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Toyota Corolla repairs by problem area

Engine (45%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (13%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (19%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (7%)

Other (5%)

Chart based on 1241 repairs.
See TSBs and recalls for the Toyota Corolla.

Toyota Corolla engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (6%)

$500 - $999 (14%)

$100 - $499 (39%)

< $100 (40%)

Chart based on 425 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2014 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

140-horsepower 1.8L I4 7-speed shiftable CVT FWD

13000 mi Check engine light on, disabling the cruise control. Rocker arm had misaligned itself causing the cam to be out of place. 

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2013 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

132-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

23700 mi Knocking noise coming from the engine at low idle once engine is warmed. Cause not found. Was told to bring back if it got worse. 
61800 mi

US $75
Heat shield below engine was partly loose and caused rattle. 
20460 mi Dealer said it needed new fuel injectors because it was not starting at the very first turn of the key. It hesitated often. 

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2011 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

132-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

35640 mi Fluctuation in the RPM in the N mode and going below 600rpm in case of operation 0f the FAN 
24700 mi Ticking sound under acceleration. Dealer replaced both VVT cam gears. Problem fixed. 
Computer recalibrated to correct slight engine surging while driving. 
1200 mi Odd transmission shifting (possibly fuel cutoff). Hardly noticeable but found TSB that described the issue perfectly, asked to have it applied. 
10700 mi

US $203
Three attempts made to start car, engine turned over but would not start. Shop ran diagnostic and did not find a problem. Cleaned fuel system. 

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2010 Toyota Corolla

Engine not specified

143600 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

124000 mi

US $320
Water pump locked up. Had to replace the water pump, pulley and serpentine belt. 
146200 mi

US $325
Replaced water pump 
75020 mi

C $1100
Water Pump replaced. Heat shields on bottom of car were attached once more. 
150040 mi

C $300
Exhaust system. A flexible joint between exhaust and engine was worn causing noise particularly at start up 
51500 mi

US $10
Exhaust shields coming loose - rusted through where they attach. Fixed with a fender washer and nut. 
220000 mi

US $10
muffler clamp broke 

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2010 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

132-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

13640 mi Car had hard time starting & check engine light lit along with VSC light flashing. Dealer had to flash computer. Car had hard time starting & check engine light lit along with VSC light flashing. Dealer had to flash computer. 
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. 
28200 mi Timing chain cover was leaking. Parts replaced. 
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. 
54560 mi Engine makes grinding noise when started from a cold start. 
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. 
58160 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. 
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. 
102000 mi

US $300
Oxygen Sensor just before the catalytic converter stopped working and needed to be replaced. 
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. 
84940 mi

C $35
Loose covering on catalytic converter 
58000 mi small leak at crankshaft seal. 
107000 mi Brief engine knock on startup, when warm or hot. 
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. 
129000 mi Oil leak from timing chain tensioner gasket. Replaced timing chain tensioner and the gasket. 
60000 mi Heat shield loose 
56420 mi

C $400
Oxygen sensor malfunction caused engine warning light. New sensor needed. 
21800 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 
57000 mi

US $486
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. 
18000 mi mechanic discovered oil leaking from front of engine. 
19000 mi Gasket was bad on timing chain cover. Small amount of oil leaked as a result.  
57700 mi Timing chain cover and gasket replaced due to oil leak. 
59500 mi Leak on Timing Chain cover. O-ring was replaced. Previous dealer didnt fully repair it. 
43000 mi Timing belt squealing on cold start. 
103600 mi

US $168
Serpentine belt replacement 
141000 mi plastic cap for oil filter had been stripped--needed to be replaced 
71000.0 mi

US $95
Had the heat shield tightened and missing bolts replaced. 
57040 mi Engine made scraping sound on cold start. replaced camshaft timing gear.  
61440 mi

C $40
A heat shield came loose on the exhaust. The mechanic added some washers to the bolts to hold it in place. 

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2009 Toyota Corolla

Engine not specified

19840 mi

$500
Problem with the accessories V Belt and Tensor 

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2009 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

158-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

8000.0 mi Diagnostic test and road test performed. Throttle surged up and down in icy road conditions. Problem could not be traced or repeated. 
28000 mi Exhaust shield broke 
50000 mi

US $1200
Clutch replaced 

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2009 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

132-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

37000 mi Ck Engine Light came on. Smelled H2S at tailpipe. Dealer updated computer. I have noticed no change in performance. First and only problem in 37k of highway commuting. Getting 38 mpg highway 
35000 mi Engine rattles on warm restarts after being driven and sitting for about an hour. Dealer could not reproduce. 
39100 mi Rattle on warm engine startup. 
38000 mi Appealed diagnosis of engine noise to regional office and they ordered a repair. Parts ordered, but no follow-up from dealer. 
47800 mi Replaced camshaft gear assembly under a manufacturer TSB. Intermittent engine knock/rattle on warm starts continues. 

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2009 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

132-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

35960 mi

C $830
Replace leaking water pump 
43300 mi

US $90
Water pump failure. 
61380 mi

$100
changed motor mount 
103000 mi

US $90
Replaced water pump when I noticed the pulley sounding loud. Coolant crusted inside the pulley wheel as well. 
111600 mi

US $275
Awful rattling noise at startup when cold, had to replace intake cam phasing gear with new model. Aftermarket part didn't work, must buy brand name Toyota part 13050-0T050. Also replaced valve cover, VVT, and timing chain tensioner gaskets. 
151000 mi

US $560
Timing gear making grinding noise on cold start-up. Removed and replaced the timing gear per service bulletin. 
61000 mi would not start. towed to dealer for required computer repair 
Recommended: replace valve cover gasket and tube seals, replace timing tensioner O-ring, replace spark plugs and ignition wires. 
53000 mi

US $300
water pump failure 
52700 mi

C $100
Replaced noisy water pump with new updated design. 
65000 mi

US $120
Replaced leaking water pump. 
38440 mi  
64400 mi

US $674
Cooling system; water pump leaking; replaced with recommended Toyota upgraded water pump; system flush/coolant replacement 
63860 mi A short but loud squeel everytime I started my car. Sounded like a drive belt. After many attempts over more than a year to identify the problem it was finally figured out that it was the timing belt and pulleys that needed changing. It is fixed now... 
108700 mi

