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2008 Toyota Corolla Repair Histories

78 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2008 Toyota Corolla. 18 of these members (23.1%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 30 repairs to 2008 Toyota Corollas--an average of 0.4 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 2008 Toyota Corolla problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Chart based on 30 repairs.

2008 Toyota Corolla repair cost distribution

Chart based on 9 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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2008 Toyota Corolla

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Toyota in Alberta, Canada
Jun 2010 - Jun 2011
47740 mi C $1000 The car kept shutting off on me when I would brake or slow down. They said it was the computer that needed to be replaced. 
Toyota Corolla in Georgia, United States
Dec 2010 - Jan 2011
50000 mi   Idler Pull and belt fail. This failed again at 50K miles but was not covered this time. Car now sold 
Toyota Corolla in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2011 - Jan 2012
14880 mi   clunk being experienced when first braking; issue is a slight gap between pad/caliper. no change required except new pads recommend after 15000km. Gear shift a bit sticky; links lubed and issue disappeared. 

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2008 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

126-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Toyota Corolla in Colorado, United States
Jan 2012 - Jun 2012
67500 mi US $5282 Engine threw a rod at 66,130 while on freeway. Vehicle had been maintained by Toyota specifications. A 2 inch X 3 inch hole was knocked out of the engine block. 
Toyota Corolla in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2010 - Sep 2014
44020 mi   Intake Manifold gasket replaced (still under warranty) 
49360   The clutch started squeaking. The noise seemed to come from clutch release cylinder, but dealer deemed that the noise is coming from clutch release fork. 
52260   Clutch release fork has to be lubricated again. The Don Valley North Toyota dealer is one of the worst, they lubricated the fork in June and the job need to be done again after few months. Went to different dealer. 
66960   Water pump failled. Replaces with new one. 
67360   The gas tank shield got dismounted making a loud banging noise under the car. Fixed with new screw -pretty easy procedure but need to go under the car very uncomfortable without proper lifting. 
Toyota Corolla in New York, United States
Jun 2014 - Sep 2014
133700 mi US $98 Plastic cover came loose under the car and rubbed against brakes. 

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2008 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

126-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Toyota Corolla in Nova Scotia, Canada
Apr 2013 - Jan 2014
49600 mi C $300 brake pads and rotors replaced. 
Toyota Corolla in California, United States
Jul 2011 - Sep 2014
62000 mi US $250 Replace serpentine belt idler. Well-known Corolla problem. Timing belt tensioner leaking oil. Well-known Corolla problem. 
69000   Gas tank heat shield mount point broke, very loud rattle. Known Corolla design defect, subject of a Tech Service Bulletin 
Toyota Corolla in Tennessee, United States
Sep 2010 - May 2011
68000 mi   Common repair for 2003-2008 Corollas. Replace Computer which fixed rough idling and poor auto. shifting. 
71000 US $450 Front left brake caliper locked up. Replaced it along with all four worn brakes. 
71000   had Toyota check on a rattle, did not find source  
Toyota Corolla in New York, United States
Mar 2010 - Jun 2014
37000 mi   Spring or bolt from the heatshield under the gas tank fell off causing the heatshield to land on the muffler tubes map light does not stay on. dealer stated that there was corrosion on the wires. 
43000 US $150 Battery was totally drained. Vehicle was not used for 2 months. 
49000   noise under engine/ transmission engine moves/twitchwhen putting in reverse or on gear 

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