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2007 Toyota Corolla repairs by problem area

Engine (55%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (11%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (18%)

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

Other (1%)

Chart based on 73 repairs.
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2007 Toyota Corolla repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (5%)

$500 - $999 (17%)

$100 - $499 (28%)

< $100 (48%)

Chart based on 64 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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2007 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

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

Toyota Corolla in South Africa
Feb 2010 - Sep 2017
Apr 2010

32240 mi
"Check Airbag" appeared on the display. Traced it to a loose connection tp pressure sensor under passenger seat. Repaired myself using a soldering iron and some heat-shrink isolation. 
Apr 2017

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

Toyota Corolla in Minnesota, United States
May 2015 - May 2015
May 2015

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. 
Toyota Corolla in Wisconsin, United States
Mar 2016 - Jun 2017
Jun 2016

185000 mi
Clutch depressing switch was not allowing vehicle to be started unless pedal "through the floor". Replaced the switch and bent the depressing knob on the pedal so it didn't have to be quite so far down. 
Toyota Corolla in California, United States
Oct 2013 - Jun 2014
Feb 2014

62000 mi

US $140
Belt tensioner 
Toyota Corolla in Illinois, United States
Nov 2007 - Feb 2013
Aug 2008

29000 mi
Engine control module defective and replaced by the dealer. 
Jun 2012

69000 mi

US $400
Replaced 4 struts and two front sway bar links. 

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2007 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

126-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Toyota Corolla in Georgia, United States
May 2015 - Jul 2015
May 2015

107000 mi
Passenger door and right rear door locks not responding to electric door lock control 
Jul 2015

108000 mi

US $897
Replaced passenger and right rear door lock actuators 
Toyota Corolla in Florida, United States
May 2015 - Jun 2016
Aug 2015

116700 mi

US $180
Fusible Link fried and had to be replaced. Battery was old and had to be replaced as well. 
Sep 2015

119000 mi

US $255
Front Left Wheel Bearing was bad, wheel bearing assembly replaced. 
Jun 2016

134000 mi

US $500
Passenger Inner Tie Rod replaced 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 
Toyota Corolla in Texas, United States
Nov 2007 - Jan 2011
Dec 2010

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 
Toyota Corolla in Utah, United States
Jun 2015 - Jun 2016
Jul 2015

65300 mi

US $3300
Transmission was producing a whining/scratching sound during vehicle movement at any speeds. Transmission was replaced 
Toyota Corolla in Colorado, United States
Jan 2015 - Sep 2017
Feb 2016

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 $$$. 
Toyota Corolla in Texas, United States
Jul 2015 - Aug 2015
Aug 2015

95000 mi

US $200
Timing Chain Tensioner Gasket serpetine belt was cracked 
Toyota Corolla in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2015 - Dec 2015
Dec 2015

124000 mi

US $500
Rear suspension replaced 
Toyota Corolla in Oregon, United States
Feb 2009 - Sep 2017
Feb 2009

21589 mi
Replaced faulty ECU 
Toyota Corolla in Wisconsin, United States
Jul 2015 - Jun 2017
Dec 2016

160000 mi

US $450
Wheel bearing had to be pressed off so took to shop to have it replaced 
Jun 2017

164500 mi

US $200
Replaced brake pads, glide pins and left caliper because it was sticking and causing uneven pad wear 
Toyota Corolla in Illinois, United States
Nov 2007 - Mar 2008
Dec 2007

18000 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 
Toyota Corolla in India
- Sep 2007
Sep 2007

5948 mi
Horn problem (weak horn sound). Replaced free under warranty. 
Toyota Corolla in California, United States
Dec 2014 - Oct 2015
Feb 2015

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. 
Toyota Corolla in Nuevo Leon, Mexico
May 2010 - Sep 2014
Oct 2010

31620 mi

Electronic Control Unit failed and car stalled while driving. Dealer changed ECU under warranty and car was available next day. 
Toyota Corolla in Minnesota, United States
Dec 2013 - Dec 2016
Jan 2014

129000 mi

US $360
replaced intake manifold gasket 
Jul 2016

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 
Toyota Corolla in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2010 - Sep 2017
Feb 2011

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. 
Sep 2012

58900 mi

C $50
Heat shield broke lose had to be resecured. 
Nov 2015

90520 mi

C $500
Exhaust pipe replaced, serpentine belt replaced and car serviced. 
Toyota Corolla in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2011 - Sep 2017
Jul 2011

