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2010 Toyota Corolla repairs by problem area

Engine (36%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (5%)

Brakes and Traction Control (14%)

Suspension and Steering (3%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (28%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (9%)

Other (6%)

Chart based on 104 repairs.
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2010 Toyota Corolla repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (5%)

$500 - $999 (17%)

$100 - $499 (59%)

< $100 (20%)

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.
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2010 Toyota Corolla

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Toyota Corolla in Georgia, United States
Mar 2012 - Mar 2013
Aug 2012

65300 mi
car would accelerate. brakes have always been a problem. 
Toyota Corolla in Quebec, Canada
Dec 2014 - Sep 2015
Aug 2015

75220 mi

C $400
AC condenser leaking (replaced) 
Toyota Corolla in Arkansas, United States
Oct 2015 - Jun 2016
Feb 2016

144300 mi

US $300
Timing chain tensioner o-ring leaking and spark plugs replaced. Replaced both. 

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2010 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

132-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Toyota Corolla in North Carolina, United States
Nov 2009 - Sep 2014
Sep 2013

124000 mi

US $320
Water pump locked up. Had to replace the water pump, pulley and serpentine belt. 
Jul 2014

147300 mi

US $325
Replaced water pump 
Toyota Corolla in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2014 - Dec 2016
Sep 2014

104160 mi

C $300
Routine maintenance. Brakes hadn't been done until now. 
Mar 2016

150040 mi

C $300
Shifter linkages loose due to rubber gaskets wearing. Replaced with brass gaskets. Problem manifested as difficult gear changes. Manjual transmission Exhaust system. A flexible joint between exhaust and engine was worn causing noise particularly at start up 
Dec 2016

150040 mi

C $60
Brakes adjusted 
Toyota Corolla in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2014 - Jun 2015
Sep 2014

140120 mi

C $96
Battery was becoming weak and needed to be replaced before winter. 
Toyota Corolla in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2009 - Dec 2016
Oct 2012

24980 mi

C $525
Front pads and rotors, rear cleaned. 
Jul 2014

40300 mi

C $160
Wheel nuts needed replacing. These nuts had lost all of their crome plating, but I thought that was just a cheap plating job. Toyota claims that wheel nuts should not be reused.  
Sep 2014

44640 mi

C $550
Reground the rotars and removed rust 
Dec 2016

75020 mi

C $1100
Water Pump replaced. Heat shields on bottom of car were attached once more. 
Toyota Corolla in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2010 - Jan 2017
Oct 2015

52000 mi

US $10
Exhaust shields coming loose - rusted through where they attach. Fixed with a fender washer and nut. 
Toyota Corolla in Quebec, Canada
Sep 2009 - Dec 2016
Apr 2014

47740 mi

C $905
Front brakes replaced pads; cleaned 
Mar 2015

50220 mi

C $300
Rattling under passenger side rear door. 

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2010 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

132-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Toyota Corolla in New York, United States
Dec 2012 - Jan 2017
Jun 2015

56000 mi
2 warning lights for ABS and traction have been coming on, plus the check engine light has been coming on. Lights went off after 3 normal starts, then came back on two weeks later and went off on their own. Dealer could not find an issue. 
Toyota Corolla in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2010 - Jun 2016
Jul 2015

84940 mi

C $35
Loose covering on catalytic converter 
Toyota Corolla in Quebec, Canada
Aug 2013 - Dec 2016
Aug 2015

65900 mi
ABS kicking in on rough roads 
Toyota Corolla in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2009 - Dec 2016
Apr 2015

43380 mi
Badly rusted rotors, especially on the inside and worn out brake pads, especially where contacting the rust (front brakes) 
Toyota Corolla in New Hampshire, United States
Jun 2014 - Dec 2016
Jun 2015

102000 mi

US $300
Oxygen Sensor just before the catalytic converter stopped working and needed to be replaced. 
Toyota Corolla in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2014 - Jan 2017
Nov 2014

55180 mi
air baffle under engine was starting to come loose, they replaced some plastic clips 
Feb 2015

58678 mi
Engine made scraping sound on cold start. replaced camshaft timing gear. vehicle still under warranty 
Mar 2015

58280 mi
Grinding sound on cold start. Starter motor not disengaging, starter was replaced. 
Jan 2017

81840 mi

C $40
A heat shield came loose on the exhaust. The mechanic added some washers to the bolts to hold it in place. 
Toyota Corolla in California, United States
Feb 2013 - Dec 2016
Mar 2015

88000 mi

US $360
Leaking drive axle boot Lump in driver seat cushion. 
Nov 2015

107700 mi
Brief engine knock on startup, when warm or hot. Leak from drive axle boot Vibration felt in steering wheel at all speeds. 
Dec 2016

132000 mi

US $400
Weak trunk lid springs, causing lid to self-close and strike us. Only learned of a secret warranty extension. Now they're asking us to pay $250. Passenger seat bolster foam has a lump. The foam was replaced in the bolster. 
Toyota Corolla in Ohio, United States
May 2014 - Mar 2016
Sep 2015

