is it normal to have an oil leak for a brandnew car with 7000 miles on it?? is it consider factory defect, and can the dealer change my car???

Asked by Dec 01, 2011 at 02:09 PM about the 2011 Toyota Corolla S

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i  have a brand new toyota corolla S, it has 7000 miles on it and now my engine is leaking, i brought it to the dealer, and they checked the oil leak, they replace the water pump, and seal all the leaking parts. but this morning i checked it again and found out theres still an oil leak in my engine....

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it's brand new so it still has warranty. have it checked. it's probably coming from the block because it's not sealed properly.might be a factory defect or probably the engine stress and vibration. and dont put too much engine oil..the best is the 500-600ml limit..

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If the repair was recent and the oil residue was not cleaned/steamed from the engine compartment this could be residual oil. Check the motor oil level on the next few days to see if it is lower. Inform the dealer's shop of the situation and let them know what is happening and what you are doing. If you feel uncertain then take it back and let them check it out again. Oil travels well on engine,car surfaces and it can difficult to spot the source of the leak. A little oil goes a long way as well. By the way, no it is not normal for a car of any age tohave an oil leak at any mileage; under warranty is is a factory defect and as far as a change of car, the laws in your state may have specifics under the Lemon Law. But you have to consult with a lawyer as to the specific conditions under which that applies. Good luck.

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