53920 mi

C $30
Heat shield came off from the back support. Shop says it's due to rust. They just removed the shield. 
Toyota Corolla in British Columbia, Canada
Jul 2010 - Oct 2017
Jul 2011

40300 mi
oil leak in oil pan and oil seal 
Sep 2013

54560 mi

C $200
water pump leaking 
Oct 2017

71300 mi
Exhaust heat shield bolt fell off. While driving the heat shield will bounce on the mufflers 
Toyota Corolla in Quebec, Canada
Dec 2007 - Oct 2017
Jan 2008

4960 mi
At startup, most of the time, my car was whining. Power steering was also tough. The problem was a malfunctioning power steering pump. power steering pump due to some sort of engine whining 
Jun 2013

40300 mi
Jun 2014

45260 mi

C $113
I noticed a few drops of oil in my parkway. Oil was leaking 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. 
Aug 2016

59520 mi

C $20
One of the bolts on my Gas Tank Shield broke. I noticed it when my car has begun to rattle. 
Toyota Corolla in Connecticut, United States
Jan 2009 - Mar 2010
Toyota Corolla in Illinois, United States
Mar 2008 - Mar 2010
Mar 2009

50000 mi
Car's computer went bad-ecu. 
Toyota Corolla in Wisconsin, United States
Feb 2012 - Mar 2012
Toyota Corolla in Alberta, Canada
Oct 2007 - Mar 2017
Nov 2011

31400 mi
Car developed a whine in the transmission, and dealer diagnosed a transmission problem which required complete change-out of auto transmission and replacement of speed sensor as well. Work done umder warranty and dealer even washed car. 
Jul 2015

49800 mi

C $40
Replaced cracked wheel covers. 
Jan 2016

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. 
Toyota Corolla in Qatar
Nov 2013 - May 2017
Nov 2013

47120 mi

drive belt tensioner and drive belt premauture wear failed annual inspection. unbalanced braking. replaced brake proportioning valve. 
Jan 2014

61880 mi
Battery wear prematurely indicated 
Jul 2014

51140 mi
Poor AC cooling. 
Oct 2014

53200 mi

Failed inspection report. Headlights faded. 
Sep 2015

62000 mi

Cooling fan motor repkaced due to noise and poor ac performance. 
Oct 2015

63860 mi

AC compressor emitting noise (whine sound). Attempted to recharge & add AC oil--no change. Compressor need replacing. Not sure if this is related to previous poor AC performance complain that was not fixed by the dealer. 
Dec 2016

74400 mi

Excessive engine vibration. Diagnosed and replaced engine front and rear mounts. 
May 2017

75020 mi

steering pulls to the right. mechanic suspected worn dampers. replaced and repaired. 
Toyota Corolla in Indiana, United States
Apr 2012 - May 2015
Oct 2012

106800 mi

US $250
CV boot cracked 
Sep 2013

125000 mi

US $130
Weatherproofing strip came undone around window and had to be replaced 
Jan 2015

117000 mi

US $650
Oxygen sensor giving incorrect reading, replaced Intake manifold gasket replaced Transmission leaking transmission fluid. Axle seal replaced and transmission fluid replenished 
Toyota Corolla in Ohio, United States
Feb 2013 - May 2014
Mar 2013

59000 mi

US $650
leak in intake manifold gasket; 
Sep 2013

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. 
Mar 2014

69000 mi
The panel light that lights the dial for the heat temp doesn't come on reliably. Was told its probably a loose wire, would cost $200+ to dismantle dash and fix. I opted to not get it fixed this time. replaced drivers side head light 
May 2014

69000 mi
The panel light that lights the dial for the heat temp didn't come on reliably. 
Toyota Corolla in Virginia, United States
Jan 2013 - Feb 2013
Feb 2013

102000 mi

US $570
Brake adjuster loosened up (not related to workmanship but a botched rear brake job from a local shop) 

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2007 Toyota Corolla 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Toyota Corolla in Ireland
Jul 2011 - Jan 2017
Aug 2014

114700 mi

Exhaust pipe came loose from Engine and needed to be reattached. 
Sep 2015

137020 mi

Starter motor needed replacing. Also regular maintenance, oil and filters changed. 
Sep 2016

155000 mi

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

Toyota Corolla in Lesotho
Oct 2010 - Jun 2011
Nov 2010

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

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2007 Toyota Corolla Repair Histories

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