What causes a car to shut down completely while driving or idling at a traffic light? When I take my car into a dealership what should I ask the mechanic to look at specifically?

Asked by Oct 28, 2015 at 08:58 AM about the 2013 Toyota Corolla L

Question type: General

The engine, the lights, the sensors: everything went out without warning.
The only thing that did work was the emergency flashing lights that I turned
on immediately. After a few minutes the car did start up again. Has there
been any recent recalls with a similar problem? When I take my car into a
dealership what should I ask the mechanic to look at specifically?Thanking
you in advance,

1 Answer

109,615

Just an airbag recall, and very strange what happened to your car. The only thing the shop can do is scan the car for codes. http://www.ibtimes.com/toyota-recall-2013-automaker-recalls-752000-corolla-corolla-matrix-vehicles-airbag-defect-1048516

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Toyota Corolla Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    2,470
  • #2
    tenspeed
    Reputation
    1,840
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    1,770
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Camry
1,080 Great Deals out of 73,745 listings starting at $295
Used Honda Civic
814 Great Deals out of 73,913 listings starting at $1,400
Used Honda Accord
1,136 Great Deals out of 62,430 listings starting at $1,199
Used Toyota RAV4
841 Great Deals out of 51,358 listings starting at $1,500
Used Nissan Altima
1,011 Great Deals out of 75,761 listings starting at $1,627
Used Hyundai Elantra
509 Great Deals out of 42,812 listings starting at $2,295
Used Nissan Sentra
541 Great Deals out of 50,300 listings starting at $1,997
Used Toyota Tacoma
632 Great Deals out of 43,276 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Prius
344 Great Deals out of 17,228 listings starting at $1,634
Used Honda CR-V
832 Great Deals out of 55,241 listings starting at $1,750
Used Toyota Yaris
65 Great Deals out of 3,114 listings starting at $2,200
Used Mazda MAZDA3
337 Great Deals out of 26,935 listings starting at $950
Used Hyundai Sonata
732 Great Deals out of 50,354 listings starting at $500
Used Chevrolet Cruze
958 Great Deals out of 59,593 listings starting at $3,490
Used Ford Focus
749 Great Deals out of 53,164 listings starting at $999

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Toyota Corolla L For Sale
481 listings starting at $18,550
2017 Toyota Corolla L For Sale
1,853 listings starting at $11,999
2016 Toyota Corolla L For Sale
12 Great Deals out of 717 listings starting at $7,490
2015 Toyota Corolla L For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 611 listings starting at $8,991
2014 Toyota Corolla L For Sale
15 Great Deals out of 619 listings starting at $7,985

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.