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Toyota Corolla electrical repair cost distribution

Chart based on 156 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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2009 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

132-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

11000 mi LCD display on radio would fade when cold. Radio replaced. However, replacement radio only has ONE band of 6 presets, while the old one had THREE bands of 6 presets. 
14000 mi Malfunctioning CD changer replaced. 
52300 mi

US $200
Terminal corroded completely off. 

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2006 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

126-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

35000 mi HVAC fan making squealing noise. Suspected fan bearing. 
119000 mi

US $526
The alternator and starter went out at same time. Both were replaced. 

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2005 Toyota Corolla

Engine not specified

62000 mi Both headlight broken and the  

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2005 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

130-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

44000 mi Integrated relay went bad. Was in the shop for 3-5 days due to problem. Was very inconvenient for me to travel. Dealer didn't put me in rental. 
71000 mi

US $1000
took car to Pep boys who said I needed alternator and replaced 2 times and could not fix. lost 419.00 because they could not put good alternator in car. towed car to Toyota dealer who fixed car for 700.00 under extended warranty. 
82000 mi

US $112
Fix horn 
86000 mi

US $1600
starter went bad 

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2003 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

130-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

183000 mi

US $150
Air conditioning not blowing cold air. 
74000 mi

US $1100
Airbag light has been coming on. I took it in for them to look at it. They said there was a bad seat belt assembly and that the airbag sensor needed to be replaced. The total came to $1100, but too much to be replaced. 
100000 mi

US $50
a/c quit working, took to shop for diaginostic, but they said it was something else. I paid $49 for them to look at it. Went to several parts stores before someone said "have you tried you relay?" so, I bought it and it worked....$7!!! 
181300 mi

US $400
starter quit 

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2002 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

125-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

153000 mi Air conditioner compressor started sporadically not coming on within this season. When it came on, it worked fine, but sometimes it didn't come on. The blower motor had problems throughout the life of the car. Six replaced under warranty over the years. 

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1999 Toyota Corolla 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

138000 mi The cigarette lighter stopped getting electricity, so I couldn't charge my GPS or my phone. They needed more time to fix it, so I had to bring it back in in September. 
138000 mi

US $150
Cigarette lighter no longer charged GPS or phone. The shop needed more time to fix it, so I came back in after Labor Day. 

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1998 Toyota Corolla 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

167000 mi Air conditioning not working. 

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Toyota Corolla Electrical Problems

1689 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Toyota Corolla. 144 of these members (8.5%) have reported electrical repairs for their car. A total of 190 electrical repairs to Toyota Corollas--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

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