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2006 Toyota Corolla repairs by problem area

Engine (52%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (13%)

Suspension and Steering (10%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (12%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (4%)

Other (3%)

Chart based on 110 repairs.
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2006 Toyota Corolla repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (13%)

$500 - $999 (19%)

$100 - $499 (55%)

< $100 (13%)

Chart based on 47 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2006 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

164-horsepower 1.8L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Toyota Corolla in Tennessee, United States
- Apr 2007
Apr 2007

28980 mi

US $236
Timing belt pulley was bad and had to be replaced. Even though the pulley was on warranty, they charged me for a new timing belt and the labor to put it on. The reason for a new timing belt was BECAUSE of the pulley. Ridiculous!!! 
Toyota Corolla in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2008 - Nov 2011
Feb 2008

48000 mi
Replaced belt. Under warranty and Toyota did it for free. 
May 2009

55000 mi

US $15
Vaccum hose came off and had to be put back on. 
Oct 2011

96000 mi

US $300
Weather stripping on passenger front window came off. New weather stripping was installed by dealer and not covered under 100,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty. 
Toyota Corolla in California, United States
Nov 2007 - Jun 2016
Dec 2007

36000 mi
Oil leak from behind the timing chain 
Dec 2014

121000 mi

US $1155
The mechanic put in a new clutch, throw-out bearing, milled and miked the flywheel, and other new small parts. This was the first time I have had clutch problems. 

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2006 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

126-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Toyota Corolla in Wisconsin, United States
Nov 2007 - Sep 2011
Mar 2010

36000 mi

US $260
Car developed a low frequency vibration noise. Dealer took apart dash and added insulation. Didn't work. They finally tracked it down to a bad motor mount. Replaced it per TSB EG027 06. 
Toyota Corolla in Quebec, Canada
Feb 2009 - Mar 2010
Jun 2009

37200 mi
Water pump had started to leak a very little bit. Dealer changed it under warranty. Accessory belt was changed at my expense in the meantime. 
Toyota Corolla in New York, United States
Dec 2013 - Dec 2016
Dec 2013

300000 mi

US $800
Battery & alternator needed to be replaced at ~299,999 miles. It was a " frigid Winter" ....and due to the vehicles age. 
Toyota Corolla in Costa Rica
Dec 2014 - Dec 2016
Oct 2015

54340 mi

$210
Had to change brake pads and rectify the brake disks 
Toyota Corolla in Nevada, United States
Oct 2010 - Mar 2013
Mar 2011

72000 mi
water pump leak detected, water pump replaced 
Feb 2012

94000 mi

US $300
Cruise control switch had broken and needed to be replaced. 
Toyota Corolla in New York, United States
Mar 2013 - Aug 2016
Jul 2015

130000 mi

US $800
Both Front Struts. Replaced rear brakes (Drums and Shoes) less than 2 years ago at Dealer. Had to be replaced again! Went with our local mechanic whom we trust and has always done right by us. 
Toyota Corolla in California, United States
Jan 2008 - Mar 2011
Jun 2009

53000 mi
Water pump was leaking and replaced under warrantly. An independent mechanic identified the problem during preventative maintenance and recommended taking to dealer for warranty service. 
Mar 2010

63000 mi
code read very small leak. Reset check engine light. Check engine light came on a few days later. Back to shop. Leak tested. No leak detected. Identified Tech Bulleticn. Needs trip to dealer for warranty work. 
Apr 2010

63000 mi

US $562
evap canister was leaking and required replacement. Not a warranty part. 
Feb 2011

73000 mi

US $300
This is the third water pump for this car. Unbelievable. 
Toyota Corolla in Michigan, United States
Mar 2015 - Sep 2016
Aug 2015

179300 mi

US $35
Replaced front brake pads 
Toyota Corolla in Oregon, United States
Jun 2015 - Sep 2016
Aug 2016

246300 mi

US $1400
Replaced both struts. 
Toyota Corolla in Virginia, United States
Jul 2009 - Jun 2011
Apr 2009

26000 mi
Serpentine belt replaced under warranty. 
Toyota Corolla in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2014 - Oct 2015
Mar 2014

106020 mi

C $398
Check Engine light on. Oxygen Sensor #89465-02190 replaced. 
Toyota Corolla in Texas, United States
Jan 2014 - Apr 2016
Jul 2015

103700 mi

US $600
Replaced both front end tire bearings. 
Toyota Corolla in Alabama, United States
May 2011 - Jun 2015
Aug 2013

