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Old 7th March 2013, 00:07   #91
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Being a corolla owner since last 8 yrs I haven't ever noticed this. I'll surely see this now. Because if its true and not that I doubt it it'll go a long way in explaining these curious instances of diminishing brake pads in the corolla. But now the question arises that does the lack of engine braking due to some design causes them to fade at 20k to 35k instead of lasting them till around 50k. But thanks for sharing the information. It's very intriguing and enlightening. Goes on to prove that if you get to the bottom of anything there's always a very simple answer to anything relating to engineering. Thanks once again for the knowledge share.
Sorry abs, I should have clarified but this applies only to the Altis and not the earlier Corolla. The Altis has drive by wire throttle with tighter emission control. The older corolla I believe had cable operated throttle and not drive by wire.
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Sorry abs, I should have clarified but this applies only to the Altis and not the earlier Corolla. The Altis has drive by wire throttle with tighter emission control. The older corolla I believe had cable operated throttle and not drive by wire.
Well that brings me back to square one withe my old corolla's brake pad issues but must say that it was a very informative post at least it'll help the current altis owners.

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I think Toyota is having a new campaign(Power window recall campaign) for Altis owners.Seems like they have identifed some problem with Altis power windows and they are calling customers to bring the vehicle to service station to get it corrected.Not sure which batch they are calling.Mine is 2008 October during the launch of altis.
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I think Toyota is having a new campaign(Power window recall campaign) for Altis owners.Seems like they have identifed some problem with Altis power windows and they are calling customers to bring the vehicle to service station to get it corrected.Not sure which batch they are calling.Mine is 2008 October during the launch of altis.
I am not sure if this is the same issue as the one for which they had a service recall in 2012. This was related to the power window master switch (on/off) on the drivers side.

They fixed my Oct 2008 (same model as yours) back in Nov '12 when I gave it for the annual service.

What did they do? They took the factory installed switch and give it a dose of lubricant so it would not stick. I hope it was silicone grease not the one of the normal petroleum based greases used for lubricating door latches etc. Either way the switch has continued to work well and does seem smoother to operate after the service.
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I am not sure if this is the same issue as the one for which they had a service recall in 2012. This was related to the power window master switch (on/off) on the drivers side.

They fixed my Oct 2008 (same model as yours) back in Nov '12 when I gave it for the annual service.

What did they do? They took the factory installed switch and give it a dose of lubricant so it would not stick. I hope it was silicone grease not the one of the normal petroleum based greases used for lubricating door latches etc. Either way the switch has continued to work well and does seem smoother to operate after the service.
It is the same issue and they did the same procedure.
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My apologies for bumping an old thread, however I have a similar issue with my 2010 Altis (AT). The car has now done approx. 33k Kms. At the 20k service I was asked by the SA to change all discs and brake pads, which I did as I did not want to compromise on safety. However now again at the 30k service they are asking me to replace the rear brake pads again. In just 12-13k Kms? Would request other Altis owners as to what action they have taken.

I have writte. To TKML but got a standard response saying that these are wearable parts. I however do not accept that brake pads can wear out in 12-13k Kms.
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My apologies for bumping an old thread, however I have a similar issue with my 2010 Altis (AT). The car has now done approx. 33k Kms. At the 20k service I was asked by the SA to change all discs and brake pads, which I did as I did not want to compromise on safety. However now again at the 30k service they are asking me to replace the rear brake pads again. In just 12-13k Kms? Would request other Altis owners as to what action they have taken.

I have writte. To TKML but got a standard response saying that these are wearable parts. I however do not accept that brake pads can wear out in 12-13k Kms.
Ideally the rear brake pads should last twice as long as the front pads.Does your car make a grinding noise while braking?Also do check how many mm of brake pad is left.You can check that at ASC itself,If its less than 2mm then you should consider changing them.However brake pads should'nt wear out in 10,000km itself,especially the rear ones.
Or you could try using Brembo brake pads!
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My apologies for bumping an old thread, however I have a similar issue with my 2010 Altis (AT). The car has now done approx. 33k Kms. At the 20k service I was asked by the SA to change all discs and brake pads, which I did as I did not want to compromise on safety. However now again at the 30k service they are asking me to replace the rear brake pads again. In just 12-13k Kms? Would request other Altis owners as to what action they have taken.
I'm a classic Corolla owner since 2005 and done 100k kms. The brake pads and discs of the Altis and some of the older corrolla is a well acknowledged problems. TBHP has many threads discussing the same. The 30k kms is the time when most Altis owners find that their brake pads needs a change and if the damage has gone to the disc than the the disc too. If you hear grinding noise while braking than that's a sure sign that the brake discs are taking the brunt.

My advice would be try a after market product i.e. Bosch or something similar. AFAIK a lot of fellow members have opted for that and they've been reporting longer brake pad and disc lives. But be rest assured that early wearing of brake pads and than the discs is a common problem with a lot of Altis/Corrollas.
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My advice would be try a after market product i.e. Bosch or something similar.
The stock pads are bosch too.He could try out Brembo which are cheaper as well as better in performance as well.
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Moderator Vid had explained it a few posts back about how engine braking is negligible in the Altis and this takes a toll on the brakes leading to there faster wearing out. Check the post here:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...ml#post3058214 (Our new Toyota Corolla Altis)

But having said that 10k km interval is just too small for the pads to worn out. I feel you should go for aftermarket brake pads as its not worth the money to buy OEM ones if they cannot even last 20k kms. Also you might want to take it a little easy on the brakes since you know in this car they are very prone to worn out quickly. Luckily my Altis is still running on stock pads and discs at 36k kms. Will be getting the pads changed at the next service. The only thing I do is try and avoid sudden braking.

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