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Roomy inside without feeling large outside, the Toyota Corolla is also impressively quiet. Corolla also has excellent fuel economy, while still posting good acceleration times, handling competently and providing a comfortable ride. The one drawback -- some of our drivers were not comfortable with the driving position. Overall, though, the Corolla is a fine choice.
Alerts
There are 8 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph (sec.) 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit,
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.

Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS and side air bags available, standard from 2009. Head protection air bags available from 2005, standard from 2009. ESC available from 2005, standard from 2010. Forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking standard from 2017.
Road Test

Roomy inside without feeling large outside, the Toyota Corolla is also impressively quiet. Corolla also has excellent fuel economy, while still posting good acceleration times, handling competently and providing a comfortable ride. The one drawback -- some of our drivers were not comfortable with the driving position. Overall, though, the Corolla is a fine choice. We recommend finding one with the optional head-protection airbags, since the Corolla rated Poor in the IIHS side-crash test without them.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
Front
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

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Body Styles
sedan
Transmissions Available
  • 5-speed Manual
  • 4-speed Automatic
  • 6-speed Manual
Engines Available
  • 1.8-liter 4 (170 hp)
  • 1.8-liter 4 (130 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2005 Toyota Corolla owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

“Body panels are plastic and have broken from their mounts. I rigged a fix that is working”

Anonymous, TX (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Cheap cardboard undercarriage and plastic stays came loose”

C O., MO (2005 Toyota Corolla Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“the rt front drivers wheel /engine compartment lining came loose on one of our longer trips. The lining started to drop onto the auto tire and I was forced to cut the thick plastic off to prevent heat/friction buildup and wire scuffing”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“The underside of the wheel wells and underneath the engine are covered with cheap plastic panels that come off easily. 30 time to prevent rust and corrosion in the engine and wheel wells. The plastic parts are expensive to replace and difficult to install”

Ananda T., CO (2005 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Fenders and air cooler not sufficiently secured”

Anonymous, NY (2005 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Loose interior trim or moldings

“Center Console Cover broken. Had to be replaced”

Anonymous, AL (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Rubber moldings coming loose. won't go back to original position”

Anonymous, MI (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

“Paint easily chips and the paint over certain areas is peeling. Rust in some areas. It seems the paint is cheap or not applied correctly. Again, never had a car's paint wear so bad”

Anonymous, CO (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“The paint around the wheels is coming off a bit”

Matthew M., VA (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“The paint was chipping, peeling, fading and rusting. The roof area was particularly affected as well as the hood. It was so horrible we had the entire car repainted”

Dorothy M., FL (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“paint around both sideview mirrors fading paint fading around door handles and hood”

Mark H., NJ (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“paint on hood, car top, and trunk caused by Florida sun”

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Paint fading on hood, roof and trunk from Arizona sun exposure”

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“The clear coat is coming off the top and trunk of the car. The car has been well cared for and garage kept. I think the clear coat is defective and it may prevent me from getting another Toyota produce”

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Paint cracked and faded on around sun roof and on the hood. Toyota paint number on car was wrong and we had to re-paint again”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Front and hood have continual paint flaking off. This has been happening since 2008”

M G., FL (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“The front grill paint has been peeling for the last several years. The service manager at the dealership refused to repair it”

T R., BC (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Rear bumper chalks”

Gerald S., MA (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Clear coat coming off roof, paint fading in front on bumper”

Robert Y., FL (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Pearl Sand paint chips VERY easily. Just about anything that touches it, chips it”

Judy D., IL (2005 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Paint peeled badly on the hood, top and trunk of the car, and I used Ziebart on it every year”

Anonymous, IN (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“the paint near the front door handle has chopped off revealing a rust spot underneath”

Carol T., IA (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Noticeable cracking, peeling and rust spots at edges of back doors and around tire wells. Not sure if maybe this car was stuck in a hurricane in 2005 in Florida.It was a Florida rental. Purchased used from Toyota dealer. No rust at that time”

Anonymous, MO (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Clear coat severely pealing from the roof. I had it repainted”

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“rust on the body/frame below the driver's side rear door. By the time we saw the rust come through it was already extensive enough that the cost to repair was much higher than we felt comfortable paying”

John S., MN (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“The paint faded through to the metal and began to rust. We had to have it repainted or face serious corrosion”

