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The 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross has a major electrical fault. Should I :

  • Return it to CarMax and find another Cross

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  • Allow Toyota to diagnose and make repairs, but ask CarMax for a huge warranty in recompense?

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  • Return it to CarMax and see about ordering a Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid?

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So a few days ago, I posted some information about an 800 milli-amp parasitic draw and how it was purportedly 'Normal'.

Well, I'm glad I took it into the Toyota dealer and that it's still under the 3 year 36000 mile warranty.
It's also well under the 30 day CarMax return policy.

According to their master technician, there's a number of red flags that are being coughed up by their diagnostic systems, and that my new (to me) Cross is going to be spending some quality time with the Toyota dealer as they chase down wires and see what happened, where it happened, and how they can fix it.

I'm including a poll, so I can solicit your opinions on what I should do and how I should proceed.
 

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It'd been in Arizona.. I don't think they flooded there. ;)

But yeah.. I've been very, very careful to avoid anything from Florida, of late..
Well we do have flooded washes in Arizona that some people stupidly drive into. The odds of that having happened to your vehicle is small, but not impossible.
 

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Here's another idea: Contact CarMax before the 30 days are up. Tell them the problem, that Toyota validated it and can fix it under warranty but that it's a large imposition for you (2 weeks of dealership diagnosis and you without transportation). Ask them to compensate you or you might have to exercise your right to return the car. See what they say...
 

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I happily ditched my 2020 TNGA Corolla SE 6-MT Sedan after only about 2 years & 9000 miles earlier this year (2/2/2022) due to a handful of build/quality issues and problems that Toyota seemed unable or unwilling to resolve (parasitic draw & multiple dead/replaced batteries in 2 years was one of them). Shame, because my 2015 Toyota Yaris SE 5-MT hatch was a stellar, problem-free ownership experience - but things have obviously changed for the worse at Toyota since then. I'm driving a 2022 Mazda CX-30 CE AWD 6-AT Crossover now & haven't had any build/quality issues/complaints yet, so I am cautiously optimistic.
 
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