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2005 Toyota Corolla repairs by problem area

Engine (49%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (8%)

Brakes and Traction Control (13%)

Suspension and Steering (8%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (14%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (3%)

Other (4%)

Chart based on 120 repairs.

2005 Toyota Corolla repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (20%)

$500 - $999 (16%)

$100 - $499 (56%)

< $100 (6%)

Chart based on 64 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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2005 Toyota Corolla

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Toyota Corolla in Iceland
Nov 2008 - Mar 2010
Dec 2008

62000 mi
Both headlight broken and the  

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2005 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

170-horsepower 1.8L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Toyota Corolla in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2009 - Mar 2010
Mar 2009

83000 mi

US $100
Bad thermostat replaced at 84,000 miles, first noticed at 83,000 miles with check engine light. Bad thermostat stuck open, drivibility unaffected. 
Toyota Corolla in Georgia, United States
Jul 2008 - Jun 2013
Aug 2008

58000 mi

US $500
Cooling pump failure - plastic vanes of pump impeller failed. Mechanic recommended a thermostat replacement since an overheat had occurred. 
Dec 2009

76000 mi

US $250
Check Engine Light. Was a bad O2 sensor. 
Toyota Corolla in Minnesota, United States
Jul 2008 - Mar 2010
Aug 2008

39000 mi
Serpentine belt and tensioner replaced per a TSB 

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2005 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

130-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Toyota Corolla in Connecticut, United States
Feb 2007 - Jun 2015
May 2008

59000 mi
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. 
Jan 2012

112300 mi

US $280
Code 0171...intake gasket was replaced...a TSB was released for it. 
Toyota Corolla in New York, United States
May 2008 - May 2015
Jul 2008

47000 mi

US $500
canister evap system..svs valves 
Jun 2009

64000 mi

US $1800
computer replaced transmission mods or valves 
Sep 2014

179000 mi

US $600
Rotors and pads and 1 wheel bearing replaced 
Dec 2014

182000 mi

US $256
Starter motor 
Mar 2015

186000 mi
Bearing wheel 
Toyota Corolla in New York, United States
Oct 2008 - May 2015
Nov 2008

44000 mi
The ecm went bad, could not drive it, had to be towed. 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. 
Sep 2009

56000 mi

US $127
mechanic noticed coolant hoses swelling and coolant not flowing properly. replaced upper and lower hoses. 
Mar 2010

64400 mi

US $1200
brake calipers went bad causing unsafe driving condition. brake calipers,pads,rotors replaced. brought car to shop due to vibration and pulsing at checked brakes and front end. found bad front struts and brake calipers.had to replace calipers,rotors and pads. pads were 6 months old. shop covered pads. had to pay for rotors,calipers. 
May 2010

66100 mi

US $110
Motor mounts going bad. but not broken yet so mechanic could not replace. front and rear mounts. 
Sep 2010

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. 
Jul 2011

79000 mi

US $1000
rear strut leaking replaced strut. replaced serpentine tensioner. 
Jan 2012

82000 mi

US $1262
Fix horn Engine and tranny mounts no good. 
Mar 2013

86000 mi

US $1600
transmission pan gasket leaking. timing chain tensioner exhaust from engine to cat converter starter went bad 
Jul 2013

87000 mi

US $300
belt tensr 
Jan 2015

90300 mi

US $1500
cooling system - replaced water pump,thermostat,both hoses. yr 2013 and hoses in 2015' suspension - control arms bushing went bad with inner and outer tie rods. yr 2013. 
Toyota Corolla in Washington, United States
Jul 2008 - Mar 2012
Aug 2008

57000 mi

US $500
Rear left wheel bearing was dried up (grease had leaked out unknowingly). There was a humming noise while driving around 35 mph. 
Toyota Corolla in Iowa, United States
Feb 2007 - Jul 2009
Apr 2008

30000 mi
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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2005 Toyota Corolla Repair Histories

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