Dorothy M., FL (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Some rust around wheel wells”

Wanda F., MD (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Rust through over drivers side rear wheel”

Anonymous, PA (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“The front section of the roof developed large rust spots. I had that section sanded and painted 8 months ago. Now the entire roof is rusted. I live in So. Calif. where there is little rain”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Rust below back doors and near the tires”

Anonymous, QC (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Bad windshield seating caused water to leak through and rust behind the windshield”

Anonymous, QC (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Rear fender had tiny bit of rust on lip”

G B., NJ (2005 Toyota Corolla XRS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Paint cracked and rust appeared”

Gerald S., MA (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Rusted out by the rear fender area so has a body shop repair this area so now looks OK”

Anonymous, MN (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Seems the blue paint Toyota used this model year rusts and fades a lot. The roof hood and top of truck is faded and rusting especially the roof and I have seen this often with similar toyotas of the same year”

Thomas H., FL (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“rusting on wheel well”

Anonymous, IA (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Serious rust on bottom of doors plus trunk lid”

Anonymous, ON (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“A little rust on the hood and around door latch”

Anonymous, NY (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Next to the wheels. Could repair cheaply for about $400; have to redo every other year. Started in 2014”

Pamela J., PA (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Water leak from sun roof caused rust at the top of windshield”

Anonymous, OH (2005 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

“calipers were sicking”

Anonymous, ON (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Replaced calipers, rotors & pads by dealer in 2013, 90 day warranted, same problem 1 yr later, all replaced by Firestone. lifetime on parts & labour ex. rotors in 2014, replaced calipers & pads under warranty in March 2015”

Barry M., ON (2005 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“piston sticking causing pemature break pand wear and rotor wear”

Anonymous, MD (2005 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“The right front caliper seized, causing the brake to lock up and ruined a rotor and a set of brake pads. Had to get the caliper, pads and rotors replaced”

Matt B., RI (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“both front calipers rusted closed and prematurely wore all the break pads out. It was caused by a rust ring that didn't allow the brakes to retract into the non-braked position”

Anonymous, VA (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Just wear”

Gary P., MD (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“This is my second set of calipers in 3 years. My mechanic can find no reason for the excess wear on them”

Barry M., ON (2005 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Driver side caliper stick causing the wheel to get hot and smoke. The car ran like you had a flat tire”

Anonymous, MO (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“took to my trusted mechanic expecting routine brake job on front brakes. surprised that back brakes needed replacing also. Mechanic took me to car to show me, using calipers to show me actual wear and condition of brakes”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“started making noise”

Jim C., FL (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“pads”

Thomas A., IA (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Brakes started screeching”

Sharon Q., IL (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“vehicle needed front brake pads”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“roters need to be polished to eliminate wobbing”

Anonymous, GA (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Replacement of drums and drum brake shoes”

Anonymous, QC (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Shaking brake pedal”

Anonymous, QC (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Had to have front brakes replaced because of the caliper failure”

Matt B., RI (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“1st time brakes needed changing”

Anonymous, ON (2005 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Parking brake

“stopped working - caused an inspection failure”

Anonymous, MA (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Premature brake wear

“Same as with the 2008 Camry”

Anonymous, DC (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“the front disc brakes needed to be changed. rear were fine”

Paul M., CO (2005 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Brakes replaced then 4 mo lamer had to have pads replaced”

Eva C., CA (2005 Toyota Corolla Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“rear brakes are being replaced because of rusting”

Kenneth M., OH (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Brakes were becoming weak on long road trip; needed to replace front brake pads and rotor”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Irregular wear to pads due to rotors surface; New pads and re-surface rotors fixed it: Adjusted and clean rear brakes..Approx 300.00”

Isabel D., FL (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Rotors

“Front rotors had to be replaced after 250,000 miles. Probably normal wear and tear”

Thomas C., OH (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Had brake job at CA tire one year previous and they used inferior rotors. They warped and I had major shimmey. Went to my local garage and had them replaced and all is ok now”

Anonymous, ON (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“normal wear and tear for a car with 265000 miles on it”

Anonymous, MA (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Rotors needed to be replace with the calipers”

Anonymous, MO (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“brakes squeaked every time I applied them”