58000 mi
small leak at crankshaft seal. 
Toyota Corolla in Illinois, United States
Nov 2009 - Jan 2012
Apr 2011

22700 mi
I can smell coolant when the vehicle is driven for long periods. The coolant system does not retain pressure even after being driven for extended times. Dealer pressurized system and claimed no leaks 
Toyota Corolla in Washington, United States
Feb 2012 - Dec 2016
May 2012

30000 mi

US $26
New DRL bulb 
Feb 2016

92000 mi
Trunk lid torsion bars replaced (weak) 
Toyota Corolla in California, United States
Dec 2015 - Jan 2017
Apr 2016

44300 mi

US $375
Replaced at Toyota dealer 
Toyota Corolla in California, United States
Jun 2013 - Jan 2015
Feb 2013

38000 mi
Alternator replacement 
Toyota Corolla in Colorado, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2016
May 2011

18000 mi
mechanic discovered oil leaking from front of engine. 
Jun 2011

19000 mi
Gasket was bad on timing chain cover. Small amount of oil leaked as a result.  
May 2014

58000 mi
Timing chain cover and gasket replaced due to oil leak. 
Jul 2014

60000 mi
Leak on Timing Chain cover. O-ring was replaced. Previous dealer didnt fully repair it. 
Toyota Corolla in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2012 - Mar 2016
Feb 2016

77500 mi

C $985
car lost power when driving on the highway and had to be towed back to the dealership. see previous - car lost power and dealership replaced battery ( to run diagnostics as they said the battery was defective). Then informed the alternator was bad and had to be replaced as well. 
Toyota Corolla in Texas, United States
Dec 2012 - Jul 2016
Aug 2015

71700 mi

US $400
The front disc on the car were repaired. 
Toyota Corolla in Georgia, United States
Mar 2011 - Dec 2013
Jun 2011

3000 mi
Bluetooth activation button was not working properly. New part ordered and system successfully replaced. 
Toyota Corolla in Florida, United States
Mar 2011 - Dec 2013
Oct 2012

39000 mi

US $150
Battery died with No warning, fine the night before (no hard starts, no indicators). Next morning dead, even after a jumping the battery to start the car, the battery would not charge. 
Toyota Corolla in Washington, United States
Dec 2012 - Dec 2016
Dec 2014

65000 mi

US $250
Failed power door actuator replaced (not LF) 
Feb 2015

67000 mi

US $120
Replaced failed LF power door actuator 
Toyota Corolla in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2012 - Jul 2013
May 2013

59080 mi

C $1000
AC stopped working 
Jul 2013

59520 mi
AC not working 
Toyota Corolla in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2013 - Jan 2014
Jan 2014

49600 mi

C $150
Replace battery 
Toyota Corolla in Alberta, Canada
Dec 2011 - Dec 2016
Dec 2013

19220 mi
There was a clicking noise when turning the steering wheel coming from the steering column. Took it to the dealer and the steering column was replaced under warranty. This is apparently a fairly common issue with 2009/2010 models. 
Toyota Corolla in British Columbia, Canada
Apr 2011 - Dec 2016
Jun 2013

11160 mi

C $25
Audio speaker drivers side door not seated properly. Removed part and installed again. Also, silencing strips on both sides of dash were visible. These were moved into proper position so they cannot be seen. 
Toyota Corolla in Kentucky, United States
Aug 2011 - Dec 2016
Dec 2011

43000 mi
Timing belt squealing on cold start. 
Feb 2015

104172 mi

US $168
Replaced cracked, worn serpentine belt 
Sep 2015

115000 mi

US $127
Battery was critically low and needed replacing. 
Dec 2016

135000 mi

US $289
Experienced and uneven, whirring noise while driving. Mechanic replaced left wheel bearing. Charged for wheel bearing and wheel bearing assembly. 
Toyota Corolla in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2010 - Mar 2013
Mar 2013

56420 mi

C $400
Oxygen sensor malfunction caused engine warning light. New sensor needed. 
Toyota Corolla in Arizona, United States
Aug 2010 - Dec 2016
Feb 2013

44300 mi

US $322
replace starter 
Jul 2015

70000 mi

US $500
replaced cv axle shafts; had been monitoring since boots had been leaking for some time - wanted to repair before failure 
Sep 2016

82000 mi

US $250
replaced alternator; repaired engine ground strap 
Toyota Corolla in Maryland, United States
Nov 2014 - Dec 2016
Dec 2014

116000 mi
Extended warranty service for weak trunk torsion bar spring. No cost to owner. 
Toyota Corolla in Illinois, United States
Jun 2013 - Dec 2016
Mar 2014

62000 mi
Engine made a grinding noise shortly after being started. Starter was not disengaging properly. Replaced starter. 
Jul 2014

77000 mi

US $403
Lights would flicker when the car was running. Alternator replaced. Lights would flicker when the car was running. First dealer replaced the alternator. Did not fix problem. 3 days later, the car would not start - obvious electrical/relay noises. Had to be towed - 2nd dealer found broken ground wire. 
Mar 2015

