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#241 of 667 Do not blame you!
Apr 21, 2010 (8:34 am)
My 2010 Toyota Corolla S model has 3, 285 miles on it. At 1st when I tried to get out of my 2008 Corolla I went to Mazda and i fell in LOVE with the Mazda 3, it was gorgeous and it drove like a charm! BUT when I tried trading in my Toyota they offered me only $8,000 when I had it only for one year with roughly 25,000 miles on it and i paid $15,000 for it. I told Mazda that was crazy, oh and they also wanted me to put another 10% on top of my car. I refused to do it. I told the finance guy that I felt like it was a rip off that they cars have depreciated so rapidly over night.
Thats when I went across the street and told the dealer where i got the car that i was scared to drive it, unknowing to me that the 2010 models have the same issue with EPS as the 2008 models they coerced me into a great deal on a 2010 model. I got a discount for Toyota "customer loyalty" the APR went from 17% to 1.6% and they kicked in maintenance for a year.
I was happy but a few days later I had to get on the highway and my happiness turned to to sadness and fear!
I wont drive on the highway unless I absolutely have to and if my grandson isnt in the car only. If he is in the car i have to go the long way. Ridiculous!!! to say the least,. Paying $20,000 and i cant take my Corolla on the highway.
#242 of 667 Re: Do not blame you! [pekelvr]
Apr 21, 2010 (8:38 am)
Thats when I went across the street and told the dealer where i got the car that i was scared to drive it, unknowing to me that the 2010 models have the same issue with EPS as the 2008 models they coerced me into a great deal on a 2010 model.
Well, you're wrong there, I'm afraid. 2008 Corollas did not have EPS at all.
#243 of 667 Re: nissan toyota no biggie [jersey027]
Apr 21, 2010 (8:57 am)
Agree with you, If you got a lemon you deserve more then lemon juice!
#244 of 667 Re: nissan toyota no biggie [terceltom]
Apr 21, 2010 (10:37 am)
#245 of 667 Re: nissan toyota no biggie [jersey027]
Apr 23, 2010 (5:23 pm)
I'd admire your fighting spirit. My daughters 2009 Corolla S has the same problem,only I believe it could be worse than how you describe your 2010 model. To make a long drawn out story short, my wife and daughter bought her Corolla without test driving it on the interstate. They only drove it around the dealership.
When I drove the car to Jacksonville, Florida two days later, I first thought I had a flat or the alignment was way off. I could not believe how bad the Corolla drove and I was pissed this is (was) a brand new car. Again, to shorten all the stories, I've written to my Georgia US Senator and State Representative and complained about the entire issue. My request is to have "another official investigation" into Toyota's many problems and specifically their denial to having any power steering problems with the 2009/2010 Corollas. It seem the news media picked up on the power steering problems back in February 2010, although I've heard nothing since.
Of course our dealership is no help at all and seems to go out of their way to avoid contact with us. I had the alignment checked at several Non-Toyota" car repair shops and they all say the alignment is set to correct factory specs. We also filed a claim and complaint with the National Highway Safety Board. I'll let you know what my response is from my US Senator & state rep. Good luck on your end and drive as safe as you can. Later
#246 of 667 Re: nissan toyota no biggie [zikzak]
Apr 23, 2010 (10:12 pm)
WOW i guess some of these Corollas must have a issues like yours the exception not the rule but just the same it must be frustrating . You had mentioned back in October that you were going to sell it as soon as possible. Did you not have any luck at getting rid of it.
Hope you get some help...
#247 of 667 TMS follow up on my complaint to NTSB
Apr 27, 2010 (11:34 pm)
Toyota reps were here at my local dealer checking out my car last month. They were following up on my complaint about the EPS. I was driving my new 09 Corolla last year and it was swerving all over the place. They put 30 miles on my car during the check up and it involved a VP from Japan as well as a couple of guys from CA. The service manager said they were being really thorough when I questioned him about the added mileage on my car.
When I was first contacted about Toyota wanting to test my car, I told the lady that the problem was resolved. But since I had filed with the NTSB, they were following up on each and every complaint. My problem was very improperly inflated tires and I never did a test drive either when I bought it from the dealer. I just drove it in the parking lot and couldn't control the car on the way home (1 hour away). The tire icon was lit on the dash board but I didn't know what it mean at the time. When I got home I called the maintenance dept and someone told me to check the tires. I found each tire reading a different psi and they were all well under what they were supposed to be at. The car was just delivered to the dealer and was never checked out. In fact, when I walked into the dealer parking lot the car was just unloaded. The salesman had said he had sent my car to the service dept and I had thought they would check everything out before I drove off. But they only cleaned it. It was my first buying experience and I have learned from it.
I never did hear from the TMS people about the finding on my car. They sent me a survey which I filled out but that's it. I do like the EPS enjoy driving the car now. And I check my tire pressure at least once a month.
Toyota Motor Service folks were following up on each complaint (as per the person who first contacted me).
#248 of 667 Re: TMS follow up on my complaint to NTSB [barb13]
Apr 28, 2010 (3:56 am)
Glad it all worked out for you. Perhaps your post might help to resolve some other's EPS problems.
#249 of 667 Re: nissan toyota no biggie [mnf]
Apr 29, 2010 (6:03 am)
My daughter wanted to try and sell her 2009 Corolla, but she would have been buried in debt and I was not willing to co-sign. This was the first car she bought on her own without my help...and she did not take my advise on test driving several manufactures. She test drove her Corolla around the block and bought it. The dealership took advange of her age and sold her a piece of crap. She is stuck with it for now. I suspect a Class-Action lawsuit over the steering sometime in the future.
#250 of 667 Re: nissan toyota no biggie [zikzak]
Apr 29, 2010 (6:40 am)
What makes you feel like the Corolla is a piece of "crap" when it gets such high ratings from drivers and leading consumer magazines? With the small number of drivers having steering issues I wouldn't hold your breath for any kind of lawsuit. If she is unhappy with her purchase and can't adjust to the EPS steering characteristics, perhaps she should sell though.