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Toyota Corolla repairs by problem area

Engine (44%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (5%)

Suspension and Steering (13%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (19%)

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

Other (6%)

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Toyota Corolla suspension repair cost distribution

$2500+ (1%)

$1000 - $2499 (12%)

$500 - $999 (18%)

$100 - $499 (40%)

< $100 (29%)

Chart based on 153 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2015 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

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

4000 mi Rear shock absorbers were both leaking and were replaced. 

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2014 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

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

50000 mi Knocking noise and tapping noise when going down a hill 

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2014 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

132-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Creaking noise at low speeds when turning over bump 

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2011 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

132-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

72800 mi

US $1311
Remove and replaced lower control arms and CV joints. 

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2010 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

132-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

107000 mi Vibration felt in steering wheel at all speeds. 
19220 mi There was a clicking noise when turning the steering wheel coming from the steering column. Took it to the dealer and the steering column was replaced under warranty. This is apparently a fairly common issue with 2009/2010 models. 
135000 mi

US $289
Experienced and uneven, whirring noise while driving. Mechanic replaced left wheel bearing. Charged for wheel bearing and wheel bearing assembly. 
116000 mi

US $298
Replaced struts. 
91760 mi

C $560
Growling noise similar to propeller air plane and vibration in gas pedal. Replaced Front Right Wheel Bearing 

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2009 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

132-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

US $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. 
78120 mi

$250
4 shocks and struts, and lower ball joints 
17300 mi

US $6
Excessive rust on engine sub frame at rearmost lower A arm attachment points, both sides. Applied rust remover solution, sanded, and applied Krylon rust preventative paint. Reported to Toyota. No reply. 
58000 mi

US $400
Right front strut was leaking oil and needed to be replaced. Caused tire to "chatter" and a rough ride 
102000 mi Left rear wheel bearing assembly replaced under used car warranty. 
17980 mi replaced wheel bearing 
172000 mi

US $1300
Front struts were worn out, one of them leaking. Had both front struts replaced. 
55000 mi Front right wheel bearing. 

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2008 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

126-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

59500 mi This car has had a steering wheel vibration since purchased new. Have had wheels balanced 4 times by 3 different shops. New tires were tried. 4 wheel allignment was done. Vibration is independant of gear, engine RPM, and braking. 
111300 mi

US $260
Driver side rear wheel bearing needed replacement. 

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2008 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

126-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

78700 mi

US $850
Steering was tight and car bounced excessively on rough road. Changed all four struts, front sway links and had wheels re-aligned. 
104000 mi

US $987
Also power steering fluid leaking. They also said the serpentine belt needed replacing. 

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2007 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

126-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

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

124000 mi

US $500
Rear suspension replaced 
75020 mi

﷼600
steering pulls to the right. mechanic suspected worn dampers. replaced and repaired. 
119000 mi

US $255
Front Left Wheel Bearing was bad, wheel bearing assembly replaced. 
134000 mi

US $500
Passenger Inner Tie Rod replaced 
160000 mi

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

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2006 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

126-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

242100 mi

US $1400
Replaced both struts. 
102800 mi

US $600
Replaced both front end tire bearings. 
129500 mi

US $800
Both Front Struts. 

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2006 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

126-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

156000 mi

US $435
Driver side front wheel bearing was worn and making grinding noise and vibration. Had the bearing replaced. Problem surfaced over the span of more than 1000 miles before it was bad enough to justify a trip to the mechanic. 
35000 mi 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. 
33000 mi 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. 
89600 mi

C $240
Fluid in right front strut leaked out. Car was banging on rough surfaces. Strut was replaced. 
19000 mi

US $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. 
5654 mi Leak Power Steering-Replace O Ring 
5900 mi Power Steering Pump Replaced 
59000 mi Loud valve tapping sound. Problem with cup the mushroomed on rocker arm. Covered under warranty. 

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2005 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

130-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

121000 mi

US $1101
All 4 shocks dead. Replaced 4 struts with complete service units. 
69000 mi

US $485
Car very noisy. I thought it might be the tires. Shop said passenger side wheel bearing so I replaced both front wheel bearings. 

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2005 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

130-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

179000 mi

US $600
Rotors and pads and 1 wheel bearing replaced 
186000 mi Bearing wheel 
103700 mi

US $1100
replaced shocks and struts 
117700 mi

US $350
rear wheel bearing was making noise and needed to be replaced. 
237000 mi

US $1479
Replace both front struts 
117000 mi

US $185
Replaced stabilizer bar link. Was causing noise on bumps.  
64400 mi

US $1200
front struts went bad. they were leaking down strut. unsafe to drive in this condition. brought car to shop due to vibration and pulsing at 60mph.shop checked brakes and front end. found bad front struts and brake calipers.had to replace calipers,rotors and pads. pads were 6 months old. shop covered pads. had to pay for rotors,calipers. 
79000 mi

