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2001 Toyota Corolla repairs by problem area

Engine (44%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (5%)

Brakes and Traction Control (7%)

Suspension and Steering (26%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (10%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (4%)

Other (4%)

Chart based on 73 repairs.
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2001 Toyota Corolla repair cost distribution

$2500+ (3%)

$1000 - $2499 (12%)

$500 - $999 (11%)

$100 - $499 (42%)

< $100 (32%)

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Chart based on 66 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2001 Toyota Corolla

Engine not specified

Toyota Corolla in North Carolina, United States
Feb 2011 - Mar 2011
Mar 2011

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.  Had developed a vibration/noise from the right rear wheel -- frequency proportional to my speed and occurred at every speed. 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. 
Toyota Corolla in Ontario, Canada
Apr 2011 - May 2011
May 2011

156240 mi

C $100
Rattles noise when left turn and slow down. Notice the strap of Muffler was broken. The shop just replaced the strap, the problem remains. 

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2001 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

125-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Toyota Corolla in Quebec, Canada
Sep 2012 - Sep 2012
Sep 2012

93000 mi

C $1500
the engine started using oil at 110000 for no reason, and alot of ti tranny let go at 140000km for again no reason, the clutch was still in good shape, but the tranny made alot of noise until it just totally stop working 
Toyota Corolla in California, United States
Nov 2011 - Jan 2012
Jan 2012

US $35
Replaced passenger side electric window switch. 
Toyota Corolla in South Carolina, United States
Jul 2010 - Jul 2012
Sep 2010

165000 mi

US $650
Blown spark plugs; replaced. Check engine light checked - Oxygen sensor bad (not replaced), MAP Sensor replaced. 
Apr 2011

175000 mi

US $400
Plugs replaced. Oil Changed. PCV replaced. 
Oct 2011

181000 mi

US $450
Oxygen sensor replaced. Plugs replaced. Determined to have a stuck piston ring (not repaired). 
Mar 2012

190000 mi

US $130
Plugs fouled b/c of stuck piston ring - plugs replaced. 
Toyota Corolla in New York, United States
Feb 2008 - Mar 2012
Jan 2010

127800 mi

US $300
vapor canister replaced 
Apr 2010

107000 mi

US $225
frozen calipers, replaced both sides front calipers replaced both sides frozen 
Toyota Corolla in Missouri, United States
Feb 2009 - Jul 2011
Sep 2009

168000 mi

US $60
drivers side front window motor unable to fully lift or lower window. replaced window motor unit and greased regulator. problem fixed.  
Jul 2010

171700 mi

US $150
Replaced both oxygen sensors to eliminate pinging. 
Jul 2011

182000 mi

US $220
Drive shaft was leaking grease out of boot. shaft replaced. 
Toyota Corolla in District of Columbia, United States
Oct 2012 - Nov 2012
Nov 2012

50000 mi

US $4500
Bad engine replaced with rebuilt 

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2001 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

125-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Toyota Corolla in California, United States
Apr 2011 - Dec 2014
Jun 2011

96000 mi

US $2000
Connecting rod bearing seized. Engine completely replaced. Complete engine replacement 
Jun 2012

103000 mi

US $7
Replaced driver interior door handle. 2nd time in 2.5 years. 
Toyota Corolla in Texas, United States
Dec 2012 - Jul 2014
Jan 2014

110000 mi

US $30
Gasket replaced 
Mar 2014

130000 mi

US $100
Front bearings replaced. 
Toyota Corolla in Kansas, United States
Jun 2017 - Sep 2018
Sep 2018

105000 mi

US $330
Replaced front brake rotors and pads. Flushed brake system. Replaced serpentine belt. 
Toyota Corolla in Tennessee, United States
Mar 2015 - Mar 2015
Mar 2015

171000 mi
It is burning oil. About four quarts in between each oil change. Never actually got fixed, just keep filling it up. 
Toyota Corolla in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2015 - Dec 2015
May 2015

175460 mi

C $1387
BOTH FRONT SHOCKS AND WHEEL BEARINGS 
Toyota Corolla in Quebec, Canada
Dec 2012 - Jul 2018
Jan 2014

180300 mi

C $220
Failed to recharge battery, altenator was not working Change link kit on both wheel rear and front 
Apr 2016

204600 mi

C $500
shifter cable broke 
Toyota Corolla in New Zealand
Oct 2012 - Nov 2012
Nov 2012

98580 mi
Signficiant oil burning. Approx 1 litre + per month. 
Toyota Corolla in Washington, United States
Dec 2010 - Mar 2012
Jun 2011

103000 mi

US $100
Serpentine belt beginning to show signs of wear. Needs to be eventually replaced. 
Toyota Corolla in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2009 - Dec 2011
Mar 2009

121000 mi

US $458
Catalytic converter and oxygen sensor replaced. Check engine light had come on. 
May 2009

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. 
Jun 2009

125000 mi

US $265
Power steering pump leak. 
Sep 2009

130000 mi

US $52
Cat Converter replaced again 2nd time by Midas. Part was not genuine Toyota part. 
Jun 2011