US $400
water pump completely broke down 
52700 mi

US $144
Loud noise from sepentine belt area (passenger side of engine). Had dealer identify the cause as a defective water pump. I purchased an OEM water pump on line and replaced it myself. 
94800 mi Weird cranking, grinding noise at start, T-SB-0087-09. Replaced camshaft timing gear assembly. 
50000 mi Brief Engine Knock/Rattle Noise at Cold Startup. T-SB-007-09. 2009 Toyota Corolla made horrible noise when started. Dealer replaced the camshaft timing gear and associated gaskets. 
54800 mi When idling in drive, the RPM's drop from a normal level at about 900 down to 600 and then back up again, independent of the a/c being on or off. Car shake when its at 600 RPM. Dealer "Cleaned the injectors" but it did not help. 
82000 mi Still had uneven idle and terrible noise when first starte when sold. 
10000 mi When coming to a stop in cool/cold weather, car shudders/idles rough. Has not stalled. 
16000 mi 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." 
6820 mi The engine was noisy at start up when cold for a few seconds, kind of grinding noise, there is a TSB related to that problem, they replaced the variable valve timing drive pinion 
61380 mi water pump leaking 
18000.0 mi Engine burning 1 quart of oil very 2000 miles. Toyotas fix is reprogramming computer to change timing. Now engine has less power, lower gas mileage and still burns oil. 
36300 mi Engine uses over a quart of oil between oil changes even after reprogramming which caused fuel mileage and power to decrease. Engine shakes violently and has loud metal on metal noise when started after two to three days without running. Also has loud tappet noise when started after idle for two or more hours. 
12000.0 mi Coolant leak around the radiator cap 
12000.0 mi Water Pump Leaks sometimes it won't start. ECU reflashed 
13000 mi Car can't start. Reflashed ECU again 
87000 mi Check engine light went on for vapor recovery system. Couldn't afford to repair, however, found out it was covered by recall. 
38440 mi Pink Rad fluid sprayed around engine bay, Dealer replaced water pump under warranty 
22320 mi replaced computer 
27280 mi

C $79
The oil filter cap assembly ( plastic!) had welded itself to the aluminum housing and had to be broken to remove. Toyota dealer service mgr.admitted this is not an unusual problem due to proximity of the cap to heat from the engine. 
81000 mi

US $390
The water pump went bad. It was replaced with a new water pump. 
173200 mi

US $900
Problem: Alternator went bad (repaired same trip). Resolution: Serpentine belt replaced. 
184000 mi

US $332
Check engine light went on, checked my AAA SmartTrek email notification for immediate replacement of: P0352 - Ignition Coil "B" Primary Control Circuit/Open 
164300 mi

US $884
Check engine light went on & my AAA SmartTrek emailed the diagnosis for 1 coil replacement. I replaced the remaining 2 coils @ same time as a preventive measure. 
201000 mi

US $2032
The exhaust sheared completely off (rust) at the muffler. Had to replace entire exhaust piece from catalytic converter to tailpipe. 
48000 mi water pump had a small leak 
90000 mi valve cover gasket leaking. Repaired under Toyota extened warranry. Repair would have been $900 
138500 mi

US $90
Timing chain tensioner slight oil leak--replaced seal. 
206000 mi problem discovered during smog test. cracked manifold replaced. 
206000 mi replaced O2 sensor that is located by the exhaust. 
Exhaust shield rattle. Dealer repaired under warranty in about half an hour. 
52000.0 mi

US $750
Timing chain gear replaced by dealer after Toyota accepted responsibility for faulty parts. This was part of a service bulletin issued by Toyota. Repaired for free outside of warranty because of car's low mileage when problems began. 
76000 mi

US $40
Hard to start, engine would turn over but not fire. Eventually started. Took to shop where they checked for codes. Code for throttle position sensor led them to check the throttle body, which was carbon-fouled. Throttle body was cleaned. 

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2009 Toyota Corolla 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

71000 mi

US $600
replace water pump 
135000 mi

US $365
ignition. car would not start. 

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2008 Toyota Corolla

Engine not specified

50000 mi Idler Pull and belt fail. This failed again at 50K miles but was not covered this time. Car now sold 

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2008 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

126-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

29000.0 mi Dealer replaced entire gas tank and fuel pump assembly 
111300 mi

US $260
Replaced serpentine belt 
50220 mi

A $180
Number 2 ignition coil failed 
44020 mi Intake Manifold gasket replaced (still under warranty) 
66960 mi Water pump failled. Replaces with new one. 
67160 mi The gas tank shield got dismounted making a loud banging noise under the car. Fixed with new screw -pretty easy procedure but need to go under the car very uncomfortable without proper lifting. 
66500 mi

US $5282
Engine threw a rod at 66,130 while on freeway. Vehicle had been maintained by Toyota specifications. A 2 inch X 3 inch hole was knocked out of the engine block. 
102300 mi

C $200
Oil leaking on the front side of the panel. Dealer replaced an oil seal and the front panel of the oil carter. Problem fixed. Dealer also put new oil as part of the process. This car is a frickin' rock.. 
140000 mi

US $700
2 bad coils replaced, fuel system cleaned. 
172000 mi

US $300
Replace serenting drive belt and battery. 

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2008 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

126-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

57000 mi Blown head gasket. Don't know if top or bottom. Traded into dealer as is and bought new car. 
37200 mi Spring or bolt from the heatshield under the gas tank fell off causing the heatshield to land on the muffler tubes 
49000 mi noise under engine/ transmission engine moves/twitchwhen putting in reverse or on gear 
68000 mi

US $80
radiator leak 
68000 mi Common repair for 2003-2008 Corollas. Replace Computer which fixed rough idling and poor auto. shifting. 
80200 mi

US $450
Replaced exhaust manifold 
137400 mi

US $600
Cracked exhaust manifold 
104000 mi

US $987
Also oil leaking. 
47740 mi

C $1000
The car kept shutting off on me when I would brake or slow down. They said it was the computer that needed to be replaced. 
66960 mi

C $145
Replace intake manifold gasket 
137000 mi

US $40
Valve cover gasket had a minor leak. I replaced it myself. 
117000 mi

US $59
Canister that collects gasoline vapors from the fuel system is plugged. Causes check engine lite to come on. Throws off engine computer control emissions system. 
124200 mi

US $390
Currently have check engine light on fuel tank emission control system. Analyzed at garage repairing the steering link. Have not repaired it yet. Cost over $500 for emission problem solution. 
129000 mi

US $43
Never fixed emission control system. 
122200 mi

US $289
Oil pan gasket needed to be replace. Mechanic said much better to replace whole pan. 
175000 mi

US $130
Exhaust manifold gasket needed to be replaced. 
196000 mi

US $47
Check engine came on, had it reset and light hasn't returned yet. 
66960 mi waterpump and belt tensioner replaced 
62000 mi

US $250
Replace serpentine belt idler. Well-known Corolla problem. Timing belt tensioner leaking oil. Well-known Corolla problem. 
69000 mi

US $100
Gas tank heat shield mount point broke, very loud rattle. Known Corolla design defect, subject of a Tech Service Bulletin 

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2007 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 124hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed manual FWD

96720 mi Exhaust heat shield came loose, metal sheared off around the nut holding it up, metal fatigue. Re-attached using a large washer. 

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2007 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

126-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

81000 mi

US $50
We started having an issue with cold starts (below 0° F), engine would start, then after 20 seconds or so would start misfiring, then quit. No engine codes/light etc. found out it was the intake manifold gasket. $7 part and around an hour. The car had been making a slight chirping sound from the belts when humid, started when about 1 year old. Replaced belt, tensioner arm/pulley, didn't help, replaced water pump and the sound went away briefly but now worse. Pump had a wobble. 
62000 mi

US $140
Belt tensioner 
29000 mi Engine control module defective and replaced by the dealer. 

