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.
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Reliability

Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how used vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for about 420,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2019 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA 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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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2006 Toyota Corolla owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

Calipers

"Sticking"

Kenneth K., NH (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Caliper froze up when heated and was causing the brake pads to wear down"

Anonymous, MI (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Caliper froze on one side, creating a loud shrieking noise that led to replacement of calipers and rotors on both sides"

R T., NJ (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Callipers seized causing brakes to stay on and wore pads away so they had to be replaced earlier than they should have"

Anonymous, ON (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Right Front Caliper locked up creating excess drag and generating heat. Required replacement of both the caliper and rotor."

Anonymous, MD (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Normal routine brake wear

"Normal wear and tear. Breaks have been quite reliable."

Anonymous, ON (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Required new pad at about 55K"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"break pads worn down"

Anonymous, IN (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"120000 miles on original front brakes is decent"

Anonymous, ID (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"First front brake replacement needed during life of car"

Anonymous, MN (2006 Toyota Corolla 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"just routine maintainance"

Richard R., MA (2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"There wasn't a problem, I just replaced the front and rear brakes because they had normal break wear"

Bruce K., NY (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"replaced rotors and drums"

Ron H., FL (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Car is used mostly for around town driving. Rarely used on the highway"

Fred R., WI (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Breaks get a lot of abuse in Chicago. We maintain them more than average"

John D., IL (2006 Toyota Corolla 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Front brakes were replaced"

Terry P., BC (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The break pad wore out"

Anonymous, UT (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"During routine service, the technician said the front break pads were worn to the limit and needs replacing"

Ivor C., ON (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"This car is 13 years old and it cam time to replace front rotors and pads and rear drums and liners"

Anonymous, ON (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"making noise when stopping"

James S., UT (2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Premature brake wear

"Replacement pads lasted only 12000 miles"

Anonymous, WI (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I had a brake service at the dealer and shortly after had a grinding noise and feel from the brakes. Took it back and they did something and the problem has stopped"

Ralph Z., NY (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"In the past two years, I have had to put new brakes on my car 4 times. About every 6 months they seem to wear out"

Beth M., ON (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Premature break wear !!"

Lee H., PA (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Brakes needed replacing. It was expensive."

Anonymous, VA (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Rotors

"Rotor and pad replacement"

Anonymous, MD (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"replace"

Anonymous, NJ (2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Warped Rotors"

Douglas I., CA (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rotors ruysted"

Steve-Jeanne F., NY (2006 Toyota Corolla 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"rotors had to be turned several times and I am told they have a problem with rusting"

Aaron B., CO (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Horrible grinding sound"

Anonymous, MA (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"We needed to replace the front rotors. This was the first major brake service we've needed on this car"

Nancy E., VT (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"expensive to repair if you take your car to a dealership. They tried to make repairs for things that I had no problems with"

Anonymous, TX (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Front break Rotor needs replacing due to rust"

Ivor C., ON (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaking

"Worn break pads on both rear wheels. Replaced all rear break pads"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Kept having noise while breaking from rear brakes. After going to several shops it was finally determined to be a bump on rear brake drum. I had taken this car to just brakes and precision tune and think the problem arose from one of them. I had the drums replaced and no more problems"

Anonymous, GA (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Problem hasn't been solved by dealer or Monroe"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Again brake squealing after brake pad change"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Squeking even after replacement"

Anonymous, SC (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"After driving in city traffic brakes squeak at stopping Replaced rotors, pads turned drums This reduced but did not eliminate squeaking. Makes me wonder if the computer is somehow applying the brakes inappropriately"

Anonymous, OR (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Grinding sound when breaks applied. Took three checks by the dealership before a cause of solution was identified. I was told the problems is a rust ring and to have the pads and rotors replaced or turned at next major service."

Anonymous, TN (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"Part of the piece which fits into the bumper keeps coming loose...clips are useless"

Kim K., NV (2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"the poorly designed hub caps keep falling off and getting lost, I have lost THREE so far - they are junk"

Anonymous, NH (2006 Toyota Corolla 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"driver side rubber molding failed - loud wind noise now"

Scott G., CA (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Cowlings around engine have been blown off while driving. Headlight lens is VERY foggy and pitted. Dims and diffuses light. Windshield is very pitted and glares badly during night driving"

Edward S., UT (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"Rubber door gaskets shrank and pulled loose and can not be stretched to go back in place"

Edward S., UT (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Paint fading, some minor rust spots but over all for the car's age the Paint seems to be holding"

Anonymous, AL (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"My car has been repainted piece by piece. Unfortunately when I bought it after the previous owner had it 4 months, it had been wrecked. Some of the pointing problems I am sure are from the repair with inferior paint. But at this age now, and in hot TX summers, the paint is fading all over"

Sarah W., TX (2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Metallic finish paint on roof, trunk, rear bumper, has oxidized in several areas. I see many other vehicles on the road, same model & approximate vintage, with similar issues"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Corolla 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint faded to point of embarrassment being seen in vehicle. Expecting more from Toyota this is a MAJOR disappointment"

Kim K., NV (2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint after 6 years star peeling an rust coming out"

Zarrail M., FL (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The paint has faded, and peeled with lots of chalking. Toyota would not fix it so I had have it restored and painted by a Auto Body Painting shop. (Not Toyota)"

Steve C., CA (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Roof, hood and back deck paint suffering from sun damage; in my area, no shade is available."

