Last post on Oct 28, 2013 at 8:00 PM
You are in the Toyota Corolla
What is this discussion about?
Toyota Corolla, Sedan
Go to NHTSA to file a safety complaint.
Or call Monday-Friday (8 am to 8 pm ET) (888) 327-4236 TTY: (800)424-9153
#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.
#998 of 1009 We want your feedback!
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Apr 25, 2013 (9:11 am)
Please take a few minutes to answer our survey:
It's really important for us to hear from our members and visitors to get direction going forward. Only good things are planned for the future, but we need to gather insights to get there! Whether it's your first time or you're a regular, we'd love to hear from you.
#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:)
May 10, 2013 (12:31 pm)
I was the one that posted about the accelerator gunning and the seat not going back far enough to accommodate my leg length. We ended up returning the car to the dealership. I lost $1,000.00 on it, but I could not drive it the way it was. Good luck!
#1001 of 1009 Re: Grinding/Rattling sound on cold starts [j06]
Aug 13, 2013 (7:40 pm)
I know your message was from a year ago, but I have the same problem and wondered if you have been able to fix yours. On cold starting I hear this rattling/grinding noise from the engine. It lasts for just 1-2 seconds as I am pressing the ignition. The noise is getting worse and I am concerned. Have had the car to the dealer a few times about it but they've only recently heard the noise because I left it overnight to cold start it for them in the morning. They said they think it is something with the timing.
#1002 of 1009 Re: Grinding/Rattling sound on cold starts [john673]
Aug 13, 2013 (11:55 pm)
Interesting. I have the same issue and have been wondering what causes it. At times it's worse than others. Never heard anything like it in any of my previous vehicles.
#1003 of 1009 Re: Grinding/Rattling sound on cold starts [john673]
Aug 14, 2013 (7:33 am)
No problem, to be honest it just stopped happening. It might have to do with it being summer and it seems to only do it in very cold weather. I don't believe the problem is the timing I think it's the starter but it may also be the battery. Let me explain for some reason the battery developes blooming corrosion on the positive terminal. I kind of left it alone until I started having problems with the traction control. All I did was totally cleaned up the terminal and now there is no problem with anything, so you might want to take a look at that. Good luck.
#1004 of 1009 Re: Grinding/Rattling sound on cold starts [sban226]
Aug 14, 2013 (8:24 am)
I would have to adamantly disagree with you John. I don't believe there is anyway battery corrosion could affect traction control or engine or crankcase noise. I always felt that the common noise as described was due to the fact that the oil in the crankcase was not reaching the valves and rods as quickly as it should.
#1005 of 1009 Re: Grinding/Rattling sound on cold starts [john673]
Aug 16, 2013 (8:12 am)
This could be the VVTI actuator. There is a TSB for this. Just google and you will find.
#1006 of 1009 Re: Grinding/Rattling sound on cold starts [terceltom]
Sep 20, 2013 (7:52 pm)
Hi, my name is Sammy, my wife and I bought a 2013 Toyota corolla in August and it has a noise in the bottom half. It sounds like the oil is taking to long to reach the rods. We took it back with only 500 miles on it and the dealer says that it's normal for it to take 2/3 seconds for the oil to reach the rods. I find that very hard to believe. They said that they took 3 other corollas of the lot and they sound the same, again I find it hard to believe. I've been automotive tech. for 37 years and I can imagine the damage that can be done in those 2 to 3 seconds. Can u please help us and tell me which way should I go about this . Thank u