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2007 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

126-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

134000 mi

US $500
Engine hesitates and sometimes stalls when initially accelerating. Sometimes acceleration is not smooth. All maintenance has been done, possible the fuel pump assembly needs replacement because the filters are full 
59000 mi

US $650
leak in intake manifold gasket; 
64000 mi

US $56
Sudden banging noises, like a gorilla with bongos in gas tank. It was a loose rusty heat shield, which surrounds the gas tank on a corolla. The heat shield was reattached, and when it rots thru I plan to have it replaced. 
53920 mi

C $30
Heat shield came off from the back support. Shop says it's due to rust. They just removed the shield. 
47120 mi

﷼500
drive belt tensioner and drive belt premauture wear 
74400 mi

﷼200
Excessive engine vibration. Diagnosed and replaced engine front and rear mounts. 
115000 mi

US $200
The idler pulley bolt snapped off inside of the engine block. The shop was able to reverse the bolt out surprisingly easily preventing them from having to lift the engine up which would have cost me $$$. 
83400 mi

US $100
Serpentine belt needed to be replaced; it was "chirping." This is the third time I have had the belt replaced, although the tensioner has not been replaced. 
21589.0 mi Replaced faulty ECU 
95000 mi

US $200
Timing Chain Tensioner Gasket serpetine belt was cracked 
18000.0 mi air bag cover mis-aligned, rear seat belt latches installed in wrong place, passenger side A-piller panel mis-aligned, Oxygen sensor malfunctioned all warranty repairs 
40300 mi Check engine code P0031 (OXYGEN SENSOR HEATER CONTROL CIRCUIT LOW (BANK 1 SENSOR 1) 
45260 mi

C $113
I noticed a few drops of oil in my parkway. Oil was leeaking from a oil switch near the oil filter. Had to replace this switch by a mechanic. Since I was loosing oil, he changed oil & filter at the same time. 
59520 mi

C $20
One of the bolts on my Gas Tank Shield broke. I noticed it when my car has begun to rattle. 
46560 mi

C $63
Exhaust system rattle fixed. Bracket and heat shield were lose (car went over a large ice bump on road) and were fixed without any new parts. 
40300 mi oil leak in oil pan and oil seal 
54560 mi

C $200
water pump leaking 
78000 mi

US $912
Clogged charcoal canister was replaced.  Belt tensioner not operating correctly, belt slipping so some Accessories like ac, power steering not operating well 
112000 mi

US $175
Damper in drivebelt tensioner was leaking. Replaced drivebelt tensioner. Also drive/accessories belt was replaced as scheduled maintenance. 
138500 mi

US $200
Timing chain tensioner o-ring replaced. 
48980 mi Engine warning light came on and when I took it in to the Toyota service centre they said it was a fault with the engine management system and this was covered under a recall by Toyota no charge. 
58900 mi

C $50
Heat shield broke lose had to be resecured. 
90520 mi

C $500
Exhaust pipe replaced, serpentine belt replaced and car serviced. 
123500 mi

US $650
Oxygen sensor giving incorrect reading, replaced Intake manifold gasket replaced 
50000 mi Car's computer went bad-ecu. 
129000 mi

US $360
replaced intake manifold gasket 
161500 mi PROBLEM- tapping noise from rear bottom of car when going over bumps, bolt attaching heat shield to gas tank had rusted off; SOLUTION- replace gas tank strap 

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2007 Toyota Corolla 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

114700 mi

€50
Exhaust pipe came loose from Engine and needed to be reattached. 
155000 mi

€50
Idle too high in cold weather then drops to low when engine warms up. Mechanic tried to diagnose during regular svc, but can't find source of problem. 

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2007 Toyota Corolla

4-cylinder manual 2WD

22940 mi problem with ignition, takes very long or several attempts (up to three times) before igniting 

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2006 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

164-horsepower 1.8L I4 6-speed manual FWD

48000.0 mi Replaced belt. Under warranty and Toyota did it for free. 
55000.0 mi

US $15
Vaccum hose came off and had to be put back on. 
98000 mi

US $105
Check engine light came on. Took to Toyota Dealer and told that coil pack for engine came loose. Dealer said who ever serviced car last (Other toyota dealership) didn't tighten the engine cover which holds the coil pack in place. 
28980.0 mi

US $236
Timing belt pulley was bad and had to be replaced. Even though the pulley was on warranty, they charged me for a new timing belt and the labor to put it on. The reason for a new timing belt was BECAUSE of the pulley. Ridiculous!!! 
36000 mi Oil leak from behind the timing chain 

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2006 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

126-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

72000 mi water pump leak detected, water pump replaced 
108500 mi

C $550
Problem with radiator. 
36000 mi

US $50
Faulty serpentine belt tensioner. 
79300 mi

US $165
Replaced serpentine belt due to squealing noise. 19k miles since last replacement. 
36000 mi

US $260
Car developed a low frequency vibration noise. Dealer took apart dash and added insulation. Didn't work. They finally tracked it down to a bad motor mount. Replaced it per TSB EG027 06. 
37200 mi Water pump had started to leak a very little bit. Dealer changed it under warranty. Accessory belt was changed at my expense in the meantime. 
106020 mi

C $398
Check Engine light on. Oxygen Sensor #89465-02190 replaced. 
122400 mi

US $40
Replaced oxygen sensor 
164000.0 mi

US $400
Radiator was leaking. Had it replaced Oil and filter change. Serpentine belt and squeaking pulley replaced 
26000.0 mi Serpentine belt replaced under warranty. 
231000 mi

US $550
cracked manifold and cracked radiator 
53000 mi Water pump was leaking and replaced under warrantly. An independent mechanic identified the problem during preventative maintenance and recommended taking to dealer for warranty service. 
63000 mi code read very small leak. Reset check engine light. Check engine light came on a few days later. Back to shop. Leak tested. No leak detected. Identified Tech Bulleticn. Needs trip to dealer for warranty work. 
63000 mi

US $562
evap canister was leaking and required replacement. Not a warranty part. 
73000 mi

US $300
This is the third water pump for this car. Unbelievable. 
45880 mi

C $550
Replaced battery and exhaust pipe 
73160 mi

C $1000
Needed Exhaust Pipe replaced. 

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2006 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

126-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

53000 mi

US $63
Computer check egine light. 
94860 mi

C $50
Serpentine belt replacement; 3rd time in 3 years. 
102920 mi

C $139
Rattling noise coming from the engine compartment during vehicle operation caused by belt tensioner assembly. Technical Service Bulletin TSB EG021-07 (April 17 2007) documents issue of 2003-2007 model years, and would have been covered by 3 year warranty. Bought new belt tensioner assembly and replaced myself. 
37000 mi

US $92
Replace serpentine belt. It had cracks in it. 
47300 mi

US $101
Replaced the pulley that the serpentine belt goes on. Was previously told when I had the belt replaced I should get the pulley replaced fairly soon. 
48000 mi

US $20
A bracket on the heat shield by the exhaust system broke and the heat shield was rattling when the car was being drove. The mechanic just took the heat shield off. 
115000 mi

US $600
Muffler and center pipe 
79200 mi Check Engine light - code P0170 (running lean). Shop read/cleared code & tightened intake bellows, no charge. If light recurs, told to return and have intake manifold gasket replaced, but not urgently needed. 
80000 mi

