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Toyota Corolla Transmission Problems and Repair Histories

1354 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Toyota Corolla. 119 of these members (8.8%) have reported transmission and drivetrain repairs for their car. A total of 46 transmission and drivetrain repairs to Toyota Corollas--an average of 0 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, 16% 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 transmission and drivetrain repair cost distribution

Of the Toyota Corolla transmission and drivetrain repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 18% cost less than $100, 47% between $100 and $499, 11% between $500 and $999, 15% between $1000 and $2499, and 9% more than $2500.

Chart based on 88 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 Transmission and Drivetrain 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 Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2009 13000    
49000 0 Automatic Transmission made high pitch whine. Dealer said that it was an internal failure and replaced it under the power train warranty. Also gave me a free rental on a Camry for the day. 
 

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2006 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

126-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Toyota Corolla in British Columbia, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2007 101680    
135160 800 Clutch release bearing went out and it had to be replaced. 
137640 1900 Transmission had to be replaced due to bearing wear. There was no problem with the clutch release bearing but the shop didn't know that till the car was put back together. I went with a very low mile used transmission because a new one was to much money. 
309380 2000 5 speed tranny had to be replaced for the second time in 500,000 km's. It seems to be a common problem for the 5 speeds. 
 

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2005 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

130-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Toyota Corolla in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2009 113000    
123000 300 Transmission coolant line. 
 
Toyota Corolla in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 43000    
64000 1800 transmission mods or valves 
155000  

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2003 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

130-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Toyota Corolla in South Dakota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2009 108000    
113000 230 Replace Transaxle seal 
156000  
Toyota Corolla in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2008 143000    
180000 3000 Car was driven to store and then wouldn't go into reverse. It was towed to a shop. It was the original clutch so that was repaired. After repair it still wouldn't go into reverse and was not running correctly. It was diagnosed with transmission trouble. A used transmissions was ordered and should be delivered next week. It will be installed and hopefully the problem will be over. I called Toyota and reported the problem in case they ever decide there is a problem.Manual transmissions seldom go bad. 
229000  

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2003 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

130-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Toyota Corolla in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2008 62000    
75000 406 Transmission gasket leaking. 
100000  
Toyota Corolla in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
5000 Dealership stated my transmission was failing and needed to be replaced. 
 
Toyota Corolla in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2009 56000    
45000 2400 problems with the car starting and stopping with foot off gas pedal. The car died in the middle of the intersection. 
 

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1995 Toyota Corolla 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

Toyota Corolla in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2009 143000    
145000 1150 Transmission slipping in 4th and 5th gears. Could not properly accelerate in 4th or 5th gear. Sometimes difficult to shift. 
169000 150 Clutch master cylinder leaking, replaced 
172000  

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