Lynn O., LA (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint on hood and top faded big time and made car look bad. Cost for a total repaint is in excess of $5K and make it unfeasible to do, so car looks like crap! Chalking and general fading is the issue. Sides of car still look pretty good, considering age."

John C., CA (2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Lots of scratches and small dents from city use and tight parking. Had to replace front and rear bumpers"

Anonymous, MA (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint peeling off the driver's side door molding piece that runs parallel to the ground in the middle of the door"

Dallas P., KS (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Very bad cracking, fading and chalking on trunk, roof top, and hood that started in 2010 and has grown much worse each year"

Anonymous, WA (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"clear coat is peeling off the bumpers and off all sharp creases around the trunk opening, and along the roof edges where there are sharp bends in the metal"

Dennis T., CA (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint on roof of car, which was factory began to crack and peal off down to the metal, metal began to rust shortly after being exposed to the elements"

Joshua D., NC (2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I have experienced all of the above listed issues. When I first bought, I had paint peeling on front bumper and rust on roof. Got roof repainted and bumper replaced only to have the rest of the paint on front and back end fade, chalk and crack"

John A., CA (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"We had a hail storm. The car sustained large hail damage. The areas around the dent marks are beginning to rust. Does this mean painting the entire car?"

Anonymous, PA (2006 Toyota Corolla 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Whole left side of car, roof, and hood clear coat and paint had failed. -3 out of 4 hubcaps have departed the vehicle on the road"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"car was in a fender mender bad paint job"

Anonymous, TX (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"clear coat failure"

Alison L., TX (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Minor paint peeling on driver side door handle"

Vincent R., VA (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"AT the age our car is, you expect some wear and tear, but the paint peeling started early. I think 2006 was one of those years they were experimenting with paints and now it looks terrible of course...but it's such a good vehicle for what we need now....don't want to get rid of it."

Anonymous, MA (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint was starting to pit and rust on the hood was starting to appear."

Stephen G., FL (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Spots of deteriorated paint had been gradually developing over the last 3 years. I had them repaired, at a cost of roughly $700. This was the most expensive repair I can remember having in the 7 years I have owned my car, which made it a big repair for me, although I know that for such an old car this is not that big a repair."

Anonymous, RI (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Rust

"Small area on left quarter and wheels"

William C., IA (2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Neither the rust nor the exhaust problems are unusual in this climate. Some rust is beginning to appear around the back driver side door handle and the forward part of the front driver door threshold"

Anonymous, NH (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rust on the body near the fender well where apparently moisture built up causing rust"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Heavy corosion on undercarrage and lower body"

Anonymous, MA (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"My car started rusting about 1 1/2 years ago. Someone told me that Toyota does not provide good car paining and when the warranty expiries, you are stuck with having to get a paint job done by a separate company from Toyota"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rust started because of metal clip to hold rear bumper to quarter panal."

William C., IA (2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"some rusting on the wheel well"

Sebastian B., OH (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rust forming at lower edge in back wheel well and also inside of hood where the shock it attached"

Dallas P., KS (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint on roof of car, which was factory began to crack and peal off down to the metal, metal began to rust shortly after being exposed to the elements"

Joshua D., NC (2006 Toyota Corolla S 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

"There was a random piece of rubber clogging the moon roof drain tube causing water to leak into the cabin floor area"

Eugene B., OR (2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Water leaks on the passenger side. From the roof pillar also water leaks into the back floor board passenger side"

George G., FL (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"drain from windshield wipers drains through the passenger cabin and the rubber hose that carries the water came loose. flooded the entire passenger cabin floor before the loose hose was found"

Kay M., TN (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rainwater came in through an area where 2 panels were welded together. We had about 2 or more inches of water inside the car"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"leaks in left rear fender joints, leaking LOTS of water into trunk. I applied glue to all joints, stopping the leaks"

Anonymous, WA (2006 Toyota Corolla 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"water pump seal had small leak gasket was replaced"

Anonymous, MD (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Door seals are coming loose causing wind noise at higher speeds"

Anonymous, KS (2006 Toyota Corolla 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Passenger side floor gets soaking wet if the car is in the rain. Can't see where it comes in. Have had door seals replaced once, need to do it again."

Stacy S., MD (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"wind noise while driving"

Anonymous, MI (2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"rear door seals seem to shrink and no longer remain in their tracks. dealer wants hellish $$ to replace. roof sealant to orig seals and keep moving. wind noise, of course."