122300 mi

US $40
Replaced oxygen sensor 
Toyota Corolla in Washington, United States
Jan 2008 - Mar 2013
Apr 2009

35000 mi
HVAC fan making squealing noise. Suspected fan bearing. 
May 2009

36000 mi

US $50
Faulty serpentine belt tensioner. Rear drum brakes out of adjustment due to excessive brake dust build up according to tech. 
Nov 2012

80000 mi

US $165
Replaced serpentine belt due to squealing noise. 19k miles since last replacement. 
Toyota Corolla in British Columbia, Canada
Nov 2007 - Jun 2011
Dec 2007

108500 mi

C $550
Problem with radiator. 
Apr 2008

135160 mi

C $800
Clutch release bearing went out and it had to be replaced. 
May 2008

137640 mi

C $1900
Transmission had to be replaced due to bearing wear. There was no problem with the clutch release bearing but the shop didn't know that till the car was put back together. I went with a very low mile used transmission because a new one was to much money. 
May 2009

227540 mi

C $50
I replaced the factory pads at 355,000 km's just on the front and still has the factory rotors. 
May 2010

309380 mi

C $2000
5 speed tranny had to be replaced for the second time in 500,000 km's. It seems to be a common problem for the 5 speeds. 

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2006 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

126-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Toyota Corolla in Missouri, United States
Jun 2014 - Jul 2014
Jul 2014

214000 mi
small leak in manifold gasket 
Toyota Corolla in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2014 - Mar 2015
Feb 2015

69300 mi

US $182
There was a valve that needed to be replaced 
Toyota Corolla in California, United States
Apr 2014 - Sep 2014
Apr 2014

91000 mi

US $120
Battery replaced. 
Aug 2014

95000 mi

US $300
Replaced Break pads, rotors. 
Toyota Corolla in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2014 - Mar 2015
Mar 2015

96000 mi

US $455
Normal wear, pads and rotors replaced. 
Toyota Corolla in Minnesota, United States
May 2015 - Sep 2016
Jul 2016

115000 mi

US $600
Muffler and center pipe 
Toyota Corolla in Texas, United States
Mar 2008 - Mar 2012
Sep 2008

70000 mi

US $400
Replaced A/C condensor and recharges a/c system. 
Toyota Corolla in Ontario, Canada
May 2008 - Jul 2011
Jul 2008

32860 mi
Rock hit radiator and created a hole. Toyota front grill does not sufficiently cover the radiator from damage. Radiator replaced under 60k warranty. 
Toyota Corolla in Alberta, Canada
Aug 2009 - Oct 2011
Feb 2009

31000 mi
check engine light came on. Transmission was shifting rough. Worked fine after sensor. 
Apr 2011

59520 mi
head gasket found leaking after routine maintenance. Dealer replaced under warranty. 
Toyota Corolla in Texas, United States
- Apr 2008
Apr 2008

59000 mi
Loud valve tapping sound. Problem with cup the mushroomed on rocker arm. Covered under warranty. 
Toyota Corolla in British Columbia, Canada
Jan 2012 - Feb 2017
Feb 2017

107880 mi

C $420
Left front axle gears broke in the canister. Left Front Axle Part replaced and running excellent again. 1st repair other than oil , filters, and brakes 
Toyota Corolla in Wisconsin, United States
Jan 2008 - Dec 2016
Jan 2016

46500 mi

US $92
Replace serpentine belt. It had cracks in it. 
May 2016

47700 mi

US $101
Replaced the pulley that the serpentine belt goes on. Was previously told when I had the belt replaced I should get the pulley replaced fairly soon. 
Sep 2016

48000 mi

US $20
A bracket on the heat shield by the exhaust system broke and the heat shield was rattling when the car was being drove. The mechanic just took the heat shield off. 
Toyota Corolla in British Columbia, Canada
Feb 2013 - Dec 2016
Jul 2014

121140 mi

C $50
Changed brake pads 
Feb 2015

138000 mi

C $200
The exhaust manifold was replaced due to the original one seperated at the weld 
Toyota Corolla in Wisconsin, United States
Jul 2016 - Dec 2016
Sep 2016

156000 mi

US $435
Driver side front wheel bearing was worn and making grinding noise and vibration. Had the bearing replaced. Problem surfaced over the span of more than 1000 miles before it was bad enough to justify a trip to the mechanic. 
Toyota Corolla in Alabama, United States
Jul 2013 - Feb 2016
Jul 2015

