At 32 mpg overall, this generation Corolla's fuel economy was among the best we'd measured in any conventional car with an automatic transmission, other than a hybrid or a diesel. The manual transmission model gets the same fuel economy as the automatic. The pleasant and refined Corolla provides a comfortable ride, an improved driving position, and a roomier rear seat, compared with the previous model.
Alerts
There are 17 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 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.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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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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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
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

At 32 mpg overall, this generation Corolla's fuel economy was among the best we'd measured in any conventional car with an automatic transmission, other than a hybrid or a diesel. The manual transmission model gets the same fuel economy as the automatic. The pleasant and refined Corolla provides a comfortable ride, an improved driving position, and a roomier rear seat, compared with the previous model. Interior fit and finish isn't quite as good though. Aided by electronic stability control, handling is responsive and secure, though not sporty.

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
  • 5-speed Automatic
  • 4-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 1.8-liter 4 (132 hp)
  • 2.4-liter 4 (158 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2010 Toyota Corolla owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

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 began working intermittently. The screen would freeze up. Any button pushed (power, pause, radio etc.) would cause the CD to eject"

Anonymous, KS (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Radio and CD display will show "pixel-like" squares instead of radio/CD information for a few minutes maybe once/twice a month"

Martin D., NY (2010 Toyota Corolla Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen difficult to see

"The clock time is hard to see with sunglasses on. I have to take them off in order to see the time"

Vicki J., CA (2010 Toyota Corolla XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Same as other issue with screen going blank. Sometimes screen goes blank and sometimes the screen shows garbled junk on hot days"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"display screen on radio blanks out"

Jeannette S., NY (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen freezes up

"Radio shuts down, display smudged even when it works."

Anonymous, PR (2010 Toyota Corolla Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"the whole radio in the car is an issue. the display does not work sometimes, it goes blank or refuses to work, sometimes when i turn on the radio the car begins to eject all my cds. there is a fix for this where you push in the whole radio and that seems to work sometimes because the issue is that the connectors in the back of the radio are not fully connected. This problem continues even now."

Anonymous, FL (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Radio and CD player buttons do not work."

Douglas K., FL (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Display screen shows error message because electronic components are defective. Dealer recommended replacement ($1,500 cost estimate). Too expensive!"

Michael S., HI (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"sometimes freezes .momentarily"

William C., NY (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The screen goes blank during winter months,Sometimes come on with a tap.and selector channel button does not always work. back Speakers rumbles as though damaged ."

William C., NY (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Radio display screen will not display information when cold nor will buttons function. After driving car for 10-20 minutes display and other functions usually returns to normal."

Anonymous, HI (2010 Toyota Corolla)

"The display usually begins properly but then meaningless symbols appear. Stations can not be changed. Turning off the radio may or may not help"

G W., FL (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Described in previous box"

William H., CA (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The stereo display malfunctions and no button pressing will change the display. All buttons suddenly work like the power button, turning the stereo on and off regardless of their usual function"

Anonymous, KS (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen goes blank

"Replaced the unit with aftermarket unit"

Michael G., NC (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Sometimes goes blank when changing stations manually"

William C., NY (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Screen goes bland and radio shuts down. Will come back on later then repeat"

Dana H., FL (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Display screen goes blank or gets stock on one station. The radio station will not change when pressing buttons for other radio stations. Sometimes it displays multiple dots that looks like a bar code"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Radio is on but the display is blank. Toyota will not fix"

Jeff H., GA (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Radio screen goes blank occasionally and sometimes I can't change the stations on the Radio manually, only by the buttons on the steering wheel"

Vicki J., CA (2010 Toyota Corolla XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"occasionally one cannot see the station you are listening to and no info on cd is displayed"

Leslie B., ME (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Goes blank probably due to a loose connection. It's intermittend and more of a nuisance.Fixing it would be too expensive ."

Peter L., MA (2010 Toyota Corolla Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"When it gets warm the cd player and screen stops working properly."

Edward M., KS (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Can't tell which station you're on, and switching stations is difficult."

Anonymous, VA (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Screen goes blank in winter ,sometimes comes on with a tap."

William C., NY (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"on warm days screen goes blank, turning on a/c fixes the problem."

Anonymous, NY (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"when touching any buttons on radio the display will go blank or get all distorted but radio still plays music"

Greg S., PA (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"when vehicle interior is hot from sun, radio/cd display is blank"

Edward P., PA (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"On hot sunny days, the screen goes blank on the radio. Pushing any buttons turns off the radio. replaced radio with after market radio"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"system turns off if i press a button"

Douglas K., FL (2010 Toyota Corolla LE)

"In winter, during cold temperatures in the morning, the radio band buttons dont work - for eg when FM is pressed the CD pops out. Later in the day, things seem to be fine. Not noticed this problem in non-winter months"

Altaf K., IL (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"When it gets too hot out the display screen on the radio goes blank"

Anonymous, CT (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"standard AM/FM/CD radio... screen would either 'blank out" or flash random characters when cabin heat was over 80 F degrees. Dealer replaced radio for free... again as a 'goodwill gesture' NOTE: although the car has only 30K miles, it was 5 years"

Larry F., CA (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The info display screen for CD/Radio system just goes blank with no display although the radio or CD will function just fine. I got it replaced twice under Toyota warranty"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"Aux input was bad; I replaced it myself."

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Input jack became intermittent, had to replace it"

John B., CA (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Plug on dash for plug in music devices quit workin"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"AUX input was not working when I bought it.Replacement 3.5 inch check was absurdly expensive, so I bought an FM interface."

