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Toyota Corolla, Sedan
#490 of 566 Re: 2008 Toyota Corolla & Mice [snowgopher]
Aug 19, 2009 (4:13 pm)
Okay, so let me get this right, mice in your vehicle and you think either Toyota or your dealer is responsible for this? Hmmm! Maybe they just threw a $400.00 number out there just so you would go away? Don't get me wrong, I do understand that rodents and /or squirrels in a vehicle can wreck havoc, but how in the world could it possibly be someone else's fault? Don't you think an exterminator in or around your parking area can go along way in solving your problem? "09"'s have cabin air filters, how are they getting past the filter?
#491 of 566 Re: 2008 Toyota Corolla & Mice [snowgopher]
Aug 19, 2009 (7:20 pm)
Bahhh, it ended up being the electrical panel, I was 4,000 km's over my warranty, so the dealer said no go on covering it, brought it to the garage that my office uses and he did the work for 1300.00. Ticks me off beyond belief that Toyota knows its a defect and does crap to cover it. I'm very disappointed in them and will never buy a Toyota again.
#492 of 566 Re: 2008 Toyota Corolla & Mice [imjustagirl]
Aug 19, 2009 (9:14 pm)
So was there a $1300.00 problem that allowed mice into your Corolla throu the electrical panel or did the mice chew the wires on the electrical panel to cause $1300.00 in damage?
#493 of 566 Re: 2008 Toyota Corolla & Mice [imjustagirl]
Aug 20, 2009 (3:09 pm)
Toyota knows its a defect and does crap to cover it.
A MOUSE DEFECT ?
Not sure how many Toyota vehicles made and sold over the years, but yours is the only one with a mouse problem and you claim Toyota is covering up some sort of defect.
Wow what an ego
#494 of 566 Re: 2008 Toyota Corolla & Mice [kenym]
Aug 20, 2009 (3:32 pm)
hold on, I didn't have a mouse problem, I replied to the question asking what happened after my car stalled a few times. No ego here, just an empty wallet.
#495 of 566 Whoa, people
Aug 20, 2009 (4:29 pm)
Terceltom and kenym, let's back up and take a breath here. First of all, imjustagirl said nothing at all about mice. Her problems are described here: imjustagirl, "Toyota Corolla Basic Maintenance Questions" #485, 4 Jul 2009 8:34 pm.
Secondly, if people are having problems with mice getting into their cars and want to ask for help with that, they are welcome to do so.
Let's not jump on other posters, please. Skip the post if you can't be helpful. Thank you.
#496 of 566 Re: 2008 Toyota Corolla & Mice [imjustagirl]
Aug 20, 2009 (6:27 pm)
One thing that I would suggest: Call Toyota.
About 4 years ago, I had a seat belt release button that would stick sometimes. It needed to be replaced, but I was past the warranty by about 3 or 4 months. I called Toyota (the 800 number in your owner's manual, not the dealer) and explained the situation very nicely, how I was just a little past the warranty, how much I like Toyota (I was not lying), etc. and how I was a little disappointed that this problem occurred. Guess what? They covered the repair free of charge. They called the dealer and told them to do the repair and gave them the authority to bill it back to Toyota Corporate. I was very happy with this! I heard that Toyota is generally pretty good about this kind of thing, and my experience proved it.
It is probably a long shot now, but it's worth a try. At the minimum, I hope that someone reads this and can benefit from it in the future. My dealer told me I would have to pay for it, so it is a good thing I heard about calling Toyota and did it!
#497 of 566 Re: 2008 Toyota Corolla & Mice [terceltom]
Aug 21, 2009 (8:50 pm)
I said it was a desighn problem ! I talked to a service managein a neighbouring city and he said that they install a wire screen over the air intake so the mice do not enter the intake. After they get into the intake they chew a hole in the exhaust vent above the filter, from there the vehicle is their palace. A $5.00 fix at the factory Because the engineers looked past it. That is were I say it is a desighn flaw!
#498 of 566 Re: 2008 Toyota Corolla & Mice [snowgopher]
Aug 22, 2009 (8:29 am)
I am glad to hear that you now know a solution to the problem. Have you had the screen installed?
#499 of 566 Re: 2008 Toyota Corolla & Mice [pat]
Aug 22, 2009 (11:43 am)
Hi just finished, the air intake is just under the plastic shield below the windshield. 20 minutes, and the car is back together. Hope this helps any one else, there is also an exhaust vent at the rear of the car in the trunk around the tail lights that de pressurizes the vehichle when the doors close, that should be checked if mice are a problem.