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#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.
#991 of 1009 Re: seats [moonpie3]
Feb 17, 2013 (5:01 am)
I am 5'10", no problems.
#992 of 1009 Re: seats [moonpie3]
Feb 17, 2013 (5:29 am)
Wow, that's crazy ! I doubt if you could blame that on the car though. I'm 6' and have a 2009 Corolla and my seat comfort is wonderful. You know those seats can be adjusted several different ways. Please don't take this the wrong way, but you might want to get seen by a medical professional just to be safe (stroke).
#993 of 1009 Re: seats [moonpie3]
Feb 17, 2013 (1:11 pm)
"I have adjusted the seat length and height as far back as it will go"
Maybe you need to go the other way,
#994 of 1009 Re: seats [terceltom]
Feb 18, 2013 (8:19 pm)
I am just an odd bird! Hey, I am a medical professional! No circulatory problems and I run many days a week for exercise! I have narrowed it down to the angle of the accelerator. The service department told me it cannot be moved.
Any other suggestions?
#995 of 1009 Re: seats [moonpie3]
Feb 18, 2013 (8:45 pm)
I've tried everything, I even made a wedge to try and change the angle of the pedal but it didn't do any good. I actually gave the corolla to my son and bought a Hyundai elantra but what a mistake. This car has such a stiff pedal that i cant wait to get rid of it. It's actually 4 yrs now since the start of my leg problems and still don't know what to do.
#996 of 1009 Re: seats [moonpie3]
Mar 16, 2013 (3:18 pm)
5'7" here and have no problems with the 2013 Corolla...have driven a few at work and all the same. Shame you didn't rent this car before you bought. In the future, rent what you want to purchase for a week and see if it's doable on a day to day basis...you'll know soon enough and spending a few bucks upfront can make a big difference down the road. must suck to buy a new vehicle and find out that it just doesn't work for ya. Now what do ya do? Sell it and loose $, give it to a family member or just bite the bullet. Have you tried every solution you can think of like sitting on a cushion like I do or seeing if the track could be lengthened? There's gotta be some practical solution here for you to do as they are great cars. Or can you trade up to a Camry? Years ago my mother-in-law had us test drive her new car as she trusted us. thought that was crazy but we did and she bought it. had a similar problem like you so Oldsmobile let her pay the extra $ to upgrade to the next size model and all was good with the world. Just a suggestion here dude as the Camry might just be the ticket. Drove a new one last night and it was pretty nice except it was an SE and just too firm. Try a LE and that could solve your problem!
#997 of 1009 Re: my corolla has electrical issues [joysmom]
Apr 09, 2013 (6:52 am)
I am having similar issues with my 2012 corolla. The computer system is not working correctly, the doors won't open/close, the seatbelt alarm won't go off when it's supposed to. I've taken the car back to the dealer about 4 times now and they can't find what is wrong with it. I looking to file a complaint against the dealer and/or toyota for failing to make these repairs.
The car only has 14,000 miles so it is definitely covered under warranty.
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#999 of 1009 Re: Accelerator pedal [etho1416]
May 10, 2013 (12:24 pm)
I just brought a 2010 Corolla LXE and it has abt 32,000 miles and it's making that whistling sound that you are describing. The Toyota dealerships swear it's a normal sound and they must think i'm stupid to accept that answer.
I was reading one of your post stating that you have a pdf document to solve this problem. I was wondering if you still have it and if I can get it. My email address is masenmcmyahoo.com. I'm sorry i couldn't find your email address to write you privately.
Thank you Kindly:)