Engine felt "wobbly" like shaking a bit last night while stopped at a light. on 2009 Toyota Corolla

It drove smoothly after that. This morning, did it again while driving at low speed, then check engine light came on and stayed on but wobbliness/shakiness didn't continue and I parked shortly after. I called Toyota service this morning and have appointment to drop off car tomorrow morning. Any ideas on what this may be?

by in New York, NY on December 04, 2012
1 answer 4 comments
ANSWER by on December 04, 2012
you will have to get it scan tested for codes and go from there
COMMENT by on December 05, 2012
It went off this morning when I started it, hasn't come back on yet. I had AutoZone check it anyway. Came up with a PO353 code, they told me it was the ignition coil. Said this should be covered under my warranty with Toyota. In doing some research, I have come across so many other Corolla owners posting issues with this same code & having the coil replaced by Toyota, only to have the same issues over again. Is this a known problem with Corolla's? Will Toyota still charge me for diagnostics if I give them code myself? Just don't want to be ripped off with dealer b/c I hear too many horror stories and have never had car problems before now.
COMMENT by on December 05, 2012
if you tell them the code and if its under warranty they shouldnt charge you anything
COMMENT by on December 05, 2012
Thank for all of your help. Unfortunately, they are telling me this not a warranty covered item anymore, falls under the 3 yr/36,000 mile warranty. It's a 2009...so they say no longer covered. Said it's electrical issue and not covered under my remaining powertrain warranty.
COMMENT by on December 05, 2012
that is too bad I would get an estimate from the dealer then take to a good reliable shop to see what they will charge but I would get a warranty because electrical parts are not returnable good luck

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