months old. twice i have taken it to the dealer and they did an elecrical test but cannot find anything wrong. today the toyota dealer mechanic told me that it is not unusual to get a drained battery if it's not driven for a week but i don't believe this. my mazda protege lasted 3 weeks! any help is welcome! hopefully i can get this fixed before it goes off warranty- it is a 2001 with only 17k miles. also, i do not have an alarm, if that is what you think of first.
#40 of 914 Anyone know any details???
Jun 23, 2004 (12:08 am)
Toyota Echo Recall
Toyota announced a major vehicle recall on Tuesday. The automaker is calling back nearly 400,000 of its Echo models.
The company says a faulty rear brake pipe might cause brake oil to leak while driving in snow.
So far, there have been no reports of accidents related to the brake problem.
The recall affects Echo's made between July 2001 and April 2002.
Has anyone recieved notification from Toyota???
#41 of 914 Re: Anyone know any details??? [m4prius #40]
Jun 23, 2004 (8:03 am)
This is a very old recall and most cars should be fixed under warranty by know. Mine was fixed almost 2 years ago.
As far as i know, no accidents have been reported due to this minor problem.
#42 of 914 rear engine seal worn out
Nov 04, 2004 (10:51 pm)
I've got a 2000 w/80k miles and discovered an oil leak the other day. took it to the dealer and the rear engine seal has worn out . Any other ECHO owners experienced this? They estimate it will about $1200 to fix. Is it worth fixing?
#43 of 914 Rubbing sound in front
Nov 20, 2004 (9:13 am)
I've got a 2003 ECHO, I hear a rubbing sound in the front when I turn corners - either in gear or just coasting, whenever I turn the wheel I hear the rubbing sound until I finish the turn. I know the tires aren't rubbing against the wheel well but it's the same kind of sound. I was wondering if somehow it's the brakes, I've had other cars where the calipers get weak and they don't release all the way so I would get a similar grinding sound. I just took my ECHO in for it 20K service, I didn't tell them about it at first, I wanted to see if they would turn up something with their checks but they didn't. As soon as I started to drive out of the dealership I noticed it was still there, so I told them about it.
They told me that the tires were rubbing up against the rim. And they had to take the tires off and re-bead them & put the tires back on.
I was like WHA ???
That doesn't make sense to me, a tire is firmly affixed to the rim on the wheel - there shouldn't be any rubbing going on. But the sound went away, but now, a week later the sound is back. I'm wondering if my dealer really did all of the checks on the 20K service or if they just "checked" the boxes off in my manual.
I'm thinking about taking it to a Midas shop to see if it is the brakes rubbing.
My other thought is the bearings?
Nov 20, 2004 (10:39 am)
#45 of 914 2003 Echo - problems
Dec 20, 2004 (9:49 am)
I have a 2003 echo and I have 2 problems. The first one is that in cold weather there is a loud noise like a bad bearing or belt and it goes away after the car warms up.
The second problem is at 100KM an hour there is this buzzing sound that only happens at 100, drives me crazy.
Has anyone else had these problems.
#46 of 914 Re: Rubbing sound in front [jojomonkeyboy]
Dec 20, 2004 (12:32 pm)
I have a 2002 echo, bought it used last year with about 30k miles on it. Haven't had much problems with it until just recently. I hear a strange rubbing sound on my rt side rear tire when i accelerate over 50mph. I brought it in yesterday to get my tires serviced because the rear rt side tire blew out. When i took off the tire, it was scraped on both sides, or more like shaved off. more so on the outside than inside wall of tire. the hole was on outside wall, and no one could understand what happened. i had 2 new tires put on up front and replaced back tire with old one from the front. today i heard the scraping/rubbing sound and i'm curious to know what you found out about the rubbing sound on your car. front may be very different from back tires, but any info will help!
Thanks, hope all turned out ok...
#47 of 914 2k echo freq brake, rotor replacements! also wet trunk
Dec 23, 2004 (11:45 am)
I bouth a used 2000 Echo 4 door in 2/2002 with 26.5k mi. and had it mechanic checked at AAA. They recommended new rotors and brakes which I had replaced at a commercial shop. 2.5 yrs later, I'm having to replace both again! This seems too freqeunt. I'm now up to 58k mi., have a 7 mile 1 way daily commute on back roads with only 2 traffic lights. Does this seem out of line? Recommendations???
A different issue is that the trunk always gets wet with rain. Gasket seems fine. I taped around the passenger tail light where it joins the boddy, and this seemed to reduce it, but I still get water in in that corner. Ideas???
#48 of 914 Re: 2k echo freq brake, rotor replacements! also wet trunk [jgcannon]
Dec 23, 2004 (12:41 pm)
I had to replace ECHO brake pads at around 30,000 miles too, although the rotors seemed just fine. I think it may be because the pads are relatively small in size, at least compared to the ones on my CR-V. Small and lightweight as the ECHO is, it's not surprising that the brakes are small....
As for your flooding problem: Does the back seat fold down? (I forgot!) If it does, you could watch the inside of the trunk with a flashlight as a helper douses the outside of the trunk with a hose. Maybe then you'll know exactly where it's coming from.