2013 Corolla S with 25,000 mi has burnt tranny fluid - drain/flush? Causes?
I have a 2013 Toyota Corolla S with 25,000 miles The tranny fluid is deep brown. Dealer initially denied flushing tranny and wanted to charge me $350.00 if performed!! Another tech called out the warranty and scheduled a "look-see" apt for tomorrow. What greater problems could there be beyond the discolored fluid? Thank you for your input.
Something is wrong internally to cause the fluid to be anything but a nice red color. And it's a 'lifetime' fluid that Toyota says never needs to be changed.... although I did a drain-and-fill at 60,000 miles - just because now I know it will never need to be done again for another 60,000 -if ever. You have a 5 year/60,000 drive train warranty and a flush is NOT the solution. Do NOT PAY the dealer a dime! If the dealer does not fix it to your satisfaction call 1.800.331.4331 which is Toyota of North America and thell them your situation. They are very cooperative, they want customer satisfaction.
Thank you for the heads up ... I SO appreciate advice from someone who is straight up - :-)
Your'e welcome. My pleasure to help somebody
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