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Toyota Corolla, Steering, Sedan
#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.
#191 of 667 Re: Toyota EPS Steering Problems [pekelvr]
Mar 31, 2010 (11:45 pm)
Thanks for the info.
#192 of 667 Re: Toyota EPS Steering Problems [terceltom]
Mar 31, 2010 (11:51 pm)
Electrical problems seem to lead to more problems. I mean more electrical problems. A new car shouldn't have so many. It's got less than 12K on it. Besides, who would buy it with all that's going one. Aside from all the problems, I still like the car. It's all just a little overwhelming.
#193 of 667 Re: Toyota EPS Steering Problems [dantz]
Mar 31, 2010 (11:56 pm)
It doesn't happen every time I drive it. I do plan to take it in soon. Meanwhile I have been sicking to the back roads and off the freeway so I don't get hit by a semi. Plus I haven't been driving it much at all.
#194 of 667 2009 toyota EPS problem
Apr 05, 2010 (2:37 pm)
I submitted a complaint to Toyota and they sent 3 technicians to my dealership to experience the EPS steering problem first hand. They drove it for about an hour and checked it on the rack. I understand they are continuing to research the problem. I hope this means there will be a solution and a recall soon. I bought my 2009 corolla in June 2008 and now have over 33k miles on it and have had the problems the whole time. I feel it mostly when driving in the passing lane (of a 4 lane highway) at high speeds >60 where the highway has slight crown toward the medium and it always pulls left. It's not so bad in the right land where the road is flatter although you must always drive with both hands and take frequent stretch breaks to prevent arm soreness from setting in. I have been driving for over 30 years and have never experienced problems like this before nor do I have issues while driving any of my other vehicles. My Toyota was built in Japan (VIN starts with a 'J'). The problem is exacerbated in the cold Minnesota weather. Iím confident that Toyota will come up with a fix for those of use experiencing this problem.
Apr 05, 2010 (2:51 pm)
Can I have your autograph? I think it's fantastic that NHTSA came and responded to you!!! happy thoughts ur way...