98000 mi
Main seal oil leak. Per dealer, I am suspicious of this finding. Warranty paid for part and labor. They charged for 6 hours labor, but only had the car for 4. Shop reported left front axle seal leaking. Replaced under warranty. 
Feb 2016

125700 mi
Noise from driver's power window. Replaced motor and regulator under warranty. 
Mar 2016

129000 mi
Radio quit working. Would not power on. Oil leak from timing chain tensioner gasket. Replaced timing chain tensioner and the gasket. 
Sep 2016

150000 mi

US $20
Air conditioner not blowing cold. Hooked up a manifold set and added approximately 1 pound of Freon and dye. Will reevaluate later. 
Toyota Corolla in Ohio, United States
Mar 2011 - Sep 2012
Aug 2011

11000 mi

US $14
The trunk wouldn't latch securely and then wouldn't open via any method other than the remote keyless entry remote once you did get it to latch. The dealer had to remove the self-centering trunk latch bolts and replace with standard bolts. 
Toyota Corolla in Massachusetts, United States
Sep 2013 - Jun 2015
Aug 2014

60000 mi
Heat shield loose 
Toyota Corolla in Massachusetts, United States
Sep 2011 - Nov 2013
Oct 2011

25000 mi
The molding on the driver's side was loose and needed to be replaced. The panel between the doors on the driver's side was misaligned and a clip needed to be replaced to secure it. 
Jun 2013

52000 mi

US $80
Noticed brakes were squealing. Mechanic says it's okay for now. Pads will need to be replaced after another 10K miles. He rotated tires. 
Nov 2013

57000 mi
Brakes were completely rusted. Both pads and rotors needed to be replaced. Mechanic recommended a car wash at least once a month, especially underneath. 
Toyota Corolla in British Columbia, Canada
Nov 2010 - Apr 2015
Mar 2010

875 mi
Checked for squeak coming from rear passenger side and rattles coming from behind radio and sunroof. Added foam behind radio and lubricated sunroof. Could not locate source of squeak in rear. Road test for squeak in rear passenger area. Unlike previous technician, this one heard squeak and attempted to locate squeak. Tech removed spare and styrofoam containing tools from trunk and re-seated them. Did not fix squeak. 
May 2010

3357 mi
Squeak from rear passenger side becoming worse. New technician takes for test ride and is able to locate the sound coming from rear seat fold-down latch that needed to be lubricated. Problem finally fixed. 
Apr 2011

13640 mi
Car had hard time starting & check engine light lit along with VSC light flashing. Dealer had to flash computer. 
Mar 2012

24800 mi
Engine leaking oil. Dealer did not fix because they need to order parts and book at least a day's time to fix. Appointment has been made to take car in. 
Jul 2012

28500 mi
Timing chain cover was leaking. Parts replaced. 
Sep 2012

29760 mi
Car had a difficult time starting. Technician performed test and discovered battery was defective. Battery replaced under warranty. 
Dec 2012

34720 mi

C $600
Brake pads needed to be replaced. Dealer said rotors could not be machined, so rotors were replaced too. 
May 2014

52700 mi
TCL light on, check engine light on & VSC light flashing. Car hesitated when accelerating & would intermittently make a grinding noise when starting. Computer flashed & part in ignition system replaced. Grind not fixed, tech did not hear it. 
Jun 2014

54560 mi
Engine makes grinding noise when started from a cold start. 
Sep 2014

57660 mi
Brief engine grinding and knock at cold start up. Recorded noise for technicians and they were able to determine problem with R & R Camshaft Timing Gear Assembly. Gear Assembly replaced. 
Oct 2014

58660 mi
Chk engine light lit with Traction-Control-Off light on & VSC flashing. 3rd/4th time this has occured. Told it was charcoal canister & they cleaned it as best they could. Have extended warranty, but told new one not covered. Will fail again. 
Dec 2014

60760 mi
Charcoal canister wet and causing check engine light to come on, which automatically disables traction control and stability control systems. Dealer agreed to cover under extended warranty after initially denying. 
Toyota Corolla in Maryland, United States
Dec 2013 - Jun 2015
Feb 2014

56000 mi

US $872
Heater blower motor went bad, had to completely replace it. check engine light came on with code PO138(oxygen sensor) they replaced twice and then had to call Toyota cause eng light kept coming back on, then replaced air fuel sensor also because they were both bad. 
Toyota Corolla in Texas, United States
Jan 2013 - Oct 2015
Jan 2014

41000 mi
Radio shortened out. Was able to replace under pre-owned warranty. 
Jun 2014

49000 mi
Was told the belt was causing an oil SEEP. No parts have been replaced as of yet due to warranty specifically stating "LEAK" and not a seep. 
Jun 2015

71000 mi

US $600
Had to replace the alternator. Nothing really since this is just standard maint. I suppose? 

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2010 Toyota Corolla 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Toyota Corolla in Washington, United States
Dec 2013 - Oct 2016
Apr 2015

88300 mi
Battery was low enough to preven the car from starting 

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2009.5 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

132-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Toyota Corolla in Guatemala
Mar 2010 - Jul 2014
Feb 2012

22940 mi

Battery change 

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