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#527 of 574 2010 Corolla starting problems
Nov 06, 2010 (7:08 am)
I bought the Corolla with the Clunker tax. The Langhorne Toyota dealer had people waiting until past midnight to sign for these economical cars. With 11000 miles mine is having trouble starting. I don't know if it is the battery, starter, or computer. Had it back to the dealer, and of course they cannot replicate the problem. "somebody else played around with your battery," said the counter person to my wife. "No one else looked at it." After waiting for hours at their giant service center, they began trying to sell us other services that were not requested or warranted. "What do you want me to do when the car don't start again?" we asked. "That is not Toyota's problem." We should have bought the Elantra.....Anyone else having starting problems with their Toyota? :
#528 of 574 Re: 2010 Corolla starting problems [gindelm7]
Nov 06, 2010 (8:14 am)
That dealer seems to be a bad one.You bought a BRAND NEW car with warranty.
Even battery is under warranty.Even the cheapest batteries come with 2-3 years free replacement warranties, Toyota factory installed ones should, too.
Insist on getting service under warranty, if they do not want to help, write to Toyota's consumer department, give the dealer a hint...
You do not have to buy a service you do not want to, again your car is a 2010 model year car, brand new.And under warranty.
If possible, go to a different dealer service department.
You can even return the car for a full refund, claiming lemon status, at least you can use this to force them to solve the problem.You can contact better business bureau too.
#529 of 574 Re: 2010 Corolla starting problems [gindelm7]
Nov 06, 2010 (11:14 am)
You simply call them up from your cell phone when it won't start and have them tow it from the side of the road to their dealership. All is covered under the warranty, including the tow. I do however disagree with post #528; you can't just return your car for "lemon status" for a first time starting problem. If "lemon status" is that easily done, do you know how many people would have already returned their Corollas because of the EPS steering problem that is present on some of these cars? I think your car has to be in the shop for at least three times due to the same problem to begin to even think about "lemon status". Good luck! Keep us informed.
#530 of 574 1998 Corolla near Bend, OR
Nov 09, 2010 (8:56 am)
I am looking for someone in the Bend area that has a 1998 Corolla sedan that I can rent for a day. I need to recreate a driving sequence using a car similar to the one that was involved in an accident. Does anyone know of someone that may be interested? Do you know of any other place I could look to find Corolla owners? Thank you!
#531 of 574 Re: 1998 Corolla near Bend, OR [luckedriver]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Nov 09, 2010 (9:28 am)
I doubt most people would risk a no-payout on insurance to rent you their car, but some of course will---so advertise on your local craigslist.
also Rent a Wreck in Portland might have one.
#532 of 574 Re: 1998 Corolla near Bend, OR [luckedriver]
Nov 09, 2010 (9:39 am)
Geez, I hope your kidding ! ! !
#533 of 574 Re: 1998 Corolla near Bend, OR [Mr_Shiftright]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Nov 10, 2010 (7:51 am)
If you do advertise on craigslist, you'll want to be detailed with your wording or your ad there won't likely last long. The information you've provided here makes it sound like this:
"I'm looking to rent a car just like the one that was involved in an accident, and I'm looking to drive it just like I did when I had the accident to see if I wreck again under the same circumstances. I'll pay $50 to borrow your car and you may or may not get it back in the same condition."
I'm hoping that's not the actual situation, but that's the way people will read it if you don't explain.
#534 of 574 Re: 1998 Corolla near Bend, OR [luckedriver]
Nov 10, 2010 (8:20 am)
Sorry, now that I reread it, it does sound bad. All I need to do is drive the car in the same area at night to see what visibility is like. No damage will be done to the car. The owner could even drive it if they want. I'll keep looking, just thought people here would know other people with Corollas. Thanks!
#535 of 574 Warranty Coverage
Nov 14, 2010 (7:24 pm)
I have a question on warranty coverage on my new Corrolla, with comes with standard 3-year basic warranty and 2-year Toyota Care. Do they cover maintenance like auto detailing or other bodywork like dent removal, etc.?
#536 of 574 Re: Warranty Coverage [jwu001]
Nov 14, 2010 (7:32 pm)
Only if it's spelled out in your documentation. Must be listed.