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#3273 of 3856 Re: corolla transmission problem [Mr_Shiftright]
Mar 25, 2009 (7:24 pm)
I have a 2005 Toyota Corolla. Last August the P0741 code was triggered and within days the transmission planetery gear failed. Mileage was 75000 however non dealer mechanic was not aware of TSB TC008-04 and warranty for ECU malfunction. After $3400 repair the car drove okay until now (7 months) and once again P0741 code has triggered and the next day the transmission failed again. Mileage is now 81000 and out of warranty. Local Toyota dealer service manager is not aware of any connection between P0741 code and planetery gear failure and doubts Toyota will honor warranty. Could ECU failure described in TSB lead to these transmission crashes and should Toyota honor warranty and replace ECU at no charge? I have documentation from transmission mechanic that P0741 code was trigger at 75000 miles.
#3275 of 3856 2008 COROLLA 36K CHECK UP
Apr 18, 2009 (11:05 am)
How do I know if my mechanic is taking unfair of my "female" status? Yesterdays checkup cost me over a $1000. $500 in labor, two tires, new brakes, fluid changes etc. I feel as if I have been taken and this guy is a supposed friend. Your input would be appreciated, basically to tell me how I can find out what repair work on my car SHOULD be costing me.
#3276 of 3856 Re: 2008 COROLLA 36K CHECK UP [rose920]
Apr 19, 2009 (4:34 am)
I would say your price for parts is high and your labor cost is exorberant. At the going rate that's about 8 hours labor. There no way that job should have taken 8 hours. Two hours tops. I would definitely confront him and ask him why so high. Perhaps you should ask to see the old tires and and brakes as well.
#3277 of 3856 Re: 2008 COROLLA 36K CHECK UP [rose920]
Apr 19, 2009 (4:53 am)
I think you've been robbed. There's no way a less than 2 year old Corolla needs that kind of work unless it's been really abused. For a routine 36k service, it's mostly an oil change with some additional visual inspection and other fluid change as needed. Did you check your owner's manual on what was called for in that service? I'd definitely ask for the old parts to see.
#3278 of 3856 Re: 2008 COROLLA 36K CHECK UP [dave594]
Apr 19, 2009 (5:46 am)
My wife has a 06 Corolla S. We were charged $200 for the 30K check up last month and I thought that was high.
#3279 of 3856 Re: 2008 COROLLA 36K CHECK UP [kenym]
Apr 19, 2009 (2:34 pm)
Yeh, but you didn't get tires and brakes did you? Tires and brakes and labor is roughly $350.00 right there. Let's break this down, Okay she needed two tires, that's likely, cost - p/l $150.00. Brakes all the way around, possibly, cost - p/l $200.00. Oil and filter, cost, - p/l $30.00. Coolant, okay they suggest it, cost - p/l $50.00 = total $430.00 on the high end depeding where you go and where you live.
#3280 of 3856 Re: 2008 COROLLA 36K CHECK UP [terceltom]
Apr 20, 2009 (5:24 am)
What's your point?. You claim $450 on the high side. Well she spent $1,000. I thought she was over charged. As far as my 30k check up is concerned. You are right I didn't get tires or brakes.However I still think $200 for a 30k check up is high for what they do. Not much more than a oil change with a visual inspection of the vehicle, no other fluids or parts were required on our car. It was ONLY $200 because I had a $50 coupon I was at the Dealer about an hour total. That included washing the vehicle, paying the bill and listening to the guy telling me all the things they checked on my vehicle.
#3281 of 3856 Re: 2008 COROLLA 36K CHECK UP [kenym]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Apr 20, 2009 (8:26 am)
Perhaps she could post a line by line description of parts and labor so that we could inform her more accurately and be more fair to (or critical of) the garage in question. For instance, you can put on really good tires and have them mounted and balanced correctly or you could slam on some Chinese tires for far less money. Ditto the brakes. New high quality rotors all 'round or just a pad swap?
#3282 of 3856 Re: 2008 COROLLA 36K CHECK UP [kenym]
Apr 20, 2009 (9:49 am)
Relax kenym, simply put, my point was, you can't compare your cost to her cost. She got tires and brakes and you didn't. And I believe YOU and HER both got ripped off, only she got it worse than you but at least she's walking away with something to show for it.!