A M., AZ (2010 Toyota Corolla 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The AUX port had to be replaced"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"MP3 player jack solder connections broke"

Anonymous, WI (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Needing to replace the AUX jack, around $250 to replace this, rarely used it and it broke needing to be fixed"

Greg F., NY (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Audio input jack has never worked properly. The connection shorts out or simply does not work. I have tried many different cables and devices, so the problem is the car. Asked dealers to fix under warranty, they never did. Said common problem"

David S., CA (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"We have a really cheap wireless phone. Recently I noticed the airbag blinking a code. Took it to dealer; he came back a few moments later, laughing. (self: "what's so funny?") He said car had synced to phone, and was merely telling me I had missed"

B S., ON (2010 Toyota Corolla LE)
Radio

"Radio display start displaying garbage and loose control of any command, it goes away after reset lose auxiliar input funcionability"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Digital readout functions intermittently."

William C., NY (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The unit quit operating."

Beti G., AR (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Poor reception of various stations that come in fine on other vehicles"

Peter N., MO (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The buttons on the stock head unit occasionally start doing things they aren't labeled to do when pushed. The volume button will turn the unit on/off, the power button will do nothing, preset 1 increases volume, and so on. It eventually goes back to normal. No rhyme or reason as far as we can tell. The AUX input has completely stopped working. Wife recorded video of this behaviour, but dealership wouldn't cover under extended warranty because it didn't happen when they had the car. The video was"

Anonymous, KS (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Intermittently does not work (cannot change radio stations)"

Michael S., HI (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Display screen on radio/cd goes haywire. Scrambled numbrs. Intermittant. Inconvenient but usually resolves. Seems heat (weather) related"

Anonymous, TN (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"unable to connect an external device to the radio - previously was able to do so without problems and play music or audiobooks from it"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Amplifier died"

Wayne P., LA (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Sometimes radio will not play"

Jeff H., GA (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Somewhat erratic on-off and button functions"

Anonymous, TN (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Some of the menu keys on the front of the radio stopped working."

Jim W., IN (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Radio has intermittent problems. These are: the display malfunctions and goes blank, it receives only one station, station change buttons do not work, station tuning knob does not work, volume knob does not work. However, sometimes the radio works correctly."

Samuel F., NJ (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The channel selection buttons appear to stick, causing intermittent failure of the radio. Sometimes, the radio works correctly. Sometimes, it doesn't. I have not tried to fix it."

Anonymous, NC (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Display goes to a line of triangles, the radio turns off if you hit a station selector button, and / or radio turns off if you try to change stations. BRAKES ARE SOFT AND FEEL MUSHY"

Anonymous, SC (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The radio screen does strange things, like showing pyramids and going blank. None of the radio controls work. I have to use the steering wheel controls to change stations and volume. The cd player works fine, as long as I use the steering wheel contr"

Anonymous, AZ (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The radio had a known-to-Toyota defect. It was still under warranty and they replaced it but it took 3 weeks to arrive and required another trip to the dealership"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Toyota Corolla LE)

"Radio display will go blank or display distorted characters. Volume and tuning controls will not respond when turned. Solution is to press On/Off button to Off and wait a while. Often happens in warm weather"

William H., CA (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Radio caused battery drain"

Anonymous, PA (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"CD player was broken and the aux would not work"

Anonymous, IL (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"CD player in standard radio has failed 2 times in the last 12 to 18 months"

Mary S., FL (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The radio display goes blank and the controls malfunction. For example, one of the station memory buttons might suddenly work like the power button or cause the volume to change instead of switching radio stations"

Anonymous, KS (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"radio freezes in extreme cold or hot weather. Cant read radio display. Had it replaced under warranty and still having same problem"

Jeannette S., NY (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"unit's display distorts then shuts off routinely, especially when it gets warm"

Anonymous, SC (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Speakers

"one of the rear speakers malfunctioned in winter."

William C., NY (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"speakers quit working because of a problem with radio."

Beti G., AR (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"There is a speaker connection that hangs down in the trunk. It is connected by a small piece of plastic and, once broken, the speakers get massive feedback or don't work at all. I broke mine by putting a pillow in an empty trunk. Very badly designed"

Anonymous, MN (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"very very cheap"

Scott D., NH (2010 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

Antilock system (ABS)

"master cylinder failed. The brakes still work but the abs will not. The price to fix is over $3000. so I doubt it will be fixed"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Abs unit on rear wheel had to be replaced"

David L., NL (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Calipers

"Again, replacement due to normal wear"

Anonymous, BC (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Normal wear with over 160,000 miles"

John B., WI (2010 Toyota Corolla S 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Original Front disc brakes approaching 50000 miles had to be replaced when under 2mm considered unsafe and would fail PA state vehicle code inspection. Front disc brakes job cost was about $300 and was performed by Toyota dealer service PRICE New Castle DE"

Merwin S., PA (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"pdas were rusted to the carrier so that the pad did not contact the rotor"

Anonymous, OH (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Corrosion and warping"

Anonymous, MI (2010 Toyota Corolla LE)
Normal routine brake wear

"Just needed to replace front brakes."

Terry S., OR (2010 Toyota Corolla Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"When breaking, car front end feel like its out of alighnment and rattles when breaking."

Anonymous, NY (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"a routine inspection showed that only 1 mm remained on the front brake pads"

Anonymous, OR (2010 Toyota Corolla 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Vehicle in for regular servicing: oil change, etc. Upon inspection, brake wear was noticed. So repaired."

Anonymous, BC (2010 Toyota Corolla Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"When the 70k checkup was done by the dealer, they identified only 10% of the brake remaining. I had the works replaced by an independent mechanic."

