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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.
#986 of 1009 Re: 2009 corolla [terceltom]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jan 30, 2013 (1:34 pm)
There is a TSB for certain specific VIN #s, and it only applies to the 60,000 mile warranty.
October 14, 2009
#987 of 1009 my corolla has electrical issues
Feb 09, 2013 (10:39 am)
i have a 2009 corolla i am having a ton of issues with it and im not happy they anti theft key/ computer system thing is acting up and i have to trick my car into thinking that im not actually trying to steal it. I also have a issue with my stereo, it has a short in it somewhere and it makes the speaker pop, i took it to the dealership and they cant diagnose it because they cant get it to act up for them does anyone else have these issues? i also have a problem with the idle it is sticking my car only has 48,000 miles on it and i cant seem to get the problems to stop popping up, im not happy with the dealership or the car itself. does anyone have this many problems with their car or do i need to take this lemon back?
Feb 11, 2013 (1:49 pm)
I bought a used 2008 Toyota Carolla and afer 18 months of ownuing it with an extended warranty my AC is out and is not covered. I paid almost $200 for an AC service and diagnostics and the only thing they found is the air conditioning works it is just not connecting somehwhere in the computer system. The compressor works, the fan, the switch ect. there is just no cold air coming out, just warmer air. Does anyone know what could be wrong?? I paid 13,000 for car and warranty and now I have NO air conditioning and summer is coming up fast and we have foster children! HELP!!
#989 of 1009 Re: Digital thermometer [circuitsmith]
Feb 12, 2013 (3:51 pm)
Found my trouble ! The temperature sensor for the digital thermometer was bad. Picked a new one up at a dealer for $13.00 wholesale. If anyone else should experience this erratic thermometer behavior or even a malfunction, this $13.00 sensor is attached to the front bottom of the radiator directly behind the front grill.
#990 of 1009 Re: seats [knocker81]
Feb 16, 2013 (7:24 pm)
I wish I had read this earlier today. I just purchased a 2009 Corolla and did the usual 7 minute test drive. I got a good price on it and was happy with the deal. Twenty minutes into my drive home, my right foot started tingling, then my calf and shin, and after an hour, my foot was numb. I got out and took a break to allow the circulation to return. Next on a 15 minute trip, I started with the tingling and numbness again after 5 minutes. I have adjusted the seat length and height as far back as it will go. This car in my opinion is not meant for someone over 5'4". I am 5'7", and I too am all cramped up. I called the dealer just a few hours after driving off the lot and they refuse to take the car back. I hate I have to sell my new car and lose probably $1,000.00 or more over this. I am horribly disappointed in Toyota. Their quality has obviously gone down over the years.