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#77 of 667 Re: EPS: Toyota must fix it. [denvecsr]
Oct 06, 2009 (5:28 pm)
I too agree, the 2009 and newer Corolla's have a huge problem with the steering! I drove my daughters brand new 2009 Corolla several months ago with her and my wife in the car. We drove to Jacksonville, from southern Georgia and I started complaining the mintue I got onto interstate 95south. I felt the car drifting back and forth in my lane. After 35 miles, I was PO that the car drove so bad..and my daughter had just bought it. I drive the same highway all the time in my wife's 2009 Sonota and my 2007 Santa Fee. I can drive my cars with one finger as if they are both on rails. Not so with my daughters car. It's so bad, that we are looking to replace the standard Goodyear tires in hopes of helping the situation. Prior to buying my 2007 Santa Fee, I traded my 2005 Corolla LE. It drove as good as any car I've ever had..and I've been driving for over 35 years and have "a prefect driving record". I also drive 80 miles daily up and down interstate 95. Mark my words, Toyota has major problems with this car's steering. They can stick their head in the sand, but one day it will come back to bite them. Can you say "class action LAWSUIT". I can foresee the day when teams of lawyers will seek information from current and past owners of Corolla's who have either complained, had an accident, or have proof of receipts after trying to resolve the steering problem. I can hardly believe Toyota has not recalled every new 2008/2009/2010 Corolla sold. My best advise to all current owners, is to keep off the cellphone, keep both hands on the wheel and slow down at least 5 to 10 mph below the speed limit..and sell the car as soon as possible. We sure will!!
#78 of 667 Toyota Corolla ESP problem
Oct 06, 2009 (5:46 pm)
I forgot to mention, I generally get 80,000 to 100,000 miles on my vehicle tires. I'm exterminely aware of tire pressure, alignment, driving habits and road conditions. All that being said, all new Toyota Corolla owners need to document their steering problems.
#79 of 667 Re: EPS: Toyota must fix it. [zikzak]
Oct 06, 2009 (6:18 pm)
I hope you get your dissatisfaction resolved. Please note: This is not a problem with ALL 2009/2010 Corollas as you state. It seems to be sporadic. I guess I'm one of the lucky ones that have never experienced any problem whatsoever with this new EPS on my 2009 XLE, in fact I have been very impressed with the feel of this new sterring concept.
#80 of 667 Re: EPS: Toyota must fix it. [zikzak]
Oct 06, 2009 (6:43 pm)
No issues here after 22,000 on my 09 LE I just returned from a 400 mile trip last weekend my 17 year old also logged a few miles with no issues. I do 80% or more relaxed with one hand on the wheel. I also do use my cell phone and never feel like i am drifting. On the return i had to travel into a head and cross wind of 30-40 mile winds even then i used one hand 70% of the time. I do think tires and air have some impact on the feel. Did your daughter also have issues with the car you mentioned that you used it and that you had issues.
#81 of 667 Re: EPS: Toyota must fix it. [mnf]
Oct 09, 2009 (7:02 am)
Prior to my trip to Jacksonville, I did check all the tire pressures and only had to really adjust the air in one. Since I have my own air compressor, I always follow the recommanded tire pressures. From another view, I love the Corolla's looks and how quiet it rides down the highway, minus the lane movement. When my daughter bought the car several months ago, she and my wife made the deal. I only found out after the purchase was complete. My older Corolla (which I loved) drove as well as any small car I've ever owned. I really hope putting different tires on the car will solve the problem, maybe a good rain tire.
#82 of 667 Re: EPS: Toyota must fix it. [zikzak]
Oct 09, 2009 (7:21 am)
What tires are on the car now? Tires and 1-4 lbs of pressure differences wouldn't do anything. There is a major problem with all CE and LE models.
#83 of 667 Re: EPS: Toyota must fix it. [denvecsr]
Oct 09, 2009 (11:42 am)
"There is a major problem with all CE and LE models".
Well it's obviously not "a major problem with all CE and LE models" see message #80 for just one of the many satisfied "09" and "10" Corolla drivers.
#85 of 667 Re: EPS: Toyota must fix it. [denvecsr]
Oct 09, 2009 (3:23 pm)
Lets see, Toyota sold over 750,000 Corollas in 2009 and are track to match that number again this year. And you said you found 52 complaints ! Hardly ALL of the CE and LE Corollas. But then again if it's your own car it doesn't matter if it's one complaint out of 1,125,000 or 52 complaints out of 1,125,000. But the reality is it's only a small percentage Corolla drivers that see the new EPS steering as a problem.
#86 of 667 Re: EPS: Toyota must fix it. [terceltom]
Oct 09, 2009 (7:22 pm)
It would be nice to know the real truth how many of us have brought this up to their dealer. Especially their first time in service. As soon as I left the showroom and drove home I had to bring it back and complain. They said they had to do a front end alignment because it was off. It only had 15 miles on it. It's impossible to use the GPS with its sensitive touch steering. What I don't understand is how you keep praising Toyota and how your steering is so wonderful, terceltom. You do this for whom? You? For what satisfication? Very strange.