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really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
87,927 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. new engine (3 reports)
2001 Toyota Corolla engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #3

Oct 012014

Corolla LX 1.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles


I own several Toyota's (3), on the Corolla we had the oil changed every 3K. This engine was defective in a 600 mi trip, it consumed all the oil and blew.

This car only had 30000 miles,

I heard this is a known issue.

Toyota should step up and reimburse payment,

I had a Jasper rebuild put in it,

Quality first means standing up and fixing defects.

- , Bartlett, IL, USA

problem #2

Jun 062012


  • Automatic transmission
  • 113,000 miles

Toyota has such good rating so we bought it almost new but consistent electrical problems and engine quit, we had to put new engine under 120000miles, did regular oil changes and maintenance, it didn't matter.

- , Federal Way, WA, USA

problem #1

Mar 202012

Corolla Sport 1.8L

  • Manual transmission
  • 120,781 miles

I noticed ocassionaly engine would start tapping and I would put oil in even though the light never came on.This time I was on freeway looking for place to buy oil when sound got much worse and engine died.Towed to shop,engine is no good.I thought this car would last until I was to old to drive,being a toyota.I am 69,still working and driving and cannot afford another car.

- , Sacramento, CA, USA

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