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2010 Toyota Corolla repairs by problem area

Engine (36%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (4%)

Brakes and Traction Control (16%)

Suspension and Steering (1%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (28%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (10%)

Other (5%)

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2010 Toyota Corolla electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (7%)

$500 - $999 (7%)

$100 - $499 (43%)

< $100 (43%)

Chart based on 14 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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2010 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

132-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

49600 mi

C $150
Replace battery 
62000 mi Engine made a grinding noise shortly after being started. Starter was not disengaging properly. Replaced starter. 
77000 mi

US $403
Lights would flicker when the car was running. Alternator replaced. Lights would flicker when the car was running. First dealer replaced the alternator. Did not fix problem. 3 days later, the car would not start - obvious electrical/relay noises. Had to be towed - 2nd dealer found broken ground wire. 
41000 mi Radio shortened out. Was able to replace under pre-owned warranty. 
71000 mi

US $600
Had to replace the alternator. Nothing really since this is just standard maint. I suppose? 
56000 mi

US $386
Heater blower motor went bad, had to completely replace it. 
59080 mi

C $1000
AC stopped working 
59520 mi AC not working 
44300 mi

US $322
replace starter 
29760 mi Car had a difficult time starting. Technician performed test and discovered battery was defective. Battery replaced under warranty. 
39000 mi

US $150
Battery died with No warning, fine the night before (no hard starts, no indicators). Next morning dead, even after a jumping the battery to start the car, the battery would not charge. 
3000 mi Bluetooth activation button was not working properly. New part ordered and system successfully replaced. 

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2009.5 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

132-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

22940 mi

Battery change 

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2010 Toyota Corolla Electrical Problems

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