Engine stalled while driving.

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Asked by May 30, 2015 at 12:19 AM about the 2014 Toyota Corolla LE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I just got my car out of the shop for fixing body damage (Rear ended). I drove to work,
worked a 6 hour shift, and went to drive home. I made it 10 miles and my care starts
sputtering and died while I was driving. Now it tries to turn over, but will not start. Full
tank of gas, cleaning air filter, battery is good, and cables are tightly connected to
battery. Any idea on what this might be?

5 Answers

Only a guess on why. Something they missed during repair, rear end= fuel tank/fuel lines/pump/wiring. But your 2014 has a full warranty including towing and loaner car.

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It was the inertia switch. After they changed out the fuel pump and fuel system, they did not reset it. Thanks!

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I believe you, don't get me wrong. Just doesn't sound right. The inertia switch shuts off the fuel and you wouldn't have made it to work or anywhere else. Not even out of the shop. See Page 491 in your owners manual, in case it happens again. If you don't have manual look here: http://www.toyota.com/t3Portal/document/om-s/OM12F00U/pdf/OM12F00U.pdf

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8-2. Steps to take in an emergency When trouble arises COROLLA_ Follow the procedure below to restart the engine after the system is activated. Vehicles without a smart key system Turn the engine switch to the “ACC” or “LOCK” position. Restart the engine.  Vehicles with a smart key system Turn the engine switch to ACCESSORY mode or turn it off. Restart the engine. Fuel pump shut off system To minimize the risk of fuel leakage when the engine stalls or when an airbag inflates upon collision, the fuel pump shut off system stops the supply of fuel to the engine.

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See what I mean? If the system shut the fuel off, you re-set it yourself when you shut the car off. Then you drove 10 miles and suddenly the inertia switch deploys for no apparent reason? Just doesn't sound like they told you the truth.

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