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#976 of 1009 Digital thermometer
Jan 27, 2013 (10:47 am)
I have always owned multiple Toyotas simultaneously. I have always noticed that on my 2009 Corolla the digital thermometer reads and reacts much slower to outside temperature changes than my other Toyotas do. I have a 2001 Corolla that changes immediately when I pull out of my warm garage into the cold, but my 2009 Corolla will take up to 5 to 10 minutes to read the accurate outside temperature. Anyone else notice this? Is there a reset I could possibly do?
#977 of 1009 Re: Digital thermometer [terceltom]
Jan 28, 2013 (8:32 am)
Check to see if there's any goo on or debris around the sensor (located just behind the front grill on my Matrix).
#978 of 1009 Re: 2009+ Toyota Corolla Problems and Repairs... [waltchan]
Jan 29, 2013 (8:01 am)
I have a 2013 Corolla and it also has a rattling sound on the dashboard. At first I tried to ignore it but then there was a crack on the lower driver's side windshield. Check it out and no obvious hits from the outside but after bringing it to DCH Toyota of Simi Valley, CA. They said it was just natural for it to happen and that it was not covered by warranty and that even on the slight pressure that could happen. Obviously the service manager Javier did not want to deal with it. Any other incident, about cracking windshield due to the flexing of the frame of their corolla?
#979 of 1009 Re: 2009+ Toyota Corolla Problems and Repairs... [scooby123]
Jan 29, 2013 (9:10 am)
Sorry, I've never seen another complaint like this. I also check toyotanation.com frequently, but have not seen any issues like you described. Your insurance company will likely cover it.
Jan 30, 2013 (6:56 am)
I stopped at a Toyota dealer in another state last fall while on a road trip, and was told the noise indicated I needed a new water pump, so I had mine replaced. Upon returning home, I learned of a recall for that, and kept waiting to hear from Toyota. Today I called my local dealer, and was told my car was not included in the recall. Is that because I was over the 60,000 mile warranty? I am very disappointed, and after having 8 Toyotas between my husband and me, my Toyota loyalty is going down the tubes. Can someone tell my why my car would not be in the recall?
#982 of 1009 Re: 2009 corolla [roadtripper1]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jan 30, 2013 (7:56 am)
that recall was for the electric water pumps on hybrid Toyotas I believe.
#983 of 1009 Re: 2009 corolla [Mr_Shiftright]
Jan 30, 2013 (9:20 am)
Yes, that is correct. And recalls are for safety-related issues. If a water pump fails and starts a fire, then it would be a recall. If a water pump just fails, no recall.
#984 of 1009 Re: 2009 corolla [mcdawgg]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jan 30, 2013 (9:30 am)
It's my opinion that water pumps are more or less expendable items, so any failure at about 80,000 miles or higher would be "normal" in my view. Prior to 80K, I'd be disappointed, and prior to 60K I'd probably not care because I'd be under warranty in most cars.
#985 of 1009 Re: 2009 corolla [roadtripper1]
Jan 30, 2013 (12:21 pm)
The pumps were bad in the 2009's. I had mine replaced under warranty in 2011 with 15,000 miles on then car. In fact, I didn't even ask, my Corolla was in for routine service when they replaced it, no questions asked. I don't believe it was a recall but there was a TSB issued for the 2009 water pumps. As I understand it, if an owner has a water pump problem the Toyota dealer has the preapproval (because of the TSB) from Toyota to go ahead and replace/repair the issue, in this case the water pumps on the 2009's. A recall would only pertain if there was a safety issue with the problematic componant or part on the particular model and year.