US $270
Check engine light back on. Original air intake manifold gasket shrinks too much in cold weather, causing engine to run lean. Gasket replaced with newer version that does not shrink as much. 
19000 mi Engine computer completely shut down. Car would not run at all. Dealer replaced computer ECM no charge but had to wait 8 days for part. Free loaner was given. Part number 89661-02K21. FD Code po121,po606,po607 ecm open circuit. 
214000 mi small leak in manifold gasket 
8710.0 mi Oil leak on engine-Timing Chain Cover/tensioner-Reseal 
39000 mi ecu went down on highway. bad 
10000 mi Water pump leaking, discovered by dealer during battery replacement. 
59000 mi

US $150
ECU failed while driving. Had to pay for tow but Dealer replaced for free and provided a rental car for a week. 
59000 mi ECU failed while driving AGAIN! Toyota claimed it had never happened twice on same vehicle before... at least it was a free repair w/free loaner car. 
68000 mi ECU Failure - CEL Code P0606 
49000 mi ECU problem 
20000 mi Leaking water pump. PCM replaced with updated unit. TSB on record. 
41100 mi

US $175
replaced serpentine drive belt...squeaking badly !!! 
69872.0 mi

US $366
replaced serpentine drive belt and accessory belt tensioner 
48000 mi Automatic transmission shifting rough from 1st to 2nd gear. Dealer replaced computer. 
30000 mi The drive belt/tensioner squeaking after the car sits for several hours. Drive belt and Tensioner were replaced under factory warranty. The comments on invoice says "Tensioner leaking" and replaced per TSB. Driven >1000 miles after repair and is ok. 
42000.0 mi Noticed squealing from belt and went to the dealer thinking that the previous repair (tensioner and belt) were the culprit again. But it was the water pump leaking. Water pump and belt were replaced under warranty (5yrs/60k miles) for free. Noticed squealing from belt and went to the dealer thinking that the previous repair (tensioner and belt) were the culprit again. But it was the water pump leaking. Water pump and belt were replaced under warranty (5yrs/60k miles) for free. 
93000 mi

$300
Replaced the intake gasket, too old and sticky, was causing irregular throttle. 
93000 mi

$200
Had to change the ignition sparks prematurely due to bad fuel (I live in Brazil, here the government mixes 1/4 alcohol to 1L gasoline and still calls it gasoline) 
26000 mi failing water pump 
28000 mi Engine stalled while driving on highway at highway speed. Apparently problem was a computer failure.  
31000 mi check engine light came on. Transmission was shifting rough. Worked fine after sensor. 
59520 mi head gasket found leaking after routine maintenance. Dealer replaced under warranty. 
58000 mi

US $5
Leaking intake gasket. replaced gasket 
32860 mi Rock hit radiator and created a hole. Toyota front grill does not sufficiently cover the radiator from damage. Radiator replaced under 60k warranty. 
25000.0 mi Engine lost power while driving. Replaced ECM per TSB EG7035.4 (warranty). 
28000.0 mi Tensioner assembly and V-ribbed belt replaced to correct squeaking (TSB EG021-07)(warranty). 
70000 mi

US $420
Replaced belt tensioner assembly and drive belt 
238500 mi

US $200
Persistant noise from alternator area. Had self-replaced 225K mile alt with junkyard alt, new belt. Had shop replace with new alt for sanity and longevity. Noise traced to idler pulley bearings--planning engine swap, not worth fixing. 
135000 mi

US $1100
ECM replaced. Toyota knew the computers were bad and issued a TSB but no recall. Because I have high mileage, mine was out of warranty. They also charged $100 for software lease to reprogram computer. I'm no longer a Toyota fan. 
150000 mi

US $400
CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON, REPLACED 2 SENSORS, LIGHT STILL ON. MUST BRING BACK TO SHOP. 
166000 mi

US $105
Check engine light on. Showing lean condition. Intake obstruction was removed. Air filter replaced. 
67000 mi

US $200
Squeaking fan belt 
136400 mi

C $200
The exhaust manifold was replaced due to the original one seperated at the weld 

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2006 Toyota Corolla 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

16120 mi The ECU had to be replaced. 

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2005 Toyota Corolla

Engine not specified

79000 mi Solenoid emissions 

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2005 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

170-horsepower 1.8L I4 6-speed manual FWD

92980 mi

C $165
Replaced serpentine belt 
58000 mi

US $500
Cooling pump failure - plastic vanes of pump impeller failed. Mechanic recommended a thermostat replacement since an overheat had occurred. 
76000 mi

US $250
Check Engine Light. Was a bad O2 sensor. 
83000 mi

US $100
Bad thermostat replaced at 84,000 miles, first noticed at 83,000 miles with check engine light. Bad thermostat stuck open, drivibility unaffected. 
39000 mi Serpentine belt and tensioner replaced per a TSB 

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2005 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

130-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

171700 mi

US $1000
Worn out manual clutch. It was replaced. 
178000 mi

US $150
Replaced the oxygen sensor 
195300 mi

US $200
Replaced the oxygen sensors 
87000 mi

US $23
Intermittent PO456, Slow Evap Leak. Replaced Gas Cap. 
119000 mi

US $599
P2238, replace B1S1 sensor. 
121000 mi

US $246
Exhaust pipe sheared at rear flange (muffler). Installed resonator pipe kit. 
96500 mi

C $275
1. Resonator pipe separated from the muffler pipe. Required new resonator pipe. 2. Heat shield between exhaust and gas tank came loose. New bracket was installed. 
87000 mi

US $250
The check engine light came on the car was idling really rough. There was a recall on the ECM unit. They replaced that and cleaned the throttle body. 
114000 mi

US $300
Check engine light showed code P0171. I was told to replace oxygen sensor, which did no good, then I researched and found Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor was to blame. Replaced it, engine light off now. 
119000 mi

US $11
During cold weather (15 F) engine revved (hunted) @ startup. Check engine light on, code said "engine running lean). From internet research, replaced intake manifold gasket. $10 part, 1.5 hours labor. 
194000 mi

US $1175
Clutch had been slipping intermittently for about a year - mainly starting up steep grades. Recently started slipping in 2nd gear also. Took back to dealership for clutch replacement - about 24hour turnaround. 
218000 mi

US $125
Radiator had slow leak. Obtained Denso radiator off Amazon - very easy to remove and replace radiator. Replaced coolant at same time. 
80600.0 mi

US $22
Replace intake manifold gasket with a new one. Did it myself in under an hour. Old gasket was worn and caused a vacuum leak. 