Anonymous, WI (2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Not sure if water is coming from front and rear window gaskets?"

George G., FL (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Sun roof drain became clogged and had to be cleaned out to stop water from leaking into the interior"

Richard S., OH (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Weather stripping around doors is contracting/peeling away in very cold weather"

Anonymous, IN (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Occasional leakage of water after hard rain, along passenger door seal. I live with it."

Lee C., OK (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Poor quality fitting or missing weather stripping around windows."

Anonymous, BC (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"weather stripping around all doors has become loose."

Anonymous, TN (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

"Rattle in front driver & passenger doors. In window system. Have to lower and raise hard on window crank to stop temporarily the rattle"

Anonymous, MD (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"driver side window squeaks in cold weather when it is lowered"

Anonymous, WA (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"heat shield came loose"

Richard R., MA (2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"It occasionally sounds like a hunk of aluminum is being dragged under the car. Technicians can not find the source of this noise"

Margaret S., NY (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Upon start up a belt whistling noise mostly on damp or rainy days"

Ed A., NY (2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"When driving down the road at a high rate of speed (50 to 65 mph), my car sounds like a noisy, noisy engine. I took it in. They told me they couldn't understand what I was talking about. I bought new tires as it was indicated that perhaps my tires"

Anonymous, IA (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"noise w/ driving...the car of plastic squeaks"

Anonymous, ME (2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Squeaks in the dash and behind the rear seat"

Stephen J., ON (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Cabin air blower fan bearings seem to be shot"

Anonymous, IN (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"It is like driving an airplane, you can barely think it is so noises"

Pandora W., ID (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Brakes have been squealing for years - I've taken it to the dealership many times, and every time it keeps coming back (I've probably spend around $500 at this point). About a year or two ago, the dealership told me that my model year has issues with"

Alexandra W., VA (2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rattle wad due to rusted engine mounts. All 4 were replaced"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Toyota Corolla 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Car does squeak & rattle, but the low maintenance on this vehicle has been fantastic."

Carl T., TX (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Wind noise

"Seems to be wind noise coming from passenger side window"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I think this is just poor workmanship. I have had other small cars and have never noticed the noise like this one"

Pandora W., ID (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"bought car 3 months ago with 41000 miles on it"

Anonymous, TX (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"weatherstripping and wind seals ageing."

Louis A., CA (2006 Toyota Corolla S 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

Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

"Seat and key buzzer on ECM and does not chime anymore"

Anonymous, WI (2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Body control module

"Needed a new computer module which controlled the RPM gauge and temp gauge and check engine light. $667 total cost"

Ian B., ON (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Clock

"Clock fades out for long periods, I think the circuit board is warped because the dashboard lights for the heater control don't work either"

Charl P., CA (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The clock works but I cannot read it because it lights up infrequently and not for very long when it does"

Robert H., SC (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Clock works, but back lighting is an on and off situation.."

Anonymous, VA (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The clock actually works, but the light for it only intermittently lights up (problem started 2 years ago), so I never know if I'll be able to see the time or not. My mechanic says this is an electrical problem that's expensive to fix"

Jane H., OH (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Does not light up"

John D., IL (2006 Toyota Corolla 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Clock started working intermittently for several months, then stopped altogether. Did some online research seems like a a common poor quality control electrical issue."

Anonymous, BC (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Backup lightbulb repalced"

Anonymous, MD (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"My mechanic found an relay issue that prevented my taillights from turning on when I pressed the brakes"

Anonymous, NV (2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Gauges

"RPM and temp gauges are both controlled by main computer (ECM) which all stopped working when computer suddenly died"

Ian B., ON (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The odometer reading. Once it had reached 299999 miles, it would not roll over. I am currently using both trip odometers to monitor gas mileage & oil change."

Vicky T., IL (2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Headlights

"Pigtail wire connectors to headlight failed and was causing headlights to burnout or not work"

Anonymous, NH (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"My mechanic found an issue with relays that prevented my headlights and taillights from performing (i.e., turning on)"

Anonymous, NV (2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Headlights fogged up need cleaning refinishing -foggy"

Lee H., PA (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Interior lights

"Clock lights up intermittently, all 3 a/c controls work well but they don't light up until I hit alongside them. Roof light is also sporadic in working"

Robert H., SC (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The totyota dealership did not seem to investigate thoroughly the problem I was having with interior lights not working intermittently. They said I had to come back to them when the problem occurred so that they could look at the problem while it was going on. I found this to be very inconvenient and indicated to me that they didn't want to bother with researching and solving this problem. My lights on the gear goes out at different times, but it is especially difficult when this happens at nig"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The lights around the gear shift and radio/heating controls goes off and have to hit the dashboard in that area to have them come back on."

