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2003 Toyota Corolla Repair Histories

159 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2003 Toyota Corolla. 58 of these members (36.5%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 168 repairs to 2003 Toyota Corollas--an average of 1.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Percentage of 2003 Toyota Corolla repairs by problem area

Chart based on 168 repairs.

2003 Toyota Corolla repair cost distribution

Chart based on 93 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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2003 Toyota Corolla

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Toyota Corolla in Texas, United States
Mar 2009 - Mar 2010
119000 mi US $526 The alternator and starter went out at same time. Both were replaced. 

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2003 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

130-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Toyota Corolla in New York, United States
Feb 2008 - Mar 2015
180000 mi US $3000 Car was driven to store and then wouldn't go into reverse. It was towed to a shop. It was the original clutch so that was repaired. After repair it still wouldn't go into reverse and was not running correctly. It was diagnosed with transmission trouble. A used transmissions was ordered and should be delivered next week. It will be installed and hopefully the problem will be over. I called Toyota and reported the problem in case they ever decide there is a problem.Manual transmissions seldom go bad. 
205000   Brakes 
219000   Took in for a/c recharge. After recharge A/C was turning on and off at will. Replaced battery. After battery was replaced there were two instances of car not starting. 
238700   The engine light won't go out. Possible major repairs. Not fixing because of cost at this time. The engine light has been a problem over the years but often was cleared and passed inspection, Hoping this will happen again. 
Toyota Corolla in Quebec, Canada
Feb 2006 - Mar 2010
104923 mi C $191 Front left wheel bearing replacement 
110896   Transmission bearing replacement Clutch replacement 
122955   clip door handle replacement (rust leaking) oil pressure switch replacement (oil leaking) 55 points inspection 
123524   front shock replacement alignment 
138920   Front right wheel bearing replacement 

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2003 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

130-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Toyota Corolla in Ohio, United States
Jan 2008 - Jun 2011
141000 mi US $520 Catalytic Converter needed to be replaced. Check engine light provided the code that pointed to the replacement. Oxygen Sensor needed to be replaced. Check engine light provided the code that pointed to the replacement. 
142000   Replaced Rear Oxygen Sensor. Replaced Catalytic Converter. 
Toyota Corolla in Texas, United States
Jun 2008 - Mar 2011
75000 mi US $406 Brake pads, normal wear and tear. Transmission gasket leaking. 
76000   Timing chain tensioner oil ring leaking 
89000   Brake pads good, but rotors were shot. New Rotors, pads, system flush, and drum adjustments. 
Toyota Corolla in British Columbia, Canada
Jan 2009 - Aug 2009
117180 mi C $480 Front strut mount bearing replaced - did the strut as well. 
Toyota Corolla in Quebec, Canada
Nov 2008 - Mar 2010
32240 mi C $260  
Toyota Corolla in Florida, United States
Jan 2009 - Dec 2014
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   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!!! 
116000   fuel pump and module need to be replaced 
118000   Wheel bearing assembly replaced on rear, both sides.  
123000   Noisy when stopping. Caused from ruptured wheel cylinder on right rear. Both cylinders and shoes replaced.  
181300   starter quit 
Toyota Corolla in Illinois, United States
Jan 2004 - Apr 2011
65000 mi US $5000 Dealership stated my transmission was failing and needed to be replaced. 
175000   Intake manifold gasket was bad. Replaced. 
183000   Calipers needed replacing. Air conditioning not blowing cold air. 
197000   The hood would rattle at idle, mechanic replaced some rubber mounts/dampers and solved the problem. I took it in for a CEL scan and left it overnight. When I went back the next day the mechanic said that the car's computer doesn't remember codes and that something is wrong with the ECU. 

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2003 Toyota Corolla 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

Toyota Corolla in California, United States
Feb 2008 - Aug 2008
45000 mi US $150 Splash guard under engine had become unattached at one corner, broken clips replaced. 

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