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#798 of 1009 2009 Corolla will not start in cold weather.
Jan 22, 2011 (9:10 pm)
I purchased my 2009 toyota corolla le in late 2008. After 22000 miles, in the winter of 2009 my car wouldn't start. The temp that night was in the teens. I called my dealership (Ralph Hayes Toyota) and told them of the problems I was having. They sent a tow truck out and when it arrived the car started. There was a 25 degree temp differential in when I initially tried to start the car and when tow truck arrived. The tow driver tried to start the car and it fired right up. He said he should go ahead and take the car anyway so any problems could be resolved. Ralph Hayes kept my car and said they could not replicate the problem I was having and said no codes showed up. Kept my car for two days. No resolve but didn't happen again till December 2010. Friend suggested having battery tested. Normal. Yesterday had the same issue when I tried to start car for work. Now my car is out of warranty and dont know what to do. I am still paying for a car that is sporadically undependable. If anyone might have a resolution to my issues please post. I already tried heet water remover/fuel antifreeze. Made sure all starting connection are tight. Battery tested. Do not leave keys in car, something about immobilizer reset.
#799 of 1009 Damage Control for Toyota
Jan 22, 2011 (11:27 pm)
It doesnt take a genius to see the obvious damage control going on in this forum. As you are trolling internet forums to save Toyota face for a buck, just remember the ones that have lost their lives to greed.
#800 of 1009 Re: Damage Control for Toyota [tigerfan87]
Jan 23, 2011 (4:25 am)
Please don't assume that those of us that like Corollas are out to "save Toyotas face for a buck". I would be careful of accusing others of taking money from Toyota. This thread is not just a Toyota bitchin thread, it's for trying to help and solve other owners problems which is exactly what some of us have been trying to do on this thread for many years, well before Toyota's recent missteps. As a brand new one day member perhaps you should monitor this forum a little while to see how we help others before making such accusations.
Jan 23, 2011 (9:27 am)
Those who decide they need to continue to post personal comments will lose their ability to post in this discussion. There's a limited amount of "help" in here compared to personal sniping, and I don't think those posts would constitute a great loss to members seeking assistance with their issues.
Focus ONLY on problems & solutions that YOU can provide, not on anyone else's posts, and things will go along just fine.
#802 of 1009 Re: Accelerator pedal [terceltom]
Jan 24, 2011 (9:57 am)
I just want to clear up the details of the recall in question since I have the document. I have copy and pasted this directly from the recall instructions. As stated below. Phase 1 was for the 19 coldest states and Phase 2 was for an additional 13 states with cold weather. Phase 2 was not issued to correct the earlier phase, it was issued for new states (and happened to include a new instruction for the noise). As far as I know (after searching Toyotas TSBs on their tech site), they have never released a TSB or any sort of specific fix for the whistling noise. So if someone had the earlier phase repair, or as in my case, they did not do the repair correctly in the 2nd phase, they would have little info to determine where the noise came from.
"To: All Toyota Dealer Principals, Service Managers, Parts Managers
Subject: Special Service Campaign (SSC) – 90H (Phase 2)
Certain ‘09 – ‘10 Corolla, Corolla Matrix and ‘08 – ‘09 Scion xD Vehicles Equipped with 2ZR-FE
(1.8 liter) Engines
Brake System Vacuum Port
As communicated in late August, 2009, Toyota initiated a Special Service Campaign on the brake system
vacuum port for certain ‘09 – ‘10 Corolla, Corolla Matrix and ‘08 – ‘09 Scion xD vehicles equipped with 2ZR-FE
(1.8 liter) engines.
This program is being launched in phases. The first phase was launched in late August,
2009, as a Safety Recall to 19 cold states that have severe and prolonged cold weather conditions. As this is
directly related to specific cold weather conditions, the remaining 31 states are not part of the Safety Recall.
• 19 Cold States: AK, CO, ID, IL, IA, KS, ME, MI, MN, MT, NE, NV, NH, NY, ND, SD, VT, WI and WY
The purpose of this communication is to inform you that Toyota is prepared to launch the second phase of this
campaign. This phase will be launched as a customer satisfaction Special Service Campaign in the following
• Phase 2 States: CA, CT, DE, IN, MA, MD, NJ, OH, PA, RI, UT, VA and WV"
Also worth noting, even if someone did not have the recall done themselves, the recall instructions note that:
"Dealers are requested to perform SSC procedures on any vehicles in their stock prior to sale or lease.
Vehicle SSC completion can be verified through TIS."
While this may not be the correct solution to the original noise complaint. it certainly is worth looking into.
#803 of 1009 Re: Accelerator pedal [etho1416]
Jan 29, 2011 (3:53 pm)
Your mis imformed it was only selected states but once you hit send its to late
Jan 30, 2011 (8:04 am)
Does anyone else find the 2009 corolla seats really uncomfortable on long drives?
If so, any suggestions on specific items to purchase to make them more comfortable? I have tried an assortment of cushions, seat heaters, and lumbar supports with no luck.
#805 of 1009 Re: seats [etho1416]
Jan 30, 2011 (8:49 am)
I have a 2009 Corolla and my problem with the seats and gas pedal position is so bad I could hardly drive around the corner. I have the car 2 years already and it's been nothing but a problem. It started out with a pain in the ankle and then the knee. I just can't seem to get comfortable, I'm only 5'-8" and I'm all crunched up in this car. I've tried every possible seat position, steering wheel position, you name it, it's just terrible. I'm trying to get Toyota to work out some type of trade in because I have to get rid of this car!
#806 of 1009 Re: seats [etho1416]
Jan 30, 2011 (8:20 pm)
No not at all, on the contrare I think they are very comfortable. In the previous generation they were known to be uncomfortable but that was resolved with the production of the 2009 and later.
#807 of 1009 Re: seats [knocker81]
Feb 01, 2011 (8:30 am)
Have you tried using cruise control?
I had the right leg pain for a while too (now I just get back and neck pain after long drives). I never had the leg pain with any other car I drove but it got so unbearable that I installed cruise control and basically use it nonstop nowadays. But all my driving is on the highway so it makes it that easy.