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2005 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

130-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

93000 mi

US $100
The car squealed moderately loudly for about 10 minutes after first starting up the car in the mornings. The noise would go away for the rest of the day, but I went ahead and had the timing belt replaced. Now, no noise and no problem. 
101000 mi

US $120
Minor oil leak near engine; gasket replacement solved the issue. 
69000 mi

US $200
Replaced leaking water pump. 
110000 mi

US $300
Timing belt tensioner was "leaking", discovered at time of recall repair work, had it fixed 
115500 mi

US $350
Also had serpentine belt and tensioner pulley changed to fix a small oil leak. 
94100 mi

US $80
Squealing from the engine while driving, especially in the morning. The belt was wearing and needed replacement. 
120000 mi

US $1300
Catalytic converter rusted away causing loud noise when driving. 
72000 mi

US $225
Intake valve was replaced. Also ECM was discovered to be bad. This item was replaced for free under a recall. 
322000 mi

US $225
This year is known for the ignition needing to be replaced. Other than that everything on this vehicle is original and never needed repair. Power windows/locks, transmission, engine, everything but the battery and tires.Simply Amazing! 
101500 mi

US $540
Check engine light was coming on. Fuel System evaporative cannister was replaced 
122900 mi

US $274
Intake manifold replaced 
115000 mi

US $165
cracked and deteriorated serpentine belt 
28662 mi Reprogram computer (diffic. to start when warm). Change transmission cooler hose. 
43090 mi

C $350
Change belt tensionner 
149500 mi

US $923
Replace timing chain tensioner and O-Ring 
118000 mi

US $900
Had to replace the radiator (small hole in it).  Also, the valve cover gasket was leaking so that was replaced. The spark plugs were replaced. All of the motor mounts and transmission mounts needed to be changed, as well. 
105000 mi

US $930
Oil seals failed on engine, dripping oil onto timing belt. Timing belt, oil seals were replaced along with old radiator hose. 
74400 mi

C $120000
ECU bad, diagnose dunder warenty ECU replaced under warenty 
44000 mi The ecm went bad, could not drive it, had to be towed. 
56000 mi

US $127
mechanic noticed coolant hoses swelling and coolant not flowing properly. replaced upper and lower hoses. 
66700 mi

US $110
Motor mounts going bad. but not broken yet so mechanic could not replace. front and rear mounts. 
55400 mi

US $1150
Engine and tranny mounts no good. 
86000 mi

US $1600
timing chain tensioner exhaust from engine to cat converter 
87000 mi

US $300
belt tensr 
86800 mi

US $1500
cooling system - replaced water pump,thermostat,both hoses. yr 2013 and hoses in 2015' suspension - control arms bushing went bad with inner and outer tie rods. yr 2013. 
100000 mi

US $20
Check engine light for evaporative emissions purge....needed new gas cap 
98000 mi

US $498
Replace water pump, drain, flush, fill cooling system including heater core - serpentine belt, new plugs Small leak on pump - other items 100K PM. 
80600 mi

C $340
Broken middle part muffler. 
96400 mi

C $600
Engine light. Emission control system defective. 
85100 mi Brought the car in because of a warning light. A rubber gasket on the intake manifold was warn out or defective, requiring replacement of gasket. 
106000 mi

US $10
Replaced intake manifold gasket due to low idle condition, related to TSB.  
93000 mi

C $500
Remove and install new computer-major problem with Corollas 2000-2010 
133000 mi

US $400
Oil Pan Reseal 
102000 mi

US $422
Check engine signal was always lit. My mechanic put the car on a smoke machine and found that there was a leak in the EVAP valve. Toyota only allows you to replace the whole assembly, and not just the valve. 
265000.0 mi

US $1100
replaced leaking valve cover and oil pan gaskets 
112300 mi

US $50
spark plugs replacement 
87780 mi CEL on. MAF sensor had to be cleaned. 
111600 mi Went in for general checkup but the engine light was on for several weeks. Manifold 'donut' seal leaking.  Oil leaking from Crank or Torque, tranny side. Will live with it. Engine light on. Caused by Gas Cap defect. Gas Cap replaced. Pain: Costs 40$ to put the car on the computer to discover causes of Witness Lights. 
83000 mi

US $1475
Fuel pump failed on busy highway. Fuel pump replaced. Confidence in Toyota products greatly reduced. 
59000 mi Fuel pump died. The above doesn't seem to have a choice for fuel system issues and I dont know if it was electrical for mechanical. The dealer covered it for free under a "TSB" for issues with the Corolla fuel pumps. 
80500 mi

US $280
Code 0171...intake gasket was replaced...a TSB was released for it. 
90500 mi

US $400
Tensioner pulley replacement. 
98100 mi

US $350
Intake manifold gasket leak triggering check engine light. 
106000.0 mi

US $34
Error code P2716 - Pressure Control Solenoid, showed up due to bad ECM. This is a common problem with 2005-2007 Toyota Corollas TSB TC015-07. Replaced the part with a similar salvaged ECM from ebay for $26 + Toyota OBDII cable to program the VIN into the unit. Taking the risk that the problem will occur again. Otherwise, replacing it using with a new part as recommended by the service bulletin would have cost $600 - $800. 
30000 mi Intermittent squeaking. Problem has been seen in other Corollas. Replaced belt and idler. 3 weeks out of warranty, but Toyota authorized full coverage. 
47000 mi

US $500
canister evap system..svs valves 
64000 mi

US $1800
computer replaced 
198100 mi

US $400
Vacuum leak 

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2005 Toyota Corolla 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

37200 mi

R 300
Car was taken in for annual serivce. During this service it was discovered that the water pump needed replacing. The part was ordered but did not arrive the same day - it was then installed on the next day. 

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2004 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

130-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

63860 mi Initial problem was diagnosed as O2 sensor,it was replaced. Within 2 days, check engine light came on again-same fault-O2 sensor-taken back to shop. Further diagnostics revealed that intake manifold gasket was cracked. It was replaced, problem solved. 
63860 mi Check engine light-diagnosed as O2 sensor, replaced Dec 30/08. Check engine light came on again Jan 2/09-diagnosed as faulty O2 sensor again, but found that intake manifold gasket was cracked. All covered free due to extended warranty purchased in 2004 
75800 mi check engine light came on, took to dealer who ran codes indicating gas cap seal was not adequate (surface rust). Dealer cleaned sealing surface and problem has not recurred since. Suggested a new $35 part be installed at next service in January. 
121520 mi

C $50
Engine service light on but no problem. Light turned off by technician. Initial reason for trip was for regular maintenance and new tires. 
121700 mi

US $802
chain tensioner o ring 
92380 mi exhaust pipe broke at coupling 
92380 mi Replaced muffler. 
40300 mi water pump leaking, replaced under powertrain warranty 

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2004 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

130-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

174800 mi

C $130
Accessory belt tensioner wore out 
181040 mi

C $1100
Misfire on cylinders 1 & 2. Scan performed, nothing found. Possible intake gasket leak suggested. 
184780 mi

C $150
Fuel system flushed to try to clear up misfire. Check engine light still on. 
190960 mi Car was stalling at idle, removed throttle body and air idle valve from throttle body. Cleaned all and reinstalled. No longer stalling, but engine still misfiring occasionally. 
197780 mi Check engine light, P300, P301, 0302 for random misfire. 
129000 mi

US $720
Water pump worn out (rattling) and leaking radiator (small leak at metal to plastic joint). 
43400 mi

C $500
02 sensor replaced, ELM 
43400 mi

C $250
O2 sensor and CEL again 
61160 mi

C $180
O2 sensor, fuel system delivery 
66440 mi Bosch part was glitching but no real Oxygen sensor fault 
100000 mi

US $650
Catalytic converter replacement 
105000 mi

US $600
Serpentine belt 
71000 mi

US $700
timing belt 
83000 mi Misfiring cylinders 1,3 (not an uncommon Corolla problem)! No warning light! After 1300.00 repairs and dealer initiating a Toyota Rep case, they suggested tearing down engine to find cause. That, plus car needing new catalytic, said NO! and traded. 
41000 mi

US $100
Oxygen sensor (downstream) replaced. 
291000 mi

US $30
Oxygen sensor, downstream replaced. 
160000 mi

US $30
engine oil leak at timing chain tensioner 
47100 mi

US $300
Coolant leak - waterpump replaced, serpentine belt replaced 
160300 mi

US $500
Engine light due to leak in fuel system...corrosion on neck below gas cap. 
163500 mi

US $400
Radiator was replaced. 
186400 mi Catalytic converter needs to be replaced. 
206000 mi

US $70
Exhaust pipe broke. 