Anonymous, IN (2006 Toyota Corolla 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The dashboard lights went out behind the temperature controls (heat/AC). I thought it was a bulb out - but it wasn't. $120 to repair electronics"

Anonymous, GA (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The dome light is usually off but if you push on the fixture, it comes back on sometimes. Probably a loose connection somewhere"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Bad switch in dome light; lights for A/C, heat etc. don't work unless you hit them"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Keyless entry

"My remote stopped working to lock/unlock doors. I had the driver's and passenger side locks fixed (at a cost of $600) but chose not to repair the back doors - too expensive!"

Jane H., OH (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Tire pressure monitor

"Tire pressure monitor doesn't seem very accurate. It goes off and then I check all tires and they are to the correct pressure"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Warning lights

"driver-side airbag warning sensor replaced"

Michael H., MA (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Tire pressure system alert is annoying rather than helpful. Cannot tell which tire sensor needs replacing if any"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Toyota Corolla 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"My tire and seat weight lights come on for no reason and have to be manually turned off. Not a big deal, but annoying"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Catalytic converter

"Engine light has been on over a year. Was told it is likely catalytic converter but we did not have that repair since it is so expensive"

Anonymous, IN (2006 Toyota Corolla 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"This is the best vehicle,of the 19 I have owned in my life time. The exhaust is the first major repair I have had, however, it is over eleven yrs old and expected"

Dennis M., NS (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Exhaust system rusted through."

Anonymous, IL (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Exhaust leaks

"The exhaust pipe rusted through. Toyota replaced it and the catalytic converter (welded unit) under warranty. This actually occurred mid-2013 but I don't think that I reported it in the prior survey"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I thought the exhaust system was going to last the life of the car, but the muffler flange and pipe rusted away."

Gary S., MD (2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Exhaust manifold

"exhaust manifold had to be replaced, dealership included 2 year warranty on repairs"

Anonymous, BC (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The exhaust manifold started leaking but it was too expensive to fix due to the age of the car."

Wallace L., NJ (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Loose/rattling heat shield

"Some of the pins holding the heat shield rusted out and could not breplaced with the same method so tie wraps were used"

Anthony C., ON (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"heat shield came loose. It didn't have many places where it attached to car. rather than getting a new retainer clip, it was wired into place"

Peter B., CA (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Muffler

"Finally wore out after 11 years."

Anonymous, ON (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Muffler failed and was replaced at 103000 miles"

Mark M., OH (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Toyotas are the most reliable cars. The only thing that breaks down on a regular basis with them are the exhaust systems. I have had to replace the muffler or tail pipe 5 or 6 times since I bought it."

Michelle P., OH (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Other/unsure

"Recall issue"

Anonymous, OR (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"There was a factory recall."

Anonymous, OH (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"After they finished fixing the recalled passenger side, the dealer claimed the light wasn't on when it came in, but it was. Then i had to pay a lot because only they could fix it. They said part of the problem was that we put something under the seat and it damaged the sensor. They said there was something else in the wheel itself too. I think they should have warned us at some time not to put anything under the seat. and they should have admitted the light was on when they had it. They keep telling me there's no recall with the Driver's side...but I think there is. makes me nervous."

Anonymous, MA (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Airbag warning light came on last month. Appears to be an issue with the driver's side."

Frank D., OH (2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"SHortly after the recall, the airbag came on and stayed on after someone bumped into the rear of the car, creating no cosmetic damage."

Gary S., MD (2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Pipes

"Where two exhaust pipes connect near the rear axle one is inserted into the other. The two are clamped there. The insert rusted requiring replacement of that pipe"

Anonymous, NH (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace pipe from converter to muffler. Converter and muffler were in good condition. 06 in western New York would expect corrosion with the road salt."

Anonymous, NY (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"pipe corroded"

Steve-Jeanne F., NY (2006 Toyota Corolla 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"flange broke at muffler on pipe"

Anonymous, ON (2006 Toyota Corolla 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"exhaust pipe rusted off the catalytic converter. The pipe was replaced, the converter was left in place"

Michael Y., IL (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Connection from muffler to the pipe going to the engine rusted completely through"

Anonymous, WI (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Tail pipe broke between resonator and muffler which is a one piece stainless steel welded system. Factory replacement cost for parts only was in excess of $600.00. Non stainless patch (limited lifespan) was approx $50 including labour"

Anonymous, BC (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"manifold pipe went just out of warranty"

Anonymous, ON (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 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

Alignment

"Needed alignment twice"

Anonymous, NJ (2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear wheel alignment is out and requires installing rear wheel shims to correct $300-400"

Steven P., UT (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Replace front sway bars and end links, steering wheel to center of left, completed alignment after replacing struts"

Kirby S., CT (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"After wheel bearing replacement a front end alignment was necessary"

Robert M., VA (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Power steering leaks

"Power steering unit has a small leak"

Douglas I., CA (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Shocks or struts

"LEAKING SHOCK"

Anonymous, VA (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"strut boots were dry rotted, so I replaced them"

Gary S., MD (2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced front and rear shocks and shims were required"

Anonymous, OK (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"first time replacing them, at 270000 miles"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Improve ride quality replace front struts, no obvious failure"

Kirby S., CT (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"all four struts went out and ate all four tires"

Taylor A., WI (2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The shocks are worn out. Mechanic recommended not to drive on highway and it is not worth fixing since cost $1300"

John C., ON (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"had to replace rack and pinion steering because of a boot leak. Cost was over $3300, which was extremely excessive"

Anonymous, TX (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The steering would not hold straight, constantly pulling to one side."

