How come no Scion iM?!?? Wtf[/quote] Confusing indeed. They are careful to say "iM vehicles", avoiding mentioning Corolla or Scion, but they do mention 2018-2018... Anyway, it's just a TSB so it doesn't mean at all that the repair couldn't be performed on other related vehicles if required.
Confusing indeed. They are careful to say "iM vehicles", avoiding mentioning Corolla or Scion, but they do mention 2018-2018...
Anyway, it's just a TSB so it doesn't mean at all that the repair couldn't be performed on other related vehicles if required.
So I should be affected. BUT, when I plug my VIN into https://www.toyota.com/recall it says:
"There are no open Safety Recalls or Service Campaigns for this vehicle."
So what is happening here? Can a lower VIN than that given have an unaffected transmission? That doesn't seem to be what the TSB says.
ETA: F***ing CVT. I wish I never saw this car. How the hell is it that they're only finding this shit out now?
Don’t get carried away here: you "should" not be affected. It’s a TSB (technical service bulletin), not a service campaign or a recall.So for everybody out of warranty, I guess you are SOL?
OK, that makes sense as far as it goes, and thanks for that - except that whatever you call it, it was apparently important enough to change the design/manufacture of the transmission....
OP is just happy to have found a repair that might apply to a problem he’s experiencing.
TSB’s are updates to the repair guides for Toyota technicians (or whatever manufacturer).
TSB: Technician, here is what to do if a customer car is affected by this problem (warranty or not). Be sure to apply right method according to production specification (VIN);
Service campaign: Customer, we’ve noticed a higher than acceptable failure risk on this. We offer you this way to prevent it (either for a limited time or not);
Recall: An engineering flaw on our part renders all units of this model (or those produced between X and X date) non-compliant to government standards and regulation. We will fix it.
I mentioned it because you sounded puzzled that your car wasn’t in some recall. Alas, not everything is a campaign/recall and fortunately TSB doesn’t equal fatality. Actually, the fact that it took “so long” would temper the idea of massive breakdowns years after years.OK, except that whatever you call it, it was apparently important enough to change the design/manufacture of the transmission.
That implies that some or all transmissions before the design change are (more) likely to develop this issue. [...] So the fact that it's not a Service Campaign is not more comforting to me. [...] Why is this just coming out now, if these CVTs have been in use for so long all over the world?
I agree it would be interesting to have statistics to compare, and also compare paddle shifting vs non paddle shifting versions.Is this yet another "bonus" that might be due to "fake shift points"?
Thanks for that. :smile:I mentioned it because you sounded puzzled that your car wasn’t in some recall.
How many miles do you have on that baby?Anyway, maybe I’m too optimistic but it comes from the fact that my 5+ years old Corolla is the only one among many other brands/models I’ve owned that went through this time with oil changes (and 2 firmware update, for Valvematic and CVT) and nothing else !
Actually, mine has no issues so far.I understand, though, that someone with a unit showing every flaw would have a different gist!
I've had both happen a couple of times. Most likely a wrinkle in my jeans pressing the button as I exit.Well, sometimes the buzzer goes off when I open the door to get out, and I can't figure out why, but fiddling with the headlight switch seems to make it stop, even though the headlights were already off, so it's something about that I guess. And one time the panic alarm went off while I was inside the car, but I couldn't exclude the possibility that I actually pressed and held that button.
Not much (around 12K a year), just as my previous cars. Except for each of those there were visits to the dealer at early age for actual repairs (albeit under warranty). If TSB make you nervous, try receiving a letter to be cautious about potential gas leak but no campaign/recall in colder climate (here) because of then limited fire hazard… So Toyota it was after that for the first time. Maybe luck vs bad luck but, as I said, it could self-destroy from now on (hope not !) it would still have provided my best 5+ years record.How many miles do you have on that baby?
Why did I give Toyota another chance after my 2006 Corolla LE. My 2006 leaked oil at 46,000 miles, O ring/tensioner issue fixed at 90 some thousand miles at Toyota's expense. Only because I had leak documented at 46,000 miles. Tensioner squealed at start sometimes at 5000 miles/beyond and I just lived with it. Then I waited for my two possible scenarios of computer failure, dead car or rough shift...this was before full recall. Computer went while in cruise on a two lane county hwy at 55mph. The car jerked and rocketed forward very harsh, then came the rough shift/check engine light. I already knew what happened. Had to wait for new computer about a week.
Now I have my third Corolla a 2017 SE ...and I possibly have to have it ripped apart. I had the new firmware thing done after second try for Toyota. I hate the cruise control, and really was the only dislike. But now this TSB has me ticked. I'm not sure I have the issue, I hear a drone effect in reverse backing out sometimes. Maybe forward too at slower speeds not sure. It is a Canadian Corolla built for USA. I chose the Canadian one vs Blue Springs when I bought it.
I wish I had my jap 1992 right now LOL. It was the best...none of this and it ran forever. All I can say right now to Toyota is FU. Same ol letting a problem get by year after year in a generation of the Corolla. Keep pumping them out 14,15,16,17,18. I know this is some type of noise issue, what will happen if not fixed?