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#870 of 1009 Re: Brake question...? [windgrace]
Sep 17, 2011 (6:30 am)
Well the rattle is a warranty issue so you wouldn't have to pay for that. I wouldn't know about the cost of the pre-determined maitenence schedule needs (other than they are expensive) because with all of my past and present Toyotas I have never taken any of them in for those rip-off appts. All I do is gas them up, change the oil and filters every 4 K miles, keep an eye on the tires, check the brakes and I never have any problems. Example: I have a 2001 Corolla I bought new in 2000; the thing has never been in the shop execpt for brake pad replacement and tires, I do the oil changes. It runs like a clock! My 2009 Corolla has only been in for the recalls. Well, best of luck with your issues.
Sep 17, 2011 (8:29 am)
I'd look in the manual and just do what is recommended...nothing more/nothing less. Some of the things the dealer wants to do are unnecessary. Or ask in here or your private ex-Toyota mechanic. I did both and the folks in here were quite helpful. Since my car is a bit over 5 years but has just over 32k on the clock, I did the usual oil change/rotation & alignment stuff. But I also changed out the brake fluid and the tranny fluid due to the age of the car as recommended by Isell I think. I want to keep this car for another 5 or so years, so it was $ well spent. Now that my a/c compressor is bad, I'm gonna have to go back to Honda and see if they'll help me with a part that seems to have worn out prematurely...we shall see what happens!
just do what's necessary on your car...if you let them, the service writers "might" sell you more than you need. Good luck!!
#872 of 1009 Re: 2009 Corolla Starting Noise / Issues [jmaniii]
Oct 06, 2011 (4:15 pm)
Did you get your issues resolved when you took it to the dealer? I am having t he same sound from my 2009 Corolla S and it has gotten worse over the last year. It went from if my car sat for more than 12 hours to more than 2 hours. Any information on what is causing it can help me go get it fixed.
#873 of 1009 Re: 2009 Corolla Starting Noise / Issues [jmaniii]
Oct 06, 2011 (4:21 pm)
Hey, did you get the starting noise repaired on your car? if so what was the cause? I am trying to know what is wrong so I dont lose a lot of time waiting for them to let my car sit until it will make the noise again.... Any help you can supply will be greatly apprecciated! Thanks!
#874 of 1009 Re: Accelerator pedal [etho1416]
Oct 06, 2011 (8:10 pm)
Can I please get a copy of the pdf (aphamwsu.edu)? I bought a 09 corolla 3 months ago and have already had to get my catalytic converter replaced. I only have about 500 miles left on my warranty and want to make sure I get it checked out before then!
#875 of 1009 Re: Brake question...? [terceltom]
Oct 12, 2011 (8:32 pm)
Well, the rattle has finally been diagnosed and Toyota today ordered a new part. I think they have to replace the interior trim piece that the driver side seat belt comes out of. The mechanic was shocked that I had been driving the car for 3k miles without going crazy, because it's like having a bee buzzing in your ear the whole time you drive!
I replaced the OEM Goodyears with Michelin X Radials yesterday and with the improved traction my ABS hasn't once activated going down the normal roads. HUGE improvement!
I noticed about a week ago that there were a few small bumps by the driver's side door handle...turns out that there was some paintless dent repair done to the car before I purchased it with 9500 miles on it. It's hardly noticeable (thank goodness it's a white car, you can only see it with certain lights/angles) and it's not worth repainting the door, but the dealership is going to pay for the 15, 20 and 25k services because I complained about it. Not too shabby.
#876 of 1009 Re: Burning oil in Corolla 2009 [bob191]
Oct 16, 2011 (9:45 am)
I have a similar problem with a 2009 Toyota Corolla LE in Sacramento, California. Do you think it's also a computer problem? Is there a TBS on this?
#877 of 1009 Re: 2009 Toyota Corolla Gas Millage [bob436]
Oct 27, 2011 (12:17 pm)
I purchased a 2009 manuel trans. corolla, and i have to say that i enjoy this car. I purchased it in May of 2008. I have not had many problems with it. I do get really good gas mileage with it. On the highway, i usually get about 45 miles to the gallon and that is by my calculations, not just the car. However, I have noticed that there are times when i get really bad gas mileage, but i think it has to do with the quality of the gas that is put into the car. I have found that the car does better with gas from one gas station than the others I have to choose from. SO watch where you are getting the gas from.
#878 of 1009 Re: 2009 Toyota Corolla Gas Millage [tlrbears]
Oct 28, 2011 (5:33 am)
I totally agree, I have the same vehicle.
#879 of 1009 Re: 2009 Toyota Corolla Gas Millage [tlrbears]
Oct 28, 2011 (6:37 am)
I don't know if I agree with that assumption as all stations are required to adhere to specific regulations. With the Corollas there is a great fluctuation of gas mileage on the highway vs. gas mileage in the city. You can get 40mpg. (and in your case 45mpg.) on the highway and still only get 24 in the city; could this be your case?
Interesting that you posted this on the "Toyota Corolla problem and repairs" board rather than the "Toyota Corolla real world mpg." board. What sort of problems have you had with your Corolla. Being a 2009 you really shouldn't have had ANY problems so far other than the recalls.