ELMIRA, NEW YORK -- Purchased 2005 Toytoa Corolla new. Mechanic advised LF Strut was leaking. Took car to Toyota dealer who wanted to replace LF strut for $305 plus tax and wanted $75.00 to align front end. Dealer advised he had never replaced strut on 2005 Corolla and offered nothing towards the repairs after talking to regional office. I complainted to Toyota in Torrance, California but said the dealer must offer any compensation--if any. I will have both struts via non-dealer mechanic for about $400.00. This is my 1st Toyota and was purchased due to dependable reputation.
I have never replaced a strut on the 15-20 cars I have purchased in my lifetime--mostly new. Lf tire showed cupping wear.