Anonymous, IL (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Shortly after buying the car used , end of 2015, we experienced rhythmic rubbing noise from the rear drum brakes when they are warmed up. We've had both independent and dealer service investigate; both put lubricant on parts but said their is no safety issue. The brakes have never not felt in any way "wavering" but the squealing noise is irritating. In the next annual inspection I'll replace all rear brakes; I suspect previous owners allowed inferior aftermarket parts to be installed”

Anonymous, VA (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

“Air conditioning condensation overflowing into the cabin”

Anonymous, CT (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Loud air noise, especially on driver's side”

Michael D., NY (2005 Toyota Corolla Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Rain and melting snow leak into the car through the sun roof”

Arthur C., MA (2005 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Water pump had to be replaced”

Marilee G., SC (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Water pump leaking; installed new water pump and drive belt. Windshield washer bottle leaking; installed new washer pump”

Howard L., IL (2005 Toyota Corolla Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Water pump was found to be leaking and was replaced as part of regular maintenance check”

Anonymous, MN (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“The waterpump was replaced, which had a small leak causing squeaking in one of the adjacent belts”

Anonymous, OR (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Rear tail light fills with water from rain”

Craig D., WI (2005 Toyota Corolla Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Loose weather stripping around left rear window. Loose weather stripping around trunk”

Michael D., NY (2005 Toyota Corolla Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Intake manifold rubber gasket had to be replaced, mass air flow sensor sends false readings as well”

Anonymous, IA (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“The weather stripping on top of the roof came off on both sides. No leaks, but some rust”

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Seals appear to be shrinking”

Anonymous, VA (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“The seal between the front windshield and the hood keeps getting loose”

Nate J., KS (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“The drain tubes around the moonroof/sunroof window frequently become blocked, and the seals around same do not sufficiently block out water, resulting in water dripping around the windshield and onto the dash and driver's seat”

Anonymous, IL (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Trunk area is leaking water”

Randall F., AZ (2005 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“main windshield leak on driver's side -- drips on floor during rain”

J L., PA (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“The Corolla has a thin metal shield under the chassis to protect the transmission and exhaust system. The rivets securing this shield, over time, became loose, so the shield was rattling under the car. Our mechanic had to jury-rig the thing, but it's”

Charles E., CA (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“A very loud squeak/squeal coming from the HVAC blower motor. The motor housing is sealed with no way to oil it, so rather than being able to lubricate it for maintenance, we have to replace the whole thing. I think this is a rip off”

Anonymous, IL (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“The waterpump was replaced, which had a small leak causing squeaking in one of the adjacent belts”

Anonymous, OR (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“The check engine light has been going on and off over the past 2 years. I have had issues with squeaks and squeals that have been due to rust, wear and tear, shocks, and loose connections”

Anonymous, MA (2005 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“The corolla has a LARGE variety of rattles that are not serious. But the wheel bearings are on their way out and make a horrific noise at certain speeds”

Anonymous, TN (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“dash rattles, and pops. Could have been something from previous owner”

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“The muffler system heat guard pan broke lose from the underbody and rattled loudly. The connections rusted off. I had to use wire to raise the pan off the muffler system”

Anonymous, WI (2005 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Driver's window / door has recently become noisy. No water leaks”

Michael F., MO (2005 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Due to weather stripping issues”

Anonymous, VA (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“My car has whistled at high speeds since I got it 10 years ago”

Nate J., KS (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Wind noise on the driver's side window at the right angle upper corner”

Anonymous, BC (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Driver's side window, wind noise from door seal”

Anonymous, OH (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“The weathr stripping on the doors is completely shot, but the cost to replace is over $150 per door because you cant just change out the stripping, as its part of a larger part. I have chosen not to fix this because of it”

Anonymous, MA (2005 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Noisy interior. Must talk loudly to be heard”

Anonymous, NY (2005 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

“Mechanic advises it needs to be replaced”

Anonymous, VT (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Needs replaced, and Toyota said it would be $1400”

Gary D., IN (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“crack found in converter which could not be welded. new law on Jan 1, 2014 - replacement converters must be California compliant. $900 for a compliant converter compared to $300 for regular. replaced entire welded exhaust system- total cost $1200”

Alan D., NY (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Engine light on & code indicates catalytic converter problem. Recently replaced intake gasket. Added a fuel/catalytic converter product & using high test fuel”