US $1000
rear strut leaking replaced strut. replaced serpentine tensioner. 
191580 mi

C $150
Passenger side wheel bearing 

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2005 Toyota Corolla 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

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2004 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

130-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

131940 mi

C $500
Replaced 2 front wheel bearings. RHS had 3-6o'clock play, LHS no play but noise. 
41000 mi

US $330
RIGHT REAR WHEEL BEARING REPLACED, 

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2004 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

130-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

147000 mi

US $42
told I needed new struts to quiet the noise from the tires 
130000 mi

US $80
The left rear wheel bearing was replaced due to a growling noise. 
181040 mi

C $1100
Both front wheel bearings worn out. 
144000 mi replaced four struts (at 144k whaddya want) 
144200 mi

US $699
replaced rear struts normal at 144k 
162600 mi

US $550
One of the coils around the strut had broken. Both coils were replaced. 

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2003 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

130-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

193440 mi

C $250
Front wheel bearing worn out and replaced. 
187000 mi

US $600
power steering going out 
195000 mi

US $500
rear "tie rods" or stabilizers replaced 
69360 mi

C $1008
replace front stab.bar [link kit and bushing] ,replace 2 front shocks, also includes oil change and cabin air filter replacement 
100440 mi

C $422
Right rear wheel bearing replaced 
127480 mi

C $500
replace struts 
160800 mi

US $500
Replaced front struts and stabilizer links. 
165500 mi

US $250
Replaced worn rear struts 
90000 mi

US $65
Wheel bearing. 
159000 mi

US $178
Replace right rear hub to replace sealed bearing that was starting to make humming noises. 
164500 mi

US $200
Rattle in front suspension. Tried replacing upper strut mounts, but rattle same after repair. Will try Toyota TSB for this problem next. 
189300 mi

US $120
Replaced sway bar links and eliminated clunking noise in front suspension. 
245000 mi

US $240
Replaced RF wheel bearing 
104923 mi

C $191
Front left wheel bearing replacement 
123524 mi

C $646
front shock replacement alignment 
138920 mi

C $149
Front right wheel bearing replacement. Front right wheel bearing replacement 
124000 mi

US $278
R&R Rear Bearing & Hub Assembly, passenger side 
173117 mi

US $217
Rear wheel bearing R&R. Second time replacing this bearing. 

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2003 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

130-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

128000 mi

US $450
Struts 
163200 mi Replaced both rear wheel bearings and hubs, due to roaring/rubbing noise from rear. Noise gone. 
119000 mi

US $400
Worn driver side front stub axle bearing causing mild grinding noise when loading driver side of car during cornering. Bearing seized on stub axle from rust, so stub axle replaced with bearing. 
161300 mi

US $89
Replaced left rear wheel bearing. The back plate to the hub is made of metal and rusted through. The replacement hub fixed the issue with plastic to prevent failure due to corrosion. 
162000 mi

US $240
The left front wheel bearing was replaced 
177300 mi

US $400
Replaced the left front wheel bearing 
97960 mi

C $250
Bearings on front driver side replaced. 
103540 mi

C $250
Right front wheel bearing replaced 
127100 mi

C $2500
front struts 
186000 mi

C $700
two front bearings replaced 
18600 mi replaced right front strut due to clunking noises 
68200 mi

C $250
replaced both front stuts and mounts due to clunking noises in front end. 
138500 mi

US $350
New struts -front- new strut mounts- new shocks rear' 
277500 mi

US $770
Struts, all four, car was hoping around. Could have driven for a while. Fixed; car drives like a sports car compared to before. 
117180 mi

C $480
Front strut mount bearing replaced - did the strut as well. 
126500 mi

US $1780
Removed and replaced shock and strut assemblies in front and back. 
118000 mi

US $600
Wheel bearing assembly replaced on rear, both sides.  

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2002 Toyota Corolla

Engine not specified

182280 mi

C $550
Car not handling well. Replaced front struts. 

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2002 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

125-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

119660 mi Shocks and struts were coming due for replacement 
199640 mi

C $500
Fuel&Air induction system service. Sway Bar bushings replaced 
157700 mi

US $440
Replaced front struts 

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2002 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

125-horsepower 1.8L I4 3-speed automatic FWD

129800 mi

US $275
wheel bearings were replaced on the passenger front wheel 

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2001 Toyota Corolla

Engine not specified

134000 mi Had developed a vibration/noise from the right rear wheel -- frequency proportional to my speed and occurred at every speed. 

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2001 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

125-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

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. 
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. 
147000 mi

US $550
Rear struts were worn out. 
150000 mi

US $440
broken power steering pump. 
199100 mi

US $150
Replaced passenger side front tie rods. 
202000 mi

US $350
Driver side front and passenger rear sway bars replaced. 
208000 mi

US $150
Replace right front sway bar. 
175460 mi

C $1387
BOTH FRONT SHOCKS AND WHEEL BEARINGS 
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. 
106000 mi

US $700
Front struts were very worn out, needed to be replaced 
125000 mi

US $265
Power steering pump leak. 
151000 mi

US $100
Replaced front stabilizer links. 
173280 mi

C $220
Change link kit on both wheel rear and front 
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). 
130000 mi

US $100
Front bearings replaced. 

