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Toyota Corolla, Sedan
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#933 of 1009 Re: 2009 Toyota Corolla Gas Millage [terceltom]
Apr 01, 2012 (4:19 pm)
Yeah I think so too, but the problems are so numerous and abstract that I don't know if there's really anything I can do other than trade it in....which is a possibility. Hoping to trade it in for a Fit/Civic or Fiesta/Focus.
Does anyone know what could cause that problem? Brake pedal shaking and an audible shudder under the car when either going over bumps or hitting potholes above 10 mph or so?
#934 of 1009 Re: 2009 Toyota Corolla Gas Millage [windgrace]
Apr 01, 2012 (4:39 pm)
How about the Mazda 3, that's a really nice car also? If I wouldn't buy a Corolla it would be a Mazda 3.
#935 of 1009 Re: 2009 Toyota Corolla Gas Millage [windgrace]
Apr 02, 2012 (4:12 am)
Hitting a big bump while braking will cause ABS to come on (brake pedal "shaking"). Normal.
Civic or Fiesta - check Consumer Reports first.
#936 of 1009 Re: 2009 Toyota Corolla Gas Millage [terceltom]
Apr 08, 2012 (6:33 pm)
Yeah, I was looking at maybe a used Mazda 3 (maybe stepping up to a Nissan Altima). But it almost seems worth going for a new Civic LX or Focus SE. I might be able to negotiate a deal with the dealership and I might be able to trade it in for a new Yaris or something. Right now I'm putting up with it and seeing what's happening with colleges before I make any decisions.
It just seems odd that I have driven a handful of other vehicles with ABS and stability/traction control (thank the dealership rentals for all that experience! Scion xD, 2 different Priuses, and a Tacoma) over the same bumps with no pedal shake and no weird sounds coming from the suspension. But, what do I know.
#937 of 1009 Re: Brake Noise
Apr 11, 2012 (7:12 am)
Re: Mr_Shiftright & circuitsmith
Past Saturday I took a ride and found that with end of every stop there was significant grinding noise. I took to the nearest firestone shop. Replaced front pads with Wagner Ceramic for $105+ Tax (after $20 mail in rebate). All the noise is gone... The pads are quiet.
#938 of 1009 Re: Brake Noise [j06]
Apr 11, 2012 (7:40 am)
Probably a good idea to not allow your brake pads to wear down so low - surprised you didn't need rotors also because of grooving!
#939 of 1009 Re: Brake Noise [terceltom]
Apr 12, 2012 (7:00 am)
You might be surprised, only 18K miles on the car. Dealer tech. requested to change the pads at 15K. I was in doubt so declined their advice. Also most of the dealerships charge $250 for standard brake service.
#940 of 1009 Re: Brake Noise [j06]
Apr 12, 2012 (7:43 pm)
Interesting. I have 15K with 25 months on '10 rolla and it has developed 'brake pad shift' IMO. Phuey cuz my '91 SR5 and '94 Camry never had such issues.
Probably should just go ahead and switch mine out now. Ugh.
#941 of 1009 Re: 2009 Toyota Corolla Gas Millage [windgrace]
Apr 23, 2012 (3:04 pm)
re: brake shake - ABS triggering. I have same issue with '06 corolla and know others that have same problem. I can hit cobble stones, small bumps etc and if 'im braking abs goes off...same problem on snow. when this happens there's very if any braking force making it to wheels...almost like coasting but with abs firing. i have had many other cars with abs, and this abs does not act like any of the others. imo it's not programmed right or there's some problem. In certain scenarios i have to pump brakes which is exact opposite of what you are supposed to do on other cars when abs triggers. I've learned to adjust to it. Otherwise car has been great. I did also suffer the 'ECM' failure but toyota covered that under recall at no charge.
#942 of 1009 faulty water pump ruins engine on 2009 Toyota Corolla
May 02, 2012 (12:55 pm)
My car stalled at an intersection. After having it looked at by the dealer, I was told that the water pump had gone bad (which is out of warranty due to mileage), which caused my engine to seize up. I need to replace my entire engine on my 2 year old car! but they assured me it would only cost 4,000.00$ to put a new engine in! This is crazy! I have since read online that Toyota redesigned my water pump on my car. So, if they needed to change the design of it, then they KNEW there was a problem with the original design. Why is it that Toyota didnt do a recall? I am disgusted over this and will NEVER buy Toyota again!