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Toyota Corolla, Sedan
Feb 19, 2010 (12:22 am)
The 3 year rate from Toyota Credit was 0%. 4 years was 1.9%.
This is a public forum and just about anyone can post here, including myself of course. Which means people can say just about anything. I participate on a few other forums (none are car related other than this one). You'll have to use the gray matter between the ears to try and figure out what's legit and what's not. I only had a chance to take a quick look at the link but if I were that person, I would have done something about it a loooooong time ago instead of just posting here. I don't care if it's a Toyota, Honda, Chevy, Ford or whatever brand.
My experience with the new car has mostly been with Michelin snow tires. I've only driven maybe 400+ kilometers with the original tires the car came with (forget if they were summer or 4 seasons now). It will soon be time to put the winter tires away.
Now back to the 2010 Corolla. Since I've been driving a 2002 for close to 8 years I haven't been car shopping or keeping up with the style changes in the Corolla until my recent purchase. I notice the tachometer and speedometer have switched sides. I preferred having the speedometer on the left as I could glance at it more readily without having to take my eyes off the road.
I like how they have redesigned the shifter. Very neat. The 2002 had a straight shifter so it was easy to move the car before Drive or Reverse was fully engaged. The new design prevents that which is a great idea. I'm not sure in which model year they first implemented that design.
Although I don't use it much as mine is normally set to the outside air temp, it's still nice to have those litres per kilometer (in the USA I imagine it would be gallons per mile) stats, etc.
The two small overhead lamps in the front....very useful and bright too. No longer having to reach for a flashlight to read something.
One of the best new features is the TPMS or Tire Pressure Monitoring System. I've always wanted a car with that. Over the past 8 years or so, I've had about 4 occasion where the pressure in one of the tires has gone quite low. Each one was due to a foreign object (a nail or similar object) puncturing the tire. Each one was a slow leak so low pressure in the tire was not visually obvious. A tire can get very low in pressure before you will notice it visually. So this TPMS is well worth having.
#144 of 238 Corolla Reverse acceleration
Feb 19, 2010 (4:18 pm)
I bought the 2010 corolla in July first week. Last week I received an email stating that my car fall under the new A0A call back and gave my car for servicing on Feb 12th. Reached home around 4:30 pm after the fix, parked in my drive way. After a minute, I was reversing the car from my drive way on to the road, the car reached almost to the road, now the car started reverse acceleration by itself, took a U-turn (as my steering wheel is turned left) and hit a small tree in front of my house and stopped. The tree stem is stuck under the car, hence the car was stopped. if there is no tree, the car would have hit my house. The acceleration was so fast, and my leg was on the brake pushing hard, but still no use. This is more than a week and Toyota is sitting all these days and the response is very poor.
Please let me know if any one faces similar issues. Started contacting the NHTSA about the incident;
#145 of 238 Re: Corolla Reverse acceleration [agi123]
Feb 19, 2010 (4:39 pm)
Where is your car "sitting"? You should have had it immediately towed back to them at their expense and then asked them for a loaner car until they can guarantee that your own car is repaired and safe!
#146 of 238 Re: Corolla Reverse acceleration [terceltom]
Feb 19, 2010 (6:34 pm)
The car is sitting at the local toyota service center and service center or toyota refuse to provide a loaner from last 8 days. now the service center say toyota authorized a thirdparty investigator and not sure how many days this amy take.
#147 of 238 Re: Corolla Reverse acceleration [agi123]
Feb 19, 2010 (6:45 pm)
That's crazy! Eight (plus) days would really pi** me off. There must be some kind of legal ground you have to get a loaner. I hope someone else has some suggestions for you.
#148 of 238 Re: Corolla Reverse acceleration [terceltom]
Feb 21, 2010 (2:19 pm)
Initially Toyota said that the regional center will take o5 business days. Now the same Toyota case manager says this may take up to 60 days to find the details and they authorized the third party test center to carryout the tests. Toyota insists on activating my insurance and let the adjuster come and verify. I clearly rejected this and said this is the Toyota problem and not mine. The service center and Toyota refuses to give me the loaner vehicle until the tests are complete.
So be aware that when Toyota asks to inform to your insurance company, just inform and ask the company to wait until Toyota finishes its detail testing. This is a new car, with 1850 miles on this and why should we pay for Toyota mistakes. I requested to talk to the case manger's supervisor and she refuse that and says she is the head of the unit and she operates independently. This is my first Toyota car and I believe Toyota is not customer friendly at all.
#149 of 238 Re: Corolla Reverse acceleration [agi123]
Feb 21, 2010 (2:25 pm)
Snip from another forum:
Does anyone know how to read a vin # to see if Corolla's were made from this plant? thx lG
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 29, 2009
Whistleblower:“Nummi management routinely deleted or downgraded significant and serious defects.”
"steering wheel alignment defects" (NUMMI) factory subjected her to a campaign of intimidation
Toyota Accused of Hiding Evidence
Former Lawyer at Automaker Charges Evidence in Rollover Cases Was Concealed, Destroyed
Whistleblower says defects hidden at Toyota-GM Calif. plant
Yuri Kageyama / Associated Press
TOKYO -- An employee at a California plant run jointly by General Motors and Toyota is accusing her managers of allowing serious defects to go unchecked, including faulty seat belts and braking, and retaliating when she resisted, according to a lawsuit filed earlier this month.-
#150 of 238 Re: Corolla Reverse acceleration [brule]
Feb 21, 2010 (3:21 pm)
Okay, so now are they going to recall for the seatbelts? . . . .LOL
#151 of 238 Corolla 2010 power windows
Feb 24, 2010 (6:57 pm)
Anybody experience this on their Corolla? Power windows going down forces rubber seal on inside of window to push inward? Like the force or friction of the window going down catches the rubber seal/guard and curls it toward the window and downward? After a few days of this it stops doing it. You can still see the window is unsteady as it is being rolled down electronically with some squeaking sounds as well. Then the window works perfectly fine again. Weird. Then the problem reoccurs. Obviously something is not right with the window.
#152 of 238 Re: Corolla Reverse acceleration [agi123]
Feb 24, 2010 (7:02 pm)
I have a new 2010 Corolla after my 2009 Corolla accelerated on Jan 18th. The new car has accelerated twice. The second time was after the new pedal recall part was installed. I sustained injuries with each acceleration incident. Both vehicles had complete brake failure too. I ran through stop lights & stop signs and had to use my emergency brake. My pedal is still sticking with the new recall part in it.
The dealership is useless. They do not want to give loaner cars, and I have had to pay for car rentals. They even refused to get my car towed the first acceleration incident. The last acceleration incident on Feb. 15th, they checked out the car and said it is fine. Their exact words were "It drives like all other Corollas. It is normal for Corollas to accelerate to 80 MPH" If I were you I would get myself a good lawyer, and keep hounding the dealership. Do not back down and take their crap!