My 2009 Corolla has had the alternator and water pump go at 80,000? how usual is this?

Asked by Jan 14, 2015 at 05:26 PM about the 2009 Toyota Corolla

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The dealership says I have no recourse as I purchased my Toyota in 2008 but it was a
2009 model. The mechanic I finally went to (out of frustration with the way the dealershop
service dept. treated me) said he'd not heard of an alternator going at 80,000. I am
questioning whether others wtih a 2009 have experienced this? I have been in for at least
4 recalls with this vehicle - the sticking gas pedal being just one....most recently it was
the air bag that would not inflate. Is this 2009 year a lemon? Any suggestions for 'again'
approaching the service manager? Thanks

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yes they said my 2009 corolla water pump leaked on the alternator and had to replace both. 1200.00 dollars later

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its not common but it does happen, you guys need to watch you tube and learn how to change this our yourself. its easy. Just take your time and watch a few different people change them. watch them change it on a honda or nissan, it will save you lots of money.

That happened to my daughter's corolla 2009 last year and everything has been fine but now car stalls at night when lights are on. Changed alternator 2x and test keeps saying the voltage regulator has failed. She can't drive more that 15 miles at night with lights on without having to pull over, torn car off and restart again. Very frustrating!! Any advice?

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