John D., MD (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Tie rods

"inspection showed bent tie rods. no idea how it happened. not in an accidient. could be wear and tear and winter. toyota fixed the problem"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Tire wear is uneven

"rear struts went first"

Taylor A., WI (2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Wheel balance

"New tires required rebalancing when purchased"

Anonymous, OK (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Wheel bearings

"Noticed vibration in driving car. Thought it was one problem, turned out to be a bad bearing. Expensive repair"

Anonymous, MN (2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Bearings wore out, made vehicle noisy to drive - esp when turning"

Anonymous, MI (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"We had a front wheel bearing replaced under warranty when the car was new. This past year (after 100,000+ miles) we needed to replace the same bearing again"

Nancy E., VT (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Wheel bearing in the right front failed. Required replacement"

Robert M., VA (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Accessory belts or pulleys

"engine drive belt was worn and cracked, needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, IL (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Main serpentine belt made noise when car was brand new but dealers said noise was considered "typical and standard for this make and model" . Then when the warranty expired, they recommended to replace the belt because of the "excessive noise caused"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Belt sweaking, needed replacement"

Anonymous, BC (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Replaced drive belt tensioner and drive belt multiple times due to failure"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"belt tensioner was leaking and had to be replaced"

Matthew S., TX (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Engine computer

"Airflow sensor replaced"

Anonymous, NJ (2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"oxygen sensor"

Anonymous, GA (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Engine knock or ping

"Routine maintenance , replace spark plugs, pcp valve, replace coolant. Not knocking or pinging"

Anonymous, MD (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Engine mounts

"Need to replace engine mounts (wear and tear). Repair was expensive (labor costs)"

Anonymous, TX (2006 Toyota Corolla 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel leaks

"had to replace gaskets intake valve"

Michael G., SD (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Oil leaks

"135538: Oil pan gasket change, oil pressure switch, 146208: Replaced Front Crankshaft seal and Timing chain tensioner o-ring"

Rae C., ME (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Oil leaks around valve cover gasket."

Anonymous, MD (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The toyota dealer said that i had an oil leak the last few times that i brought my car in for regular servicing. However, I don't see oil on my garage floor and toyota dealer said they weren't sure. I haven't had problems driving my car and I check my oil levels frequently but haven't noticed any abnormal decrease in the oil level."

Anonymous, HI (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"needed oil pan gasket replaced."

Anonymous, TX (2006 Toyota Corolla 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"oil change at dealer 1st told was a leak in the (timing) tensioner; later said it was someone else's car (1 day left on warranty for work already done) Another time said leak in oil pan. Had clutch repair (shop) found tensioner leak; no oil pan leak"

Anonymous, NJ (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"main seal seeping oil. seep is very slow and does not impact the drivability of the car. approx. 1/2 pint every six months"

Kay M., TN (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"minor leak that required replacing a gasket"

Anonymous, MN (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Small leak around timing chain cover. It was time to replace the timing chain, so the timing chain was replaced which included a new gasket, solving the problem."

Anonymous, FL (2006 Toyota Corolla 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

"air would not cool"

Joseph C., VA (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Toyota Corolla 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Blower (fan) motor

"blower fan quit and needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, TX (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Condenser

"Condenser developed a slow leak that was difficult to diagnose."

Anonymous, MD (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Evaporator

"Leaked - had it replaced along with expansion valve"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Heater system

"Heater ducts leak and raise the temperature in the control panel causing dash lights to malfunction as well as CD player"

Anonymous, CA (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Heater system stopped working due to a plug and is showing signs of leaking, which would cost over $1000 to fix due to a poor design of the system"

R T., NJ (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Refrigerant leaks

"A/C system was plugged up and had to have cleaned out. Dealer put die in A/C to locate possible leaks. To date none have been found"

Anonymous, AL (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"looses coollant"

Anonymous, OR (2006 Toyota Corolla 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"normal refrigerant leakage"

Carl T., TX (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"pin-hole leak in condenser, probably caused by projectile or an accident during routine servicing"

Anonymous, ID (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"There's a slow undetectable leak"

Anonymous, AZ (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Began leaking in Aug 2014 -- had system tested -- revealed leaking evaporator which was replaced in May 2015 Had several recharges of refrigerant before replacement"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I thought that the car was not cooling very well for the past 4 years. It just got worse. I took it in and the mechanics put coolant in it and I thought that I had moved to "Siberia". But, that lasted just one year . This season, it was hot again an"

Anonymous, IA (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Please see prior comment. The condenser and refrigerant leak were a single issue."

