When Toyota last redesigned the Corolla it landed right on target, ranking among the top models in its class. The Corolla combines the practicality and frugal fuel economy that compact-sedan buyers want with a roomy interior, upgraded amenities, and a sorely needed shot of style.The Corolla is slightly larger than the old model, which allows for a surprisingly spacious rear seat with ample leg room.
Alerts
There are 3 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

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
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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 329,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2020 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 2017 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

Squeaks or rattles

"It has a noise around the steering wheel that occurs intermittently. Sometimes it stops when I push on the dash to the left of the steering wheel and sometimes when I push on the audio screen to the right of the steering wheel. I have had it to the dealer twice and they cannot find the cause"

Ken D., IN (2017 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Underneath car rattle when going over rough roads. Dealer checked it over two visits. Claimed they fixed the noise. Still there. I haven't the time to pursue this problem."

Bernard B., QC (2017 Toyota Corolla XSE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"an annoying rattle near the rear view mirror"

Wendell C., SK (2017 Toyota Corolla 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Something comes loose inside the B column on the driver's side. The dealer knew what it was and tightened it. Now it is coming loose again. Just gives an annoying rattle when the car hits small bumps. Quiet enough that the passenger can't hear it. Happens at any speed."

Michael W., FL (2017 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"This car has had a squeak with the radio/back up camera since I bought it new. Very frustrating. I've had it into the shop 3 times and had the regional rep look at it and still no fix. There is also a clicking or popping sound when I accelerate/decelerate or brake/let off the brake. It also occurs at other random times. I've had it in to the shop twice and had the regional rep look at it but to no avail. There are other squeaks and rattles in the interior cabin that occur occasionally. I've got 2 other Corollas and had 2 more over the years and never had trouble with them. I think there must be a manufacturer's defect or two with this car. If I knew who to contact at Toyota, I would. I hope I'm not stuck with a lemon."

Ken D., IN (2017 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"driver window squeaking"

Anonymous, PA (2017 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"When going over bumps, dealer not able to recognize it but I know its a shock/strut issue"

Cinthia V., NY (2017 Toyota Corolla SE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The squeak/rattle sounded like it was coming from the steering wheel or steering column. I took it back to the dealer, but they couldn't replicate the problem when a tech drove it (I was also in the vehicle). Eventually, a couple of days later, a different person at the dealer determined that, when I bought the car, the sales person had not removed the plastic paper covering on the steering wheel adjustment. He removed it, and I haven't heard the noise since."

Anonymous, OR (2017 Toyota Corolla SE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Little noises coming out from the dash."

Anonymous, QC (2017 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Suspension makes noise when backing out of driveway onto street generally when going over any kind of bump and turning the steering wheel at the same time. Our previous Corolla (2007) did not make this noise."

Margaret C., WY (2017 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"Returned to dealer several times about the rattles. Never solved the problem. They even removed the license plate frame. I thought it was a silly solution. I intend to return before the warranty is over."

Bernard B., QC (2017 Toyota Corolla XSE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"rattles in the mirror or dash area"

Wendell C., SK (2017 Toyota Corolla 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"The front end of the car would emit a squeak when the car went over most speed humps/bumps and slightly deeper than average potholes. This problem was encountered within the first week of driving the vehicle. Two separate dealer mechanism failed to reproduce the problem but it remains after three years of ownership."

Anonymous, (2017 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"I had the car back to the dealer several times when it was new. They tried but couldn't solve the rattle problem. I just learned to live with it."

Anonymous, QC (2017 Toyota Corolla XSE 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

"car built to low to ground hits every raised object"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Loose interior trim or moldings

"dash board separated inside filter keeps coming off"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"front seperates when used to get out"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Toyota issued a recall on the particular color (White) it may peel. Has not occurred yet. Waiting for resolution"

Anonymous, TX (2017 Toyota Corolla SE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Rust

"a small area (4x2 inch) in the front passenger side floor at the point where door closes is rusted already. Dealer said they do not do body work and I would have to fix myself."

Anonymous, MA (2017 Toyota Corolla LE 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

Display screen freezes up

"Out of the blue my display screen froze. The dealer had to replace it, works fine now."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Toyota Corolla XSE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"you have to connect though a mobile telephone which require take eyes off of road or stopping and it use your mintues. also you have to download apps. my camera is mush better without connect"

Anonymous, PA (2017 Toyota Corolla XSE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Voice control commands

"navigation and phone call numbers"

Anonymous, PA (2017 Toyota Corolla XSE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"blue tooth phone system is crap"

Will M., FL (2017 Toyota Corolla XLE 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

Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"Daytime running lights continue to not work. Have had it in several times to the dealer but not satisfied with the results."

Anonymous, NH (2017 Toyota Corolla SE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Headlights

"The driver's view is limited to the approximately 70% of the lower portion of the entire visual field. It's as if a curtain or blind were blocking the upper portion. This is a particular problem when using the low-beam headlights. It is annoying when driving a level road, but truly a danger on roads with significant dips in them---while the car is descending, the driver cannot see the upcoming, ascending part of the road. I have had the dealership raise the angle of the headlight beam, which helps, but is still not adequate to solve the problem. When I buy my next new car, I will test-drive it at night, on roads with dips!"