Anonymous, OR (2010 Toyota Corolla 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"made noise and felt wrong"

Anonymous, MA (2010 Toyota Corolla)

"Replaced pads and rotors"

Anonymous, WI (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Crunching sound when braking. Was told I need new rear brake pads, to cost over $300"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"replaced front brake pads and resurface front rotors"

Anonymous, NJ (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Various noises due to pad/rotor prior to actual replace needed"

Michael K., MN (2010 Toyota Corolla LE)

"scraping sound with right front brake"

Bob M., AZ (2010 Toyota Corolla Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed new front brake pads"

Anonymous, PA (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"it was normal brake wear for a 70000mile car"

Joseph M., NY (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Toyota recall"

Giuseppi C., MB (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Had to replace brake pads, which I considered normal for close to 78000 miles"

James V., WI (2010 Toyota Corolla Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Advised by dealer that brakes are wearing down"

Anonymous, NH (2010 Toyota Corolla LE)

"Front brakes wore out and needed replacement at about 65000 miles (about normal)"

Anonymous, MA (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed brake work sooner than expected"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Toyota Corolla Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"replaced brake pads in rear"

Paul L., AZ (2010 Toyota Corolla XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Parking brake

"Even if I get this brake tightened every 6 months it is still very loose within a month. I used this brake because I drive a standard Corolla"

Anonymous, ON (2010 Toyota Corolla Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Premature brake wear

"Ft. brake pads were worn out at less than 50K miles. Our old Honda Civic had the fT. brakes for 100K+ miles"

Anonymous, OH (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I ride my brakes hard, so the front brake pads needed replacement. It happens with EVERY car I have owned"

Anonymous, MI (2010 Toyota Corolla S)

"Brakes were replaced under warranty but since car was new, brakes intermittently sound of "crunch " when applied hard. This continues today. Car stops without problems but service cannot find the problem with multiple complaints"

Anonymous, NY (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The Corolla started to exhibit this condition at approx 35,000 miles"

Samuel F., NJ (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"My old civic had better quality"

James E., GA (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"After 30,000 miles, I needed new disc brakes"

Ellis G., CA (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"brake pads don't seem to last long. Third set in last 3 years. brakes too small for vehicle to save money?"

James C., NY (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Since it is a standard drive there is a lot of wear on the brakes especially with city driving. I have to get new brakes every 18 months on average"

Anonymous, ON (2010 Toyota Corolla Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Pulsation or vibration

"Typical brake ware and pulsation due to poor quality rotors from AutoZone/Advance"

Edward G., NY (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Regular brake failure

"Typical brake wear"

Edward G., NY (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Car continued moving forward after put in park"

Anonymous, MO (2010 Toyota Corolla Base)

"maint"

Paul L., AZ (2010 Toyota Corolla XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Rotors

"rotors out of balance causing vibration while braking"

Gerry G., FL (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"rotors have warped for the second time"

Anonymous, OK (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Normal wear so needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, BC (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Normal wear and tear with over 160,000 miles"

John B., WI (2010 Toyota Corolla S 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Replace Front rotors and brake pads"

Anonymous, OH (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Wear and tear Alternator failed causing complete breakdown of all electrical functions including steering. Big problem"

Anonymous, ON (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"They warped. I hade to purchase new ones"

Anonymous, OH (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Vehicle shaking when braking, noise when braking. Turned rotors"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Damn Toyota dealer cut the rotors when it was not needed. That helped cause them to warp as well as the fact that the parts were really cheap. The quality of my Honda accord is much better"

James E., GA (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Toyota rotors were warped after 24,000km. These rotors were Toyota parts from the dealer"

Anonymous, ON (2010 Toyota Corolla Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Warped - badly"

John G., NV (2010 Toyota Corolla S)
Squeaking

"Spent $400 replacing front brakes. SQEAKING AS I DROVE OFF THE LOT. DEALER DID NOT REPAIR, AWFUL,"

Anonymous, TN (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Front end breaks sometimes squeaks when appliang breaks"

Anonymous, NY (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Squeaking occurred after brakes were adjusted by garage"

Thomas J., WI (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Squeaking after changing the rotors"

Anonymous, OH (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Just that my brakes wore out after 70,000 miles. No big deal"

Anonymous, IL (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Factory brakes squeaked and wore quickly."

Mariya S., BC (2010 Toyota Corolla 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Pad and rotor glazed over causing grinding sound similar to metal on metal. Problem fixed by removing glaze from rotor AND pad"

Jonathan F., AZ (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"On braking, the brakes made a groaning sound. This was corrected with new front brake pads (installed by Toyota Service) and cleaning of rear brake drums"

Samuel F., NJ (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The front brakes moan and squeak after 20+ miles driving?"

Anonymous, NY (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"While apply break on pump road, i hearing this frequently"

Antony A., ON (2010 Toyota Corolla Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Noisy squeak noise when I go over speed bump or bump in the road. was told it was normal"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"A little more than routine noise"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Toyota Corolla Base 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

"Cracks on bottom part of front bumper. Not resistant enough. Had to replace whole bumper and repair twice since 2010."

Anonymous, QC (2010 Toyota Corolla Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Front right fender plastic attachment clips never really worked right from the beginning - I think they had previously been pulled from their holes. I would take it in to be fixed and it would soon be loose again. I finally fixed it myself with metal parts and pop rivits"

Anonymous, NE (2010 Toyota Corolla Base)

"Sunroof seal is deteriorating and may have to be replaced"

Anonymous, QC (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The trim is peeling off"

Tim J., IA (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The front fender was pulling off and I was told it was not atypical by the Toyota dealer. Cleaning at a car wash could pull off the front end. Went in to have the clips attaching the fender to the body made more secure"

Anonymous, WA (2010 Toyota Corolla)

"The front right bumper/trim is loose and feels like it might fall off. Never been bumped to my knowledge. Broken plastic pop rivets???"