151000 mi

US $100
Replaced front stabilizer links. 
Toyota Corolla in Saskatchewan, Canada
Nov 2008 - Jun 2018
Apr 2009

65720 mi

C $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. 
Jun 2018

139500 mi

C $1150
Emission system cannister caused "Check Engine" light to come on, and needed to be replaced. $550 part and ~$300 labour (they threw in the annual wheel change) 
Toyota Corolla in California, United States
Dec 2008 - Jun 2018
Sep 2010

99000 mi
Replaced worn-oout timing belt. 
Dec 2011

106000 mi

US $700
Front struts were very worn out, needed to be replaced 
Apr 2016

144300 mi

US $400
Shoes leaked, master brake cylinder lost pressure, squishy brakes. Replaced shoes, rotors were machined, full brake fluid replacement. 
Nov 2017

160000 mi

US $1200
Replace worn shoes 
Toyota Corolla in Ohio, United States
Feb 2008 - Aug 2017
Apr 2008

98000 mi

US $350
Mass Air Flow sensor. I replaced it. Also did the PCV valve, which was a little gummy. 
Jan 2010

148700 mi

US $25
Turn signal switch went bad--replaced with a junk yard part from a Prizm. 
Apr 2010

117000 mi

US $400
I replaced the rear struts. Sway bar linkages had to be replaced too. They were worn enough that the tire dragged when there was little weight in the back. Factory pieces were completely intact, but a little rusty. Suspension was all factory OEM. 
Sep 2010

121000 mi

US $100
I replaced the front passenger wheel bearing. Replaced the original front brakes and rotors while I was at it, though they were (unbelievably) still good at 121k. 
Sep 2011

129000 mi
Throttle to transmission cable (NOT throttle cable, the other one) was sticking so it read as always being an open throttle. I repositioned the cable so the cable retracts again. 
Dec 2011

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. 
Sep 2013

148000 mi

US $50
Replaced timing chain tensioner due to leaking o-ring. 
Sep 2014

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. 
Toyota Corolla in Nova Scotia, Canada
Oct 2009 - Aug 2012
May 2010

154660 mi

C $1100
Leaking exhaust near front manifold 
Toyota Corolla in California, United States
Jul 2009 - Jun 2011
Jun 2011

99000 mi

US $220
The windshield washer container cracked open and had to be replaced. 
Toyota Corolla in West Virginia, United States
Jan 2010 - Jun 2011
Jun 2010

122000 mi

US $93
Recharged AC. No leaks found. 
Toyota Corolla in Florida, United States
Sep 2010 - Jun 2011
Oct 2010

105000 mi

US $527
they replaced a part to prevent headlights from staying on all the time and wearing the battery down. It was located behind the glove-box (unable to remember name of part) 
Toyota Corolla in British Columbia, Canada
Nov 2010 - Apr 2012
Apr 2011

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. 
Mar 2012

94240 mi

C $200
Engine light was on. It used too much gas. The repair shop changed spark plugs and a circuit. 
Toyota Corolla in Michigan, United States
Feb 2008 - Nov 2015
Mar 2010

147000 mi

US $550
Rear struts were worn out. 
Jul 2010

150000 mi

US $50
broken power steering pump. inside drivers door handle broke off. 
Nov 2014

199100 mi

US $150
Replaced passenger side front tie rods. 
Dec 2014

202000 mi

US $350
Driver side front and passenger rear sway bars replaced. 
Apr 2015

208000 mi

US $150
Replace right front sway bar. Could not open passenger door, lock mechanism rusted until not functional. 
Nov 2015

217000 mi
Burned 1quart of oil per tank. 
Toyota Corolla in Oklahoma, United States
Dec 2010 - Sep 2015
Mar 2012

128000 mi

US $30
Slight vibration and steering wheel shake at freeway speeds. Tires were rotated and balanced. 
Oct 2013

144300 mi

US $150
Oil leak. Replaced the valve cover gasket. 
Sep 2014

151000 mi

US $800
Vibration at highway speed. Found tires had flat spots (octagonal rather than round) due to worn rears struts. Struts replaced (tires too, but I didn't include that in repair cost). 

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2001 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

125-horsepower 1.8L I4 3-speed automatic FWD

Toyota Corolla in Illinois, United States
Dec 2014 - Jul 2015
Jun 2015

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 
Toyota Corolla in Washington, United States
Jan 2011 - Sep 2018
Sep 2014

146000 mi

US $200
AC fan motor quit working 
Jan 2016

144800 mi

US $1700
new shocks and struts 

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2001 Toyota Corolla 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Toyota Corolla in British Columbia, Canada
Nov 2007 - Jan 2009
Oct 2008

65100 mi

C $350
Passenger front wheel bearings worn- R&R'd @ shop 
Toyota Corolla in Virginia, United States
Mar 2008 - Mar 2010
Jul 2009

113000 mi
Vibration at highway speeds, worse under engine load and acceleration. 

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