Anonymous, MD (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Clutch replacement

"normal wear out experience over 200,000 miles"

Cheryl B., WV (2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Clutch was not shifting, had evaluated, was worn out, had replaced"

Anonymous, CO (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Had over 180000 miles on the clutch. It was worn out"

Kenneth W., UT (2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Second clutch replacement needed. Increased cost of ownership."

Donald N., WI (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Clutch replaced due to normal wear"

Anonymous, MD (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace clutch twice in this car probably due to multiple drivers"

Anonymous, NS (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"engine raced between gear shifts. Clutch replaced at 80K miles."

Anonymous, TX (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Clutch burned out while on the way to get routine servicing of vehicle, I don't drive this vehicle much, daughter says clutch has always been tricky. I had to have help getting AAA to tow vehicle in for work. It was very scary as I was on a freeway, had to exit and drive a bit with it smoking. followed"

John W., CA (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Torque converter

"The check engine light came on because of the silinoid on the transmission. Mechanic said something related to toque converter"

Tim B., CA (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"3rd gear synchro went out. Discovered this is not "repairable" on this transmission. Replacement is the only option as advised by SEVERAL transmission shops. Soi, continued to drive for 1 year, 20,000 miles waiting for something else to break. Nothing did, so replaced the transmission"

Cheryl B., WV (2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"failed bearings"

Anonymous, MD (2006 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)

"The pump in the charcoal canister failed. A new canister with labor was ~$600"

Anonymous, UT (2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel cap

"Engine light on. dealer told me cheking/resetting ECU will cost me at least CAD$60. I said OK. Picked up the car and was told that they did the reset for free but had to 'recalibrate' the sensor - $400 ! Service departments are terrible!"

Tomas M., BC (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel gauge/sender

"Mass air flow meter failed + needed replacement"

Anonymous, NC (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel injection system

"Recall"

James J., NM (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"check engine light. had to replace both o2 sensors. this was the first time replacing them since owning the car, at 270,000 miles"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Sensor light came on. Called dealer, scheduled repair, ordered part, had sensor replaced. Costly (approx. $500) for part and labor. Satisfied with service received"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Check engine light would come on. Nothing seemed to be the matter. Finally, after three times, took it to Toyota dealership who determined it was the O2 sensor. Matter was fixed and no more check engine light coming on"

Anonymous, FL (2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The check engine light is always on. Different mechanics have been unable to fix it. They can get the light to go off by replacing sensors but it comes back on in a few hours after I bring car home"

Anonymous, NJ (2006 Toyota Corolla 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Sensor Warning Light kept coming on -- they changed the sensor -- problem fixed"

John B., ON (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 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

CD player

"CD player quit working"

Anonymous, NC (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"stopped working"

Avi V., PA (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"CD player stopped working. Will not eject cd's inside."

Orlando B., NY (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"CD player stopped working as soon as warranty was up: @36000 miles."

Louis A., CA (2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen goes blank

"THE CLOCK TIME FADES IN AND OUT"

Anonymous, UT (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Clock goes blank"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Radio

"Died and not fuses"

Anonymous, WI (2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Reception fades on and off"

Jim B., CA (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"radio was one day dead. not fuse or internal fuse. very hot to touch inside. some online research taught me that dash fires occur in this model, so i had it replaced with aftermarket goods, incl. speaker sets that had grown terribly flat"

Anonymous, WI (2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The radio and CD player no longer work, evidently due to a short. Display is lit but no sound. Don't know if it is in the radio/CD player or in the speakers as I haven't had it repaired yet"

Anonymous, OH (2006 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

Clutch adjustment

"Had to lubricate clutch"

John C., ON (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Rough shifting

"Third gear syncronizer appeared to be going bad; gear grinds when shifted (mainly when engine is cold)"

Robert T., VA (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Hard to shift between gears."

N M., AZ (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I use the clutch a lot for down shifting compression braking etc. i.e. I put it through its paces. Clutch durability strength or what ever it is, isn't great. Have replaced it once already"

Anonymous, MA (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission computer

"Check engine light came on. Had to replace silonoid on transmission"

Tim B., CA (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission leaks

"Leak in transaxel seal on right side where axle goes into transmission. $320 to fix it"

Genia A., OK (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 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

Doors or sliding doors

"Power window went off track, had to replace"

Anonymous, GA (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Seat controls - movement

"Brackets that hold the drivers seat are rusted out"

Anonymous, MA (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Sunroof

"Sometimes sunroof won't close"

Anonymous, NY (2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Windows

"molding failure"

Scott G., CA (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"two windows can not be raised or lowered."

Anonymous, AZ (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 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

"Engine battery warning light came on, testing proved the alternator was bad. I drove it thirty miles on the battery alone and had it changed at a dealership."