Anonymous, NB (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“It had to be replaced as part of the pipes my previous vehicle I had 14 years really almost 15 and never had a pipe or muffler or converter issue ever so I know that a better system can be built and installed even if it was an accident”

Anonymous, ON (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“A problem with the canister lights up the check engine light in the dash”

Anonymous, QC (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Engine light came on around 160000km, found catalytic converter & oxygen sensors needed replacing”

Anonymous, NB (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Developed exhaust leak. Require new converter”

Gregory A., IL (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Whenever I hit the gas pedal, my car sounds pretty loud. It sounds like the engine, but mechanic said it was an exhaust leak. Whenever running the fan in my car with outside air, I can smell the exhaust”

Amalynn S., CA (2005 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“stainless steel exhaust pipe was warranty-replaced 90,000 miles ago... this stainless steel doesn't last the life of the car”

Kenneth M., OH (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Exhaust manifold

“Bad intake manifold gasket”

Mike A., IL (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Became very noisy. Dealer wanted to replace entire exhaust system for $1500. Had just the exhaust manifold replaced for about $300 at Meineke”

Anonymous, IL (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“heat shield was wired in place so it would stop rattling”

Anonymous, PA (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“The screw holding the heat shield rusted out resulting in the shield rattling& dropping down”

Anonymous, NB (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“This happens about every three years, but the parts were installed by The Mufflerman”

Anonymous, ON (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“The exhaust pipe cracked and became disconnected. It had to be replaced up to the catalytic converter which was over $2000”

Randy Y., NJ (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Leak”

Anonymous, ON (2005 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“The muffler pipe rusted through (first time) so there were holes in the pipe. Made the car sound VERY loud. The car was located in MA (road salt) for its first 8 years”

Anonymous, NC (2005 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“I NEEDED NEW MUFFLER AND PIPE”

Anonymous, OH (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“The exhaust system parts were from The Mufflerman”

Anonymous, ON (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Rust”

Anonymous, MB (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Hole in pipe caused complete replacement of integrated unit consisting of muffler, catalytic converter and all pipes front to back (costing $2200)”

Anonymous, MI (2005 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Exhaust pipe has been replaced twice,”

Anonymous, ON (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Front exhaust pipe was broken (rotted out at the flange) and had to be replaced. This was the first major repair in 9 years for $1300. I went to a TOYOTA dealer for repair”

Silke V., UT (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“flange rusted off”

Anonymous, IN (2005 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“SEE PREVOIUS”

Anonymous, OH (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Rusted through”

Anonymous, MB (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Non Toyota parts involved”

Robert W., ON (2005 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

“Same as before”

Anonymous, NY (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Engine light kept coming on. Suspected gas cap which was replaced”

Scott S., IL (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“light came on indicating a vacuum leak and currently needs repair, costing over $108.00”

Anonymous, NV (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“The catalytic converter broke off from the exhaust pipe due to rust and needed to be replaced”

Anonymous, VA (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Replaced the catalytic converter...very expensive part/labor!”

Anonymous, MN (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Check engine light could not be extinguished”

Anonymous, MA (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“The evap-canister on the car failed, in addition to a known problem with the computer chip which has resulted in the car needing a new CPU to pass emissions”

Joseph F., MD (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Minor problem, easily fixed”

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel cap

“Failed emission testing so I purchesed a new gas cap and all was fine”

Anonymous, TX (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Fuel cap gave false engine sign on the dashboard. Dealership wanted to change the catalytic convertor (P0456 code) and charge big buck for that; however, this is not Toyota fault. Otherwise, Corolla is very a reliable car, although not very exciting”

Anonymous, NJ (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“I had a recall on the Airbag which was replace I have had to replace the emissions once about 7years ago and I need indicates I mgiht have to replace again”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel pump

“heard a funny chugging noise while driving for months and no one, not even the dealer could tell me what it was. Was finally told it was the fuel pump and it was fixed”

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“A squirrel ate through the fuel pump”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“While driving the car started to go slower and slower until it stopped and the engine stopped running”

Patricia K., PA (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“The fuel pump required replacement. Fortunately our mechanic was able to separate the pump from the rest of the fuel level sender unit, saving us significant parts cost”

Anonymous, VA (2005 Toyota Corolla Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“fuel pump failed. Check engine light showing code for weak fuel, air mix”

