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Toyota Corolla, Steering, Sedan
#181 of 667 Re: Mar 2010 Corolla Purchase [aucharles]
Mar 22, 2010 (6:50 am)
A test drive for a Corolla does not reveal the meandering...you have to drive it a while on different highways going 50 plus mph and you have to dot it for more than a 15 minute stretch. When I tested my 2010 Corolla I too did not experience the EPS issue so I traded in the Corolla that did which was an 2008 model. Because I do like my Toyota S, but go test drive a Mazda 3 2010 and you will regret your Corolla purchase just as I do!
As for the amount of vehicles experiencing the issue I think your number maybe skewed. You only test drove that doesnt count as a gauge for how many cars do have the EPS issue and I would add that you would need to have your fiance take that rip again with each and I bet you a dollar that you would edit your claim...
#182 of 667 Re: Mar 2010 Corolla Purchase [pekelvr]
Mar 22, 2010 (8:05 am)
What seems to "skewed" is that you think you had this so called "meandering" problem on your 2008 Corolla when the 2008 Corolla wasn't even equipped with EPS steering ? ? ? ? ?
#183 of 667 Re: Mar 2010 Corolla Purchase [terceltom]
Mar 22, 2010 (8:16 am)
My ex-gf had an '04 Corolla (same basic car as '08) that had rather numb steering, but it didn't have a problem going straight like we've discussed here. I wonder if they're mistaking a lack of steering feel with a lack of straight-line stability?
#184 of 667 Re: Mar 2010 Corolla Purchase [thegraduate]
Mar 22, 2010 (3:32 pm)
It's an issue on the 09 - 10 models, not the 04...and not all, just a few...
#185 of 667 Re: Mar 2010 Corolla Purchase [aucharles]
Mar 23, 2010 (5:32 am)
Right; that's the basis of my post. The steering on the previous-gen Corollas wasn't good, crisp, or fun (it was pretty much a soggy mess relative to a Civic), but it wasn't dangerous.
#186 of 667 Re: Toyota EPS Steering Problems [denvecsr]
Mar 30, 2010 (10:39 am)
Well, I guess I am going to have to report mine also. I bought my '09 Corolla XLE in Feb of 2008. It drove perfectly. My only complaint was the stopping distance. I reported it to the dealer and got brushed off. Then I was backing out of the driveway one day and the car wouldn't move. I pushed the pedal in a tiny bit further, no more. The third time it whizzed backward out into the street. I got it stopped before it entered the house across the street. I don't have a lead foot, matter of fact I hate speeders. Then my auto lights only worked sometimes and I have an icon showing that shouldn't be there.It's related to the lights. In my experience, once you get electrical problems you might as will get rid of the car. In the last 6 mos or so I started noticing a funny steering problem. I'll be driving along and all of a sudden there is a bunch of play in my steering wheel. Toyota arranged for me to go to the dealer about all these issues. If they don't get fixed and they try to screw me around I guess I will have to join a law suit. Does anybody have a link to the NHTSA so I can report the steering.. Thanks in advance.
#187 of 667 Re: Toyota EPS Steering Problems [jilliew]
Mar 30, 2010 (11:04 am)
Im so sorry to here your worries. The website is nhtsa.gov I believe. dont just report once eiter as we want them to recognize this real issue. Just yesterday my car crosed lanes on the highway and almost killed me. You see its great that the car practially drives itself but the EPS system will also follow the rut that goes sideways and if you dont hold that wheel with both hands tight your car will follow that rut and take you Lord knows where.
#188 of 667 Re: Toyota EPS Steering Problems [jilliew]
Mar 30, 2010 (11:09 am)
Why don't you just go back to the dealer and ask them to repair your steering rather than just reporting it to the NHTSA ? From your description and late development of the problem it doesn't sound like it's related to the much talked about EPS problem. You know not all new Toyota problems are going to be related to these much publicized recall issues. And NOOOOOOO, unless you have tons of cash, people don't just get rid of their new cars because the headlights malfunctioned. Have these issues taken care of and enjoy your new car.
#189 of 667 Re: Toyota EPS Steering Problems [jilliew]
Mar 30, 2010 (12:25 pm)
"I'll be driving along and all of a sudden there is a bunch of play in my steering wheel."
This might not even be related to the EPS. What you're describing could be caused by the mechanical failure of a steering component. I can't believe you would continue to drive a car in that condition. I would have had it towed to the dealer immediately.
#190 of 667 Re: Toyota EPS Steering Problems [jilliew]
Mar 30, 2010 (5:09 pm)
Totally blows my mind how you went from a perfectly good car to aquiring all four problems all of a sudden. This is a very unique situation. Please don't take this the wrong way, but could the media have made you a little paranoid? I mean, could you be attributing some of these issues to recall problems just because that's what you've been reading and hearing? That is a real phenomenum you know.