Lee C., OK (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"died, a couple of years old"

Anonymous, GA (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Coil

"See previous item, I'm not sure if this is a separate part"

Jamie M., VA (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Spark plugs or wires failure

"In Feb then again in April, I started the Corolla and drove less than a mile when the car began shaking. In Feb I drove directly to Goodyear and they replaced ignition coil #1 free as it was still under warranty. When it happened again, the car was towed to Goodyear. They paid for the tow and replaced Ignition coils #2,3 & 4 for free. I did pay for throttle cleaning and fuel induction kit"

Jamie M., VA (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Radiator

"Radiator was leaking and had to be replaced."

Anonymous, MD (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Thermostat

"Past few years thermostat seems to not fully close when cold. In cold winter periods takes much longer to reach normal operating temperature"

Anonymous, MD (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Water pump

"had to replace leaking water pump"

Michael G., SD (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"this is the second water pump installed on this car in 78000 kms - not very good performance"

Anonymous, AB (2006 Toyota Corolla S 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

Driveline vibration

"I have replaced all the tires, calipers, rotors, etc. & still have a vibration in the steering. Mechanics claim that they cannot find anything wrong. But yet, @ any speed, there is a vibration"

Vicky T., IL (2006 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Driveshaft or axle

"Cold weather axle broke had to be replaced This was the first repair other than brakes and oil"

Bruce K., BC (2006 Toyota Corolla CE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Fluid leaking from front right axle."

Anonymous, NV (2006 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

"Known engine problem, our Mechanic only able to get information on redrilling engine mounts & repair tool from Toyota directly"

Anonymous, NJ (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Head gasket

"Head gasket leaked coolant into cylinders."

