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Combining the practicality and frugal fuel economy compact-sedan buyers want with more interior room, upgraded amenities, and a sorely needed shot of style, this generation Corolla is a reasonable alternative to a midsized sedan. Slightly larger than the outgoing model, Corolla has a surprisingly spacious rear seat with ample leg room. Despite the bump in size, the car remains small enough for easy maneuvering and parking.

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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Potential Trouble Spots
Engine Major
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Engine Cooling
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Drive System
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Climate 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 500,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2018 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 2015 Toyota Corolla owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Body Integrity

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

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

“Air leak both front doors, noise starting at around 40mph. Problem since new. Dealer diagnosed mirror design refused to evaluate further”

Anonymous, TN (2015 Toyota Corolla LE Eco 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

“Finally it was a metal part on the break that was loose”

Anonymous, QC (2015 Toyota Corolla LE Eco 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Dash noise around vent in front of windshield, rattles around side windows”

Anonymous, WA (2015 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“something is loose under dash”

Anonymous, SD (2015 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“occatilaly loud wheel bearing noise”

Anonymous, IL (2015 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Door rattle L/S front. Started approx. at 10000 miles. Has not been diagnosed”

Anonymous, TN (2015 Toyota Corolla LE Eco 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Body flex on uneven surfaces cause excessive squeaking, knocking at seams. Bushings on stabilizer bars squeak after being driven a few miles”

Phil T., TX (2015 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Passenger side front dash has a rattle that stops when pressure applied to top of dash. Was not apparent after accident last year. Don't want to spend at this time to have it checked out and fixed, although it is annoying”

Mark R., MD (2015 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“The dash rattles at times but not always. For this price car though it is not unexpected”

Anonymous, GA (2015 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“had a rattle lower left back corner, took dealer 3 tries and 21 days, think they forgot they had it the middle time, got a free loaner, got it fixed after third try. very hard to locate, glad finally fixed, we got prius V, rav 4 and prius II as loane”

Michael H., FL (2015 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Even with windows firmly closed, I still hear a noise as if they were not fully closed”

Anonymous, MD (2015 Toyota Corolla LE Eco 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“both front doors exhibit excessive/annoying wind noise starting at about 45 mph and increases as speed increases. Dealer diagnosed mirror design and as no TSB exists could not make any adjustment nor repair”

Peter B., TN (2015 Toyota Corolla LE Eco 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

Backup or other camera/sensors

“It just quit working”

Anonymous, NE (2015 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Display screen freezes up

“There was a software glitch and the repair people at a licensed toyota dealership did not know they were supposed to install a software update”

Anonymous, TX (2015 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

“The system is useless. Maps are out of date, search inputs are awkward, traffic service is pathetic. I have resorted to putting my old Garmin back on the dash”

Bob B., CO (2015 Toyota Corolla LE Plus 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Often can't locate legitimate address”

Anonymous, LA (2015 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“The navigationa system is slow to let me know when there is a turn coming at times. It doesn;t tell me until I am already at the intersection. Also, on rare occasions the tracking system switches the location I am trying to get to”

Anonymous, CA (2015 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“It is inconsistent--I never know what's going to work. One day, Bluetooth works so I can play music from my iPhone, next day it doesn't. Phone calls work through the car, though doesn't always understand what I'm saying”

Anonymous, WI (2015 Toyota Corolla LE Plus 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Speakers

“There are intermitent "scratch-like" sounds from speakers, which we suspect is a loose wire or a short in the wiring”

Anonymous, GU (2015 Toyota Corolla Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Voice control commands

“Often doesn't recognize "get directions to an address"”

Anonymous, LA (2015 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Radio

“When tuned into an average to weak station, turning on the rear window defogger makes radio lose reception”

Anonymous, NY (2015 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“turns on by itself while driving”

Anonymous, TX (2015 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Faulty radio blew out phone and cd and erased all of my contacts on my cell phone”

Carol S., TX (2015 Toyota Corolla Unsure 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

“Trim below front driver side window flew off and was lost Passenger side plastic trim has fallen off three times and is now cracked. Dealer's response was simply, "well, that happens". Roof - 2 black rubber strips across both sides have peeled off and had to have garage re-glue them”

Anonymous, QC (2015 Toyota Corolla LE Eco 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Section of the rubber gasket on windshield popped out. It was an easy fix. They re-glued it into place”

Anonymous, CA (2015 Toyota Corolla LE Plus 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Loose interior trim or moldings

“Passenger side under dash, plastic piece is loose and keeps falling off”

Anonymous, QC (2015 Toyota Corolla LE Eco 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“The paint seems to be very poor. I chips and scratches easier than any vehicle I have ever owned. Bugs will leave chips”

