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Toyota Corolla Suspension Problems and Repair Histories

1355 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Toyota Corolla. 156 of these members (11.5%) have reported suspension and steering repairs for their car. A total of 101 suspension and steering repairs to Toyota Corollas--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

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

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

Don't infer 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 Toyota Corolla repairs by problem area

42% of the Toyota Corolla repairs were to the engine, 6% to the transmission, 13% to the brakes, 13% to the suspension, 15% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 6% to the body and trim, and 5% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 770 repairs.

Toyota Corolla suspension and steering repair cost distribution

Of the Toyota Corolla suspension and steering repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 14% cost less than $100, 53% between $100 and $499, 16% between $500 and $999, 11% between $1000 and $2499, and 7% more than $2500.

Chart based on 120 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 Toyota Corolla Suspension and Steering problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2009 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

132-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Toyota Corolla in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2009 102000    
103000 0 Faulty stabilizer bar end links both front and rear; replacement is required, and parts were ordered. 
105000 150 Faulty stabilizer bar end links were successfully replaced with new items. Problem resolved. 
 
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. 
 

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2007 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

126-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Toyota Corolla in Quebec, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2007 4340    
4940 0 power steering pump due to some sort of engine whining 
42780  

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2006 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

126-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Toyota Corolla in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2007 33000    
35000 0 An ongoing problem. They replaced all parts in the rear suspension that they possibly could. Lemon Law Complaint started. Toyota settled out of court for $2,000... This after spending Mucho $$$ to try to fix it. We are still driving the car. 
35000 0 The car is now history. It was traded in and is now someone else's problem. We received our check from Toyota and kissed it good bye. Never figured out what the cause of the problem was. 
Toyota Corolla in North Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 18000    
19000 201 At 19,700 miles rear wheels had alignment issues. Both rear wheels needed shims to correct the alignment. After a lot of efforts by myself the Toyota company agreed to pay for the parts (shims) and labor. I paid for alignment. No other problem so far. 
69000  

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2003 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

130-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Toyota Corolla in British Columbia, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2009 114700    
117180 480 Front strut mount bearing replaced - did the strut as well. 
 

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2001 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

125-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Toyota Corolla in Saskatchewan, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2008 62620    
65720 1500 Replacement of worn regular shocks and struts with heavy duty, lifetime-warrantied ones, partly due to regular commuting at very cold temperatures (down to -40C) on ice rutted roads with heavy passenger loads. 
91140  

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2001 Toyota Corolla 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Toyota Corolla in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2008 88000    
91000 489 Power steering pump replaced along with belt. 
110000 732 Also asked to perform state inspection, found tie rod ends needed replacement which also necessitated a front end alignment. 
135000 450 Bearing noise coming from engine compartment. Power steering pump and drive belt tensioner needed to be replaced. First shop wanted $750, Toyota dealer wanted $1240, local vocational school did the work for $450 
157000  
Toyota Corolla in British Columbia, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2007 60760    
65100 350 Passenger front wheel bearings worn- R&R'd @ shop 
 

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