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2001 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

125-horsepower 1.8L I4 3-speed automatic FWD

144800 mi

US $1700
new shocks and struts 

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2001 Toyota Corolla 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

217000 mi

US $350
Needed new left front wheel bearing 
113000 mi Vibration at highway speeds, worse under engine load and acceleration. 
65100 mi

C $350
Passenger front wheel bearings worn- R&R'd @ shop 

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2000 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

125-horsepower 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

154060 mi

C $900
Worn out sway bars resulted in poor suspension and handling properties. 
120000 mi Noise - Replaced lower arm control. 

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2000 Toyota Corolla 4dr Sedan

125-horsepower 1.8L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

101300 mi Front and rear struts were worn, replaced front and rear struts and rear sway bar links. 
83000 mi

US $1000
Lower control arm bushings starting to crack 
140000 mi New owner will likely have to get the front struts replaced in the next few months.  
95000 mi

US $25
front swaybar endlinks replaced 
105500 mi

US $90
Replaced both lower front control arms because the bushings where breaking down. replaced tie rod ends because the rubber boots were cracked 
251000 mi

US $400
Lower ball joints, strut mounts, sway bar links front and rear. 
257000 mi

US $200
lOWER CONTROL ARMS,SWAY BAR LINKS,STRUT BEARINGS,TURN FRONT ROTORS. 
261700 mi

US $32
REPLACE REAR SWAY BAR LINK 

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1999 Toyota Corolla

Engine not specified

99000 mi

US $60
Replaced some stabilizer joints in the front wheel. 

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1999 Toyota Corolla 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

61300 mi

US $80
Sway bar links needed replaced 
126000 mi Knocking noise when going over bumps. Mechanic diagnosed as early signs of a bad strut. Advised that it was not a big problem so we elected to wait a little while before making the repair. 
133000 mi Knocking noise reported in December 2011 later went away on its own. 
154500 mi There is noise coming from the rear wheels when the road is not smooth. Mechanic identified the noise from several worn parts: suspension control arm, spring seat, etc.. Too expensive to repair. 

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1999 Toyota Corolla 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

91000 mi

US $489
Power steering pump replaced along with belt. 
110000 mi

US $732
Also asked to perform state inspection, found tie rod ends needed replacement which also necessitated a front end alignment. 
135000 mi

US $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 
158000 mi

US $80
Replaced power steering pump with used part. $80 vs $425 
103000 mi Faulty stabilizer bar end links both front and rear; replacement is required, and parts were ordered. 
105000 mi

US $150
Faulty stabilizer bar end links were successfully replaced with new items. Problem resolved. 
137000 mi

US $550
Irregular metal chatter noise from front left wheel area. Mechanic suspects struts but did not hear noise themselves. 
137000 mi Two issues: front left wheel bearings ($300) and struts (640-front and 550-rear). 
137000 mi

US $309
Left front wheel bearing needed to be repacked. Tires rotated as well. 

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1998 Toyota Corolla

Engine not specified

147800 mi

US $1100
Four shocks, tie rod ends, replace torsion bar ends 

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1998 Toyota Corolla 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

116000 mi

US $230
Developed a leaking power steering hose. Was replaced 
124200 mi

US $390
Steering link came apart on right side. Repaired.  
129000 mi

US $43
Replaced sway bar link 
196000 mi

US $47
Car makes noise when steering locked left or right. Also other noises from suspension while driving. Was told sway bars, tie rods, and strut mounts need replacing. Decided to wait and evaluate cost of repair over getting new car. 
117180 mi

C $90
rear stabilizer bar links replaced 
122140 mi

C $45
replaced stabilizer links in the front - worn out 
134200 mi

C $60
rear stabilizer links worn out - replaced. 

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1997 Toyota Corolla

Engine not specified

US $250 front passenger side wheel bearing replaced. 

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1997 Toyota Corolla 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

253600 mi

US $700
2 wheel bearing assemblies 

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1996 Toyota Corolla

Engine not specified

280000 mi

US $32
Power Steering Pump Pressure Hose. It has been leaking since I got the car. Had the extra time from getting laid off plus didn't want fluid all over Moms driveway. 
302000 mi

US $25
Bushings were hard from age. 

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1996 Toyota Corolla 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

198000 mi

US $1300
Problem was rattling and loose steering, wandering. Tie rods, universal joint, rack and pinion, and a blown strut. All were replaced. 

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1995 Toyota Corolla 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

149000 mi car needed new shocks/struts; also using a quart of oil every 1000 miles 

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1995 Toyota Corolla 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

132060 mi

C $150
Right lower ball joint worn out 

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