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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
19,764 miles

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2001 Toyota Corolla transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Toyota Corolla Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 222008

Corolla 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Toyota Corolla. While driving between 25-40 mph, the vehicle made a clunking sound. A mechanic discovered that the vehicle was wobbling and shaking on the passenger side, and that the differential was worn and defective. The cost for the repair was $1,700. The current mileage was 45,300 and failure mileage was 45,000. Updated 07/29/08.

- St. Louis, MO, USA

problem #4

Sep 272007

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 53,821 miles
On 8-20-07 I brought the Corolla to Toyota to have the oil changed and to check a hissing sound and the brake light that was going on and off. The courtesy inspection showed that the brakes, the drive belt tensioner, timing chain and the automatic transmission throttle cable had to be replaced. I had all of the work done. On 9-27-07 I brought the car back to Toyota because the car slightly hesitated when I backed up on a hill. I was informed that the automatic transmission needed to be replaced due to a problem with the reverse gear. I was told that the car was not safe to drive home and that the transmission could go with fluids leaking everywhere. The car only had 53,821 miles on it. I was told that Toyota would not cover the transmission since the car was 6 years old. I had the car repaired with a used Toyota transmission because I could not afford the price of a new transmission.

- Roslindale, MA, USA

problem #3

Dec 132004

Corolla 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Gears tend to pop from drive to neutral, causing the vehicle to jump forward, almost hitting the vehicle in front. Consumer will take the vehicle to dealer for check up.

- Arlington, TX, USA

problem #2

Dec 212001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While traveling on highway at 35 mph vehicle stalls. Able to restart engine, but vehicle will not move. Vehicle was towed to dealer. Feel free to provide any further information concerning this matter.

- Petoskey, MI, USA

problem #1

Jun 012001


  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer was traveling about 65mph on highway and front left tire blewout. She heard a noise, and was able to pull over to the shoulders. Goodyear, integrity, P175/65R14, dot M68jc9032200. Dealership mechanic told consumer that all four tires needed to be replaced. Also, to replace rims. Transmission failed and replaced.

- Sunrise, FL, USA

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