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Toyota Corolla Engine Problems

1574 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Toyota Corolla. 278 of these members (17.7%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 439 engine repairs to Toyota Corollas--an average of 0.3 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently Toyota Corolla problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Chart based on 1038 repairs.

Toyota Corolla engine repair cost distribution

Chart based on 252 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

36000 mi   Oil leak from behind the timing chain 

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2006 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

126-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

108500 mi C $550 Problem with radiator. 

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2006 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

126-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

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. 
102000 US $422 Check engine signal was always lit. My mechanic put the car on a smoke machine and found that there was a leak in the EVAP valve. Toyota only allows you to replace the whole assembly, and not just the valve. 

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2005 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

130-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

104000 mi US $1080 Replaced water pump. 
59000   Fuel pump died. The above doesn't seem to have a choice for fuel system issues and I dont know if it was electrical for mechanical. The dealer covered it for free under a "TSB" for issues with the Corolla fuel pumps. 
112300 US $280 Code 0171...intake gasket was replaced...a TSB was released for it. 
30000   Intermittent squeaking. Problem has been seen in other Corollas. Replaced belt and idler. 3 weeks out of warranty, but Toyota authorized full coverage. 

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2001 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

125-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

98000 mi US $350 Mass Air Flow sensor. I replaced it. Also did the PCV valve, which was a little gummy. 
134000   VSV (vacuum switching valve) changed at charcoal canister. Now my CEL is off. Aesthetic change only, but worth it. The old one was rusty and totally dead. 
148000   Replaced timing chain tensioner due to leaking o-ring. 
149000   Replaced idle air controller. May not have been real cause of rough low idle, but it seems to be a little better. 

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1999 Toyota Corolla 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

134000 mi US $240 Motor mount replaced 
138000   There's a clunking noise that occurs about half the time when I step on the brakes. I brought it in before, and he fixed the motor mounts, but that didn't fix the problem. 
138000   Check engine light came on (not related to the gas cap). The mechanic scanned the code and told me it was related to the emission system, cleared it, and told me to come back if it comes back on. 
16120   The ECU had to be replaced. 

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