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2003 Toyota Corolla

Engine not specified

89900 mi  
111600 mi

C $250
Resonator replaced. 

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2003 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

130-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

190000 mi

US $169
Water pump went out, replaced it. 
60140 mi

C $310
water pump replaced Part #6003610 was replaced [variable solenoid] but i dont have the exact name and what it does. It has to do with valve timing I believe. 
83700 mi

C $200
Replaced oil pressure "sensor." 
97580 mi

C $167
Exhaust system repair 
260000 mi

US $85
Ignition coil on cylinder 3 died, possibly from oil leaking into spark plug tube. 
94000 mi

US $25
Check engine light for catalytic converter, mpg down, replaced 02 sensor both problems fixed 
237100 mi The engine light won't go out. Possible major repairs. Not fixing because of cost at this time. The engine light has been a problem over the years but often was cleared and passed inspection, Hoping this will happen again. 
55800 mi

C $1100
oil leak. in midst of re-repair. replaced oil sending unit, oil pan seal, serpentine belt, swapped out wheels for winters. 
126000 mi Check Engine Light (CEL) triggered code P0171, System Too Lean, Bank 1. Cleaned Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor which was dirty. CEL has not reappeared. 
134000 mi Mass Air Flow Sensor dirty. P0171 check engine code. Cleaned sensor, reset code. Same problem happened 1 year ago. 
145000 mi Check Engine Light, P0171 code - cleaned MAF sensor with MAF Sensor cleaner. Get this code every year in the desert. Easy fix. 
155000 mi

US $3
Check Engine Code P0171 (Mass Air Flow Sensor reqs. cleaning). Cleaned sensor with MAF Sensor cleaner from Walmart. 15 minute repair. 
167300 mi

US $45
Replaced Mass Airflow Sensor. 
243640 mi

C $100
For what I know only the one faulty sensor was changed. It had to do with electric circuits to the cylinders so when it failed the engine simply stopped right there and then. 
256220 mi

C $550
Manifold leak 
119660 mi

C $650
leaking oil pressure sensor 
150660 mi

C $120
The serpentine belt was starting to show wear (cracks) 
122955 mi

C $214
clip door handle replacement (rust leaking) oil pressure switch replacement (oil leaking) 55 points inspection 
59520 mi

C $220
oil leaks, crank seal and oil sending unit. 
100440 mi engine threw a P0420 code for the cat converter. $1000 repair, couples with the clutch it was to costly to repair becuse of the cars worth. 

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2003 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

130-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

114700 mi

C $350
EVAP Canister or Solenoid failure. Replaced unit as whole at cost of 350.00 CDN 
193000 mi

US $343
Replaced serpentine belt tensioner and serpentine belt 
32240 mi

C $260
 
143500 mi

US $700
Replaced intake manifold gasket, replaced VSV Replaced serpentine belt Cracked Timing chain tensioner O-ring; replaced O-ring 
179000.0 mi

US $820
Replaced catalytic converter 
116000 mi

US $300
fuel pump and module need to be replaced 
141000 mi

US $520
Catalytic Converter needed to be replaced. Check engine light provided the code that pointed to the replacement. Oxygen Sensor needed to be replaced. Check engine light provided the code that pointed to the replacement. 
142000 mi

US $450
Replaced Rear Oxygen Sensor. Replaced Catalytic Converter. 
84000 mi

US $361
Coil pack gone bad. Coil pack and spark plugs replaced. 
175000 mi

US $280
Intake manifold gasket was bad. Replaced. 
197000 mi

US $300
I took it in for a CEL scan and left it overnight. When I went back the next day the mechanic said that the car's computer doesn't remember codes and that something is wrong with the ECU. 
60760 mi

$4000
RPM rising wn I crank engine on N & P,but whenI put it on D RPM reduce from 2000 to 800,I didn't rectify so far..plz recommend from where I. Start 
70060 mi

$50
Hi Michael & all other comrades,wish happiness, success & good health for everyone,, well last month I found coolant leakeage in d morning,I filled distill water in it as it is clean than tap water.afterwards fixed radiator leakage... 
218240 mi

C $35
Oil pressure sender sprang a leak. Quick fix while getting oil change. 
159000 mi

US $25
intake manifold gasket replaced. 
103500 mi

US $50
Check engine light turned on after a fill up at the gas station. Went to dealership and was told code was P0442 indicating a fuel vapor leak. I was told it would cost $500 but I really didn't need to get it fixed. Dealership cleared light. 
203000 mi

US $100
CEL code PO171. Replaced intake manifold gasket. Replaced O2 sensors. 
164000 mi

US $120
O2 sensor had to be replaced. 
169000 mi

US $800
Radiator had a leak in it. Repaired the entire radiator. 
55598.0 mi

US $4942
Engine, and engine computer replaced. 
32000 mi

US $2900
Broken rod in engine. The car broke a rod when I was driving home from work. noticed the problem five minutes after leaving. 
131200 mi

US $3700
Multiple things went out at once with this car in between the summer and now. ignition coils, headers, manifold all needed to be replaced in one month. 
132000 mi Then the computer the next. This car is no longer running. 
73000 mi MAF cleaned. 
76000 mi piston soak to help with oil consumption, successful 
87500 mi

US $10
Intake gasket leak. Known issue per TSB. 
154700 mi

US $32
Check engine light came on with low fuel, did not clear by filling tank and tightening gas cap. I replaced gas cap, which was probably original. Light went out and stayed out. 
167000 mi

US $544
Broken exhaust pipe at rear flange, not due to collision. Re welded. Replace timing chain tensioner o-ring. 
191000 mi

US $30
Belt squealing. Replaced belt. 
130000.0 mi

US $52
Check Engine Light with P0420 error code. Replaced Downstream Oxygen Sensor. Check Engine Light with P0420 error code.rnReplaced Downstream Oxygen Sensor. 
76000 mi

US $98
Timing chain tensioner oil ring leaking 
142000 mi

US $125
Failed radiator 
118500 mi clicking sound, engine light on took to toyota said there was nothing wrong in the initial diagnostic and said they "fixed" clicking however continued on to the next day took it back to the dealer and they finally fixed the problem 
87000 mi

