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

2 Answers


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

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

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.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Toyota Corolla Questions

Toyota Corolla Experts

#1 FordNut
Reputation 14,980
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 2,090
#3 tenspeed
Reputation 1,750
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Camry"
1,644 Great Deals out of 99,025 listings starting at $895
Used Honda Civic"
1,173 Great Deals out of 59,023 listings starting at $1,300
Used Honda Accord"
1,308 Great Deals out of 78,748 listings starting at $1,395
Used Toyota RAV4"
1,231 Great Deals out of 49,395 listings starting at $2,495
Used Nissan Altima"
1,492 Great Deals out of 88,167 listings starting at $1,195
Used Nissan Sentra"
925 Great Deals out of 49,968 listings starting at $500
Used Toyota Tacoma"
640 Great Deals out of 30,628 listings starting at $2,850
Used Hyundai Elantra"
854 Great Deals out of 51,820 listings starting at $990
Used Toyota Yaris"
106 Great Deals out of 7,064 listings starting at $1,995
Used Mazda MAZDA3"
482 Great Deals out of 25,014 listings starting at $1,499
Used Toyota Prius"
532 Great Deals out of 24,826 listings starting at $1,795
Used Honda CR-V"
1,599 Great Deals out of 81,723 listings starting at $1,695
Used Hyundai Sonata"
988 Great Deals out of 51,966 listings starting at $1,200
Used Ford Focus"
1,216 Great Deals out of 57,389 listings starting at $1,495
Used Toyota 4Runner"
363 Great Deals out of 18,973 listings starting at $2,400

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Toyota Corolla For Sale
21,732 listings starting at $16,843
2016 Toyota Corolla For Sale
92 Great Deals out of 17,821 listings starting at $9,998
2015 Toyota Corolla For Sale
379 Great Deals out of 7,341 listings starting at $9,990
2014 Toyota Corolla For Sale
303 Great Deals out of 5,925 listings starting at $8,883
2013 Toyota Corolla For Sale
245 Great Deals out of 3,982 listings starting at $6,990