Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.

CarComplaints.com Notes: There must have been something in the water at the plant where they built the eighth generation Corollas, especially the 1998 and 1999 model years.

Outside of a few engine related issues for the 1999, these are about as dependable a car as you’ll find. And remember most of these cars have 200k miles on them by now. But good luck finding one; owners say they want a new car, but can’t justify trading in their Corolla because the darn thing just keeps rolling.

8.5

pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
102,750 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
  2. engine replacement (1 reports)
1999 Toyota Corolla engine problems

engine problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 1999 Toyota Corolla:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

1999 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 012015

Corolla VE

  • Automatic transmission
  • 135,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I bought this Toyota Corolla 1999 new as called very reliable car. I started noticing oil burning problems. It may cost around $1500 to $2000 to fix this issue. When checked online lot's of people of same issue with Toyota Corolla from 1998 and 2000.

It is consuming close to 1qt of oil for 500 miles.

I lost trust on Toyota and not recommend to buy them.

Toyota should address this issue and fix this issue with huge discount.

- , Hillsborough, nj, USA

problem #3

Jun 012012

Corolla LE 1.8L

  • Manual transmission
  • 150,000 miles

I bought this corolla at 150,000 miles from a dealership on Albany, NY. I bought it at a good price of 4000. They said it had no problems. After about 2 weeks, my oil light came on and i checked my oil to find it was low. Immediately i went and put oil in it. Every two weeks it got low so i knew it was burning oil. I spend 20$ a month on a 5 qt jug. $20x12= $240 a month. Overall I'm at 170,000 miles and mechanic told me i need a new engine...toyota wtf!!! I have 4 cars from toyota, my family is toyota heads. I called toyota to see if they can help me out and i basically got shut down because my warranty is not in effect. Well if you make cars that can last long then you should have nothing to worry about. My corolla runs but not unless i put money in it every DAMN MONTH,

- , Latham, NY, USA

problem #2

Jan 012003

Corolla 1.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles

Pretty much has been a great little car. Just have to be on the alert every 1000 miles to add oil.

- , Pleasant Valley, NY, USA

problem #1

Jul 232006

Corolla VE 1.8L

  • Manual transmission
  • 86,000 miles

The car was described the same way people describe a wonderful city; i.e. good schools and lovely people. I got Detroit.

It has drunk oil since I got it at 86,000 miles. Its not at 150,000 and getting worse. Additionally, Ive been through a starter and brakes, understandable repairs. The harmonic balancer failed, too. Its expensive and time consuming to keep adding oil to this thing. Add up 3.00 a week since 2006. $864.00 farted out the back.

The worst part is when people find out you drive a corolla and they start raving about what a great car you have. "No," you reply. And then they act like you dropped your pork burrito in the Golden Mosque.

- , H, VA, USA

Not what you are looking for?