Barbara G., CA (2017 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Wiper motor or washer

"wiper motor makes a nagging sound when in use, dealer said nothing they can do"

Anonymous, (2017 Toyota Corolla XLE 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

"My brand new Corolla had to be taken to dealership 3 times for them to correct the fact that is veered to the right at speeds in excess of 40 MPH.First time they did alignment, second time they replaced a front tire. Even so, it did not correct the problem. I returned it for a 3rd time and they adjusted alignment again. Very disappointed because I expected Toyota to be a trouble free car when brand new"

Anonymous, IN (2017 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Shocks or struts

"had a strut loose its charge and made a clunk sound when hitting a bump"

Anonymous, MO (2017 Toyota Corolla SE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Steering wheel vibration

"The steering wheel makes a noise every time you turn it. The dealer says nothing is wrong. I have owned may cars in my life and this is the only car I have ever owned, or been in, that makes a noise when you turn the steering wheel."

John S., DE (2017 Toyota Corolla XSE 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

Rough shifting

"When on cruise control in hills engine will rev very high going down hill. This is very annoying and can't be good for the fuel or economy or engine wear. There have has been a recall on the transmission. I am concerned about long term reliability."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Toyota Corolla SE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Transmission computer

"This was a factory recall, I got it fixed, works fine now."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Toyota Corolla XSE 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)

"At 350 miles Evap pressure valve stuck off allowing raw fuel in canister. Toyota replaced charcoal canister and tank flange assembly with built in OBVR valve. No problem since"

Anonymous, FL (2017 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Rodents chewed the fuel tank overflow hose. Toyota dealer told us it was a common problem for many Toyota cars because the coating on the fuel line attracted rodents(made from plant based material). The car was still under warranty,I paid $1,400 to replace the fuel tank (one assembly)."

Anonymous, NC (2017 Toyota Corolla LE 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

Normal routine brake wear

"I had faster than usual wear and tear of the brake pads with squeaking"

Anonymous, KY (2017 Toyota Corolla LE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Premature brake wear

"I had this checked by the dealer and they say no problem but in truth i am hearing the sign of need to replace them. I was waiting for winter to end to truly ask my ex husband about the brakes and have him check them because it definitely sounds like at minimum the pads need to be changed."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Toyota Corolla SE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Exhaust

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

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

"Operates intermittenly"

Anonymous, MD (2017 Toyota Corolla XLE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

"recall"

Anonymous, ON (2017 Toyota Corolla SE 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

Automatic climate control

"Slow to heat or to provide cold air"

Kim S., AZ (2017 Toyota Corolla XLE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)
Blower (fan) motor

"fan does not blow from any vent"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Toyota Corolla SE 1.8-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Cooling

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

Engine Major

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

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

Drive System

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

Engine Minor

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

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.

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Recalls
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AIR BAGS
Jan 17, 2020
In the event of a crash, air bags and/or seat belt pretensioners that do not deploy as intended may increase the risk of injury.
Summary:
Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (Toyota) is recalling certain 2011-2019 Corolla, 2011-2013 Matrix, 2012-2018 Avalon, and 2013-2018 Avalon Hybrid vehicles. During certain crashes, the air bag electronic control unit (ECU) may malfunction, possibly disabling the deployment of the air bags and/or seat belt pretensioners.
What should you do:
Toyota will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the ECU and install a noise filter between the air bag control module and its wire harness, as necessary, free of charge. Owners were notified of the safety risk beginning March 2, 2020. A second letter notifying owners of the remedy repair will be mailed between March 16, 2020 and June 27, 2020. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371. Toyota's numbers for this recall are 20TB03, 20TA03 and 20TA05.
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: 20V024000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 2891976
EQUIPMENT
Jun 28, 2019
An incorrect label may lead to unintentionally overloading the vehicle, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC (SET) is recalling certain 2017-2019 Toyota Camry, Corolla, Rav4, Sienna, and Yaris iA vehicles equipped with factory-installed floor mats. The load carrying capacity modification label may be incorrect. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 110, "Tire Selection and Rims."
What should you do:
SET will notify owners and provide a corrected label for placement over the inaccurate label, free of charge. The recall began August 23, 2019. Owners may contact Toyota customer service at 1-888-270-9371. SET's number for this recall is SET19A.
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: 19V503000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 1325
TIRES
May 02, 2017
A spare tire that is not inflated to the proper value may not perform as intended, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Gulf States Toyota, Inc. (Gulf States) is recalling certain 2017 4Runner , 86, Avalon, Camry, Camry Hybrid, Corolla, Corolla iM, Highlander, Highlander Hybrid, Prius, Prius C, RAV4, RAV4 Hybrid, Sienna and Yaris vehicles. The spare tire air pressure was not adjusted to the proper pressure as stated on the Tire Pressure Label.
What should you do:
Gulf States will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the spare tires, adjusting their pressure as necessary, free of charge. The recall began June 15, 2017. Owners may contact Gulf States customer service at 1-800-444-1074. Toyota's number for this recall is 17R2.
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: 17V295000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 409
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