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2009 Toyota Corolla Problems and Repair Histories

162 TrueDelta members own a 2009 Toyota Corolla. 48 of these members (29.6%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 109 repairs to 2009 Toyota Corollas--an average of 0.7 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2009 Toyota Corolla problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2009 Toyota Corolla problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2009 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 2009 Toyota Corolla repairs by problem area

30% of the 2009 Toyota Corolla repairs were to the engine, 6% to the transmission, 7% to the brakes, 5% to the suspension, 21% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 18% to the body and trim, and 12% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 109 repairs.

2009 Toyota Corolla repair cost distribution

Of the 2009 Toyota Corolla repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 20% cost less than $100, 67% between $100 and $499, 7% between $500 and $999, and 7% between $1000 and $2499.

Chart based on 15 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 2009 Toyota Corolla problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2009 Toyota Corolla

Engine not specified

Toyota Corolla in Nova Scotia, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2008 4340    
4960 0 Front door seals do not seem to be that airthight. Some road noise and wind seems to be heard in the cabin. The dealer says there are no issues. 
12400 0 They had to refinish the alloy wheels due to some pitting. 
 

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2009 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

158-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Toyota Corolla in Alberta, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2008 0    
4340 0 Apron on under-side of moonroof came loose and would not stay when pushed back into place. A very minor issue. 
40480 0 The coating is bubbling up off all the wheel rims. Toyota is not accepting any responsibility on the basis that the warranty had expired (it had been >3 yrs). Problem was noticed at 58,000 km (60,000 km being the other warranty limitation). 
50840  

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2009 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

132-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Toyota Corolla in Arizona, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2009 10000    
11000 0 LCD display on radio would fade when cold. Radio replaced. However, replacement radio only has ONE band of 6 presets, while the old one had THREE bands of 6 presets. 
14000 0 Malfunctioning CD changer replaced. 
52300 200 Terminal corroded completely off. 
62000  
Toyota Corolla in Georgia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Both front seats off track. Replaced both seat tracks. 
0 FP panel rattles. Replaced the whole panel 
0 Dashboard Rattles 
11000 0 Rattles from Dashboard. Dealer refuses to fix and States that rattles is normal in Corolla. Rattles from both seatbelts. They tried to fix but rattles still exist. 
11700 0 Coolant leak around the radiator cap 
12300 0 sometimes it won't start. ECU reflashed 
13000 0 Car can't start. Reflashed ECU again 
14000 0 A/C Smelly. Replaced Sub-Evap.  Seat track. Problem still exists and they told me other Corollas are the same which the seat would move slightly until you push the seat real hard. hard. Brake booster fault. Replaced. 
 
Toyota Corolla in Michigan, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2008    
0 The very first day I owned the car, it began having intermittent issues with the passenger air bag and seat belt. The seat belt sensor on the passenger seat was bad, and was replaced. Took the dealership 5 days to diagnose (didn't take complete info). 
10000 0 When coming to a stop in cool/cold weather, car shudders/idles rough. Has not stalled. Gas door won't stay open. Dealer states this is normal, but door stays open on other cars on lot. Dealer states those are "corroded." Salesperson who sold me the car says it's not normal and the hinge needs to be replaced. 
16000 0 Car idles very rough, especially in cold weather. Was told that the idle is controlled by the computer, and that the computer reports nothing wrong. "They all do that." Gas door hinge allows gas door to flop freely. Dealer stated that the only way to replace is to replace entire gas door, and the paint won't match. Decided to just leave it the way it is so it doesn't look horrible. 
22700 0 Display on car stereo turned completely black. Dealership ordered new stereo - states will arrive in approximately 1 week. 
24000 25 Brakes shimmy when slowing from highway speeds. Reported the problem, but nothing was mentioned about it on the paperwork when I got the car back, and it still does it. Hope my brakes don't fail! 
27000 0 Took the car to a car wash. Trunk full of water after leaving. "Can't find anything wrong with it." 
 
Toyota Corolla in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2009 0    
1000 Steering Wheel Problem - The car tries to veer left or right while trying to drive forward. It's as a kid turning handle bars backwards while riding a bike. 
 
Toyota Corolla in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2008 0    
12400 0 Lower glovebox would not close. Cabin air filter cover behind glovebox had come off jamming glove box open. Fixed in 10 minutes no charge. 
 
Toyota Corolla in Missouri, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2008 0    
0 Exhaust shield rattle. Dealer repaired under warranty in about half an hour. 
3000 52 oil fluid/filter change 
28000  

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2009 Toyota Corolla 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

Toyota in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2008 0    
1000 0 Driver's rear door would not open from inside. 
 

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2009 Toyota Corolla 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Toyota in North Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2008 0    
0 small rattle in dash that was never fixed by dealer 
 

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