Nicolas V., CA (2006 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

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Recalls
PROVIDED BY
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE
Oct 17 2019
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2010-2016 4Runner, 2003-2006 Tundra, 2003-2013 Corolla, 2009-2010 Corolla Matrix, 2004-2005 RAV4, 2002-2007 Sequoia, 2011-2013 Sienna, 2008-2012 Scion xB, 2008-2009 Lexus IS-F, 2007-2012 Yaris and Lexus ES350, 2010-2017 Lexus GX460, 2002-2010 Lexus SC430, 2006-2012 Lexus IS250 and IS350 and 2010-2015 Lexus IS250C and IS350C vehicles. These vehicles had their driver or passenger frontal air bag inflators previously replaced under a prior recall using inflators of the same design. The inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.
What should you do:
Toyota will notify owners. Depending on the vehicle model, dealers will replace the front driver inflator, front passenger airbag inflator, the airbag assembly, or the front passenger airbag sub-assembly and inflator. The recall began November 20, 2019. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371 or Lexus customer service at 1-800-255-3987. Toyota's numbers for this recall are J0A, J0B, and J0C. Lexus' numbers for this recall are JLI, JLJ, and JLK.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V741000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 928220
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:PASSENGER SIDE:INFLATOR MODULE
Aug 28 2019
An improperly inflated air bag increases the risk of injury during a crash.
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2003-2008 Corolla, 2005-2008 Corolla Matrix, and Pontiac Vibe vehicles equipped with a front passenger air bag assembly replaced under a prior recall. The air bag may not unfold as designed during inflation under high temperature conditions, possibly resulting in the air bag not inflating properly.
What should you do:
Toyota will notify their owners. Pontiac Vibe owners will be notified by GM. Dealers will replace the front passenger air bag assembly or sub-assembly, free of charge. Toyota owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371. Toyota's numbers for this recall are K1Q and K0Q. Pontiac owners may contact GM customer service at 1-800-762-2737. GM's number for this recall is N192273760.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 19V627000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 229460
AIR BAGS
May 13 2015
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) notified the agency on May 13, 2015, that they are recalling 2005-2007 Lexus SC, Toyota Corolla, Corolla Matrix, Sequoia, and Pontiac Vibe, and 2005-2006 Toyota Tundra vehicles that were originally sold, or ever registered, in Florida, along the Gulf Coast, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, Saipan and American Samoa. On June 16, 2015 Toyota expanded the recall to cover an additional 769,055 vehicles, including certain model year 2002-2004 Lexus SC, Toyota Sequoia, 2003-2004 Toyota Corolla Matrix, Toyota Corolla, Pontiac Vibe, and Toyota Tundra vehicles, as well the vehicles covered by the May 13, 2015 notification in the portions of Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas that were not previously included. The inflators in the front passenger air bags are susceptible to rupture in the event of a crash necessitating the deployment of the front passenger air bag.
What should you do:
Toyota will notify their owners. Pontiac Vibe owners will be notified by GM. Dealers will replace the passenger side front air bag, free of charge. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Toyota began the recall on July 13, 2015. Pontiac Vibe owners may contact GM at 1-800-762-2737. GM began the recall on June 29, 2015. NOTE: This recacll supersedes recall 14V-655 in its entirety. For vehicles located in the U.S. states not listed above, please see Toyota recall 15V-285 which covers all other U.S. states.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 15V286000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1069055
AIR BAGS
May 13 2015
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) notified the agency on May 13, 2015 that they are recalling certain model year 2004 Sequoia vehicles manufactured August 18, 2003, to August 19, 2004, and 2003-2004 Tundra vehicles manufactured March 18, 2003, to August 25, 2004. On June 16, 2015, Toyota expanded the recall to include an additional 1,270,468 vehicles, including model year 2002-2003 and 2005-2007 Sequoia, 2005-2006 Tundra, 2003-2007 Corolla, 2003-2007 Corolla Matrix, 2003-2007 Pontiac Vibe and 2002-2007 Lexus SC vehicles. This is to address a safety defect in the passenger side frontal air bag inflator which may produce excessive internal pressure causing the inflator to rupture upon deployment of the air bag. This recall addresses both the passenger side frontal air bags that were originally installed in the vehicles, as well as replacement air bags that may have been installed as replacement service parts. A replacement air bag may have been installed, as one example, if a vehicle had been in a crash necessitating the replacement of the passenger side frontal air bag.
What should you do:
Toyota will notify their owners. Pontiac Vibe owners will be notified by GM. Dealers will replace the front passenger air bag. The recall began on July 13, 2015. Toyota owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-800-331-4331. Pontiac owners may call 1-800-762-2737. NOTE: This recall supersedes recall 14V-312 in its entirety.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 15V285000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1973468
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING
Aug 26 2010
THERE ARE A VARIETY OF WARNINGS AND CONSEQUENCES ASSOCIATED WITH THE DEFECT. THE ENGINE WARNING LAMP COULD BE ILLUMINATED, HARSH SHIFTING COULD RESULT, THE ENGINE MAY NOT START, OR THE ENGINE COULD SHUT OFF WHILE THE VEHICLE IS BEING DRIVEN. AN ENGINE SHUTOFF WHILE THE VEHICLE IS BEING DRIVEN INCREASES THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Summary:
TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2008 COROLLA AND COROLLA MATRIX VEHICLES. THE ENGINE CONTROL MODULE (ECM) FOR THE SUBJECT MODELS EQUIPPED WITH THE 1ZZ-FE ENGINE AND TWO-WHEEL DRIVE MAY HAVE BEEN IMPROPERLY MANUFACTURED. THERE IS A POSSIBILITY THAT A CRACK MAY DEVELOP AT CERTAIN SOLDER POINTS OR ON VARISTORS ON THE CIRCUIT BOARD.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL INSPECT THE PRODUCTION NUMBER OF THE ECM AND REPLACE THE ECM IF NECESSARY. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. TOYOTA WILL MAIL AN INTERIM OWNER NOTIFICATION THE MIDDLE OF SEPTEMBER 2010 TO ADVISE OWNERS OF THIS DEFECT AND RECALL. THIS INTERIM NOTIFICATION WILL INFORM OWNERS THAT THEY WILL RECEIVE A FUTURE NOTIFICATION WHEN PARTS BECOME AVAILABLE TO HAVE THE FREE REMEDY PERFORMED ON THEIR VEHICLE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 29, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TOYOTA AT 1-800-331-4331.
For more information:
OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V384000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1128659
EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
Feb 03 2010
A DRIVER MAY OVERLOAD A VEHICLE WHICH MAY INCREASE THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Summary:
SOUTHEAST TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2011 PASSENGER VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS." THESE VEHICLES WERE SOLD WITHOUT THE REQUISITE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABELS.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL MAIL TO CONSUMERS THE CORRECTED LABEL OR THE CUSTOMER WILL HAVE THE OPTION FOR DEALERS TO INSTALL THE LABEL FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 27, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT SOUTHEAST TOYOTA AT 1-800-301-6859.
For more information:
OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V036000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 153418
EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS
Feb 03 2010
THIS DOES NOT MEET THE STANDARD REQUIREMENTS.
Summary:
GULF STATES TOYOTA IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2005-2010 VEHICLES FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 110, "TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS." THESE VEHICLES WERE SOLD BETWEEN SEPTEMBER 1, 2005 AND JUNE 2, 2008 WITHOUT THE REQUISITE LOAD CARRYING CAPACITY MODIFICATION LABELS.
What should you do:
DEALERS WILL MAIL TO CONSUMERS THE CORRECTED LABEL OR THE CUSTOMER WILL HAVE THE OPTION FOR DEALERS TO INSTALL THE LABEL FREE OF CHARGE. DEALERS WILL ALSO CORRECT THE OWNER'S MANUAL. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 27, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT GULF STATES TOYOTA AT 713-580-3300.
For more information:
OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO <A HREF=HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV>HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV</A> .
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 10V035000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 271417
EXTERIOR LIGHTING
Apr 07 2009
DECREASED LIGHTING VISIBILITY MAY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Summary:
SABERSPORT IS RECALLING 16,270 COMBINATION CORNER AND BUMPER LAMP ASSEMBLIES OF VARIOUS PART NUMBERS SOLD FO