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Feb 15, 2011 (1:19 pm)
We have a 2009 Corolla and I agree the seats get mighty stiff on a long drive (over an hour). We also have a 2005 Corolla and those seats are much more comfortable. In fact, I drive the '05 to work which is a 2 hour commute each way and have no complaint about those seats at all. I took the '09 once and after an hour, I was squirming and twisting because my legs and back were on fire. I am so disappointed in the 2009 and how far Toyota has fallen regarding build quality and dependability. Our '05 has never, not once needed to go back to the dealer. This new one has had two recalls and the TSB on the HVAC odor in just the last 24 months. The paint gets scratched just by looking at it hard ! The front bumper cover is held on by cheap plastic attachments to the wheel well liners and have no rigidity at all. I really notice these "downgrades" since I can directly compare the '05 to the '09 sitting right next to each other in the driveway. Now I read on here that the transmission can develop a squeal around 30,000 miles. We haven't reached that mileage yet. I guess the silver lining is that we leased this '09 (or first lease) and got such a great lease deal that it was cheaper to lease and buy it out at the end instead of buying and financing from the get-go. And we were planning to buy it when the lease come up in three months. But now we will turn it in and look for something besides a Toyota.
#825 of 1009 Re: Seats ! [carl41]
Feb 15, 2011 (6:14 pm)
What did they do for the A.C. odor?
#826 of 1009 Re: Seats ! [terceltom]
Feb 16, 2011 (4:43 pm)
Replaced the evaporator. There is a TSB out on it.
#827 of 1009 Re: Seats ! [carl41]
Feb 16, 2011 (5:12 pm)
Yeah, that's what I thought. Mine smelled a little this past summer but it was intermittent, so I just used the foam scrub that shoots up the evaporator to disinfect it. I didn't want them tearing my whole dash apart just to change out the evaporator.
#828 of 1009 2009 corolla rattles and knocking noise
Feb 21, 2011 (2:45 pm)
Was anyone able to fix 2009 corolla's rattles? I have been to the dealer 5 times and they can't figure it out. I will probably endup replacing this car.
I have knocking noise from the back and another dash rattle in the front.
#829 of 1009 Re: 2009 corolla rattles and knocking noise [echo2001]
Feb 21, 2011 (3:10 pm)
Wasn't aware 2009 Corollas had rattles! Mine doesn't. Shame you have to dump a car because of something as small as rattles. Take it to another Toyota dealer for them to find the noises and demand satisfaction as the car is still under warranty, correct? Drive with them to proove the noise.
#830 of 1009 Re: 2009 Corolla will not start in cold weather. [tigerfan87]
Feb 24, 2011 (9:08 am)
I had the exact same thing happen to me yesterday morning with my 2009 Corolla. The temperature outside was about 5 degrees that morning. Had the car towed to the dealer and they were initially able to duplicate the issue - probably because it was still very cold out when the car got to the shop. They ran diagnostics on the car and everything came back normal. After that it started fine - the temperature had risen significantly by then. So no resolution for me either but wanted to reply that you aren't alone in experiencing this problem.
#831 of 1009 Re: 2009 corolla rattles and knocking noise [terceltom]
Feb 27, 2011 (2:45 pm)
I tried a couple of dealers but they still can't figure out where the noise is coming from although they are able to hear it so they ended up consulting with toyota canada. I visit them once every month now trying to fix it
#832 of 1009 Re: 2009 corolla rattles and knocking noise [echo2001]
Feb 27, 2011 (3:02 pm)
Sounds like your doing everything you can; don't give up, you shouldn't have to be satisfied with a new car that rattles.
#833 of 1009 Speed Sensors
Mar 16, 2011 (4:37 pm)
My abs and brake lights came on about a month ago. The dealership said they were not positive but they thought it was caused my corrision on my speed sensor and wires. They reset my lights and told me if they came back on to have them replaced. The lights would come on and then go off periodically. Finally my abs system stopped working all together. I am now waiting to see if my insurance will cover the repairs which will cost me $758 plus the mechanic says my other rear sensor is corroded and may do the same thing down the road. I am very frustrated and am wondering if anyone else has had this trouble with their 2009 corrolla? Toyota is a aware of the problem but are not recalling the sensors at this time. My paint also scratches very easily aroound my handles. This car is no living up to what I thought it would be with it having 3 recalls in less than 3 years.