Anonymous, GA (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

“After the "check engine" indicator came on, the problem was diagnosed as "presence of vapor gases, defective seal(?)". The repair cost almost $1,000, but it was "necessary" as the check engine light would stay on otherwise and other problems would no”

Anonymous, NY (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Check engine light illuminated due to a leak in the intake manifold. Needed to have the intake manifold gasket replaced (an $8 part) but due to the complexity the repair cost $350”

Douglas L., NC (2005 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“the sensor code popped after came out of a carwash”

Anonymous, NM (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Emissions light is always on. Shop will repair either sensor or an emission part, within 30 days, light comes on again. Problem since we bought car at 32000 miles, and even using different mechanic shops”

Anonymous, MO (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“It cost me $1,200 to change the sensor which caused an annoying light to be on constantly”

Anonymous, NY (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Sensors, including fuel and oxygen mix malfunctioned when we were visiting in Maryland. Mostly, it was because of the cold weather, but it cost over $1000 to repair”

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Number two fuel injector monitor chip was replaced. The injector was too lean”

Robert W., ON (2005 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Clutch replacement

“The clutch probably wasn't good when I bought the car, but I hadn't driven a manual for a while and didn't notice. I had to sit in heavy traffic, on an icy hill for about 1/2 an hour and burned out the clutch. Once it was replaced it drove fine”

Sarah T., TX (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Clutch slipped”

Anonymous, NY (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“old car used to go to work and back”

Anonymous, ON (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“normal replacement- no real issue”

Anonymous, VA (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“my clutch had a good life. no complaints about having to replace it at 165k”

Tom S., MA (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“The clutch and the flywheel both had to be replaced due to heavy slipping and wear. This was considered normal for 215,000 miles. Cost about $2,300 for parts and labor with lifetime warranty”

Jason P., UT (2005 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“The clutch was worn out”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Finally replaced the clutch after 235000 miles!”

Anonymous, CO (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Popped error code a couple times while on the highway”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“could not pass emissions test. took it to 3 different mechanics. They all said I need a rebuilt transmission. Have been driving with engine light on for over 3 months”

Anonymous, IL (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

“The trans was automatic and it had a failure when going to overdive”

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“OBD code 741 (transmission torque converter solenoid) prevented vehicle from passing emissions test. Mechanic says transmission must be rebuilt”

Brian H., CA (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“one day the transmission quit”

Anonymous, MA (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“wore out”

Anonymous, ON (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Car had more than 200K hard miles on it, so I don't see the need for a transmission re-build as all that unusual”

Theresa P., TN (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“I was a little disappointed that I had to replace the transmission at 100,000 miles. Wear and tear is understandable but 2500$ cost was equal to the blue book value of the car. Not quite ready for a second new one”

William B., VA (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Clock

“The clock has not worked for nearly 5 years. No time is visible at all. The cost to replace it is exorbitant”

Lori M., CA (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“No longer works and cost to replace is outrageous”

Paul B., FL (2005 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Displays intermittenlr”

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“The clock light only works occasionally. It is digital”

Wayne B., ON (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Clock rarely lights up giving the time”

Anonymous, HI (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Clock number brightness faded until completely dark”

Anonymous, NC (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Gauges

“tachometer provides incorrect reading at start up for 1 - 2 minutes”

Anonymous, TN (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Had problems”

Anonymous, VA (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Headlights

“Headlight covers are plastic and turn yellow, cloudy, dull. We have never had to polish headlight covers on a car and have done this one twice and it needs it again. Makes seeing at night to drive difficult and dangerous”

Anonymous, CO (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Two headlight low beam lights burned out over the year”

Wayne B., ON (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“rear light bulb burned out”

Anonymous, HI (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Warning lights

“The check engine light has been on for over 3 yrs, along with the VSC warning light. The Toyota dealer cannot determine the cause and feels that the only way to get rid of the lights is to replace the transmission. But even that is an educated guess”

Lori M., CA (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Windshield wipers do not work at intermittent setting”

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Remote engine starter

“Remote Engine starter has stopped working. Haven't been able to fix, even after trips to dealer. Does make opening doors (and loading car) difficult”

Anonymous, MA (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

“had issues with down stream sensor, o2 sensor, fuel pump and normal wear on the breaks and roters. Recently computer module”

Anonymous, GA (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“The engine light kept coming on. I took it in for repair. It was repaired”

