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2010 Toyota Corolla repairs by problem area

Engine (36%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (4%)

Brakes and Traction Control (16%)

Suspension and Steering (1%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (28%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (10%)

Other (5%)

Chart based on 81 repairs.

2010 Toyota Corolla repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (4%)

$500 - $999 (19%)

$100 - $499 (54%)

< $100 (23%)

Chart based on 26 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 4dr Sedan

132-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Toyota Corolla in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2009 - Sep 2015
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 

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2010 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

132-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Toyota Corolla in Kentucky, United States
Aug 2011 - Sep 2015
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. 
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 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 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 Colorado, United States
Nov 2009 - Sep 2015
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 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 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 British Columbia, Canada
Nov 2010 - Mar 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. 

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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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2010 Toyota Corolla Repair Histories

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