William T., MA (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Car dents very easily. A side panel popped out and dealership wanted me to go to body shop. An auto mechanic shop easily attached panel with a small bolt"

Anonymous, VA (2010 Toyota Corolla LE)

"front wheel well trim pieces button fasteners would not in place. used screws to fasten securely"

Rick M., OK (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"trim not on securely"

Anonymous, ON (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The front bumper housing is loose near the seams on the side panels"

Anonymous, OH (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The skirt of the car sometimes pops out of at the corner and I have to manually pop it back in"

Anonymous, ON (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Molding came loose"

Beverly K., WY (2010 Toyota Corolla LE)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"I occasionally had to manually snap the plastic moulding back in place"

Robert M., TX (2010 Toyota Corolla Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The side driver side plastic molding between the front and rear doors has become broken/dislodged and the snap points are damaged and no longer work. I brushed up against this panel and it broke, due I believe to cheap materials and design"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The interior door/sill trims and molding on the driver side have all come off and multiple retention pegs/clips have broken just through normal use of the car"

Anonymous, NY (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The driver's window rubber trim has come off twice"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"This probably should be under door gaskets - front door and trunk rubber weather strip gaskets kept coming unconnected from door/trunk hood"

Martin D., NY (2010 Toyota Corolla Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"diver side door opening lower trim pieces came loose. used drill and screws to attach securely"

Rick M., OK (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Trim around doors is knocked off easily. Retainers are not very strong. Even with pro repair, they still pop off after. The door sill piece is the worst, I don't even bother with it now. Even tried glue"

David S., CA (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"I had the entire body painted"

Robert M., TX (2010 Toyota Corolla Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"The white paint had a fading,low luster appearance. Spoke to the dealer purchase from and given a bottle of compound /wax to fix?, In time the paint started to crack,split like it was cut with razor blade . Once this appeared the paint would begin peeling away. Began on the trunk lid, now down to the gray primer for the entire trunk lid. Now the roof has began peeling like the trunk ,starting from the rear of the roof ,spreading towards the front. Brought to a different dealer for airbag recall and acknowledged he had a few paint issues in white paint. He would try to see if he could get Toyota repair the issue. But was not successful. Did get the airbags replaced!"

Gregg B., LA (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Hood, roof and trunk paint totally damaged"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint peeling was only around areas at front of car **already** damaged by road gravel dings in the paint. If I had used touch-up paint in time to repair these, I doubt the peeling around these would have happened - so it's really MY fault, but one could wish the paint had been a little better to begin with so this could not have happened at all. Still, considering how perfect this car has been in almost every area I believe I may be nitpicking here. Like the clear headlight cover plastic becoming cloudy -- some things just happen with age and the earth's sun -- nothing can be done outside of keeping the car only in a covered garage and this I have NOT done."

Anonymous, TX (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint is starting to wear off on rear passenger door,"

Tom B., CA (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"overall poor paint job done in 2010 as there are rock chips and paint defects."

Anonymous, OR (2010 Toyota Corolla XLE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"cheap factory paint job assembled in usa!"

Anonymous, OR (2010 Toyota Corolla XLE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Had Dealers paint protection package (Boch Toyota, MA ) still had chipping, scratching , they would NOT honor the protection package"

Anonymous, MA (2010 Toyota Corolla LE)

"THE ROOF AREA IS FADING"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The paint on the wheels keeps coming off even after being repainted by the dealership"

Tim J., IA (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint is bubbling where the roof meets the windshield"

Anonymous, NY (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The paint is completely coming off of the hood. Started as small spots and is getting bigger and bigger. Paint is gone down to the metal"

Mark H., FL (2010 Toyota Corolla S)

"Paint is bubbling and peeling on all non-metal surfaces, such as bumpers."

Anonymous, DC (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Had paint fading issue first. Was given a bottle of wax from dealer as the answer for this.. Eventually the paint cracked and began peeling, all areas of vehicle over time."

Anonymous, LA (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Peeling paint on the exterior of the hood that enlarged from just a few small chips in the paint that came from accumulated stone/pebble impacts. Has become about a 2x 2 area where white paint is totally gone to reveal the base primer coat grey paint. Must re-paint entire hood to sell the car. Never expected this to happen, never happened on any car I ever owned and this is actually the BEST car I have ever had in reliability in every other area. BTW, what in the h*ll is wrong with you guys?? You've been asking for details in KILOMETERS and LITERS!! Hate to tell you, but this is the US!! We have cars and gas stations that work in MILES and GALLONS. YOUR ENTIRE SURVEY IS GOING TO BE F*CKED YOU IDIOTS. I know i didn't bother to convert to metric in my stated stats.... I gave you miles and gallons... you figure it out!!"

Anthony T., (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Large patches of paint started falling off in several places. Took to the dealership but they wouldn't repair it. Ended up costing $900 to get the paint repaired."

Bradley C., IN (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Deteriorated clear coat and paint on roof and rear spoiler"

Anonymous, SC (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"paint faded on roof and trunk and hood spent $5000 to have car totally repainted"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Toyota Corolla)

"Paint on front bumper is peeling"

John K., CA (2010 Toyota Corolla LE)

"White paint on rear of car stains brown during the winter after driving dirty roads. Won't wash off. But the color lightens up during the summer months. (Bleaching?) Don't know if car had been repainted before we purchased it. It is just plain odd. D"

James B., OR (2010 Toyota Corolla LE)

"lots of minor scratches , some minor colour change in spots"

Anonymous, ON (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint is fading and cracking"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Corolla S 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Rock chips have taken the paint off completely on a number of areas on the vehicle. My 2004 Corolla, purchased by a family member, has a better paint job on it"

Anonymous, AB (2010 Toyota Corolla)

"There seems to be a VERY THIN coat of paint put at the factory,also the hose from the self service car wash touched the roof of the car just over each door and the paint came right off.I am VERY DISAPPOINTED to say the least!!! I had the car painted"

Maxine R., VT (2010 Toyota Corolla Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Paint around a fender wore away"

Beverly K., WY (2010 Toyota Corolla LE)

"THE PAINT JOB SEEMS SO MUCH EASIER TO SCRATCH, CLEAR DOWN TO THE SHELL THAN MY MUCH OLDER geo PRISM. vERY VERY THIN"

