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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2009 Toyota Corolla

2009 Toyota Corolla

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2009 Toyota Corolla Problems

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

The Check Engine Light may illuminate due to an evaporative emission (EVAP) system fault. Our technicians tell us these EVAP system faults can be difficult to diagnose but it is not uncommon to find a failed charcoal canister or a loose or worn gas cap.

Engine -- Verified

The mass air flow sensor on higher mileage cars occasionally needs to be cleaned or replaced if sluggish acceleration is experienced or the Check Engine Light is illuminated with a mass air flow meter sensor fault code stored.

Miscellaneous -- Jen D. and 1 other

Noticed one morning when opening my door that the molding at the base of the driver's side window was cracked in half on the front and rear door, allowing rain to get inside the door. This is not covered by the extended warranty, and cost $150/window for the dealer to replace.

Drive Train -- Liz M.A.

I wanted to share something I just found out this weekend when I took my 2009 Toyota Corolla in to the dealership. Problem was that I was hearing a loud humming sound in the cab. I could tell it was coming from the rear of the car. In addition, my airbag light went on. The problem was that my driver side rear axle bearing was out. Cost for the job, approx. $700. The continuously lit airbag light was fixed by installing a clock spring? C...

Engine -- Jen D.

Around 72k miles, my engine started making a load noise. Took it to the dealership and the water pump literally fell apart in the technicians hands. I had the extended warranty so the replacement was covered minus $100 for a new belt that was not covered by the warranty.

2009 Toyota Corolla Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., May 27, 2010

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These vehicle were sold without the required load carrying captivity modification label. Dealers will mail the corrected label to vehicle owners. Owners have the option of requesting that the dealer install the label. This recall is expected to begin on May 27, 2010.

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Body, Interior & Misc., May 27, 2010

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Southeast Toyota is recalling 2005–2011 models for failing to comply with federal safety standards on tire selection and rims. Affected models were sold without the proper load-carrying capacity modification labels, which may cause the driver to overload the vehicle, increasing the chance of a crash. Dealers will mail the correct labels to the customer or install the label free of charge.

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Body, Interior & Misc., February 5, 2010

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Toyota is recalling 2005–2010 Avalon; 2007–2010 Camry, 2009–2010 Corolla, Corolla Matrix, and Rav4; 2010 Highlander; 2008–2010 Sequoia; and 2007–2010 Tundra models because the sliding surface of the friction lever may become smooth during operation, which can cause condensation. This may cause the accelerator pedal to become harder to depress, slower to return, or to become stuck in a partially depressed position, which can increase the risk of a crash. Dealers will install a reinforcement bar in the accelerator pedal so it will operate smoothly.

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Body, Interior & Misc., March 30, 2010

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Toyota is recalling certain 2008-2010 Highlander, and 2009-2010 Corolla, Venza, and Matrix models because an unsecured or incompatible floor mat may cause the accelerator pedal to get stuck in the wide open position. This can cause high vehicle speeds and may make the vehicle difficult to stop, which can lead to a crash. Toyota will modify or replace the accelerators on the affected vehicles.

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Brakes, September 21, 2009

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In extremely low temperatures, condensation in the brake booster vacuum port may freeze, causing an increase in stopping distance, which can lead to a crash. Dealers will install a new intake air connector to relocate the brake vacuum port. The recall began on October 23, 2009. The GM recall number is 09199.

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2009 Toyota Corolla Questions and Answers

nightrider2, 2009 Toyota Corolla, 1.8L 4 Cylinder, Alvin, TX

i changed my wheels and since then my low tire pressure light has refused to go off. i have put the correct pressure

aKar, 2009 Toyota Corolla, 1.8L 4 Cylinder, Houston, TX


Whenever I go for oil change, the mechanic always comes with some or the other fluid change recommendation. As I am not sure on how and when to change these different kinds of fluids, I always...

bztraveler, 2009 Toyota Corolla, Whittier, CA

How long brakes should last before replacing the pads? I bought the car in April 2009 as a used car with about 8000 miles on it. But the front brakes need to be replace

DerekS, 2009 Toyota Corolla, Toledo, OH

my friend owns this, and just called me asking what would make the rear wheels hop, even at low speeds...even on snow...when the brakes are applied...any ideas? thanks!

zhen, 2009 Toyota Corolla, 1.8L 4 Cylinder, Danvers, MA

I found malfunction indicator lamp"check" was on today.How should I do?

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2009 Toyota Corolla Reviews

My 2009 Corolla won't pass the Emissions test. The "check engine light is not on however the computer has not reset for a "readiness" mode for the catalyst and oxygen sensor. I have driven the car over 300 miles since the first failed test, 8 days ago. Toyota Service advised me in accordance with their internal 2002 readiness monitor drive patterns catalyst monitors: that it's not the "mileage," but the various speeds that resets the computer. I need to let the car idle to 176 degrees F, then drive 40-50 mph 3 to 7 minutes, then 35-45 mph for 7 minutes.) I am to do this with a smooth throttle operation, avoid sudden acceleration & sudden deceleration. If the readiness status does not switch to complete, repeat the above steps. The car drives well otherwise as I keep it maintained. Any comments or suggestions out there?

I love my car. However I have rust on the drain hole of the sunroof and Toyota refuses to fix it under warranty! Poor customer service even got Nationals involved! $1200 to fix.

Very reliable, just a little weak in the steering compartment

I have bought a 2009 Corolla S brand new from the dealership for excellent price. It now has 50,000 miles on it and no problems. The interior has excellent style. Seats are very comfortable and very easy to clean. There is plenty of room in the front and back seats. The trunk has plenty of room. The S styling looks very nice and sporty. The 4 cylinder engine is very quick. Front wheel drive. Vehicle does include front and side airbags. It is equipped with traction control, ABS, vehicle stability control. Does excellent in all weather including snow. Very smooth ride. Overall quality is excellent. The steering tightens up at higher speeds for better control. The vehicle gets on average 34mpg. I would 100% recommend this car to anyone.

my ac keps blowing hot air and cold air when the car is park up it blows gold as soon as you start driving it strats to blow hot air what good be the problem

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