49700 mi

US $320
New rotors (wife rides the brakes) pads, new linings an adjust rear drum brakes. 
Toyota Corolla in Ontario, Canada
May 2011 - Dec 2016
Mar 2011

49401 mi
Dealer replaced Intake Manifold Gasket under warranty after check engine light (P0171 - System too lean) 
Jun 2012

62000 mi

C $1306
AC Condenser leak. Replaced A/C condenser, vacuum and charged A/C, oil as required, R-134a refrigerant. 
Mar 2014

77500 mi
Engine shroud (plastic shields under the engine) retainer clips were missing. If final clip had failed, engine shroud would have fallen off. Bought 7 replacement clips ($1.35/clip) and popped them in. 
Oct 2014

83740 mi

C $75
A/C Blower motor bearing worn, causing fan to make a noise. Bought replacement A/C blower motor and installed myself. 
Jun 2016

94860 mi

C $50
Serpentine belt replacement; 3rd time in 3 years. 
Toyota Corolla in Texas, United States
Oct 2008 - Mar 2010
Mar 2009

53000 mi

US $63
Computer check egine light. 
Toyota Corolla in District of Columbia, United States
May 2008 - Jan 2010
May 2009

59000 mi

US $150
ECU failed while driving. Had to pay for tow but Dealer replaced for free and provided a rental car for a week. 
Jun 2009

59000 mi
ECU failed while driving AGAIN! Toyota claimed it had never happened twice on same vehicle before... at least it was a free repair w/free loaner car. 
Dec 2009

68000 mi
ECU Failure - CEL Code P0606 
Jan 2010

68000 mi
ECU problem 
Toyota Corolla in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2007 - Jun 2013
Apr 2007

45000 mi

US $400
Replace leaking o-ring seals in air conditioner compressor. This was the second time they needed to be replaced. 
May 2010

135000 mi

US $1100
ECM replaced. Toyota knew the computers were bad and issued a TSB but no recall. Because I have high mileage, mine was out of warranty. They also charged $100 for software lease to reprogram computer. I'm no longer a Toyota fan. Replaced front pads & rotors.  
Dec 2010

150000 mi

US $400
CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON, REPLACED 2 SENSORS, LIGHT STILL ON. MUST BRING BACK TO SHOP. 
Jun 2011

166000 mi

US $105
Check engine light on. Showing lean condition. Intake obstruction was removed. Air filter replaced. 
Toyota Corolla in Colorado, United States
Mar 2008 - Mar 2012
Sep 2010

10000 mi
Water pump leaking, discovered by dealer during battery replacement. 
Toyota Corolla in Maryland, United States
Jan 2009 - Dec 2012
Feb 2009

21000 mi
Window rattle PS (front) door.  Window rattle PS (front) door 
Jul 2009

26000 mi
Door rattle on passenger side (front). failing water pump 
Nov 2009

28000 mi
Engine stalled while driving on highway at highway speed. Apparently problem was a computer failure.  
Mar 2010

31000 mi
Door rattled. Got the same old story from the service rep "Can't seem to reproduce the noise". Still have the rattle.  
Toyota Corolla in New York, United States
Nov 2008 - Dec 2016
Dec 2008

20000 mi
Leaking water pump. PCM replaced with updated unit. TSB on record. 
Aug 2013

41300 mi

US $175
replaced serpentine drive belt...squeaking badly !!! 
Toyota Corolla in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2007 - Jan 2008
Dec 2007

35000 mi
An ongoing problem. They replaced all parts in the rear suspension that they possibly could. Lemon Law Complaint started. Toyota settled out of court for $2,000... This after spending Mucho $$$ to try to fix it. We are still driving the car. Center console door has to be replaced. 
Jan 2008

35000 mi
The car is now history. It was traded in and is now someone else's problem. We received our check from Toyota and kissed it good bye. Never figured out what the cause of the problem was. 
Toyota Corolla in Connecticut, United States
Mar 2008 - Jun 2011
Apr 2008

19000 mi
Engine computer completely shut down. Car would not run at all. Dealer replaced computer ECM no charge but had to wait 8 days for part. Free loaner was given. Part number 89661-02K21. FD Code po121,po606,po607 ecm open circuit. 
Toyota Corolla in North Carolina, United States
May 2008 - Jun 2015
Jun 2008