US $150
Oil leaking from timing chain tensioner; tensioner replaced. 
150700 mi

US $275
I ordered a new catalytic convertor and resonator. I have yet to replace it. 
169800 mi Check Engine light is on for P046 for VSV Evap system. I have not diagnosed or repaired it yet 
177300 mi Muffler had a hole in it. Replaced the muffler 
45000.0 mi

US $150
belt tensioner 
113000 mi

US $160
Replaced serpentine belt 
110360 mi

C $180
catalytic converter replaced 
121700 mi

C $230
Front bank oxygen sensors replaced 
289000 mi

US $130
Dropped a cylinder, replaced wires from rotor to plugs. 
6200 mi intermittent Chirp noise at idle after changing three belts they changed the exhaust donut. 
55800 mi

C $220
crank oil seal leak . 
68200 mi

C $20
occasional engine light and rough running on cold days. Replaced intake manifold gasket. 
81840 mi

C $60
4liters of oil leaked out of the oil pressure transducer 
82540 mi

C $300
Leaking exhaust manifold gasket causing squeezing sounds on idle when car wet 
99200 mi

C $250
Oil leak from main crank pulley oil seal 
143000.0 mi

US $10
Intake Manifold Gasket replaced as the car got a system too lean code 

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2002 Toyota Corolla

Engine not specified

110980 mi Engine threw a rod. Complete write-off. Oil changes regularly - last one five weeks prior to breakdown. No oil in engine at time of failure. No oil on driveway, no blue smoke, no low oil pressure warning light prior to rod being thrown. 

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2002 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

125-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

164300 mi

C $60
Rod Bearing Blown. Estimated $2500-$4500 for engine replacement. 
205000 mi

US $1800
catalytic converter failed, replaced Muffler replaced 
124000 mi

C $50
Replacement of pre-catalyser oxygen sensor. 
79000 mi

US $360
Emissions valve malfunctioned, triggering CEL and requiring replacement of the valve. Belt squeak for a few minutes when cold starting during cool or wet weather 
98000 mi

US $20
Muffler support bolt broke due to rust. 
108000 mi

US $469
1 of 2 exhaust gaskets replaced. 2nd not replaced due to stuck O2 sensor bolt. Timing chain tensioner O-ring replaced for leak 
126000 mi

US $460
Exhaust pipe at engine broke, due to both age and a minor muffler strike on a curb when backing into a parking space. 
124000 mi Compression low in cylinder 2. Rebuild required. No repair made. 

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2002 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

125-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

141000 mi Bottom part of the shielding that protects the catalytic converter had rusted and fallen off. Mechanic said that the upper part of the shielding was still in place and it would be fine as long as I didn't drive in tall grass. 
151000 mi The check engine light had been on for about two years. The repair shop said it needed a new catalytic converter. Really, I think all it needed was a new O2 sensor - it passes the emissions test with flying colors. 
65000 mi

US $100
timing chain tensioner was "spitting" oil - the mechanic noticed that while performing the NC state inspection. changed the drive belt at the same time (+100 bucks) 
39680 mi Water pump leak-replaced with new under warranty 
C $300 engine light on-dealer said is CAT converter, turns out to be O2 sensor-replaced myself 
227540 mi

C $1700
Oil leak from Timing Chain Cover Gasket, Replaced Timing Chain, Front Brake Cilinders  
38000.0 mi

US $115
Diagnostic charge ($85) for first DTC observed for the vehicle. Related to EVAP system malfunction - dealer quoted $360 for repair, repaired it myself for $30 for the part. Dealer indicated that part would not be covered under emissions warranty. 
102000 mi

US $137
In addition to routine maintenance, mass air sensor 1 
106000 mi

US $88
Check engine light, mass o2 sensor, possible cc; leaking oil 
107000 mi Possible mass oxygen sensor or catalytic convertor issues, engine drinking oil by the quart every 1000 miles. Opted not to repair. 
116000 mi P0420 code - catalytic convertor bank 1 imminent failure 
77100 mi

US $85
Oil Leak across engine compartment.Problem was determined to be bad PCV valve. Also completed oil change. 
86180 mi

C $90
Front pipe exhaust noise, they had to replace front pipe gasket and bolts. Still making a little more noise than before problem. 

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2002 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

125-horsepower 1.8L I4 3-speed automatic FWD

104160 mi

C $147
Timing chain tensioner was replaced as it was leaking oil. Had to replace front crankshaft oil seal as was leaking oil. 
130200 mi

C $50
It was time to replace the serpentine belt as small crack could be seen at 205K... 
132000 mi

US $10
Clean fuel injectors - a Seafom bottle did the trick. It was turning on the Engine Light with code P172 - Mix to lean. 
140000.0 mi

US $15
Engine light came on; it was lean gas mix. I pour a bottle of sea foam drive it a couple miles and gone. It might need to clean the injectors. The same as before; I am believing the problem is relate to a particular gas station. Check engine light came on; gas mix too lean; added a Seafoam bottle, drove a couple miles issue resolved. 
145600 mi

US $700
failed charcoal issue. 

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2001 Toyota Corolla

Engine not specified

134000 mi Burning about a quart of oil a month when sold. Once I checked the oil and almost nothing at all showed up on the dipstick (it took 2 quarts to get it to halfway full) but the oil pressure warning light had not come on.  CEL. My mechanic checked code, told me for catalytic converter. Advised me not to replace it, saying he'd often seen Corollas throw that code when nothing really wrong with catalytic converter. 
50000 mi

US $4500
Bad engine replaced with rebuilt 

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2001 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

125-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

93000 mi

C $1500
the engine started using oil at 110000 for no reason, and alot of ti 
93500 mi

US $300
vapor canister replaced 
171700 mi

US $150
Replaced both oxygen sensors to eliminate pinging. 

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2001 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

125-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

96000.0 mi

US $2000
Connecting rod bearing seized. Engine completely replaced. Complete engine replacement 
103000 mi

US $100
Serpentine belt beginning to show signs of wear. Needs to be eventually replaced. 
99000 mi Replaced worn-oout timing belt. 
144300 mi

US $150
Oil leak. Replaced the valve cover gasket. 
60000 mi check engine light, and got P0354 code from OBD scanner. (ignition coil D). I guessed that it was the 4th from the left. replaced the coil, and all 4 spark plugs. 2 days went by, check engine light and now it's P0351 and P0354 (A and D) . 
121000 mi

US $458
Catalytic converter and oxygen sensor replaced. Check engine light had come on. 
123000 mi The original cat converter failed, was replaced with a non oem model, after a few weeks it failed, and then the shop replaced it with an upgraded better model, so far it's been ok. 
130000 mi

US $52
Cat Converter replaced again 2nd time by Midas. Part was not genuine Toyota part. 
171000 mi It is burning oil. About four quarts in between each oil change. Never actually got fixed, just keep filling it up. 
83480 mi It is burning oil started from 3 years ago. I need to add 1 liter oil for every 5000KM. Now, it generates blue smoke after driving down a long downhill road with engine break. On normal road it is fine. We decided not to fix it due to cost. 
94240 mi

C $200
Engine light was on. It used too much gas. The repair shop changed spark plugs and a circuit. 
154660 mi