Anonymous, SC (2010 Toyota Corolla XLE)
Rust

"I NEEDED TO HAVE THE ROOF REPAINTED. THE ROOF JUST STARTED TO RUST"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"MINOR FENDER RUST"

Anonymous, OH (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"My door was scrapped by a metal sign. After a couple of weeks rust developed all over the side of the car even where it was not scrapped. Had to be replaced. Car was in shop for a week"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Toyota Corolla LE)

"Rust breaking through the paint driver side rear panel, about the wheel"

Anonymous, MI (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Chrome has lifted from fancy lug nuts which are now rusted. Body is fine but there is lots of rust on painted parts exposed to elements underneath body and hood"

William T., MA (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"rust bubbles appearing under rear driver door area"

Greg P., MB (2010 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

12V power plug

"Power socket connector pin, broken/detached"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Power plug never worked since newly purchased the dealer would not fix under any warranty"

Anonymous, TN (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"One of my power plug is not working at all. Therefore, I can not charge my cellphone on it. Even though, it is a new car"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Break light specially RL worn out frequently."

Anonymous, NY (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The turn signal light bulb. went out."

Timothy J., GA (2010 Toyota Corolla XLE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Both brake lights went out, and the car would not go into gear."

Anonymous, CT (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Air conditioning knob light burned out."

Matt Y., ID (2010 Toyota Corolla Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"My brake lights and tail light burned out. The dealer replaced the lights. Also, I had to buy a new car battery because many a times it wouldn't start and I had to get a jumper"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Gauges

"Some diodes. Radio would die--cut-out, rear defrost"

Mariya S., BC (2010 Toyota Corolla 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Headlights

"Needed to replace burned out headlight"

James B., OR (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Same basic problem as explained in comments on 2014 car. This one does not have the horizontal bar, but the lights shine way up into trees beside the road and may hang over it. I more or less got use to it and try not to use the brights if I can on"

Anonymous, NC (2010 Toyota Corolla LE)
Interior lights

"bulbs needed changing"

Debra R., IN (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Mice ate wiring which had to be replaced"

Anonymous, VA (2010 Toyota Corolla Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Interior light problem was connected to the keyless entry failure, apparently. $600 repair to a roof mounted wiring harness fixed both"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Toyota Corolla Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Keyless entry

"I had the remote entry lock replaced at the dealer. $500. It stopped working within 1 year. Toyota has an awful dealer system."

Anonymous, TN (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Two Actuators stopped working. Very expensive to replace"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Corolla LE)

"Mice ate wiring which affected entry unless key was used"

Anonymous, VA (2010 Toyota Corolla Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The door lock actuator went out on the drivers side door and I replaced it. Now the passenger side door is also in need of replacement"

Anonymous, AL (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"keyless entry did not work at all. Simultaneously, the interior dome light would not work. Dealer eventually advised that a wiring harness in the roof had corroded, causing both problems. $600 repair fixed both"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Toyota Corolla Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Tire pressure monitor

"This is a convenient feature but expensive to repair. In fact not worth repairing"

Richard B., QC (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Warning lights

"Check engine light comes on along with the VCS light. Sometimes can be fixed by tightening the gas cap. Other times it can't and the light has to be reset. Seems to be connected to damp weather or heavy rainstorms."

Leigh H., FL (2010 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

Seals and/or weather-stripping

"seal came off trunk"

Anonymous, BC (2010 Toyota Corolla Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Water leaks through the door seals and sits below the door on the plastic which makes the windows steam up"

Anonymous, CT (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

"aluminum shield over catalytic converter / exhaust system. Came loose and was rattling. Easy fix."

Anonymous, ON (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rattle when starting car after sitting overnight. Toyota dealer could never figure out problem"

Anonymous, IL (2010 Toyota Corolla XLE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Intermittent squeak when backing up the vehicle at slow speeds and then applying the brakes"

Thomas P., CA (2010 Toyota Corolla)

"road noise quite loud...when temperature is cold outside, car makes screeching sound when first starting"

Anonymous, HI (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Vibration"

Anonymous, ON (2010 Toyota Corolla 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"under car heat barrier kept coming loose and made awful noise. I had it fixed 3 times but now it needs to be replaced for cost of $275"

Stuart A., WI (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"For a car with as few miles as this one, I believe the interior squeaks are coming from the dash area. This car is driven only on paved roads and surfaces."

Walter L., CO (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear Passenger interior door panel rattles/squeeks."

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Car has constant rattles on most roads. The sound of plastic parts contacting each other. I am disappointed in this. My 2002 Isuzu Rodeo has less rattles than this car"

Woods L., FL (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Driver door has a rattle and has had it for a couple of years"

Tom B., CA (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Windows rattle"

Anonymous, OR (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rattling under the hood"

John M., SC (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"power steering scream. local shop fixed it"

B A., NJ (2010 Toyota Corolla Base)

"The fire wall piece bolt wore out and the fire wall piece had to be replaced"

Anonymous, OH (2010 Toyota Corolla LE)

"There was a cover on the catalytic converter that became corroded and was loose"

Ryan J., MN (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Wind noise

"Noise level is much greater since 2009. They are not as quite as they used to be. Notice noise level when purchased new but decided for the price it was acceptable. Previous Toyota was very quite"

Anonymous, MA (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"This car has always been noisy inside, since the day it was bought new and driven off the dealership lot. I assume the wind noise is just part of this car’s poor design and cheap materials used to build it."

Walter L., CO (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Hear wind and road noise that is most annoying"

John M., SC (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Excessive wind noise compared to our Dodge truck"

Anonymous, SK (2010 Toyota Corolla Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Exhaust manifold

"Needed to be replaced in order to pass inspection"

Anonymous, RI (2010 Toyota Corolla Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Loose/rattling heat shield

"Heat sheild rusted off"

Anonymous, MN (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Drove through deep water on road. Needed new bracket"

Anonymous, QC (2010 Toyota Corolla Base)

"Second time loose...Toyota said needed to replace for $750; took to local garage, who installed a couple of screws for $40!!"

