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2005 Toyota Corolla Problems and Repair Histories

178 TrueDelta members own a 2005 Toyota Corolla. 49 of these members (27.5%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 87 repairs to 2005 Toyota Corollas--an average of 0.5 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2005 Toyota Corolla problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2005 Toyota Corolla problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2005 Toyota Corolla problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2005 Toyota Corolla repairs by problem area

55% of the 2005 Toyota Corolla repairs were to the engine, 7% to the transmission, 9% to the brakes, 8% to the suspension, 15% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 2% to the body and trim, and 3% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 87 repairs.

2005 Toyota Corolla repair cost distribution

Of the 2005 Toyota Corolla repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 7% cost less than $100, 59% between $100 and $499, 17% between $500 and $999, and 17% between $1000 and $2499.

Chart based on 41 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
Non-members can see only ten 2005 Toyota Corolla problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2005 Toyota Corolla

Engine not specified

Toyota Corolla in Iceland
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2008 60760    
62000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2009 80000    
83000 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2008 55000    
58000 500 Cooling pump failure - plastic vanes of pump impeller failed. Mechanic recommended a thermostat replacement since an overheat had occurred. 
76000 250 Check Engine Light. Was a bad O2 sensor. 
110000  
Toyota Corolla in Minnesota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2008 38000    
39000 0 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2007 45000    
59000 0 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 280 Code 0171...intake gasket was replaced...a TSB was released for it. 
116000  
Toyota Corolla in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 43000    
47000 500 canister evap system..svs valves 
64000 1800 computer replaced transmission mods or valves 
155000  
Toyota Corolla in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2008 43000    
44000 0 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. 
56000 127 mechanic noticed coolant hoses swelling and coolant not flowing properly. replaced upper and lower hoses. 
64800 1200 brake calipers went bad causing unsafe driving condition. brake calipers,pads,rotors replaced. brought car to shop due to vibration and pulsing at 60mph.shop 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. 
66300 110 Motor mounts going bad. but not broken yet so mechanic could not replace. front and rear mounts. 
71000 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. 
79000 1000 rear strut leaking replaced strut. replaced serpentine tensioner. 
82000 1262 Fix horn Engine and tranny mounts no good. 
86000 1600 transmission pan gasket leaking. timing chain tensioner exhaust from engine to cat converter starter went bad 
87000 300 belt tensr 
88000  
Toyota Corolla in Washington, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2008 57000    
57000 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
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2007 17000    
30000 0 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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