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2009 Toyota Corolla Problems and Repairs

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  • terceltomterceltom Posts: 1,017
    I never really tried my trunk key, I've always used the keyless entry. I'll have to check it out.
  • I use the keyless entry, but I have noticed that my truck sticks from time to time, and I have to push down on it slightly after hitting the button on my key. It was a slight annoyance in the summer.
  • I'm having the same sunroof noise issue with my 09 Corolla S. It sounds like something is hitting the metal roof frame. I took it to the dealer and they did not find anything wrong. Just the other day, I made sure the rubber seal was on tightly and adjusted it in the back, and that seemed to help and I did not hear the noise for once.
  • I also have an 09 Corolla that sat in my garage for only one day and would not start. I had it towed to the dealer and the dealer said that I flooded the engine. I asked him how I could flood the engine when the only directions to start is to turn the key to crank the engine. My wife and I do not trust the car to start now since I was not really given a reason why it would not start.
  • I have an 09 Corolla and my dashboard rattles with 10,000 miles on it . I am taking it back to the dealer this week since it got worse in the cold weather. I am hoping they can stop the rattle without tearing the dashboard apart and making it worse.
  • terceltomterceltom Posts: 1,017
    You gave him a very good response to his "flooding" comment. Did he have an answer to that? I hope they didn't charge you for the towing!
  • chrischris Posts: 9
    Hi! Anyone encountered a fan belt squeak when starting your new Toyota Corolla , As engine turns over it squeaks then immediately goes away (maybe 1 second). Only in the cold weather or damp weather
    Dealer tells me it is the expanding and contracting of belt (Heating and cooling)
    Appreciate any comments on this?
    Chris
  • terceltomterceltom Posts: 1,017
    Yes, dealer is exactly correct. Very common in colder weather. Nothing to worry about. There is a spray on the market you could try to eliminate the noise or just get the belt tightened a bit. New belts should be retightned after 5000 miles anyway.
  • chrischris Posts: 9
    Thanks Tom,
    Any idea of what that spray is called and who makes it?
    Chris
  • terceltomterceltom Posts: 1,017
    I believe it's called "Belt Dressing" or "Belt eezz".
  • My gas door does not always open when I pull the trigger for it in the car. I usually have to pull the trigger rapidly four or five times to get the door to actually pop open. I often pull the trigger and I can see the door open in my rearview mirror while I have the trigger pulled but then I release the trigger and the door snaps shut again. I don't know if there is just not enough slack on the line or what. Does anyone have this happening and have a solution for it?

    Thanks,
    Erik
  • Even by trunk door doesnt open if i pull the trigger, it is just 6 months old and how can this happen i used it very rarely to open the trunk, i allways use the remote to open it, will the dealer make it right with out chargeing me..
  • Looked in the manual, couldn't find it. Trolley Jack you have to use the cup in the trunk, so it says.
  • chrischris Posts: 9
    Thanks! Dealer looked at it and belt and tensioner in great shape,
    Anyone else out there have this problem on a new Toyota?
    Chris
  • After sitting in my garage for 5 days, my 2009 Corolla S won't start. Battery is fine. Starts turning over but won't run. Temps were around 12 degrees F at night and around 25 when I tried starting it. Facilitating a tow to the dealer has been a nightmare to say the least.

    Did you ever find out what caused the problem?
  • chrischris Posts: 9
    Tom,
    The problem seems to be the drive belt and the dealer is replacing it on Monday so I will keeo my fingers crossed...
    Chris
  • pmk2pmk2 Posts: 3
    No, the dealer couldn't solve the problem. It hasn't happened since, but obviously it is an ongoing problem with these cars. The dealer acted like they have never heard of this problem.

    I think it was something with the electronic key.
  • terceltomterceltom Posts: 1,017
    I'm glad he found your problem and will take care of it on Monday. Hopefully it'll be tears until you have any other issue. I have a 2001 Corolla from new yet and only ever had one minor issue as well. Good Luck!
  • terceltomterceltom Posts: 1,017
    Sounds like you and Bike 471 are having the same symptoms but could very well be two different problems. I highly doubt it's a "electronic key problem" if the car was turning over. Curious as to why you think that this one time your car wouldn't start is a common problem with the 2009 Toyota Corollas ???? Have you been reading something elsewhere you could share ????
  • All, I seem to have a temperature sensitve transmission. The last few days, my engine light has been going on and off. When my engine is cold, my reverse works perfectly. After 20 - 25 minutes of driving, the reverse stops working. My fluid levels are good and the transmission fluid is clean.

    Anyone know why this happens or what the fix is?
  • Dealer called today and said I have a "drive train issue." I was surprised to hear that considering it only has 15K. Week and a half w/out car due to holiday. I will update when I get a detailed report. All under warranty. I saw some other sites and seems a few others with 09s are having same problem. Love the car-until now. Hope this fixes the problem and there are no more!
  • terceltomterceltom Posts: 1,017
    Definitely not a problem you should be having with a 2009 brand new Corolla. Did you take it to the dealer for warranty repair?
  • terceltomterceltom Posts: 1,017
    Sounds like your a commuter with all that mileage on a 2009. Toyota trannys are usually very dependable. I hope it gets fixed soon for you. Keep us informed.
  • I just put 5w-30 in my 2009 Corolla. Am I going to do damage to the engine?

    Thanks,
    Erik
  • I don't think you would hurt them engine, but you will void the warranty b/c it says in the book to use 0w-20 or 5w-20 synthetic. The dealers all use it unless you tell them not. You will also see a drop of about 2- 5 mpg on avg. It just better and cleaner, it will last 5000 unlike 5w-30 will only last for 3000 maybe 4000 if highway driving. 0w-20 will last 7000 but you need to go 5000 for the warranty part. It just safer to use what they tell you to use. The engine will also thank you after 150,000 to 400,000 or higher. Cleaner engine runs better!!
  • I am going on a 700+ mile trip and i would like to track the relative difference in average fuel economy for this long distance trek as apposed to my average interurban 9-5 rat race. Is there any way to reset those numbers without simply disconnecting the battery? I would rather forgo resetting my touchscreen nav... it took me forever to get that thing configured the way I wanted :) thanks!

    -Alex
  • terceltomterceltom Posts: 1,017
    When you say that "all dealers use it", what grade oil are you refering to?
  • They will use 0w-20 or 5w-20. They will never use anything but those because it what our car takes. Most will use 5w-20 because it a little cheaper than 0w-20. i pay 60 bucks for 5w-20. it be like 80 if i use 0w-20. 0w-20 is just a little better but you wont see the difference in mpg or anything so just do the 5w-20. that 60 is the oil change, tire rotation, top of fuilds, check all brakes and hoses, belts and air psi.
  • terceltomterceltom Posts: 1,017
    I think it should be mentioned that Corolla owners should actually ask for the 0W-20 or the recommended full synthetic oil to be used in their cars because there have been reports on this forum of repair shops and even some Toyota dealers using the old dino oil of 5W-30 in the 2009 Corollas. You would think they would use the recommended oil but apparently some are not. Nothing should be taken for granted when getting your oil changed. Ask for the oil in the manual and if they do not use it go elsewhere to get your oil changed. Care should be taken especially at those 10 minute oil change franchises.
  • I picked up oil and a filter from my local Toyota dealer and they gave me 5w-20.
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