Anonymous, ON (2010 Toyota Corolla)

"Heat shield detached, was replaced at cost below $30"

Andrew N., MA (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"IT broke from corosion"

Anonymous, OH (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Muffler

"Normal wear and tear."

James S., WI (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Failure of exhaust system required complete ($1000) replacement"

James R., NJ (2010 Toyota Corolla XLE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Normal wear."

James S., WI (2010 Toyota Corolla)

"Had a hole at the connector"

Anonymous, IN (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Other/unsure

"takata recall"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Toyota Corolla)

"warranty coverage from recall"

Anonymous, MA (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"There was a recall on the Toyota Corolla, we went to the car dealership and it was fixed at no cost."

Anonymous, (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Airback manufactor Takata made defective airbags."

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Toyota issued a recall notice about the passenger side airbag. WE took it to the dealer and had it replaced."

Robert S., ON (2010 Toyota Corolla 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Received a letter for a recall on my passenger's side airbag. Problem was resolved"

Annette H., CO (2010 Toyota Corolla Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Pipes

"most of pipes after cat.convertor got rusted.. going to affect o2 sensors ... technician recommend to replace"

Anonymous, NY (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Normal wear and tear."

James S., WI (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Normal wear."

James S., WI (2010 Toyota Corolla)

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

"Driver door rattles and has for several years. Also, alternator failed at 60k miles"

Tom B., CA (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Inner piece of plastic on the door handle has broken"

Greg F., NY (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Glass defects

"rock chips on front windshield. toyota glass is not the best as it could be."

Anonymous, OR (2010 Toyota Corolla XLE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"windshild and rear window eaisly chip"

Anonymous, OR (2010 Toyota Corolla XLE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"There was a soddering problem that caused the rear defroster to cause interference with the radio"

Anonymous, DC (2010 Toyota Corolla Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"a TINY ROCK HIT THE FRONT WINDSHIELD AND VERY SHORTLY A COMPLETE CRACK CAME ABOUT 24 " LONG. iT ORGINALLY WAS ONLY A SLIGHT SLIGHT CHIP"

Anonymous, SC (2010 Toyota Corolla XLE)
Locks and latches

"Keys wear at a particular point where metal is thinnest. The key broke in the lock."

Anonymous, OR (2010 Toyota Corolla Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Mirrors

"Motorized door rear view mirror is inop in a adjusting direction"

Tom B., CA (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"driver side mirror eclectric adjustment broke doesn't work"

John P., NY (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"trunk cable snapped"

Eric A., CA (2010 Toyota Corolla)

"Wife keeps getting hitting on head by trunk lid as the tension system that keeps up the lid is not working well"

Rick P., MB (2010 Toyota Corolla Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rain leaks into the trunk. Dealer said water was somehow getting in from underneath but several independent shops said the waterproof seal is failing."

Anonymous, DC (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"trunk cable broke"

Eric A., CA (2010 Toyota Corolla)

"Trunk lid kept falling and hitting head when placing items in trunk"

Anonymous, NY (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Windows

"Window are electric. They have failed to close completely many times. We used manual methods to assist pub, now , for wo out of four we no longer open them."

Anonymous, OR (2010 Toyota Corolla Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"ALL THE ROBBER GASKET ARE MELTED AROWN GLASS WINDOWS"

Anonymous, FL (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 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

"I was having issues with a screeching noise under my engine when I started my car and would proceed to drive it. I thought it may have been a belt problem, but even after a belt was replaced, it continued, mostly on very hot or very cold days. And then one day, I was driving to work and all of the lights went out on my dashboard. I managed to drive it to the dealership and learned that I needed a new alternator. It was 2 days before my extended coverage ended on my car"

Anonymous, IA (2010 Toyota Corolla LE)

"Bearing went out"

Anonymous, OH (2010 Toyota Corolla)

"Failed and had to be replaced, I thought at too young an age"

Rockey T., GA (2010 Toyota Corolla Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Alternator died requiring tow and new alternator."

T L., AZ (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Alterator failed gradually-- it was not charging adequately, but as it was charging a little, no warning lights came on. Eventually the battery completely discharged and the car died at the side of the road"

Anonymous, AB (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Battery (not hybrid or electric)

"Just the normal expected replacement of the battery."

Nita B., AZ (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Coil

"Ignition coils burned out. Simple replacement done at home solved the problem."

Scott M., NH (2010 Toyota Corolla Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"One of the ignition coils failed and caused the engine to knock and ping and also caused acceleration problems. All coils were replaced out of concern the remaining ones were probably going to fail, as well. Cost to replace the coils was hefty."

Anonymous, FL (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"While on the road the engine began to run roughly. It almost stalled. I drove to a parking spot and stopped. I then had it towed to a garage. The ignition coil was found to be bad and was replaced."

William H., CA (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"ignition coil stopped working intermittently"

Anonymous, ON (2010 Toyota Corolla Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"coil pack failed @ 32000 miles"

Anonymous, OH (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Electronic ignition

"It had problems starting. Or, it had problems stopping starting. The dealership couldn't figure it out. They first replaced the battery. That wasn't it. Twice they replaced the fuel pump. That wasn't it. Finally they replaced the smart key. That seems to be the fix. An expensive fix for us. The only thing we did not have to pay for was the second fuel pump."