Anonymous, PA (2005 Toyota Corolla Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“ECM failed combined with issues with a bad solenoid which killed the battery”

Travis L., MT (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“The check engine light kept coming on. The mechanic replaced the MAF (Mass Air Flow) sensor a few times, first with replacement parts then with OEM. But the fix never held. The problem stopped recurring when the weather got and stayed warmer. I understand via the Web that this is not uncommon in 2005 Toyota Corolla's but that Toyota will not acknowledge a problem with the ECM”

Cathy M., NY (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Engine knock or ping

“If i would not have gone th?any after i heard a noise, il would have been much more expensive”

Anonymous, QC (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“had serpentine belt replaced the year before. developed crack in engine mount which then caused wear on serpentine belt...engine mount repaired, but also had to replace serpentine belt again”

Anonymous, NM (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Oil leaks

“Gasket which was very expensive to replace”

Anonymous, CT (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“seal for the timing chain cover leaked some”

Anonymous, CT (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“leaky valve cover gasket”

Anonymous, AB (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Repairs done: Replaced Front Crank Seal”

Anonymous, VA (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“On long interstate trips at higher speeds (70+ mph), there have been intermittent issues with significant oil loss (leaks or burning). This oil usage was as high as one quart every 400 - 500 miles. This has occurred on at least two occasions. The Corolla has been driven almost exclusively in town for the past 8000 miles with no oil loss. I have replaced the PCV valve, oil cap, and valve cover gasket; although there was no obvious indication of any external leaks”

Mike E., FL (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Oil pan gasket and valve cover gasket were leaking”

Anonymous, MA (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Oil pan and valve cover gasket leaks”

Robert H., MD (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Coolers and lines

“brokenline from reverse to ?”

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Slipping transmission

“The transmission had begun to slip before the clutch had to be replaced, and replacing the clutch solved most of the slippage issues. My son says it still doesn't drive perfectly, but I'm very happy with it again, now”

Sarah T., TX (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Motor control module failure lead to rough shifting. There was a recall”

Ken W., AB (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission leaks

“cooling line from transmission to radiator rusted out”

Anonymous, VT (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Both transmission cooling lines developed leaks, which, if I hadn't noticed the drips, would have easily resulted in transmission failure and replacement”

Lonn W., IL (2005 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Aamco technician had to guess whether replacing a transaxle would stop the leak or not; leak has stopped but did it really need the axle replaced???”

Brian H., CA (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

“OBD code 741 caused emission test failure”

Brian H., CA (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“It caused check engine light to come on, which prevents vehicle from passing emissions test. It was the torque converter solenoid forcing us to have the transmission rebuilt. Then a year later, the trans started to leak and had to have it repaired”

Brian H., CA (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Check engine light came on. Solenoid not working, replaced but still not driving well when slowing down”

Anonymous, VA (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Remove and replaced the bushing that connects the automatic cable linkageto the gear shift. This corrected the problem where the gears would not engage”

Alan O., HI (2005 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

“The compressor was damaged because or the refrigerant leak”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“developed a leak, probably (according to my mechanic) from a stone that got kicked up from the road”

Marc B., PA (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“All I know is that that th AC did not work right”

Anonymous, NY (2005 Toyota Corolla)

“Comressor is shot”

Anonymous, NJ (2005 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“AC no longer working. Heater works. Have not had this repaired to find out precisely what is wrong”

Anonymous, LA (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Condenser

“At about 143k miles the AC stopped working and the fan was blowing only outside air. The mechanic tested the system and said it was the condenser, which we replaced at a total cost of $580. But it still isn't working well, so we have to take it back”

Charles E., CA (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Refrigerant leaks

“There was a leak and the only way to repair it was to pull the dash. Cost of over $3300”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“had a leak that occurred over a long period of time, replaced freon and is working fine now”

Anonymous, RI (2005 Toyota Corolla Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Heater system

“Heat stopped working entirely. Replaced thermostat, but heat continued to function quite sub-par. Had techs bleed system completely and that seems to have solved the problem”

Anonymous, OH (2005 Toyota Corolla XRS 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Power steering leaks

“I am refilling the power steering fluids and find small leakage on the cement under the car. I took it in and they said everything is fine. I know it is not but I guess it isn't serious enough for them to be able to analyze it yet”

Anonymous, AZ (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“One shock (passenger side front) has a seal leak. The steering is not "tight"”