C $1100
Leaking exhaust near front manifold 
98580 mi Signficiant oil burning. Approx 1 litre + per month. 
217000 mi Burned 1quart of oil per tank. 
98000 mi

US $350
Mass Air Flow sensor. I replaced it. Also did the PCV valve, which was a little gummy. 
134000 mi

US $25
VSV (vacuum switching valve) changed at charcoal canister. Now my CEL is off. Aesthetic change only, but worth it. The old one was rusty and totally dead. 
148000 mi

US $50
Replaced timing chain tensioner due to leaking o-ring. 
149000 mi

US $35
Replaced idle air controller. May not have been real cause of rough low idle, but it seems to be a little better. 
118000 mi

US $30
Gasket replaced 

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2001 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

125-horsepower 1.8L I4 3-speed automatic FWD

188000 mi Fouling Spark plugs. Check engine light illuminated and was missing on cylinder 4. Pulled spark plug and was totally black with charcoal. I assume it is caused by a bad ring. Car burns a quart of oil every 200 miles. Replaced all plugs 

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2000 Toyota Corolla

Engine not specified

130000 mi rattling noise- timing chain is going bad 

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2000 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

125-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

132000 mi

US $150
Flange gasket after the exhaust manifold was leaking. Gasket was replaced. 
144000 mi Check engine light came on. Replace air filter and cleaned mass air flow sensor. 
149000 mi

US $700
Clutch replaced 
128000 mi Muffler broken-no repairing. Sold. 
147000 mi

US $388
Misfire in two cylinders, replaced two fuel injectors. 
165540 mi

C $500
System lean bank 1: Mass Air Flow sensor needed replacement 

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2000 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

125-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

150000 mi

US $40
Silencer/exhaust Fell off (the rear part only). The screw that was holding it came off. A new screw fixed it. 
102100 mi

US $60
replaced exhaust manifold to down pipe gasket 
119000 mi

US $320
replaced hydraulic belt tensioner 
286000 mi

US $100
Oil leak. Replaced valve cover gasket. 
155000.0 mi

US $500
Replaced Catalytic converter and O2 sensor 
89000 mi

US $80
Rich mixture - needed to replace little sensor. Easy. Now runs smoothly again. 
163420 mi

C $35
would not start 
167400 mi

C $1000
catalytic converter 
108000 mi CEL on. Hesitation on acceleration. Cleaned MAS with carb cleaner. Car now running like new and increased MPG by 20%. 
256000 mi

US $560
replaced water pump (some coolant residue indicated slight leak),hoses,thermostat,coolant (factory toyota) Replaced front o2 sensor and leaking downpipe donut. To replace donut must remove the front o2 sensor, also a new set of bolts and springs which hold down pipe to manifold (old springs had lost their tension). 
270000 mi

US $400
I had to replace the fuel vapor canister. Yep, the good old PO420, Had to replace the catalytic converter. 

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2000 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

125-horsepower 1.8L I4 3-speed automatic FWD

176000 mi It just EATS oil. I don't mean leaks, because I've never found any sign of leaking, but neither have I seen the sort of black smoke one would associate with burning oil. It just goes into a black hole. I can put in 5 quarts a week. 
154000 mi

US $333
Catalytic converter and manifold gasket replaced 
42000 mi

US $700
Injectors replaced Radiator leak. 

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1999 Toyota Corolla

Engine not specified

203980 mi Catalytic converter needed replacing 
48640 mi Water pump replaced under warranty 
112000 mi

US $24
Replaced valve cover gasket. Also replaced spark plugs and wires. 
100000 mi

US $300
piston 
US $450 Head Gasket & timing belt around March. Acccident in May, sold car. 

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1999 Toyota Corolla 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

258300 mi

US $800
exhaust leak 
249000 mi

US $368
Radiator leak. Replaced radiator and fan belt. 
267000 mi

US $484
New ignition coil, plugs and wires 

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1999 Toyota Corolla 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

104000 mi

US $1080
Replaced water pump. 
152520 mi

C $100
replaced coil pack 
130820 mi

C $150
Small leak in the exhaust 
135000 mi

US $100
Code P0420, replaced cat, light and code went away. 
134000 mi

US $240
Motor mount replaced 
138000 mi There's a clunking noise that occurs about half the time when I step on the brakes. I brought it in before, and he fixed the motor mounts, but that didn't fix the problem. 
138000 mi Check engine light came on (not related to the gas cap). The mechanic scanned the code and told me it was related to the emission system, cleared it, and told me to come back if it comes back on. 
91000 mi

US $216
Serpentine belt tensioner replaced. 
99000 mi

US $400
CEL. replaced charcoal canister. CEL back on a few days later. Replaced another emissions system component. 
110000 mi

US $732
Brought car in for exhaust leak, found leak where exhaust pipe connects to manifold. 
126000 mi

US $40
There was/is a vibrating noise during idle in gear (waiting in traffic). It seemed quite loud, took car to Firestone and they supposedly tightened a shield under the hood. After a couple of days vibration noise returned, haven't gone back. 
129000 mi

US $500
Same problem as before, engine vibration noise more consistent. Different repair shop believes full tuneup will resolve the problem, will also change serpentine belt and perform other scheduled maintenance 
123000 mi

US $520
Check engine light (CEL) came on. Dealer noted that oil was leaking through engine gaskets into cylinder such that oil was making ignition impossible. Replaced gaskets, spark plugs and wires. Set timing to factory standards. 
70000 mi

US $400
some exhaust feed line leak causing the check engine light to come on.  

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1998 Toyota Corolla

Engine not specified

153600 mi

US $934
Replaced the original clutch assembly; started to slip after 14 years. 
332000 mi

US $155
Serpentine belt replaced along with oil pan gasket which had a leak 
347700 mi

US $130
water got into plugs and wires had to be replaced 
105000 mi

US $80
Replaced O2 sensor 
170500 mi

US $130
Replaced radiator 
180000 mi

US $200
The car also randomly shut off when idling. I was told it was just the sensor. These cars are built to last forever!! 

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1998 Toyota Corolla 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

202000 mi

US $500
Clutch slipping. Replaced clutch and release bearing. The lining was shot ... after 200,000 miles. Exhaust leak at manifold. Replaced manifold. 

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1997 Toyota Corolla

Engine not specified

154000 mi

US $200
Heater core failed, replaced with new, including hoses 
220000 mi

US $600
The fuel pump became severely weak 
220000 mi O-ring leak that led to burning of engine oil 
water pump, but it was not a naturally occurring break-down. Bad mechanic over tightened the water pump pulley so broke my water pump. :( thermostat. Dealer didn't burp the system enough/or something after new water pump installed so wasn't getting much heat. 
US $250 Passenger side engine mount replaced. 

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1995 Toyota Corolla 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

145000 mi

US $1150
Cracked exhaust manifold and damaged section of exhaust pipe. 
138500 mi Car has been in shop 3 times to repair leaks. This was a faulty after market rear main seal. They got one from the dealer and installed it. 
141000 mi

US $518
failed smog, needed a new map sensor 
145000 mi

US $250
Downstream O2 sensor repair 
147600 mi I replaced the spark plugs, wires, distributor cap, and ignition rotor 

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