Anonymous, GA (2010 Toyota Corolla)
Ignition switch

"Noted above: scratchy sounding resistance in steering wheel. Toyota recall. Apparently wires rubbing in steering column could shred and short out. This car was definitely showing symptoms"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Spark plugs or wires failure

"My battery was fine, but the car would not start. The problem was "ground straps on transmission and body corroded causing Power loss" They cleaned Grounds on Trans & Body next to battery. Now the car works fine"

Bernard K., OH (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 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)

"Check engine, and traction lights illuminated, go off, and return miles later. Dealership suggested the fault was in the EVAP system, and that all nozzles were showing "plugged." Driveability did not appear to change. The codes do not always remain (reset works for long durations). Based on my internet research, this is an all-too-common issue with this particular make/model. Until Toyota initiates a recall campaign, I will continue as-is"

Steven S., NH (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Charcoal canister module failed again. $600 repair - this was the second time in the life of the vehicle"

Greg P., MB (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Charcoal canister failed and had to be replaced"

Greg P., MB (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"had to replace evaporation system $600+"

Scott D., NH (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Fuel cap

"Check engine light was on,,,,new fuel cap solved the problem for a short time, then light came on again. No change in vehicle performance or gas mileage. Light stays on and codes are non-conclusive"

Steve D., OH (2010 Toyota Corolla Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"It was not tightened sufficiently after a fill-up, and the VSC light came on the dash. I took it in to the dealer, but it eventually cleared up on its own. They told me to tighten it better next time. It happened twice"

Anonymous, OR (2010 Toyota Corolla)
Fuel injection system

"Light came on, dealer said not to drive the car. We had towed to the dealer and they repaired the problem."

Anonymous, NY (2010 Toyota Corolla)
Fuel pump

"Was full of gunk"

Anonymous, ON (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"It failed in very cold weather on a trip to Illinois. We stopped at a Toyota dealership and they didn't have the repair parts and told us the cost would be over $800. We tried some premium fuel and drove home to Missouri where our local mechanic shop replaced the part for $200. We were not happy with the Toyota dealership!"

Anonymous, MO (2010 Toyota Corolla)

"O2 sensor failed and deactivated traction control; needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, NH (2010 Toyota Corolla Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"ODBII indicated rear oxygen sensor was bad. replaced it twice, but it was really the front one. then we replaced the front one. when the rear reads bad by the OBDII, it can be the front sensor. local mechanic could not diagnose, toyota dealer had to do it. poor diagnostics from car computer"

Marshall L., MA (2010 Toyota Corolla Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Car lost power when accelerating"

Anonymous, KS (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"check engine light was on, dealer said was not emission covered"

T H., MO (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"See the previous comment - the VSC light on the dash lit up as a result of not tightening the fuel cap"

Anonymous, OR (2010 Toyota Corolla)

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

"dealer said it was alined.Second oponion said it was out of alingnemebt and set right before i bought new tires"

Timothy L., IN (2010 Toyota Corolla Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Ball joints

"Same notification along with tie rods during oil inspection"

Robert F., NY (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Shocks or struts

"Shock absorber rubber boots detached, I replaced all four shock/struts myself, ordered online."

John R., NH (2010 Toyota Corolla Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Front struts only. Rubber boots disappeared, and the struts leaked, and the top bearings failed."

Thomas S., OH (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I was warned of leakage and it was recommended that I replace struts, something I've never had to do on any of my cars."

Neil S., CA (2010 Toyota Corolla)

"R and L front struts and front stabalizers replaced."

Anonymous, IL (2010 Toyota Corolla)

"Rides are very rough sometimes feels no shock abrorber at all. Tire pressures are OK"

Anonymous, NY (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Steering linkage (includes rack and pinion)

"Normal wear and tear on suspension"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"There is a clicking noise when I make a hard turn due to worn parts in the steering parts. I was told it's not a safety problem so I'll change thr whole front end when thr CV boot starts to leak."

Anonymous, HI (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"when new... car seemed to 'wander' across lanes (esp. on the freeway. Dealer could find no problem; suggested (a) inflate tires on each side differently and (b) never rotate tires. I found sites on internet that gave me info re: similar problems"

Larry F., CA (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Tie rods

"Was notified during an oil change"

Robert F., NY (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Tire wear is uneven

"The rear tires seem to have worn faster than the front tires. It resulted in my Corolla shaking side to side at low speeds"

Anonymous, MA (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Wheel bearings

"Replaced wheel bearings on both front wheels. Machine shop said they get a ton of these type issues with Toyota"

Anonymous, NC (2010 Toyota Corolla S 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Premature wear of front wheel bearings. Got to the point of grinding badly. More expensive to replace than I expected"

Anonymous, ON (2010 Toyota Corolla Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"From the day it was purchased, the engine was always operating at a high rev, but I didn't think anything of it because all my periodic maintenance was performed by a Toyota dealer for the past 8 year, and they did not mention it. Last year, my engine light came on and Toyota discovered the problem. The timing was off and the spark plugs needed replacement, and the revolutions were adjusted."

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine computer: 3 times the engine has suddenly lost all power for no reason - stays on, just no power. Turn car off, returns to normal. Toyota simply denies problem. Ignition:recall to fix scratchy, resistant wiring harness in steering column"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Engine knock or ping

"the vas (?) light came on. it felt like it wasn't firing on all cylinders. had to replace fuel sensors"

Anonymous, IL (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Major rattle/knock on startup. Apparently it's quite common among the 1.8L I4 Toyota engines around this age"

Tyler M., ON (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Brief knocking noise on a cold start up began last year. Once warm, the engine was okay. The camshaft timing gear assembly needed replacing. Apparently, some corollas are defective"

Anonymous, AB (2010 Toyota Corolla S)
Engine mounts

"Had to replace all engine mounts due to engine shaking. It was a large unexpected expense over $2,000.00"

Nita B., AZ (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"First time was covered by warranty, squeak diagnosed as loose motor mount. Second time was not covered by warranty, squeak diagnosed and fixed by independent repair shop as broken engine mount at the transmission"

Anonymous, HI (2010 Toyota Corolla LE)
Oil leaks

"had to replce the oil pressure switch"

Anonymous, NM (2010 Toyota Corolla Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Fixed this myself. Leak from oil filter/engine bolt next to filter housing."