Anonymous, WI (2005 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Springs or torsion bars

“torsion bar sheared apart”

Anonymous, MD (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Replaced sway bar link both sides”

Joanne M., NY (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Tie rods

“was driving in traffic and suddenly there was a crash and car would not move”

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Rear wheel bearing was failing. Had it replaced”

Anonymous, NC (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Ball joints

“Worn out”

Anonymous, NE (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Power steering pumps and hoses

“The pump was leaking. The dealer said that it needed to be replaced”

Anonymous, NJ (2005 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

“Window would not stay up. Adjustment was needed”

Anonymous, AL (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Glass defects

“Headlight covers are increasingly foggy”

Anonymous, WA (2005 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Mirrors

“shortly after buying this car brand new the paint began to show fading and chipping”

Mark H., NJ (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

“Trunk was getting moldy and found that the rear spoiler was leaking. Upon checking, there is rust around one of the holes into which the spoiler is attached. Also passenger door has leaked when rain hits directly since day 1”

Judy D., IL (2005 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Windows

“driver window came off track and would not go down”

David C., OH (2005 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“power window separates from internal lift mechanism due to broken attachment pieces which are replaceable parts, but are not sold without buying whole window”

Lonn W., IL (2005 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Drain in the sunroof plugged causing a water leak and rust to the roof body”

Anonymous, OH (2005 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

“Alternator went out without warning after a road trip of 3000 miles. No warning”

Sonnie S., OR (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“The alternator failed taking the belt and the battery with it”

Anonymous, ON (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Alternator ended up killing battery”

Sonnie S., OR (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“14-month old battery was killed by the faulty ECM”

Travis L., MT (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Exide Battery was replaced after only 2 years and 20,000 miles. I think that is too soon”

Cathy M., NY (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“it quit working”

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Driveshaft or axle

“vibration - axle drivshaft”

Bernard B., QC (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Had to replace both front bearings”

Anonymous, SK (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“The axel shafts assembly was loose and shifting. Front diver side. It had to be replaced. Cost $246 to replace”

William L., UT (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Electrical failure

“A part called clutch compressor, was defective since around 120,000 miles approximately, but was replaced at 133,964 miles with the serpentine belt and tensioner, a full brake job, including pads, shoes, cylinders, turning rotors and drums, all 4 engine insulators, a front fender liner, which in parts was $1,033.07 for parts only without taxes at one the main local Toyota dealers, called Braulio Agosto Toyota. No complaints even today about this most expensive repair, but if the clutch compresso”

Pablo R., PR (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“solenoid failure locking drive”

Anonymous, NC (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Engine rebuild or replacement

“The oil gelled and the engine over heated. I've never seen this happen before in any car that I have ever owned”

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Driving on the freeway & all of a sudden my engine made a loud noise as if it were being over-revved. My speed starting decelerating, but no indicator on my dash that anything was wrong (overheating, engine problem, etc. - Nothing). Car would start b”

Amalynn S., CA (2005 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Had INTAKE manifold gasket replaced”

Willard J., NH (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Multiple enginge oil seals began leaking at around 98000 miles. Air intake gasket also failed causing minor induction problems during cold weather”

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Timing Belt needs to be replaced. The car has a slow leak, but I haven't replaced it yet. Cost of repair is $1,300.00 and I am just waiting to have it fixed until the leak gets larger. Toyota has indicated this is a problem on this car at 125,000 mi”

Anonymous, KS (2005 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Radio

“The CD player got jammed up”

Anthony V., IL (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Turning digital volume control knob is problematic. It might go up or down or stay the same. You never know what it will do”

Anonymous, CA (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen goes blank

“Display screen for the time goes blank and fades in and out, as does the backlights on many of the controls. I suspect a loose wire as tapping/smacking the dash turns the lights back on/off. All dash controls still work fine”

Joseph F., MD (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“digital clock goes blank”

Anonymous, NC (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Cooling fan

“Electric cooling fan broke and had to be replaced”

Anonymous, FL (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Thermostat

“INTERMITENT LOSS OF HEAT. REPLACED THERMOSTAT. ALSO HAVE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON. UNABLE TO DETERMINE CAUSE. NOT RESOLVED”

Anonymous, NY (2005 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Water pump

“Coolent leak”

Anonymous, BC (2005 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
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