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#550 of 1009 Toyota Recall
Aug 26, 2009 (7:30 pm)
FYI for Toyota owners this may effect.
Toyota recalls 95,700 Toyota, Scion cars in U.S
DETROIT — Toyota Motor Corp is recalling about 95,700 Toyota and Scion vehicles sold in the United States because ice could accumulate on their braking systems and make it harder for drivers to slow down.
The recall involves 2009 and 2010 model year Toyota Corolla, Corolla Matrix and 2008 and 2009 Scion xD vehicles, all equipped with 1.8 liter engines, the company said in a statement on Wednesday.
If people drive the cars in extremely low temperatures, ice may accumulate at the brake system port and decrease braking power and lengthen vehicle stopping distances, Toyota said.
Since the condition can happen at low temperatures, Toyota's recall applies to vehicle owners in 19 states: Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
#551 of 1009 Re: Toyota Recall [mnf]
Aug 27, 2009 (5:45 am)
Oh great so since i live in california but frequest cold states my car will not be recalled?? I would really love to know how they don't recall them for everyone?? My 2009 corolla was built in the US and had the radio replaced right away because it was freezing up and then my brakes were replaced at 10,000 miles, completely down to damaging my rotors. I also have the 30-40 mile an hour funky rpm thing, and was told that it was normal for the corolla to do this and I believed him cause I went from a full sized suv to this car. I now know it seems to be a problem, and i have 15,000 miles currently and am having brake issues again! All in all love the car but will think twice about going to our winter locations if the brakes wont stop me.
#552 of 1009 Re: Toyota Recall [crazedmom]
Aug 27, 2009 (5:45 pm)
If I were you I'd take the car to the dealer and explain your situation. They might do the recall action because you drive a lot on cold states. If they refuse, you could contact Toyota Customer Service about it. Odds are they would not want to risk being held liable should you have a problem with the brakes while driving in cold weather.
#553 of 1009 Re: Toyota Recall [backy]
Aug 27, 2009 (7:17 pm)
My state was not on the list (Washington) and i will be talking to my dealer and i am sure they will make it right. I an 5 miles from Idaho and 80 miles from Montana. We had a record year with over 100 inches of snow in this area last year. I think that there states listed are guidlines but not in stone.
#554 of 1009 Re: Toyota Recall [mnf]
Aug 29, 2009 (10:41 am)
Thankfully my state is not is not listed......but anyhow it usually
doesn't get driven when the weather is bad. It's not a trailer queen,
but rather a garage queen.
More Corolla news..........Toyota is throwing in the towel at the
NUMMI facility in Fremont, CA and shifting their Corolla production to existing facilities
in Canada and Toyota City, Japan. About 4,700 people averaging about $65K/yr will be idled.
I've toured the Toyota City plants and it's well worth your time if you
are ever in the Tokyo area. The Corollas are built at the Kanto facility.
#555 of 1009 Toyota took care of me
Aug 29, 2009 (11:58 am)
Thank you Toyota for fixing my steering problem on my 2009 Toyota. If you folks need to pull out of CALF come to TEXAS! We will offer you cheaper and better deals on land and workforce.
#556 of 1009 Re: Toyota Recall [cpu8900]
Aug 29, 2009 (12:00 pm)
CA Toyota Plants are getting smaller but the San Antonio Texas plant is now expanding. Thanks from Texas folks.
Aug 30, 2009 (6:02 am)
Just a note to all, i learned the hard way that side air bags will not go off in a t bone accident! Me and my 2 young kids were driving in my brand new corolla and were broadsided and spun around 180 degrees, couldnt even open the door where my 9 year old was, no air bags deployed. Contacted toyota and was told they will only deploy in rollover accidents. My daughter had to go through 4 months of therapy for her head and neck injuries, and still having headaches. I was under the impression this was a very safe car or I wouldn't have traded in a large suv! Oh well, we are alive!
#558 of 1009 Re: air bags [crazedmom]
Aug 30, 2009 (9:15 am)
I can't imagine why someone from Toyota would tell you that the side airbags will deploy only in case of a rollover. That is dead wrong. For example, it is clear the side airbags deployed in both the NHTSA and IIHS side impact tests, which hit the middle of the driver's side, straight-on.
One possibility here is that the point of impact was on one end of the car vs. in the middle. Your note about "being spun around 180 degrees" indicates that this in fact might have happened. The side airbags are triggered by sensors. If the car is hit where there are no sensors, e.g. in the front or rear fender, it's possible the airbags won't inflate. That happened to me recently when my Jetta was hit on the driver's side front fender, and the car spun around from the impact. No air bags inflated, but all I got was a bump on the head.
If you have not yet reported this incident to the NHTSA you might want to do that. If there is reason to believe the airbags should have deployed and did not, they could start an investigation. Or they could use the data to support a change in SRS design, e.g. change when side bags are deployed.
#559 of 1009 2009 corolla
Sep 04, 2009 (2:10 pm)
hello everyone I just wanted to say after reading your reviews that I have had no issues with my 09 corolla.I have just over 7,000 miles on it.no rattles or any of that funny stuff so far.the onl thing i have noticed is that it does run ruff when I just sitting at a idle I see the tach go up then down and it feels like it is skipping but once it's in gear it's great.