Anonymous, LA (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Oil leaks around the oil sending unit on the engine which is presently being repaired"

Anonymous, SK (2010 Toyota Corolla Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Timing cover leaking oil"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Timing cover leak"

Anonymous, SC (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Clutch replacement

"For a couple of months or more, I was having to push the pedal to the floor to get the clutch to disengage. I asked my repair shop people (whose judgment I trust) to look at it, and they told me I needed to replace the clutch."

Samuel L., NJ (2010 Toyota Corolla Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"It wasn't a transmission rebuild. The rear bearing on the transmission was failing. The transmission had to be dropped for the bearing to be replaced at a cost of around $2500. I ended up trading in the Corolla and bought the RAV4"

Anonymous, MA (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"At about 62,000 miles when shifting from 2nd to 3rd gear I started hearing a grinding noise. The dealer found nothing. The noise kept getting worse and started having difficulty shifting. The dealer said I needed a new transmission for $3200. I research the internet & YouTube, and found many 2009-2010 Corolla owners were having the same issue. I also found 3 Toyota service bulletins addressing transmission gears issues. I wrote to Toyota questioning why there wasn't a recall. Toyota and the deal"

Anonymous, OH (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Transmission failed and was replaced with a rebuilt Toyota Transmission"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Transmission failed"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"First to second gear transition accompanied by a pronounced clunking that got significantly worse as the car warmed up, and recurred whenever starting again from a complete stop in which the transmission shifted from 1st to 2nd gear."

Anonymous, MD (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The transmission failed at about 145,00 miles and had to be rebuilt. It lost reverse gear and began to be very noisy"

Anonymous, MI (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"clutch failed to operate properly and it was still covered under warranty but it took more than 3 times in the shop to continually fix the transmission. never replaced tranny, rebuilt it and worked on it each time"

Otto M., NH (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The transmission did slam (Hammer) when shifting, Drivetrain under warranty so Toyota replaced transmission with a factory new"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Took toyota dealer 2 weeks to get it replaced. Left windows down during hours when they are closed. I found them open and closed during a rain storm. Otherwise they replaced the transmission with no changes at all. They weren't to good about keeping"

Anonymous, NV (2010 Toyota Corolla Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"This was done to address the clunking issue. Dealership was very helpful in ensuring it was handled under warranty"

Anonymous, NS (2010 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

CV joint

"Began to make noise and was replaced"

Tim W., CA (2010 Toyota Corolla S)
Driveline vibration

"leak, timing belt tension part has to be replaced"

Anonymous, HI (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

"Right front wheel bearing failure replaced satisfactorily under warranty"

Merwin S., PA (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Rear axle bearing was going out"

Anonymous, IL (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Driveshaft or axle

"Wheel bearing began to fail. Was replaced before complete failure"

Anonymous, MO (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Electrical failure

"replacement of alternator"

John C., AZ (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Needed new coil."

Anonymous, BC (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Alternator needed replacement."

Anonymous, PA (2010 Toyota Corolla)

"The alternator broke"

Ellis G., CA (2010 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

"At 55000 miles, through a rod destroying engine, new build engine installed to replace. Covered by warranty"

Anonymous, MA (2010 Toyota Corolla LE)

"engine was replaced. failed in traffic after filling with fuel"

Anonymous, PA (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"During routine oil change, metallic matter was found in the oil. Further, the engine had an abnmal sound above 2000 rpm"

Anonymous, NM (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Explained about replacing the camshaft timing gear assembly in previous question"

Anonymous, AB (2010 Toyota Corolla S)
Timing belt or chain

"Timing gear failed and was making noises"

Anonymous, KS (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Check engine Light On. "Code: PO115 camshaft position "B" timing malfunction Replaced variable Valve controller and reset check engine light" after this the car ran fine"

Bernard K., OH (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"was resolved with engine replacement"

Anonymous, PA (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Engine has brief rattle on cold startup. Dealer has attempted to correct but repair only lasted about 20000 miles then came back. This problem is supposedly caused by the VVT assembly associated with the timing chain"

Woods L., FL (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 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

"A/C compressor clutch froze up. Repair has been a costly job. Replaced A/C compressor, serpentine belt, which broke and got shredded... so the alternator needed to be replaced,too. It all may have stared with the broken belt"

Anonymous, CA (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Air conditioner backed up and leaked onto the front seat floor"

Aieen K., NJ (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Compressor failure. I also own a 2003 Camry with 154000 miles. I’ve had no issues with that car , everything still works fine. Yet a much younger car with only 1/3 of the mileage has a compressor failure which cost $1,300 to get fixed. Makes one wonder about the quality of Toyota vehicles as compared to years past."

Mark P., NY (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I only know the car was not cooling properly"

Anonymous, TX (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"not yet repaired - believe broken belt"

Richard B., QC (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Blower (fan) motor

"Unable to select defrost or heater. The select button fails to work/switch to different settings."

Anonymous, IA (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Heater system

"See Last statement"

Anonymous, IA (2010 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

Gear selector or linkage

"Pinging sound when in gear. Told not safety issue - annyoing, too expensive to fix. Have to be careful shifting into 3rd esp when cold. Too $1800 to fix. Live with it"

A S., ON (2010 Toyota Corolla S 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Rough shifting

"Car would shift roughly at highway speeds. A transmission flush at the dealer solved the problem."

Scott L., SC (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Transmission would "clunk" very hard when down shifting under acceleration - more noticeable under load (hill and/or more pax). Was random and would never do it during a maintenance check until the very end (7-8 trips to the dealership for the issue"

Anonymous, NS (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission computer

"The car no longer shifts gears correctly, especially when trying to accelerate quickly like trying to merge onto a freeway or pulling out in traffic. Then the car does not speed up and it is not safe"

Anonymous, MN (2010 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Cooling

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

What Owners Say

Water pump

"Replaced under warrenty at check up"

Anonymous, OH (2010 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Leak in water pump"

Anonymous, ON (2010 Toyota Corolla Base 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
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