Anonymous, MO (2015 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“The paint is flaking away by the trunk where the fender and trunk lid come together”

Chris E., TX (2015 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Paint on my rear bumper is easily scratched while I am parked. I have about 100 scratch marks on the rear bumper and no where else”

Anonymous, CA (2015 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

Headlights

“One of the headlights has an electrical problem, probably a loose wire. Sometimes it goes on, sometimes it doesn't. This is the kind of problem that's hard to diagnose”

Elizabeth H., MA (2015 Toyota Corolla Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Keyless entry

“I have experienced problems with the door locks not unlocking when I press the unlocking feature on the remote control mainly on the front passenger door”

Josue E., CA (2015 Toyota Corolla LE Plus 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“The truck will not open with interior switch. Will only open when car is off and with use of key bob”

K S., TX (2015 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“door actuators failed on both front doors”

Anonymous, OR (2015 Toyota Corolla LE Plus 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Warning lights

“car shut down no warning”

Anonymous, MA (2015 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

Sunroof

“The rubber track for the glass pane on the passenger side came loose”

Barbara P., FL (2015 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Windows

“The exterior seal around the front windshield was not seated correctly. After three trips to the dealership, it was replaced. Why it was not replaced on the first trip is still a mystery”

Koke J., VA (2015 Toyota Corolla LE Eco 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Rear window defroster grid was broken at time of delivery. Toyota replaced rear glass under warranty”

Anonymous, NJ (2015 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Glass defects

“Windshield was defective, it fogged up in rain within its layers and showed a deep mark. Car was pretty much undriveable under these circumstances”

Anonymous, NY (2015 Toyota Corolla LE Premium 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

Shocks or struts

“Creaking noises coming from suspension, which are typical on older cars, but this car is still quite new for the sounds to occur. First visit the dealer replaced the front struts. The second visit, they lubed the chassis, which resolved the noise. The repairs were done at no charge under an extended warranty”

J R., MD (2015 Toyota Corolla LE Plus 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Issues with the struts is likely what caused all the other issues I've been having”

Matt B., CA (2015 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Right front banging over small bumps. Strut shaft did not seem to be install correctly in strut”

Rick M., ME (2015 Toyota Corolla S 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 knock or ping

“Huge engine knock when starting the car that happens maybe 4x year. To the point the whole engine and car moves and jumps. It's a horrible sound”

Anonymous, NC (2015 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Engine computer

“Engine light came on and ran hard. Turned out only 2 cylinders were firing. Dealer picked up vehicle and rebooted system. No further problems”

David M., NS (2015 Toyota Corolla LE Eco 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

“It was covered by the warranty, but I was shocked to have transmission issues with a fairly new Corolla”

Matt B., CA (2015 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

“Closed solenoid in the transmission causing excess pressure in the transmission. Toyota replaced and got free loaner car while reoairing”

Randy M., TN (2015 Toyota Corolla LE Eco 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

Fuel cap

“defective, was replaced”

Anonymous, VA (2015 Toyota Corolla Unsure 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Emission control devices (includes EGR)

“engine light on. codesp043e, p043f, p1604, p2401, p2402, p2419”

Anonymous, NL (2015 Toyota Corolla LE Eco 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

Premature brake wear

“After a very short winter drive brakes were replaced under warranty with the dealer doing the job as soon as they checked the brakes No problem this winter”

R W., NS (2015 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Calipers

“Metal noise. Adjustment has been done and it is OK now”

Anonymous, QC (2015 Toyota Corolla LE Eco 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

Electronic ignition

“At least twice a year the car will not start. Unable to figure the cause because computer can't detect problem unless its hooked up at time of problem. Since it happens so infrequently I can't leave at shop for 6 months hooked up to computer. Just hope it doesn't happen in an emergency situation”

Anonymous, NC (2015 Toyota Corolla S 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

“I never know what's going to work. It tells me Pandora can't work until it's open on my phone, except that it is open on my phone. The next thing I know, Pandora is working (even tho it keeps telling me it isn't), and my iPhone music won't work w/Blu”

Anonymous, WI (2015 Toyota Corolla LE Plus 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

Electrical failure

“The car battery failed to maintain a charge on multiple occasions in the past few months and had to be jump started. Very unusual for this to happen in a two year old car with less then 12,000 miles on it. We could no longer trust that the car would start. The dealer replaced the car battery under warranty at no cost to us”

Ellen B., NY (2015 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

“while on freeway, car lost all power and engine light started blinking on and off. currently in shop for repair”

Anonymous, CA (2015 Toyota Corolla LE Eco 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Cooling

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

Climate System

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

Engine Major

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

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