It started making a knocking noise and acceleration wasn't right so I took it to my independent mechanic. Valley-Hi Toyota then informed me that I would need to fix the rod-knock before another oil consumption test could be done. My mechanic indicated that the rod was thrown due to low oil, there were no leaks apparent, clearly the car burned through a significant amount of oil causing catastrophic engine failure. An independent mechanic indicated that the rod was thrown due to low oil pressure, there were no leaks apparent, clearly the car burned through a significant amount of oil causing catastrophic engine failure. She once again made a note of this on my service record. Service tech told me they knew about it but Toyota had not issued a fix yet.
There are two engines available for the 2009 Corolla. I guess i will have to do this expensive Service bulletin in 10,000 more miles. Appropriate one will be sent based on your vehicle. Most importantly, you get a chance to look around under your Corolla for potential trouble spots. They're saying that my car is not eligible and they refused to fix it.
At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we know that every mile is a milestone. Donations are not tax deductible. Most dealers, though, only order cars that have the packages with the most popular options, beyond the six standard airbags. Pop open the hood, twist off the oil filler cap in the counter clockwise direction and lift up the oil level dipstick. The dealer service person told me that my car an excessive amount of oil.
If they say no, beware! I was of the believe that Toyota cars were very dependable and would last well over two hundred thousand miles if you take care of the vehicle. In addition, my husband put a quart and a half in it on Sunday. This car is past due for both time and miles on the warranty, so I'm hoping that the class action will require Toyota to fix this problem. Last month the check engine light came on and stayed on when while I was on a trip, I went to Auto Zone and had them plug in the meter, the error was that there were misfires. This is not only a financial issue of increased maintenance on the vehicle but a safety issue as well, as the engine could possibly lock down and cause an accident. You can also see blue exhaust.
Can Toyota please assist with the correction of this problem since it seems to be a Toyota design fault? My concern is that this will get wore over time. At that time, my car was still under warranty. The leather-wrapped seats themselves were quite comfortable, and seemed to be of fairly top-of-the-line black leather. Re-insert the oil drain bolt and thread it in by hand in the clockwise direction to prevent it from becoming cross threaded. This is a known problem but Toyota refuses to fix the problem. He told her about the previous conversations with Clyde and the Service Department and she asked him if he had gotten prices on the parts and labor yet. Took it to the Toyota dealer and they made an adjustment to the computer.
Took to another mechanic, he changed the spark plugs, the error code went away. Move the used oil catch basin to just below the oil filter housing. It runs smoothly and is very good on gas. Then click Checkout after you've added your last item to the cart. You never know what could be dripping down from the engine, battery acid, engine coolant, brake fluid, etc.
Lubricating the new o-ring will help it form a better seal and make it easier to remove the cap at the next oil change. There are other owners have the same issue, why Toyota doesn't issue a recall for this issue? I have filed a complaint with dealership and corporate. There is already one class action lawsuit going about this very issue. Warming up the engine will help suspend any contaminants within the old oil and allow it to drain out more quickly. And this time it failed so Toyota will fix it. Warranty guideline for acceptable oil consumption is 1 quart per 1,200 miles of operation.
It sounded like who ever you talked to and what there attitude was that day if the problem would be fixed. This video shows you how to change the oil and oil filter in your 2009 Toyota Corolla. It is far better to have less than enough oil in an engine than too much. Until one day her coworker said you should your oil level every 1000 miles. Please help support this website by shopping at.
A five-speed manual is standard for both engines. The manual transmission fill and drain plugs are torqued to 29 ft-lbs. My car was a half a quart low. Since then, I check the oil almost every time I buy gas, and it is low about every other refuel. Make sure that you are trying to turn the cap counter clockwise to loosen it.