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You are in the Toyota Corolla
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Toyota Corolla, Steering, Sedan
#11 of 664 Re: EPS: Toyota must fix it. [terceltom]
Apr 16, 2009 (2:58 pm)
Could it be that your used to driving older heavier vehicles as you describe and finding adjusting to the new technology difficult?
Older, yes. Heavier? Nope. Depending on the model, some version of the Corolla actually weigh more than my daily-driver Accord. The Corolla is the heavier one.
And, you've used the new technology bit pretty often. In my driveway is a 2006 Accord which has DBW technology, technologically advanced engine mounts, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, and a large number of electronic devices and advances over older models. None of them take away from the driving experiences though. I've put 46k miles on it, and haven't had to "adjust" to anything. It was made so as not to make people question the way it drove, meaning it actually HAD some steering feel, and wasn't overly light and disconnected feeling.
All "new technology" isn't necessarily good, especially when implemented and tuned in a way which I deem unsatisfactory. As I've stated, Toyota isn't the only company using EPS, but it sure has the absolute worst example of it I've experienced.
#12 of 664 Re: 2009 Toyota Corolla Steering Problem EPS [amg1099]
Apr 16, 2009 (6:45 pm)
To all that care, no I don't work for Toyota. I just can't stand some people that come on here to continually swear how much they can't stand the new Toyota Corolla when they don't even own a Toyota. How can they be such a critic? Then when those of us that say how much we like the new car AND it's new steering we are said to be Toyota employees. That's so funny! Perhaps the Toyota dealer and those of us that like the steering and car are telling you the truth and maybe it is indeed supposed to be that easy to steer and maybe you do need to just get adjusted to it? You know there are hundreds of thousands of new 2009 Toyota Corolla owners out there do LIKE it as it is and that is why we purchased the car. Maybe the rest of you didn't take the time to test drive your car long enough to see if you liked the drive of it.
Anyway, some are saying that they can go into the computer and do something that would do away with the EPS or at the very least make it so you can turn it off and on. Maybe somebody can give you some more info. on this. I do think it was mentioned on another Toyota thread. I hope you get your car to work the way you want it to. Good Luck with your purchase. Nobody should be as unhappy as when they have spent almost 20 K on a new car and are now disappointed with it.
#13 of 664 Re: 2009 Toyota Corolla Steering Problem EPS [terceltom]
Apr 16, 2009 (6:57 pm)
To all that care, no I don't work for Toyota. I just can't stand some people that come on here to continually swear how much they can't stand the new Toyota Corolla when they don't even own a Toyota. How can they be such a critic?
One test drive is plenty for me to know I shouldn't buy the car. Most people never make it to signing on the dotted line for something that they hate driving. Has that not crossed your mind?
#15 of 664 Re: 2009 Toyota Corolla Steering Problem EPS [thegraduate]
Apr 17, 2009 (6:02 pm)
I have contacted the Toyota corporation..everyone who is having problems with this should contact them. I hope they can help me...perhaps I will try to drive a different car and see if it has the same problem.
#16 of 664 Re: 2009 Toyota Corolla Steering Problem EPS [amg1099]
Apr 17, 2009 (7:31 pm)
What was the Toyota reps. response?
#17 of 664 Re: 2009 Toyota Corolla Steering Problem EPS [terceltom]
Apr 17, 2009 (8:32 pm)
Well, when I took it to the 2nd car dealership (service), he said that they didn't find anything wrong with the car. The mechanic coudln't duplicate what I experienced driving the car due to the fact that he (due to regulations) can't drive my car for more than 60 MPH. Kinda sucks because that's when I experience this drift. The case manager I have from the toyota corp will try to get in touch with me sometime Tuesday to discuss some further actions. She will contact Team Toyota to do more testings, i.e, wheel alignment or try to use a different car and see if I experience the same thing. I hope she can help me with this.
#18 of 664 Re: 2009 Toyota Corolla Steering Problem EPS [amg1099]
Apr 19, 2009 (5:36 am)
Good luck, I hope everything works out for you. Keep us posted.
#19 of 664 Re: 2009 Toyota Corolla Steering Problem EPS [terceltom]
Apr 26, 2009 (4:17 pm)
I like the feel of the steering. But, I like the safety feature the most . With the mech. steering during a accident avoidance where you have to drive sharp to the right and then back to the left. The old style steering had a power steering pump delay... this can cause drivers to over drive the accident avoidance. The vehicle would cross the roadway and hit oncoming vehicles because of this delay. With the new EPS you won't over steer an accident avoidance incident and hit other vehicle. This is a great step in the right direction relating to steering safety to avoid other vehicle. EPS should be standard on all vehicles.
#20 of 664 Re: 2009 Toyota Corolla Steering Problem EPS [jcogar]
Apr 26, 2009 (5:57 pm)
I agree that EPS is a neat feature, one that is found on many cars today. Unfortunately, not all the systems manage to have the natural steering feel afforded by mechanical systems, Ford's Fusion recently came under fire for having numbed-down steering thanks to its new EPS. Before, the steering of the Fusion was near top of the class.