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Old 11-27-2008, 06:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My Corolla's odometer stopped working at 299999km

My dad's Corolla's Odometer stopped working at 299999km and it won't move but the trip works, anyone know why???
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Old 11-27-2008, 06:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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This is a known problem with the 9'th Gen Corolla's. The only cure is an odometer replacement. I couldn't find the TSB, but I found an informative thread on the problem here:

http://www.wheels.ca/article/32130
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Old 11-27-2008, 07:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yea, same with matrix. and toyota isnt going to pay for their defective part .
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Old 11-27-2008, 08:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Vibe is effected too.

So what happens when you go in for inspection? Mileage would not change. In PA, you would be exempt from emissions, and not pay for the emissions sticker.
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Old 11-27-2008, 08:16 PM   #5 (permalink)
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yea, same with matrix. and toyota isnt going to pay for their defective part .
This is a defective toyota part, And i will go and solve the problem with my dealer see what they say
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Old 11-27-2008, 08:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
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could you switch it read in miles maybe? a mile is like twice as long as a silly killo-meter is, so it should take twice as long for the problem to occur right?

wonder if this happens to ones set to read miles at 299,999 miles?
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Old 11-27-2008, 08:35 PM   #7 (permalink)
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no, can't switch it.
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Old 11-27-2008, 08:35 PM   #8 (permalink)
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This is a defective toyota part, And i will go and solve the problem with my dealer see what they say
I am not sure if they will solve your problem and likely you will have to pay for a new one, $250 + labor. Ask them what happens at inspection when the odo doesn't change, is that considered odometer fraud? It is a known problem, but not a recall, and by 299,999km you are well out of any warranty.

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Old 10-10-2012, 06:32 PM   #9 (permalink)
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toyota should be fixing this they know it is a known manufacture problem. but they turn a blind eye to helping loyal customers
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This is an almost 4 year old post. And the newest 9th gen Corolla is almost 5 years old. I strongly doubt Toyota cares to replace the cluster on every single 9th Gen sold for something they designed into the cluster.

If you are that worried about it you will need to just buy a new cluster.
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This is an almost 4 year old post. And the newest 9th gen Corolla is almost 5 years old. I strongly doubt Toyota cares to replace the cluster on every single 9th Gen sold for something they designed into the cluster.

If you are that worried about it you will need to just buy a new cluster.


Does the new cluster go past 299,999 KM/Miles?
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I don't know if Toyota made an update to the cluster by the end of the 9th gen's run, but I'm pretty sure this isn't a defect so much as it's just the maximum mileage that the gauge was designed to reach, just like the old analog meters that were only 5 figures rolling back to all 0s at 100,000 miles or km, only this digital one simply stops reading after 299,999. I doubt a replacement will be any different from the one that's already in there.

There are places that do reprogramming on these newer digital gauges, and that may be a cheaper route than buying a new gauge cluster and better than getting a used one with some random mileage on it that doesn't match yours. I'll have to see if I can find some info, because I know I've seen something about a company that does this before. This way, for example, if your gauge cluster suddenly died, you could buy a new/used one, and have it reprogrammed to match your proper current mileage. If I find it I'll edit this post and paste it in.
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Bought my '05 Corolla in June 2005. By June 2009 I had put 299,999 km's on it (I drive a lot). My local dealer replaced it for free. The kick in the pants is that they tell me the replacement odo will also stop at 299,999. That'll be around the beginning of April 2013, so I'll report back. Local dealer says they might replace it again for no charge. If not, guess I'll be using the trip to keep track.
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I guess they never planned for people to keep their cars that long or for them to last that long.
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:12 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Never knew of this problem. Good info!
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