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.

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