19000 mi

US $201
At 19,700 miles rear wheels had alignment issues. Both rear wheels needed shims to correct the alignment. After a lot of efforts by myself the Toyota company agreed to pay for the parts (shims) and labor. I paid for alignment. No other problem so far. 
Jun 2009

30000 mi
The drive belt/tensioner squeaking after the car sits for several hours. Drive belt and Tensioner were replaced under factory warranty. The comments on invoice says "Tensioner leaking" and replaced per TSB. Driven >1000 miles after repair and is ok. 
Jan 2011

42000 mi
Noticed squealing from belt and went to the dealer thinking that the previous repair (tensioner and belt) were the culprit again. But it was the water pump leaking. Water pump and belt were replaced under warranty (5yrs/60k miles) for free. 
Toyota Corolla in Texas, United States
Jan 2011 - Nov 2015
Aug 2011

50000 mi

US $250
AC Blower motor went bad. Easy to replace myself. 
May 2014

87300 mi

US $220
Standard Brake Job 
Sep 2015

106000 mi

US $200
Had to replace the HVAC blower 
Toyota Corolla in Alabama, United States
Oct 2009 - Dec 2012
Oct 2010

48000 mi
Automatic transmission shifting rough from 1st to 2nd gear. Dealer replaced computer. 
May 2011

51000 mi

US $600
compressor failure 
Aug 2011

51700 mi

US $600
AC compressor solenoid failed. 
Toyota Corolla in North Carolina, United States
Mar 2011 - Jan 2012
Nov 2011

79000 mi
Check Engine light - code P0170 (running lean). Shop read/cleared code & tightened intake bellows, no charge. If light recurs, told to return and have intake manifold gasket replaced, but not urgently needed. 
Jan 2012

80000 mi

US $270
Check engine light back on. Original air intake manifold gasket shrinks too much in cold weather, causing engine to run lean. Gasket replaced with newer version that does not shrink as much. 
Toyota Corolla in New Mexico, United States
Aug 2008 - Dec 2016
Dec 2011

72000 mi

US $200
realign brakes 
Toyota Corolla in Georgia, United States
Jul 2013 - Sep 2013
Sep 2013

163000 mi

US $145
Engine light showed needed new transmission but car was shifting fine. Did not repair. Light wenf off after a month, car still running fine. 
Toyota Corolla in Washington, United States
Nov 2007 - Apr 2014
Apr 2014

67000 mi

US $200
Squeaking fan belt 
Toyota Corolla in New Jersey, United States
Dec 2007 - Jan 2011
Jan 2011

143000 mi

US $5
Leaking intake gasket. replaced gasket 
Toyota Corolla in Prince Edward Island, Canada
Apr 2010 - Jul 2011
Jul 2011

63860 mi

C $62
A/C relay 
Toyota Corolla in Newfoundland / Lab., Canada
Nov 2010 - Feb 2012
May 2011

86800 mi

C $240
Fluid in right front strut leaked out. Car was banging on rough surfaces. Strut was replaced. 
Toyota Corolla in Wisconsin, United States
May 2008 - Dec 2011
Jan 2008

25000 mi
Engine lost power while driving. Replaced ECM per TSB EG7035.4 (warranty). 
Jul 2008

28000 mi
Tensioner assembly and V-ribbed belt replaced to correct squeaking (TSB EG021-07)(warranty). 
Aug 2008

31000 mi
Transmission not shifting to drive unless put in neutral first. No problem found. 
Feb 2011

70000 mi

US $420
Replaced belt tensioner assembly and drive belt 
Toyota Corolla in New York, United States
Aug 2006 - Mar 2016
Oct 2006

5654 mi
Leak Power Steering-Replace O Ring 
Nov 2006

5900 mi
Power Steering Pump Replaced 
Mar 2007

8710 mi
Oil leak on engine-Timing Chain Cover/tensioner-Reseal 
Dec 2010

39000 mi
ecu went down on highway. bad 
Jul 2013

60700 mi

US $60
Replaced front pads with OEM parts. 1St set of pads lasted 6o,000 miles. Not bad 

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2006 Toyota Corolla 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Toyota Corolla in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2008 - Mar 2010
Mar 2008

16120 mi
The ECU had to be replaced. 

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2005.5 Toyota Corolla 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

Toyota Corolla in South Africa
Feb 2009 - Jun 2011
Dec 2009

86180 mi

R 2500
Pads front and rear and rear rotors. Also tune-up. 

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