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Toyota Corolla, Sedan
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#529 of 1009 Re: 2009 Corolla brake noise [prplcatlvr]
Aug 05, 2009 (9:26 am)
You didn't say if the noise is from the front or rear brakes or both.
I would speak to the service manager. Usually noise can be a result
of dirty parts, vibration, or even cheap parts. Providing all parts are
clean an upgrade to better quality pads/shoes and a thorough inspection
of involved parts should quiet your brakes.
Of course this assumes nothing mechanical or defective is involved.
I bought a new 1986 Toyota pickup and it still had the original brakes
on it when traded in 1996 after 85,000 mi.
Good luck with your brake problem.
#530 of 1009 Re: 2009 Corolla brake noise [prplcatlvr]
Aug 05, 2009 (12:28 pm)
Brake noise is not necessarily an indication of worn pads, rotors, shoes or drums. It could just be from dirt or dust from the environment you are driving in. Perhaps a little "Brakleen" sprayed on the brake parts would resolve your problem.
#531 of 1009 2009 Corolla Bad Brakes
Aug 05, 2009 (3:37 pm)
My 2009 Corolla has spongey unpredictable brakes. If pressure is held on the pedal when stopped the pedal will slowly go to the floor. The dealer says it is normal for this car. It does stop but not like every car I have driven for 50 years! I think the brakes are dangerous. Is this really normal?
#532 of 1009 Re: 2009 Corolla Bad Brakes [lonclip]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Aug 05, 2009 (4:16 pm)
So the dealer told you that brakes that go to the floor are normal, without laughing?
did you mean literally TO the floor or rather a small drop TOWARDS the floor and then it holds tight?
#533 of 1009 Re: 2009 Corolla Bad Brakes [Mr_Shiftright]
Aug 05, 2009 (5:33 pm)
To The Floor! He even says his own car does the same thing. True, it doesn`t allow the car to move as if brakes are giving out entirely, but it is disturbing and at least aggravating. If you rest the foot lightly on the brake pedal, it won`t go down.... much.
#534 of 1009 Re: 2009 Corolla Bad Brakes [lonclip]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Aug 05, 2009 (5:52 pm)
You might suggest that the two of you test a similar car in inventory or that a mechanic test the car around the block and report to the both of you.
#535 of 1009 Re: 2009 Corolla Bad Brakes [Mr_Shiftright]
Aug 05, 2009 (7:14 pm)
Thanks, Mr. Shift. I plan to check with the dealer where I bought the car rather than the one in my hometown to see if they reach the same conclusion. Whatever the case, I won`t be driving a Toyota Corolla for very long if the condition really is normal and can`t be corrected. I drove old jalopies in my youth that had spongey brakes and leaky master cylinders, but a new car that drives that way doesn`t cut it for me. Back to Fords!!
#536 of 1009 Re: 2009 Corolla Bad Brakes [lonclip]
Aug 06, 2009 (9:36 am)
Yikes.....you have a serious problem if they go to the floor. This car is
unsafe to drive not only for you but anyone else on the road. It should
be parked and not driven until fixed.
Make the dealer provide a flatbed wrecker to transport it to the
dealership for repair and a free loaner until repaired if necessary.
If the dealer balks be sure to contact the regional service rep.
about this problem. Contact emails and phone numbers can
be found with a web search.
#537 of 1009 Re: 2009 Corolla Bad Brakes [lonclip]
Aug 13, 2009 (7:41 pm)
I bought a 2010 Corolla 7 days ago. After 150 miles I took it to the dealer because the brake pedal goes to one inch from the floor. They tell me it's normal. To me it's down right TERRIFYING........I don't know what to do.
#538 of 1009 Re: 2009 Corolla Bad Brakes [jntlry42]
Aug 13, 2009 (8:30 pm)
Take it back and ask to drive another 2010 to see if it's the same way. It's absolutely not normal. Mine certainly doesn't go anywhere near the floor.