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Toyota Corolla, Steering, Sedan
#645 of 664 Re: TSB-1040 [ovybox]
Jul 04, 2011 (9:36 am)
Here is a link to the TSB-
Sorry to hear about the Sentra but I can't think of any way, shape or form a Toyota TSB would impact Nissan. However, it is highly possible that both makers use the same 3rd party components so....that would be worth looking into. But again, TSB-1040 is toyota specific.
I suggest you and others start filing complaints w/ the NHTSA and ODI about the sentra and hope they look into it. I would encourage others on the forum board to file as well. That was how NHTSA got wind of the corolla and started their investigation. Bottom line is: If you and others do not get active in filing w/ NHTSA and their ODI and engage them nothing is really ever going to happen.
I will say this though - It was mentioned to me that another 'fix' was to pull the fuse for the EPS in the corolla. You'd lose the assist, but I was told that this also rectified the EPS wiggle. I never tried it, but it makes sense to me. I had toyota apply the TSB fix to my vehicle.
However, if anyone does pull the proper fuse they assume all responsibility and liability as I am not recommending this, but just passing along what I heard. But, perhaps a sentra owner would be willing to take the risk and see if that corrects the problem on the sentra. Hope that helps and good luck.
#646 of 664 Steering question
Jul 07, 2011 (5:22 pm)
I just recently bought a 2010 Corolla and I love the car. Easy to park, comfortable, great mpgs, etc. However, I have a quick question regarding the steering. I don't have a problem with the EPS (I don't think) because I don't notice a need to over-correct the steering at high speeds at all with the car. However, at speeds under 15 mpg I hear the steering wheel a lot. There's no buzzing or clicking or anything. I just hear the steering wheel whirr whenever I turn it at under those speeds. I don't hear the steering wheel moving at all in my sister's '06 Civic or my mom's '10 Legacy. Is it just the electric power steering or something?
#647 of 664 Re: Steering question [windgrace]
Jul 07, 2011 (5:51 pm)
Yes, this is the electric power steering.
#648 of 664 Re: Steering question [mcdawgg]
Jul 07, 2011 (6:14 pm)
Is it a problem or normal? I don't have any problems with the EPS regarding drifting at high speeds and the need to over-correct on the highway like I was reading many others were having issues with.
#649 of 664 Re: Steering question [windgrace]
Jul 08, 2011 (4:53 am)
Normal - I have noticed it on all the 2010 Corollas that I have driven (2), but only at very low parking lot speeds and when I am paying attention.
#650 of 664 Re: Steering Issues - 2010 Corolla S [mitchieray3]
Jul 09, 2011 (12:25 pm)
I have a 2007 Corolla with the same problem. Driving in the highway is a stressful experience for I need to constantly adjust the steering to keep the car on the road(to go straight). Toyota should adress this problem else people will run away from it's products.
#652 of 664 Re: Steering Issues - 2010 Corolla S [tonyctrl]
Jul 10, 2011 (6:52 pm)
Get a wheel alignment.
#653 of 664 2011 S with EPS problem
Sep 22, 2011 (11:55 pm)
I have a 2011 Corolla S and it has the problem. I purchased the car in late March and it now has over 9k miles on it. I mainly drive on rural roads around 55 to 60 mph. The drifting is noticeable at times at those speeds. It is really bad if I get on the freeway and go over 70 mph. I have to pay way too much attention to just keep the car in my lane.
I rented a 2010 Corolla S a couple months ago and it did not have the problem.
I have replaced all four tires and had the front-end aligned and it made no difference. I replaced the tires because one of them was ruined due to running over a piece of metal. I didn't like the stock Bridgestone Turanza EL400 II tires at all, so I didn't want to buy one replacement for $187. Instead I bought four Michelin Primacy MXV tires. It handles a little better with the Michelins, but still wanders I have an appointment at the dealer on Saturday due to the problem and the 10k maintenance. I'd sell the car if I could do that without losing too much money.
I also own a 2005 Mazda RX-8 which also has EPS and it has no problems at any speed.
#654 of 664 Re: NHTSA says no steering issue with corolla [samnoe]
Nov 20, 2011 (6:08 pm)
Just bought a new 2011 Toyota corolla and have the same problem and NHTSA says there has not been anyone other than myself that has complained about this problem. The car road walks above 70 MPH